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Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel in Philadelphia

New Jersey has been trying since 2009 to legalize sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

2 days ago

 Though Pedro Alvarez is leading the Pirates with 20 home runs this season, he is also the league leader in errors at first base.

Adam Bittner: Both sides of the Pedro Alvarez debate are missing the point

Neither side is coming close to presenting the more boring truth: The Big Bull is a big dog whistle for the Pirates.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Passion linebacker Sharon Vasquez heads down the field during the 2015 IWFL Conference final on July 16 in Altoona.

Officials honor Pittsburgh Passion's world championship with Downtown celebration

On July 25, the Passion defended its Independent Women’s Football League championship with a 41-37 victory against the Utah Falconz.

3 days ago

LLWS: Texas edges Oregon, 1-0, on home run

Shot in fourth inning ends perfect game for Oregon pitcher; Pennsylvania team from Lewisberry in York County routs Missouri team.

5 days ago

North Xtra: North Allegheny grad named USHL coach, GM

Jason Lammers takes over for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League.

6 days ago

 Mo'ne Davis captured the imagination of the sports world last August in Williamsport.

More girls playing Little League baseball in aftermath of Mo'ne Davis

The pitcher from Philadelphia area was a sensation last year, but there are no girls in lineups for the tournament this season.

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 Bjorn Fratangelo is ranked a career best 106th.

Plum native Fratangelo to make Grand Slam debut at U.S. Open

In 2011, Fratangelo became the first American tennis player since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the French Open boys’ singles title.

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 “I think I just got lucky,” said Cody Crone of Monroeville of the 3 ½-foot flathead he caught on the Allegheny River near Harmar, but heavy gear and a calculated technique may have had something to do with it. Casting from shore on an overcast morning, he weighted 50-pound mono line with several big split shot, sinking a bluegill on a circle hook in a series of slow controlled drifts. The big fish was released.

Field & Stream Catfish Classic tournament catches on

Last summer, the inaugural Classic put 35 two-person teams on the water and raised some $1,700 for Make-A-Wish foundation.

1 week ago

 Jason Rivers, right, started the AR3 basketball league in 2012 in East Liberty in response to his brother’s shooting death.

Bigger than basketball: The AR3 league of East Liberty teaches lessons beyond the court

After Anthony Rivers’ 2008 murder, his brother Jason started a league with the mission to direct young men.

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 Lucy Gloninger, a 2015 graduate of Hampton High School, returns a shot in the Fox Chapel Junior Open tennis tournament last week at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club. Gloninger and her partner, Laurel Shymansky, a senior at Fox Chapel, were champions of the 18-and-under doubles division.

North Xtra: North Allegheny pair wins Fox Chapel tournament

Jared Isaacs and Richard Hoffman team to win their first USTA event.

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Pro Basketball

Lincoln Park's Rowan picks North Carolina State

Maverick Rowan had committed to Pitt before his sophomore season but re-opened his recruiting in the fall. WVU also was a finalist.

Summer league canceled after Pitt pulls players out

Panthers coach Jamie Dixon cited the number of players recovering from injuries and changes in NCAA rules for the decision to not play.