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 Third baseman Pedro Alvarez tags out St. Louis runner Matt Adams, right, as he attempted to stretch a double into a triple in the first inning Wednesday in St. Louis. Andrew McCutchen threw him out, but not before two runs scored.
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Third baseman Pedro Alvarez tags out St. Louis runner Matt Adams, right, as he attempted to stretch a double into a triple in the first inning Wednesday in St. Louis. Andrew McCutchen threw him out, but not before two runs scored.

Pirates lose third in a row to St. Louis

A short outing by starter Brandon Cumpton put the Pirates behind early in a 5-2 loss at Busch Stadium.


 Sidney Crosby carries the puck against the New York Rangers during a playoff game at the Consol Energy Center in May.

Penguins notebook: Decision on surgery for Crosby still up in the air

Penguins general manager says a determination on arthroscopic surgery for Sidney Crosby’s injured wrist will be made by early next week.



 The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Gene Collier: A-Fraud a continued baseball parody

Suspended Yankee star Alex Rodriguez poster boy for everything that is wrong with baseball.



 The Pirates called up infielder Matt Hague from Class AAA Indianapolis.

Pirates notebook: Starling Marte goes on bereavement list

Pirates notebook: Outfielder was placed on the bereavement list because of the death or illness of a family member; Matt Hague called up.



 Pirates spring training, Gaby Sanchez

Book: Gaby Sanchez failed performance-enhancing drug test while in college

The excerpt from the book reports that Sanchez tested positive in October 2004 and was suspended for the Hurricanes’ 2005 season.



Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.10.14

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who will try to reverse fortunes on their road trip.



 Jayson Megna of the Penguins skates against the Boston Bruins during a game at the Consol Energy Center on October 30, 2013.

Penguins sign Megna to two-way deal

Jason Megna had five goals, four assists in his first 36 NHL games last season, and also dressed for two playoff games.



 In this Jan. 13, 1975, file photo, Steelers coach Chuck Noll hoists the Super Bowl trophy before fans who greeted the team at the airport

Pennsylvania's U.S. senators honor Steelers legend Chuck Noll

Senate passes resolution declaring Steelers' home opener Sept. 7 against the Cleveland Browns as “Chuck Noll Day.”



 Kasperi Kapanen, the No. 22 overall pick in the NHL draft last month, is slated to be at the Penguins' prospect camp.

Penguins expect top prospects at development camp

The Penguins‘‍ annual prospect camp will feature this year’‍s first-round draft pick and a free scrimmage July 19 at Consol Energy Center.



Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 7.9.14

As the Pirates head toward the All-Star break, a heavy round of baseball discussion in this week‘‍s chat.


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    Book: Gaby Sanchez failed performance-enhancing drug test while in college

    The excerpt from the book reports that Sanchez tested positive in October 2004 and was suspended for the Hurricanes’ 2005 season.



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    Pirates notebook: Outfielder was placed on the bereavement list because of the death or illness of a family member; Matt Hague called up.


     

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    Jeff Hartings and Frenchy Fuqua are happy with the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, saying it can help ex-players



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    North/South Xtra: Point Park honors Cranberry woman, Seton-LaSalle grad

    Point Park University will honor one of its first standout female athletes in September.



    Pitt announces 2014-15 non-conference basketball schedule

    Eight home games, a road trip at Indiana and a first-ever Maui Invitational appearance highlight the Panthers' 14-game non-conference slate.


     

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    John Popeck, of Washington, cruised through one round in the West Penn Open. After the second, he noticed he wasn't the only local thriving.



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