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Professional Football | September 30, 2014
Post-play penalties plaguing Steelers early
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown was giddy. Le’Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique.
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Professional Baseball | September 30, 2014
Hurdle ‘likes the fight’ in Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he “liked the fight” even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds.
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Professional Baseball | September 30, 2014
Twins fire manager Gardenhire after 13 seasons, 1,068 victories
MINNEAPOLIS — He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.
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Professional Hockey | September 30, 2014
Pominville HT sinks Penguins
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | September 30, 2014
Charles, Chiefs handle Pats, 41-14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England.
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Professional Football | September 30, 2014
Belcher had brain disease prior to his murder-suicide
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | September 29, 2014
Steelers melt down late in home loss
PITTSBURGH — Lovie Smith didn't panic. A lifetime spent around football let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coach know rebuilding projects don't happen overnight.
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Professional Baseball | September 29, 2014
Bumgarner to start against Bucs
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced the worst-kept secret in San Francisco’s clubhouse: left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Wednesday’s wild-card game against Pittsburgh or St. Louis.
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Professional Baseball | September 29, 2014
Nats’ Zimmerman tosses no-hitter to close regular season
WASHINGTON — As the ball soared toward deep left-center, seemingly destined to end Jordan Zimmermann’s bid for the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the righty threw his head back and thought, “Double. No-doubt double.”
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Professional Golf | September 29, 2014
Europe claims Ryder Cup
GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the final match was conceded to secure another win for Europe.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | September 29, 2014
Gordon grabs victory No. 4
DOVER, Del. — At 43, Jeff Gordon entered the season answering questions about retirement.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | September 29, 2014
NFL ROUNDUP
Eagles’ offense silenced
The Philadelphia Eagles got a taste of their own medicine.
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Professional Basketball | September 27, 2014
Cards win in extras, stay atop division
PHOENIX — Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | September 27, 2014
Europe leads at Ryder
GLENEAGLES, Scotland — The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.
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Professional Football | September 27, 2014
Steelers hoping new ‘D’ nets same results
PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward has been around long enough to know the drill.
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Professional Football | September 27, 2014
Goodell meets with head of NFLPA
NEW YORK — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and other union executives for several hours Friday to discuss issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Professional Baseball | September 27, 2014
Pirates get by Reds
CINCINNATI — Travis Snider felt for Jay Bruce. He also was happy to see the ball go to the wall.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | September 26, 2014
Volquez, Pirates win big, put pressure on St. Louis
ATLANTA — Perhaps the only bad news for the Pirates is they can’t send Edinson Volquez back to the mound with the division title on the line in their final regular-season series.
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Professional Hockey | September 26, 2014
Pens defeat Wild in OT
PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | September 26, 2014
NASCAR’s Stewart still grieves
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. 3 There were days when Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching.
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Professional Baseball | September 26, 2014
Jeter gets fitting farewell
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter had a hard time stepping into the batter’s box in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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Professional Golf | September 26, 2014
Europe scores 1st tally in Ryder Cup play
GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Europe secured the first point of the 40th Ryder Cup when Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 5 and 4 in the opening fourballs on Friday.
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Professional Baseball | September 25, 2014
Pirates miss opportunity as Locke struggles in defeat
ATLANTA — Jeff Locke attempted to shrug off an ugly loss as “just another game that didn’t go your way.”
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | September 25, 2014
Harrison getting into shape
PITTSBURGH — James Harrison walked off the practice field in his familiar No. 92 jersey Wednesday afternoon, a gift of sorts from nose tackle Daniel McCullers.
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Professional Baseball | September 25, 2014
Jeter playing last home game
NEW YORK — When Derek Jeter puts on New York's pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won't matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there's no postseason play.
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Professional Auto Racing | September 25, 2014
Stewart not facing criminal charges
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.
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Professional Baseball | September 25, 2014
Glennon starting QB for 0-3 Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Glennon is getting another opportunity to prove he is Tampa Bay’s quarterback of the future.
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Professional Hockey | September 25, 2014
Fleury entering final year of contract
PITTSBURGH — Of all the things that happened during a tumultuous offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins, shoring up goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the long term was not one of them.
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Professional Baseball | September 25, 2014
Dodgers clinch NL West title
LOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu unleashed a full bottle of bubbly over the head of A.J. Ellis.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | September 24, 2014
Pirates in playoffs, still hungry for more
ATLANTA — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.
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Professional Football | September 24, 2014
Harrison signing ‘simple’
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to sign James Harrison “simple and easy.”
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Professional Hockey | September 24, 2014
Play dek hockey, get Pens tickets
CRANBERRY TWP — The township is partnering with the Pittsburgh Penguins to offer an incentive for residents to sign up for leagues in the new Dek hockey rink in Graham Park.
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