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Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson (1) shoots after getting by North Carolina's Day'Ron Sharpe, left, and Garrison Brooks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

North Carolina wins 3rd straight, cruises past Pitt 75-65

Jan. 26, 2021 9:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Armando Bacot scored a season-high 21 points and had 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina to a 75-65 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels (11-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three straight games and six of their last seven. Bacot was 8 of 10 from the floor...

Steelers promote QB coach Canada to offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2021 6:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't look very far to find a new offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to the position on Monday to replace Randy Fichtner. The Steelers opted not to renew Fichtner's contract following a first-round playoff loss to Cleveland. Pittsburgh...

Pirates sign catcher Joe Hudson to minor league contract

Jan. 25, 2021 4:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Pittsburgh announced the deal on Monday. The 29-year-old Hudson has appeared in 18 major league games for St. Louis, Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels. Hudson is a...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) celebrates after scoring with Sidney Crosby (87) and Kris Letang during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Guentzel's 100th career goal lifts Penguins past Rangers 3-2

Jan. 24, 2021 11:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored the 100th goal of his NHL career with less than two minutes remaining, rallying the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Guentzel’s goal at 18:29 was his second of the season. “We have a resilient group,”...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacts after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

Jan. 24, 2021 7:41 PM EST

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will feel right at home in the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers made history at Green Bay on Sunday as they defeated the Packers 31-26 in the NFC championship game. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The Super Bowl will take place on...

Adaway leads Saint Bonaventure over Duquesne 65-61

Jan. 23, 2021 9:54 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jalen Adaway recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds to lift Saint Bonaventure to a 65-61 win over Duquesne on Saturday night. Kyle Lofton had 17 points for Saint Bonaventure (8-1, 6-1 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive win. Dominick Welch added 14 points and nine...

Teachers grapple with current events lessons after breach

Jan. 23, 2021 3:01 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Going over current events is one of Barak Naveh’s favorite parts of teaching. It’s an honor and a privilege, he said, to be able to help his history students at Pittsburgh Obama Academy understand the world in the context of the past, to show them how history is relevant in...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) lifts the puck over New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin for a shootout goal during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins rally past Rangers for 4-3 shootout victory

Jan. 22, 2021 11:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is impressed with his team's resiliency. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach would just prefer it if his players didn't rely on it so much. Kris Letang scored in the final round of a shootout, and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night for its third straight...

Lawsuit: NRA's rhetoric spurred deadly synagogue shooting

Jan. 22, 2021 6:07 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, arguing the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence. Marc Simon, the son of Sylvan and Bernice Simon, filed the wrongful death lawsuit Thursday...

FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald (89) plays against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, in this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, file photo. Steelers tight end Vance McDonald is retiring. The 30-year-old announced the decision Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retiring after 8 seasons

Jan. 22, 2021 1:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end's urge to branch out beyond the football field — one that bubbled for years — came to a head during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It...