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 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant.
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Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant.

Steelers Sunday Spotlight: Wide receivers good as gold(en)

One of a series of stories looking at the Steelers’ needs for 2015. These could be the glory days for wide receivers.


 Pirates players Jung Ho Kang jokes with Gregory Polanco (middle) and Starling Marte at workouts at Pirate City in Bradenton Fla.

Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995

The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.



 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Ron Cook: Rutherford can rest easy at deadline

General manager Jim Rutherford's work is done, but that of the Penguins' biggest stars is now just beginning.



McCutchen humble at the top

Andrew McCutchen is a quiet man and even when displaying the swagger of one of the best players in the game, he does so without airs.



 Pitt coach Jamie DIxon and the Pitt Panthers go to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the first time to play Wake Forest.

Pitt's wait to play at Wake is over

The Panthers have played at every ACC court except for one, and that will change tonight when the Panthers visit Lawrence Joel Coliseum.



 Not much to celebrate for Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in shootouts this season.

Shootouts not netting many points for Penguins

The Penguins have struggled in shootouts with a 3-5 record this season. That’s a stark contrast to their 7-3 mark in 2013-14.



 The Penguins' Beau Bennett.

Dave Molinari On the Penguins

A weekly look at the Penguins and the issues surrounding the team from Post-Gazette reporter Dave Molinari: Stretch-run thoughts.



Robert Morris ready for conference tournament

The Colonials players now have time to consider the importance, and the opportunity of the No. 2 seed for next week’s conference tournament.



 Seton-LaSalle teammates celebrate their win against Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Seton-LaSalle girls repeat as WPIAL champions

The Rebels roll past Bishop Canevin for fourth Class AA title in past five years.

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  •  Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell celebrates with Nick Antonucci after the Colts rallied to defeat North Allegheny for the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

    Chartiers Valley comes from behind to earn WPIAL Class AAAA title

    After trailing by double digits at halftime, Chartiers Valley dominated North Allegheny in the second half on its way to a 78-67 win.


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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.



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

    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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    Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
    This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

    Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Chapter 2: Learning a new city

    Chapter 3: The rise of 66

    Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

    Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

    Chapter 6: The double life of 66

    Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

    Chapter 8: It's for them

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    Basketball Box Scores: Feb. 28

    Box scores from Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015



    Upsets reign at Class AAA wrestling tournament

    No. 8 seed Luke Kemerer of Hempfield scores the biggest surprise with a victory against No. 2 seed Mike Heinl of Shaler at 126 pounds.


     

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    With 'honeymoon' over, Pitt coaches push players in offseason workouts

    Winter workouts give Pitt players a chance to work with their new coaches, and coaches aren’t afraid to make those players uncomfortable.



    Panthers take care of the basketball

    Pitt’s ability to take care of the ball and pass well helped set a late-season surge in motion.


     

    Golf


    Liberty first-grader is a golf champion

    Mya Morgan, 7, will compete in a national tournament on the U.S. Kids Golf Tour in North Carolina this summer.



    Woods’ short game long on staggering

    Tiger's play last week at the Phoenix Open drew some sympathy but experts debate whether it's mental or technical.


     

    Other Sports


    Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

    USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.



    South Xtra: Pro hockey team in Rostraver struggling to get by

    The Steel City Warriors have struggled on the ice and off in their first season in the Federal Hockey League.


     

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