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 Antonio Brown celebrates his second touchdown of the game against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
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Antonio Brown celebrates his second touchdown of the game against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Steelers defeat Carolina Panthers, 37-19

The Steelers discovered two old friends Sunday night that propelled them to a 37-19 victory over the favored Carolina Panthers Sunday night.

  • Tomlin, Roethlisberger discuss 37-19 win over Panthers


  •  Steelers coach Mike Tomlin kisses Ike Taylor's head as he's taken off the field with a right arm injury against the Panthers Sunday night.

    Ron Cook: Steelers defense gets banged up, but shines anyway

    All of a sudden, the immediate future looks bright for the Steelers, who showed up on offense and defense for a full game Sunday night.



     Pirates starting pitcher Vance Worley led the way in today's game against the Brewers.

    Pirates end Brewers series with win, 1-0

    The Pirates extended their lead over the Brewers to 4.5 games in the wild-card race with seven games remaining.



     Pirates take the series from the Brewers with a 1-0 win Sunday in the final home game of the regular season at PNC Park. Russell Martin comes out of the dug out after the game to give his game jersey away to a fan.

    Gene Collier: No shame in staying home

    It's not stretching the truth to suggest PNC Park has become a tough place to play, making it even more important for the Pirates to return.



     Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

    Pitt suffers first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa

    The Panthers squandered some of the momentum they had appeared to build during the first three weeks of the season.



     The Pirates' Josh Harrison became a super-utilityman this season..

    Getting a shot is all Josh Harrison wanted

    Pirates rising star proved he is worthy to be an everyday starter after management might have underestimated his possible contributions.



     Antonio Brown celebrates a third-quarter touchdown Sunday against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

    Steelers notebook: Two 0-3 teams up next on schedule

    On tap for the Steelers: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then the Jacksonville Jaguars.



     Pitt's James Conner runs the ball in the first half Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Heinz Field.

    Panthers' goals remain the same 
on heels of first loss

    Despite a disappointing performance Saturday against Iowa, the Panthers will now turn their focus to building momentum for their ACC slate.



     Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez might not be ready for the opening of the postseason if the Pirates make it.

    Pirates notebook: Hit batsmen due to ideology

    Pirates GM acknowledged that the pitchers' high number of hit batsmen could influence the number of their batters who have been hit.



     Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell finds a gaping hole Sunday night against the Panthers.

    Two Steelers running backs hit century mark for first time since 1986

    Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both rushed for more than 100 yards Sunday, making them the first Steelers duo to do so in 28 years.


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    Thursday night, Gerrit Cole looked like the pitcher who rolled through September a year ago.

    Ron Cook: Cole shows he thrives on big stage

    Thursday night, Gerrit Cole looked like the pitcher who rolled through September a year ago.



    The Pirates were right not to retaliate after Andrew McCutchen was hit twice Saturday night by the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Gene Collier: Best action to take was none

    The Pirates were right not to retaliate after Andrew McCutchen was hit twice Saturday night by the Milwaukee Brewers.

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    Exhibition opener serves purpose for Penguins

    With a new coach, new system and some new faces, the preseason — starting tonight against Detroit — won’t go to waste for the Penguins.



    Penguins notebook: Rob Scuderi, Kris Letang
 hope to reunite

    The pair that rarely came to be last season, Kris Letang and Rob Scuderi, may be back together this year for the Penguins if all goes well.


     


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    Penn State's seldom-used backups get a day in the sun

    A quick and painless rout of Massachusetts allowed Nittany Lions coach James Franklin to trot out some of his reserves for rare action.



    West Virginia players, coaches thankful for bye

    West Virginia's off week has arrived, and the Mountaineers truly have earned this repose. They escaped the first month of the season 2-2.


     

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    McKeesport native gets 'Big Break' in golf

    McKeesport native Brian Cooper, a mini-tour professional in Phoenix, was selected as a competitor for the Golf Channel's "Big Break



    Sweet finish lifts Tam O’ Shanter’s Dolci in Tri-State PGA Championship

    Dennis Dolci birdied the final two holes to finish 7-under 137 at St. Clair Country Club and win his first TSPGA championship.


     

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    Points leader Donny Schatz chases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars title Saturday night in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville.



    Shaler native wins Wakeboarding World Championship

    Going into the competition with an already broken toe, Ms. Miller said she was shocked when she won. "I'm excited beyond words," she said.


     

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