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 Pirates Gregory Polanco swings and strikes out against Reds in the fourth inning at PNC Park.
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Pirates Gregory Polanco swings and strikes out against Reds in the fourth inning at PNC Park.

Pirates bats feeble again in 7-1 loss to Reds

After getting swept by the St. Louis Cardinals during the weekend, the Pirates have lost four games in a row and six of their past seven.


 It would seem that one of the few possible solutions to the Pirates' offensive woes is maybe getting bench players such as Jung Ho Kang some more at-bats.

Gene Collier: Pirates offense plenty offensive, and not in a good way

In this recent rut they’re in, the Pirates just can’t seem to hit their way to any kind of respectable scoring output.



 Senquez Golson of the Ole Miss Rebels intercepts a pass attempt in the endzone against O.J. Howard of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi beat Alabama 23-17.

Steelers draft three defensive backs for first time in 20 years

Steelers kept their focus on productivity when they uncharacteristically picked three defensive backs in the same draft.



 Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen (22) is slow to get up after sliding into second base during the ninth inning against the Cardinals Friday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 2-1 in 10 innings.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle not worried about resting McCutchen

Pirates notebook: Manager said resting McCutchen was not “a concerning area right now.”...  Morton to make rehabilitation start Friday.



 Penn State's Jesse James, and underclassman, was selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Will trend of Penn State's underclassmen going into NFL continue?

Penn State had three underclassmen leave for the NFL, a process the program started preparing the players for as soon as possible.



 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour talks with reporters in State College, Pa. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Penn State hired Barbour as athletic director a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. Barbour replaced Dr. David Joyner, who took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years.

Q&A: Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour on satellite camps, retaining coaches and more

Will Penn State use Beaver Stadium for a future ice hockey game? How will PSU deal with five consecutive home football games?



 North Allegheny's Emily Hogan tags out North Hills' Tara Lesick on a double play Tuesday night.

High school highlights: McGuffey baseball pulls stunner vs. West Allegheny

Defending champ in Class AAA West Allegheny upset on the road in Section 3 play by an unlikely opponent.



 Star Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders has not reneged on his Penn State commitment, according to his coach.

High school notebook: McCloskey father, son guiding Mt. Lebanon baseball

Patt McCloskey’s father is his assistant, but Ed McCloskey is still playing an instrumental role for the top-ranked Blue Devils.



Lemieux's son drafted into United States Hockey League

Austin Lemieux, 19, was taken in the ninth round by the Omaha Lancers.



 Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree celebrates after being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 05.05.15

Gerry tackles readers’ post-draft questions on Steelers’ picks Sammie Coates, Senquez Golson and more.


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    Scott Barnes brings no shortage of confidence to the position, and while he has a basketball background, his focus is largely on football.

    Ron Cook: Maybe Pitt got it right with new athletic director Scott Barnes

    Scott Barnes brings no shortage of confidence to the position, and while he has a basketball background, his focus is largely on football.



    The strategy that would be removed from National League play is not worth whatever uptick in offense adding the DH might provide.

    Gene Collier: Another spring, another debate about the designated hitter

    The strategy that would be removed from National League play is not worth whatever uptick in offense adding the DH might provide.

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    Who would you draft?

    Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
    The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins Thursday in Chicago.

    Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

    Explore Ed's analysis, vote on who you think the Steelers will most likely select on our interactive draft poll and share your opinions in the comments section.

    Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
    This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

    Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Chapter 2: Learning a new city

    Chapter 3: The rise of 66

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    Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

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