11:26 AM EDT, Sun May 29, 2016
7 hours ago
Steelers have great expectations for Sammie Coates

Steelers have great expectations for Sammie Coates

The Steelers used a third-round pick on Sammie Coates as insurance against Martavis Bryant. Turns out the Steelers are going to have to need that policy and Coates appears determined to make the most of it.
7 hours ago
Stanley Cup final Breakdown: Penguins vs. Sharks

Stanley Cup final Breakdown: Penguins vs. Sharks

The Stanley Cup final should feature a lot of speed and a lot of scoring. The Sharks are leading the playoffs by scoring an average of 3.50 goals per game, while the Penguins rank second with 3.22 goals per night.…
7 hours ago
Pirates Farm Report: Chad Kuhl shining through in stacked Indianapolis rotation

Pirates Farm Report: Chad Kuhl shining through in stacked Indianapolis rotation

Unheralded right-hander Chad Kuhl, the Pirates' ninth-round draft pick in 2013, has outpitched top propsects Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon at Class AAA Indianapolis this season.
7 hours ago
Three Thoughts: Pirates vs. Diamondbacks turning into a heated rivalry

Three Thoughts: Pirates vs. Diamondbacks turning into a heated rivalry

The Pirates and Diamondbacks don’t play again this season, but their meetings in 2017 are already something to look forward to.
7 hours ago
Pirates Stat Corner: Josh Harrison doesn't get many pinch-hits, but they are timely

Pirates Stat Corner: Josh Harrison doesn't get many pinch-hits, but they are timely

Josh Harrison has quietly been a good clutch career in his career, the Pirates make more with less in a win and David Freese hits another game-changing home run.
12 hours ago
Darvish wins 1st start since 2014 as Rangers top Pirates 5-2

Darvish wins 1st start since 2014 as Rangers top Pirates 5-2

Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night.
15 hours ago

Madden: Penguins' Cole, Schultz closer to 'shutdown pair' than Gill and Scuderi in 2009

In 2016, defense is about having the puck. Spending as little time as possible in your end. In the current game, Hal Gill and Rob Scuderi would be liabilities because they had sub-par precision in possession.Ian Cole and Justin Schultz…
15 hours ago
Penguins Insider: Crosby says Sharks have similar depth, speed

Penguins Insider: Crosby says Sharks have similar depth, speed

News and notes from Saturday's Penguins practice.
17 hours ago
Penguins rookies, and some veterans, ready for first Stanley Cup final

Penguins rookies, and some veterans, ready for first Stanley Cup final

Phil Kessel will play in his first Stanley Cup final after a decade in the NHL. Other Penguins are getting their first shot, too, many of them rookies. But no matter how long they've been waiting for a chance, the…
May 27, 2016
Cole Hamels' 12-game win streak ends as Pirates pound Rangers, 9-1

Cole Hamels' 12-game win streak ends as Pirates pound Rangers, 9-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander's career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh's 9-1 interleague victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
May 27, 2016
Steelers tight ends Jesse James, Xavier Grimble benefit from more opportunity

Steelers tight ends Jesse James, Xavier Grimble benefit from more opportunity

As free-agent tight end Ladarius Green recovers from off-season surgery, Jesse James and Xavier Grimble are seizing the opportunity.
May 27, 2016
Young, old and skilled, the Penguins earn an improbable trip to the Stanley Cup final

Young, old and skilled, the Penguins earn an improbable trip to the Stanley Cup final

Everything seemed to come together for the Penguins over the last two games of the Eastern Conference final, and their 2-1 win Thursday has them back in the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 2009.
May 27, 2016
Bryan Rust's two-goal night for Penguins 'surreal'

Bryan Rust's two-goal night for Penguins 'surreal'

Rookie Bryan Rust scored the Penguin's only two goals on Thursday night, sending the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
May 26, 2016
Plus-Minus: Penguins clinch trip to the Stanley Cup final on home ice

Plus-Minus: Penguins clinch trip to the Stanley Cup final on home ice

Brian Metzer examines the positives and negatives from the Penguins' Game 7 win Thursday night at Consol Energy Center. With the 2-1 victory, The Penguins have now finished off each of their three series this season at Consol Energy Center,…
May 26, 2016
Penguins Insider: Rookie Rust plays pivotal role in sending Penguins to Cup final

Penguins Insider: Rookie Rust plays pivotal role in sending Penguins to Cup final

Bryan Rust was the key player with the key moment in the Penguins' 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.