The year in sports gave Pittsburgh the passing of a legend and a courageous re-affirming story of life, surprising departures and improbable victories. Here are the top sports stories of 2016.
12/26/2016 - 12:33
“We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are broken.”
12/01/2016 - 20:46
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2016 roster was supposed to contain plenty of bright spots.
11/22/2016 - 18:51
As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
10/28/2016 - 18:54
With the season behind them, it’s time to look back on the Pirates’ best 10 wins of 2016.
10/04/2016 - 09:26
A win on the final day of the season was not enough for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Pirates 10-4 but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
10/02/2016 - 18:50
Jedd Gyorko connected for a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, Matt Holliday provided another boost off the bench and the St. Louis Cardinals pushed the playoff race to the final day of the regular season, beating Pittsburgh 4-3.
10/01/2016 - 20:59
Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.
10/01/2016 - 02:11
On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates completed their final home game of the season. In the past few years, there was palpable buzz around the ballpark as the seasons shifted from summer to fall. The Pirates were in it, PNC Park was full, and the games were important.
09/30/2016 - 07:30