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Marte saves the day for Pirates in 5-4 win

Marte saves the day for Pirates in 5-4 win

Jung-Ho Kang laced three doubles, Andrew McCutchen homered and Starling Marte made two outstanding defensive plays in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve the Pirates 5-4 win over the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday night.

Pirates add Happ and Morse in deadline deals; place Burnett on DL

Pirates add Happ and Morse in deadline deals; place Burnett on DL

The Pirates on Friday acquired left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ from Seattle and first baseman Michael Morse from Los Angeles in a pair of trade-deadline deals.

Pirates trade for All-Star closer Soria

Pirates trade for All-Star closer Soria

The Pirates acquired two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria from Detroit in exchange for minor league INF/OF JaCoby Jones.

Where the Locals Landed

Where the Locals Landed

Training camps are open across the NFL and dozens of rookies are trying to buck the odds and earn a roster spot, including nearly two dozen with ties to western or central Pennsylvania.

Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been notorious for having a top unit at the linebacker position year in and year out. Dating back to the days of Jack Lambert and Jack Ham, the Steelers have built their defensive foundation around the linebackers.

2015 Training Camp Position Battles

2015 Training Camp Position Battles

With Steelers veterans like Troy Polamalu, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor all retired, there are several positions that may not be sorted out until the team breaks camp in Latrobe in a couple weeks.

WING TURNED LEAF: This year’s prized coaching target, Mike Babcock, elected to leave the Detroit Red Wings, where he had coached since 2005 and won the 2008 Stanley Cup.

On August 8, "The Bus" will put it in park one last time in Canton, OH. Bettis will be the 30th modern-era running back to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

In 2001, Huggins became the 20th Division I coach (minimum 10 years coaching in Division I) to reach 700 victories when the Mountaineers defeated Missouri State, and he has 765 collegiate wins

Five high school seniors-to-be gave verbal commitments to Nadruzzi in a seven-day span last month, including a four-star wide receiver from Ohio and a Virginia linebacker who chose the Panthers ove

The pitcher and hitter are the same guy: Blackhawk High School alumnus Brendan McKay. And this was just his freshman year.

The Basketball Tournament is in its second year of existence and is comprised of teams from four regions: Northeast, South, Midwest and West.

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After a slow start to the recruiting season, things have picked up for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.
Editor's DeskFeature One
In 2001, advanced statistics innovator Bill James released The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, an updated version of his original one thousand-page baseball opus released in 1985.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.
Feature ThreeWVU
There is a baseball player at Louisville who just completed the season with a 9-3 record, 117 strikeouts and a 1.77 ERA in 96.2 innings pitched. There’s also a player who batted .308 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 211 at bats.
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The 2015 Steelers open training camp this weekend. Here's what we're wondering as the Black & Gold invade Latrobe.
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Driving past the line of scrimmage and into the secondary at a listed 255 pounds—40 pounds heavier than the league-average running back—few players in NFL history redefined their position quite like Jerome Bettis.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been notorious for having a top unit at the linebacker position year in and year out. Dating back to the days of Jack Lambert and Jack Ham, the Steelers have built their defensive foundation around the linebackers.
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With Steelers veterans like Troy Polamalu, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor all retired, there are several positions that may not be sorted out until the team breaks camp in Latrobe in a couple weeks.
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