Pirates' J.A. Happ pitches against the Rockies Saturday at PNC Park.
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Pirates' J.A. Happ pitches against the Rockies Saturday at PNC Park.

Happ strong again as Pirates win, 4-3

J.A. Happ has allowed just two runs in 23 frames over his past four outings, all wins for the surging Pirates (79-49).

 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.

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    Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

     Pittsburgh Steelers Martavis Bryant scores touchdown against the Bills in the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park New York.

    Ron Cook: Steelers need to get by until return of Martavis Bryant, other key players

    Martavis Bryant showed what the Steelers will miss for the first four games when he caught three passes for 138 yards and a TD Saturday.

     Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis collides with Gerrit Cole while trying to field Cole’s bunt in the fourth inning Thursday night in Miami. Cole was one of the Pirates' quirky paper moves at last year's playoff roster deadline.

    On the Pirates: Building postseason roster all about the details

    Tricks of the trade often come in handy for teams constructing playoff rosters, and the Pirates likely have some in store again this year.

     Mike Vick was 4 for 5 for 106 yards and ran once for 1 yard in his first action since signing with the Steelers.

    Steelers Notebook: Vick has solid outing in debut

    Despite little practice time, Mike Vick completed four of five passes for 106 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.

     Pirates' Gregory Polanco pulls in a fly ball against Rockies' Charlie Blackmon in the first inning Saturday at PNC Park.

    Pirates notebook: Outfield arms among best in the majors

    Talented, young right fielder Gregory Polanco had two more assists Friday night, while Starling Marte has a National League-leading 12.

     Peters Township’s Kelson Marisa, left, is one of the top defenders on the WPIAL’s No. 1 Class AAA team.

    High school soccer preview: 3-peat times 2?

    Peters Township on the boys side and Seneca Valley on the girls side are again the favorites, striving for their third titles in a row.

     Quarterback Trevone Boykin and TCU don't plan on being shut out of the College Football Playoff again this season.

    Sam Werner's Top 25: Ohio State, Baylor, TCU top list

    Post-Gazette college football writer Sam Werner votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. A look inside his initial ballot of 2015 …

     Media surrounds new Florida State quarterback and likely Jameis Winston successor Everett Golson, a transfer from Notre Dame.

    Five college football storylines to watch this year

    Post-Gazette sports writer Paul Zeise takes a look at five storylines to watch this college football season.


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