Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang hits a three run home-run during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Thursday night.

Pirates slug their way to 7th win in a row, 11-5

Three home runs off San Diego Padres starter Ian Kennedy extended the Pirates’ winning streak to seven games.

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 James Harrison blocks rookie Bud Dupree during OTA's at the Steelers' training facility on the South Side.

James Harrison hopes his mentoring of Steelers linebackers will pay dividends

Harrison, who turned 37 earlier this month, is trying to have major impact on the young linebackers on the Steelers’ roster.

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 Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage watches pitchers during workouts on the second day of camp for pitchers and catchers in February at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Ron Cook: Pirates pitching coach knows what buttons to push

Ray Searage is an outstanding coach who “drives the bus every now and then and grinds the gears.”

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Golf classic aims to raise money for South Fayette Foundation

The foundation has brought in $23,000 since 2010. The classic will be held July 13 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil.

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 Belle Vernon's Emily Frederick (13) is mobbed by her teammates after hitting the game winning single to score two runs against Yough in the WPIAL Class AAA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Belle Vernon turns near certain loss into thrilling victory

Belle Vernon rallies in last inning to beat Yough and win the WPIAL Class AAA softball title game.

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Jefferson-Morgan wins first WPIAL Class A softball title

Jefferson-Morgan rallies past Chartiers-Houston with three runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 3-2 victory.

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 Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan is congratulated after getting the last out to defeat North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Hempfield's pitcher dominates in Class AAAA softball championship win

Sophomore Morgan Ryan had a stellar performance at the WPIAL Class AAAA Softball Championship game against North Allegheny.

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 Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani is congratulated by head coach Craig Taliani after defeating Mohawk in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship at California University Thursday.

Deer Lakes junior hits three home runs Class AA title game

Deer Lakes ended Mohawk’s perfect season with 13-5 victory, capped by Maria Taliani’s grand slam in the sixth inning.

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Local auto racing: Speeding to a win with a little help from a friend

Tim Shaffer finds some help and wins the Jim Ford Memorial All Star Sprint Car event.

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WPGA announces hall of fame class

Amateurs Nathan Smith and Sean Knapp headline list of golfers who will be inducted in October.

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 Trinity Christian's Tyler Carter competes in the Class AA triple jump at the PIAA track and field championships last Friday at Shippensburg University. Carter won the event with a leap of 47 feet, 3/4 inch.

East Xtra: Trinity Christian junior wins school's first title

Tyler Carter saves his best for last in winning the PIAA championship in triple jump.

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 Burrell's Nicole Scherer crosses the finish line to win the Class AA 100-meter dash at the PIAA track and field championships.

East Xtra: Burrell's Scherer sprints to gold

Sophomore captures PIAA championship in 100-meter dash.

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East Xtra: Latrobe senior goes out a champion

Chad Kissell brings more gold to family by winning the PIAA Class AAA singles championship.

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East Xtra: Obama Academy runner-up in WPIAL tournament

Boys volleyball team makes a strong showing as No. 4 seed to qualify for PIAA tournament.

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 Greensburg Central Catholic's Collin Liberatore pitches against California in the WPIAL Class A baseball championship at Consol Energy Park Tuesday in Washington.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central Catholic earns first WPIAL baseball title

Centurions defeat California for first baseball championship in school’s 56-year history.

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East Xtra: Hempfield coach retires, lands honor

Ron Park ends 44-year coaching career and is inducted in National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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 Beaver Falls' Domenic Perretta sets the pace in the Class AA 1,600-meter run at the PIAA track and field championships. Perretta won the race and also took the 800-meter run to finish with two gold medals.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls' Perretta wins two state titles, but he's not satisfied

Despite taking gold medals in two events at the PIAA track championships, Beaver Falls junior was disappointed by not setting a record,

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West Xtra: West Allegheny's Mason is state runner-up in javelin

West Allegheny’s Skyler Mason continues to show major improvement in his only track event — the javelin.

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 Quaker Valley's Hannah Bablak celebrates after winning the Class AA 1,600-meter run at the PIAA championships.

North/West Xtra: Quaker Valley's Bablak wins 1,600 race

WPIAL champ runs the perfect race to win event in PIAA championships.

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West Xtra: Ambridge wins another WPIAL volleyball title

Despite having to replace seven of the top nine players from last year’s title-winning team, Ambridge wins another volleyball championship.

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 Blackhawk's Nicole Cuddy moves the ball up field against Shaler's Sara Sempelsz during the WPIAL Division II championship game last week at Highmark Stadium.

West Xtra: Blackhawk girls finish as WPIAL runner-up in lacrosse

A “worst-to-first” scenario barely eluded the Blackhawk High School girls lacrosse team this season.

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 Quaker Valley's Annie Henry moves the ball against Mt. Lebanon's Sophia Klaber during the WPIAL Division I championship last Thursday at Highmark Stadium.

North/West Xtra: Quaker Valley title a long time coming

Girls lacrosse team has had visions of WPIAL Division I crown for several years.

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West Xtra: Blackhawk out to defend its American Legion league title

Disappointed by their showing in the WPIAL tournament, Blackhawk players look for redemption in American Legion play.

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 Chris Geraud celebrates with the championship trophy along with his Talbot teammates after Hampton defeated Canon-McMillan in the WPIAL Division II championship last Friday at Highmark Stadium.

