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 Jamie Dixon and Pitt's first true road game is Jan. 9 at Notre Dame.
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Jamie Dixon and Pitt's first true road game is Jan. 9 at Notre Dame.

January trips to Notre Dame, Louisville highlight Pitt men's basketball schedule

The Panthers open the season with 12 of their first 15 games at the Petersen Events Center.


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Martavis Bryant's unspecified issues go beyond suspension for marijuana use

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says issues involve more than just four-game suspension for the wide receiver for using marijuana.

  • Steelers Bryant talks about suspension



  •  Teammates mob the Pirates' Pedro Florimon after he hit a walk-off single in the 15th inning against the Diamondbacks on Aug. 18.

    Pirates promote shortstop Pedro Florimon

    The Pirates sent Florimon outright to the minor leagues Aug. 25.



     Pitt's head coach Pat Narduzzi gives the team instruction during practice at the program's South Side facility Thursday, August 27, 2015.

    Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.2.15

    Sam takes your questions on the Panthers, who open their season -- and the tenure of Head Coach Pat Narduzzi -- saturday at Heinz Field.



     Pitt's Alex Bookser goes through drills on the South Side in March.

    Pitt offensive line still in flux heading into season opener

    Alex Bookser said today that he and fellow redshirt freshman Brian O’Neill will likely be the Panthers starting tackles Saturday.



     Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

    Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.2.15

    Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers, on the eve of their final preseason game.



     Pirates catcher Elias Diaz throws to second on his knees Sunday against the Orioles during spring training in March at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.

    Pirates notebook: Roster expansion includes catcher Elias Diaz

    Five players were promoted from the minors and one was activated off the disabled list when rosters expanded Tuesday.



     Shown here last month of the final day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Steelers WR Antonio Brown is likely all smiles again after receiving an advance on his 2016 salary.

    Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown gets 'bonus'

    The star receiver for the Steelers, hoping for a restructured contract, comes to a compromise and receives an advance on his 2016 salary.



     West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard passes against Texas A&M in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn.

    2015 College Football: Scouting the West Virginia Mountainers

    Three keys to West Virginia’s 2015 football season and a breakdown of their schedule.



    Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 9.2.15

    Steelers and Pirates dominate today’s discussion with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.


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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.


     



    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' Rob Vincent nets another United Soccer League weekly honor

    The midfielder helped the Riverhounds get back into playoff contention with a crucial road win Saturday.



    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.


     

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    Nos. 2, 4 women cruise to victories at U.S. Open

    Bjorn Fratangelo of Plum lost to sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in his Grand Slam debut.



    Sports briefs: 2016 marathon opens online

    Registration expected to reach at least 40,000 for Pittsburgh Marathon; Duquesne to announce new athletic director today.


     

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