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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving him and Bryan Reynolds in with a three run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates rally past Twins 6-5 to end 7-game losing streak

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates' bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players' attitudes. He pointed...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speaks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.  While Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is encouraged by the fact no players have opted out of the 2020 season, he's also wary the season will be able to go without interruption amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

While Steelers remain united, Tomlin warily eyes 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are united heading into the 2020 season. Yet even with every member of his team opting to play this fall, that doesn't mean Mike Tomlin is certain his club — or the NFL at large — will be able to navigate without any complications the next five months...

Minnesota Twins starter Randy Dobnak pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dobnak shines in homecoming, Twins top reeling Pirates 5-2

Aug. 5, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Dobnak grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs making regular pilgrimages to PNC Park. When he walked over the Roberto Clemente Bridge for the first time as a professional, the former undrafted prospect turned starting pitcher for the red-hot Minnesota Twins took a moment to drink it in....

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Schultz (4) and Jake Guentzel (59) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Aye Captains: Crosby, McDavid provide Penguins, Oilers spark

Aug. 4, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The C’s have it: Crosby and Connor, that is. It didn’t take long for the two captains — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid — to make their presence felt three days into the NHL’s expanded playoffs. With each of their...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.  Roethlisberger is confident his surgically repaired right elbow will be fine in 2020. The two-time Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback missed most of 2019 after injuring the elbow in Week 2 against Seattle.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery

Aug. 4, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn't a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well enough to continue...

Board OKs online-only school start for Philadelphia students

Jul. 31, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia school district has approved plans to offer online-only instruction for students at least through the first marking period that ends in mid-November. The city school board voted 7-1 on Thursday night to approve the proposal. The district had initially planned to return...

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'You won't be safe,' Pence warns in Pennsylvania campaign

Jul. 30, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Vowing to bring “peace and security to cities across America," Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday carried the Trump campaign's message of law and order to exurban Pennsylvania, a battleground state where Pence warned of a descent into chaos in big cities should presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello and Sam Neill in a scene from the 1993 film

In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

Jul. 30, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.” Over the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years after it was...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Woodruff dominates as Brewers silence punchless Pirates 3-0

Jul. 29, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning as the Brewers beat the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night. Woodruff (1-1) retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in the first....

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws as offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner watches during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Fichtner has a message for players who think everything will be easy now that star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has returned from an elbow injury that limited him to two games in 2019.

Roethlisberger's return raises expectations in Pittsburgh

Jul. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time Super Bowl winner's...