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Bucs continue their search for offense

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Anthony DeSclafani allowed one hit over five scoreless innings and Steven Duggar hit his first home run in nearly two years to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Thursday night. DeSclafani (3-1) struck out five and walked one ...

Steeler tickets are on sale

PITTSBURGH — A limited number of individual game tickets for Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 home games are on sale beginning at 10 a.m. today. Fans may buy up to 12 tickets per household, in any combination, for any of the nine regular-season games. There is no ticket limit for the team’s one ...

Steelers will open with Buffalo

Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 schedule SEPTEMBER 12—at Buffalo, 1 p.m. 19—LAS VEGAS, 1 p.m. 26—CINCINNATI, 1 p.m. OCTOBER 3—at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. 10—DENVER, 1 p.m. 17—SEATTLE, 8:20 p.m. 24—Bye 31—at Cleveland, 1 p.m. NOVEMBER 8—CHICAGO, 8:15 ...

Bullpen can’t save it this time for Pirates

By Alan Saunders The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez combined to drive in four runs in the 10th inning as Cincinnati’s bullpen threw 5 • hitless innings, and the Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday. Winker singled off reliever Duane Underwood ...

Chemistry part of Pens’ success

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Nearly three dozen players made their way through the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room during the regular season, a byproduct of an injury list that seemed to remain in a constant state of flux. Some, such as captain Sidney Crosby, have ...

Youngsters big part of Bucs’ win

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Troy Stokes Jr. drove in runs with each of his first two major league hits, JT Brubaker pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-2 on Tuesday night. Two days after making his debut, ...

Medina OK’d for Preakness

BALTIMORE — Medina Spirit is set to run in the Preakness on Saturday to go for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as long as the Kentucky Derby winner passes a series of additional drug tests. Maryland racing officials reached an agreement with trainer Bob Baffert on Tuesday to allow ...

Pirates’ pitching pummeled

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Naquin’s three-run ...

NASCAR starting to allow access a year after restart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line at Darlington Raceway a year ago and was struck by the stillness and silence of the empty grandstands. NASCAR was one of the first major sports to resume competition early in the pandemic, setting its own path in a strange new world ...

Flyers offering fans a shot at future tickets

On the ice The Pittsburgh Penguins are done with the regular season, finishing up in first in the East Division at 37-16-3. Once the playoffs start at the completion of the rest of the league season, the Pens will take on the New York Islanders (32-17-76) in the first round of the ...

Anderson solid; Bucs hold on

CHICAGO — Tyler Anderson pitched eight solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on in the ninth, beating the Cubs, 6-5, Sunday and ending Chicago’s five-game winning streak. Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs as the Pirates won for just the third time in their last 20 ...

Pens hold top East spot

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter scored and Maxime Lagace stopped 29 shots for his first career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres, 1-0, on Saturday. Lagace, making his first start in more than two years, got his seventh career win, and helped Pittsburgh clinch first place ...

Medina Spirit could lose Derby victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and ...

Truex Jr. dominates for 3rd win of season

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Martin Truex Jr. got nervous in a hurry near the end of his dominating drive at Darlington Raceway. Barely pushed much of the race, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver suddenly saw Kyle Larson catching up in the closing laps. Truex, though, called on his steady demeanor and ...

McIlroy ends long drought

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rory McIlroy finally won when he least expected it, and it was as sweet as he could have imagined. Only after he hung on for a one-shot victory in the Wells Fargo Championship, his first title in 18 months, did he reveal his neck locked up during his final practice session ...

Bucs GM’s goal: Challenge players

There have been a lot of major changes both in minor league baseball overall and within the Pirates’ system, so it’s natural to wonder how all of those changes will impact the Curve going forward. Pirates general manager Ben Cherington has been in town for a couple of days this week ...

Bucs’ offense in struggle mode

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Zach Davies allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, Rex Brothers got his first save in eight years and the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday, extending their winning streak to four. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI ...

Penguins set to give both goalies day off

On the ice Saturday: Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 3 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: WFBG-AM 1290 & 104.5-FM The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without their top two goaltenders for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Buffalo. Coach Mike ...

Carter becoming a force for Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — In the final days of a 16th season that came in the form of a 56-game sprint and included a cross-country trade, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter acknowledges his legs aren’t exactly in top form. Funny, they sure looked fresh ...

Steelers’ Layne reaches plea deal

The Associated Press WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne reached a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a traffic stop in Ohio last month where authorities said they found a loaded gun in his car. Layne, 23, was arrested on a fourth-degree felony ...