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Other Professional Sports | December 17, 2014
Chryst heading for home
Pitt coach Paul Chryst’s long-anticipated departure for Wisconsin finally appears to be moving toward being a done deal.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 17, 2014
Knowing their role
PITTSBURGH — The numbers have become so sublimely routine, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is getting tired of talking about them.
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Professional Football | December 17, 2014
Youngstown State hires coach Pelini
Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been hired for the same role at Youngstown State, an FCS school in his hometown.
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Professional Hockey | December 17, 2014
Penguins’ Bennett out with mumps
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh forward Beau Bennett has the mumps, joining Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and a dozen other players across the NHL with the disease.
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Professional Baseball | December 17, 2014
Father of modern baseball card dies
NEW YORK — Sy Berger, who designed Topps baseball trading cards in the 1950s died Sunday in Rockville Centre, N.Y., said his daughter, Maxine Berger-Bienstock. He was 91.
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Professional Baseball | December 16, 2014
$2 million bonus coming for Liriano
PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | December 16, 2014
Lightning struck by Penguins again
PITTSBURGH — The names in the lineup change. The results when the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Tampa Bay Lightning do not.
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Professional Baseball | December 16, 2014
Pirates sign off on local cause
PITTSBURGH — In less than two years, the It’s About The Warrior Foundation has taken off.
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Professional Football | December 16, 2014
Saints roll to 31-15 win
CHICAGO — Drew Brees saw a different attitude, noticed a better vibe this time.
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Professional Football | December 15, 2014
Crosby’s got the mumps
PITTSBURGH — Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 15, 2014
Still on course
ATLANTA — Playing in the NFL’s only division with no losing records, the Pittsburgh Steelers added another win to their resume.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | December 15, 2014
Burnett glad to be back
While the Pirates were losing to the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild-card game Oct. 1, A.J. Burnett watched from home. He turned to his wife, Karen, with a question.
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Professional Golf | December 15, 2014
Chalmers wins playoff at Australian Open
GOLD COAST, Australia — Greg Chalmers made par on the seventh hole of a playoff while Adam Scott three-putted for bogey to hand the Australian lefthander the Australian PGA championship.
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Professional Baseball | December 15, 2014
Lester’s $30 million bonus MLB record
NEW YORK — Jon Lester set Major League Baseball records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment with his $155 million, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.
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Professional Football | December 15, 2014
Manziel debut a 30-0 disaster
CLEVELAND — Wearing large headphones to block out the world, Johnny Manziel walked slowly from the Browns’ locker room, pausing to sign an autograph for a young fan who painted his face for the occassion.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 15, 2014
Tickets punched
Here is the NFL’s playoff checklist:
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Professional Basketball | December 15, 2014
Bryant now 3rd on NBA scoring list
MINNEAPOLIS — Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air.
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Professional Football | December 15, 2014
Ex-Packer guard Thurston dead at 80
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80.
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Professional Basketball | December 15, 2014
NBA’s Kings fire head coach Malone
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team.
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Professional Hockey | December 15, 2014
Pens fall in OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets again showed the resilience they often displayed last year during the best season in franchise history.
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Professional Football | December 13, 2014
Falcons encouraged despite loss
ATLANTA — A loss is never a good thing.
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Professional Baseball | December 13, 2014
Pirates finalize 3-year deal with pitcher Liriano
PITTSBURGH — The Pirates wanted to keep Francisco Liriano at the top end of their rotation so badly they offered the left-handed pitcher the most lucrative free agent contract in team history.
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Professional Football | December 13, 2014
Judge upholds Peterson’s suspension from NFL
Running back Adrian Peterson, who learned Friday afternoon that his NFL suspension was upheld by a third-party arbitrator, told ESPN that he has been so disappointed by the league’s disciplinary process that he has considered retirement during his time away from the Vikings.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | December 13, 2014
Pens fend off surprising Flames
PITTSBURGH — A few days off paid off for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Professional Basketball | December 13, 2014
Pistons snap losing skid
PHOENIX — The Detroit Pistons ended a 13-game losing streak as Andre Drummond had 23 points and 14 rebounds in a win over the Phoenix Suns.
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Professional Football | December 12, 2014
Payton joined by Bell
PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell was 7 years old when Walter Payton died in 1999, but after three straight games with more than 200 yards from scrimmage the Pittsburgh Steelers running back is being compared to the Chicago Bears Hall-of-Famer.
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Professional Baseball | December 12, 2014
Stanton hurt in Cards’ victory
ST. LOUIS — The Arizona Cardinals know all too well the feeling of seeing their quarterback leaving the field in pain.
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Professional Golf | December 12, 2014
Strange, Ormsby share PGA lead
GOLD COAST, Australia — Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby shared the second-round lead at the Australian PGA on Friday, with defending champion Adam Scott two strokes behind and American Boo Weekley three off the lead.
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Professional Baseball | December 12, 2014
Trade winds blowing
SAN DIEGO — Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.
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Professional Football | December 11, 2014
Big plays victimizing Steeler defense
PITTSBURGH — Dick LeBeau’s defense is not easy to grasp. For that, the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator is unapologetic.
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Professional Baseball | December 11, 2014
Bucs get Bastardo from Phils
SAN DIEGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday for minor league lefty Joely Rodriguez.
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Professional Baseball | December 11, 2014
Scherzer waits; Dodgers active
SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract.
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Professional Golf | December 11, 2014
Weekley cards 6-under 66, assumes lead at Australian PGA
GOLD COAST, Australia — American Boo Weekley made five birdies and an eagle on his way to a 6-under 66 at the weather-affected Australian PGA on Thursday and a two-stroke lead over a group that included defending champion Adam Scott.
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