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 The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.
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The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.


 Steelers LB Arthur Moats works on technique during training camp last month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers stability gratifies outside linebacker Arthur Moats

Moats faces his former team, the Buffalo Bills, tonight, but he seems more excited about the Steelers’ stability.



 Garrett Hartley, Steelers kicker and co-host of "Southern Chaos" on the Sportsman Channel.

Steelers' new kicker, Garrett Hartley, is big-time outdoorsman in his spare time

Hartley relishes hunting as much as savors kicking — and he has unusual second job as reality TV star on “Southern Chaos.”



 Francisco Cervelli after being thrown out by umpire Alan Porter during the third inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Catchers savor their big seasons at bat and behind the plate

Cervelli, Stewart have few peers in the majors as a catching tandem this season, and they are enjoying every minute of it.



 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft in June.

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.



 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.



 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during a game last year at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Starting safety Dravon Henry brims with confidence for WVU

After a strong first year, West Virginia safety and Aliquippa graduate Dravon Henry is a more confident, complete player.



 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle takes starting pitcher J.A. Happ out of the game against the Cubs earlier this month at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle mixes and matches against left-handers

Two of Clint Hurdle’s left-handed hitters have improved their platoon splits as the Pirates face five left-handed starters in six days.



 Riverhounds midfielder Stephen Okai won't make the trip to Louisville because of a lower left left injury.

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.



Biking: Pinkerton Tunnel to reopen for bicyclists in mid-September

Mid-September reopening almost sure thing for Pinkerton Tunnel, and bicyclists will love it.


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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.
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    On a defense loaded with talented, Adams, a linebacker, is one to watch; he is rated as high as No. 3 in the country by scouting services.


     

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    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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