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The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent catcher Russell Martin, the team announced on Friday.

The deal, which last through the 2014 season, pays Martin a $2 million signing bonus and $6.5 million next season, and $8.5 million in 2014.

11/29/2012 - 22:14
Tony DeFazio
Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill combined for 47 of Penn State's 61 points and nearly led a monumental late run in the second half, but it wasn't enough as Boston College held on for a 12-point win over the Nittany Lions Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

With Penn State down 20 points and 5:22 remaining in the game, D.J.

11/29/2012 - 01:01
Adam Bittner
Jones scores career-high 22 in exciting road win

BOONE, NC - Jerry Jones scored a career high 22 points and freshman Quevyn Winters added a big 3-pointer

11/28/2012 - 22:27
PSR Staff
Pitcher Zach Stewart, Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson acquired in deals for minor leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later and also received right-handed pitcher Vin

11/28/2012 - 17:10
PSR Staff
Coming off an eight-turnover performance in Cleveland and with their quarterback situation still unsettled, the Steelers head to Baltimore three games behind the Ravens and reeling. But the cavalry may be on the way.

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)
at Baltimore Ravens (9-2)

Sunday, Dec.

11/28/2012 - 15:29
Tony DeFazio
Lamar Patterson and Tray Woodall each scored 15 points, Talib Zanna had 12 and 8 rebounds, and James Robinson added 11 and 8 assists, as Pitt pulled away from Howard 70-46 Tuesday night.

You may not call it pretty, but it was a win nonetheless.

11/27/2012 - 22:50
Anthony Jaskulski
Deion Barnes selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has been selected 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches and media and defensive end Deion

11/27/2012 - 20:26
PSR Staff
Coming off a 27-6 demolition of nationally ranked Rutgers, Pitt travels to Tampa looking to achieve postseason eligibility when it takes on South Florida in a nationally televised contest at Raymond James Stadium Saturday evening.

Pitt (5-6, 2-4 Big East) at
South Florida (3-8, 1-5 Big East)

Dec.

11/27/2012 - 09:55
Tony DeFazio
John Malecki promoted to active roster; Marcus Gilbert placed on IR and David Gilreath released

The Steelers have activated offensive guard David DeCastro from the Reserve/Injured; Designated to Return List and also

11/26/2012 - 21:52
PSR Staff
Senior closing in on several Panthers records as season nears an end

Pitt senior quarterback Tino Sunseri has been

11/26/2012 - 21:48
PSR Staff
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Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
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Exactly four months after the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the Stanley Cup in San Jose, the new NHL season got underway. While the Penguins will look to become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as champions, the season will be sure to deliver plenty of twists and surprises during the regular season.
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As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
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For years, the accomplishments of the Penn State men’s basketball team have been few and far between. Head coach Patrick Chambers has posted a 23-67 overall conference record in his five seasons, one of the worst marks among Power 5 schools. Only TCU, Boston College, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech have a lower in-conference winning percentage than Penn State's .256 mark during that span.
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