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 Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.
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Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.

Pirates outslug Dodgers in 12-7 victory

The Pirates offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game.


 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a home run from the left side of the plate

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.



 Andrew McCutchen walks with Matthew Beichner toward the field for the game's first pitch Tuesday.

McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing Colorado boy

Andrew McCutchen helped turn the dreams of a 12-year-old boy from Colorado into reality.

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  •  Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks at a March 21 press conference about his team's third round game against Florida in the NCAA tournament in Orlando.

    Business first for Pitt, but trip to Bahamas gets smiles

    The Pitt basketball team will go to the Bahamas in August to play four games, but it isn’t strictly a business trip for the players.



     West Virgina head coach Dana Holgorsen answers a question from a reporter at the Big 12 Conference football media days Tuesday in Dallas.

    Big 12 media days: Mountaineers give program new identity

    Dana Holgorsen bringing Kevin White, Daryl Worley and Nick O'Toole to Dallas was a symbol of the program moving on from the past.



     Baseball commissioner Bud Selig talks with members of the media this afternoon at a news conference at PNC Park.

    Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle, Bob Nutting laud Bud Selig

    Bud Selig’s visit brought praise for his performance as MLB commissioner from Pirates owner Bob Nutting and manager Clint Hurdle.



     Jacques Martin, new Penguins senior adviser of operations.

    Penguins install Jacques Martin as senior adviser of operations

    Jacques Martin has previously served as a head coach and general manager in the NHL and as a coach with Team Canada at the Olympics.



    WVU football adds future games against N.C. State

    Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with N.C. State in 2018 and 2019.



     Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

    Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

    Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.



     Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

    Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

    The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.


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    Trio of forward prospects impressive in Penguins scrimmage

    Troy Josephs, Matia Marcantuoni and Adam Payerl combined size, speed and offense to stand out at the Penguins development camp scrimmage.



    Big, versatile Penguins prospect Sundqvist searching for right fit

    Penguins 2012 third-rounder Oskar Sundqvist has put his versatility on display in Sweden. But when and where will he fit with the Penguins?


     


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    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte on DL for concussion

    The Pirates placed  the outfielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list due to a concussion he sustained Friday against the Rockies.



    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.


     


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    Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

    The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.



    Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

    McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory.


     

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    Cammikey draws No. 1 post in Adios Pace

    Washington County-based Cammikey drew the No. 1 post position for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Saturday.



    Herb Douglas: an ageless force

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


     

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