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Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.


 Pittsburgh Pirates Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch Friday against the Rockies at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Marte goes on DL with concussion

The Pirates placed the outfielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list due to a concussion he sustained Friday against the Rockies.



 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

Francisco Liriano, expected to be the ace this season but hampered instead by injury and inconsistency, showed how dominant he can be.



 Baseball commissioner Bud Selig talks with members of the media this afternoon at a news conference at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle, Bob Nutting laud Bud Selig

Bud Selig’s visit brought praise for his performance as MLB commissioner from Pirates owner Bob Nutting and manager Clint Hurdle.



 Jacques Martin, new Penguins senior adviser of operations.

New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

In his new role, former assistant coach Jacques Martin will monitor other teams, see how Penguins compare with competition.



Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

Some of the Dodgers biggest stars missed this series and it paid off the Pirates.



 Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.



WVU football adds future games against N.C. State

Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with N.C. State in 2018 and 2019.



PONY League World Series packs more punch

The PONY League World Series in Washington, Pa., will be introduce new media projects to allow for better in-game experiences for fans.



 Pittsburgh Riverhounds captain Richard Costanzo and teammates warm up before their inaugural game at the new Highmark Stadium last April against the Harrisburg City Islanders. A sellout crowd of almost 4,000 fans was in attendance.

Optimism vs. Reality is the real contest when small pro teams take the field

Sports franchises in leagues other than big 4 pro leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), mostly struggle; such teams here are no exception.


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    New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

    In his new role, former assistant coach Jacques Martin will monitor other teams, see how Penguins compare with competition.



    Trio of forward prospects impressive in Penguins scrimmage

    Troy Josephs, Matia Marcantuoni and Adam Payerl combined size, speed and offense to stand out at the Penguins development camp scrimmage.


     




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