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Professional Hockey | December 7, 2016
Crosby enjoying scoring binge
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby can’t seem to find the right word for what’s happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. He would rather just enjoy a hot streak that is bordering on absurd even by his remarkably high standards.
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Professional Football | December 7, 2016
Cockrell becomes No. 1 corner
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is not a big picture guy. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach, as he likes to say, prefers not to “paint with a broad brush.”
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Basketball | December 7, 2016
Playing some bonus basketball
LATROBE — Bobby Swartwout will graduate from Saint Vincent College with a business management degree in less than two weeks.
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Professional Football | December 7, 2016
1994 Heisman winner Salaam found dead
Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program’s history.
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Professional Baseball | December 7, 2016
Red Sox deal for pitcher Sale
OXON HILL, Md. — The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm.
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Professional Baseball | December 7, 2016
MLB postseason shares decline for second time
NEW YORK — The value of a full postseason share on the World Series champions declined for the second straight year.
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Professional Baseball | December 6, 2016
Pirates unaware of Kang’s previous DUI’s
Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang’s arrest last week was his third DUI charge in South Korea since 2009, Seoul police told Yonhap News Agency. Under a “three strikes” law, Kang’s driver’s license will be revoked, and he will not be allowed to be reissued another license for two years.
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Professional Football | December 6, 2016
Steeler defense making strides
PITTSBURGH — Lawrence Timmons leapt into the air to snag an Eli Manning pass and Pittsburgh Steelers teammate James Harrison felt like he was in the middle of a flashback.
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Professional Hockey | December 6, 2016
Pens flip switch yet again
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan keeps insisting there isn’t a switch his team can flip that makes two-goal deficits vanish within a matter of minutes.
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Professional Football | December 6, 2016
Colts roll over hapless Jets, 41-10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Boys just want to have fun.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | December 6, 2016
Melancon cashes in on $62 million deal
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants landed the top-tier closer they have been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62 million, four-year contract with right-hander Mark Melancon on Monday.
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Professional Basketball | December 6, 2016
Thompson nets 60 in just 3 quarters
OAKLAND, Calif. — Al Attles made all eight of his field-goal tries for 17 points for the Philadelphia Warriors during Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game on March 2, 1962. Attles coached Rick Barry the day he scored 64 against Portland on March 26, 1974.
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Professional Baseball | December 5, 2016
Winter meetings under way
OXON HILL, Md. — Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price.
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Professional Golf | December 5, 2016
Varner III wins Australian PGA title
GOLD COAST, Australia — Harold Varner III didn’t really know the protocol, so he filled the Australian PGA Championship trophy with champagne, took a sip and then shared it around.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 5, 2016
Giant step forward
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger likened tight end Ladarius Green to a Ferrari shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed the tight end to a lucrative four-year contract, a rare open-market splurge by the typically free-agent averse club.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 5, 2016
Raiders roll on
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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Professional Baseball | December 5, 2016
Yankees sign Holliday
OXON HILL, Md. — Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday, giving New York a veteran designated hitter as the team pivots to youth.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | December 5, 2016
Pens net 4 in 3rd period, clip Wings
PITTSBURGH — A two-goal deficit was no big deal for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Phil Kessel and company responded with one big finish.
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Professional Baseball | December 5, 2016
Selig joining Baseball HOF
OXON HILL, Md. — On the day he was put in charge of baseball in 1992, Bud Selig said his new job was “hopefully relatively short term.”
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Professional Football | December 5, 2016
Hits taking toll in December
It doesn’t hurt to be physical in the NFL.
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Professional Baseball | December 5, 2016
Braves’ GM gets into Hall
OXON HILL, Md. — John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore.
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Professional Golf | December 5, 2016
In Brief

Matsuyama claims Hero Challenge


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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 3, 2016
He might have been a Giant
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning are inextricably linked. Taken 11 picks apart in the 2004 NFL draft, the two quarterbacks have spent the last dozen years watching each other from afar, using the other’s success as a measuring stick of their own accomplishments.
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Professional Baseball | December 3, 2016
35 players cut loose after teams decline contracts
NEW YORK — Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | December 2, 2016
Bucs’ Kang in trouble?
SEOUL, South Korea — Police in South Korea are investigating Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for allegedly crashing a luxury car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then leaving the scene.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | December 2, 2016
Crosby nets winner as Pens bounce back
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby saw a small opening and took advantage for one memorable goal.
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Professional Baseball | December 2, 2016
‘Cutch’ may be headed to Nats
Pairing a high-end Washington Nationals pitching prospect with outfield prospect Victor Robles in an Andrew McCutchen trade could be too much for the Nationals, according to a source.
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Professional Baseball | December 2, 2016
Cards deal LHP Garcia
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves made another move in the dramatic offseason retooling of their rotation on Thursday by acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Professional Football | December 2, 2016
Pats’ Gronkowski getting surgery
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski’s season is likely over.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 2, 2016
Training wheels off for Dupree
PITTSBURGH — The training wheels are off for Bud Dupree. Finally.
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Professional Football | December 2, 2016
Cowboys hold off Minnesota, 17-15
MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Wilber came to his locker to start getting dressed when a hoard of media gathered around him.
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Professional Baseball | December 1, 2016
Baseball extends labor peace
IRVING, Texas — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport’s industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency.
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Professional Hockey | December 1, 2016
Pens’ rally all for naught
NEW YORK — After losing twice on goals in the closing minutes during their recent road trip, the New York Islanders were relieved to get a late win after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | December 1, 2016
Pirates’ Joyce heading to A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Joyce hopes to play more regularly again in his new role with the Oakland Athletics, who needed a new outfielder to fill a big void and put him high on their offseason list.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | December 1, 2016
Bell at wide receiver?
PITTSBURGH — The pieces are all there. The footwork. The vision. The patience. The instinctive ability to read a defender, plant a cleat in the ground and go get the ball.
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