3:25 AM EDT, Sat April 29, 2017
4 hours ago

Pirates offense breaks out in victory against Marlins

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.
6 hours ago
Conner's long, hard journey to Heinz Field

Conner's long, hard journey to Heinz Field

James Conner played in the WPIAL at Erie McDowell High School. He played at Pitt. Now he’s going to play for the Steelers.
7 hours ago
From Pitt to Pittsburgh: Steelers take James Conner in third round of NFL draft

From Pitt to Pittsburgh: Steelers take James Conner in third round of NFL draft

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.
8 hours ago
Steelers draft cornerback in third round

Steelers draft cornerback in third round

The Steelers attacked another need on defense Friday night when they drafted Cameron Sutton, a cornerback from Tennessee, in the third round.
9 hours ago
Did Martavis Bryant throw some shade at Sammie Coates?

Did Martavis Bryant throw some shade at Sammie Coates?

A Steelers receiver caused a little stir Friday night on social media, and it wasn’t Antonio Brown.
9 hours ago
Steelers take JuJu Smith-Schuster of Southern California in second round

Steelers take JuJu Smith-Schuster of Southern California in second round

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.
10 hours ago

Catching up with Dean Treanor

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.
13 hours ago
NFL draft Day 2 chat: 4.28.17

NFL draft Day 2 chat: 4.28.17

Live Blog NFL draft Day 2 chat: 4.28.17
13 hours ago
'This means the world to me': T.J. Watt eager to join Steelers

'This means the world to me': T.J. Watt eager to join Steelers

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.
18 hours ago
J.J. Watt on his brother T.J: 'He worked his butt off'

J.J. Watt on his brother T.J: 'He worked his butt 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.
21 hours ago
T.J. Watt: An athlete the Steelers needed to select

T.J. Watt: An athlete the Steelers needed to select

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.
Apr 28, 2017

Confidence grows for Pirates' Josh Bell

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.
Apr 27, 2017
Paul Zeise: NFL front offices continue to ignore character issues

Paul Zeise: NFL front offices continue to ignore character issues

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.