Bucs fall in extra innings

Professional Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night. Vidal Brujan took second as Tampa Bay’s automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1) before ...

Defending champs stave off elimination

National Sports

DENVER — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd hoping to ...

Top-pick Pickett signs rookie deal

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with quarterback Kenny Pickett on his rookie deal, the team announced on Thursday. The four-year deal comes with a fifth-year team option. Pickett was the only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2022 draft when he was selected at ...


Voice of the Fan

MLB did disservice to Pirates, Phils Why did Major League Baseball take the Pirates away from their home division many years ago (1994) and ship them to the National League Central? Some of the greatest games I witnessed in the 1960-70s took place within the Keystone State in both ...

Scoring an error on Kapler

Voice of the Fan

By Jim Caltagirone For the Mirror Gabe Kapler has been described as an analytics fanatic, and it’s hard to argue with his approach to managing. Last season, he directed the San Francisco Giants to 107 wins and the best record in baseball. In some quarters, however, the logic that is ...

Storm clouds on horizon for transgenders

Voice of the Fan

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won’t bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent ...