Professional Sports

Hall of Fame going Greene

The showman in Kevin Greene sometimes overshadowed the football player. Not that the outside linebacker who spent 15 seasons posing over fallen quarterbacks seemed to care.There was the preening after most of his 160 career sacks, third most in NFL history. The side gig in professional ...

Steelers’ Golson injured again

LATROBE - Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson suffered a Lisfranc injury and could need surgery.Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Golson's mid-foot injury following Wednesday's training camp practice at St. Vincent College. He did not say how long Golson would be sidelined.Golson ...

Kang, Cole contribute in Bucs’ road victory

By George HenryThe Associated PressATLANTA - Jung Ho Kang doubled in the tiebreaking run in a four-run sixth inning to lead Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.Matt Kemp went 0 for 4 and ended the game with a strikeout in his Atlanta debut.Cole ...

Buescher emerges from fog at Pocono

LONG POND - Chris Buescher sat in his Ford, hoping that the fog would stick over Pocono and the cloud over the rookie's middling season would start to lift.Buescher idled in his car, then stood with his arms folded on pit road."I tried not to get my hopes up," he said.Buescher emerged from the ...

Bucs reshuffle pitching

The Associated PressPITTSBURGH - In the mix of a heated playoff race, the Toronto Blue Jays added depth in search of a second straight postseason appearance. On the fringe of the wild card in the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates did their best to clear the books for 2017.Toronto acquired ...

Brewers sweep Bucs

By Andrew GrumanThe Associated PressMILWAUKEE - Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates just keep struggling at Miller Park.Liriano allowed four runs in five innings and the Pirates got just five hits in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers on Sunday for their ninth straight defeat in ...

Brown wants deal but won’t hold out

By Dan ScifoThe Associated PressLATROBE - Antonio Brown made it clear that he wants a new contract, but never considered holding out despite greatly outperforming his current deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The wide receiver spoke about his contract status for the first time on Sunday ...

Chiefs lock up tackle Fisher

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Eric Fisher could be protecting the blind side for Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks for the next six years.The Chiefs announced they had signed the left tackle to a contract extension Saturday, the first day veterans such as Fisher joined rookies on the practice field at ...

Bucs’ offense struggles again

The Associated PressMILWAUKEE - Hernan Perez drove in three runs with a two-run homer and an RBI single, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pirates, 5-3, Saturday night after Pittsburgh dealt closer Mark Melancon to Washington.Shifted to third in the batting order because Ryan Braun was ...

Absence of Bryant big letdown for Big Ben

By Will GravesThe Associated PressLATROBE - Ben Roethlisberger will spend the next six weeks getting a feel for potentially the most explosive offense in the NFL. Still, the Pittsburgh quarterback's mind couldn't help but wander a bit as he took the field Friday for his 13th training camp.It's ...

Miller’s absence felt in training camp

LATROBE - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called retired tight end Heath Miller the best teammate he ever had.Roethlisberger doesn't expect anyone in the current group to imitate the most-decorated tight end in franchise history."I think the key is that they don't need to try and be ...

Bucs get 2 youngsters for closer

The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO - Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington tried to tell Mark Melancon he had been traded. And tried. And tried."I felt bad because I missed his call three times because my phone was on silent, so I woke up to that," the reliever said Saturday after he ...

Vikings give Zimmer contract extension

MANKATO, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings trickled into the residence hall for their two-week training camp stay, toting the usual duffel bags, electronic gadgets and mattress pads.Coach Mike Zimmer came with a contract extension.The Vikings announced they've added to Zimmer's deal, rewarding ...

Steelers place 3 on PUP list

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers added three players to the team's PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List to start training camp, it was announced on Monday.The list includes tight end Ladarius Green, wide receiver Shakim Phillips and defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler.Players on the PUP ...

Walker opens with 5-under 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.Walker was the only one to miss the ...

Strike zone bugs Cutch

By John MehnoFor the MirrorPITTSBURGH - Andrew McCutchen, mired in the worst long-term slump of his major league career, suggested on Wednesday that a revamped strike zone is at the root of his problems.McCutchen entered Wednesday's homestand finale against Seattle with a .241 average and .717 ...

Cole goes distance for Bucs

PITTSBURGH - Gerrit Cole never obsessed about pitching a complete game, but was happy to get his first one.Cole pitched a three-hitter and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Liriano struggles in defeat

PITTSBURGH - Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it's a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch.Times like Tuesday, when the struggling left-hander couldn't find a rhythm or the strike zone. The result for the ...

Money helps turn Cubs into bully

PITTSBURGH - It's ironic that the Chicago Cubs acquired shutdown closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees.The Cubs are becoming the Yankees.They're a well-financed bully, and that's bad news for the Pirates, who share the National League Central with them.MLB has always had its big ...

Phone in Indy keeps ringing

By John MehnoFor the MirrorPITTSBURGH - It looks like the Pirates will be dipping into the minor league system again for a starting pitcher.They have an opening on Friday, and it would appear that Steven Brault and Chad Kuhl are among the candidates to start in Milwaukee."We're just thinking," ...