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Polanco, Walker Lift Pirates Over Dodgers 12-7

Polanco, Walker Lift Pirates Over Dodgers 12-7

nytimes.com post-gazette.com Updated 9 hours ago
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
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  • Polamalu enters training camp as Steelers’ longest tenured play…

    Polamalu enters training camp as Steelers’ longest tenured player

    pittsburghlive.com 10 hours ago
    NFL training camps are something to be tolerated and not necessarily enjoyed by veteran players. Troy Polamalu is no exception. What is different as Polamalu ...
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  • Selig visits PNC, pleased with balance in MLB

    Selig visits PNC, pleased with balance in MLB

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Bud Selig's tenure as Major League Baseball's ninth Commissioner will not officially end until Jan. 24, 2015. But as far as he is concerned, his job, at least in one important sense, was accomplished last Oct. 1. On that day, the Pirates were hosting th…
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  • Trade Talk Tracker: Pirates want A.J. Burnett back; Jays eyeing…

    Trade Talk Tracker: Pirates want A.J. Burnett back; Jays eyeing Alex Rios

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    Editor's note: The Stew's Trade Talk Tracker will be following the juiciest rumors in MLB until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. We'll give you the day's most important links about who may (or may not) be changing teams in the 10 days.PIRATES W…
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  • McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing boy

    McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing boy

    post-gazette.com 13 hours ago
    With the Pirates looking to cut into the 21/2 games that they trail the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers and with commissioner Bud Selig in attendance, Tuesday was a big day.
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  • Steelers to honor Noll with initials on helmets

    Steelers to honor Noll with initials on helmets

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear Chuck Noll's initials on their helmets this year as a tribute to the only coach to win four Super Bowls.
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  • Andrew McCutchen hangs with 100-year-old fan during batting pra…

    Andrew McCutchen hangs with 100-year-old fan during batting practice

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    Andrew McCutchen and Regene Green finally met face to face Monday. She wore a turtleneck with "Cutch 22" on it and kissed his hand. He gave her a big hug, as he took a break from batting practice with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That's the kind of…
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  • They said it: Training camp primer I

    They said it: Training camp primer I

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers report to training camp in three days and it looks like coach Mike Tomlin has pre-ordered heat and humidity, two of his favorite ingredients for the practices that will take place at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, …
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  • Gibbons says Blue Jackets were 'a good fit'

    Gibbons says Blue Jackets were 'a good fit'

    NHL.com 20 hours ago
    Brian Gibbons must have left quite an impression on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The speedy forward scored a pair of first-period goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against Columbus. When Gi...
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  • Lawrence Timmons taking on leadership role with Steelers

    Lawrence Timmons taking on leadership role with Steelers

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    The Steelers defense has seen several of their top veterans leave the team over the last couple of years, leaving only a handful of players who were key parts of the two AFC Champions of the Mike Tomlin era. Some of them, like safety Troy Polamalu and c…
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  • Ryu, Dodgers 1st to have 3 11-game winners

    Ryu, Dodgers 1st to have 3 11-game winners

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 22 (yesterday)
    Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
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  • Ryu, Dodgers End Pirates' Home Win Streak, 5-2

    Ryu, Dodgers End Pirates' Home Win Streak, 5-2

    nytimes.com post-gazette.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
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  • Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contri…

    Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

    post-gazette.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    Give the Mercer kid credit; he put in a lot of extra work Sunday. An hour after a Pirates win against the Colorado Rockies, he was on the PNC Park lawn, taking batting practice, picking up slow-rolling groundballs and running the bases, all under the cl…
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  • Hurdle loses challenge on play at second in first

    Hurdle loses challenge on play at second in first

    MLB.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    The Pirates lost a first-inning challenge in Monday's game against the Dodgers on a safe call at second base. Facing Pirates starter Edinson Volquez with two outs, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez laced a line drive off the right-field wall, which …
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  • Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closer

    Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closer

    post-gazette.com Jul 20 (2 days ago)
    The routine changed Sunday at PNC Park for Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He pitched again against the Colorado Rockies, the first time this season he has worked on three consecutive days. The results didn't change at all for Melancon. He worked a 1-2-3 …
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  • McCutchen's clutch hit helps Pirates sweep Rockies

    McCutchen's clutch hit helps Pirates sweep Rockies

    MLB.com post-gazette.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    The Bucs came from behind for the third time in as many games and beat Colorado, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen's RBI single in the seventh was the difference, and it was actually the earliest of the Pirates' three game-winning hits…
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  • Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assi...
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  • Mike Tomlin on job security: Hopefully I’m not an ex-coach when…

    Mike Tomlin on job security: Hopefully I’m not an ex-coach when season ends

    profootballtalk.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    Earlier on Sunday, we shared Giants co-owner John Mara saying that he didn’t think winning two Super Bowls gave Tom Coughlin the right to decide when his run as Giants coach comes to an end. Based on his comments on his own job security in Pittsburgh, S…
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  • Tulo sits with left thigh injury

    Tulo sits with left thigh injury

    MLB.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)
    Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said his left thigh felt the same Sunday as it did Saturday night, when he suffered a cramp in the fourth inning and had to leave the 3-2 loss to the Pirates.
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  • Video - Kemp, Dodgers Top Pirates 00:35

    Kemp, Dodgers Top Pirates

    Jul 21
    Matt Kemp drove in a run as the Dodgers snapped the Pirates' three-game win streak with a 5-2 victory.
  • Video - Pirates Sweep Rockies 00:40

    Pirates Sweep Rockies

    Jul 20
    Andrew McCutchen's seventh-inning single scored the go-ahead run for the Pirates, who beat the Rockies 5-3.
  • Video - Pirates Walk Off In 11 00:37

    Pirates Walk Off In 11

    Jul 19
    Jordy Mercer's RBI double in the 11th inning gave the Pirates a 3-2 victory over the Rockies.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers 01:05

    NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers

    Jul 16
    Pittsburgh Steelers reporter Scott Brown says tight end Heath Miller is poised for a big season, taking part in all of the offseason practices after missing them the previous season.

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