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 Steelers LB Arthur Moats works on technique during training camp last month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers stability gratifies outside linebacker Arthur Moats

Outside linebacker Arthur Moats faces his former team, Buffalo, tonight, but he seems more excited about the Steelers’ stability.

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 Garrett Hartley, Steelers kicker and co-host of "Southern Chaos" on the Sportsman Channel.

Steelers new kicker, Garrett Hartley, is big-time outdoorsman in his spare time

Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley relishes hunting as much as savors kicking and has unusual second job as reality TV star.

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 Francisco Cervelli after being thrown out by umpire Alan Porter during the third inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Catchers savor their big seasons at bat and behind the plate

Cervelli, Stewart have few peers in the majors as a catching tandem this season, and they are enjoying every minute of it.

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 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during a game last year at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Starting safety Dravon Henry brims with confidence for WVU

After a strong first year, West Virginia safety and Aliquippa graduate Dravon Henry is a more confident, complete player.

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Riverhounds ready to attack, be attacked at Louisville

When the Riverhounds take the field today, Louisville City FC forward Matt Fondy and the rest of the squad will have their attention.

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Biking: Pinkerton Tunnel to reopen for bicyclists in mid-September

Mid-September reopening almost sure thing for Pinkerton Tunnel, and bicyclists will love it.

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 The racing action continues into darkness on Saturday nights at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial.

Dirt track competitors heat up the course at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Watching the races at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial is loud, dirty ... and a lot of fun.

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 The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.

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 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft in June.

Penguins sign top draft pick Sprong to standard 3-year, entry-level contract

Top draft pick Daniel Sprong signs standard entry contract, will make debut in Penguins organization at rookie tournament next month.

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 Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz celebrates after scoring a touchdown during last season's game against Duke.

Pitt names four football captains

Pitt names Holtz, Pitts, Render and Rowell captains for the 2015 football season that starts Sept. 5.

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 Oskar Sundqvist gets ready for a shift during the Penguins' development camp at Consol Energy Center Friday last month.

Oskar Sundqvist thinks he can make Penguins roster out of camp this time

The rookie center eyes a roster spot after barely missing out on one last season.

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 Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert drops back into pass protection during workouts earlier this month in Latrobe.

Offensive tackle Gilbert's improved conditioning pays huge dividends for Steelers

“As you get older each year, why not change things to get better at it?” Marcus Gilbert said.

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 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle takes starting pitcher J.A. Happ out of the game against the Cubs earlier this month at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle mixes and matches against left-handers

Two of Clint Hurdle’s left-handed hitters have improved their platoon splits as the Pirates face five left-handed starters in six days.

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 Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter breaks up a pass intended for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant in the first half Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Timing of wide receiver's 4-game suspension could not be worse for Steelers

Selfish acts by Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant leave Steelers offense in the lurch for start of NFL regular season.

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 Pitt defensive back Avonte Maddox returns a punt during during practice.earlier this month.

Aggressiveness key for Pitt cornerbacks this season

The Panthers hope to develop a more ball-hawking attitude at cornerback this season, along with some increased depth.

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 Penn State WRs DaeSean Hamilton and Saeed Blacknall wait for the team photo inside Beaver Stadium at media day earlier this month.

Penn State looking to turn potential into production with deep WR corps

Penn State plans to use eight receivers this year, a group that gives the offense looks it lacked last season.

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 The Pirates' Pedro Alvarez has 21 homers and 66 RBIs this season.

Bob Smizik: Pedro Alvarez -- trade 'em or keep 'em?

There are only a handful of designated hitters who are having a better season than Alvarez.

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 Central Catholic High School's football team's defense unit stands by a bulldozer on the school's campus.

2015 Varsity Xtra Football Preview: Central Catholic defense STEMs from special group

Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history.

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 Central Catholic High School football team defensive coordinator Dave Fleming with players from left, Bricen Garner, C.J. Thorpe, Rashad Wheeler, Damar Hamlin, David Adams, and Ron George.

Assistant an inspiration to coaches and players

Dave Fleming played at Central Catholic and has been an assistant coach at the school for 15 seasons. You could say he bleeds blue and gold.

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WPIAL Class AAAA Preview: Nationally ranked Central Catholic still on top

Ranked No. 22 in the country in one poll, six Central players have scholarship offers or made verbal commitments to power-conference

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WPIAL Class AAA Preview: Three RBs return to lead Jaguars

Thomas Jefferson has won or shared 15 conference titles the past 17 years, so it's hard to pick any other team as the conference favorite.

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 Apollo-Ridge's Duane Brown gets by a Shady Side Academy defender during a game last year.

WPIAL Class AA Preview: Star power lifting Apollo-Ridge

The Vikings bring back explosive junior running back Duane Brown, who rushed for 1,216 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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 Clairton RB Lamont Wade, left, and QB Aaron Mathews, right, at a practice earlier this month.

WPIAL Class A Preview: More blowouts likely ahead for No. 1 Clairton

After beating conference foes, 540-33 in 2014, Clairton is primed for an eighth WPIAL title in 10 years.

