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 Indiana’s Riley Stapleton makes the game-winning basket over Beaver Falls’ Zach Duffy in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.
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Indiana’s Riley Stapleton makes the game-winning basket over Beaver Falls’ Zach Duffy in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Indiana’s Stapletons knock off Beaver Falls in final two seconds

Brothers Riley and Dylan Stapleton connect on the final play of the game for a layup to beat Beaver Falls at Petersen Events Center.


 Pirates right hander Brad Lincoln during workouts at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Lincoln hopes second time is the charm with Pirates

Brad Lincoln, a former first-round pick, is back with the Pirates as a non-roster invitee and will vie for a spot in the bullpen.



 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Trade deadline chatter absent from Penguins locker room

Penguins have had no ’serious’ discussions lately about more trades before Monday’s deadline.



 University of Pittsburgh football coach Pat Narduzzi.

With 'honeymoon' over, Pitt coaches push players in offseason workouts

Winter workouts give Pitt players a chance to work with their new coaches, and coaches aren’t afraid to make those players uncomfortable.



 Pitt's Chris Jones works around Boston College's Patrick Heckmann in the second half Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center

Panthers take care of the basketball

Pitt’s ability to take care of the ball and pass well helped set a late-season surge in motion.



 Robert Morris' Aaron Tate grabs a rebound in front of Sacred Heart's Steve Glowiak in the second half at the Sewall Center on Jan. 18, 2015.

Robert Morris guard relishes supporting role

Aaron Tate makes the difference for Robert Morris despite his quiet demeanor.



Snow sports: Franklin County ski resort worth the trip

Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., spent more than $2.5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 season.



 Monessen teammates celebrate at the buzzer after defeating Jeannette in the WPIAL Class A championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

Monessen takes WPIAL Class A championship 73-57 victory against Jeannette

For Monessen coach Joe Salvino, it was a drive for five as he won his fifth WPIAL title in 31 years.

  • Monessen 73, Jeanette 57



  •  Seton-LaSalle teammates celebrate their win against Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class AA championship Friday at Petersen Events Center.

    Seton-LaSalle girls repeat as WPIAL champions

    The Rebels roll past Bishop Canevin for fourth Class AA title in past five years

  • Seton-LaSalle51, Bishop Canevin 35



  •  Pitt's Yacine Diop reaches for a loose ball Thursday night against No. 4 Notre Dame.

    Pitt women fall to No. 4 Notre Dame

    Senior guard Brianna Kiesel scored 27 points, but the Fighting Irish cruised behind hot shooting at home.


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    It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.

    Ron Cook: Shame on those contributing to late-February sadness

    It’s almost time for March Madness in the NCAA and elsewhere, but lately, there have been two recent black eyes on the basketball world.



    New baseball commissioner’s thinking makes sense, just not the individual thoughts.

    Gene Collier: Manfred certainly looks to shift MLB's ideology

    New baseball commissioner’s thinking makes sense, just not the individual thoughts.

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    Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
    This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

    Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

    Chapter 2: Learning a new city

    Chapter 3: The rise of 66

    Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

    Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

    Chapter 6: The double life of 66

    Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

    Chapter 8: It's for them

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    Pitt coach fetes trio of seniors

    Jamie Dixon says the senior class of Cam Wright, Derrick Randall and Aron Phillips-Nwankwo does not get the recognition it deserves.



    Penn State's Patrick Chambers doesn't sound like a coach whose job is in jeopardy

    Despite his team struggling, Nittany Lions basketball coach continues to receive support from athletic director Sandy Barbour.


     

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    Liberty first-grader is a golf champion

    Mya Morgan, 7, will compete in a national tournament on the U.S. Kids Golf Tour in North Carolina this summer.



    Woods’ short game long on staggering

    Tiger's play last week at the Phoenix Open drew some sympathy but experts debate whether it's mental or technical.


     

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    Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

    USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.



    South Xtra: Pro hockey team in Rostraver struggling to get by

    The Steel City Warriors have struggled on the ice and off in their first season in the Federal Hockey League.


     

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