Blue Jays pin loss on Pirates
Colby Rasmus drove in two runs, Dioner Navarro hit an RBI double and the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday.
Pedro Alvarez doubled twice and scored both runs for Pittsburgh.
Penguins ready for chilly night in Chicago
No introductions needed.
Not for the conditions, not even for two of the NHL’s best teams facing off for the first time in two-plus years.
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins take on Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Soldier Field in the finale of the successful NHL Stadium Series.
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Pirates hammer Yankees for second straight day
Derek Jeter got a partial standing ovation Thursday before going hitless in two at-bats in the first spring training game of his final season, a New York Yankees’ 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, hit a double-play grounder to second off Pittsburgh right-hander Charlie Morton in the first and grounded out to third during the fourth against left-hander Jeff Locke.
Pirates trip Yankees in spring opener
Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ellsbury, who left World Series champion Boston for a $153 million, seven-year contract with New York, walked twice and had an infield single in the exhibition opener. He was on base in the second inning when Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez.
Will instant replay settle baseball's furies?
Baseball is slow to move away from tradition, and its long-awaited instant replay could eliminate some of the game's most exciting spectacles - on-field showdowns between managers and umpires.
Jones the latest grad from PSU school of linemen
Former Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones soon will become the latest Larry Johnson-tutored lineman to reach the NFL.
Courtney Brown, Michael Haynes, Jimmy Kennedy, Tamba Hali Aaron Maybin and Jared Odrick all were first-team All-Americans and first-round draft picks since 2000.
Pirates' Sanchez may be on first by default
The longer the Pittsburgh Pirates go without finding a new first baseman, the closer Gaby Sanchez gets to claiming the job.
Sanchez, though, does not want to get the spot by default. He’d prefer to earn it.
Penguins coach back after Olympic disappointment
Coach Dan Bylsma knows that the disappointing finish of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team in Sochi will linger.
But now he has shifted his focus back to the Pittsburgh Penguins and looks to get his first-place team to make a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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