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 Pedro Alvarez beat the throw and slides safely into home against the Mets on Saturday
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Pedro Alvarez beat the throw and slides safely into home against the Mets on Saturday

Pirates light up Mets' ace Harvey in 8-2 win

While the kid got crushed, veteran A.J. Burnett kept right on rolling in an 8-2 victory before a sellout crowd of 39,385 at PNC Park.


 Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez homered against the New York Mets Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.



 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford weighed in on some hot offseason topics.

Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.



 Alison Riske returns a shot to Daniela Hantuchova, of Slovakia, in the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open in New York.

Aggressive approach has Peters Township's Riske finding reward

Peters Township native Alison Riske has emerged as one of the United States’ most promising young tennis stars.



Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.



 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett isn't the same pitcher he was when he first came to Pittsburgh three years ago.

On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett has had one of the best stretches of his career to start the 2015 season, which might be his last.



 Knoch's Jordan Geist competes in the boys Class AAA shot put at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University. Geist won the event.

Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist earns more gold

Jordan Geist, a sophomore, won two gold medals at the PIAA track and field championships, and he’s ready for more.



 Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang singles against the Mets Saturday at PNC Park. Manager compiling a list of firsts and worsts for Kang.

Mets manager not surprised by Burnett's success at 38

Pirates notebook: Terry Collins has his own pitcher who is 42 and still giving batters’ fits.



Latrobe senior Chad Kissell adds to family gold

Latrobe High School sees gold for the first time in 65 years from senior Chad Kissell in Class AAA singles tennis.



 Beaver Falls' Dom Perretta sets the pace in the boys Class AA 1600-meter run at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.

High school notebook: Beaver Falls junior makes a run at history

Beaver Falls junior Dom Perretta won the 800 and 1,600, and now sets his sights on unprecedented titles next year.


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Young left fielder seems capable of joining an all-time list of great outfielders in Pirates franchise history.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Starling Marte shows signs of being elite outfielder

Young left fielder seems capable of joining an all-time list of great outfielders in Pirates franchise history.



Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

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Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Chapter 2: Learning a new city

Chapter 3: The rise of 66

Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

Chapter 6: The double life of 66

Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

Chapter 8: It's for them

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GOLF 2015: THE NEW GENERATION

Jordan Spieth speaks to the media after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

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Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.



Philadelphia Flyers name Hakstol as head coach

Hakstol, 46, takes over from Craig Berube, who was fired after the Flyers failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.


 




Golf


Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.



Treesdale's Boros qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

Boros grabbed the only qualifying spot when he shot a 1-under 70 in an 18-hole sectional qualifier at Wildwood Country Club.


 

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Aggressive approach has Peters Township's Riske finding reward

Peters Township native Alison Riske has emerged as one of the United States’ most promising young tennis stars.



Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

The new Pittsburgh program mixes athletic training with academic rigor to give inner-city students a gateway to graduation.


 

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