East Manatee's Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in nine innings in a 1952 Class D Appalachian League game. It has never been done since nor was accomplished before. Necciai followed that up with 24 strikeouts in his next start. Video by Jason Dill.
Ron Necciai Day to honor baseball history
The Pittsburgh Pirates begin spring training workouts at Pirate City
Ivan Nova discusses decision to re-sign with Pirates
Don Mattingly talks about the Marlins 3-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin discusses his kids sports views
Pirates Jon Niese explains his delivery speed after Thursday's start
Pirates starter Francisco Liriano discusses Monday's rough outing
Juan Nicasio has strong outing for Pittsburgh Pirates
No shortage of big league prospects at Pirates camp
Arab lawmakers at Israel's Knesset tossed out after heckling Pence during speech
Democrats Schumer, Pelosi comment on government shutdown
Paul Ryan blames Democrats for 'reckless shutdown'
Pittsburgh RHP Pat Light was acquired from Minnesota last week, and needed to a borrow a glove for Tuesday's workout after his gear didn't arrive until after practice. General manager Neal Huntington spoke about Light's upside. Video by Jason Dill.
Arab lawmakers in Israel's parliament were tossed out from the house on Monday for heckling U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of his speech. The main Arab party in the parliament said it would boycott Pence's speech - though it wasn't immediately clear whether they would walk out in protest, heckle or skip the session altogether. The Knesset, which is accustomed to such high-profile visits, had added a new layer of security, and besides the speaker and other dignitaries, lawmakers did not have direct access to Pence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the boycott a disgrace. He and others gave Pence a standing ovation.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it on Senate Democrats. He said that the Democrats are holding the government hostage to win protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Democrats, on the other hand, are blaming the shutdown on Republicans, who control Congress and the White House.
On the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending on Saturday. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is reached before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.
lorida Gov. Rick Scott attended the Florida National Guard deployment ceremony of the 260th Military Intelligence Battalion at the Florida National Guard Robert A. Ballard Armory in Miami on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.
Commuters and others in Bradenton woke up to find a heavy blanket of fog across the area, limiting visibility and slowing the drive to work, school and other destinations. This video was shot along the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton. Jan. 22, 2018.