• Tackle Mike Adams among 3 cut by Steelers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released offensive tackle Mike Adams on Thursday, ending the former second-round pick’s tumultuous tenure with the team.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their overtime victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The Penguins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, rounds the bases behind Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Juan Nicasio after Ben Zobrist drobe him and Tommy La Stella in with a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Zobrist, Rizzo homer as Cubs top Pirates 6-2 for sweep

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are threatening to run away with the NL Central.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) is congratulated by Pittsburgh Penguins Patric Hornqvist (72) after the Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of a NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Penguins won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Rookie goaltender Murray stealing the show for Penguins

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray isn’t in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he’s on. The NHL’s best team on the other side of the ice. His mentor watching from bench. An arena chanting his name.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jonathon Niese delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pirates can’t hit Arrieta, fall to Cubs 7-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle gave Matt Joyce the start in right field against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, pointing to the outfielder’s impressive numbers against Chicago ace Jake Arrieta earlier in Joyce’s career.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) rounds third past Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Cole roughed up as Pirates lose emotional game to Cubs, 7-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle laughed off what seems to be a renewal of bad blood between his team and the Chicago Cubs.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Tom Kuhnhackl (34) celebrates his goal with his teammates behind Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway.

  • Chicago Cubs' David Ross (3) drives in two runs with a hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Hammel goes to 4-0, Rizzo hits 2 doubles in Cubs’ win

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night.

  • In this Nov. 8, 2015 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Pittsburgh. A pair of familiar faces are heading back to Pittsburgh for the 2016 season. Veteran linebacker James Harrison announced on his Instagram page Monday, May 2, 2016, that he plans on playing this fall. And the Steelers signed backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a one-year deal on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Harrison plans to play in 2016, Steelers re-sign Gradkowski

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like there’s still a little fuel left James Harrison’s tank after all.

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) levels Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) with a high hit during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Washington. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Capitals defenseman Orpik thinks 3-game suspension is fair

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brooks Orpik was trying to be physical. Yet the instant the Washington Capitals defenseman made contact with Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta’s head early in Game 2 on Saturday night, Orpik knew he had crossed a sometimes vague line between aggressive and illegal.