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Take 5: Brown, Magic lead headlines for wrong reasons


By The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2019

Former Steelers wideout Antonio Brown drew the ire of Pittsburgh fans, fellow NFL players and the general public at large this past week with a controversial tweet at ex-teammate Juju Smith-Schuster.

New MLB rules may go too far

 (Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

We’ve all been at a baseball game that just never seems to end. There are nonstop pitching changes and tedious at-bats. By the seventh-inning stretch, everyone likely wants to go home. Major League Baseball has taken notice. The game times have slowly increased over the last two years after dropping...

Pirates 2017 season preview

Andrew McCutchen will not be patrolling center field for the Pirates this season, with the duties instead going to Gold Glove-winner Starling Marte. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

As spring training winds down and the calendar flips to April, sports fans across the country are coming to a welcome realization. Opening Day is almost upon us. The 2017 Major League Baseball season kicks off Sunday, April 2, with a three-game slate featuring the defending World Series champion Chica...

COLUMN: It’s not too early to start thinking about baseball

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Nov. 3, 2016 in Game 7 to win the World Series 8-7. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2017

As a football fan, I tuned in to watch all four of this weekend’s NFL playoff games. Despite the NFL’s assurances of excitement that bombarded me, courtesy of their enormous advertising machine, I could not help but walk away from the latest slate of games dissatisfied. This weekend featured a game with the larges...

Beware of Bumgarner: Lefty to lead San Francisco to 4th World Series title

Madison Bumgarner came out of the bullpen to pitch the San Francisco Giants to victory against the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Giants won, 3-2, to capture the Series title. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

It’s an even year, and that means it’s the San Francisco Giants’ turn to win the World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals swept the Pittsburgh Pirates on the final weekend of the regular season. That meant the Giants — who won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 — had to also sweep the ...

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