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

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.



The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments. 
 

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

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Who would you draft?

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

Explore Ed's analysis, vote on who you think the Steelers will most likely select on our interactive draft poll and share your opinions in the comments section.

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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Jordan Spieth speaks to the media after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

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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.



WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.


 

Golf


Golf notebook: Local pro soaks up his Big Break

Waynesburg native and former Penn State player Robert Rohanna’s secret is finally out.



Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.


 

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Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.



Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.


 

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