Good morning, Pittsburgh. Here’s your day in sports for Thursday, September 3, 2015.
What’s on tap for today:
The Pirates (79-52) will l0ok to avoid their second consecutive sweep this season at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers (57-75) at Miller Park. Francisco Liriano will try to be the stopper for the Bucs. First pitch is at 7:20 p.m. ROOT Sports Pittsburgh
At Heinz Field, the Steelers will wrap up their 2015 preseason slate by hosting the Carolina Panthers at 7:30 p.m. before final cuts are due on Saturday. The team will need to get down to 53 players from their current 75. KDKA-TV
Football! The return of football season is upon us and there is a full slate of games tonight, including No. 2 TCU at Minnesota at 9:00 p.m. ESPN
Jeff Locke and the rest of the Pirates continue to struggle against the National League Central, as the Bucs dropped a 9-4 decision to the Brew Crew last night.
The Pirates officially announced a host of roster moves, reinstating reliever Rob Scahill from the disabled list and adding five players from Triple-A Indy, among others.
Before last night’s game, the Pirates recalled shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Indy and moved reliever Deolis Guerra to the 60-day disabled list.
Our Andrew Hodgson took a look at the Pirates strange history at Miller Park.
Gar Bercury discussed how Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant’s four-game suspension has provided an opportunity for Darrius Hayward-Bey.
Central Valley grad Jordan Whitehead is excited to get his collegiate career started with Pitt.
The Panthers, meanwhile, are ranked seventh in our Matt Shetler’s Week 1 ACC Power Rankings
On this date in 2013, the Pirates secured their 81st win of the season by beating the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, ensuring their first non-losing season in 21 years.
He said it: “I have the best winning percentage in Tennessee football history” — Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney on his 1-0 record as an interim head coach.