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Frazier homers, Pirates beat Cubs 6-1 for 3-game sweep

By SARAH TROTTO, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a while, the Pittsbrugh Pirates enjoyed their visit to Wrigley Field. Adam Frazier hit a clinching home run as the Pirates scored six times in the final two innings to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Sunday for a three-game ...

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies

The Associated Press Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, one of the NFL’s most influential and popular executives, has died. He was 84. Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said Rooney died Thursday. No further details were immediately available. Rooney took over operation of the team ...

Ex-Penn State president guilty on one count of child endangerment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe ...

Pittsburgh hires Heather Lyke as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heather Lyke spent nearly four years overhauling the athletic department at Eastern Michigan, aggressively courting donors and generating buzz for a program that lacked plenty of both. The results were startling on the field and off. The football team shook off decades of ...

Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont’a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017. Davis played three-plus ...

Penn State reveals plans to renovate iconic Beaver Stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State plans to overhaul 23 athletic facilities, including its football stadium, though renovations to the program’s iconic facility won’t begin for at least five years. Once completed, the 106,572-seat, nearly six-decade-old Beaver Stadium could include a ...

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators admitted Monday to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, pleading guilty more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a ...

Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith

Carson Wentz gets to throw to a pair of accomplished receivers next season. The Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a one-year deal with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, a few hours after giving wideout Torrey Smith a three-year deal on Thursday. Jeffery was considered the top receiver available in ...

Michigan St beats Penn State 78-51 in Big Ten Tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t matter that Michigan State had no momentum, or that the Spartans were playing a team that beat them soundly in January. This was the Big Ten Tournament, when the past usually doesn’t matter and Michigan State is almost always at its best. Miles Bridges and ...

Watson embracing closer’s role with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — From the moment Tony Watson first stepped onto a big league mound for a regular-season game, he’s felt the trust and faith of his manager. A couple of poor outings late last season aren’t going to change that. Midway through his first spring training as ...