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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

New York Yankees Gerrit Cole pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during Wednesday’s game in New York.

Take 5 | Gerrit Cole’s potential turnaround, NBA Playoffs and more

By The Pitt News Staff April 15, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at the Grizzlies’ NBA title chances, how Cale Makar is revolutionizing hockey and more. 
The Orlando Magics Nikola Vucevic (9) dunks over the New York Knicks Mario Hezonja, left, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, April 3. The Magic won, 114-100.

What are the odds: NBA Playoff weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer April 12, 2019
The Warriors are the favorite to win the NBA Finals at 1-2 odds, with the Bucks at 6-1 and the Houston Rockets right behind at 8-1.
The Minnesota Timberwolves Jeff Teague (0) drives against the San Antonio Spurs Patty Mills (8) during the second half on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Spurs won, 116-113.

NBA Playoff race set for photo finish

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor April 3, 2019
The NBA regular season is winding down, but much still remains to be determined as the final week of games begins.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James on the court against the Miami Heat in Miami March 27. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

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...

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)

COLUMN: Two-team league makes NBA unwatchable

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...

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