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 Ike Davis at his first game with the Pirates in April. The team traded him to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for international signing bonus money.
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Ike Davis at his first game with the Pirates in April. The team traded him to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for international signing bonus money.

Pirates trade Ike Davis to Oakland Athletics

The first baseman was traded in exchange for international signing bonus money.


 Steve Downie fights the Islanders’ Travis Hamonic in the first period Saturday night in Uniondale, N.Y.

Penguins joined in first by Islanders

Islanders beat the Penguins, 4-1, Saturday night to complete the sweep of a home-and-home series and raise their record to 14-6.



 LeGarrette Blount

On the Steelers: Twist in Blount's career raises a suspicious eyebrow

LeGarrette Blount's career quick-change act, going right from the Steelers to the Patriots, appears to be somewhat fishy.



 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg prepares to throw a pass during the second quarter against Illinois.

Nittany Lions struggle in all three phases in 16-14 loss at Illinois

Penn State’s defense has been the strength of the team this season, but late in the fourth quarter the group didn’t have one big play left.



 Steelers safety Troy Polamalu injured his knee Nov. 2 in a win against Baltimore at Heinz Field, but it might have been Baltimore that suffered the biggest blow -- a loss in the tight AFC North.

Gene Collier: Twists, turns still await AFC North

It's unknown how things will unfold for the Steelers in the murky AFC North, but one thing's for sure: More "rock bottoms" remain in play.



 Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was disappointed with his team's defense in a 74-70 loss to Hawaii late Friday night.

Inexperienced Panthers deal with defensive shortcomings

After Pitt snuck by its first two games with subpar defense, Hawaii finally burned the Panthers porous unit in a loss late Friday night.



 Jayson Megna

Penguins notebook: Megna called up for depth

Bringing up Jayson Megna also is a reward for his strong play with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL.



District college football roundup: Dukes shut out Colonials, 22-0

Michael LoPresti passed for two touchdowns as Duquesne completed a 6-6 season.



 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Hopewell High School) scores two of her 16 points for No. 9 Maryland in a 75-65 win against George Washington Saturday in Washington.

District college basketball roundup: Robert Morris falls to unbeaten Georgetown

Joshua Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Georgetown posted a win against visiting Robert Morris.



 The Penguins lost more than just a top-six winger when Pascal Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung.

On the Penguins: After the loss of Pascal Dupuis, what happens next?

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford will be shopping, but for now there is no pressure to buy.


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    Unfortunately, Pascal Dupuis is just the latest Penguins player, coach or GM to have his career threatened or life ended prematurely.

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    Unfortunately, Pascal Dupuis is just the latest Penguins player, coach or GM to have his career threatened or life ended prematurely.



    It's unknown how things will unfold for the Steelers in the murky AFC North, but one thing's for sure: More "rock bottoms" remain in play.

    Gene Collier: Twists, turns still await AFC North

    It's unknown how things will unfold for the Steelers in the murky AFC North, but one thing's for sure: More "rock bottoms" remain in play.

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    The first baseman was traded in exchange for international signing bonus money.



    Ex-Pirates catcher Russell Martin introduced as Blue Jay

    As though the new uniform didn’t bring Martin’s return to his hometown into stark relief, his bilingual introductory press conference did.


     


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    Inexperienced Panthers deal with defensive shortcomings

    After Pitt snuck by its first two games with subpar defense, Hawaii finally burned the Panthers porous unit in a loss late Friday night.



    District college football roundup: Dukes shut out Colonials, 22-0

    Michael LoPresti passed for two touchdowns as Duquesne completed a 6-6 season.


     

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    Sharpsburg native's streak of holes in one beats absurd odds

    In a span of 33 days, Dom DeBonis, 81, had four holes in one on four courses in three states.



    Playoff produces WPIAL golf title for Fox Chapel sophomore

    A one-hole playoff was needed, but Fox Chapel’s Anthony Cordaro won the WPIAL Class AAA golf crown with Arnold Palmer on hand to watch.


     

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    Bernie Traurig has been called a master in show jumping, dressage and eventing, the three Olympic equestrian events.


     

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