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Two big rallies lift Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman isn’t afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count ...

Rookie raking for Bucs: Reynolds enjoying great start

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the aim of Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Bryan Reynolds to set the Major League Baseball world on fire when he was summoned by the Bucs as an injury replacement in mid-April. But he has done it, anyway. Entering the Pirates’ game with the San Diego ...

Sonoma provides unique experience

SONOMA, Calif. — The Cup Series drivers had a rare break from their grinding schedule last week, and they’re returning to competition at a NASCAR stop that sometimes feels like a vacation. Most drivers have spent the week enjoying wine tasting sessions and extravagant meals at the ...

Herta takes Road America pole at 19

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. At 19 years, 83 days, Herta broke the mark of 20 years, 90 days set by Graham Rahal in 2009 at ...

First-place Cubs lose to Mets again

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the New York Mets routed the Chicago Cubs 10-2 on Saturday. Alonso broke a tie with Los Angeles’ Cody Bellinger (2017). He’s still seven short of Mark ...

Pirates pitchers deliver

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove endured a long eight days. He got tossed in the first inning of his start on June 10 and lasted just four innings three days later. Since then, he sat. His patience paid off Friday night. Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ...

Pens pick offense from Quebec juniors

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —- The Pittsburgh Penguins added some offensive firepower when the team drafted left winger Sam Poulin with the 21st overall pick of the 2019 NHL draft Friday night. Poulin was selected from the Sherbrook Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in ...

Reynolds part of Pirates’ big comeback

By Wes Crosby The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was ...

Pirates sloppy in loss

PITTSBURGH — Christin Stewart sped his thinking up and slowed down his feet, helping the Detroit Tigers end a four-game losing streak in the process. Stewart was on first with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game on Tuesday night when Brandon Dixon hit a sharp ...

Four shot during Raptors title parade

TORONTO — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested ...

McCown done after 16 seasons

NEW YORK — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players’ Tribune posted Monday ...

Bell, Bucs rally past Marlins

MIAMI — Josh Bell padded his NL-leading RBI total and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to a series-clinching victory. Bell’s go-ahead double in the seventh lifted the Pirates over the Miami Marlins, 5-4, on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson’s pinch-hit RBI ...

Miscues haunt Pirates

MIAMI — For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins’ answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way. Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Sports at a glance

Pens’ Maatta part of trade CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the ...

Pirates drop 7th in a row

The Associated Press ATLANTA — One year after he was left off Atlanta’s postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran’s roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in ...

Bell’s heroics aren’t enough for Pittsburgh

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Austin Riley Riley tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on an Oscar Albies’ double off reliever Michael Feliz in the 11th, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for their sixth ...

Backup QB job wide open behind Ben

PITTSBURGH — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

Pittsburgh’s Archer still off the mark

On deck Wednesday night: The Pirates and the Braves were tied at 7-7 in the ninth inning at press time. Today: Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Bucs RHP Joe Musgrove (4-6) vs. Braves RHP Julio Teheran (4-4) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ATLANTA ...

No. 1 draft pick chooses Pirates over TCU

On deck Tuesday night: The Pirates trailed the Braves, 7-5, in the 9th when the game was hit with a rain delay at press time. Tonight: Pittsburgh at Atlanta 7:20 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Mitch Keller (0-1) at Braves RHP Mike Soroka (7-1) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will ...

Sarrett embacing promotion to line coach

PITTSBURGH — Shaun Sarrett wants to set something straight about the origin of his “Sweet Feet” nickname. It has nothing to do with boxing, Golden Gloves or otherwise. No matter what the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line seem to think. If Sarrett is being honest, the ...