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Steelers bring back Dobbs, cut Hodges

PITTSBURGH — Quarterback Josh Dobbs and safety Sean Davis have reunited with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team claimed both players off waivers on Sunday, a day after they failed to make the 53-man rosters elsewhere. Dobbs was cut by Jacksonville — which traded for Dobbs last September ...

Pirates rally in ninth for victory

Erik Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, on Sunday. Josh Bell and Ke’Bryan Hayes began the winning rally with singles off Raisel Iglesias (2-3). Bell then scored the tying run on Cole Tucker’s ...

Pirates earn DH split after getting to Bauer

On deck Saturday: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 Pitchers: Reds RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-2, 7.71) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-5, 5.50) TV: AT&T SportsNet Sunday: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m. By Will Graves The Associated ...

Steelers need to pick RT

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The race between Chukwuma Okorafor and Zach Banner to be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting right tackle appears to be a dead heat with just over a week to go before the season opener against the New York Giants. Head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Friday ...

Pouncey still miffed over NFL deal

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Maurkice Pouncey didn’t love the collective bargaining agreement the NFL Players Association reached with team owners just as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the league and the world to a standstill. Not even a little. Six months later, he’s still ...

Busy week for Bucs’ Reynolds

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills ...

Bucs want Clemente to have No. 42-like status

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Roberto Clemente’s legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy — both on and off the field — is acknowledged regularly ...

Penguins bring back one-time assistant

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Todd Reirden is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team hired Reirden as an assistant coach under Mike Sullivan on Wednesday, just over a week after Reirden was fired as head coach of the Washington Capitals following a playoff loss to the New York ...

Hendricks tough on Pirates bats in win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The ...

Pirates prized prospect gets called up

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ke’Bryan Hayes remembers his father’s instructions as a child, the ones that helped pave the way for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to follow in his dad Charlie’s footsteps. The elder Hayes, who carved out a 14-year career in the ...

Pens star has wrist surgery

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday. It did not specify which wrist was injured. General manager Jim Rutherford says ...

Dupree ready for followup

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Bud Dupree didn’t get offended last summer when the Pittsburgh Steelers declined to negotiate a contract extension. It was fine, the outside linebacker said repeatedly, pointing out it simply gave him a chance to bet on himself. A year later, after the ...

Late-inning single sends Bucs to defeat

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and ...

Padres acting like a team that wants to win

The Associated Press CHICAGO — San Diego acted boldly once again. Miami actually strengthened its roster. Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, Archie Bradley and Todd Frazier were on the move. Lance Lynn and Dylan Bundy stayed put. Baseball’s pandemic-delayed trade deadline was quite a ...

Bell, Polanco power Pirates past Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has joked for years during batting practice at Miller Park about hitting the promotional vehicle parked well above the wall in right-center field. Bell finally did it Sunday. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Pirates ahead for ...

Pitching helps Bucs to sweep

By Warren Mayes The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier singled in runs, rookie Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Thursday night for a doubleheader sweep. Cole Tucker drove in the go-ahead ...

Pain-free Big Ben set to go

No fans yet The Pittsburgh Steelers organization announced Thursday they will not allow fans into Heinz Field for at least their first two home games on Sept. 20, against Denver, and on Sept. 27, against Houston. By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The chronic ache in his ...

Pirates limp out of Chicago

By Matt Carlson The Associated Press CHICAGO — Jose Abreu homered again, Dallas Keuchel followed Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter with six dominant innings, and the surging Chicago White Sox pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Wednesday for their ninth win in 10 games. Abreu’s 12th home ...

Linebacker Watt ready for his spotlight

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — T.J. Watt reads the stories from his rookie year in 2017 and can’t help but laugh a little. Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker is more reserved than older brother J.J. — the high-profile defensive end for the Houston ...

As deadline looms, uncertainty abound

By Steve Megargee The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The unusual circumstances surrounding the abbreviated baseball season are creating plenty of questions for teams looking to upgrade their rosters before Monday’s trade deadline. The expanded playoff format reduces the number of teams ...