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Polamalu positive for COVID-19

CANTON, Ohio — Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said on social media Friday that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, a week before he’s due to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Polamalu told the hall of his diagnosis. He said they are working with health ...

Veteran Turner hopes to fill spot

PITTSBURGH — Newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Turner just wants to fit in on a revamped line. The Steelers signed the eight-year veteran to a one-year contract after minicamp last month. The team had a significant hole along the offensive line following the surprise ...

Crowe, bullpen shut down Phillies

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Wil Crowe and two relief pitchers combined on a one-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Crowe (3-5) pitched six innings and allowed the ...

Brady: Knee feels fine

TAMPA, Fla. — A “long, arduous offseason’’ behind him, Tom Brady says his surgically repaired knee feels good and he’s happy to be back to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The seven-time Super Bowl champion revealed recently that he played all of last season with a torn medial ...

Milwaukee scores lots late in victory

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Manny Pina hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-0 on Thursday night. Pina hit his sixth home run of the season off reliever Chris Stratton to cap a five-run sixth inning for the ...

Sullivan naamed as head coach

The Associated Press Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been named U.S. men’s hockey coach for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Sullivan will be behind the bench if the NHL participates, which is still a question. There is not a deal currently in place to send NHL players to the ...