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McCutchen, Realmuto, Segura debut for Phillies

Feb. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — While the Phillies wait to see whether Bryce Harper will sign with them, a trio of other big names took their first swings for Philadelphia. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Jean Segura all started Saturday in a 3-2 spring training loss to the...

Stars acquire defenseman Lovejoy in trade with Devils

Feb. 23, 2019 11:17 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars acquired veteran defenseman Ben Lovejoy in a trade with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Stars sent defenseman Connor Carrick and a 2019 third-round draft pick to the Devils in the deal reached two days before the NHL's trade deadline. Lovejoy is an 11-year veteran and...

Elliott to start outdoor game for Flyers instead of Hart

Feb. 22, 2019 8:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Coach Scott Gordon says veteran goaltender Brian Elliott will start the Flyers' Stadium Series outdoor game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins instead of rookie sensation Carter Hart. Gordon told Elliott and Hart of his difficult decision before Philadelphia's outdoor...

Steelers sign DE Tyson Alualu to 2-year deal

Feb. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020 season. The 31-year-old Alualu has 61 tackles, with four sacks, in 31 games for the Steelers after signing with the team as a...

Pirates' Frazier excited about opportunity to play regularly

Feb. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Adam Frazier is getting to be a regular starter this year as the Pittsburgh Pirates' second baseman. Frazier spent the first three seasons of his career as a utility player, making 95 starts at second, 61 in left, 20 in right, five in center, three at third base and one at shortstop....

At Kraft Heinz, a fed investigation and a $15.4B write-down

Feb. 22, 2019 12:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation by federal regulators and said it will slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion, major setbacks for a company trying to revitalize its stable of household-name brands. A wave of bad news, which also included a dividend cut...

Sex assault suspect extradited from Israel to Pennsylvania

Feb. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania has been extradited back to the United States. Moshe Journo was remanded to the Allegheny County Jail after he was returned to the Pittsburgh area Thursday....

Sharks pummel Penguins 4-0; Kane causes fracas in 3rd period

Feb. 21, 2019 10:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evander Kane couldn't help himself. Skating near the Pittsburgh Penguins bench late in the third period Thursday, the San Jose Sharks forward took a peek at Pittsburgh's whiteboard, which may — or may not — have written down the time it planned on pulling goaltender Casey...

Steelers won't tag Bell; will explore trade for Brown

Feb. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving Brown, general manager...

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the gun was found in the student's backpack Monday after school was dismissed. The student attends the Pittsburgh Faison K-5 school. Pugh...