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Benches Clear, Pirates Lose on Easter Sunday

Benches Clear, Pirates Lose on Easter Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now mired in a stretch where they have lost eight of their last 10 games as a result of a 3-2 loss in 14 innings in Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee (14-5) took three of four games from the Pirates (8-11), and two of those wins were assisted by Jason Grilli blowing a pair of saves over the weekend.

Blue Jackets rally to beat Pens in two overtimes

Blue Jackets rally to beat Pens in two overtimes

Matt Calvert scored in the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from down 3-1 to win the first playoff game in franchise history, beating the Penguins 4-3 and knotting the series at 1-1.

Pittsburgh Sports Report April Digital

Pittsburgh Sports Report April Digital

Spring means a variety of sports, and PSR has every one covered. From the Pens postseason hopes, to the Pirates upcoming season to the Steelers and the NFL Draft, it's all online in April Digital PSR.

Steelers: Potential Targets

Steelers: Potential Targets

The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.

On The Dugout Steps with Charlie Morton

On The Dugout Steps with Charlie Morton

Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.

Nobody's Favorite

Nobody's Favorite

The Penguins will not win the Stanley Cup this year. That is not opinion or overreaction. It is, according to the numbers, fact. Both the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks and 2012 Los Angeles Kings faired far better in the final stretch of the season than the Penguins are this year.

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds started strong, then held off the Richmond Kickers to settle for a 2-2 draw at Richmond’s City Stadium late Saturday afternoon.

But from the fourth inning through the sixth, the wheels fell off in an outing that manager Clint Hurdle called “a tale of two Charlies” which resulted in a 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brew

The Pirates today acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

Against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo, who entered PNC Park with a 2.61 career ERA against Pittsburgh, the Pirates (8-8) scored two runs in six innings courtesy of Andrew McCutchen’s

The Penguins entered the night with 1,154 games of playoff experience. Columbus had just 251, but it was veteran Jack Johnson who scored the first goal of the game.

With Saturday's Blue-and-White game wrapping up the first chapter of Franklin's story, it's become clear that things are different under the dynamic Franklin.

It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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