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Professional Football | April 29, 2016
Raiders serious about Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver “Las Vegas Raiders” banner. He delivered a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for his team.
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Professional Football | April 29, 2016
Steelers opt for Burns
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly 20 years ignoring cornerbacks in the draft.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | April 29, 2016
Oshie hat trick bests Pens in OT
WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie raised his arms in celebration and looked at referee Dan O’Rourke. Oshie was pretty sure he scored in overtime to complete a hat trick and one of the biggest games of his career.
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Professional Football | April 29, 2016
Goff, Wentz go 1-2 as expected
CHICAGO — California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz.
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Professional Hockey | April 29, 2016
Hawks win series, 4-2
BOSTON — The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals.
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Professional Golf | April 29, 2016
Stuard leads Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. — Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic.
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Professional Baseball | April 28, 2016
Mercer double lifts Bucs in 12th
DENVER — Jordy Mercer’s defense helped get the game to extra innings and his offense put Pittsburgh over the top.
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Professional Hockey | April 28, 2016
Pens-Capitals series filled with talent
ARLINGTON, Va. — Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin will be the headline of most stories about the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals playoff series.
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Professional Baseball | April 28, 2016
Ex-Pirate Morton tears hamstring, out for season
WASHINGTON — Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Charlie Morton is out for the season because of a torn left hamstring.
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Professional Basketball | April 28, 2016
Warriors move on
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without injured superstar Stephen Curry, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game 5.
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Professional Hockey | April 28, 2016
Predators earn 1st Game 7 triumph
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise’s first Game 7, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | April 27, 2016
McCutchen belts 3 homers in Buc win
DENVER — On his rare off day, Andrew McCutchen cleared his mind and forgot all about his struggles at the plate.
Just like that, McCutchen became the fearsome McCutchen again.
The slumping outfielder hit three homers in his return to the lineup and drove in five runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Tuesday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | April 27, 2016
Pens, Capitals set for Game 1
The two faces most responsible for bringing the NHL full-throttle into the 21st century are inextricably linked. Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin get it, even if they'd rather not talk about it.
Their simultaneous arrival following the 2004-05 lockout served as the league's version of a winning lottery ticket. Yin and yang on skates.
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Professional Basketball | April 27, 2016
Toronto gets by Indiana
TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill's 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.
The Raptors overcame 39 points from Paul George and a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, getting 14 points from Kyle Lowry.
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Professional Hockey | April 26, 2016
Kessel’s rebirth ongoing for Pens
PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel speaks in a polite whisper, as if he’s worried talking too loudly might inadvertently attract the spotlight and well, he doesn’t want that.
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Professional Baseball | April 26, 2016
Pirates’ Locke shines
DENVER — Jeff Locke kept throwing the ball at knee level — or slightly lower — and kept getting the call for a strike.
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Professional Hockey | April 26, 2016
Fleury unclear about return
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury skated alongside some of his teammates on Monday, but says he’s still dealing with concussion symptoms and is uncertain on when he will return.
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Professional Baseball | April 26, 2016
SV grad Smith misses Sox debut
TORONTO — Seneca Valley graduate Kevan Smith was scratched from what would have been his major league debut Monday night after being injured during the team stretch.
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Professional Football | April 26, 2016
Court upholds Brady’s 4-game suspension
NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union.
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Professional Hockey | April 26, 2016
NHL Playoff
ST. LOUIS — Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night.
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Professional Basketball | April 26, 2016
NBA Playoffs

Paul breaks hand in L.A. loss


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Professional Hockey | April 25, 2016
Fresh faces give Pens facelift
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby danced through the neutral zone, slipped across the New York Rangers’ blue line and waited for help. It arrived in the form of a blurring No. 43 black-and-gold jersey, the one worn by a player whose speed and relentlessness propelled him from prospect to unlikely catalyst for a Stanley Cup contender in all of five months.
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Professional Baseball | April 25, 2016
Pirates get wacky win in 13th inning
PHOENIX — Sean Rodriguez lined a double over the head of Arizona left fielder Shelby Miller to drive in the go-ahead run.
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Professional Golf | April 25, 2016
Strong winds fail to slow up LPGA champ
DALY CITY, Calif. — Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.
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Professional Auto Racing | April 25, 2016
Last lap wins for Edwards
RICHMOND, Va. — Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps, doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | April 25, 2016
Hoffman birdie wins Texas Open on hole No. 18
SAN ANTONIO — Charley Hoffman made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory.
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Professional Hockey | April 25, 2016
NHL ROUNDUP
Capitals, Islanders advance
NEW YORK — John Tavares tied it in the final minute of regulation and scored the winner at 10:41 of the second overtime, leading the New York Islanders past the Florida Panthers 2-1 Sunday night and into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993.
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Professional Baseball | April 23, 2016
Pirates blow the roof off D’backs
PHOENIX — When the roof is open at Chase Field, the ball tends to fly out.
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Professional Baseball | April 23, 2016
Bonds returns to the bay as Marlins’ coach
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds strolled into the indoor batting cage to join his hitters at work and immediately shut the door.
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Professional Football | April 23, 2016
Steelers look to bolster secondary in draft
PITTSBURGH — It’s not that the Pittsburgh Steelers have anything against drafting a cornerback in the first round of the draft.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | April 23, 2016
Washington signs Norman
WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins signed cornerback Josh Norman on Friday, two days after the Carolina Panthers cut him loose.
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Professional Baseball | April 23, 2016
Jays’ Colabello gets 80-game ban
TORONTO — Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello was suspended Friday for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the same anabolic steroid that caused Philadelphia pitcher Daniel Stumpf to be disciplined last week.
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Professional Auto Racing | April 23, 2016
Harvick claims pole on rainy day at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. — Rain washed out qualifying at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, giving Kevin Harvick the pole position Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race based on being the fastest in an abbreviated morning practice session.
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