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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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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 14, 2014
Checking out Big Ben
LATROBE — Ben Roethlisberger has already been where EJ Manuel wants to go.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
Locke ‘fixing’ just a hoax
DETROIT — Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke says it’s “scary” to think that someone could have been spreading false rumors about him fixing games.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
Baseball’s parity good for Pirates
There was a time when parity in Major League Baseball was a pipe dream.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
Reeling Tigers rally past Pirates
DETROIT — Victor Martinez drove in three runs to help Detroit to a much-needed win, then offered a bit of a plea to Tigers fans who have been losing patience with the AL Central favorites.
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Professional Golf | August 14, 2014
Smith defeats U.S. Amateur’s co-medalist
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Pittsburgh financial adviser Nathan Smith beat U.S. Amateur co-medalist Lee McCoy in 19 holes Wednesday in the first round of match play at Atlanta Athletic Club.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
Tiger withdraws from Ryder Cup
Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
Tulowitzki out for year
SAN DIEGO — The Colorado Rockies say All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colorado, and miss the rest of the season.
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Professional Baseball | August 14, 2014
MLB voting for new commissioner
BALTIMORE — The three candidates in Major League Baseball’s first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | August 14, 2014
Stewart’s immediate racing future unclear
Tony Stewart had kissed the bricks at Indy and could have jetted off to any vacation destination.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 14, 2014
Ward’s funeral today
TURIN, N.Y. — Kevin Ward Jr.’s father and fellow racers want him remembered as a talented and aggressive driver who had a bright future in the sport rather than as a victim in an accident involving NASCSAR champion Tony Stewart that sparked controversy among racing fans and recriminations from Ward’s family.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 13, 2014
Cashing in
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle did his best to ignore the doubters when the Pittsburgh Pirates took a $5 million flier on Edinson Volquez.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 13, 2014
Porter adjusts to coaching role
LATROBE — Joey Porter hasn’t had much trouble adjusting to coaching.
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Professional Auto Racing | August 13, 2014
Stewart not in clear of charges yet
Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.
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Professional Baseball | August 13, 2014
Selig’s successor to be named shortly
BALTIMORE — Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and taking it easy when he retires this winter.
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