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 Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.
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Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.


 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a Super Bowl XLIX news conference Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.

Ron Cook: Goodell gives annual State of the NFL address

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell understands what matters most to NFL owners and players: making money and making more whenever possible.



 Tyler Boyd and the Pitt Panthers open their 2015 season Sept. 5 at home against Youngstown State.

Pitt will be hitting the road early in the 2015 football season

The ACC released 2015 schedules, and highlights for the Panthers are early road games and a home date with Notre Dame.



 Beau Bennett skates up ice against the Jets in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Bennett's lackluster play leads to benching

Penguins Beau Bennett is benched; Christian Ehrhoff being checked for a concussion.



 Notre Dame's Jerian Grant

Irish star now takes nothing for granted

Notre Dame star Jerian Grant is poster boy for players who make the most of a second chance.



 Duquesne's Dominique McKoy celebrates at the buzzer after defeating Saint Joseph's Jan. 7 at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

The real McKoy resurfaces for Dukes

George Mason’s Shevon Thompson poses a tall challenge for Dukes and Dominique McKoy tonight.



 Robert Morris's David Appolon drives to the basket against Farleigh Dickinson during a game this week at the Charles Sewall Center in Moon.

Colonials guard plays with heavy heart

Robert Morris senior David Appolon plays for the memory of a close friend who died at age 16 after collapsing on the basketball court.



Chartiers Valley's McConnell gets win No. 500

Tim McConnell, Chartiers Valley's boys basketball coach, won his 500th game when Chartiers Valley defeated visiting Peters Township, 86-55.



 South Fayette's Jack Relihan drives to the basket against Montour's K.J. Rhodes Friday night.

New Castle stays in hunt

New Castle remains in hunt for section title with win against Ambridge.

  • Aliquippa 62, OLSH 30

  • South Fayette 49, Montour 28

  • Allderdice 78, Brashear 46



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    The 38th Winter Games for Special Olympians will take place at Seven Springs Resort, Johnstown and Richland.


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