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Sports briefs: 2016 marathon opens online

Registration expected to reach at least 40,000 for Pittsburgh Marathon; Duquesne to announce new athletic director today.

about 20 hours ago

 Plum's Bjorn Fratangelo faces his toughest test yet this week against sixth-ranked Tomas Berdych.

Overcoming inconsistency, Fratangelo readies for U.S. Open Debut

Plum native Bjorn Fratangelo has tried to make the U.S. Open before. But this time, his third attempt, a new approach paid off.

1 day ago

 Peters Township native Alison Riske returns a shot in a first-round match Monday against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. Riske lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

Out of the spotlight, Venus Williams grinds out win at U.S. Open

She had a 2-hour, 45-minute match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against the unseeded and undaunted Monica Puig, winning, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3.

about 22 hours ago

 Masafuji Nishijima of team Japan celebrates while rounding the bases in front of Dylan Rodenhaber of the Mid-Atlantic team from Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pa., after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning of the Little League World Series championship game.

Japan stages historic rally to beat Pennsylvania, win Little League World Series

Tokyo and Lewisberry, Pa., combined for a record 30 hits in the wild championship game Sunday afternoon.

1 day ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

Adam Bittner: Without rivalries on its schedule, Penn State far from #107Kstrong

Penn State hasn’t drawn even as many as 101,000 to a non-conference game at Beaver Stadium since the Nittany Lions hosted Alabama in 2011.

1 day ago

 Harlequins' Nick Evans, left, and USA Eagels' Al McFarland battle for a loose ball in an international friendly Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Harlequins won, 24-19.

U.S. rugby team drops match to London’s Harlequins

The United States men’s rugby team, dropped a hard-hitting game to London’s storied Harlequins club, 24-19, at PPL Park.

2 days ago

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

The suit says Stephanie Taubin suffered facial fractures and neurological damage. She is seeking unspecified damages.

4 days ago

 Darryl Dawkins

Obituary: Darryl Dawkins / NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dunker

He was the first high school player to go straight to the NBA when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

4 days ago

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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

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.