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Lunching sheriff's deputies foil halfway house escape bid

Sep. 25, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say two men trying to escape from a Pittsburgh halfway house were thwarted when they were spotted by two sheriff's deputies eating lunch at a neighboring courts building. Allegheny County Sgt. Tom Ninehouser and Deputy Jon Monaco were in the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts...

Brewers beat Cardinals 6-4 to open 3-game wild-card lead

Sep. 25, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head. A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days. Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers improved...

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

Sep. 25, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs 5-1.

Sep. 25, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They'll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 5-1 victory on...

Panthers still searching for consistency as September closes

Sep. 24, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The silence coming from the back of the bus offered Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi all the proof he needed that his maddeningly inconsistent team remains fully engaged. For now, that's all Narduzzi can ask for. Well, that and the hope the small mistakes that piled up into a messy loss at...

Bus driver critically injured, 5 hurt when bus, SUV collide

Sep. 24, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A head-on crash in Pittsburgh involving a bus and an SUV has left the bus driver critically injured and five others hurt. The crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities say the bus driver had to be extricated from the wreckage. Four passengers aboard the bus and the SUV...

Red Wings use 2nd-period spree to beat Penguins 3-2

Sep. 23, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a 5:47 span in the second period, and Harri Sateri made 29 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. Ryan Haggerty and Teddy Blueger scored for the Penguins. Casey DeSmith started...

Brewers cruise past Pirates, move closer to playoff berth

Sep. 23, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club's fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian Yelich,...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

Sep. 23, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Fourteen Penguins players recorded at...

Brewers blanked by Williams, bullpen in 3-0 loss to Pirates

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' playoff push was slowed by a nemesis. Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday night. "He's impressive. He has a really good game plan and he...