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 Russell Martin scores after putting the Pirates ahead with a three-run shot against the Brewers at PNC Park.
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Russell Martin scores after putting the Pirates ahead with a three-run shot against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Russell Martin bombs Brewers, Pirates win on 8th inning homer, 4-2

Catcher Russell Martin spoiled a dominating start by the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo, homering off former teammate Jonathan Broxton.


 Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers slaps hands with the fans after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

Stopping Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be the No. 1 defensive priority Sunday night.



 Andrew McCutchen signals to the Pirates dugout after hitting a triple Friday night against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Big win leads Pirates to unfamiliar territory

Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.



 Sidney Crosby participates in the Penguins training camp at CONSOL Energy Center on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Penguins open training camp with a surprise

Sidney Crosby shrugs off injury, surprises everybody by taking part in most of the first practice at training camp



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

Pittsburgh Panthers suffer first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa Hawkeyes

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



 Pirates starter Charlie Morton deliver against the Red Sox at PNC Park Tuesday.

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton has setback, will not start Sunday

Right-handed starter dealing with pain again after bullpen session; Vance Worley to start Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.



 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette August 30, 2014 Pitt's James Conner carries as he's taken down by Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt-Iowa about giving up on ground

It’s strength against strength when the undefeated Panthers take the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten.



Penn State's special teams a work in progress

Nittany Lions coaches expect intensity, unity and success from special teams, but the unit is yet to meet expectations.



 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett carries the ball during the first half of a game against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va., earlier this month.

No. 4 Oklahoma poses major threat to West Virginia

The Mountaineers (2-1) looking to prolong their revival against the Sooners in a Big 12 conference matchup at home.



Larry Walsh on biking: Progress Fund gets new grant

The Progress Fund, which has financed 29 businesses on the Great Allegheny Passage, received a $2 million federal grant for future loans.


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    Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.

    Gene Collier: Big win leads Pirates to unfamiliar territory

    Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.

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