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 Charlie Morton throws a pitch against Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
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Charlie Morton throws a pitch against Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Morton, Walker help Pirates top Reds, 3-0

Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings, and Neil Walker homered. The Pirates split the four-game series with the Reds at two apiece.


 Brandon Boykin in 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin says Eagles coach uncomfortable with some people

Brandon Boykin, though, said he does not believe Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a racist.

  • Steeler Report: Gerry Dulac talks about Brandon Boykin



  •  Pirates starter A.J. Burnett would rather miss time now than later.

    Is it tendon or ligament damage or simply inflammation? A.J. Burnett to find out Monday

    Pirates pitcher says he won’t take the mound again until his fastball hits 90 mph.



     Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is swinging a hot bat lately, but is it hot enough for Clint Hurdle to make him his cleanup man?

    Pirates notebook: Hurdle gets look at Kang in cleanup spot

    Though Aramis Ramirez will likely return to the cleanup spot this week, manager Clint Hurdle has considered moving Jung Ho Kang there.



     Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is sidelined by an arm infection.

    Steeler notebook: Receiver Martavis Bryant to miss Hall of Fame preseason game

    Bryant is expected to be out about 10 days; the Hall of Fame game is next Sunday.



     Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan.

    Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

    Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.



     Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to another victory Sunday in the Haskell Invitational.

    American Pharoah still reigns supreme

    Triple Crown winner victorious in first race since accomplishing the feat, cruising past competitors in the Haskell Invitational.



     Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Pocono 400 Sunday in Long Pond, Pa.

    Kenseth victorious at Pocono

    After three drivers hit empty, Matt Kenseth takes advantage to win Sunday at Pocono Raceway.



     Inbee Park picked up seven strokes in her final 12 holes to win the Women's British Open Sunday in Turnberry, Scotland.

    No. 1 Park overtakes rookie for British title

    Inbee Park won yet another women’s golf major Sunday in Scotland.



     Former Lincoln Park standout Maverick Rowan completed high school in three years and is now off to the ACC.

    Former WPIAL star Maverick Rowan picks N.C. State

    Maverick Rowan, who starred at Lincoln Park for two seasons and previously committed to Pitt, has his college destination.


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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.

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    Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

    Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.



    Former WPIAL star Maverick Rowan picks N.C. State

    Maverick Rowan, who starred at Lincoln Park for two seasons and previously committed to Pitt, has his college destination.


     

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    9-year-old Kansas batboy dies after blow to head

    The team said Kaiser Carlisle was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was moving to collect a used bat when he was struck.



    American Pharoah still reigns supreme

    Triple Crown winner victorious in first race since accomplishing the feat, cruising past competitors in the Haskell Invitational.


     

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