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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

Take 5: Blue Jays, MLB relegation and NBA expansion

By The Pitt News Staff April 2, 2021
Back for another Take 5, sports writers at The Pitt News discuss hot topics from MLB Opening Day to the NCAA tournament’s gender inequity controversy.
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts a pass during a game against the Washington Football Team at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on December 7, 2020.

Take 5: Brady, Big Ben and Backyard Brawl

By The Pitt News Staff February 26, 2021
Is it time for Ben Roethlisberger to hang it up? Is Tom Brady the Michael Jordan of football? Hear the takes our writers have been dying to spew in this week’s edition of Take 5:
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field on a cart after being injured on a tackle by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 11.

Take 5: Shady, Soccer, Superteams

By The Pitt News Staff November 6, 2020
Does LeSean McCoy deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame? Could James Harden fit on the 76ers? Our staff answers these questions and more in a new edition of Take 5.
Lionel Messi requested to leave FC Barcelona this past week after 20 years with the club.

Take 5: Yankees, Sixers seek redemption; Phillies, Rockets aim higher

By The Pitt News Staff August 31, 2020
The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and Major League Baseball’s contenders are entering the home stretch as they jockey for postseason position, meaning our staff has plenty of material for the latest edition of Take 5.
Kansas' David McCormack (33) is held back by teammate Isaiah Moss during a brawl following a game against rival Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday. Kansas won, 81-60.

Take 5: Super Bowl, Boston, Brawling

By TPN Staff January 24, 2020
Who’s to blame for the brawl in Kansas? Why are both Super Bowl participants cursed? And just how many Celtics should make the NBA All-Star game?
Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Take 5: Warriors, Wiggins, Winning

By TPN Staff November 1, 2019
The sports staff takes a look at several of the storylines permeating through the sports world right now, including the downfall of the Warriors’ dynasty and an NBA player who could make a sneaky bet for Most Improved.
The Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz (20) soars above Cleveland Cavaliers defenders for a thunderous slam dunk at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Magic won, 94-85.

Take 5: Baylor, banking, Booth Jr.

By TPN Staff October 25, 2019
The sports staff breaks down two emerging storylines from the NBA’s opening week, while also adding to the conversation regarding college football and the World Series.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) walks off the field after defeating the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game at TIAA Bank Field, Thursday, Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars won 20-7.

Take 5: Minshew, Murray, Minnesota

By TPN Staff October 10, 2019
The Pitt News Sports staff discusses a couple young quarterbacks proving their chops in the NFL — as well as a seasoned veteran making a serious case for league MVP — in this week’s Take 5
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

Take 5: NBA, NFL overstepping players’ boundaries

By TPN Staff September 27, 2019
The TPN sports staff voices its displeasure with ownership in both the NFL and NBA, and also weighs in on the underachieving Baker Mayfield and Michigan football team.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches as the offensive coordinator talks with backup QB Mason Rudolph on Sunday.

Take 5: Fitzpatrick, Fury, Futility

By TPN Staff September 19, 2019
In this week’s column, our staff weighs in on a couple Pittsburgh-related storylines — one hopeful, one bleak — and also shines a light on the incredible career of heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.
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