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 Jameson Taillon throws long toss during morning workouts Thursday at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.
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Jameson Taillon throws long toss during morning workouts Thursday at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates pitcher Jameson Tailon, almost a year removed from surgery, will start facing batters soon

Team’s top prospect sharpens focus on arm care after going through Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation.


 Kansas State fans rush the floor following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Kansas State defeated Kansas 70-63.

Ron Cook: Shame on those contributing to late-February sadness

It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.



 The Penguins acquired center Daniel Winnik in a trade with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Winnik's arrival likely will bump a bottom-six forward for Penguins

Coach Mike Johnston has not said how the acquisition from the Toronto Maple Leafs will be used when he joins the lineup.



 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo goes for a layup against Boston College in the first half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Pitt coach fetes trio of seniors

Jamie Dixon says the senior class of Cam Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo does not get the recognition it deserves.



 Beaver Falls' Josh Creach, left, and Donovan Jeter, right.

WPIAL Boys Basketball Championships: Beaver Falls riding sophomores to final

Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach are a two-headed monster for the Tigers, a pair of 6-foot-5 forwards and the team’s top scorers and



 North Hills' Nick Smith goes up for a shot against Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell Wednesday night in WPIAL playoff action Wednesday night at Moon.

Chartiers Valley shoots way into AAAA final

Boys basketball: Colts bury 15 3-pointers in 78-53 victory against North Hills to reach WPIAL championship vs. North Allegheny.



 Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers, center, reacts to a call during an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in State College, Pa. At right is Penn State's D. J. Newbill.

Penn State's Patrick Chambers doesn't sound like a coach whose job is in jeopardy

Despite his team struggling, Nittany Lions basketball coach continues to receive support from athletic director Sandy Barbour.



 Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers gets upended by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia.

Penguins Notebook: Rob Scuderi misses practice to rest sore foot

Veteran defenseman sat out practice Thursday after being hit by a shot Wednesday night in the win against Washington.



 Penn Hills’ Te'Shan Campbell, top, is the top seed at 170 pounds in the WPIAL/​Southwest Regional Class AAA tournament.

Wrestling friends take different routes in bid to wind up in same place

Longtime friends follow different wrestling paths, but have their eyes on similar goals and a reunion in the upcoming PIAA championships.



 Pitt's Yacine Diop reaches for a loose ball Thursday night against No. 4 Notre Dame.

Pitt women fall to No. 4 Notre Dame

Senior guard Brianna Kiesel scored 27 points, but the Fighting Irish cruised behind hot shooting at home.


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    It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.

    Ron Cook: Shame on those contributing to late-February sadness

    It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.



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    Gene Collier: Manfred certainly looks to shift MLB's ideology

    New baseball commissioner’s thinking makes sense, just not the individual thoughts.

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    Pitt coach fetes trio of seniors

    Jamie Dixon says the senior class of Cam Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo does not get the recognition it deserves.



    Pitt women fall to No. 4 Notre Dame

    Senior guard Brianna Kiesel scored 27 points, but the Fighting Irish cruised behind hot shooting at home.


     

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