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Cueto, Janish lead first-place Reds past Pirates

Associated Press

Cueto is 11-2 overall with a 3.24 ERA. He’s won five straight decisions and has a 1.40 ERA over nine starts.

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PITTSBURGH — Johnny Cueto vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates is quickly becoming one of baseball’s biggest mismatches.

Cueto dominated the Pirates again over six innings, Paul Janish homered and drove in four runs and [...]

Reds' Cabrera lands on DL with oblique injury

By M.Bowman / Staff Contributor and Wire Reports

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PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Reds placed shortstop Orlando Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. He suffered a strained left oblique during a ninth-inning swing on Monday.

“I don’t know,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said when asked how long Cabrera would be out. “It has to be [...]

Reds fall to Bucs, but remain in first place

Associated Press

Leake pitched five innings and allowed a career-high seven runs (six earned). He walked one and struck out two.

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PITTSBURGH — It took their best player getting hit near his head with a pitch to awaken Pittsburgh’s offense enough to snap another losing streak.

Rookie Neil Walker had three hits and drove in [...]

Wood, fill-in Cairo lead Reds past Pirates 4-0

Associated Press

Wood, a rookie left-hander, pitched seven innings of two-hit shutout ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 before a crowd of 15,172 at PNC Park. He walked only one and struck out four.

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PITTSBURGH — The atmosphere wasn’t the same, the lineup wasn’t the same. Not that it mattered to rookie Travis Wood [...]

Steelers’ Reed unhappy with contract status

Associated Press

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Steelers kicker Jeff Reed isn’t happy after learning he won’t be signed to the multiyear contract he expected after being designated as the team’s franchise player.

The Steelers told Reed earlier in the year they wanted to work out an extended contract. Any chance that deal would get done apparently [...]

Steelers reach terms with Flozell Adams

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached terms with five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Flozell Adams on a two-year contract.

Steelers, Flozell Adams reach terms.

The Steelers have sought offensive line help since right tackle Willie Colon was lost for the season last month with a torn Achilles’ tendon.

The Steelers could play the 35-year-old Adams at right [...]

Steelers unsure if QB’s suspension will be cut

Associated Press

Steelers wait on Roethlisberger decision

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect to go through most or all of training camp without knowing the exact date when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can play again.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans to visit the Steelers’ camp on Aug. 5, but the stop is not specifically related to Roethlisberger’s six-game [...]

Kaye Cowher, wife of former coach, dies at age 54

Associated Press

Coach Cowher's wife, Kaye Cowher, dies of cancer at 54

RALEIGH, N.C. —Kaye Cowher, the wife of ex-Steelers coach Bill Cowher and a former basketball player at North Carolina State and in the now-defunct Women’s Professional Basketball League, has died of skin cancer. She was 54.

Cowher died Friday in her [...]

Steelers sign Tomlin through 2012, with option

Associated Press

Steelers sign Tomlin to extension

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed coach Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension through the 2012 season, with an option year in 2013.

The extension was expected because the Steelers’ policy has been to sign a coach before he begins the final season of a contract. Tomlin is only the [...]

Steelers’ Colon to have Achilles’ tendon surgery

Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH—Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right Achilles’ tendon and is expected to miss the season.

Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon

Colon was injured while working out on his own at the Steelers practice complex on Monday. The Steelers haven’t officially ruled Colon out for the season, [...]