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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes suspended 80 games for PED use

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes suspended 80 games for PED use

Sports
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games for a violation of the Major League Baseball drug program, the league announced Wednesday. Reyes tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone, according to the league. He became the second MLB player in three days to be suspended for the use of Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and commonly used on horses. Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes was suspended for the entire 2020 season Monday after testing positive for Boldenone. It marked his second violation of the MLB drug program. Reyes, 26, made his major league debut with the Pirates in September 2018 and recorded a .293 batting average with three home runs and seven RBIs in 63 plate appearances. Reyes had a .203...
NFL clears Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo in alleged domestic incident

NFL clears Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthony Chickillo in alleged domestic incident

Sports
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo won't face any discipline for an alleged domestic violence incident last month involving him and his girlfriend. League sources told ESPN and The Athletic on Friday that the NFL cleared Chickillo and closed its investigation into the linebacker. According to ESPN, the league cleared him because of insufficient evidence and he will not be punished. Chickillo, 26, was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an Oct. 20 domestic dispute that occurred at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Penn. He was later placed on the commissioner's exempt list. Police said a verbal argument started between Chickillo and his girlfriend, Alysha Newman, over table games in the casino. An affidavit said the couple went...
Pittsburgh shooting: Gab drops offline after attack

Pittsburgh shooting: Gab drops offline after attack

Technology
A Twitter-rival used by the man accused of a gun attack on a US synagogue has gone offline after several technology services withdrew support from it.Gab describes itself as a defender of "free speech and expression" with nearly 800,000 users.It has faced criticism in the past for providing an outlet for far-right figureheads and conspiracy theorists banned from other social networks.The service has said it has "zero tolerance" for terrorism and violence.It has, however, acknowledged that a verified account whose details matched those of the alleged Tree of Life Synagogue shooter had been active on its service.The account, registered to Robert Bowers, had posted several anti-Semitic messages on the platform. And in a final update...
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged

World
A man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby naming ceremony has been charged with 29 offences. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged with offences including hate crimes and weapons offences as he recovered in hospital having been shot several times after exchanging gunfire with police, authorities said. Image: Suspected gunman Robert Bowers is in custody. Pic: US media The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighbourhood at 10am on Saturday left six others wounded, including four police officers.The suspect is believed to have shouted antisemitic slurs, including "all Jews must die" as he barged into the synagogue on Saturday morning before opening fire in one of the dead...
Week 2 NFL Roundup, Scores: Kansas City Chiefs outlast Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 2 NFL Roundup, Scores: Kansas City Chiefs outlast Pittsburgh Steelers

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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued his electric start to the 2018 season as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-37 in a high-scoring affair. The second-year gunslinger tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes against the Steelers. Mahomes' 10 passing touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season are the most ever by a quarterback through two games in league history. He was 23-of-28 for 326 yards with no interceptions. He added five rushes for 18 yards and had a passer rating of 154.8. "You never expect to have 10 touchdowns at this point in the season," Mahomes told reporters. "But I knew with this offense and the weapons that we have and the scheme [Chiefs] coach [Andy] Reid has drawn up that we had a chance to be really, really good...