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 A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.
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A 17-year major-league veteran, A.J. Burnett is a first-time All-Star.

McCutchen, Cole, Burnett and Melancon make National League All-Star team

A two-time World Series champion, the 38-year-old A.J. Burnett is 7-3 with a 1.99 ERA, ranking third among qualified NL starters.


 Pirates closer Mark Melancon catches the final out May 27 against the Marlins.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor

The Pirates’ day started bad with Harrison’s injury, but ended on a high note with a victory and All-Star nods for Melancon and others.



 Teammates congratulate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a walk-off single to give the Pirates a 2-1 win.

Pirates top Padres on walk-off single, 2-1

The Pirates beat the San Diego Padres, 2-1, at PNC Park Monday night on Pedro Alvarez’s walk-off single in the ninth.



 Pitt's James Conner talks with teammates during spring practice Tuesday on the South Side.

Pitt's Boyd, Conner on watch list for one of college football's top honors

Conner and Boyd, both juniors, were two of the 80 players that made the cut for the Maxwell Award, given to the best player in college



 Pirates' A.J. Burnett covers Pedro Alvarez with a cream pie after a walk-off hit over the Padres in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.7.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who are heading to the All-Star break with a head of steam and four players on that team.



 Penguins Derrick Pouliot skates up ice against the Capitals during a December game.

Penguins' prospect development camp begins July 14

The week will end with a 3 p.m. practice July 18, and that practice will be open to the public.



 United States defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4) and defender Meghan Klingenberg (22) celebrate with an American flag after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup Sunday at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. United States won 5-2.

As U.S. women celebrate 3rd World Cup title, attention turns to 2016 Olympic roster

The Americans won a record third world title but with the Summer Olympics a year away, the roster is sure to undergo change by next year.



 Pirates' Travis Ishikawa puts a tag on the Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio as he tries to get back to first base in the 10th inning of the 2014 season opener at PNC Park Monday, March 31, 2014.

Travis Ishikawa hoping to 'repay' Pirates

Twice designated for assignment after a special postseason moment for the San Francisco Giants, Ishikawa returns to the Pirates.



 United States defender Becky Sauerbrunn (4) and defender Meghan Klingenberg (22) celebrate with an American flag after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg and their teammates will visit Heinz Field Aug. 16 for a friendly against Costa Rica.

After World Cup victory, tickets for women's soccer game at Heinz Field selling fast

More than 30,000 tickets for the U.S. women’s national team’s friendly match against Costa Rica on Aug. 16 at Heinz Field have been sold.



Penn State trio up for major college football awards

Semifinalists for both awards will be revealed on Nov. 23 and the winners will be honored at an awards gala in Atlantic City in March.


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    The Pirates’ day started bad with Harrison’s injury, but ended on a high note with a victory and All-Star nods for Melancon and others.

    Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor

    The Pirates’ day started bad with Harrison’s injury, but ended on a high note with a victory and All-Star nods for Melancon and others.



    The Pirates pitching staff, especially the rotation, keeps proving itself as one of the very best in the majors — right down to Jeff Locke.

    Gene Collier: History lesson unfurled in Pirates win at PNC Park

    The Pirates pitching staff, especially the rotation, keeps proving itself as one of the very best in the majors — right down to Jeff Locke.

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    Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.7.15

    Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who are heading to the All-Star break with a head of steam and four players on that team.



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    Twice designated for assignment after a special postseason moment for the San Francisco Giants, Ishikawa returns to the Pirates.


     

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    Rory McIlroy injures his ankle, leaving British Open in doubt

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