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 Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey pulls on run block during afternoon practice Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
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Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey pulls on run block during afternoon practice Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

On the Steelers: Pouncey back to anchor offense

Center Maurkice Pouncey’s return from the physically unable to perform list gives a significant boost to the Steelers offense.


 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle takes out starting pitcher J.A. Happ in the fifth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: New Pirates have not quite settled in yet

Nn early snapshot of general manager Neal Huntington’s recent additions looks just a little unsettling.



 Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones during workouts last month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers' Former No. 1 pick Jarvis Jones knows pressure is on

Scrutiny and pressure mount for former No. 1 draft pick Jarvis Jones, listed as the Steelers starting outside right linebacker.



 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard throws during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014.

Likely starting QB Howard wins respect and admiration

Presumptive WVU starting quarterback Skyler Howard has earned respect and trust of wide receivers through diligence and dedication.



 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Detroit.

Pirates notebook: Slider remains key to Francisco Liriano's success

Francisco Lirianao’s use and subsequent mastery of the slider came mostly by accident.



 Riverhounds midfielder Rob Vincent kicks the ball in during a game against Louisville City F.C. at Highmark Stadium on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Riverhounds: Vincent named player of the week

Midfielder Rob Vincent honored by United Soccer League after a hat trick Saturday in the Riverhounds’ 3-0 victory against Wilmington.



 Katie Ledecky celebrates after setting a world record in the final of the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle Tuesday in Kazan, Russia.

World Swimming: Aussies reign in 100 backstroke finals

USA’s Ledecky bests her world record by 2.23 seconds in 1,500 freestyle.



Water sports take stand against unsanitary Rio Olympic venues

The governing body of world rowing said it will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue, and it expects other water sports to follow.



 In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Jordan Spieth reacts after missing with a chip shot on the 15th hole during the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Spieth, whose Grand Slam bid ended at the British Open by one shot, wants to treat his final six events of the season as if he were starting over. He plays the Bridgestone Invitational this week in Akron, Ohio, and next week at the PGA Championship can become the first player to sweep the American majors.

A lot left for Jordan Spieth in 2015

With Grand Slam talk behind him, Spieth seeks a strong finish, eyes PGA Championship among others.



 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley celebrate a touchdown during goal line drills Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 8.4.15

The Steelers are off today but Ed Bouchette isn’t -- he takes your questions on training camp in today’s chat.


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    It’s unlikely A.J. Burnett can return to the Pirates at his best, so the other starters — especially the mercurial Charlie Morton — are key.

    Ron Cook: With Burnett sidelined, Pirates starters must step up

    It’s unlikely A.J. Burnett can return to the Pirates at his best, so the other starters — especially the mercurial Charlie Morton — are key.



    Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had much success, but he still hears all the outside noise — even when he takes a vacation.

    Gene Collier: Steelers' Colbert generally manages to keep things in perspective

    Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had much success, but he still hears all the outside noise — even when he takes a vacation.

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    PG special on Cuba

    A line of American cars from the 40s and 50s driven by taxi drivers wait to break free of traffic in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 2015. After the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s, the importing of American cars to the island stopped.
    Reporter J. Brady McCollough and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to Cuba to document life in the changing country.

    Check out their two-part series:
    * Cuba: Behind the Facade
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    Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

    Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.



    Former WPIAL star Maverick Rowan picks N.C. State

    Maverick Rowan, who starred at Lincoln Park for two seasons and previously committed to Pitt, has his college destination.


     

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    Riverhounds' Vincent named USL Player of the Week

    Midfielder Rob Vincent scored a hat trick in Saturday's 3-0 win against Wilmington, helping his team out of a three-game losing skid.



    Vincent records hat trick in Riverhounds win

    Midfielder Rob Vincent has scored a team-record 16 goals for the Riverhounds so far this season.


     

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    9-year-old Kansas batboy dies after blow to head

    The team said Kaiser Carlisle was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was moving to collect a used bat when he was struck.



    American Pharoah still reigns supreme

    Triple Crown winner victorious in first race since accomplishing the feat, cruising past competitors in the Haskell Invitational.


     

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