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LATROBE – President Donald Trump on Thursday honed the “law and order” message he intends to wield for the next two months against his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, stepping up attacks that his campaign believes are resonating with battleground state voters.
New studies confirm that multiple types of steroids improve survival for severely ill COVID-19 patients, cementing the cheap drugs as a standard of care.
KENOSHA, Wis. – President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha and making no nod to the underlying cause of anger and protests – th…
PITTSBURGH – Joe Biden is forcefully condemning the violence at recent protests while also blaming President Donald Trump for fomenting the divide that’s sparking it. He’s dismissing his presidential opponent as incapable of tackling the violence himself.
HARRISBURG – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are each traveling separately to the battleground state of Pennsylvania this week for campaign events, following Democrat Joe Biden’s speech in Pittsburgh Monday where he blamed Trump for instigating violence in America’s streets.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf hinted Monday that he will reverse himself and extend Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, which for almost six months has shielded renters from losing their homes for failing to pay rent during the pandemic.
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired after Dallas recovered and onside kick, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 in coach Mike McCarthy’s home debut Sunday.
PITTSBURGH – Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack.
PITTSBURGH – Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and No. 25 Pittsburgh’s defense did the rest as the Panthers beat Syracuse 21-10 on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Kolten Wong hit the second leadoff home run of his career, Tyler O’Neill added a two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday.
PITTSBURGH – Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers thought they had a plan for how to properly and respectfully make a public statement regarding social justice during their season opener against the New York Giants.
PITTSBURGH – Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t exactly thrilled the Panthers cracked the rankings following a 55-0 dismissal of Austin Peay in their season opener. Even in a year as strange as 2020, it carries significance. It also means, in some small way, that No. 25 Pitt goes from the hunter …
CINCINNATI – Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
CINCINNATI – Rookie Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a doubleheader on Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 on Sunday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild acquired center Nick Bjugstad on Friday from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional selection in the 2021 draft, a swap that includes the Penguins covering an unspecified portion of Bjugstad’s $5.25 million salary next season.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Kansas City rookie Brady Singer allowed just one hit – a two-out single through an infield shift in the eighth inning – and flirted with baseball history while leading the Royals to a 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH – Zach Banner looks back at the early stages of his NFL career and doesn’t like what he sees: an overweight, poorly disciplined kid letting the opportunity of a lifetime slip through his fingers.
PITTSBURGH – Roberto Clemente’s iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder’s death at age 38 on New Year’s Eve 1972 in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico.
Corbin Burnes allowed one hit in seven innings in another outstanding performance, and the Milwaukee Brewers slugged their way to their highest run total in over a decade, beating the Detroit Tigers 19-0 on Wednesday.
NEW YORK – All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 today during Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Day celebration.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Top-ranked Clemson is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship for a sixth straight season.
PITTSBURGH – Roberto Clemente’s legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy – both on and off the field – is acknowledged regularly by the masses.
PITTSBURGH – Ke’Bryan Hayes remembers his father’s instructions as a child, the ones that helped pave the way for the Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to follow in his dad Charlie’s footsteps.
PITTSBURGH – Pat Narduzzi’s makeover at Pitt is nearly complete. Entering his sixth season, the Panthers have adopted the identity of the swaggering defenses Narduzzi put together so regularly during his lengthy tenure as defensive coordinator at Michigan State.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night.