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.


...time since the program's inception in the 2002-2003 season.The Jaguars, who won their most recent tournament ? Lady Pirate Intercollegiate by 19 shots ? are No. 25 in Golfstat.com's most recent national rankings.? USC Aiken's men's...

Faith Calendar

...drinks, games, prizes; freeTRINITY BAPTIST: Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31; parking lot filled with pirate ships, Duck Dynasty, Swamp People, Disney princesses and more; safe, family friendly event; free; tbcmart.comNEW CREATION...

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...

Maralynne Mitcham

...wrote updates on her medical condition, documenting the progress of the various clinical trials she entered, by writing a Pirate's Newsletter. Her ready wit kept us all apprised on the latest medications and treatments for ocular melanoma while she courageously...

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...

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...


...wins by 19 shotsIn Greenville, N.C., four Georgia Regents players finished in the top-10 as the Jaguars won the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate by 19 shots on Tuesday.Georgia Regents, which led by six shots after 36 holes, closed with even-par 288...

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...