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Weather trends a wash for A-K baseball, softball

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:33:53 EST

Ed Carr, Freeport’s new baseball coach, doubts he ever held an optional team practice on a grass-and-dirt diamond in February during his decade-plus on the ...(image)

Harlan on recruiting: Mars’ Carmody embraces March Madness

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:12:53 EST

(image) Mars Area’s Robby Carmody (24) battles Neumann-Goretti’s Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (10) during the PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championship on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. Neumann-Goretti won 99-66." src = "$98F8GmziPUyHGfilI8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtY0JokPiw8TcCJ1Poz0HYLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
When Robby Carmody filled out his NCAA bracket, teams that are recruiting him had an advantage. “I tried to put them through at least one ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class 2A baseball

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:51:55 EST

(image) Serra Catholic’s Nate Piontka looks to turn a double play over Vincentian Academy’s Nick Kempa during a PIAA semifinal baseball game on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Greater Latrobe High School. Vincentian Academy won 2-0." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvUslQSFjdw8iBrH2xpBx5KWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here’s a preseason breakdown of WPIAL Class 2A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Serra Catholic (24-3) 2. OLSH (17-4) 3. Neshannock (20-4) ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class A baseball

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:57:52 EST

(image) Vincentian Academy's Christian Fedko (7) reacts after scoring his team's first run in the PIAA Class A state championship game with Meyersdale on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College. Vincentian Academy won 5-2. " src = "$6NZkjtPMu6pl5ZlDnSsc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtTu9utnQeDj5qkFZywEMiTWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here is a preseason breakdown of WPIAL Class A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Vincentian Academy (21-7) 2. Greensburg C.C. (15-5) 3. ...(image)

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Sewickley Academy’s Justin Pryor, Beaver’s Ava Talorico

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:39:51 EST

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Justin Pryor School: Sewickley Academy Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Pryor scored 21 points as Sewickley Academy won the PIAA Class 2A championship ...(image)

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Franklin Regional’s Olda Virag, Yough’s Alona Sleith

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:55 EST

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Olda Virag School: Franklin Regional Sport: Hockey Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Virag, who had 26 goals and 39 assists this season, scored two goals ...(image)

Latrobe volleyball undeterred by lack of experience

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:09:53 EST

(image) Latrobe's Bryce Harr #3 and Mirko Pandini #2 look to block the ball during a game in the Norwin Boy's Volleyball tournament on Saturday March 25, 2017, at Norwin High School." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYso4lA1lQ1Y70_Xdjr1421jWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
After racking up 10 wins in Section 3-AAA last year and making a run to the WPIAL quarterfinals last season, the Latrobe boys volleyball team ...(image)

Tomlin expects fierce competition in quest to find Antonio Brown’s sidekick

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:00:56 EST

(image) Steelers receiver Eli Rogers tries to elude the Chiefs' Ron Parker during the first quarter of an AFC divisional playoff game Sunday, Jan.15, 2017. Rogers had 48 receptions last season." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuDQPuHzb$MZaiJ5ox2BTmLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
PHOENIX — Perhaps the only drawback to Antonio Brown’s on-field performance for the Steelers is one that comes down to the flaws in modern science. ...(image)

A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Freeport’s Tori Radvan and St. Joseph’s Tyler Wood

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:18:56 EST

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Tori Radvan School: Freeport Class: Freshman Sport: Softball Report card: In her varsity debut, Radvan went 4 for 4, including a double and two RBIs, ...(image)

Title defense begins for Penn-Trafford boys volleyball

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:54:53 EST

(image) Penn-Trafford's Alex Roman (11) makes a play on a shot from Gateway on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Penn-Trafford High School. Penn-Trafford won 25-7, 25-14, 25-8." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsr7fW_8BgzoVA4f6897EJ9WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Despite all its success during the 2016 regular season, Penn-Trafford boys volleyball coach Jim Schall kept his team focused by playing the underdog card all ...(image)

