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Darvish wins first start as Rangers beat Pirates 5-2

Darvish wins first start as Rangers beat Pirates 5-2

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish returned from Tommy John surgery to make his first start in 22 months, leading the Rangers over the Pirates 5-2.

PENGUINS ADVANCE TO STANLEY CUP FINAL

PENGUINS ADVANCE TO STANLEY CUP FINAL

Bryan Rust scored two second period goals and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning the Cup in 2009.

Cervelli finds a home in Pittsburgh

Cervelli finds a home in Pittsburgh

There are plenty of cold, hard facts that one could use to justify the Pittsburgh Pirates’ decision last week to sign catcher Francisco Cervelli to a three-year, $31 million contract extension.

Only In Pittsburgh

Only In Pittsburgh

Pirates Potential Call-Ups

Pirates Potential Call-Ups

Every major league baseball season features dozens of call-ups from the teams' minor league system. Some are injury reinforcements, some veteran backups who provide depth, and others are intriguing prospects. Here are the prospects most likely to join the Pirates in 2016.

5 Questions Facing the Steelers

5 Questions Facing the Steelers

Every NFL team is faced with a number of questions entering the summer. Here are five questions facing the Steelers before OTAs and minicamp.

The win is their tenth win in their last 12 games. Niese picked up his fifth win of the season, bringing his record to 5-2.

The Pirates have now won nine of their last 11, three of them being victories Cole has started.

David Freese's two-run homer capped an explosive fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pir

While there were concerns about the offense coming into the season, the Bucs’ attack has been one of the best in baseball because they have five position players batting over .300.

Kurt Hackimer covers the Pirates and the Penguins for the Pittsburgh Sports Report.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates won by 11 runs Tuesday night, so it would make sense for most of the buzz to be around the offense.

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