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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles against the Eagles in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles against the Eagles in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Steelers struggle in first half, trail Eagles 17-0

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, seemed out of sync with his receivers the entire first half.


 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart tags out Braves' Freddie Freeman in the sixth inning at PNC Park Wednesday night.

Walk-off victory caps Cole’s return to Pirates rotation

Gaby Sanchez drives in winning run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, ends seven-game losing streak.



 The Pirates' Travis Snider scores the tying run on a wild pitch by the Braves' Jordan Walden in the eighth inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Travis Snider turns the tide

Snider's hitting streak reaches 11 games and his average since the All-Star break is .349



 Steelers tackles Mike Adams (left) and Marcus Gilbert during workouts earlier this month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.

Steelers sign Gilbert through 2019 season

The Steelers today announced that they have signed offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to six-year contract through the 2019 season.



 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener, past the cheering fans on September 8, 2013.

Brett Keisel returns to fold with Steelers

The 12-year veteran defensive end will sign a contract to play his 13th NFL season with the Steelers, who drafted him in 2002.



 Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell, left, and LeGarrette Blount

Steelers Bell, Blount charged with marijuana possession

Mr. Bell also was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, Ross police Detective Kohlhepp said.



 Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is expected to play against the Eagles in tonight's preseason game.

Steelers Bell, Blount still set to play tonight against Eagles

In the longer term, any NFL penalties might not come until next season.



 Gerrit Cole pitches against the Braves at PNC Park Wednesday night, August 20, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Gerrit Cole makes anticipated return to rotation

Young, talented pitcher ready to make an impact down the stretch.



 Gregory Polanco hits a run-scoring single against the Marlins earlier this month.

Jenn Menendez's Pirates chat transcript: 8.21.14

Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates, who finally get off the schneid with a win last night.



 Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan, center, celebrates with his Lincoln Parks teammates the Boys Class A title after winning 70-66 over MCSCS in the PIAA Championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 21, 2014.

Pitt hoops recruit Maverick Rowan leaves WPIAL

Maverick Rowan, who would have been a junior at Lincoln Park charter school in Beaver County, is moving with his family to Florida.


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Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.

Gene Collier: Even at full strength, Pirates look baffled

Justin Upton drove in five runs and B.J. a sixth while the Braves rolled to a fifth consecutive win and pushed the Pirates toward the plank.

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College Sports on Trial: O' Bannon vs. NCAA antitrust suit

In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday, June 9, 2014, in a California courtroom.
The Post-Gazette’s J. Brady McCollough is in Oakland, Calif., for the duration of the class action lawsuit trial that could reaffirm -- or fundamentally alter forever -- college athletics as we know it.

Follow the testimony and developments from the genesis of the case to the verdict and its ramifications here.
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