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 Gerrit Cole pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.
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Gerrit Cole pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin.

Brewers jump on Cole early, beat Pirates, 7-4

The Brewers scored five runs in the first two innings in the first game of the Pirates’ nine-game road trip against NL Central opponents.


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Martavis Bryant's unspecified issues go beyond suspension for marijuana use

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says issues involve more than just four-game suspension for the wide receiver for using marijuana.

  • Steelers Bryant talks about suspension



  •  West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard passes against Texas A&M in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn.

    2015 College Football: Scouting the West Virginia Mountainers

    Three keys to West Virginia’s 2015 football season and a breakdown of their schedule.



     David L. Harper was introduced as the new athletic director at Duquesne University today.

    Duquesne hires new athletic director

    Dukes name former Dayton vice president for advancement Dave Harper to replace the departed Greg Amodio, who went to Quinnipiac.

  • Duquesne introduces new athletic director



  •  Pitt's defensive lineman Mark Scarpinato is forced out of bounds during tackling drills at the team's South Side practice facility.

    Mark Scarpinato, a transfer from Michigan State, gets starting spot and scholarship at Pitt

    The graduate transfer and defensive tackle last started a game Jan. 1, 2014, for Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.



     Penn State's Adam Breneman, second from left, works out during a Nittany Lions practice.

    Penn State notebook: Status of TE Adam Breneman remains unclear

    From Penn State’s tight ends to the receivers, position battles and more from James Franklin Tuesday availability.



     Pirates catcher Elias Diaz throws to second on his knees Sunday against the Orioles during spring training in March at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.

    Pirates notebook: Roster expansion includes catcher Elias Diaz

    Five players were promoted from the minors and one was activated off the disabled list when rosters expanded Tuesday.



     Shown here last month of the final day of Steelers training camp in Latrobe, Steelers WR Antonio Brown is likely all smiles again after receiving an advance on his 2016 salary.

    Steelers notebook: Antonio Brown gets 'bonus'

    The star receiver for the Steelers, hoping for a restructured contract, comes to a compromise and receives an advance on his 2016 salary.



     Andy Murray of Britani clenches his fist after defeating Nick Kyrgios of Australia, 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

    Nos. 2, 4 women cruise to victories at U.S. Open

    Bjorn Fratangelo of Plum lost to sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in his Grand Slam debut.



     Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton takes big hit from Bills defender Stephon Gilmore against in the first quarter Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

    Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.1.15

    Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who play their final preseason game Thursday night at Heinz Field.


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    PG special on Cuba

    A line of American cars from the 40s and 50s driven by taxi drivers wait to break free of traffic in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 2015. After the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s, the importing of American cars to the island stopped.
    Reporter J. Brady McCollough and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to Cuba to document life in the changing country.

    Check out their two-part series:
    * Cuba: Behind the Facade
    * Why Pirates bullpen coach Euclides Rojas risked everything for freedom

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    Penguins sale moving slowly forward

    Completing the sale of the professional sports franchise can be a long and arduous process, industry experts say.



    Penguins sign top draft pick Sprong to standard 3-year, entry-level contract

    Top draft pick Daniel Sprong signs standard entry contract, will make debut in Penguins organization at rookie tournament next month.


     



    Golf


    Jeannette's Miller claims another amateur golf title

    Katie Miller won the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur golf championship with come-from-behind victory; Semple Thompson add senior division



    Aussie has clubhouse lead in U.S. Amateur qualifying

    Four-time Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh will miss the cut.


     

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    Riverhounds' Rob Vincent nets another United Soccer League weekly honor

    The midfielder helped the Riverhounds get back into playoff contention with a crucial road win Saturday.



    Riverhounds ready to attack, be attacked at Louisville

    When the Riverhounds take the field today, Louisville City FC forward Matt Fondy and the rest of the squad will have their attention.


     

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    Sports briefs: 2016 marathon opens online

    Registration expected to reach at least 40,000 for Pittsburgh Marathon; Duquesne to announce new athletic director today.



    Overcoming inconsistency, Fratangelo readies for U.S. Open Debut

    Plum native Bjorn Fratangelo has tried to make the U.S. Open before. But this time, his third attempt, a new approach paid off.


     

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