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 Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.
Out with the block, in with the script is the new plan for all Pitt sports, not just football.

Pitt to adopt script logo for all sports beginning with 2016-17 season

The goal is to have a roll-out for new apparel this spring, and have all of teams in new “Pitt” script uniforms for the 2016-17 school year.


 Antonio Brown, left, Ben Roethlisberger, center, and Michael Vick talk on the sidelines during a time out against the Bills Saturday.

Another kicker injured as Bills shred Steelers, 43-19

Hartley's hamstring injury likely will prompt Steelers to hold another tryout; defense never gets up to speed in third preseason loss.

  • Steeler Report: Ed and Gerry talk about Steelers loss to Bills



  •  Rookie receiver Sammie Coates is no substitute for Martavis Bryant at this point, but the Steelers might need him early this season.

    Steelers notebook: With no Bryant, Coates must seize role at receiver

    The Steelers will miss Martavis Bryant early this season — and even more in the future if he slips up again — so Sammie Coates must improve.



     Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage seems to have already helped J.A. Happ, and now he'll have to continue to keep the back of the rotation from faltering.

    Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates rotation still struggling

    Pitching coach Ray Searage is a patient man, likely the best friend a pitcher can have, but he admits a little tough love might be in order.



     Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux, left, and Ron Burkle began exploring a possible sale of the team in June.

    Penguins sale moving slowly forward

    Completing the sale of the professional sports franchise can be a long and arduous process, industry experts say.



     Still on the disabled list, A.J. Burnett could be back in the Pirates rotation in a couple of weeks.

    Pirates notebook: Burnett bullish on return

    Starter A.J. Burnett is not only confident he’ll be back this season, but also says it will be soon and that he feels healthy.



     Pitt's James Conner has already left his mark on the record books, and likely has one last season to do so in the win column.

    Pitt football preview: Three keys for the Panthers' season

    Football beat writer Sam Werner looks at what must happen for them to be successful this year, with a game-by-game look at the schedule.



     Brashear's Therran Coleman (4) is perhaps the top player in the City League, which hasn't often been a recruiting hotbed for Pitt.

    Brashear football standout Coleman chooses Pitt

    Therran Coleman, an elite cornerback and a senior at Brashear, committed to the Panthers and new coach Pat Narduzzi Sunday night



     Plum's Bjorn Fratangelo faces his toughest test yet this week against sixth-ranked Tomas Berdych.

    Overcoming inconsistency, Fratangelo readies for U.S. Open Debut

    Plum native Bjorn Fratangelo has tried to make the U.S. Open before. But this time, his third attempt, a new approach paid off.



     Masafuji Nishijima of team Japan celebrates while rounding the bases in front of Dylan Rodenhaber of the Mid-Atlantic team from Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pa., after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning of the Little League World Series championship game.

    Japan stages historic rally to beat Pennsylvania, win Little League World Series

    Tokyo and Lewisberry, Pa., combined for a record 30 hits in the wild championship game Sunday afternoon.


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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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    Penguins sale moving slowly forward

    Completing the sale of the professional sports franchise can be a long and arduous process, industry experts say.



    Penguins sign top draft pick Sprong to standard 3-year, entry-level contract

    Top draft pick Daniel Sprong signs standard entry contract, will make debut in Penguins organization at rookie tournament next month.


     




    Blue Chip Chat: Paris Ford, Seton-La Salle

    Junior DB/WR Paris Ford tells the Post-Gazette what’s in store for his Rebels team, his college thoughts and why people call him “Diddy.”




     

    Golf


    Jeannette's Miller claims another amateur golf title

    Katie Miller won the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur golf championship with come-from-behind victory; Semple Thompson add senior division



    Aussie has clubhouse lead in U.S. Amateur qualifying

    Four-time Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh will miss the cut.


     

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    Riverhounds ready to attack, be attacked at Louisville

    When the Riverhounds take the field today, Louisville City FC forward Matt Fondy and the rest of the squad will have their attention.



    Riverhounds lose in Charlotte, 2-1

    The Riverhounds dropped to 9-9-5 after getting defeated by the eighth-place Charlotte Independence.


     

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