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 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.
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The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates pound Brewers, 11-2

The Pirates couldn’t quite get to Yovani Gallardo Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him.


 Charter schools such as Lincoln Park could be in trouble athletically if the PIAA forces top players like Elijah Minnie to compete for their home public school districts.

Charter schools targeted by PIAA

The PIAA may ask for charter school athletics reform, which would have sweeping effects on the boys basketball landscape in the state.



 Penguins winger Beau Bennett, left, celebrates his goal in the second period Wednesday night against the Blue Jackets.

Third-line dance likely to continue for Penguins

Game situations likely will determine the left winger on the third line for the Penguins throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.



 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury weathered the storm after a shaky start Wednesday night, and he must continue to stay poised the rest of the way.

Ron Cook: All eyes on Marc-Andre Fleury once again

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury handled the spotlight Wednesday night, but the pressure isn't not going away anytime soon.



 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen fight for the puck Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Ryan Johansen's skills keep Penguins on full alert

Columbus center Ryan Johansen was quiet in the opener, but the Penguins will be wary of him as their first-round series continues.



 The Penguins' Brandon Sutter watches a shot by Beau Bennett go in the net against Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the second period of Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Playoff series could trigger rivalry at last

A fierce postseason series could help develop a rivalry between the Penguins and their 'neighbors,' the Columbus Blue Jackets.



 Ming Chen, who appears on the AMC reality TV show "Comic Book Men," will run for a unique charity next month in the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Why I Run: Ming Chen of AMC's

A celebrity runner in this year's Pittsburgh Marathon, Ming Chen of AMC's "Comic Book Men" has a charity to run for and his own motivation.



 Ovie Soko only played one season for Duquesne, but what a season it was for him individually.

Duquesne's Ovie Soko has sights set on future as a pro

Ovie Soko discusses what's next for him after his one season with the Dukes, an integral stop on his whirlwind basketball odyssey.



 Montour's Trent Vietmeier gets into second base safely against Ambridge's Shawn Holman Thursday night.

High school highlights: Aliquippa softball ends 3,269-day drought

The Quips earned their first win on the softball diamond in almost nine years Thursday by edging Western Beaver, 10-9.



 Mike Tyson speaks to a group of Wounded Warriors Tuesday at the Wolfpack Boxing Club in Carnegie, Pa.

Mike Tyson's local boxing event promises intrigue

It's not just a publicity stunt -- Mike Tyson's production tonight in Monroeville will feature top fighters with plenty of story lines.


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    Defenseman Brooks Orpik knows that this might be his last chance to win a second Stanley Cup as a Penguin.

    Ron Cook: Orpik isn't ready for goodbyes

    Defenseman Brooks Orpik knows that this might be his last chance to win a second Stanley Cup as a Penguin.



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    Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

    Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

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