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Pirates cut ties with first baseman Davis, add several players to 40-man roster

The Pirates traded for Ike Davis in April, hoping they had found a long-term solution at first base. On Thursday, the team cut ties with ...

Pirates designate Ike Davis

Ike Davis #15 1BPittsburgh Pirates 2014 STATS GM143 HR11 RBI51 R43 OBP.344 AVG.233 NEW YORK -- Former Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 336 at-bats with Pittsburgh after the April 18 trade for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton as well as left-hander Blake Taylor, who subsequently arrived as the player to be named. Davis was a probable non-tender anyway by the Dec.

Penguins notebook: Fleury awaits word on when he’ll vie for 300th victory

• Would Penguins coach Mike Johnston really pass on a chance to get goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury win No. 300 and instead play him on the ...

Bucs reportedly add Florimon, Liz

The Pirates have not yet announced what is expected to be a flurry of roster moves to protect select prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Pitchers Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham and catcher Elias Diaz are expected to be added …

Cut by Steelers, LeGarrette Blount joins Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent ...
Beaver County Times 17 hours ago
Dupuis continues a trend of unusual, lengthy Penguins injuries

Dupuis continues a trend of unusual, lengthy Penguins injuries

The Penguins got some bad news on Wednesday when they found out that forward Pascal Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung and that the condition and its treatment will force him to miss a
Beaver County Times 17 hours ago
Newkirk could be new spark for Pitt

Newkirk could be new spark for Pitt

With Durand Johnson out for the season, Pitt will need a new scoring threat and someone to provide a boost off the bench. Josh Newkirk might be that player.
Beaver County Times 17 hours ago
Wheaton getting his kicks on special teams

Wheaton getting his kicks on special teams

PITTSBURGH -- Markus Wheaton wasn't the Steelers' first choice to handle kickoff returns. That would be Dri Archer. Actually, Wheaton wasn't even their second choice. That would be LeGarrette Blount.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 22 hours ago

Steelers Film Session: Sticking with what works

If you like something and if something is working, stick to it. That was Todd Haley’s play-calling philosophy against the Titans on Monday night when ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 22 hours ago

Replacing versatile Dupuis could prove difficult for Penguins

Pairing players has been a preference of Penguins coach Mike Johnston. Think Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Brandon Sutter and ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 22 hours ago

Rossi: For Penguins’ Dupuis, family must come first

Pascal Dupuis is always the first Penguin I look for at Consol Energy Center. Normally he finds me. Usually he cracks a joke that tickles ...

Mackey: Some bang-on advice

Credit fellow beat man Josh Yohe with the line, but it’s still one of the best pieces of advice I’ve received throughout this whole Penguins beat thing. If you don’t get along with Pascal Dupuis, you’re doing something wrong. As …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 23 hours ago

Pirates ready to protect top pitching prospects from Rule 5 draft

The Pirates will tweak their 40-man roster Thursday before the deadline to add minor leaguers and protect them from the Rule 5 draft. A player ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 23 hours ago

NFL asks judge to approve $1 billion in awards in concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players ...

Steelers notebook: Gay, secondary brace for Saints QB Brees

William Gay said his two interception returns for touchdowns this season have been the result of a disciplined defense playing within itself. So his getting ...

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