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Deadlocked Pirates Game Suspended Until Tuesday

A Monday night game in Cincinnati in which ten home runs were hit in six innings will be resumed on Tuesday, preceding a regularly scheduled game, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds deadlocked at 7-7. The Pirates had slammed six solo homers, one shy of the team record.  The Reds belted four round-trippers,…

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Pens Close Season With Pair Of OT Losses; Will Face Columbus In Playoffs

After closing the regular season with back-to-back overtime losses, the Pittsburgh Penguins, as the number-2 seed in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, have drawn the Columbus Blue Jackets as their opponent in the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. Game one of the best-of-seven, opening round series will be played Wednesday night at 7:30…

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Bubba Wins Second Masters Green Jacket In Three Years

For the second time in three years, Bubba Watson has won the Masters, becoming the 17th golfer to ever win the prestigious golf event at Augusta National in Georgia more than one time. As 20 year-old Jordan Spieth attempted to become the youngest-ever Masters winner and fell from two strokes ahead after the seventh hole…

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Brewers Sweep Bucs

The Pittsburgh Pirates managed just four hits on Sunday in a 4-1 loss in Milwaukee as the red-hot Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Bucs at Miller Park with their ninth consecutive victory. Andrew McCutchen’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning provided the only run for Pittsburgh (6-6).  Otherwise, they were unable to provide…

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Harvick Becomes First Two-Time Sprint Cup Winner Of 2014

Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Saturday night on the second try at a green-white, checkered flag finish to become the first two-race winner of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, capturing the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. With Saturday’s win combined with an earlier victory in Phoenix, Harvick appears to…

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Homers By Alvarez, Snider Lead Bucs To Come-From-Behind 5-4 Victory At Chicago

Travis Snider slammed a two-run, pinch-hit home run, and Pedro Alvarez followed with a go-ahead, three-run longball in a five-run seventh inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The victory highlighted the Bucs’ third straight 2-games-to-one series win to start…

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Steelers Release Preliminary Look At 2014 Preseason Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday released the first information regarding their 2014 preseason football schedule. Dates and times have not yet been worked out. Home games at Heinz Field will have the Steelers hosting the Buffalo Bills in preseason week two and the Carolina Panthers in week four.  Road games will be scheduled against the…

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Jokinen Does It Again; Neal Scores Twice In Pittsburgh Shootout Win

For the second consecutive game on Wednesday night, Jussi Jokinen scored the only goal in a game’s shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins (51-24-5) posted a 4-3 home win over Detroit at Consol Energy Center. Jokinen also scored during regulation play, and teammate James Neal tallied a pair of goals.  Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang returned to the…

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Five Homers Can’t Help Pirates In 7-5 Loss At Chicago

The Pittsburgh Pirates slammed five solo home runs on Wednesday night, but the Bucs managed only one other hit and lost a 7-5 decision to the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both homered twice for Pittsburgh (5-3), and Travis Snider added a long ball. Anthony Rizzo tied his career…

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UConn Women Win Record Ninth National Title; Connecticut Sweeps NCAA Crowns

Connecticut routed Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville on Tuesday night to capture their record ninth NCAA women’s college basketball championship. With the victory, UConn duplicated their 2004 feat of winning both the men’s and women’s titles, and the Huskies women tied Baylor as the only teams to finish 40-0.  Notre Dame closed at 37-1 following…

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