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 Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang makes play on ball hit by the Cardinals Peter Bourjos on May 10, 2015 at PNC Park.
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Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang makes play on ball hit by the Cardinals Peter Bourjos on May 10, 2015 at PNC Park.

MLB catching up to Pirates with shifty tactics

Major league teams are on pace for about 17,666 shifts this year. In 2011, there were just 2,358 shifts.


 Penn State coach James Franklin said at a Coaches Caravan event Thursday even in Cranberry earlier this month.

Franklin hopes to use Penn State's high cost-of-attendance stipend to his advantage

Penn State’s cost-of-attendance stipend will be tops in the Big Ten. Does it give the school an advantage in recruiting?



 West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski, left, edges Kiski Area's Kianta Britton to win the AAA 100 meter dash at the WPIAL track championships last week at Baldwin.

West Mifflin speedster Todd Sekowski runs bases and the track

As it turns out, Todd Sekowski is a man for one season, starring on the Titans baseball team before winning a WPIAL championship in track.



 Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, arrive for a hearing in New York City in November.

Domestic violence charges dismissed against ex-NFL player Ray Rice

Rice, 28, applied for New Jersey’s pre-trial intervention program at a court appearance last May, where he pleaded not guilty.



 Quaker Valley's Annie Henry moves the ball against Mt. Lebanon's Sophia Klaber during the WPIAL Division I championship Thursday at Highmark Stadium.

Quaker Valley girls trump Mt. Lebanon in Division I lacrosse title game

The Quakers got revenge against the Blue Devils to win the Division I WPIAL championship.



 Shaler’s Ashley Warren, left, and McKenna Ash celebrate after defeating Blackhawk in the WPIAL Division II championship Thursday at Highmark Stadium.

Shaler's 2nd-half surge nets another Division II girls lacrosse title

The Titans won a third consecutive championship Thursday night with a 7-1 victory against Blackhawk.



WPIAL softball playoffs: Unbeaten Mohawk reaches final

In a battle of Class AA unbeatens, No. 2 Mohawk bested No. 3 Seton-LaSalle and star pitcher Lauren Zola to advance to the WPIAL final.



 Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds with Willie Stargell, June 1987.

Bonds will return to Pittsburgh for award

Barry Bonds will receive the 2015 Josh Gibson Lifetime Legacy Award in September.



 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field shortly before a an Oct. 26, 2014 game against Indianapolis in which he would throw six touchdowns.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 5.21.15

With OTAs set to begin, Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers.



 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen looks to the crowd after tying the game against the Twins in the eighth inning Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at PNC Park.

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.21.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who have the day off before beginning a weekend series against the Mets.


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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.



Adam Bittner: NHL’s elite teams benefit from youth movement

The best teams in the NHL are a testament to building from within and acquiring talent in its formative stages.


 





WPIAL softball playoffs: Unbeaten Mohawk reaches final

In a battle of Class AA unbeatens, No. 2 Mohawk bested No. 3 Seton-LaSalle and star pitcher Lauren Zola to advance to the WPIAL final.



West Mifflin speedster Todd Sekowski runs bases and the track

As it turns out, Todd Sekowski is a man for one season, starring on the Titans baseball team before winning a WPIAL championship in track.


 

Golf


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.



Golf notebook: Winter weather unkind to some top local courses

It’s not always easy to undo some of the problems caused by winter on golf courses in the area.


 

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