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Friday October 31 2014
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The Pirates top prospects are in the Arizona Fall League sharpening their skills. But that group of youngsters won't necessarily be the next to join the big club.

Top Overall Pitching Prospect: Tyler Glasnow

10/30/2014 - 15:08
Alex Stumpf
Madison Bumgarner capped one of the most dominant pitching performances in World Series history with five scoreless innings to lead the Giants over the Royals 3-2 in Game 7, capturing the 2014 series crown for San Francisco.

From their Wild Card game in Pittsburgh to the ninth inning of Game Seven of the World Series, the San Francisco Giants relied on Madison Bumgarner.

10/29/2014 - 23:49
Alex Stumpf
Heading into the 2014 season, the Pirates hoped pitching prospect Jameson Taillon would follow the same path as Gerrit Cole, who jumped to the majors in mid-June the previous season after starting 2013 with Class AAA Indianapolis.

Tommy John surgery on Taillon’s right elbow in April quashed that hope, and he was projected to miss 12-18 months immediately following his surgery.

10/28/2014 - 02:24
Mike Tony
Major League Baseball will hand out their 2014 awards soon enough, but PSR has already done it.

AL MVP: Mike Trout, Angels

10/28/2014 - 02:16
Alex Stumpf
Hunter Pence had 3 hits and 3 RBI and Pablo Sandoval added a pair of RBI as the Giants evened the World Series with an 11-4 win over the Royals in Game 4 on Saturday night.

After being shut down by Kansas City’s bullpen in a close game 3 loss, the San Francisco Giants got over 6 innings worth of quality relief from their ‘pen and finally hit the Royals’ relievers, coa

10/26/2014 - 00:01
Alex Stumpf
Jeremy Guthrie outpitched Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.

Another solid bullpen performance and just enough timely hitting continues to be a quality formula for the Kansas City Royals, as they hung on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 ser

10/25/2014 - 00:16
Alex Stumpf
Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first inning and Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over seven innings as the Giants beat the Royals 7-1 in Game 1 of the World Series in Kansas City.

In the first game of a series billed as “dynasty vs. destiny,” the San Francisco Giants torched the Kansas City Royals 7-1.

10/21/2014 - 23:16
Alex Stumpf
The Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t solve San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam in the fourth to propel the Giants to a 8-0 victory that ended the Pirates’ season. San Francisco moves on to the National League Division Series to play the Washington Nationals.

“There’s certainly some disappointment,” Pirates second baseman Neil Walker said. “We got outplayed tonight.”

10/02/2014 - 01:02
Nate Barnes
Okay. Here goes the 999,999th column/story written about Derek Sanderson Jeter this week.

Yes, Derek Jeter received so much praise from everyone not named Keith Olbermann, as he wrapped up his 20th season playing for the New York Yankees. 

10/01/2014 - 11:03
John Krysinsky
There are not many people in Pittsburgh who will question Russell Martin’s importance to the Pirates.

After anchoring a surprisingly effective Pirates pitching staff in 2013 and following with what has been an equally stellar offensive performance in 2014, the two-year $17 million contract he recei

10/01/2014 - 10:56
Kurt Hackimer
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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