Penguins notebook: Kessel gets shy about shooting again

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:54:51 EST

(image) The Penguins celebrate Phil Kessel's game tying goal against the Jets in the third period Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsvWlW94rzh$5E0yk_BvVE8WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Many of the ways in which Phil Kessel’s shyness materializes sit well with the Penguins, but the coaching staff continues to push for more from ...(image)

Gorman: Penguins must overcome NHL’s playoff format

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:30:57 EST

(image) The Penguins' Nick Bonino beats Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsL3TfIuEyQul6Y$NYvot9sWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks played Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena in a game that could be a preview of the Stanley Cup Final. ...(image)

Pirates send down Hutchison; Glasnow, Williams vie for 5th rotation spot

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:24:57 EST

(image) Pirates pitcher Drew Hutchison throws during the first inning of a game against the Red Sox Thursday, March 23, 2017, at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsNi9jeVPgioYleYYo6lQLnWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
BRADENTON, Fla. — Drew Hutchison arrived at Pirates spring training camp six weeks ago with an excellent chance of making the starting rotation.  On Wednesday, ...(image)

Penguins now owners of NHL’s longest streak of playoff appearances

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:18:57 EST

Bryan Rust was born 24 years and 10 months ago in Pontiac, Mich Every spring of his life, his hometown NHL team, the Detroit Red ...(image)

Pirates release reliever Jared Hughes

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:54 EST

(image) Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes delivers during a game against the Orioles Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu_0sRkkEml7_Ff5Xlwhe2eWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
BRADENTON, Fla. — Reliever Jared Hughes on Wednesday cleared outright waivers and was placed on unconditional release waivers, ending his six-year career with the Pirates. ...(image)

Breaking down areas for Pirates to improve in pursuit of Cubs, NL Central

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:51:50 EST

Last season, the Pirates did not finish merely a few games out of first place in the NL Central standings. They were buried. The chasm ...(image)

MLB preview 2017: Writers examine the burning questions in the NL Central

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:48:51 EST


Bristol, CT - January 17, 2014 - Photo Studio: Portrait of Buster Olney (Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images).

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The Chicago Cubs are going to repeat as NL Central champs this year. The St. Louis Cardinals and (to a lesser degree) the Pirates made ...(image)

Q&A with Pirates general manager Neal Huntington

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:09:52 EST

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Around the time “hope and change” was becoming a hip political slogan, Neal Huntington brought those words into the lexicon of the Pirates’ front office. ...(image)

Looking at Huntington’s drafts as Pirates’ GM

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:09:52 EST

Neal Huntington’s drafts since becoming GM: 2008 First pick: Pedro Alvarez (second overall) signed for a $6 million bonus after a long, unpleasant negotiation process. ...(image)

Significant Pirates trades of the Huntington era

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:52 EST

(image) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning of a spring training game against the Tigers on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvLl1yyT8uKZZqglcB9NUvEWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Significant trades by Huntington 2007 Dec. 7: Salomon Torres to Brewers for Kevin Roberts and Marino Salas. This was Huntington’s first trade. Torres was a ...(image)

Pirates notebook: Polanco has visa ‘glitch,’ Hutchison sent to minors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:48:52 EST

(image) Pirates outfielders Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte returned to the team Tuesday after playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic." src = "$mkdN1Kh_oVngzZUaGzWs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYteiABakrG6XxCLz07X5JJLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
BRADENTON, Fla. — A “glitch” with his passport will prevent outfielder Gregory Polanco from going this weekend with the Pirates to Montreal for two exhibition ...(image)

Guido: Several rules changes for high school baseball

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:21:00 EST

Besides the most dramatic change in high school baseball rules in years — pitch counts — several other seemingly minor changes will be part of ...(image)

High school scores, schedules for March 28, 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:42:49 EST

High schools Baseball Tuesday’s results Myrtle Beach tournament South Park 3, Chardon, Ohio 0 Vero Beach tournament Vincentian Academy 6, West Mifflin 5 Nonsection New ...(image)

