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Pens open with loss to Columbus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jean-Francois Berube and Jet Greaves made 20 and eight saves respectively to help lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-0 shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Yegor Chinakhov opened the scoring 16:28 into the game and Adam Boqvist’s first of the ...

Reds not yet set to give up hopes

CINCINNATI — Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card. Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected as Cincinnati (82-75) ...

US has to win in Europe to turn tide in Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Europe had players who weren’t even born the last time it was beaten this badly in the Ryder Cup by what was clearly a superior American team on Midwestern soil. This wasn’t Sunday at Whistling Straits. This was five years ago at Hazeltine, where the 17-11 outcome ...

Bungling Steelers: Sacks, turnovers, penalties, injuries help Bengals

PITTSBURGH — It’s not enough to talk about changing the culture, something Zac Taylor started doing the moment he took over as Cincinnati Bengals head coach more than two years ago. At some point, the platitudes need to turn into something far more tangible. Something like Sunday’s ...

Pittsburgh now looking up in AFC North Division

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger chose to come back for his 18th season, believing the Pittsburgh Steelers still had the ability to contend for a Super Bowl even without so many of the faces that protected him so capably for so long. The 39-year-old insists he doesn’t have buyer’s ...