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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 1, 2015
Pirates enjoy busy, productive day
CINCINNATI — With a perfect throw and a jarring dive, left fielder Starling Marte saved the Pirates’ rebuilt bullpen.
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Professional Baseball | August 1, 2015
Bucs pick up Morse, Happ at deadline
CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t enter the final 24 hours before the trade deadline looking for a starting pitcher. The state of A.J. Burnett’s elbow quickly made them change their mind.
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Professional Golf | August 1, 2015
WPGA
Nettles duo win Brothers Championship
Tom Nettles and Chuck Nettles fired a 6-under 65 to win the 66th Brothers Championship at Shannopin Country Club Friday.
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Professional Golf | August 1, 2015
Woods in contention after 66 in 2nd round at Quicken Loans
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.
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Professional Football | August 1, 2015
Judge orders Brady, Goodell to talk
A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL commissioner to attend in person two settlement conferences in August to try to resolve the ‘Deflategate’ controversy.
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Professional Football | August 1, 2015
Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 1, 2015
Beachum making big impact on Steelers’ line
LATROBE — Kelvin Beachum hardly fits the profile of the guys usually put in charge of protecting a football team’s most valuable asset.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | August 1, 2015
’Hawks, Wilson agree to big deal
RENTON, Wash. — Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | August 1, 2015
‘Mets’ make a deal
NEW YORK — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.
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Professional | July 31, 2015
Beijing picked to host 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected today to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 31, 2015
Reds hit Burnett hard
CINCINNATI — Manager Clint Hurdle needed some time to figure out how to respond to this one.
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Professional Baseball | July 31, 2015
Bucs deal for reliever from Tigers
CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 31, 2015
Allen, Jones in crucial stages of career
LATROBE — Cortez Allen and Jarvis Jones are not young anymore.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 31, 2015
Blue Jays add ace pitcher
HOUSTON — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they’re going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
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Professional Baseball | July 31, 2015
Marlins throwing in towel
MIAMI — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball’s top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game’s leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has become an All-Star shortstop.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 31, 2015
Woods gets over slow start
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.
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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
Pirates acquire reliever
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
A strong 1st impression
TORONTO — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
Slump busted
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.
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Professional Baseball | July 30, 2015
Manfred happy with doping program
NEW YORK — Rob Manfred, swarmed by reporters at Citi Field on Wednesday, at first was asked about New York baseball and the MLB trade deadline. He joked he was getting off easy.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 30, 2015
Bryant eyes bigger role for Steelers
LATROBE — Ben Roethlisberger looked to his left, turned to his right and sent a 50-yard rainbow down the sideline.
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Professional | July 30, 2015
Crew chief Stevens pushes Busch along in his comeback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity Series races, so chemistry clearly wasn’t a problem.
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Professional | July 30, 2015
2016 SUMMER OLYMIPICS
Olympians will swim, boat in Rio’s filth
RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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Professional Golf | July 30, 2015
Past success lures Rose back to Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 30, 2015
Jones backs up commish
OXNARD, Calif. — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t comment directly on the ongoing battle between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots regarding the Deflategate scandal.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 29, 2015
Brady’s fight with NFL is far from over
This isn’t over. Not by a long shot.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 29, 2015
Kang continues to come through for Pirates
MINNEAPOLIS — Jung Ho-Kang is enjoying the spotlight in the major leagues and showing the Pittsburgh Pirates just what they hoped when they brought him over from South Korea.
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Professional Hockey | July 29, 2015
Penguins deal Sutter to Canucks
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among of his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 29, 2015
Bell’s suspension gets cut by game
PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 29, 2015
Steelers ready to take next step
LATROBE — Antonio Brown didn’t miss so much as a meeting.
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Professional Baseball | July 29, 2015
MLB ROUNDUP
Rookie powers Mets by Padres
NEW YORK — Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie’s latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 28, 2015
High standards
LATROBE, Pa. — Todd Haley came up with the number. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see any reason to argue.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 28, 2015
Wallace ready for fresh start
MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 28, 2015
A-Rod celebrates turning 40 with homer
ARLINGTON, Texas — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 28, 2015
Cardinals break ground
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
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Professional Basketball | July 28, 2015
Celtics acquire forward
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday.
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Professional Football | July 28, 2015
Manziel sits 2nd on depth chart
BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel had an uneventful summer, but his improved behavior hasn’t changed his position on Cleveland’s depth chart.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 27, 2015
Steelers celebrate 50 years at SVC
LATROBE — The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St. Vincent College with a special celebration commemorating their 50th anniversary at the small school an hour southeast of Pittsburgh.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 27, 2015
Cole train on tracks
PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco got Gerrit Cole on track, and the ace right-hander took over from there.
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Professional Baseball | July 27, 2015
Festive ceremony honors 4 inductees
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 27, 2015
Day in the spotlight
OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open — at David Hearn’s expense.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | July 27, 2015
Busch picks up elusive Indy win
INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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