Freeport track eyes continued success

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:57:53 EST

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Johnathan Asay paused for several seconds as he considered the question: How, given the yearly graduation of top-level athletes, does Freeport maintain its track and ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class 3A baseball

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:24:49 EST

(image) Riverside's Adam Jeannette hangs his head after giving up a hit against Bishop McCort during a PIAA Class AA semifinal game Monday, June 13, 2016, at Greater Latrobe High School. Riverside lost 1-0." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu9FAvQ2Kd2LomnUqpAiNK7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here’s a preseason breakdown for WPIAL Class 3A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Riverside (22-3) 2. Steel Valley (11-6) 3. Avonworth (17-3) ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class 5A baseball

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:18:57 EST

(image) Latrobe's Jared Kollar bats during a scrimmage with Blairsville on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Greater Latrobe High School. " src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtU3PxMf3jUaoDnU2zxDyhiWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here’s a preseason breakdown of WPIAL Class 5A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Latrobe (14-8) 2. Montour (14-4) 3. North Hills (13-8) ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class 4A baseball

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:18:56 EST

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Here’s a preseason breakdown of WPIAL Class 4A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Blackhawk (18-6) 2. South Park (13-8) 3. Knoch (14-8) ...(image)

Previewing WPIAL Class 6A baseball

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:12:51 EST

(image) Ryan Kircher started and pitched six innings for Plum in the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game with Boyertown on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College. Boyertown won 4-1." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuqvOUpNNpDJ8HuqxYaF3kRWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Here’s a preseason breakdown of WPIAL Class 6A baseball: Preseason Top Five Team (2016 record) 1. Butler (13-6) 2. Pine-Richland (17-5) 3. Norwin (19-4) 4. ...(image)

Hempfield’s Wilson to swim at Naval Academy

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:48:48 EST

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Since grade school, Hempfield senior Zane Wilson has wanted to join the military. When the men’s swimming team at the U.S. Naval Academy invited him ...(image)

Freeport baseball drops rival Burrell in nonsection game

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:12:50 EST

(image) Burrell’s Bobby Wenger is tagged out as he slides into home plate against Freeport's Alex Ehalt at Freeport Community Park on Monday, March 27, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv37MyiBL9ac3eRHpKEG45WWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
When the new WPIAL baseball alignment was released and Burrell and Freeport were separated in different classifications, coaches and officials from both schools made it ...(image)

Shawley’s complete game guides Latrobe past Trinity

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:54:54 EST

(image) Latrobe's Ryan Shawley (2) pitches during the seventh inning of a non-conference game with Trinity on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Greater Latrobe High School. Shawley pitched a complete game with 8 strikeouts as Latrobe won 2-0." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuMn1xx2OsCH2PCD4_n$yRVWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
With a legit scoring chance zapped in the home-half of the sixth inning, Latrobe could have crimped out of frustration in a scoreless game against ...(image)

Pitt tight end Clark finally finds great fit

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:51:51 EST

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Usually a man of action, Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi sat back and waited while Chris Clark made up his mind. Clark, the nation’s No. ...(image)

Gorman: Duquesne gets it right with Dambrot

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:36:50 EST

(image) FILE - This March 11, 2017 file photo shows Akron coach Keith Dambrot yelling instructions to players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball championship game against Kent State in the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland. Akron coach Keith Dambrot has left the school after a record-setting 27-9 season. DambrotÕs stunning departure was announced by the school, which released a statement Monday, March 27, 2017 thanking him Òfor the enormous contributionsÓ and saying Òwe wish him well as he moves along.Ó (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)" src = "$4LotY3MQ18$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvYIDyH$kIwC4w$pMyXJ6zjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
A Duquesne coaching search that was starting to look like a disaster somehow ended with the Dukes getting the perfect person to revive a program ...(image)

