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 When Steven Adams left the court in Salt Lake City after Pitt's 73-55 loss to Wichita State in the 2012 NCAA tournament -- his Adams' final game in a Pitt uniform -- his departure, along with other factors have created stagnancy the past few years for the basketball program.
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When Steven Adams left the court in Salt Lake City after Pitt's 73-55 loss to Wichita State in the 2012 NCAA tournament -- his Adams' final game in a Pitt uniform -- his departure, along with other factors have created stagnancy the past few years for the basketball program.

Program at the crossroads: Pitt basketball looks to rebound

A new league and high roster turnover has hurt Pitt basketball the past few years. Can the Panthers rekindle their earlier success?


 Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker celebrate after a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. The Pirates won 8-0.

Pirates notebook: Success comes without much help from Andrew McCutchen

Slow start by star center fielder, who ended an 0-for-16 slump Sunday, historically won’t last all summer.



 Heath Miller dives for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Steelers 23-20 win at M&T Bank Stadium in December 2012 in Baltimore. Since arriving in Pittsburgh in 2005, Miller has been the epitome of a consistency as a dual threat tight end.

Dual-threat tight ends a dying breed, and this year's NFL Draft class is no exception

The Steelers have shown consistency at tight end the past 25 years, mostly because they’ve found players who excel at catching and blocking.



 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sits along side Steelers GM Kevin Colbert as the pair previews this week's NFL Draft today at the Steelers South Side facility.

Steelers 'encouraged' with class of outside linebackers in draft

General manager Kevin Colbert said he sees “some real impact-type players” at outside linebacker, an area of weakness in the organization.



 Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski battles for the puck with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and forward Pascal Dupuis during a game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cook: Penguins Letang, Dupuis hope to play again but understand risks

Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis hope to play again next season, but they know that doctors might make final call on that decision.



Pittsburgh Marathon: "Elite" training group puts inclusion at forefront

Elite Runners & Walkers, a free program that trains about 150 runners, is designed to motivate people to run by building bonds.



 Fox Chapel third baseman Dan Vargo tries to corral a throw Monday against Woodland Hills in a Section 3 Class AAAA game.

High school highlights: Fichtner sparks Allderdice to win in baseball against Plum

Nate Fichtner, a Memphis recruit, hit an RBI triple in the sixth spark a 3-2 home win against Class AAAA No. 2 Plum in a Section 4 game.



 Pedro Alvarez and the Pirates are making things work when they have two outs.

Pirates notebook: Two outs? No problem

The streaking Pirates are making two-out rallies a habit, and it’s helping them put together a string of strong offensive performances.



 Sidney Crosby looks at the scoreboard after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. The Rangers advanced to the second round after winning 2-1.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 4.27.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins and what must happen in the offseason after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 campaign.



 From the archives: A pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Hancock, right is broken up by Steelers Donnie Shell, 31, 1987.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.27.15

Ray takes your questions on what this week’s NFL Draft will bring for the Steelers.


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