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Friday November 28 2014
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When the Pirates signed Edinson Volquez to a one-year $5 million contract last offseason, they probably didn’t expect that he would be starting in the National League Wild Card game six months later.

They probably didn’t expect the same to be true of Francisco Liriano two seasons ago.

11/27/2014 - 10:53
Kurt Hackimer
The pieces are already moving and the money is already flying as baseball's free agent season is underway. Starting pitcher Jon Lester leads another crop of veteran free agents on the open market this winter.

The 10 most coveted free agents on this year's open market:

11/23/2014 - 16:09
Alex Stumpf
Pittsburgh fan favorite agrees to five year deal worth $82 million

Free agent catcher Russell Martin has agreed to a five-year, $82 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to both ESPN and Fox Sports.

Martin's deal is pending a physical exam.

11/17/2014 - 20:56
PSR Staff
Veteran righty agrees to one-year deal

The Pirates and veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett agreed to a one-year contract for 2015 worth $8.5 million.

11/14/2014 - 19:15
Tony DeFazio
Lefty Justin Wilson sent to New York in exchange for catcher Francisco Cervelli

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson.

11/12/2014 - 22:00
PSR Staff
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 - The Pirates have several pitchers in their organization that would be either team’s top pitching prospects, including Nick Kingham an

10/30/2014 - 14:08
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 - 22:49
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 - 01:24
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 - 01:16
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

10/25/2014 - 23:01
Alex Stumpf
This is not a great time for the National Football League. America's richest and most successful sports league is being taken to task by everyone from media to protest groups to longtime fans.
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When Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon heard senior Cameron Wright had gone down with a non-basketball related foot injury, he didn’t think much of it. “You know, I was actually on the road,” Dixon said.
Feature TwoPitt Basketball
The six western Pennsylvania quarterbacks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, George Blanda and Johnny Unitas -- will be honored in Pittsburgh next summer.
Feature ThreePure Steel
From 2004 to 2011, the Steelers led the league or finished second in fewest points allowed per game five times. Those squads were marshaled by Steelers greats such as nose tackle Casey Hampton and receiver Hines Ward, who recently made headlines for calling his old team's defense “soft.”
Feature FourPure Steel
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The 2014-15 season is underway and plenty of high-end talent dots the top teams in America. Here is PSR's early peek at some of the best players in the land.
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There were smiles after a Plum football game late last season, for the first time in more than two years. The Mustangs finally came out on the winning end of a game.
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At Pitt Basketball’s 2014 Midnight Madness event, Joseph Uchebo did not win the dunk contest. He did, however, win over the fans.
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Can John Calipari load up for another title run with what is perhaps America's most talented roster? Does UConn have enough to repeat? Will the Tar Heels big men lead UNC to the promised land?
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