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Professional Baseball | March 28, 2017
Pirates looking for relief through playing
PITTSBURGH — Considering the way the last six months have gone for the Pittsburgh Pirates, simply playing meaningful games should provide a measure of relief.
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Professional Golf | March 28, 2017
Day remains uncertain of Masters status as mother continues battling cancer
AVONDALE, La. — PGA Tour star Jason Day expects to arrive in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but said he could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week.
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Professional Football | March 28, 2017
Raiders approved for Vegas
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team.
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Professional Baseball | March 28, 2017
Pirate homers top Twins, 4-1
Andrew McCutchen launched a two-run homer, his first of the spring, and Adam Frazier added a solo shot as part of a three-run first for Pittsburgh in a 4-1 Grapefruit League win over Minnesota.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | March 27, 2017
Flyers refuse to stay grounded
PITTSBURGH — The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to balance desperation and cool heads as they make a last-gasp, late-season run at a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Professional Football | March 27, 2017
Raiders likely to get NFL’s OK for Vegas move
PHOENIX — Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval today to relocate to Las Vegas .
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | March 27, 2017
Larson adds to points lead
FONTANA, Calif. — A blistering first in qualifying. A surprising first in the Xfinity Series race.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | March 27, 2017
Clearly No. 1
AUSTIN, Texas — Dustin Johnson has been around long enough to realize he’s not going to win every golf tournament he plays.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | March 25, 2017
Islanders clip Penguins in shootout
PITTSBURGH — Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders’ run to the playoffs.
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Professional Golf | March 25, 2017
A day of dominance, survival at Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas — Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the Dell Technologies Match Play. For three straight days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never let anyone get close to them in advancing out of their groups to the knockout stage.
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Professional Hockey | March 25, 2017
Hockey pros may not go to Olympics
CHICAGO — The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.
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Professional Baseball | March 25, 2017
Pirates’ Kang denied visa to enter country
BRADENTON, Fla. — According to an unconfirmed South Korean report, Jung Ho Kang has been denied a visa to enter the United States after a DUI conviction, his third, resulted in a suspended sentence.
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Professional Hockey | March 24, 2017
Pens bested on road
OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators got a big win, but lost a player in the process.
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Professional Football | March 24, 2017
NFL considering proposed changes
NEW YORK — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’ challenges and what can be reviewed by officials.
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Professional Baseball | March 24, 2017
Bucs’ Kang likely out of 2017 opener
FORT MYERS, Fla. —Asked about whether it is reasonable to rule out Jung Ho Kang for Opening Day, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said, “We’re pretty much there.”
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | March 23, 2017
Backhand working for Sid
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ever since his son was little, Troy Crosby tried to stress the importance of having a good backhand.
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Professional Baseball | March 23, 2017
USA captures WBC crown
LOS ANGELES — The eagle has landed on top.
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Professional Football | March 23, 2017
NFL wants faster pace
NEW YORK — For all those NFL fans longing for more action, fewer interruptions and a better flow to games, Commissioner Roger Goodell is with you.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | March 23, 2017
Pitt pro day another step for Conner
PITTSBURGH — James Conner long envisioned the day he would walk into the indoor practice facility the Pittsburgh Panthers share with the Pittsburgh Steelers and be welcomed by a sea of NFL scouts and coaches.
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Professional Baseball | March 23, 2017
WBC produced record crowds, positive future
LOS ANGELES — Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes troubled tournament to be a smashing success.
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Professional Golf | March 23, 2017
Day departs to join ailing mother
AUSTIN, Texas — Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.
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Professional Auto Racing | March 23, 2017
NASCAR suspends pair of crew chiefs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | March 23, 2017
Phillies’ 1980 Series champ skipper Green dead at 82
PHILADELPHIA — As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre.
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Professional Football | March 22, 2017
Alualu joining Steelers
PITTSBURGH — Tyson Alualu spent seven years in Jacksonville trying to help revive a struggling franchise while simultaneously trying to live up to his draft pedigree.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | March 22, 2017
Crosby scores 41st, loses 2 front teeth
BUFFALO, N.Y. — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn’t available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.
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Professional Baseball | March 22, 2017
USA finally in WBC finals
LOS ANGELES — Luke Gregerson’s final strike breezed past Nobuhiro Matsuda, and the rain-drenched American players celebrated on the field while a soaked crowd roared through the evening mist.
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Professional Baseball | March 22, 2017
Marte, Polanco back with Pirates
BRADENTON, Fla. — While bolting back toward the warning track Saturday night chasing the baseball Andrew McCutchen had just banged between him and center fielder Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco seethed. McCutchen’s late two-run double provided insurance in Team USA’s 6-3 quarterfinals win that eliminated the Dominican Republic from the World Baseball Classic.
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Professional Baseball | March 22, 2017
Bonds returns to Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds is back with the San Francisco Giants, just as the club had hoped.
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