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Pirates drop opener to D-Backs 7-4

Pirates drop opener to D-Backs 7-4

Neil Walker homered and Russell Martin drove in 2 runs but an Ike Davis error cost the Pirates two runs and the Diamondbacks beat Pittsburgh 7-4

Big 12 vs. Big Mistake

Big 12 vs. Big Mistake

For a long time, West Virginia University athletics existed as a Very Big Fish in a small Big East pond.

Training Camp: Position Battles

Training Camp: Position Battles

With Training Camp starting July 25th, there are several position battles to keep an eye on. Notably, starting spots are up for grabs at receiver, left tackle, defensive end, inside linebacker and possibly even cornerback. Here’s a look at the competitors at each spot.

Going, Going, Gone.

Going, Going, Gone.

Pittsburgh's Greatest Sports Legends

Pittsburgh's Greatest Sports Legends

Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.

An Unbreakable Bond

An Unbreakable Bond

In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.

Tyler Palko was a leader from the moment he picked up a football while watching his father coach at West Allegheny High School.

“People were asking if we could print a t-shirt with that design on it,” “He called me and said ‘do you want to do [a t-shirt sale]?’…and we were all in,” said Cassandra Buncie, co-founder of the B

He won 68 games in that five-year span, capturing a World Series championship in 1971 and finishing second to Steve Carlton in N.L. Cy Young voting in 1972.

The question is guaranteed to stir up spirited debate. Just don’t ask Crosby. All you’ll get is a half-smirk and a call for “next question, please.”

One charity in particular, the Steelers offseason basketball team, has been a staple for the players and local areas since the 1950s.

After a huge senior season, Ryan’s draft stock soared and the next thing he knew, he was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins.

I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
Editor's DeskFeature One
Quick. Fill in the blank: The Steelers’ current receiving corps is (fill in the blank). Deep? Bottom-heavy? Talented yet unproven?
Feature TwoPenn StatePure Steel
Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
Feature FourHigh SchoolPenn State
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of Benstonium.com created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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