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Scherzer goes 4 innings in return, Nationals top Pirates 7-1

Aug. 22, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. "I can't get hurt again," the Washington Nationals ace said. "That's just the reality of this." Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1. Scherzer...

Steelers name Ray Sherman interim wide receivers coach

Aug. 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Ray Sherman to serve as the club's interim wide receivers coach following the death of Darryl Drake. This is Sherman's second stint with the Steelers. He served as the team's offensive coordinator in 1998 under former head coach Bill Cowher. The...

Cervelli granted release by Pirates, aims to join contender

Aug. 22, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who's worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a contender. The Pirates announced Thursday they had requested unconditional release waivers on the 33-year-old Cervelli. He's...

NFL 2019: Steelers eyeing unity minus departed stars

Aug. 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The word Ramon Foster chose wasn't by accident. Asked what he expects the identity of the Pittsburgh Steelers to be in 2019 following the high-profile departures of star wide receiver Antonio Brown and versatile running back Le'Veon Bell , the second-longest tenured member of the roster...

Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat Pirates 11-1

Aug. 21, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera had a three-run home run in a...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Aug. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team's 19-year history, three weeks after predecessor Paul Fenton was fired by...

Pirates place Chris Archer on IL with shoulder inflammation

Aug. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, one day after being removed following the first inning of his start against the Washington Nationals. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Archer will not throw for at least a week,...

Smith-Schuster now a youthful leader of Steelers' receivers

Aug. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Still a wide-smiling 22-year-old, JuJu Smith-Schuster vows not to change the youthful, fun-loving persona that helped make him one of the NFL's most recognizable young stars by his second season. But that doesn't mean he lacks the wisdom to recognize that he is now a veteran, nor the...

Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top Nationals 4-1

Aug. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn't on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever Daniel Hudson and...

Mets open crucial homestand with 9-2 win over Indians

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one earned run in 6...