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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | March 30, 2015
Pens survive San Jose in shootout
PITTSBURGH — Short a defenseman on the bench the entire game and short a player on the ice throughout most of overtime, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a victory in a shootout.
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Professional Baseball | March 30, 2015
Pirates among baseball elite?
PITTSBURGH — The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much.
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Other Professional Sports | March 30, 2015
Minto bested in finals
Brian Minto lost a split decision to Israel Adesanya in the championship bout of a Super 8 cruiserweight tournament eliminator Saturday night in New Zealand.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | March 30, 2015
Hamlin gets 5th win at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.
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Professional Baseball | March 30, 2015
Kang homers in Bucs’ 4-2 win
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team.
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Professional Golf | March 30, 2015
Woods out of top 100
VIRGINIA WATER, England — For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | March 28, 2015
Mohler captures pro card
CLAY TWP — Jason Mohler learned from the past.
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Professional Auto Racing | March 28, 2015
Logano grabs top spot at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.
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Professional Hockey | March 28, 2015
NHL ROUNDUP
Jackets beat up ‘Hawks
CHICAGO — Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus’ four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | March 28, 2015
State resident leads Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | March 28, 2015
Polanco, Sanchez homer in Bucs’ 4-2 win
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | March 28, 2015
Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on clock
Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.
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Professional Basketball | March 28, 2015
Durant needs surgery
OKLAHOMA CITY — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot.
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Professional Hockey | March 27, 2015
Penguin struggles continue
RALEIGH, N.C. — Cam Ward stood tall in his return from a bout with a virus, and his Carolina Hurricanes teammates gave the goalie plenty of offensive help.
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Professional Baseball | March 27, 2015
Bucs’ Worley hit hard early in 7-5 defeat
BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez’s scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
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Professional Golf | March 27, 2015
Hoffman gets lead at Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.
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Professional Football | March 27, 2015
Heyward-Bey stays with Steelers
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract.
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Professional Baseball | March 26, 2015
McCutchen cuts off locks to help charity
By Associated Press
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Professional Football | March 26, 2015
NFL ready to change ‘dull’ PAT
PHOENIX — It’s the dullest play in football, the one when viewers head for the fridge, fans in the stands head for the concessions. Even some of the players don’t pay attention when the extra point is being tried.
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Professional Baseball | March 26, 2015
Walker contract talks put on hold
BRADENTON, Fla. — The unfailingly polite Neil Walker has been asked about his contract status for most of spring training, to the point where the second baseman thinks it’s counterproductive to talk about it.
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Professional Hockey | March 26, 2015
NHL concussion suit still alive
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward.
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Professional Baseball | March 25, 2015
Pirates bested by Orioles, 9-2
BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen was hitless in two at-bats in his return to the Pirates’ lineup, and Steve Pearce homered against his former team to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Pittsburgh 9-2 Tuesday.
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Professional Hockey | March 25, 2015
Ex-Pens haunt former employer
PITTSBURGH — A draining road trip ended with a little redemption and one pretty goal for the St. Louis Blues.
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Other Professional Sports | March 25, 2015
Purses go up for Pacquiao, Mayweather
LAS VEGAS — The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.
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Other Professional Sports | March 25, 2015
Lesnar opts for WWE
LOS ANGELES — Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar ruled out a return to mixed martial arts on Tuesday, ending three years of speculation about the biggest pay-per-view star in the sport’s history.
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Professional Football | March 25, 2015
Expanded replay nixed by NFL ownership vote
PHOENIX — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | March 24, 2015
Expanding opportunities
PITTSBURGH — Approximately zero of the 40 women Stephanie Harrison called to tell they missed the cut for the Steel City F.C. women's soccer team had ever kicked her in the face.
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Professional Hockey | March 24, 2015
Dupuis ruled out for year
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has been ruled out of the regular season and the playoffs while getting treatment for blood clots.
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Professional Football | March 24, 2015
Kiesel shines, Pitt falls
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tired of losing and eager to play for a winner, Pittsburgh guard Brianna Kiesel pondered transferring earlier in her career before deciding to stay and see whether a coaching change could spark a slumping program.
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Professional Football | March 24, 2015
Polamalu remains in limbo
PHOENIX — Coach Mike Tomlin would not say Monday whether Troy Polamalu fits into the Steelers’ plans for the 2015 season, another sign that the eight-time Pro Bowl safety might not have a future with the franchise.
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Professional Baseball | March 24, 2015
Bucs’ Burnett not worried about pitching line
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — A.J. Burnett isn’t fazed by ugly pitching lines in spring training.
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Professional Football | March 24, 2015
NFL suspending blackouts
PHOENIX — The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015.
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