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Bell's splash HR not enough; Rockies cruise past Pirates 9-3

May. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another feat of strength from Josh Bell didn't do the Pittsburgh Pirates much good Wednesday night. For the second time in two weeks, the switch-hitting slugger homered into the Allegheny River on the fly. Before then, only three balls had splashed into the river without bouncing since...

Just JuJu; With Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead

May. 22, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully. Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between being appreciative for Antonio Brown's influence while also acknowledging things should be considerably calmer for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. The prolific but petulant Brown...

Marquez quiets Pirates as Rockies roll to 5-0 victory

May. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — German Márquez could sense his delivery speeding up. So the Colorado Rockies pitcher made a concerted effort to slow things down, putting a halt to his team's four-game losing streak in the process. The 24-year-old struck out seven over eight dominant innings in a 5-0 victory over...

Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

May. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another during a...

Pittsburgh won't enforce gun controls until suits resolved

May. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A county judge ordered Pittsburgh on Friday not to enforce firearms restrictions inspired by the deadly synagogue shooting in the city until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved, a decision reached after all parties agreed to the stay. Attorney Eric Tirschwell of gun-control advocacy...

University gets horror filmmaker George Romero's archives

May. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker George A. Romero. Romero's horror flicks date back to the 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead," and many consider him the godfather of zombie cinema. The university announced the...

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

May. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled...

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

May. 12, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for...

Lyles overcomes high pitch count, Pirates beat Cardinals 2-1

May. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Lyles had to change his plan on the fly. Lyles overcame a 30-pitch first inning to combine with four relievers on a two-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Saturday for their seventh win in 10 games following an eight-game losing streak. Lyles (3-1)...

Frazier, Williams lead Pirates to 2-1 win over Cardinals

May. 11, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trevor Williams didn't have his prettiest outing, but he'll take it. Adam Frazier opened the game with a homer, Starling Marte drove in the game-winner and Williams allowed one run in seven solid innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night. Marte's...