Pirates rally past Braves, clinch playoff spot

...he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a...Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss...of no worse than an NL wild card. The Pirates wrapped up their berth exactly one year...

Pirates rout Braves, close in on Cardinals

...Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central...three-game series at Cincinnati. The Pirates clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night.The Pirates won three of four from the reeling Braves...

Braves top Pirates, snap five-game skid

...Atlanta Braves held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game...10.Andrew McCutchen homered for the Pirates, who failed to gain ground on St. Louis...Evan Gattis at catcher today against the Pirates after a 16-game absence from the lineup...

Grand slam, ex-Jacket power Giants past Pirates in NL wild-card game

...Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National...who mixed his fastball with a slider the Pirates couldn't seem to figure out. Pittsburgh...in the win-or-go-home game to the Pirates, who went 17-9 in September while taking...

No. 18 East Carolina stops upset-minded Connecticut

...Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night.Carden was 38 of 64 during his seventh career 400-yard performance.He helped the Pirates (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Confer ence) sidestep a major upset bid by four-touchdown-underdog Connecticut (1-6...

What's in a college's name? A lot

...Armstrong Atlantic State University dropped the "Atlantic." The school once bounced from the nickname "Pirates" to "Stingrays" back to "Pirates."A stingray must have complained.A few months ago, I wrote a column about Louisiana-Lafayette's...


...the USC Aiken women 4-0, snapping the Pacers' three-match winning streak.McKenzie Anderson had two goals to lead the Pirates (10-4, 5-3 Peach Belt Conference).USC Aiken drops to 6-6-2, 4-3-1 Peach Belt. College Cross CountryGeorgia...

Joe Maddon opts out of contract, won't return to manage Rays

...Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer.

Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

...replacing Ron Washington.Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bench coach under Clint Hurdle, the Rangers' hitting coach in 2010 and someone who members of the Rangers' front office...


...hard-fought 3-2 win over USC Aiken on Friday night.The set scores were 20-25, 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 15-9.The Pirates, who extending their regular season conference winning streak to 35 matches dating back to 2012, improved to 13-1, 8-0...