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 Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham had his contract extended by the Steelers through 2018.
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Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham had his contract extended by the Steelers through 2018.

Steelers extend Suisham's contract through 2018

Shaun Suisham has been one of the most accurate kickers in team history during his four seasons with the Steelers.


 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pirates give up 3 homers in loss to Diamondbacks

Arizona’s Andy Marte hit the tie-breaking homer for the Diamondbacks in what would become a 7-4 Pirates loss.



 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.



Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 08.01.14

Pirates beat reporter Bill Brink answers your Pirates (non)trade questions.



 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, center, warms up with the team during training camp in Latrobe Thursday.

Wheaton ready to step into Steelers' limelight

Teammates confident second-year pro Markus Wheaton can live up to being Steelers’ No. 2 WR this season.



 Pitt cornerback Titus Howard was projected as a starter for the Panthers this season.

Pitt cornerback Titus Howard suspended for 2014 season

The Clairton graduate played in 11 games as a freshman last season.



 Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin looks up field during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Versatility a key to rising above the crowd for Steelers' Garvin

With a plethora of linebackers on the roster, versatility plays a key role for Terrence Garvin to stand out from the bunch.



Local auto racing: Nitro Jam beckons jet drag teams

International Hot Rod Association to put on event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park.



 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan-Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia notebook: Kicking off preseason camp

The Mountaineers opened preseason camp with a 'good first day,' according to coach Dana Holgorsen.



 Olympic 2012 silver medalist and University of Texas Leo Manzano, left, of Austin, Texas, poses for a photograph with Jason Kurtz of Bethel Park at the Fleet Feet running store in Bethel Park on Wednesday.

Sections of Liberty, Penn avenues Downtown to close at 6:30 p.m. for Liberty Mile

There will be no parking available on Liberty Avenue and Penn Avenue after 4 p.m.


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Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.



The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

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    John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.



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