North Xtra: Hampton enjoys run to WPIAL title

Seniors lead the way to Division II title in boys lacrosse.

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North Xtra: North Allegheny brings home doubles title

Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman team up to win PIAA Class AAA championship.

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North Xtra: Shaler girls reveling in WPIAL 'three-peat'

Lacrosse team uses big second half to notch Division II title against Blackhawk.

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 Mars' Ori Rinaman heads to the finish line to win the Class AAA 110-meter high hurdles Saturday at the PIAA championships.

North Xtra: Mars senior clears final hurdle

Ori Rinaman wins double gold at PIAA championships with victories in 110 and 300 hurdles.

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North Xtra: Preparation pays off for Fox Chapel

Foxes settle score with Seneca Valley, earn WPIAL boys volleyball championship.

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South Xtra: Monessen hurdler gets angry, earns PIAA medal

Monessen’s Raymond Sitton, a WPIAL champion in the 110-meter high hurdles, ran a personal best to earn a medal at the PIAA championships.

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 Mt. Lebanon team poses with the championship trophy after winning in double overtime, 9-8,  against  North Allegheny in the WPIAL Division I lacrosse championship last Friday at Highmark Stadium.

South Xtra: Overtime goal earns WPIAL lacrosse title for Mt. Lebanon

It took two extra sessions, but Mt. Lebanon continued its amazing string of winning a lacrosse championship every other year.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Allena Holzworth, right, and Quaker Valley's Megan Amoroso battle for a loose ball during the WPIAL Division I championships May 21 at Highmark Stadium.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon girls try to rebound from loss in WPIAL lacrosse title game

Although disappointed in losing to Quaker Valley in the WPIAL championship match, the Mt. Lebanon girls lacrosse team stayed positive.

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South Xtra: Bethel Park qualifies for PIAA volleyball tournament

By virtue of its victory in the WPIAL third-place match, Bethel Park advances to the state volleyball tournament.

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South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon doubles pair finishes as state runner-up

Barely qualifying for the state tournament, Mt. Lebanon’s doubles team over-achieved at the PIAA

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South Xtra: Two local high school athletes share South Hills caddie scholarship

Two college-bound high school seniors were awarded caddie scholarships by South Hills Country Club.

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 Brock DeCicco, a Thomas Jefferson graduate and standout tight end at IUP, is weighing his options toward a pro football career.

South Xtra: Thomas Jefferson grad patiently awaits a call from NFL team

Thomas Jefferson grad Brock DeCicco is hoping his six-year odyssey in college football yields an offer from a pro football team.

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 Jung Ho Kang singles and drives in two runs against the Marlins Wednesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: When it comes to playing baseball, Kang needs no interpreter

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang continues to win over fans and teammates with his bat, glove, arm, smile and sense of humor.

1 day ago

 Josh Harrison makes a leaping catch on ball hit by the Marlins Jeff Baker Tuesday at PNC Park.

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.28.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who ride a six-game win streak into a West Coast weekend.

about 11 hours ago

 Steelers linebacker James Harrison hauls down a pass during practice at the team's South Side facility on Tuesday, May 27, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steeler chat transcript: 5.28.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers and what he’s observed thus fair during 2015 OTA sessions.

about 11 hours ago

 Penguins coach Dan Bylsma argues with linesman Scott Driscoll in the second period of a playoff game against the Rangers in 2014. Bylsma was fired after the season.

Buffalo hires ex-Penguins coach Bylsma

In parts of six seasons with the Penguins, Dan Bylsma had a 252-117-32 record, including a Stanley Cup victory in 2009.

about 15 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates a homer against the Marlins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez's home runs spar some statistical anomalies

Pedro Alvarez’s home run statistics are unusual, to say the least.

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 The Penguins' Christian Ehrhoff tries to maintain control of the puck as Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg defends during a game on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Agent: Penguins Ehrhoff has 'clean bill of health'

Potential free-agent Ehrhoff gets clean bill of health after concussions, says his agent.

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 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell practices at the team's South Side facility Wednesday.

Bettis believes Bell can develop into Steelers' all-time best running back

Jerome Bettis, no slouch himself when he was a player, thinks Le’Veon Bell can be Steelers’ all-time best running back.

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 Nick Kingham delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays in March at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Pitching prospect lost for year

Pitching prospect Nick Kingham has season-ending surgery; Jameson Taillon’s rehabilitation from same surgery continues.

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Powers Ambridge, Derry bow out in PIAA volleyball

The WPIAL Class AA champion Bridgers, No. 3 Trojans tripped up in first round of state playoffs.

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Three WPIAL qualifiers ousted in PIAA lacrosse

Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny and Shady Side Academy bounced in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Richmond forward will transfer to Pitt

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, a graduate transfer from Richmond, announced this past weekend his intention to play for Pitt next season.

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Pitt women's basketball to play at Michigan

The Panthers’ game against the Wolverines is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in December.

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 From top left: Jeffrey Webb, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz. From bottom left: Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li

U.S. indicts 14 world soccer officials, alleging $150 million in kickbacks

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body.

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Bob Smizik: Another impressive Pirates win

It’s a great time to be a Pirates fan. It’s not so much a question of who’s playing well, but who isn’t playing well? They won their fifth

2 days ago

 Jamie Dixon's Pitt men's basketball program posted a perfect APR score of 1,000.

Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.

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