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 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a home run against the Cubs in the third inning when the teams played against each other on Aug. 5 at PNC Park. The rainout game from Aug. 3 will be made up for with a doubleheader on Sept. 15.

Pirates-Cubs set doubleheader Sept. 15 to make up for rainout

The game will be part of a split doubleheader, with the first game starting at 1:35 p.m. and the second starting at 7:05 p.m.

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 Pittsburgh Steelers Martavis Bryant scores touchdown against the Bills in the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park New York.

Ron Cook: Steelers need to get by until return of Martavis Bryant, other key players

Martavis Bryant showed what the Steelers will miss for the first four games when he caught three passes for 138 yards and a TD Saturday.

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 Pirates' Gregory Polanco pulls in a fly ball against Rockies' Charlie Blackmon in the first inning Saturday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Outfield arms among best in the majors

Talented, young right fielder Gregory Polanco had two more assists Friday night, while Starling Marte has a National League-leading 12.

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 Bruce Cox of Springdale caught this nice steelhead on Elk Creek.

Early Warning: Steelhead runs may come sooner than expected

Weird weather since spring has everything off schedule, and anglers are reporting fish stacking up off shore and a few sporadic catches.

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Outdoors notebook: Report charts climate change by driving for brook trout

Native to clean, cold-water streams, the brook trout is popular among anglers and considered an indicator of water quality.

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 Mike Vick was 4 for 5 for 106 yards and ran once for 1 yard in his first action since signing with the Steelers.

Steelers Notebook: Vick has solid outing in debut

Despite little practice time, Mike Vick completed four of five passes for 106 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.

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 Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis collides with Gerrit Cole while trying to field Cole’s bunt in the fourth inning Thursday night in Miami. Cole was one of the Pirates' quirky paper moves at last year's playoff roster deadline.

On the Pirates: Building postseason roster all about the details

Tricks of the trade often come in handy for teams constructing playoff rosters, and the Pirates likely have some in store again this year.

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Wildlife: Migrations mean summer yields to fall

Chances are good that when you step outside, you’ll hear nocturnal flight calls that help keep members of migrating flocks together.

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Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia are unrivaled for all the wrong reasons

Rivalries across college football have disappeared the past five years, making some wonder whether the sport has lost part of its appeal.

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 Quarterback Trevone Boykin and TCU don't plan on being shut out of the College Football Playoff again this season.

Sam Werner's Top 25: Ohio State, Baylor, TCU top list

Post-Gazette college football writer Sam Werner votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. A look inside his initial ballot of 2015 …

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 Media surrounds new Florida State quarterback and likely Jameis Winston successor Everett Golson, a transfer from Notre Dame.

Five college football storylines to watch this year

Post-Gazette sports writer Paul Zeise takes a look at five storylines to watch this college football season.

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Bob Smizik: A vote for man over dog

Almost as if they wished to put the Michael Vick controversy behind them, the Steelers gave their fans perhaps something even more awful to

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 Penn State and coach James Franklin could be undefeated when they meet defending national champion Ohio State in October.

Ten games to watch this college football season

Paul Zeise takes a look at the 10 games that will define college football’s regular season.

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 Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is back after opening eyes during the Buckeyes' championship run last season.

This year's Heisman Trophy favorites

Paul Zeise finds five players to watch for in the Heisman Trophy race.

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 Jim Harbaugh's arrival at Michigan should spice up the best rivalry in the Big Ten and one of the best in the country with Ohio State.

Top 5 college football rivalries

Counting down the top five existing rivalries in college football.

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 Peters Township’s Kelson Marisa, left, is one of the top defenders on the WPIAL’s No. 1 Class AAA team.

High school soccer preview: 3-peat times 2?

Peters Township on the boys side and Seneca Valley on the girls side are again the favorites, striving for their third titles in a row.

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 David Letterman, left, and Bobby Rahal, car owners for driver Oriol Servia, of Spain, talk before the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.

David Letterman struggling with love of racing after fatal crash

Retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner David Letterman re-examines his love of the sport following Justin Wilson's death.

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 Antonio Brown, left, Ben Roethlisberger, center, and Michael Vick talk on the sidelines during a time out against the Bills Saturday.

Another kicker injured as Bills shred Steelers, 43-19

Hartley's hamstring injury likely will prompt Steelers to hold another tryout; defense never gets up to speed in third preseason loss.

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 Pirates' J.A. Happ pitches against the Rockies Saturday at PNC Park.

Happ strong again as Pirates win, 4-3

J.A. Happ has allowed just two runs in 23 frames over his past four outings, all wins for the surging Pirates (79-49).

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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

Moats faces his former team, the Buffalo Bills, 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

Hartley relishes hunting as much as savors kicking — and he has unusual second job as reality TV star on “Southern Chaos.”

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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 midfielder Stephen Okai won't make the trip to Louisville because of a lower left left injury.

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 Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Watching the races at the Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial is loud, dirty ... and a lot of fun. (Food’s good, too.)

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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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