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 One of the major story lines for the Steelers is whether young players such as third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will step up this season for the defense.
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One of the major story lines for the Steelers is whether young players such as third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will step up this season for the defense.

Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

Steelers OTAs begin today with few questions about the offense and many about the defense.


 Pirates closer Mark Melancon delivers to the plate May 9 against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.



 The Pirates' Charlie Morton delivers against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday.

Pirates' Morton is back in fine form

In Charlie Morton’s season debut, the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night, winning their fourth consecutive game.



Surprising pitching dominance fuels Norwin's run to WPIAL AAAA final

WPIAL baseball: Norwin pitchers throw nothing but shutouts to spark unexpected playoff run.



 Central Catholic baseball coach Frank LaCava has the Vikings in the Class AAAA WPIAL championship.

Central Catholic has many ties to its 1979 baseball team

Central Catholic’s baseball team has many connections to its 1979 predecessor, the previous Vikings squad to reach the WPIAL final.



Belle Vernon's pitching, hitting key to WPIAL softball title-game chances

WPIAL softball: Freshman Bailey Parshall holds the keys to Belle Vernon’s success in the WPIAL Class AAA championship vs. Yough.



 Pirates starting pitcher Radhames Liz throws warmup pitches during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., in March.

Pirates notebook: Liz cut to make room for Morton

Radhames Liz, 31, had a 3.63 ERA in 11 games encompassing 17⅓ innings this season.



Denver celebrates first championship in men's lacrosse

The Pioneers topple powerhouse Maryland, 10-5, for first NCAA title in sport.



 Alison Riske of Peters Township.

Venus no match for Stephens, 22, at French Open

Peters Township’s Alison Riske joins the elder Williams in a first-round exit at Roland Garros.



 Beaver Falls' Dom Perretta sets the pace in the boys Class AA 1600-meter run at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.

High school notebook: Beaver Falls junior makes a run at history

Beaver Falls junior Dom Perretta won the 800 and 1,600, and now sets his sights on unprecedented titles next year.


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    After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.

    Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

    After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.



    Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

    Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

    Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

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    Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

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    Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

    Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.



    Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

    General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.


     




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    Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

    Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.



    Treesdale's Boros qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

    Boros grabbed the only qualifying spot when he shot a 1-under 70 in an 18-hole sectional qualifier at Wildwood Country Club.


     

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