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Pirates Get Late Break In Playoff Push, Top Bosox

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.

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Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox In 9-1 Win

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.

09/17/2014

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Morton Pitches Surging Pirates Over Red Sox 4-0

Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.

09/16/2014

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Baez Homers As Cubs Beat Pirates 6-4

Rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered, and the Chicago Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

09/13/2014

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Gerrit Cole Leads Surging Pirates Over Cubs 7-3

Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, NL batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.

09/12/2014

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Steelers Manage Just 2 Field Goals In Ugly 26-6 Loss To Ravens

Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night.

09/12/2014

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Liriano Fans 12 In Pirates’ 4-1 Win Over Phillies

Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 12 in eight dominant innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

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McCutchen Hits Inside-The-Park HR, Bucs Top Phils 6-3

Andrew McCutchen hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career and the Pittsburgh Pirates protected their lead in the NL wild-card race, beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Wednesday night.

09/10/2014

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Franco, Galvis Lead Phillies Past Pirates 4-3

Maikel Franco and Freddy Galvis showed the Philadelphia Phillies a glimpse of the future.

09/09/2014

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Locke Keeps Pirates In Wild-Card Hunt With 9 Ks

Starling Marte had turned toward a crowd of media at his locker when a passing teammate cracked a one-liner about the soft-spoken outfielder.

09/08/2014

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Suisham’s Winner Lifts Steelers Over Browns 30-27

Johnny Manziel’s time is coming. For now, the most famous backup quarterback in football is merely a student.

09/07/2014

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Trickett Leads West Virginia Over Towson 54-0

Clint Trickett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading West Virginia to a 54-0 win over Towson on Saturday night.

09/06/2014

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Pirates Get 2 Big Wins Against Cubs

Francisco Liriano struck out nine in six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Saturday for their second win of the day.

09/06/2014

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Conner Runs For 214 Yards, Pitt Beats BC 30-20

James Conner ran for 214 yards and a touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 30-20 victory over Boston College on Friday night in the first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the former Big East foes.

09/05/2014

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers at Century Link Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Five Things: Seahawks Trounce Packers In First Thursday Night Football Matchup

It’s easy to pencil the Seahawks as back-to-back Super Bowl champs after their 36-16 beat-down of the Packers last night. Or to think Green Bay is a shadow of the franchise that won it all in 2011 and hasn’t reached the conference championship since.

09/05/2014

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