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Tuesday April 21 2015
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Pirates fall to Cubs 5-2

Pirates fall to Cubs 5-2

Kris Bryant drove in three and Jorge Soler had four hits, as the Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to contain the Chicago Cubs' young stars, losing a wild game 5-2.

Pens drop Game 3 to Rangers

Pens drop Game 3 to Rangers

Carl Hagelin and Marc Staal scored goals, Dan Girardi had two assists and the Rangers held off a late Penguins rally to win 2-1 in Game 3 of their best of seven Eastern Conference playoff series.

Pens Prospects Turning Heads

Pens Prospects Turning Heads

It’s easy to keep tabs on the Penguins prospects who play for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Pens of the American Hockey League.

Embracing the Unconventional

Embracing the Unconventional

The popular pitching coach tandem of Ray Searage and Jim Benedict have significantly changed how the media perceives pitchers the Pirates have brought in as reclamation projects.

Pens Cup Run Over?

Pens Cup Run Over?

Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux were 27. Jaromir Jagr was 20. Bobby Orr was 24.

Michael Pifer: High School Sports Unsung Hero

Michael Pifer: High School Sports Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.

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.

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.

A bevy of NFL players and personalities, past and present, stepped out of the woodwork to offer their support to the man who repeatedly sent racially inflammatory and sexually perverse text message

The Peters Township native with the all-American girl-next-door look has just had the best season of her career, climbing more than 120 places in the rankings to finish as the world number 57 women

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.

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.

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In June, George Blanda—along with the late Johnny Unitas and living legends Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly—will be honored in Pittsburgh.
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Francisco Liriano is the Pirates’ Opening Day starter this year, but he is not an Ace. Gerrit Cole will start game 2 of 162, but, despite the expectations that surround the former first-overall pick, he is not an Ace, either.
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George Blanda was a pro football player for 26 seasons, longer than anyone who ever played. The Youngwood native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a quarterback and kicker in 1981.
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The Unsung Hero award recognizes local high school coaches and student-athletes who have dedicated themselves to sports and academics, but traditionally have not received the deserved attention.
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It's no secret that the Steelers need help in the defensive secondary and at outside linebacker, but there are also needs elsewhere. Here's a breakdown of the team’s potential targets in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.
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Prospects are constantly moving up and down teams' draft boards as players visit and work out for teams during the month of April. Two quarterbacks and two receivers make up four of PSR's top five players available.
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While the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens are coming off playoff appearances and look to fill specific needs in this month's draft, the Browns are once again in need of help all over the roster, particularly on offense.
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