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Liriano Allows Just Four Hits In Second Straight Win; Harrison, Snider Both Homer In 31 Victory In San Francisco

Francisco Liriano pitched four-hit baseball over seven innings for his second straight win, and Josh Harrison and Travis Snider both homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Liriano (3-7; 3.97 ERA) struck out eleven batters, walked only one and gave up just one run – on…

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Junior League Baseball East Regional Tournament – 1st-Round Schedule

Junior League Baseball East Regional Tournament – in Freehold Township, New Jersey – 1st-Round Schedule:   Little League Baseball’s East Regional Tournament for Junior League Baseball (13/14 year-olds) will get underway on Thursday in Freehold Township, New Jersey.  Pennsylvania will be represented by North Allegheny, who won the state Junior League tournament which concluded Sunday…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Preseason Game Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Preseason Game Schedule:   Saturday, August 9  -  at New York Giants  -  7:30 PM Saturday, August 16  -  vs. Buffalo  -  7:30 PM Thursday, August 21  -  at Philadelphia  -  7:30 PM Thursday, August 28  -  vs. Carolina  -  7:30 PM

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Five Pennsylvania Congressmen Ask NCAA To Rescind Two Sanctions Against Penn State

Five Pennsylvania Congressmen have signed a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association asking that two of the sanctions remaining against Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky investigation be rescinded. Among the lawmakers endorsing the letter were two from this area of the state, Congressmen Glenn Thompson and Mike Kelly. The letter seeks to…

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Worley Pitches Complete Game Shutout In Bucs’ 5-0 Win In San Francisco

Vance Worley (4-1; 2.54 ERA) threw a four-hit, complete game shutout on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Giants 5-0 in the opening game of a three-game series in San Francisco. Worley delivered exactly 100 pitches and, helped by two double plays and a pickoff, faced just 29 batters – only two above the minimum. …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Open Training Camp In Latrobe

Pittsburgh Steelers players and hopefuls reported Friday and began working out on Saturday as the team opened its annual training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. In addition to their draft selections and undrafted free agents, newcomers to the Steelers’ preseason roster include free agent wide receivers Lance Moore and Darius Heyward-Bey, running back…

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Penn State Names Sandy Barbour New Athletic Director

Penn State University on Saturday named Sandy Barbour as the school’s new athletic director. The 54 year-old Barbour was most recently the A.D. at the University of California.  She will officially begin her new job on August 18. Barbour is a graduate of Wake Forest, and holds an MBA from Northwestern.  She will be responsible…

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North Allegheny Wins Junior League State Tournament In Cranberry, Advances To Eastern Regional

Pennsylvania State Junior League (13-14 year-old) Baseball Tournament 1st- Round Schedule  (hosted by Cranberry Area Little League):   North Allegheny captured the Pennsylvania Junior League Baseball state championship with a 13-1 win on Sunday over Kennett Square KAU. Cranberry Area Little League hosted the state tournament at the community’s sports complex next to Cranberry Elementary School.…

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Three Homers, Harrison’s 4-for-6 Lead Pirates To 7-5 Comeback Win In Colorado

Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the eighth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver. Travis Snider earlier slammed a two-run, pinch-hit homer. Harrison finished 4-for-6 with two stolen bases, a pair of RBI’s and…

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Tim Clark Wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark followed Saturday’s round of 64 with a 5-under-par 65 on Sunday to soar past Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk to win the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Clark finished at 17-under-par 263 (67-67-64-65) and won $1.026 million. Furyk shot a 69 on Sunday to finish at -16 (67-63-65-69). …

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