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 Andrew McCutchen rounds third after hitting a homer off the Mets' Jonathon Niese.
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Andrew McCutchen rounds third after hitting a homer off the Mets' Jonathon Niese.

McCutchen, Pirates come alive in series sweep with 9-1 win against Mets

Andrew McCutchen singled, homered and drew two walks. He knocked in two runs and scored twice.


 Charlie Morton takes the mound tonight for the Pirates for the first time since September, and he has some tough acts to follow.

Ron Cook: Morton's job is to keep up momentum for Pirates

Charlie Morton returns to the hill tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.



 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford must win now, but can it be done without damaging the franchise's long-term prospects?

Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.



 Pirates All-Star Josh Harrison isn't slumping anymore.

Pirates notebook: Huntington says Harrison having fun again

General manager Neal Huntington suggested Josh Harrison’s new contract initially might have put some pressure on the third baseman.



 Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) in the second quarter in Game 3 Sunday night in the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

James sparkles in end after slow start

Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111: Cleveland star starts 0-10 from the field but finishes strong as the Cavaliers take 3-0 lead in Eastern Finals.



 Robert Clifford of Hampton, left, tries to stop Canon-McMillan's Benjamin Ward at the recent WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championships at Highmark Stadium.

Lacrosse faces hurdles for growth in Western Pennsylvania

While the game continues to grow in many regions of the U.S., notably on the other side of the state, lacrosse in this area has work to do.



 Knoch's Jordan Geist competes in the boys Class AAA shot put at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University. Geist won the event.

Knoch sophomore Jordan Geist earns more gold

Jordan Geist, a sophomore, won two gold medals at the PIAA track and field championships, and he’s ready for more.



 Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang singles against the Mets Saturday at PNC Park. Manager compiling a list of firsts and worsts for Kang.

Mets manager not surprised by Burnett's success at 38

Pirates notebook: Terry Collins has his own pitcher who is 42 and still giving batters’ fits.



Latrobe senior Chad Kissell adds to family gold

Latrobe High School sees gold for the first time in 65 years from senior Chad Kissell in Class AAA singles tennis.



 Beaver Falls' Dom Perretta sets the pace in the boys Class AA 1600-meter run at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.

High school notebook: Beaver Falls junior makes a run at history

Beaver Falls junior Dom Perretta won the 800 and 1,600, and now sets his sights on unprecedented titles next year.


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Charlie Morton returns to the hill tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Morton's job is to keep up momentum for Pirates

Charlie Morton returns to the hill tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.



Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

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Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
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Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.



Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.


 




Golf


Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.



Treesdale's Boros qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

Boros grabbed the only qualifying spot when he shot a 1-under 70 in an 18-hole sectional qualifier at Wildwood Country Club.


 

Other Sports


Aggressive approach has Peters Township's Riske finding reward

Peters Township native Alison Riske has emerged as one of the United States’ most promising young tennis stars.



Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

The new Pittsburgh program mixes athletic training with academic rigor to give inner-city students a gateway to graduation.


 

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