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 Lance Moore celebrates after catching a touchdown pass from receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field.
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Lance Moore celebrates after catching a touchdown pass from receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Red-zone production could use a little help

Lance Moore finally is proving he can do what he was brought in to do — score in the red zone — and at an opportune time.


 Sidney Crosby shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of Thursday night's game in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Penguins blow late lead, fall to Detroit in OT

The Penguins gave up two goals in the final 2 ½ minutes of regulation before losing to the Red Wings, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena tonight.



 Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) rolls out as Zach Laskey (37) blocks in the first half Oct. 18 against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Georgia Tech has plenty of options on offense vs. Pitt

Quarterback Justin Thomas is just one of several dangerous, skilled players Georgia Tech features in its triple-option offense.



 Russell Martin tags Detroit's Alex Avila out at home plate in the second inning at PNC Park Monday night, August 11, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Two nominated for Gold Gloves

Russell Martin won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Dodgers; Starling Marte is nominated alongside Justin Upton and Christian Yelich.



 McKeesport's Brandon Short, left, and North Hills' LaVar Arrington, right, pose during Penn State's 1999 media day at Beaver Stadium.

Varsity Xtra: Still big hitters -- Two WPIAL legends successful as ever

They came from different ends of the WPIAL football map, but LaVar Arrington and Brandon Short's careers were intertwined for years.



 Shaler's Brianna Schwartz wins the WPIAL class AAA cross-country championship Thursday at Cooper's Lake Campground.

WPIAL cross-country championships: Shaler's Brianna Schwartz adds to legacy

Shaler standout Brianna Schwartz captured her third consecutive Class AAA crown, setting yet another course record in the process.



 In this Sept. 26, 2009, file photo, Penn State fans wear white as they fill Beaver Stadium to show their support for the Nittany Lions as they face Iowa in an NCAA football game in State College, Pa. Penn State asked all of their fans to wear white in support of their "White-Out" slogan for the game.

Penn State’s White Out game makes for key recruiting weekend

Tradition in stands is backdrop for showdown against No. 13 Ohio State Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.



 West Virginia's Dreamius Smith carries against Baylor in the second quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014.

Big dreams took a hit for West Virginia RB

Dreamius Smith, hoping to make an impact in his senior season, tumbled down the depth chart after transfers, a freshman rolled in.



 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau talks with players on the bench during last season's Steelers-Lions game at Heinz Field on November 17, 2013.

Steelers notebook: LeBeau expects more consistency

Even after a win in which the defense forced key turnovers and improved in the second half, Dick LeBeau expects more from the unit.



 Then Penguin Maxime Talbot is congratulated by teammates Chris Kunitz and Tyler Kennedy after scoring against the Red Wings in the second period of game 7 of the Stanley Cup final Friday, June 12, 2009.

Penguins notebook: Red Wings rivalry lost some intensity

A budding rivalry seemed certain when the teams met in consecutive Stanley Cup Finals; its since lost some luster but has potential again.


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