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 Michael Morse, 33, is making $7 million this year and is under contract for $8 million in 2016.
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Michael Morse, 33, is making $7 million this year and is under contract for $8 million in 2016.

Pirates add left-hander Happ, first baseman Morse at trade deadline

According to a source familiar with the trade, the Pirates shipped outfielder Jose Tabata to Los Angeles in exchange for Morse.


 Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, 31, has served as the Tigers’ closer this season and saved 23 games. He has a 2.85 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 41 innings. Hewill become a free agent after the season.

Pirates beef up bullpen by adding Soria, Blanton to the mix

Adding Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton should make an already strong bullpen even tougher.



 "I do think they will be better because of that experience,” James Franklin said of Penn State's offensive line.

Franklin says Penn State offensive line has 'chip' on its shoulder

The Nittany Lions surrendered 44 sacks last season.



 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.



 Steelers defensive tackle Daniel McCullers during afternoon workouts Thursday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: McCullers seeks push and production

Second-year defensive tackle did not register a tackle a year ago in 82 snaps in his rookie season.



 Suzie McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Pitt women's hoops coach McConnell-Serio inks contract extension

"Pitt is where I want to work the rest of my career," the head coach said.



 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin jokes with players prior to workouts Wednesday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Coach Tomlin's impact on Steelers defense increases

Mike Tomlin is taking a more active role with defense than he has in the past.

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  • Action ready to heat up at PA Motor Speedway

    Back-to-back events Saturday and Sunday at PPMS near Imperial.



     FILE - In this May 7, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

    Experts say Brady’s lawsuit a long shot

    The NFL and players union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough in the Tom Brady



     Though Maryland only had four conference wins in 2014, one of them came against Penn State.

    Big Ten notebook: Maryland eyes rivalry, recruiting battles with Penn State

    A 2014 win against Penn State could pay dividends for Maryland, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is fondly remembered and Paul Chryst begins again.


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    PG special on Cuba

    A line of American cars from the 40s and 50s driven by taxi drivers wait to break free of traffic in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 2015. After the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s, the importing of American cars to the island stopped.
    Reporter J. Brady McCollough and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to Cuba to document life in the changing country.

    Check out their two-part series:
    * Cuba: Behind the Facade
    * Why Pirates bullpen coach Euclides Rojas risked everything for freedom

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    South Xtra: Munhall's West Field getting the ultimate makeover

    Thanks to a grant from the Campbell Foundation, historic West Field in Munhall is getting a $6 million facelift.



    South Xtra: Historic Munhall field was a playground for legends

    West Field, which is being torn down and rebuilt, played host to legends such as Josh Gibson and the Homestead Grays.


     

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