Steelers ball helping charity
In commemoration of the 75th season of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nikco Sports has produced a limited edition football.
The 75th Pittsburgh Steelers Anniversary Football will cost $99 with $7.50 of that fee being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The 5,000 footballs come with a certificate of authenticity and can be purchased two ways: By calling 1-800-345-2868 or by visiting www.nikcosport.
Local cable adds NFL Network
Atlantic Broadband announced in a press release Friday that it will carry the full NFL Network schedule, giving fans access to eight exclusive late-season NFL games.
Atlantic Broadband will air the network’s games beginning with the Nov. 22 Indianapolis-Atlanta matchup and including the Steelers’ Dec. 20 game with St. Louis.
The NFL Network will be available to digital service subscribers.
UPJ blanks Point Park
Sophomore forward Chrissy Burnsworth netted two goals and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Paha made three saves to lead the Pitt-Johnstown women’s soccer team to its third consecutive shutout victory.
This time UPJ dealt visiting Point Park University a 2-0 loss Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-0.
Burnsworth netted her first goal and got the Lady Cats on the scoreboard in the 35th minute off of a corner kick.
Lauren Penn took the corner kick that bounced Alicia Zack onto Burnsworth’s foot, who beat Point Park goalkeeper Emily Temalewski.
Ten minutes later, Burnsworth scored unnassisted from a rebound off of a blocked shot to give UPJ a lead it did not relinquish.
Paha, who earned her second shutout, improved to 3-0 after facing seven shots and making three saves.
The Lady Cats outshot the Pioneers 31-7 for the match, including a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.
UPJ will host Shepherd (W.Va.) University in a WVIAC conference match on Wednesday at 4 p.m., before traveling to the University of Findlay (Ohio) Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
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Pirates rally to keep sweep
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.
AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing
Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.
Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.
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Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Polanco, hitting just .133 in his previous 11 games, smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put Pittsburgh in front for good.
ACC schools get optimism from stability
Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.
It’s where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too – sort of – and nobody else is leaving.
Martella’s sweeps past Delweld
A six-run rally in the first helped guide Martella’s Pharmacy to an 8-1 win over Delweld in Game 3 of their best-of-5 AAABA League semifinal series at Point Stadium, sweeping the series in the process.
That rally also continued season-long trends for the clubs, according to their respective managers.
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