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Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.
April 15, 2019
Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.

WrestleMania ends on feel-good note, sets up fresh future feuds

Becky Lynch at a WWE NXT event in 2015.
April 9, 2019
In its most off-brand move of the decade, WWE gave its fans three baby face, feel-good winners for its top titles in both men’s and women’s divisions on Sunday at WrestleMania 35.

Weekend Sports: Baseball takes three in Kissimmee

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.
March 4, 2019
In a busy weekend for Pitt athletics, the baseball team stood out among the competition with three wins in four games at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

Kofi Kingston, pictured here at the September 2016 WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, was a last minute addition to the Elimination Chamber.
February 18, 2019
WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

Wrestler Becky Lynch began wrestling for WWE in 2013.
January 28, 2019
Even with a separate women’s Royal Rumble, there still isn’t equal opportunity for women in professional wrestling.

Pitt gymnasts embrace team environment

One of the major differences between college and club gymnastics is that in college gymnastics, gymnasts compete for a team rather than individually.
January 16, 2019
Most members of Pitt gymnastics spent their club careers striving for individual recognition and achievement. Now, they relish in being able to accomplish goals as a team.

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

Becky Lynch (right) fights Ruby Riot at WWE Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8.
November 19, 2018
In a controversial match, Charlotte Flair was ultimately disqualified from the WWE's Survivor Series and Ronda Rousey snatched the belt.

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

Ronda Rousey celebrates after a confrontation with Stephanie McMahon in April.
October 28, 2018
WWE’s first all-women pay-per-view — properly dubbed “Evolution” to signify the transformation from divas from superstars — was a success, highlighted by Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s electric Last Woman Standing match.

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

Charlotte Flair (right) kicks Bayley during WrestleMania 33 on April 2, 2017, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
October 7, 2018
The way the WWE has cast the Charlotte Flair - Becky Lynch feud doesn’t make sense to the multi-talented women involved in it.
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