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 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for ball hit by the Dodgers' Dee Gordon who was called out at first at PNC Park.
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Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for ball hit by the Dodgers' Dee Gordon who was called out at first at PNC Park.

Dodgers rough up Volquez in 5-2 Pirates loss

Starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday night


 The Pirates' Jordy Mercer is mobbed after hitting a game winning single against the Rockies in the 11th inning at PNC Park on Saturday.

Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months



 Gregory Polanco receives night off to reboot.

Polanco receives night off to reboot

Stuck in a dry spell at the plate, Gregory Polanco was given the night off Monday against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.



 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

ACC media days: Chryst looking for plan to materialize in 3rd year

The head coach has sold fans and recruits on the vision of success. Now it‘‍s time to make that a reality.



 Pitt head coach Paul responds to questions at ACC media days regarding the Panthers' outlook for 2014.

ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.



 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon shows instructions to his players.

Panthers will venture to Bahamas for exhibition set

Pitt announced Monday that its men’s basketball team will play four games against foreign competition Aug. 1-7 in the Bahamas.



Commissioner addresses current, bleak landscape

Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said changes in college football will come as a response to cheating, broken enforcement and



 Robert Morris hockey coach Derek Schooley.

Coach Derek Schooley receives 4-year extension

Robert Morris agrees to a four-year contract extension with men’s hockey coach Derek Schooley, which runs through the 2019-2020 season.



 Hazelwood native Herb Douglas talks about winning the bronze medal in the long jump at the 1948 Olympic Summer Games in London.

Herb Douglas: an ageless force

At 92 years old, the Olympian from Hazelwood still is proselytizing for greatness.

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    There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.

    Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closer

    There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.



    The Pirates didn't exactly look excellent in their first win of the season's second half. But they got the job done.

    Gene Collier: Rocky win opens 2nd half

    The Pirates didn't exactly look excellent in their first win of the season's second half. But they got the job done.

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