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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 21, 2014
Pirates find a little help
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a way to break their seven-game losing skid.
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Professional Football | August 21, 2014
McCoy playing against Steelers
PHILADELPHIA — LeSean McCoy’s left toe turned an ordinary preseason game into one worth watching.
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Professional Football | August 21, 2014
Steelers’ backs facing charges
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
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Professional Football | August 21, 2014
Kelly may be free of cancer
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 21, 2014
Stewart sitting out at Bristol
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
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Professional Football | August 21, 2014
Longer PATs in NFL’s future
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL’s experiment with longer kicks on extra points.
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Professional Football | August 21, 2014
Hoyer gets starting nod as Browns quarterback
BEREA, Ohio — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 21, 2014
Schilling battling mouth cancer
BOSTON — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years.
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Professional Golf | August 21, 2014
McIlroy eyeing FedEx Cup
PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy isn’t just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 20, 2014
Steelers planning to re-sign Keisel
PITTSBURGH — Da Beard is on his way back to `Da Burgh.
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Professional Baseball | August 20, 2014
Pirates’ skid hits 7 games
PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen slapped the ball to third base and prepared to put together another patent sprint to first.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 20, 2014
Offensive line solid for Steelers so far
PITTSBURGH — The offensive line has been a sore spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the past few years.
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Professional Football | August 20, 2014
Still no starting QB for Browns
CLEVELAND — This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns.
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Professional Football | August 19, 2014
Simms says he won’t use ‘Redskins’
NEW YORK — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing the franchise.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 19, 2014
Disastrous start for Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Ervin Santana said “everything” was off when he took the mound Monday.
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Professional Baseball | August 19, 2014
McCutchen returning to Buc lineup
PITTSBURGH — Pirates star Andrew McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 19, 2014
Testing no-huddle
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have done a good job with their no-huddle offense so far this preseason. Thursday night’s game at Philadelphia should provide a new challenge.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 19, 2014
No timetable set for Stewart’s return to racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a loss.
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Professional Football | August 19, 2014
Manziel finger draws attention
LANDOVER, Md. — Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his intended target.
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Professional Basketball | August 19, 2014
Cavs’ deal for Love happening
TORONTO — Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control.
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Professional Baseball | August 18, 2014
Pirates place Morton on DL
WASHINGTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation and recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 18, 2014
Bullpen blues
WASHINGTON — After giving up a three-run lead in the eighth inning in their previous game, the Pittsburgh Pirates found another tough way to lose Sunday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 18, 2014
Shazier shines in debut
PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier let Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler sprint by him before the rookie Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker gave chase.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | August 18, 2014
Gordon gets win No. 3
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jeff Gordon's third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart.
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Professional Football | August 18, 2014
Saints’ Brees ready for debut
METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees walked up to the line of scrimmage early Sunday, taking a snap during the New Orleans Saints’ pre-practice walk-through.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 16, 2014
Chase is low priority for Stewart
BROOKLYN, Mich. —Tony Stewart was the center of conversation Friday at Michigan International Speedway even though the three-time NASCAR champion was not at the track.
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Professional Football | August 16, 2014
Steelers searching for win
PITTSBURGH — Mike Williams spent two hours hauling in strike after strike from Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel during practice on Thursday when the wide receiver decided it was time for a proclamation.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 16, 2014
Morton befuddled, Nationals beat Bucs 5-4
WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton wished he could explain this miserable three-inning effort.
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Professional Golf | August 16, 2014
Slocum, Langley tied for Wyndham Championship lead
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Halfway through the Wyndham Championship, there is quite a crowd near the top of the leaderboard.
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Professional Football | August 16, 2014
Patriots beat Eagles
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday night.
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Professional Basketball | August 16, 2014
Rose pumped for return in Chicago
CHICAGO — For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.
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Professional Football | August 16, 2014
No guarantees for Cleveland’s Week 1 QB
BEREA, Ohio — When Browns coach Mike Pettine and his top offensive lieutenants emerge from their highly anticipated meeting Tuesday, they should have a starting quarterback picked for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | August 16, 2014
Pens Crosby says his wrist is ‘good’
ESTERO, Fla. — Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby’s right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery.
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Professional Football | August 15, 2014
Buffalo defense like old Steelers
LATROBE — Brandon Spikes spent four years watching the rapidly maturing Buffalo Bills defense from afar.
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Professional Baseball | August 15, 2014
Scherzer whiffs 14 in beating Pirates
DETROIT — Clint Hurdle knows his team can give almost every pitcher in baseball a good challenge.
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Professional Golf | August 15, 2014
Wyndham leader shoots 63
GREENSBORO, N.C. — First-round leads haven’t been kind to Camilo Villegas lately — or to just about any other quick-starter at the Wyndham Championship.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 15, 2014
Stewart pulls out of race Sunday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 15, 2014
Manfred named new commissioner
BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.
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Professional Football | August 15, 2014
Henne, Bortles shine in Jaguars’ defeat
CHICAGO — Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. First-round pick Blake Bortles was about as good.
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Other Professional Sports | August 15, 2014
Smith joins U.S. Amateur quarterfinals
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — South Korea’s Gunn Yang advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals Thursday, birdieing the final three holes to beat top-ranked Ollie Schniederjans 1 up at Atlanta Athletic Club.
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Professional Baseball | August 15, 2014
Clemens gets in Sox HOF
BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago to see another son play in a high school All-America game at Wrigley Field.
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