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 Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hangs his head after walking the Indians Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning at PNC Park.
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Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo hangs his head after walking the Indians Jason Kipnis in the 7th inning at PNC Park.

Pirates lose to Cleveland Indians, 5-2, after a 2-hour rain delay

The Pirates managed only three hits – two of them came in the fourth inning – and hardly mounted any credible scoring threats considering


 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta was one of the players sidelined because of unexpected injuries.

With roster almost in place, Penguins trying to be proactive against conventional injuries

GM Jim Rutherford and team president Tom Morehouse are examining all facets of the organization in hopes of cutting down on ailments.



Riverhounds still have 'ways to go' before making MLS leap

The USL team is focusing on filling Highmark Stadium consistently rather than jumping to the major league.



 At Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa. Red white and blue had a small presence with only one Confederate Flag license plate, as a small crowd gathered waits for the rain to stop. The races were cancelled.

Confederate flag is far away from Smithton track

The only flags that NASCAR fans at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton cared about Friday night were the American flags.



 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a two run double in the ninth inning Thursday against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Pirates notebook: Offense breaks out in Detroit

Mercer, Walker and Alvarez lead barrage, which produced 49 hits and 22 runs in three games.



Riverhounds reshuffle lineup ahead of New York clash

Two players and two coaches are suspended for the Fourth of July home game.



Three rivers, three states bike tour with family

Tour three states and three rivers with proceeds benefiting the Major Force Youth Cycling Program. The tour includes a Family Ride.



Wambach’s last chance for Cup glory

With the Women’s World Cup fast approaching, Abby Wambach has one thing on her mind: winning.



Shutout victory isn’t satisfying

USMNT destroy Guatemala in shutout victory, 4-0. However, they aren’t celebrating too much.



District Fishing Report: 7.3.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.


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    With roster almost in place, Penguins trying to be proactive against conventional injuries

    GM Jim Rutherford and team president Tom Morehouse are examining all facets of the organization in hopes of cutting down on ailments.



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    It was clear veteran Martin St. Louis wouldn’t be back with the Rangers, but other teams likely had interest in him as a free agent.


     



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    President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto Wednesday morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.



    New Heinz Field seats to be ready for Steelers' first preseason game

    The Steelers are adding nearly 3,000 new seats that will include a combination of general seating, premium seating and suites.


     


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    World Cup a big kick for young Pittsburgh players

    Young men and women are taking a keen interest in Sunday’s championship match between the U.S. and Japan for the Women’s World Cup.



    Wambach’s last chance for Cup glory

    With the Women’s World Cup fast approaching, Abby Wambach has one thing on her mind: winning.


     

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