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Pens Dominate Ducks 6-4 In Johnston’s Debut

NHL MVP Sidney Crosby scored twice and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

10/09/2014

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Steelers D Comes Up Big In 17-9 Win Over Jaguars

A week after a late-game debacle on defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they can finish.

10/05/2014

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Pirates’ Season Ends With Crushing 8-0 Loss To Giants In Wild Card Game

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

10/01/2014

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Crosby Makes Preseason Debut, Pens Blank Wings 2-0

Sidney Crosby made his exhibition debut in Pittsburgh’s final preseason game, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to lead the Penguins past the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Wednesday night.

10/01/2014

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Steelers Stunned In 27-24 Last-Second Loss To Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from woeful to winners in 10 days.

09/28/2014

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Pirates Fall 4-1 In Regular Season Finale, Giving Cards NL Central Title

The Pirates couldn’t stop Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card.

09/28/2014

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Kapanen, Ebbett Score, Pens Beat Blue Jackets 2-1

Kasperi Kapanen and Andrew Ebbett scored in the first period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday in an exhibition game.

09/27/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 1: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after striking out in the third inning during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two of a doubleheader on May 1, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pirates Lose To Reds 10-6, Hurt Title Chances

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday.

09/27/2014

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Pirates Stay Hot With 3-1 Win Over Reds

Travis Snider and Andrew McCutchen hit consecutive run-scoring doubles in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Friday night to keep the pressure on NL Central-leading St. Louis.

09/26/2014

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Pirates Rip Braves 10-1, Cut Cards’ Lead To 1 game

Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

09/25/2014

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Sutter Scores In OT, Penguins Beat Wild 3-2

Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

09/25/2014

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Pirates Stumble In NL Central Race, Braves Win 6-2

Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh’s only runs, and the Pirates stumbled in their chase for the NL Central title, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/24/2014

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Blue Jackets Make 42 Saves In Shutout Of Penguins

Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

09/23/2014

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Pirates Clinch Playoff Spot, Beat Braves 3-2

Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
The Pirates’ win combined with Milwaukee’s loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card. The Pirates wrapped up their berth exactly one year after clinching a place in the 2013 playoffs.

09/23/2014

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Red Wings Edge Penguins 2-1 In Exhibition Game

Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night.

09/22/2014

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