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Bell, Steelers failed to reach deal on new contract

Jul. 16, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday's deadline, meaning he will play under the franchise tag for a second...

Bell's double in 10th gives Pirates 5-game sweep of Brewers

Jul. 15, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two men on and two outs...

Pirates demote OF Austin Meadows to Triple-A

Jul. 15, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Austin Meadows to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday and recalled right-handed reliever Tanner Anderson. The 23-year-old Meadows was the team's first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games with Pittsburgh, but he has lost playing time...

Marte, Polanco go back-to-back as Pirates sweep doubleheader

Jul. 14, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once wasn't enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Pirates leading 3-0 in the eighth, Marte hit his 13th homer...

Greinke again rules on road as Diamondbacks shut out Braves

Jul. 14, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo asked his team for a strong finish before the All-Star break. Zack Greinke set the example. Greinke added another road win to his strong first half by allowing only four hits in 7 2/3 innings, extending Atlanta's offensive slump, and the Diamondbacks shut out...

LEADING OFF: Utley retirement tour, Gray back from minors

Jul. 14, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STEPPING AWAY The Chase Utley retirement tour is underway. Utley announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder statesman role with the Dodgers. The...

Bell's 4 hits send Pirates over Brewers 7-3

Jul. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits. Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as part of his four-hit night that helped Pittsburgh to a 7-3 victory...

Thames leaves Brewers game with tight hamstring

Jul. 13, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee outfielder Eric Thames left the Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday with right hamstring tightness. Thames suffered the injury while playing a ball hit into the right field corner in the top of the second inning. He was replaced by Hernan Perez. Thames finished...

Hillary Clinton to teachers union conference: Keep up fight

Jul. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says teachers unions aren't going anywhere despite a recent Supreme Court ruling, and she's urging educators to fight the Trump administration's policies. Clinton spoke Friday at the American Federation of Teachers Convention in...

Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates' 6-3 win over Brewers

Jul. 12, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start. This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble. Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. "You don't want to live and die by the strikeout,...