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Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) puts the ball in the air against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Rams won, 38-31, with Goff throwing for 465 yards and five touchdowns. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2018

We’re at a crucial crossroads of America’s three major sports, with the NFL entering midseason form while the MLB playoffs and NBA preseason get underway. The Pitt News staff leaves none of these stones unturned as we take a look at storylines from the past week.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during Super Bowl LII as the Philadelphia Eagles Beau Allen (94) applies pressure Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

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...

Column: J.J. Redick is one for the NBA record books

The Philadelphia 76ers' J.J. Redick celebrates after getting fouled on a 3-pointer by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second quarter of a preseason game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 4, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Every so often in professional sports, a special athlete comes along who is single-handedly able to elevate their team’s performance to elite ranks. These once-in-a-generation talents carry their teams to the playoffs year in and year out through sheer individual willpower and exceptional abilit...

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel threw at University of San Diego’s Pro Day March 22. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

March 23, 2018

As professional sports seasons begin to wrap up, questions remain — who will win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award? How will the Golden Knights fare in the NHL postseason? Will Johnny Manziel get arrested again? The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of the best in sports ...

Take Five: Mets, mock drafts, Mark Cuban

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban yells toward the referees during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Dallas.  (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

February 22, 2018

With the NBA and NHL seasons passing their midway point and the MLB season on the brink, there are plenty of stories to sift through for fans of all interests. The Pitt News sports staff is here to round up the best ones of the week. Put Me in Coach Tim Tebow is a former professional quarterback with...

The NBA’s injury problem is overblown

The Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball (2) trips up the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis at Madison Square Garden in New York Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The Knicks won, 113-109, in overtime. (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News/TNS)

By Cale Berger | For the Pitt News

February 15, 2018

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was set to make his team debut opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season. He had just signed a four-year, $128 million contract during the off-season, joining forces with Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in an attempt to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. ...

Take five: Trades, tanks and take-backs

The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) fights for a loose ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

February 8, 2018

Remember in elementary school when you would beg your friends to trade what with was in your lunchbox? We can all identify, and apparently so can every coach, owner and player in professional sports this week. Between hour-long hires and trading between sports, The Pitt News has you covered in thi...

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 ...

After season abroad, Patterson striving to stick with Hawks

By Jasper Willson / Senior Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

During his one season abroad, Lamar Patterson never talked about hanging around Europe for another campaign. He was going to come home to America to play and stay for good. Last season, the former Pitt basketball player spent his rookie professional season playing for Tofaş Bursa, a top-level Turk...

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