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Red-hot Castellanos powers Tigers over Pirates 13-10

Apr. 25, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos is racking up hits at a remarkable rate, and the Detroit Tigers needed them in a slugfest Wednesday night. Castellanos had four hits and a key home run, and the Tigers used 20 hits to outslug the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-10 in the opener of a doubleheader. The teams...

Dog bites police horse participating in mounted unit event

Apr. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a dog in a yard near a police mounted unit event in Pennsylvania escaped and bit one of the participating horses on its legs. Allegheny County police say its mounted unit and one from Pittsburgh were in Wilmerding on Wednesday to talk to a citizens group about the...

Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

Apr. 25, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring. The Penguins and Capitals will face off in the second round for the third consecutive year with the core groups changed...

Pitt hoping to renew football series with Penn State

Apr. 25, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn't want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last. Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to hear from Penn...

Penguins will be without Malkin, Hagelin in Game 1 vs. Caps

Apr. 25, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington. Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday that Malkin and Hagelin will...

Pirates-Tigers become 28th postponement in majors this year

Apr. 24, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The weather keeps wreaking havoc on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. Steady rain at PNC Park on Tuesday forced the clubs to postpone a game for the third time in the first month of the season. The game was the 28th postponement in the majors this season, the most related to...

You again? Penguins face familiar foe in Capitals

Apr. 24, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Sidney Crosby has faced the Washington Capitals three times in the playoffs. All three times the Pittsburgh captain has led his team to victory. And all three times the Penguins used the win as the springboard to a raucous mid-June parade with the Stanley Cup in tow. Still,...

Steelers likely to focus on defense early in draft

Apr. 24, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Colbert isn't a fan of the word "need." The Pittsburgh Steelers general manager believes it points too specifically to one area of weakness. "We have to be better and I do not think we were better in 2017 than we were in 2016 because we got eliminated a round earlier," Colbert said...

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

Apr. 24, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments. The Capitals won four straight games over the Columbus Blue Jackets after fumbling the first two in overtime at home, capping their opening-round playoff series...

Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

Apr. 23, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys. Sammartino fled the Nazis from Italy as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the World...