10:19 PM EDT, Mon March 19, 2018
4 hours ago

Josh Bell and Jose Osuna homer as Pirates beat Twins, 11-8

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates beat the Minnesota Twins, 11-8, on Monday at LECOM Park. Here’s what you need to know from the day’s action:
5 hours ago

Steelers will celebrate draft picks at Heinz Field party

We don’t yet know who the Steelers will take in the first round of the NFL draft next month. We do know you’ll be able to meet the top pick shortly after he’s selected. 
6 hours ago

With Matt Murray returning, what else is on the Penguins’ to-do list?

All signs point toward Matt Murray returning from a nine-game absence Tuesday in Brooklyn, his concussion behind him, the task ahead to rediscover the same pre-injury form.
7 hours ago

Tristan Jarry sent back to AHL; Matt Murray's return looms

The Penguins on Monday afternoon returned Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. That move means Matt Murray is likely to at least back up — but likely start — Tuesday against the Islanders in Brooklyn.
9 hours ago

Paul Zeise: Jon Bostic is a low-risk, high-reward signing by the Steelers

Inside linebacker Jon Bostic is exactly the kind of free agent a salary-cap strapped team like the Steelers have to sign. He is a productive player who fills a need but comes at a bargain basement price because he has a flaw of some sort.
9 hours ago

New Steelers linebacker Jon Bostic eager to show off versatility

Jon Bostic has played in a number of different defenses during his first five NFL seasons. And even though he’s not known for his pass defense skills, the new Steelers linebacker said Monday afternoon that it’s an underrated part of his game.
9 hours ago

Why Jordan Luplow has been using Jung Ho Kang's bat

BRADENTON, Fla. — The other day, one of Jung Ho Kang’s custom-made baseball bats was in a bin in the LECOM Park clubhouse. Kang’s jersey No. 16 was etched into the bottom of the handle, and the bat was marked with the date it was made: March 15, 2017.
16 hours ago

Some MLB teams are choosing to sleep in. The Pirates aren't yet joining them.

BRADENTON, Fla. — Daniel Nava set his alarm for 7 a.m. on Sunday, but it felt like 6 a.m., or maybe even 4 a.m. Nava, who had back surgery in Arizona in late February, was still a bit jet-lagged.
Mar 18, 2018

Mitch Keller on Grapefruit League debut: "It was my chance to show people what I can do"

BRADENTON, Fla. — When Mitch Keller found out he wasn’t invited to major league spring training, he was disappointed. Keller, the organization’s top pitching prospect, thought he deserved a shot at big-league camp.
Mar 18, 2018

Mitch Keller throws two scoreless in Grapefruit League debut

BRADENTON, Fla. —  The Pirates played split-squad games Sunday. They lost to the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, at LECOM Park, and to the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-2, on the road at Dunedin Stadium. Here’s what you need to know from the day’s action:
Mar 18, 2018

Ron Cook: Steelers blew it by not signing safety Tyrann Mathieu

I had two thoughts when the surprising news broke Wednesday that the Arizona Cardinals had released terrific safety Tyrann Mathieu. One, he would be a great fit for the Steelers, who have a glaring need at the position after releasing Mike Mitchell and Robert Golden. And two, there is no way they could fit him under their salary cap unless they pulled back their franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell and allowed him to become a free agent.
Mar 18, 2018

Delay has fast-tracked Penguins' power-play prowess

There’s no shortage of things that make the Penguins power play dynamic.
Mar 18, 2018

Inside some of the Penguins' equipment preferences

Riley Sheahan doesn’t consider himself high-maintenance.
Mar 18, 2018

Penguins recall Josh Jooris to fill Carter Rowney’s role

The Penguins on Sunday afternoon recalled forward Josh Jooris from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
Mar 18, 2018

Steelers sign free agent linebacker Jon Bostic

The Steelers, desperate for help at inside linebacker, are signing Jon Bostic to two-year contract. Bostic must pass a physical Monday morning before the signing becomes official.