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Pirates notebook: Polanco becomes Bucs' most consistent power source

MILWAUKEE — Which is more surprising, the fact that Gregory Polanco is leading the Pirates in home runs or that Starling Marte has yet to crack …

Pirates sign Freese to 2-year, $11 million extension

David Freese typically watched little MLB Network coverage during the offseason earlier in his career. But as spring training camps opened this year, …

Pirates Extend David Freese

<b>2:05pm:</b> Freese’s deal also allows him to make up to $1MM per year in bonuses based on plate appearances, tweets Heyman.<b>1:55pm:</b> Freese’s deal …

Pirates notebook: Hurdle's players retain tunnel vision amid crucial series

The Pirates entered a three-game series against the Miami Marlins coming off a 5-1 road trip and six games over .500 for the first time since June …

Pirates To Place Jung Ho Kang On DL, Recall Josh Bell

The Pirates have announced that they will place third baseman <b>Jung Ho Kang</b> on the 15-day DL and will recall first baseman <b>Josh Bell</b> to take his place …

MLB Network's 'MLB Now' Call Of Pirates At Giants Game Shows The Sabermetrics Battle Has Been Won

“The battle is over. We won.”<p>MLB Network’s Brian Kenny isn’t describing some epic baseball game. Kenny is talking about the adoption of the numbers game in baseball within the teams and the fans. And while not all fans have their nose buried in sabermetrics, it’s clearly becoming more common place, …

Baseball

Tipsheet: Marlins, Pirates keep pressure on Cards

The National League Central race ended a long time ago, like back in April. It's all about the wild card game for the Cardinals these days, so fans …

Pirates notebook: Rookie pitcher Kuhl feels settled in the majors

LOS ANGELES — Right-hander Chad Kuhl wasn’t sure what to expect from his rookie season. He entered this spring as one of a handful of near-ready …

The Bucs' struggles with Kang and some podcasts

A nice win Friday night in Los Angeles as the Pirates started a six-game west coast road trip against the two NL West leaders. Two hits and a great …

Rossi: Cutch walking before Pirates' run?

The royal blue suit looked new. The rest of Andrew McCutchen appeared almost familiar.<p>By mid-afternoon Thursday, it was at least worth considering …

Pittsburgh

The Pirates still haven’t found their sense of urgency

We used to celebrate when the Pirates had a chance to finish over .500. That's not enough anymore.<p>Before discussing the Pirates’ moderately disappointing season, in which they’ve been hovering around .500 for most of the year, a little perspective is in order. Back in 2013, this was the cover of …

Daily Red Sox Links: Travis Shaw, Jason Groome, Koji Uehara

Henry Owens had a rough outing on Sunday, and was yet another reminder of how much trouble this team has had developing starters. (Michael Silverman; …

Injured Steelers CB Golson: 'I’ll definitely be back this year'

Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson is eyeing a November return after having surgery earlier this month for a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. …

Formula 1 cars will be 'on rails' with 2017's new regulations

Formula 1 cars will feel like they are "on rails" for drivers in 2017.<p>With the introduction of wider front and rear wings and tyres next season, it …

Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Andrew Benintendi, Tim Tebow

David Price’s season has obviously been disappointing, but he’s been turning into the pitcher we expected lately. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)<p>The …

Baseball

Report: Celtics draftee Abdel Nader to sign with D-League

Abdel Nader faced a dilemma.<p>Reading between the lines, Nader – whom the Celtics drafted No. 58 and then impressed at summer league – had two …

Steelers keep linebacker Vince Williams with extension

AP<p>The Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed inside linebacker Vince Williams to a new, three-year contract.<p>Williams, a sixth-round pick in …

Clay Buchholz could fill Junichi Tazawa role in Red Sox bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz has made a compelling case that he deserves to stick in the Red Sox rotation.<p>Where he might give the Red Sox …

Boston Red Sox

Report: Steelers' Harrison informed meeting with NFL scheduled for Thursday

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators Thursday regarding PED allegations made by Al Jazeera America, …

Milestones To Watch for in 2016-17

The 2016-17 Celtics season is nearly upon us, and with a new campaign comes plenty of individual milestones that are on the horizon.<p>Below we have …

Morning Sports Update: Red Sox sending scout to Tim Tebow’s baseball workout

A Red Sox scout will attend former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s baseball workout, the Red Sox win, and Mookie Betts shows off his incredible arm.<p><b>Red</b> …

Steelers notebook: Burns to miss 3rd preseason game

Steelers fans will have to wait longer for their first in-game look at 2016's first-round pick.<p>Cornerback Artie Burns told the Tribune-Review on …

Dombrowski: Red Sox Still “Open” To Adding Papelbon, Await His Decision

The Red Sox are still amenable to reaching a deal with free agent reliever <b>Jonathan Papelbon</b>, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski …

Steelers' Harrison on NFL meeting: 'They're going to clear my name'

In James Harrison's mind, there's only one possible outcome resulting from his meeting with the NFL on Thursday.<p>“They're going to clear my name,” …

NFL

Eli Rogers expected to be Steelers No. 3 WR

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette expects Eli Rogers to open the season as the Steelers' No. 3 receiver.<p>Bouchette calls Sammie Coates and …

Of Hot Red Sox, Cologne, Clubhouse Fights, Dog Days

Ah, the dog days of August. Woof…<p><b>1. Sweltering Days in the AL East</b><p>One last summer ice cream break, anyone, before the stretch run cranks up to an inferno? Look out, while Baltimore (4-6 in its last 10 games into Tuesday) apparently is tempted by the Blue Moon and Cherry Vanilla double-scoop cones, …

Mookie Betts

Red Sox Outfielders Keep Amazing David Ortiz: Mookie Betts’ Throw ‘Unbelievable’

2,762<p>David Ortiz just can’t believe his eyes.<p>For the second night in a row, a Boston Red Sox outfielder made a spectacular play against the Tampa Bay …

Boston Red Sox

Steelers linemen on David DeCastro talks: “Pay the man”

Getty Images<p>The Steelers are working on a contract extension for guard David DeCastro, but they’re pushing up against their self-imposed deadline of …

Clay Buchholz thought he would be gone from Red Sox, but Dave Dombrowski had other ideas

Clay Buchholz has been on quite a roll. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It was a good moment for Clay Buchholz.The Red Sox …

Steelers tackling woes troubling, but fixable

In my very limited time playing tackle football, I distinctly remember one of my coaches yelling during tackling drills, "Tackling...you either got …