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PITTSBURGH | Steelers’ Antonio Brown needed time to ‘get my mind right’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown didn’t skip out on the vast majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities to make a statement. Or to disrespect the backup quarterbacks. Or to take a stand alongside running back Le’Veon Bell. The All-Pro insists he simply felt more comfortable working out back home in Miami, where he … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Steelers’ Antonio Brown needed time to ‘get my mind right’

ST. LOUIS | Cards’ Wacha has no-hitter through 8 innings vs Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals has not allowed a hit through eight innings against Pittsburgh. Wacha has struck out eight, walked two and thrown 107 pitches Sunday at Busch Stadium. He retired the first 13 hitters he faced before walking Francisco Cervelli. Josh Bell’s flyout to the warning track … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Cards’ Wacha has no-hitter through 8 innings vs Pirates

PITTSBURGH | MLB: Rizzo’s slide not dirty, it was illegal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo’s slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. So does Maddon’s superstar first baseman. Major League Baseball? Not so much. MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre informed both clubs on Tuesday that Rizzo should have … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | MLB: Rizzo’s slide not dirty, it was illegal

PITTSBURGH | ‘A little weird’ for McCutchen in return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in months, Andrew McCutchen woke up Friday morning in his own bed. He and his wife Maria took their infant son Steel to the doctor for some shots. For lunch, he stopped by his favorite pizza spot, and then he hopped in a car and drove to PNC … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | ‘A little weird’ for McCutchen in return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH | Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against ‘Dr. Drai’

PITTSBURGH— Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai. The rapper, whose real name is Andre Young, objected to the trademark application of a Pennsylvania gynecologist whose nickname is spelled differently but sounds the same. Dr. Draion M. Burch’s website advertises that he’s a sex expert, “obgyn and media personality.” Burch goes by … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against ‘Dr. Drai’

PITTSBURGH | Capitals exorcise ghosts to reach conference semifinals

PITTSBURGH — The Washington Capitals kept trying to downplay their own forgettable playoff history, the one pockmarked with disappointment and despair. Still, they couldn’t run from it. No one bore the weight more than Alex Ovechkin. All the goals in the world — and the star forward is at over 600 and counting now — … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Capitals exorcise ghosts to reach conference semifinals

PITTSBURGH | Caps drop Penguins in OT to advance to conference finals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. Kuznetsov took a lead pass from Alexander Ovechkin and tucked the puck by … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Caps drop Penguins in OT to advance to conference finals

PITTSBURGH | Penguins hold Ovie without shot, even series with Capitals

PITTSBURGH— Mike Sullivan knows his team is “wired” for offense, as tends to happen when you have Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and — increasingly — Jake Guentzel on your roster. Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins have proven during their two-year run atop the NHL they know what they’re doing at the other end of the ice, … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Penguins hold Ovie without shot, even series with Capitals