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Swanson, Gausman carry Braves over Pirates 6-1

Aug. 21, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dansby Swanson had two homers and four RBIs, Kevin Gausman breezed through eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Tuesday night. Swanson's first homer gave the Braves a 2-0 lead in the fifth before he sent another two-run shot into nearly the same spot in...

Roethlisberger eager to "knock that rust off" vs. Titans

Aug. 21, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has in years. The same goes for the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback's body, save for the occasional unwanted collision with a teammate. If the scariest moment Roethlisberger endures all season is the accidental...

Court says rap video was threat to police, not free speech

Aug. 21, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rapper convicted of threatening police officers in a video posted online lost an appeal Tuesday when Pennsylvania's highest court called his lyrics "highly personalized" and ruled they were not protected by free speech rights. The state Supreme Court turned down Jamal Knox's appeal...

Mother of boy shot convicted of endangering

Aug. 21, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old Pittsburgh-area boy who police said was shot by a 10-year-old has been convicted of misdemeanor endangering charges. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 30-year-old Kayleigh Potter will serve 10 years' probation, is barred from possessing a firearm during...

20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

Aug. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves'...

Pirates pitcher Archer appears to hurt leg while batting

Aug. 20, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer has left his start with left leg discomfort. Archer was removed after four innings Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. It was his fourth start since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade July 31. Archer appeared to be injured...

Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

Aug. 20, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about child sex abuse allegations in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, The Associated Press erroneously reported how a bill passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2016 would have changed state law. The legislation would have allowed lawsuits to be filed on...

Braves add another 20-year-old, Wilson pitches vs Pirates

Aug. 20, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have promoted another 20-year-old from the minors, calling up right-hander Bryse Wilson to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves purchased Wilson's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett before Monday night's game. Wilson will make his major league debut as the NL...

Man pleads to voluntary manslaughter, gets 7 to 15 years

Aug. 20, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven to 15 years in a shooting death in Pittsburgh's Crafton Heights section two years ago. Thirty-five-year-old Julius Stackhouse pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a firearms count Monday. He was originally charged with homicide and conspiracy in...

Shrine Circus entering its 69th _ and perhaps last _ year

Aug. 20, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Just less than a month to go before Pittsburgh's annual Shrine Circus, fans are snapping up tickets quicker than usual. It's not only because Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shut down last year, leaving big-top faithful without the famous traveling show. It's that September could...