MIAMI — As the onslaught unfolded at Marlins Park Friday night, the Pirates newcomers put on a symmetrical show. First Jose Osuna would reach base. Two batters later Gift Ngoepe would follow suit. By the time Osuna had singled in the sixth inning and Ngoepe tripled, both were 3 for 3 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI.
James Conner played in the WPIAL at Erie McDowell High School. He played at Pitt. Now he’s going to play for the Steelers.
Check off another box on the journey of James Conner, and this one might be the biggest one yet — with quite a twist by the time he heard his name called Friday night.
The Steelers attacked another need on defense Friday night when they drafted Cameron Sutton, a cornerback from Tennessee, in the third round.
A Steelers receiver caused a little stir Friday night on social media, and it wasn’t Antonio Brown.
The Steelers added another wide receiver to what should be a strong group when they drafted JuJu Smith-Schuster of Southern California in the second round.
MIAMI — Before the weekend series between the Pirates and Miami Marlins began, Marlins bullpen coach Dean Treanor said hello to some of his old charges. He chatted with Gerrit Cole, and Gift Ngoepe, who made his major league debut this week and will make his first career start Friday night.
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Steelers first-round draft pick T.J. Watt arrived in Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon, and it didn’t take him long to pick up on a Steelers Nation battle cry that’s been around for the past nine years. Of course, walking past those six Lombardi trophies in the hallways of the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex might have tipped him off.
J.J. Watt said his younger brother is more of a natural athlete and even funnier than he is. He also said his brother couldn’t be going to a better city and a better team with great tradition than the Steelers.
It’s easy to get lazy when it comes to the NFL draft. It’s not anybody’s fault, either — unless it’s your job to know in-depth specifics about prospects, or you’re passionate/obsessive enough to seek it out on your own, we’re all throwing spaghetti against the wall.
Standing on the infield dirt at PNC Park, Gift Ngoepe furrowed his brow and stared at first baseman Josh Bell. Ngoepe marveled, not even a smidgen miffed his close friend Bell had just stolen the show in Ngoepe’s debut, a 6-5 win Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs.
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A famous NBA scout was once asked by a reporter if he thought a certain 7-footer would fall in the upcoming draft because he had some character issues.