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 Ike Davis celebrates with teammates his three-run home run against the Red Sox at PNC Park.
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Ike Davis celebrates with teammates his three-run home run against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Pirates use the long ball to thump Red Sox, 9-1

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered, helping the Pirates win their third game in a row and 10th out of their past 12.


 Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis, left, rounds the bases past Boston Red Sox second baseman Mookie Betts after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning of a game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates banging away toward playoff bid

A win Wednesday night against Boston marked the 49th consecutive game in which the Pirates had a least one extra-base hit.



 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell carries next to offensive coordinator Todd Haley during practice on the South Side Wednesday.

Le'Veon Bell stresses need for balance in Steelers offense

Tailback Bell sees a need for more-balanced offense from Steelers, and he would be in the middle of it.

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  •  The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey signs autographs before the start of a game against the Ravens last week at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. He is one of the Steelers' player representatives for the NFLPA.

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    Steelers notebook: NFL's new drug policy takes shape, appeases owners and players.



     Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers against the Red Sox at PNC Park Wednesday.

    Pirates bullpen gets some relief

    Pirates notebook: The Pirates entered a game Wednesday night with a 1.47 bullpen ERA since the start of September.



     Gregory Polanco hits a solo home run in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

    Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 9.18.14

    Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who look to sweep the Red Sox tonight at home.



     The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin skates up ice in May against the Rangers in New York.

    Penguins say injuries will keep Crosby, Malkin out of start of preseason camp

    Coach Mike Johnston said the injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin appear to be short-term ailments.

  • Pens coach, Dupuis ready for Penguins' season



  •  The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium.

    No fines for Steelers' Mitchell and Polamalu

    Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were penalized for unnecessary roughness, aiding the Ravens on a touchdown drive that gave them a 17-6 lead.



     West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at the Georgia Dome on Aug. 30, 2014.

    West Virginia's Daryl Worley arraigned on battery charge

    Daryl Worley turned himself in to Morgantown police after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with battery early Sunday morning.



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    Sophomore Pete Coughlin impressive as W&J’s new starting quarterback.


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    Pirates GM Neal Huntington admits Russell Martin's pricetag likely will be in a financial area the Pirates do not wish to go.

    Ron Cook: Enjoy Russell Martin while he's still here

    Pirates GM Neal Huntington admits Russell Martin's pricetag likely will be in a financial area the Pirates do not wish to go.



    The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or for just a grim offseason.

    Gene Collier: Pirates goofy night kicks off wild final push

    The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or for just a grim

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