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 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang forces out Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter at second base and throws the ball to first base for a double play in the fifth inning at Target Field.
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Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang forces out Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter at second base and throws the ball to first base for a double play in the fifth inning at Target Field.

Kang's 9th-inning homer gives Pirates 8-7 win over Twins

Jung Ho Kang homered off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth, giving the Pirates an 8-7 victory at Target Field.


 Le'Veon Bell will miss the Steelers' opener Sept. 10 against New England and the home opener Sept. 20 against San Francisco.

Steelers running back Bell gets suspension cut to two games

Le’Veon Bell will now be available to play when the Steelers visit the St. Louis Rams Sept. 27.



 Brandon Sutter celebrates after scoring the game-winner against the Hurricanes during a game in December.

Penguins ship Brandon Sutter to Canucks, sign center Eric Fehr

The Penguins also acquired center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver.



 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the 2015 season, including the Sept. 10 opener against the Steelers.

Tom Brady loses appeal of 4-game suspension from NFL

Brady and the Patriots have denied knowingly using deflated footballs in the AFC title game win over Indianapolis.

  • NFL final decision on Tom Brady appeal



  •  Dewayne Hendrix, a University of Tennessee transfer, is now a Pitt Panther.

    Tennessee transfer faces unusual year on Pitt's scout team

    Defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, a transfer from Tennessee, hopes to use year off to his advantage at Pitt



     Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: From deflating footballs to destroying a cell phone to now not knowing when to give up?

    Gene Collier: Tom Brady shouldn't blow up over his 'Deflategate' suspension

    The NFL rejected Tom Brady’s appeal over his four-game suspension, and the Patriots quarterback should just accept it.



     Gregory Polanco seems to be hitting his stride in the Pirates lineup after a period of struggles.

    Pirates notebook: Polanco's improvement starts with short swing

    Right fielder Gregory Polanco has hit better for the Pirates the past 2½ weeks, thanks in part to shortening his swing.



     Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats eyes up wide receiver Dri Archer during workouts this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

    Steelers linebacker Moats says starting job is his to lose

    Though the Steelers drafted outside linebacker Bud Dupree in the first round, Arthur Moats is confident he can keep his starting role.



    Shields overcomes heat and late-round glitches to win Tri-State PGA championship

    Kevin Shields holds on to win the Tri-State PGA championship by one shot Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club.



    Meadows releases draw for Adios race Saturday

    Adios favorite Dude’s the Man draws Post 2 for Saturday’s big race at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.


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    Jung Ho Kang’s remarkable transition, progress and impact on Pirates makes him a candidate for the award.

    Ron Cook: Kang in Rookie of the Year conversation

    Jung Ho Kang’s remarkable transition, progress and impact on Pirates makes him a candidate for the award.



    The NFL rejected Tom Brady’s appeal over his four-game suspension, and the Patriots quarterback should just accept it.

    Gene Collier: Tom Brady shouldn't blow up over his 'Deflategate' suspension

    The NFL rejected Tom Brady’s appeal over his four-game suspension, and the Patriots quarterback should just accept 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.
    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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    South Xtra: Munhall's West Field getting the ultimate makeover

    Thanks to a grant from the Campbell Foundation, historic West Field in Munhall is getting a $6 million facelift.



    South Xtra: Historic Munhall field was a playground for legends

    West Field, which is being torn down and rebuilt, played host to legends such as Josh Gibson and the Homestead Grays.


     

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    Meadows releases draw for Adios race Saturday

    Adios favorite Dude’s the Man draws Post 2 for Saturday’s big race at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.



    Passion defend IWFL title

    The Pittsburgh Passion edged the Utah Falconz on Saturday to win their second Independent Women’s Football League title in a row.


     

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