• Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang in the eighth inning of a baseball game against in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    McCutchen hits into-game ending DP as Pirates fall to Miami

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Intentionally walking the batter in front of Andrew McCutchen with the game on the line would have been close to unfathomable in other seasons.

  • St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jedd Gyorko (3) throws to first baseman Matt Carpenter for an out against  Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr in the third inning inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Grichuk, Cardinals beat Phils in 11th for 5th straight win

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There is a power bug going through the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup right now.

  • Miami Marlins' Fernando Rodney celebrates a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates after a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Andino, Marlins hold off Pirates in 9th inning

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don Mattingly looked at the group of media assembled in front of him and smiled.

  • In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is helped from the field after being injured in an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. The NFL on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, suspended Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Steelers’ Bell suspended 1st 3 games of season

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL on Friday suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

  • These are 2016 file photos showing Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, left, and Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Howard and Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used human growth hormone. Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which was broadcast Dec. 27, that the two used HGH. Sly, who worked as an intern at an anti-aging clinic, later recanted his claims. In a brief statement Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, MLB said its investigation "did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman." (AP Photo/File)

    MLB clears Howard, Zimmerman of drug allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

  • Cops: Angry man throws pizza and punches at police station

    DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driving suspect upset that his vehicle was still impounded a week after his arrest threw pizza and punches at a Pennsylvania police station.

  • Penguins sign college free agent forward DiPauli

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed college free agent forward Thomas DiPauli to a two-year, entry-level contract.

  • Authorities: Woman accused of drugging horses to rig races

    BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A groom at the Parx Casino and Racing facility in suburban Philadelphia is accused of giving performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses.

  • From left are file photos showing Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison, in 2015, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, in 2016, Packers' Julius Peppers, in 2015, and then-Packers player Mike Neal, in 2014. Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives right now, either. The NFL has threatened Harrison and three other players with an indefinite suspension if they don’t cooperate in its investigation of alleged use of performance-enhancing substances. The others are Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers. Harrison spoke Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016,  a day after the NFL’s threat became public.(AP Photo/File)

    Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    McCutcheon homers to spark 6-5 comeback win over Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutcheon had two hits, including a two-run homer, pinch-hitter Matt Joyce had a key two-run single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a four-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of the freefalling San Francisco Giants with a 6-5 victory on Wednesday.