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From Sun staff reports | December 21, 2012
Pittsburgh defeated Mount St.Mary's in women's basketball, 67-49, Thursday night. Jessie Kaufman paced the visiting Mount (4-5) with 11points and six rebounds. Jacqueline Brewer had nine points and Selina Mann added eight points. Asia Logan fueled the Panthers (7-4) with 26 points, and Brianna Kiesel contributed 23. Pittsburgh started strong and pulled away in the second half for its sixth win against the Mountaineers. Early in the game, Logan scored 14 of the Panthers' first 26points for a 26-8 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Orioles announced Friday that right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet, who was designated for assignment off the 40-man roster Saturday to make room for infielder Alexi Casilla, has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Guilmet, acquired in a minor league trade with the Cleveland Indians in April, was shuttled between the major leagues and Triple-A Norfolk frequently this season, making 10 appearances with the Orioles and 40 for the Tides. He allowed six earned runs and eight hits in 10 1/3 innings in the majors.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | September 20, 2009
Pittsburgh has already been highlighted this year and once should be enough. But we can't ignore that the Steel City will be the center of a global gathering for this week's meeting of the G-20; representatives of countries from Argentina to Turkey, along with the requisite protesters, will converge here for a two-day economic summit beginning Thursday. What should they do in their spare time? Here are five places that show Pittsburgh's worldly appeal. 1 David L. Lawrence Convention Center : Pittsburgh's commitment to conservation was one of the reasons it was named host of the G-20 summit.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their instant analysis of the Ravens' 26-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 at M&T Bank Stadium. Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: It wasn't pretty or exciting, but it was certainly effective. The Ravens' 26-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers is probably a snapshot of how the Ravens should play going forward. Stick with the running game. Limit the tough throws that Joe Flacco has to make down the field. Force turnovers on the defensive end. The Ravens made very little mistakes in their domination of the Steelers, and that's a real credit to John Harbaugh and his coaching staff.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but in this space this year, we will provide a look ahead, rather than back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what coach Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to look for as the Terps get ready to play Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center on Monday night.
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By Jim Coleman and Jim Coleman,Knight Ridder / Tribune | January 27, 2002
Q. How does a chef know when a piece of meat is properly "Pittsburgh"? Can I do this at home? A. You do not have to be a chef to burn a piece of meat and set off the smoke alarm, which is what you will be doing if you are "Pittsburghing" a steak. It's interesting how terms for the same type of food are different in various parts of the country. If you were to travel down South, say to New Orleans, you would see "blackened steak" on the menu. On your return trip, you'd be offered "Pittsburgh" steak.
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By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | October 10, 2006
It wasn't long ago that Pittsburgh's largest bank, PNC Financial Services Group, was considered a takeover target during rampant industry consolidation. Now its name is replacing a Baltimore institution. PNC's proposed $6 billion purchase of Baltimore's Mercantile Bankshares Corp. would make it the nation's 11th largest in terms of deposits and 16th in terms of assets, with more than 1,000 branches from Ohio to Washington. Those rankings were widely touted by business leaders back home yesterday, who say the bank has played a key role in the Pittsburgh's revitalization, underwriting arts and educational programs and investing in downtown real estate.
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By Mark Guidera | July 7, 1991
If you ask Maribeth Rizzuto, the trash recycling coordinator for thecity of Pittsburgh, why the city's recycling program has such a highcompliance, she sums up the reason this way: "The program is very simple."And it's that thought that Harford County government administrators have tried to keep in mind in drafting a plan to get Harfordresidents to sort recyclables out of their trash for pickup. They'vemodeled their proposal, in part, on the highly successful Pittsburghprogram.But simplicity isn't all of the magic in the Pittsburgh program.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | March 7, 1991
Once in love with soccer, always in love with soccer, says Bernie Mullin, the former Pittsburgh Pirates vice president who resigned last summer to pursue a Major Soccer League franchise for the city."
