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Professional Baseball | April 24, 2015
Polanco’s hot bat sparks Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco’s maturation from prospect to entrenched major league starter remains a work in progress. The pace of the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder’s education, however, is picking up speed.
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Professional Baseball | April 24, 2015
Steroids cloud still hovering over baseball
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. The cloud of steroids remains over baseball and all sports.
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Professional Golf | April 24, 2015
Weekley, de Jonge share Zurich lead
AVONDALE, La. — Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts.
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Professional Baseball | April 24, 2015
Warriors’ Curry nets 40 in OT win
NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Professional Hockey | April 24, 2015
Lightning rally squares series
DETROIT — Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.
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Professional Hockey | April 23, 2015
Penguins bested in OT
PITTSBURGH — Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers put the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination.
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Other Professional Sports | April 23, 2015
Bercury’s horses chasing big money
SLIPPERY ROCK — Bill Bercury’s horses will be chasing after big money Friday night.
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Professional Baseball | April 23, 2015
Watson gets rare 2-inning save
PITTSBURGH — Tony Watson had a save that was reminiscent of bygone days.
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Other Professional Sports | April 23, 2015
Mayweather, Pacquiao seats cost $10,000?
LAS VEGAS — Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will finally go on sale Thursday to the public, little more than a week before the bout.
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Professional Hockey | April 22, 2015
Chicago wins in 3rd OT
CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook scored on a booming slap shot 1 minute into the third overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.
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Professional Baseball | April 22, 2015
Melancon, Bucs blow lead
PITTSBURGH — Mark Melancon knows the fastball that made him an All-Star two years ago is off a bit. He’s just not worried about it. At least, not yet.
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Professional Baseball | April 22, 2015
Pirate fan OK, gets out of hospital
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates say a woman who was injured by a foul ball during Monday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs has been released from the hospital.
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Other Professional Sports | April 22, 2015
Price offers apology for rant
MILWAUKEE — Cincinnati manager Bryan Price is sorry for using foul language in a pregame tirade.
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Professional Football | April 22, 2015
Steelers, Pats opening NFL season
Twice the Steelers have played the NFL’s Kickoff Game after winning Super Bowls. This year they get to see how the other half lives.
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Professional Baseball | April 21, 2015
Arrieta silences Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was willing to give credit where it was due.
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Professional Hockey | April 21, 2015
Road work fine with Rangers
PITTSBURGH — There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road.
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Professional Football | April 21, 2015
Steelers’ Brown wants new deal
The Steelers already have lost their All-Pro halfback for the first three games of the season pending Le’Veon Bell’s appeal of his recent suspension. Now they could lose their All-Pro wide receiver for a stretch.
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Other Professional Sports | April 21, 2015
Desisa able to enjoy his 2nd Boston Marathon triumph
BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.
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Professional Baseball | April 21, 2015
Ducks get 3-0 lead on Winnipeg Jets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Rickard Rakell scored at 5:12 of overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday in Game 3 of their playoff series.
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Professional Hockey | April 20, 2015
Crosby awakens, Pens even series, 1-1
NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby woke up, and so did the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | April 20, 2015
Pirates score sweep over Milwaukee
PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole spent two innings tinkering with his offspeed stuff. After watching the Milwaukee Brewers scratch out a couple of early runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ burgeoning ace decided to just stick to what he does best: Throw hard.
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Professional Auto Racing | April 20, 2015
After 9 hours, Kenseth ends 51-race skid
BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.
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Professional Golf | April 20, 2015
Furyk ends drought with win at RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence.
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Professional Baseball | April 18, 2015
Pirates snap out of slump
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates flailed helplessly at Jimmy Nelson’s curveball last weekend, striking out nine times in a lopsided loss in Milwaukee.
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Professional Hockey | April 18, 2015
Ovechkin, Backstrom score in Caps’ win
WASHINGTON — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | April 18, 2015
His season never ends
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2015 season only began recently.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | April 18, 2015
Merritt outpaces Masters champion
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.
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Thursday’s answer: CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees entered this season with 2,437 career strikeouts.

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