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Take 5: This is March

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

By Staff

March 7, 2019

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) dives for a touchdown over Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jamie Collins (51) in the second quarter on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018

TPN’s weekly hot takes are here a little earlier this week, but it doesn’t stop our staff from voicing their opinions on pro-sports. From the city’s own Riverhounds to the Lakers’ Lebron James, our staffs takes will surely keep you in the loop with what is going on in the sports world.

Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday, June 3, in Oakland, CA. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

The Golden State Warriors followed up their thrilling overtime victory in game one of the NBA Finals with a more dominant result in game two Sunday night, trouncing the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103 with help from a record-setting performance by two-time MVP point guard Stephen Curry. The basket se...

Take 5: Kiper, Cavs and Kardashians

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson, left, scores against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in the fourth quarter Jan. 20 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 20, 2018

With finals week quickly approaching, you may have been too busy studying to keep up with the world of sports. No worries — The Pitt News staff has you covered with the most savvy, significant and scandalous sports stories from this week. Keeping up with Khloe and Tristan The Cleveland Cavali...

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James on the court against the Miami Heat in Miami March 27. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 6, 2018

There are just two weeks left in the semester and classes are winding down at Pitt. The same can’t be said for news in the sports world. The Pitt News staff is back with a weekly roundup of this week’s best. More of the same Are the Houston Rockets leading the West? Yes. Have the Cleveland Caval...

Take 5: Harden, hot dogs, home runs

The Houston Rockets’ James Harden celebrates a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

March 29, 2018

Oakland has been buzzing about the hiring of a new head basketball coach — our lord and savior Jeff Capel. But while the Pitt community has been busy celebrating the arrival of a new king, the rest of the sports world has continued to make headlines. The Pitt News staff is back to round up some of the...

Take Five: Fuller, Federer, Free agents

J.D. Martinez had a remarkable season, hitting 45 home runs in only 119 games, including 29 in 62 games after being traded from the Tigers to the Diamondbacks. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

February 2, 2018

The Super Bowl may be the biggest event happening in sports this week, but it’s not the only thing going on. The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of this week’s sports headlines … OK, and one Super Bowl take. Click here for last week's takes. Show Me the Money Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in two weeks, and ther...

Take Five: coordinators, ‘Cutch, Cavaliers

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen shown on Aug. 26, 2015, at Marlins Park in Miami. The center fielder was traded to the Giants on Monday. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

January 18, 2018

The nonstop news cycle of the modern world keeps churning out more headlines than anyone can keep up with. That’s why The Pitt News sports desk is back for a second week in a row with five takes on five stories from this past week of sports news. Click here to see last week's five takes. One Down, One to Go Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have officially parted ways with off...

COLUMN: Two-team league makes NBA unwatchable

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is currently dominating the NBA Playoffs, averaging 28.6 points and 5.6 assists per game. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 23, 2017

Over the last few years, the NBA has developed a clear hierarchy — and it’s badly hurting the league’s appeal. Heading into the 2016-17 regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors were the two teams everybody expected in the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers were the reigning ...

NBA 2016-17 season preview: James against the world

LeBron James won his third NBA championship and third NBA Finals MVP in historic fashion. (TNS)

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

It’s hard to remember a season where so many NBA teams have seemingly so little hope for a championship. Which is why the prevailing thought Tuesday night at the onset of the 2016-17 NBA season might be: “The Warriors are going to win, so why bother?” On paper, there are essentially only two ...

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