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Pirates Must Focus Beyond Arrieta for Wildcard Win

The Pirates don’t have to beat Arrieta; they merely have to outlast him.

Vick Isn't Big Ben, But He's No Lost Cause

It was a football decision, the wisdom of which is about to be revealed.

Wildcard Game Starting Pitcher? Give the Ball to Cole

Clint Hurdle and the Pirates already know what they’d get from Cole in terms of demeanor in a one-game knockout.
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Working the Count

Steelers Offense Too Strong to Bet Against

Conditions look bleak for the black-and-gold, with unfortunate injuries and suspensions ruling the pre-season. Just remind yourself: In Ben We Trust.

Four Reasons the Pirates’ Best is Yet to Come

I'm clearing my calendar for October (and early November) — and you should, too.

Why Pittsburgh is the Perfect Place for the Summer Olympics

The 1992 Summer Games transformed Barcelona, Spain, in the eyes of the world; the Olympics could do the same for Pittsburgh.
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Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.

Loud & Proud: In the Booth with Voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Greg Brown knows anything is possible for his beloved Buccos. His career has had its share of surprise turns as well.

Pittsburghers Expect Results from Confident Gregory Polanco

Unlike previous top prospects, the Dominican-born outfielder joined the Pirates when they were playoff bound. This season, he knows he must find his place in the big leagues to help the team win a pennant.

Getting Better Over Time: PNC Park at 15

Adoration for PNC Park is near-universal. But would the park be the cherished baseball palace it is today if a few early proposals instead had become reality?
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More Sports

Belief and (Tough) Love Drive Pitt's New Football Coach

Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi is determined to make the Panthers believe in themselves and their program.

Bigger and Better Than Ever, Pittsburgh's Vintage Grand Prix

The annual Vintage Grand Prix charity event provides an automotive spectacle unmatched in North America.

On Par with Arnie, She is America's 'Queen of Golf'

The world of golf may have been slow to embrace women, but Sewickley amateur Carol Semple Thompson always has found her way into the club.
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Pittsburgh Steeler Le'Veon Bell Has Record-Book Ambitions

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t merely want to win in 2015. He wants to set marks few NFL players have reached.

Finally Home: How Pittsburgh Won Over Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu came to Pittsburgh craving the California sun. Nearly a dozen years later, he shares a rare glimpse of the relationships he developed here — with his God, the Steelers Nation and the city he and his family now call home. One thing is certain: he never wants to leave.

Ryan Shazier Can Get the Job Done

The new Steelers linebacker brings more than speed and athleticism with him to Heinz Field.
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Gotta See: Sidney Crosby Joins NHL Rivals for Unforgettable Sledge Hockey Game

Gatorade unveiled the video as part of a new commercial campaign during the world junior championship.

Penguins Profile: The Fearless Patric Hornqvist

The Penguin winger fits in easily with the team, thanks to his infectious personality and his mad dedication to confounding opposing goaltenders.

Mike Johnston’s Plan for Bringing the Cup Back to Pittsburgh

Via Nova Scotia, Australia, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Portland, the new Penguins coach arrives with championship expectations.

Why Can’t the NHL Stop Punching Itself in the Face?

Hockey’s unwritten code is hurting the league and its players.

9 Questions With Olli Maatta

Olli Maatta, the Penguins’ soft-spoken rookie defenseman, prefers to let his play on the ice do the talking.

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The 412

Vote Pittsburgh’s Jim Withers for CNN’s Hero of the Year 2015

Pittsburgh Mercy Health system's Dr. Jim Withers is one of ten finalists for CNN’s Hero of the year for his work with the homeless.

Foodies Get Ready: Alton Brown is Coming to Pittsburgh

The Food Network phenom will appear live at the Benedum Center in April, but if you want tickets, now is the time to act.

Pittsburgh is Among The Top Resilient Cities in The World

Standing alongside greats like Bangkok, London, and San Francisco, Pittsburgh joins the “A-Team” of strong and healthy cities.

Because a Pirates Fan Can't Watch This Enough

"I know that playing on the road can rattle you sometimes, but this is ridiculous!" – Announcer Ron Darling, Oct. 1, 2013.

Must See: Pirates' Mini-Mascot Rides to Edge of Space

Attached to a weather balloon, the Pirates Parrot action figure rose 18 miles above PNC Park with HD cameras recording the incredible view.

Ewan McGregor and Friends Hanging Out in Harmony

The actor is making his directorial debut shooting "American Pastoral."
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