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By SUSAN REIMER | February 28, 2006
Those of us in the column-writing business are accustomed (well, almost) to the reactions our comments generate from readers, and we get to be pretty good at predicting which of our opinions will light up the board. But sometimes we are so wrong about the public's interests that we'd be better off selling newspapers than writing for them. For instance: On Super Bowl Sunday, I wrote what I thought was a sweet, sweet Valentine to my hometown, Pittsburgh, which happened to have a football team in the big game that day. I expected the same response from my readers that the column generated in me: I was weeping sentimental tears by the time I finished writing it. And, recently, I wrote a column about abortion in which I welcomed a revisiting of Roe v. Wade, not because I oppose abortion, but because I thought it might force this country to come to honest terms with alternatives.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The Ravens' already thin secondary was tested Thursday night when cornerback Asa Jackson suffered a second-quarter concussion and joined inactive cornerback Lardarius Webb on the sideline. Jackson's departure left the team with two active cornerbacks, but one was 2011 first-round pick Jimmy Smith, who locked down Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown and helped hold Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger without a touchdown for the first time in 30 games. “It was an unusual matchup, something I've never really done before in my career, even in college or high school, no matter what - just being a bigger guy on such a small, fast guy like [Brown]
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup. Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation that sends young cancer patients and those who've survived the disease to soccer events around the world. Willinger, who grew up in Highlandtown, started the fund after he was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer in 2007.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Before Orioles slugger Chris Davis left for PNC Park on Tuesday, he made a proclamation to his wife. Davis was giving himself a mulligan for the first seven weeks of the season. “I told Jill, I'm just going to start over. I'm going to start the season over today,” Davis said. “And that's kind of what I did.” After striking out in the first and hitting a single in the fourth, Davis' 2014 officially began again with a flourish -- three home runs in his next three at-bats against three different pitchers as the Orioles battered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, before an announced 22,787.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
And on the fourth day, the Orioles played. They won, watched it rain, and then they won again at nearly 1 a.m. with a walkoff homer by Matt Wieters in the 10th inning. After a scheduled day off Monday, followed by consecutive rainouts Tuesday and Wednesday - the first time they've been postponed consecutively since 2004, and the first time it has happened at Camden Yards since 2000 - the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally played on what was supposed to be a mutual day off Thursday.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
The Ravens' 8-8 record last year, and the third-place schedule that comes with it for the 2014 season, could have been an advantage over division rivals Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.    Upon Wednesday night's release of the 2014 schedule , it appears some of those advantages have been mitigated.   Cincinnati's schedule is similar to the Ravens', save for two opponents, but the Ravens' and Steelers' schedules are essentially flipped. If the Ravens travel to a non-divisional opponent in the two crossover divisions, the AFC South and NFC South, the Steelers get them at home.
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Mike Preston | April 1, 2014
With a lot of local attention over the weekend focused on running back Ray Rice's recent indictment on a charge of aggravated assault and Opening Day for the Orioles, some big news went unnoticed. The Ravens didn't sign running back LeGarrette Blount - and the Pittsburgh Steelers did. The two-year deal, which is reportedly worth $3.85 million, leaves the Ravens with a big hole and also means they'll have to face a new two-headed monster in Pittsburgh with Blount and Le'Veon Bell.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | December 24, 2006
Wouldn't it be nice if we could all hold hands around the television and sing Christmas carols while the Ravens make like Riverdance on the fleeting playoff hopes of the Pittsburgh Steelers? Can't think of a better way to spend Christmas Eve, but I fear that the Steelers will not be in a giving mood today at Heinz Field. While everything else is decked out in red and green, they're going to send our playoff heroes home black and blue. I wish it weren't so, but I can't let my personal feelings get in the way of an objective evaluation of a matchup that has postseason significance for both teams, but is a desperation game for the defending Super Bowl champions.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1996
TEMPE, Ariz. -- There was more to the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss in Super Bowl XXX than quarterback Neil O'Donnell.The Steelers were a team that played with jitters early and found themselves with a 10-point deficit by the end of the first quarter. They couldn't capitalize on scoring opportunities and waited too late to open up their offense.The Steelers still outplayed the Dallas Cowboys last night, but could not overcome O'Donnell, the X-factor, in their 27-17 loss. O'Donnell was streaky again yesterday.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The competition for the reserve catcher role may not be the most compelling story in spring training for the Orioles, but it was very much on display in Monday's 7-6 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Steve Clevenger got the hot-hitting Orioles offense started in the second inning with a leadoff home run, and Johnny Monell entered later and delivered the game-winning single in the eighth to give the Orioles their seventh straight Grapefruit League victory.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to Indianapolis was diverted to Pittsburgh Saturday morning after the pilot announced that a pane of glass in the cockpit had developed a crack, an airline spokesman confirmed. Southwest flight 849 left BWI around 10:45 a.m. and landed in Pittsburgh an hour later, shortly after the pilot's announcement. The flight was originally scheduled to leave at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Indianapolis at 12:05 p.m. The crew announced that the plane's 64 passengers would be moved to another plane because of the "mechanical" problem.
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