It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price.
PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn’t a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall.
NEW YORK (AP) – Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure – a doubleheader with seven-inning games.
New York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes opted out of the 2020 season Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic, providing some clarity after the team said it was unable to locate him.
The reversal of Catch The Fire’s public perception seems somehow fitting in this topsy-turvy, COVID-19-distorted year.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Games were canceled. Practice facilities were shuttered. A season ended unceremoniously for eight teams. The draft process was delayed, as was free agency. Some players tested positive for the coronavirus. Many more took to the streets and used their voices to d…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
MEADOW LANDS – When Papi Rob Hanover blazed to a world-record 1:47.1 in last weekend’s eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace, the harness racing world eagerly anticipated what he might do for an encore in the $375,000 Adios final Saturday. Alas, it won’t happen, as Papi Rob Hanover h…
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had an unscheduled day off in Philadelphia while the home team underwent COVID-19 tests. The Baltimore Orioles were flying home from Miami without playing a game. The C…
ST. LOUIS – Pittsburgh’s Derek Shelton staged baseball’s first major, socially distanced umpire argument, then got his first victory as a big league manager as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered, Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty pitched seven solid innings, Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals opened the season by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Friday night.
TORONTO – The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in a minor league park in Buffalo, N.Y., this year after being turned down by the Canadian government and then blocked to play in Pittsburgh by the state of Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH – The initial dream died quickly and quietly late in 1993 when surgeons opened up Derek Shelton’s mangled right elbow and tried to piece it back together. It didn’t take. At least not well enough for Shelton to continue his baseball career as a catcher who relied more on tenacity …
TORONTO – The state of Pennsylvania won’t allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced Wednesday, becoming the second jurisdiction to say no to the team as the baseball season begins this week.
PITTSBURGH ( – Evgeni Malkin is already thinking about the future, the one where the hockey star in the family isn’t the four-time All-Star forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins but his 4-year-old son, Nikita.
TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing their major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With no ice time available during the NHL’s four-month pandemic-forced break, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry had little choice but to let his game go to the dogs.
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue.
The NFL Players Association wants players tested daily for coronavirus, one of the outstanding points in discussions with the NFL over health and safety protocols as the start of training camp draws near.
Myles Garrett knows his shocking, helmet-swinging assault on Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph last season will always follow him. It’s part of his legacy, unwanted or not.
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn’t agree on a long-term contract.
Former Peters Township standout and Houston Astros pitcher now making pitches to sell homes, and throwing for the Steel City Slammin' Sammies.
PITTSBURGH – New Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington and manager Derek Shelton have used a lot of words to describe the situation they inherited then they arrived last fall.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from June 30, 2015, when Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader and one of the game’s most controversial figures, was the special guest at a Wild Things game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins opened training camp Monday after voluntarily sidelining nine players who may have had secondary exposure to a person testing positive for COVID-19.
For the “When Sports Were Played” we go back 23 years, to July 12, 1997, when two Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers combined for a no-hitter, but it took a walkoff homer in the 10th inning by Mark Smith to beat the Houston Astros. The Observer-Reporter was there.
Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive test caused the seven-time NASCAR champion to miss the first race of his career, and it was followed three days later by a negative test.