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Steelers get 5 prime-time games

From Mirror, wire reports When you have been as successful as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been over the years, people want to watch you on television, and the National Football League wants you to be on television. That is the case again in 2018. The NFL released its 2018 schedule for each ...

Bucs humbled in Philadelphia at outset of four-game series

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ...

Penguins, Predators look to lock up round 2 spots

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mario Lemieux had one question for Sidney Crosby after the Pittsburgh star slipped past his boss as the Penguins’ career playoff scoring leader during a Game 4 romp over Philadelphia. “He asked what took so long,” Crosby said with a ...

Pens need one more to finish Flyers

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, Friday, 7 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Pens lead 3-1 TV: AT&T SportsNet By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the ...

Reserves making most of their shot

On deck Tonight: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Pitching matchup: Jameson Taillon (2-0) vs. Phillies RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0) TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse ...

Musgrove tries to get it right

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH—As starter Joe Musgrove begins to plot he return from the disabled list, the righthander has a good idea of how he landed there. He believes he overdid things in the off-season trying to get ready for a new team and a return to the starting ...

Steelers draft capsule

The following is the first of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: QUARTERBACKS Currently on roster: Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs Last five drafts: Jones was a fourth-round choice in 2013 and has been a decent backup for Roethlisberger but hasn’t ...

Bucs bats go cold again

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold. “I just concentrated on executing pitches,” the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. Bettis pitched into the eighth inning and combined with three ...

Harrison loves family aspect

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — When Josh Harrison was hit by a pitch that broke his left hand, he got mad. He felt a little better when he saw Ivan Nova get even. After Harrison was injured, Nova aimed the first pitch of the next inning at J.B. Shuck and hit him in the ...

Flyers needs spark from Giroux against Penguins

PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs. The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Only six years ago, Giroux ...

Story’s homer big blow for Rockies in beating Bucs

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Trevor Story showed signs of snapping out of his early season funk over the weekend, even as the Colorado Rockies shortstop whiffed over and over against the Washington Nationals. The proof arrived Monday night at frigid PNC Park after he ...

Broken hand will cost Harrison six weeks

On deck Tonight: Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Rockies RHP Chad Bettis (2-0) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (3-0) TV: AT&T SportsNet By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are facing six weeks without leadoff hitter and second ...

Harrison calling it a career … again

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early ...

Right back at you

PHILADELPHIA — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared “Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!” Here’s the thing Philly fans haven’t yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn’t — and especially not against ...

Marte lifts Bucs to win

MIAMI — When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting. If the Pirates sought retribution for an inside fastball that sidelined Josh Harrison, Marte provided it by going 5 for 5, including a ninth-inning homer to cap a ...

Lafferty honing his skills in minors

By Tom Venesky Special to the Mirror WILKES-BARRE — Jarrod Skalde noticed something about Sam Lafferty ever since he joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in early March. On the ice, the Hollidaysburg native displayed the speed and offensive prowess that allowed him to lead Brown ...

Pens, Caps sticking with hot goalies

On the ice Today: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers, 3 p.m. TV: NBC Best-of-7 series: Tied at 1-1 The Associated Press By sticking with Philipp Grubauer in net for Game 2, the Washington Capitals are taking a page from the Philadelphia Flyers’ most recent goaltending ...

Maddon fires back at Hurdle

CHICAGO — Cubs manager Joe Maddon fired back at Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle for criticizing Chicago star Javier Baez’s bat flip on a popup. Maddon was “surprised” and didn’t “really understand” why Hurdle criticized Baez. He also said he believes “in not ...

Heads-up play sparks Bucs

On deck Today: Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (1-1) vs. Marlins RHP Jose Urena (0-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press MIAMI — Corey Dickerson has been one of the hottest hitters in the National League. So when ...

Shuck shines; Bucs falter

MIAMI — JB Shuck couldn’t help but smile when he got to first base with his career-high fourth hit of the game. Playing in the big leagues for the first time since 2016, Shuck tied a Marlins franchise record for hits in a debut, sparking Miami to a 7-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...