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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | June 25, 2016
Hurdle collects No. 1,000
PITTSBURGH — For a change, the Pittsburgh Pirates got to celebrate Friday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | June 25, 2016
Proud to back the Bucs
PITTSBURGH — A hard-hit baseball off the bat of a major leaguer is headed in her direction.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | June 25, 2016
Finns off to NHL
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Once the “Go Leafs, Go!” chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft, the Finns began their march to the podium.
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Professional Baseball | June 25, 2016
Nicasio sent to bullpen
PITTSBURGH — Pirates right-hander Juan Nicasio was reinstated from the restricted list and moved to the bullpen as Pittsburgh made a number of roster moves prior to Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Professional Golf | June 25, 2016
Rahm, Hurley III leading at 11-under
BETHESDA, Md. — Jon Rahm was surprised about the level of fan support he has received at the Quicken Loans National, far away from his native Spain and where he went to school at Arizona State.
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Professional Baseball | June 25, 2016
Rose finally gains induction into Reds HOF this weekend
CINCINNATI — More satisfying than hit No. 4,192? In some ways, it is for Pete Rose, who needed more time to get into the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame than it took to set baseball’s hits record.
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Professional Football | June 25, 2016
Steelers cut Suisham
PITTSBURGH — Shaun Suisham’s lengthy run with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. It appears the longtime kicker’s career may be in jeopardy, too.
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Professional Auto Racing | June 25, 2016
Larson ready for Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. — Over the last 20 days, Kyle Larson went to victory lane in NASCAR’s second tier Xfinity Series and picked up a pair of wins in his sprint car. He knocked off several podium finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and finished third in NASCAR’s main event at Michigan.
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Professional Basketball | June 24, 2016
76ers take Ben Simmons with top pick
NEW YORK — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.
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Professional Baseball | June 24, 2016
Giants beat Pirates again
PITTSBURGH — With or without Andrew McCutchen in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Pirates are at a loss this month.
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Professional Hockey | June 24, 2016
Maple Leafs’ overhaul continues
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Auston Matthews will have to wait another 24 hours before learning whether the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to select him with the first pick in the NHL draft.
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Professional Baseball | June 24, 2016
Rally falls short as Cubs lose 4th straight
MIAMI — Runs have been tough to come by for the Chicago Cubs, even with the bases loaded and one out.
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Professional Basketball | June 24, 2016
Agent: James to skip Rio
AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James has all the gold he needs this summer.
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Professional Baseball | June 23, 2016
Cards beat Arrieta, sweep Cubs
CHICAGO — Hitters are adjusting to Jake Arrieta. Now the Chicago Cubs ace has to counter.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | June 23, 2016
Massive crowd engulfs Cavs
CLEVELAND — Following a parade choked to a crawl by a massive crowd, after proclamations, speeches and fanfare, Cleveland watched a symbolic passing of the trophy — and the torch.
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Professional Hockey | June 23, 2016
NHL coming to Vegas
LAS VEGAS — The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | June 23, 2016
Pirates can’t hold 5-run lead
PITTSBURGH — Derek Law grew up rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He wanted nothing more than to beat them Wednesday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | June 23, 2016
‘I think I’m ready’; Simmons hopes to be top NBA pick
NEW YORK — Ben Simmons has the sneaker deal and the TV show, so off the court he already has the look of a star.
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Professional Baseball | June 23, 2016
Chicago’s Rose era comes to an end
CHICAGO — It was once the ultimate feel-good story, with the electrifying Derrick Rose leading his hometown Chicago Bulls to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were racking up championships.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | June 23, 2016
Blackhawks’ Kane wins Hart Trophy
LAS VEGAS — After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | June 22, 2016
Catcher’s pitching only laugh as Pirates routed by Giants
PITTSBURGH — The loudest cheers of the game came when the third-string catcher struck out one of the opponent’s best hitters.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | June 22, 2016
U.S. no match in Copa semi
HOUSTON — There certainly were plenty of things the United States wishes it had done better or differently in Tuesday’s Copa America semifinal against Argentina.
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Professional Basketball | June 22, 2016
LeBron, Cavaliers ready to parade
CLEVELAND — While playing in Miami, LeBron James regretted not winning an NBA title in Cleveland.
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Professional Hockey | June 22, 2016
Salary cap crunch is felt
The echoes of a Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh have only just faded and NHL teams are already getting down to business preparing for next season.
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Professional Basketball | June 22, 2016
Sixers quiet on report Simmons is No. 1 pick
Ben Simmons was in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning to work out for the 76ers.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | June 22, 2016
Walton reports to Lakers, sees bright future
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Luke Walton realizes he is reporting to his dream job a little late.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | June 21, 2016
Kratz solo home run stands up vs. Giants
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke didn’t think it made a difference who pitched. The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a win, and somebody was going to get it for them.
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Other Professional Sports | June 21, 2016
Soccer test for USA
HOUSTON — American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal tonight was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | June 21, 2016
Grateful city welcomes champ Cavaliers home
CLEVELAND — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history.
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Professional Basketball | June 21, 2016
Warriors lament NBA Finals defeat
OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Professional Baseball | June 20, 2016
Pirates’ crumble continues
CHICAGO — After being swept in Chicago, the Pittsburgh Pirates are suddenly closer in record to the NL-worst Atlanta Braves than the first-place Cubs.
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Professional Auto Racing | June 20, 2016
Blaney picks up Speed Week win
FINDLAY, Ohio — Dale Blaney picked up his first win of Ohio Speed Week, starting from the 13th position to take the checkered flag in the Sprint car Sunday night at Millstream Speedway.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | June 20, 2016
Dustin’s day
OAKMONT — It may go down as the only time in U.S. Open history that a crowd lustily produced boos during the trophy presentation ceremony.
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Professional Golf | June 20, 2016
4th-round collapse may stay with Lowry
OAKMONT — Shane Lowry stood on the 18th green for an awards presentation at the U.S. Open, just how he planned.
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Professional Golf | June 20, 2016
U.S. Open discount
OAKMONT — All 2016 U.S. Open merchandise will be available at 50 percent off through 8 p.m. today at Oalmont Country Club’s merchandise pavilion.
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Professional Golf | June 20, 2016
Kim gets win in LPGA playoff
BELMONT, Mich. — Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
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Professional Auto Racing | June 20, 2016
Hornish gets win in Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa — Sam Hornish Jr. won three IndyCar championships and an Indianapolis 500 before fading into obscurity as a NASCAR driver.
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Professional Basketball | June 20, 2016
Fan hurt in fall at Oracle Arena
OAKLAND, Calif. — Authorities say a fan fell from the second to the first deck of Oakland’s Oracle Arena after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | June 20, 2016
Cleveland’s title drought ends at last
OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago.
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Professional Basketball | June 20, 2016
Cavaliers’ parade slated
CLEVELAND — The championship parade and celebration for the newly crowned NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be held on Wednesday.
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