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 Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.
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Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.

Pirates outslug Dodgers in 12-7 victory

The Pirates offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game.


 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a home run from the left side of the plate

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.



 Jacques Martin, new Penguins senior adviser of operations.

New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

In his new role, former assistant coach Jacques Martin will monitor other teams, see how Penguins compare with competition.



 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks at a March 21 press conference about his team's third round game against Florida in the NCAA tournament in Orlando.

Business first for Pitt, but trip to Bahamas gets smiles

The Pitt basketball team will go to the Bahamas in August to play four games, but it isn’t strictly a business trip for the players.



 West Virgina head coach Dana Holgorsen answers a question from a reporter at the Big 12 Conference football media days Tuesday in Dallas.

Big 12 media days: Mountaineers give program new identity

Dana Holgorsen bringing Kevin White, Daryl Worley and Nick O'Toole to Dallas was a symbol of the program moving on from the past.



 Baseball commissioner Bud Selig talks with members of the media this afternoon at a news conference at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle, Bob Nutting laud Bud Selig

Bud Selig’s visit brought praise for his performance as MLB commissioner from Pirates owner Bob Nutting and manager Clint Hurdle.



 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.

WVU to open 2018 football season against Tennessee in Charlotte, N.C.

The game will be the teams’ first meeting and West Virginia’s fifth neutral-site game in seven seasons.



WVU football adds future games against N.C. State

Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with N.C. State in 2018 and 2019.



 Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.



 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.


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After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months

Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months



Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.

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