Penguins’ Sullivan teaching, preaching during final weeks of season

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:33:56 EST

(image) Penguinscoach Mike Sullivan talks to an official during the third period against the Sabres on Sunday, March 5, 2017. " src = "$5qjB$NzaDXtcJs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtZlG5uRR__uliF2AqnTPfzWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Most of coach Mike Sullivan’s speech to the Penguins at the end of Tuesday’s practice at PPG Paints Arena reached only his ice-level audience, but ...(image)

NFL owners table reduced OT proposal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:48:51 EST

(image) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks during his season-ending news conference Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsl03xalaTxZ14Wg1DJGp_MWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
PHOENIX — Reducing the time of NFL games this season won’t involve shaving five minutes from the overtime period. Not yet, at least. At the ...(image)

Westmoreland high school roundup: Latrobe’s Pagliei tosses no-hitter

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:52 EST

If Tuesday’s performance was any indication, the Latrobe softball team is ready for section play to begin. In their final tune-up before the Section 2-6A ...(image)

Spring training breakdown: Red Sox 9, Pirates 2

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:51 EST

WEDNESDAY’S GAME vs. Phillies (ss) 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Phillies starter: LHP Luis Garcia Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole TV: Root Sports TUESDAY’S ...(image)

Pirates reliever Webb stuck in tough spot as Rule 5 pick

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:30:53 EST

(image) Pirates reliever Tyler Webb pitches during a spring training game against the Red Sox on March 23, 2017." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYszWDu5VSvIAzkf7WTP9cl7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
BRADENTON, Fla. — Long reliever, lefty specialist, spot starter, mop-up guy. Tyler Webb is willing to fill any job the Pirates offer. “I’ll be the ...(image)

Krivijanski takes long road to success with Point Park baseball

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:00:51 EST

(image) Point Park senior pitcher Nolan Krivijanski, a Central Catholic graduate, pitched a perfect game March 18, 2017, against Cincinnati Christian." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvnFm6gP8qEw8Ep6b2rZf7eWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
To fully appreciate Point Park pitcher Nolan Krivijanski’s hot streak — 17 consecutive scoreless innings that include a perfect game and one-hitter in back-to-back outings ...(image)

Two-sport athletes were once more common at Pitt

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:27:55 EST

(image) Former Pitt defensive back Anthony Dorsett, shown in 2002 with the Oakland Raiders, once went from football practice to track practice during the spring while at Pitt." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYskAiE9c7$Bz4eZZBMcEsKLWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The growing importance of spring football makes athlete-sharing almost non-existent at Pitt, but it wasn’t always that way. Participating in two sports was no problem ...(image)

RMU leading scorer Still to transfer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:09:58 EST

Robert Morris sophomore forward Isaiah Still, who averaged a team-high 15.7 points this season, plans to become the third member of the men’s basketball to ...(image)

Pirates notebook: Pirates option Brault to Indianapolis

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:30:53 EST

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Left-hander Steven Brault was cut from big league camp Tuesday, which means the Pirates will go into the regular season with a ...(image)

Riverhounds striker Hertzog named USL Player of the Week

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:54:52 EST

Riverhounds striker Corey Hertzog was named the USL Player of the Week for the opening week of the season after his two-goal performance in a ...(image)

Steelers notebook: Harbaugh, Lewis not fooled by Roethlisberger retirement talk

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:39:49 EST

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PHOENIX — When Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said two months ago he was contemplating retirement, it didn’t exactly send shockwaves throughout the AFC North. “I ...(image)

Duquesne looks to Dambrot to energize men’s basketball program

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:27:52 EST

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LeBron James took to Twitter on Sunday to credit Keith Dambrot, in part, for developing him into the future Hall of Fame player and man ...(image)

Penguins notebook: Sheary set to play; others getting closer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:03:51 EST

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As a professional hockey player who checks in at 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, Penguins winger Conor Sheary always is going to face questions about his ...(image)