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Haskins seeking fresh start with Steelers

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Dwayne Haskins wants to put a very forgettable run with Washington in the past. The 24-year-old is looking for the chance to start fresh and to carve out a role in a crowded quarterback room that’s ...

Pirates are dealt 10th loss in a row

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Paolo Espino got his first major league win at age 34, Josh Bell hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Espino (1-2) allowed three hits in five ...

Steelers defense will lean on veterans

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton, two key pieces of a strong secondary, during the offseason. But the Steelers feel that the return of veteran leaders Joe Haden, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, and the ...

Early troubles lead to Pirates’ ninth straight loss

On deck Today: Pittsburgh at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Pitchers: Pirates RHP Chase De Jong (0-0) vs. Nationals TBA TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals got hot early and the Pittsburgh Pirates wound up ...

New Steelers OC happy to count on No. 7

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season. First-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of the two-time Super ...

Schwarber beats Pirates

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber homered again to snap a seventh-inning tie and drove in two runs for the Washington Nationals in their 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Jon Lester pitched 5• solid innings to help the Nationals win for the third ...