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 Chartiers Valley 10th-grader Emily Ford tries to beat the Steelers' Will Allen to the finish in a footwork drill at the Camp of Champions.

Elizabeth Forward football camp hosts variety of champions

The camp aims to make a positive impact on area youth with disabilities by teaching football skills and emphasizing a healthy lifestyle.

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 Samuel Mueller was born in Pittsburgh, but he only lived in the area for a year before his family relocated to Alabama.

Alabama man, born in Pittsburgh, wins Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race 10K

Samuel Mueller, 23, was the overall winner of the 10K race and 28-year-old Clara Santucci of Dilliner won the women’s division.

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 Nick Sisley aims his shotgun at a clay pigeon at the Tarentum District Sportsmen's Club in Sarver on June 1, 2015. Sisley recently released a book, "Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Shotgun Games."   Original Filename: 20150601argunclutureOUT2.jpg

Wing Tips: The art of bird hunting

Bird hunting gets easier, and safer, with a little practice.

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 Taylor Reese, 10, of East Liberty watches as other kids take their turn in the batting cages Monday at the Shadyside Boys and Girls Club.

Pittsburgh outreach program aims to get low-income players on the diamond

Pittsburgh Reviving Baseball Inner Cities provides children from 10 communities the opportunity to learn and play the game of baseball.

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 Adam Schwiederowski, dressed as Captain America, crosses the finish line at Point State Park carrying a large American flag at the 37th Great Race on Sept. 28, 2014.

Costumes a big part of the Great Race for some

Running a 10K is difficult enough, but some like to make the activity more interesting through what they wear.

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Biking: Free rides down West Virginia's Blackwater Canyon Trail start today

The Leaf Peppers Ride features some great scenery on a trail that was formerly right-of-way for the Western Maryland Railway.

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Local auto racing: Pittsburgh Raceway Park to host Nostalgia Nationals this weekend

The two-day event, beginning Saturday, features a diverse set of vehicles that have helped it grow in popularity over time.

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 Baseball legend Yogi Berra poses at the Yogi Berra Museum in Upper Montclair, N.J., in this April 26, 2007 file photo. Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees and one of baseball's most iconic players, has died, Major League Baseball said today. He was 90.

Baseball Hall of Famer, Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at age 90

Berra was a tough catcher and a feared clutch hitter who helped the Yankees dominate baseball from 1947 to 1963.

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 New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, talks with Yogi Berra in February 2011, during a baseball spring training workout at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.

Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra

On economics: “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” Berra said.

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 David Reese looks on behind the pitching machine at the Shadyside Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Reese is a baseball coach with the Wilkinsburg Baseball Association and Pittsburgh Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), an outreach program of Major League Baseball.

For 3 decades, Wilkinsburg coach has kept kids on the baseball diamond

David Reese has worked to provide children from predominantly low-income communities exposure to the game.

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Who’s going fishing? New study challenges conventional wisdom about anglers

Is it possible that of some 33 million American anglers, just 4 percent purchased a fishing license during each of the past 10 years?

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Larry Walsh on Biking: Bike the Burgh Tours good balance of riding, history

The three-hour downtown tours is packed with a lot of Pittsburgh culture and history.

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Backyard athletic court proposal angers Upper St. Clair neighbors

David and Kelly Rohrich want to build a rink in their backyard that would be about one-fourth the size of a National Hockey League rink.

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 Monessen's Sammy Vasquez Jr., left, battles Wale Omotoso in a welterweight 10-round fight in June at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Vasquez won a 10-round unanimous decision.

Monessen native Vasquez ready for prime-time fight

Undefeated welterweight boxer Sammy Vasquez Jr. will attempt to maintain his pro unbeaten streak tonight against Jose Lopez.

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 Sania Mirza, of India, left, and Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, celebrate after beating Casey Dellacqua, of Australia, and Yaroslava Shvedova, of Kazakhstan, in the women's doubles championship match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Djokovic outlasts Federer for U.S. Open crown

Djokovic took control late and held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory to earn his second U.S. Open title and third major of the year.

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 Most people that bet on horse racing stay indoors and watch from television screens at the Meadows Casino in North Strabane.

Betting on the ponies, in person

The Meadows Racetrack attracts fans who want to watch horse races and place bets in person. They also breathe the air outside the casino.

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 In September, deer behave differently than after the rut begins. Augment your tactics for the early antlerless-only archery hunt.

For early season archery, use pre-rut tactics

For Pennsylvania’s pre-rut deer the weather, smells, food availability and lush green foliage tell them it’s summer and the living is easy.

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Uncertain future for land and water conservation fund

Look in the right places, and Pennsylvania is a beautiful place.

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 Serena Williams can't catch up to a shot from Roberta Vinci during today's U.S. Open semifinal match.

Serena Williams' quest for calendar Grand Slam ends in U.S. Open semifinals

Roberta Vinci had never won a set off the 21-time major champion in four previous meetings before today.

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 Harry Smith of Washington, Pa., chews a cigar while waiting for a race to start at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in North Strabane.

Though few, fans still see live races at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

The venue has had to compete with online gambling to draw in crowds.

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Local auto racing: Tracks host special events as season nears finish

Monster Mania and the Night of Fire take place Saturday at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway and Pittsburgh Raceway Park, respectively.

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 Peters Township's Jordan Jankowski is now in Class AAA with the Houston Astros organization.

South Xtra: Local standouts turned baseball pros join up for training facility

Jordan Jankowski (Peters Township) and Jordan Steranka (Mt. Lebanon) hope to reach the major leagues, but want to help kids along the way.

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 Thomas Potter, 11, of Rankin, left, and Ta’sean Gray, 15, of Duquesne fall during an August game of rugby in Hawkins Village in Rankin.

On the cusp of the World Cup, is rugby poised for a breakout in the U.S.?

Rugby’s most ardent advocates, locally and around the world, think growing the game in the U.S. is the next step to increasing popularity.

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 Dr. Sam Akhavan, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Allegheny Health Network, and a team physician for USA Rugby, has been selected to accompany the national team to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Pittsburgh doctor tends to U.S. national rugby team

Sam Akhavan, an Allegheny Health Network orthopedic surgeon, will accompany the Eagles to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

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Athletes turn to technology to give their eyes the edge

Improved eyesight can play key role for athletes, and new technologies are designed to help them do it quickly.

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 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus follows through on a shot to Varvara Lepchenko of the United States the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday in New York.

U.S. Open tennis: Wawrinka, Azarenka oust U.S. players

Experienced players eliminate Donald Young, Varvara Lepchenko in the round of 16 in New York.

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 Serena Williams (left) hugs sister Venus Williams after their match on day nine of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Serena Williams beats big sister to reach U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams needed three sets to knock our her older sibling, Venus, who Serena called the “greatest competitor” in women’s tennis.

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 Serena WilliamsWill play sister in quarterfinal

U.S. Open tennis: Serena Williams rolls; sister Venus up next

Sisters set up quarterfinal matchup Tuesday with dominating performances in Round of 16.

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Obituary: John A. Nerud / Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer

He named his greatest horse, Dr. Fager, after the Boston neurosurgeon who saved his life.

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