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Reds batter Cole, top Bucs 7-5

Reds batter Cole, top Bucs 7-5

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a home run but Gerrit Cole allowed nine hits and five runs in six innings and the Pirates lost to the Reds 7-5 at Great American Ballpark.

Pittsburgh Sports Report April Digital

Pittsburgh Sports Report April Digital

Spring means a variety of sports, and PSR has every one covered. From the Pens postseason hopes, to the Pirates upcoming season to the Steelers and the NFL Draft, it's all online in April Digital PSR.

Steelers: Potential Targets

Steelers: Potential Targets

The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.

Playoff Watch: Four Favorites

Playoff Watch: Four Favorites

A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.

Playoff Watch: The Big Four

Playoff Watch: The Big Four

The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.

Nobody's Favorite

Nobody's Favorite

The Penguins will not win the Stanley Cup this year. That is not opinion or overreaction. It is, according to the numbers, fact. Both the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks and 2012 Los Angeles Kings faired far better in the final stretch of the season than the Penguins are this year.

With Saturday's Blue-and-White game wrapping up the first chapter of Franklin's story, it's become clear that things are different under the dynamic Franklin.

Despite a youth-inflated roster, Pitt may be an exception to this notion in 2014 according to defensive coordinator Matt House.

However, after the Pirates recent $31 million contract extension with Starling Marte, the 28-year-old Walker seems to have lost his place in line.

The defense got old and slow, the offense lost firepower and the locker room emptied of the veteran leadership that made the 2000’s so special.

“The Pirates have stayed very patient and you’re starting to see those benefits,” MLB Network analyst and former major league general manager John Hart said.

While many mock drafts have the team adding an offensive tackle in the first round, the late-season play of Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert—and the lingering potential of Mike Adams—will give new

It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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