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 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.
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Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Reds get to Cole again

Gerrit Cole’s issues with the Reds continued Saturday when the Pirates lost, 4-3, at Great American Ball Park.


 Anthony Chickillo's family has a long NFL history, which he can add to if he makes the Steelers roster.

Steelers rookie Chickillo hoping to be another chip off the NFL block

Anthony Chickillo wants to keep the family legacy going as he transitions from defensive line to outside linebacker for the Steelers.



 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says he is always harder on himself than the outside world.

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.



 First baseman Josh Bell, who homered last month in the Futures Game, made his Class AAA debut Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Top prospects Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow on display in Class AAA

Right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow and first baseman Josh Bell made their anticipated Indianapolis debuts, with Bell capping his in style.



 Le'Veon Bell was the Steelers MVP last season, but wasn't even 100 percent satisfied with his own performance.

Steelers notebook: Le'Veon Bell sees room for improvement

Somehow, some way, star Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell thinks he can be even better this season — and the offense can, too.



 If a high school prospect ever feels like James Franklin is watching his Twitter, it's probably because he is.

Penn State notebook: Prospects’ social media accounts play role in recruitment

With Twitter, Facebook and other social media, James Franklin and his staff have a lot to monitor before extending a scholarship.



Local trainer foiled again in Adios Pace at Meadows

Favorite Dude’s The Man keeps Canonsburg’s Ron Burke from winning elusive harness racing gem.



Vincent records hat trick in Riverhounds win

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



 Gerrit Cole has led a rotation that helps hold things together for the Pirates.

On the Pirates: Rotation follows plan for most part

The Pirates have stayed mostly healthy this season as far as starting pitching, which has paid dividends beyond the results.



 J.A. Happ has had an up-and-down season at best, but wants to regain his footing now with the Pirates.

Pirates notebook: New starter J.A. Happ searches for consistency

J.A. Happ, the Pirates’ replacement for A.J. Burnett for now, started the season strong in April but has battled on and off since then.


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    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.

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