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 Jeff Locke delivers against the Brewers at PNC Park Saturday night.
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Jeff Locke delivers against the Brewers at PNC Park Saturday night.

Locke locks up Brewers for 2nd time this season

Pitcher Jeff Locke (2-0) tied a career high with eight innings, allowing one run and four hits.


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Gene Collier: Series of scores makes it a series

With that kind of scoring, the Penguins could make it an interesting firsr-round series against the New York Rangers.



 Gene Collier suggests Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin should be on the same line.

Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together

With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.



 Gregory Polanco struck out 14 times and walked once in 36 plate appearances entering the Pirates' weekend series against Milwaukee.

On the Pirates: Gregory Polanco playing catch-up

Gregory Polanco and the Pirates offense are off to a slow start; another talented young pitcher looms.



 Charlie Morton is rehabilitating after offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Pirates notebook: Morton making necessary progress in rehab

Charlie Morton takes another step in his return, pitching in a simulated game in extended spring training.



 Former star receiver Hines Ward is perhaps the best example of the Steelers hitting on a compensatory draft pick.

The compensatory pick: Buried treasure in the NFL draft

The Steelers are one of several teams who have benefited greatly from extra picks in the draft and they hope to strike gold again this year.



 Tyler Boyd can't quite come up with a reception as he's defended by Phillipie Motley during Pitt's Blue-Gold game today at Highmark Stadium. The Blue team beat the Gold, 17-10.

Pitt boasts defense, alumni, full house in spring game at Highmark Stadium

Just about everything about Pat Narduzzi’s first Blue-Gold spring game as Pitt coach went about as well as he could have hoped.



 Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, right, and former Penn State QB Matt McGloin chat before Hackenberg warms up prior to Penn State's Blue-White Game.

Penn State defensive line highlights annual Blue-White Game

Four players combined for six sacks and Penn State’s defensive line doesn’t look like it will miss a beat.



 A Jason Day swing last week at Augusta reveals the twists, torque and pressure on a golfer’s feet.

Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.



 Tito Francona played 15 seasons in the major leagues from 1956-70, but his ties to Beaver County and the WPIAL run so much deeper.

High school notebook: Thorpe family tree continues to bloom

Sewickley Academy’s Thorpe sisters Aja and Summer are the latest to impress thanks in part to their family’s athletic genes.


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    Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin must be at the top of their games against top-seeded Rangers in tonight’s playoff game in New York.

    Ron Cook: Stars must shine for Penguins to score upset

    Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin must be at the top of their games against top-seeded Rangers in tonight’s playoff game in New York.



    With that kind of scoring, the Penguins could make it an interesting firsr-round series against the New York Rangers.

    Gene Collier: Series of scores makes it a series

    With that kind of scoring, the Penguins could make it an interesting firsr-round series against the New York Rangers.

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    The compensatory pick: Buried treasure in the NFL draft

    The Steelers are one of several teams who have benefited greatly from extra picks in the draft and they hope to strike gold again this year.



    Obituary: Blanche Kiesel / Steelers talk show caller known as 'Babe from Penn Hills'

    “I guarantee you that she knew what she was talking about,” said radio host and former Steeler Tunch Ilkin of Ms. Kiesel, 90.


     



    High school notebook: Thorpe family tree continues to bloom

    Sewickley Academy’s Thorpe sisters Aja and Summer are the latest to impress thanks in part to their family’s athletic genes.



    Knoch thrower Jordan Geist shines at Butler Invitational

    Jordan Geist was the only male to set a record at the Butler Invitational as his 66-11/2 throw in the shot put shattered the previous mark.


     

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    Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

    Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.



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    He appears headed in that direction after what he did at Augusta National Golf Club, winning the Masters and his first major by four shots.


     

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