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Tuesday July 29 2014
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Worley complete game shutout leads Pirates over Giants

Worley complete game shutout leads Pirates over Giants

Vance Worley tossed a complete game 4-hit shutout, Josh Harrison homered and the Pirates blanked the Giants Monday night in San Francisco 5-0.

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.

He travels the same path as his father, Duke, both in occupation and style.

McConnell-Serio’s success continued beyond her playing days, as she won three state championships coaching at Oakland Catholic High School, was the WNBA Coach of the Year in 2004 and led Duques

Snider’s 2009 song “America’s Favorite Pastime” chronicles the day in 1970 that Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates… while under the influence of LSD.

Kyle Okposo’s pickle-stabber at the end of the second period was a straight left that broke Fleury’s nose.

The player remains on the ballot for 15 years, assuming he never receives less than five percent of the votes in any given year, at which point he would be removed.

Connecticut basketball was on the verge of greatness in the mid 1990’s. Ray Allen was an icon. Jim Calhoun had Hall of Fame in his future.

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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