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 Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.
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Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt suffers first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa

The Panthers squandered some of the momentum they had appeared to build during the first three weeks of the season.


 Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State runs over Massachusetts, 48-7

Massachusetts was scheduled as a breather and Penn State is getting its relaxation.



 Andrew McCutchen signals to the Pirates dugout after hitting a triple Friday night against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Big win leads Pirates to unfamiliar territory

Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.



 Sidney Crosby participates in the Penguins training camp at CONSOL Energy Center on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Penguins open training camp with a surprise

Sidney Crosby shrugs off injury, surprises everybody by taking part in most of the first practice at training camp



 Russell Martin scores after putting the Pirates ahead with a three-run shot against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Russell Martin bombs Brewers, Pirates win on 8th inning homer, 4-2

Catcher Russell Martin spoiled a dominating start by the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo, homering off former teammate Jonathan Broxton.



 Pirates starter Charlie Morton deliver against the Red Sox at PNC Park Tuesday.

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton has setback, will not start Sunday

Right-handed starter dealing with pain again after bullpen session; Vance Worley to start Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.



 Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers slaps hands with the fans after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

Stopping Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be the No. 1 defensive priority Sunday night.



 Sidney Crosby models the Penguins' new third jersey, which is nearly identical to the road black jersey the team wore during its Stanley Cup-winning seasons of 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Penguins notebook: Determining depth chart in the net not an easy task

The Penguins must settle on a No. 3 goalie as well as No. 2 goaltender for this season.



 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett carries the ball during the first half of a game against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va., earlier this month.

No. 4 Oklahoma poses major threat to West Virginia

The Mountaineers (2-1) looking to prolong their revival against the Sooners in a Big 12 conference matchup at home.



Larry Walsh on biking: Progress Fund gets new grant

The Progress Fund, which has financed 29 businesses on the Great Allegheny Passage, received a $2 million federal grant for future loans.