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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | April 19, 2014
Pirates can't cool Brewers
PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton was left trying to figure out how a promising outing unraveled so quickly. The Pittsburgh Pirates are seemingly always searching for answers in how to beat Kyle Lohse.
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Professional Baseball | April 19, 2014
Pirates make deal with Mets for 1B Davis
NEW YORK — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.
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Professional Golf | April 19, 2014
Watson celebrates winning Masters with quiet week
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.
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Professional Auto Racing | April 19, 2014
Wallace improves in truck series
Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.
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Professional Hockey | April 19, 2014
Red Wings best Bruins
BOSTON — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
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Professional Golf | April 19, 2014
Fieger earns Senior PGA win
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.
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Professional Hockey | April 18, 2014
Blue Jackets don’t feel doomed against Pens
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Professional Baseball | April 18, 2014
Pirates using the long ball
PITTSBURGH — Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs through the first 16 games of the season.
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Professional Baseball | April 18, 2014
Blues, Steen net winner in 3rd OT
ST. LOUIS — Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.
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Professional Football | April 18, 2014
Johnson signs with Alouettes
MONTREAL — Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | April 17, 2014
Comeback complete
PITTSBURGH — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn’t in the playoffs “just to go to school.”
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Professional Baseball | April 17, 2014
Cueto gets his revenge
CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto was on his game, and the only thing that the Pirates could do was watch.
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Professional Hockey | April 17, 2014
Ducks, Canadiens score wins in NHL playoffs
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
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Professional Football | April 17, 2014
Jets sign RB Johnson
NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
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Professional Baseball | April 17, 2014
Bucs’ Tabata injured by wall
CINCINNATI — Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata was helped off the field on Wednesday after he slammed into the outfield wall while making a catch in the fifth inning.
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Professional Football | April 17, 2014
Kelly going home Friday
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hall of Fame quarterback and East Brady graduate Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo with his family, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer.
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Professional Football | April 16, 2014
Steelers sign new punter
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed punter Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract.
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Professional Baseball | April 16, 2014
Reds spring a Leake
CINCINNATI — Mike Leake still thinks of himself as a hitter. He’s even holding a bat on one of his 2014 baseball cards.
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Professional Hockey | April 16, 2014
Rivalry in the making?
PITTSBURGH — The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.
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Professional Hockey | April 16, 2014
More NHL players join lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries.
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Professional Football | April 16, 2014
Ex-NFL star Johnson joins Alouette camp
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Chad Johnson made a sharp cut to free himself from a defender, and then hauled in a pass at the 53-yard line.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | April 15, 2014
Homers a plenty for Reds, Pirates
CINCINNATI — Maybe it’s good this one got suspended. Gave everybody a chance to dry off a bit, catch their breath and let those unbelievable numbers start to sink in.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | April 15, 2014
Penguins feeling the pressure?
PITTSBURGH — The statistics are gaudy.
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Professional Baseball | April 15, 2014
Reds’ Chapman back on mound for 1st time since frightful injury
CINCINNATI — Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw off a mound on Monday for the first time since he was hit in the forehead by a line drive during spring training.
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Other Professional Sports | April 15, 2014
Swimming great Phelps back in water
Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | April 14, 2014
Master-ful
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.
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Professional Hockey | April 14, 2014
Pens end with loss at home
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Professional Baseball | April 14, 2014
Pirates swept by Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez has practiced the play many times. Scoop a pitch in the dirt on a strikeout, make the throw to first base for an easy out.
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Professional Football | April 14, 2014
49ers’ LB Smith arrested at airport
LOS ANGELES — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | April 14, 2014
He’s talking title
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to win a Sprint Cup championship.
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Other Professional Sports | April 14, 2014
Pacquiao wins his rematch
LAS VEGAS — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime.
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Professional Hockey | April 14, 2014
Brodeur, Devils close with victory
NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils, and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs.
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Professional Basketball | April 14, 2014
Pacers within game of top seed in East
INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
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