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City League Preview: Allderdice seeks first title in 48 years

The Dragons have been to three of the last four City League championship games but are still in search of their first title since 1967.

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2015 Post-Gazette Preseason Football Rankings

The top teams in the region and the state, broken down by Class.

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 Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders verbally committed to Penn State in July of 2014 and says he's still on board with James Franklin's team.

2015 Post-Gazette Preseason Fabulous 22

The top players to watch around the region this season.

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 Central Catholic High School linebacker David Adams.

Blue Chip Chat: David Adams, Central Catholic

On a defense loaded with talented, Adams, a linebacker, is one to watch; he is rated as high as No. 3 in the country by scouting services.

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District Fishing Report: 8.28.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

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Auto racing: Pittsburgher 100 attracting stacked field

The 27th running of the race, already boasting Lucas Oil Series drivers, also could have World of Outlaw racers vying for the top prize.

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North/South/East/West Xtra: Juniors are in a class by themselves

Some of the top players in the WPIAL are still two years away from the college sidelines.

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 Tom Loughran takes over at Fox Chapel after 32 seasons at South Park.

North/South/East/West Xtra: The coaching carousel: Who's in and who's out

A look at the 23 schools that will begin the high school football season with new head coaches walking the sideline.

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 Penn-Trafford's Tim Vecchio, a Robert Morris recruit, caught 43 passes last season for 1,022 yards.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford receiver among WPIAL's best

Robert Morris recruit Tim Vecchio is a key to the Warriors’ explosive offense.

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East Xtra: Penn Hills senior's work ethic second to none

Billy Kisner knows what it takes to be a star, and he’s willing to pay the price.

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 McKeesport Area senior running back Khaleke Hudson will have his hands on the ball a lot this season.

East Xtra: Ground game makes Woodland Hills dangerous

Class AAAA preview: Wolverines will be powerful again, but Central Catholic looms as the Class AAAA favorite.

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 Coach Roy Hall led Jeannette into Class A last year in a transition from Class AA.

East Xtra: For Jeannette and Greensburg CC, it was a moving experience

Jayhawks and Centurions found first year in Class A not quite a walkover.

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 Allderdice's Timothy Jackson led the Dragons with 42 receptions for 767 yards last season.

East Xtra: Allderdice hopes to double the fun

Twins Timothy and James Jackson helped the basketball team win, now it’s time for the football team to step up and do the same.

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East Xtra: Allderdice ready to end City drought

Dragons haven’t won a title since 1967 and must rebound from last year’s disappointing loss in title game.

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East Xtra: New coach looks to turn Burrell around

Class AA preview: Dave Bellinotti steps in to try to improve a Bucs program that went winless last season.

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 Franklin Regional quarterback Santino Birty threw for 1,053 yards last season.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional primed to preserve streak

Class AAA preview: Gateway, Greensburg Salem and Yough all seek to better last year’s results.

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 Beaver Falls lineman Donovan Jeter sheds blockers in practice.

West Xtra: Beaver Falls star Donovan Jeter still a dominant force on gridiron

Donovan Jeter is a monster on the basketball court, but there’s no doubt his future is in football as big-time scholarship offers roll in.

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 Joe Hamilton has retired after 39 years as Blackhawk coach.

West Xtra: Blackhawk begins life without Hamilton

For first time since 1975, longtime coach will not be on sidelines as Joe Lamenza takes over.

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 Bishop Canevin receiver Sean Fitzgerald caught 26 passes for 339 yards last season.

West Xtra: Rebuilding process continues for Riverside

Class A preview: The Panthers hope to keep their turnaround going, while Rochester eyes a return to power, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

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 West Allegheny running back Terence Stephens has rushed for 1,332 yards on 191 carries the past two seasons.

West Xtra: Powerhouse West Allegheny seeks to overcome inexperienced team

Class AAA preview: Ambridge is focusing on making the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

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 Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh, left, rushed for 1,262 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.

West Xtra: Aliquippa ready to overcome South Fayette for WPIAL title

Class AA preview: Beaver Area will entrust a former running back to take over the signal calling this year.

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West Xtra: Brashear ready to defend its title

City League preview: Bulldogs hoping to avoid another slow start and make it back to City championship game.

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West Xtra: Rochester struggling to restore tradition

Longtime WPIAL Class A power looks to return to postseason after two-year hiatus.

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East Xtra: Tough sledding in Eastern Conference

Class A preview: The addition of Jeannette and Greensburg Central Catholic last season make Eastern one of the top Class A conferences.

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 Ringgold running back Chacar Berry rushed for 1,392 yards on 168 carries last season to lead Class AAA.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Class AAA not short on quality skill players

While many stars have graduated, several under-the-radar players will look to make a mark this season.

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 Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz didn't take long to lead his team to the top of the WPIAL Class AAAA standings.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland ready to defend its title

Rams reload, but do they have what it takes to repeat their impressive run from last season?

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 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic coach Jason Gildon was an NFL linebacker for 11 years, 10 with the Steelers.

North Xtra: Gildon brings plenty of experience to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

Former Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon is ready to take over the Trojans program.

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