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Steelers try to focus on just football

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers thought they had a plan for how to properly and respectfully make a public statement regarding social justice during their season opener against the New York Giants. Someone called an audible. Multiple someones, actually, leaving ...

Brault too much for Cardinalls

On deck Today: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, DH,, 4 p.m.; 7:35 p.m. Pitchers: Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-7), Gm. 1; Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2), Gm. 2 TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first ...

Bucs drop 8th straight in finale at Cincinnati

On deck Tonight: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates LHP Steven Brault (0-3) vs. Cards RHP Dakota Hudson (3-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the ...

Villanueva’s choice surprising to Roethlisberger

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn’t quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds ...

Sports at a glance

Steelers put Banner on IR PITTSBURGH — Zach Banner’s season is over. The Steelers placed the right tackle on injured reserve Wednesday, two days after he tore the ACL in his right knee in a win over the New York Giants. Banner edged Chukwuma Okorafor during an extended training camp ...

Roethlisberger quiets doubters in winning opener

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Time to stop talking about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. At least for now. Whatever lingering doubts Roethlisberger or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have had over the state of their franchise quarterback’s ...

Cincy using Pirates for playoff push

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) ...

Defense, Big Ben help Steelers win opener

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There was one overriding reason Ben Roethlisberger worked so hard to return from a major elbow injury. His team. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores and the ...

Pirates’ woes continue in twinbill defeat at Cincy

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep. Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suarez with a two-out shot to center off Nik ...

Path for NFL officials different, too

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the past six-plus months, the Pittsbugh Steelers and New York Giants have been working virtually and eventually on the field to get ready for a season opener that came about despite the pain, tragedy and uneasiness caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been ...

Pirates’ woes continue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0, on Sunday. Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. “I just ...

It’s Ben awhile: Roethlisberger back, set for opener vs. Giants

Steelers at Giants When: 7:15 p.m. Monday Where: MetLife Stadium TV: ESPN By Tom Canavan The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are playing guessing games to some extent heading into their season opener at MetLife Stadium on Monday ...

Pirates’ rally falls short

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kris Bubic worked hard through five innings to earn his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Bubic (1-5), the second of four pitchers from the first round of the 2018 draft to ...

Steelers’ Banner gets the nod at RT

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Zach Banner looks back at the early stages of his NFL career and doesn’t like what he sees: an overweight, poorly disciplined kid letting the opportunity of a lifetime slip through his fingers. A fourth-round pick by Indianapolis in 2017, Banner was cut ...

Clemente legacy in the air at PNC Park

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — James McCann went deep twice for the first multi-homer game of his seven-year career as the White Sox drilled Pittsburgh 8-1 Wednesday on a night the Pirates honored Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente. Each member of the Pirates and other Puerto ...

Shazier retires from NFL

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier wants to make something clear. His comeback from a spinal injury suffered nearly three years ago remains very much on course. The end, however, won’t include the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker triumphantly running out onto the Heinz Field turf wearing his No. 50 ...

Cherington walks a fine line as GM

As the general manager of the Boston Red Sox from 2011 to 2015, Ben Cherington had one of the largest payrolls in Major League Baseball at his disposal, and enjoyed a great deal of latitude if he made a mistake in a player transaction. Now in his first season as the general manager of the ...

Pirates come back against first-place Sox

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pinch-runner Jason Martin scored the winning run on catcher Yasmani Grandal’s error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. With the score tied at 4-4, the ...

DT Heyward signs contract for five years

PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward knew his father, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, bounced around the NFL during a decade-plus career as a running back that saw him suit up for five different teams. As much as Heyward admires his dad, he wasn’t eager to follow him down that particular path. Now, ...

Givens makes 49ers; Mencer still in limbo

Two Altoona Area High School products have kept their dreams alive for making an NFL team this season. NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 80 to 53 on Saturday. Defensive tackle Kevin Givens earned a spot on the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster after spending most of last season on ...