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 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.
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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Pirates make no deals as trade deadline passes

Despite entering Thursday’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.


 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.



 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) warms up with the team during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., on Thursday.

Wheaton ready to step into Steelers' limelight

Teammates confident second-year pro Markus Wheaton can live up to being Steelers No. 2 WR this season.



 Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak shouts out instructions during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers will sample the art of cut blocking

Outside zone-blocking scheme is back, but Steelers offensive linemen won’t do it in practice very often.



 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau instructs safety Robert Golden on Sunday at training camp in Latrobe.

Golden opportunity for Steelers safety

Safety Robert Golden wants to play a bigger role for the Steelers after starring for two seasons on special teams.

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  •  Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski drops back to pass during workouts Thursday afternoon at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

    Steelers notebook: Backup role for Gradkowski not so easy

    Bruce Gradkowski’s role as Steelers backup QB is a lot tougher than most people think.



     Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin looks up field during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

    Versatility a key to rising above the crowd for Steelers' Garvin

    With a plethora of linebackers on the roster, versatility plays a key role for Terrence Garvin to stand out from the bunch.



    Local auto racing: Nitro Jam beckons jet drag teams

    International Hot Rod Association to put on event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park.



     West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan-Puskar Stadium.

    West Virginia notebook: Kicking off preseason camp

    The Mountaineers opened preseason camp with a 'good first day,' according to coach Dana Holgorsen.



    District Fishing Report: 8.1.14

    A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.


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    Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.

    Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

    Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.



    The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

    Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

    The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

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    Spaling, 25, had 13 goals, 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season.


     


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    Pirates give up 3 homers in loss to Diamondbacks

    Arizona’s Andy Marte hit the tie-breaking homer for the Diamondbacks in what would become a 7-4 Pirates loss.



    Bob Smizik: No-deal Neal!

    Despite a multitude of needs, the Pirates apparently have not made a deal at the non-waiver trading deadline, which was 4 p.m. today.


     


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    Far putt on 18th nets win at Pennsylvania Amateur

    John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.



    West Xtra: Montour teacher from West View shows his class on links

    West View resident Trent Karlik, a Montour graduate and current teacher, is having a productive summer on the golf course.


     

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    Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. and Bring Back the Mile will host the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Friday in Downtown.



    West Xtra: Beaver County Legion champ Blackhawk ends season in Region 6 semifinals

    Blackhawk finished another standout American Legion baseball season with a Beaver County championship.


     

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