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Pirates

Bucs sign new prospects

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates signed two of the top 12 rated prospects for the 2021-2022 international signing period on Tuesday according to MLB Pipline. Tony Blanco Jr., who is rated as the No. 11 prospect among international free agents by MLB Pipeline, is a 6-foot-6 outfielder from ...

MLB talks resume after 42-day gap

The Assocated Press NEW YORK — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major League Baseball imposed the ...

Sports at a glance

Pirates hire hitting coach PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired former Milwaukee assistant Andy Haines as hitting coach. Haines replaces Rick Eckstein, who was fired in August. Haines spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach in Milwaukee before being let go in ...

Steelers at Vikings

Records: Pittsburgh (6-5-1); Minnesota (5-7) Kickoff: Tonight, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon Betting line: Vikings by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook Against the spread: Pittsburgh 5-7; Minnesota 6-6 Series record: Tied 9-9 Last meeting: Steelers beat Vikings 26-9 on Sept. 17, ...

Divergent views by owners, union points to lengthy lockout

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Hours into Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side’s negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout. In separate news ...

Stallings’ replacement signs with Pirates for one year

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t waste time finding a replacement for Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the Pirates have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $5 million with ...