Stories by Will Graves

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Braves end five-game skid

PITTSBURGH - Atlanta's Alex Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and Jace Peterson hit his third homer for the Braves as they ended a season-high, five-game losing streak with a 2-1 ...
By Will Graves

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pirates hand Braves fifth loss in a row

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates ripped off five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta.Braves on Saturday night.
By Will Graves

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pirates edge Braves

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
By Will Graves

Monday, May 18, 2015

Stem cells still uncharted territory in sports

Blame it on a lack of study and still-evolving knowledge about what stem cells can and can't do. Blame hype that typically accompanies every new method that attempts to quicken recovery from ...
By Will Graves

Friday, April 10, 2015

Steelers' Polamalu retiring

Troy Polamalu, an eight-time Pro Bowler and 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring after 12 seasons, telling the only team he's ever played for that it's time for the next phase of his ...
By Will Graves

Monday, April 6, 2015

Penguins coach searching for answers

Wins are not coming nearly fast enough to stanch Pittsburgh's perilous slide through the Eastern Conference standings.
By Will Graves

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Notre Dame rolls past Wichita State

Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and third-seeded Notre Dame blitzed the Shockers in the second half of a surprisingly easy 81-70 victory Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal.
By Will Graves

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Notre Dame advances in overtime

PITTSBURGH - Jerian Grant scored 16 points, including the clinching layup with 18 seconds left in overtime, and third-seeded Notre Dame edged Butler 67-64 on Saturday night.
By Will Graves

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Steelers, Ravens renew rivarly

One of the NFL's true blood feuds in the playoffs is renewed Saturday when the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) play host to the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) in the wild-card round.
By Will Graves

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Steelers offensive line has kept Roethlisberger' upright this season

The days of the Pittsburgh Steelers having a patchwork offensive line ended this season.
By Will Graves

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Steelers beat Bengals to win AFC North

PITTSBURGH - Antonio Brown returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and added a clinching 63-yard scoring grab with 2:50 to go in the Steelers’ 27-17 victory.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Steelers release running back LeBarrette Blount

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount.
By Will Graves

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Steelers finding groove behind Roethlisberger

PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger rolled to his left, lobbed one last rainbow on a record-setting night and sent a message in the process.
By Will Graves

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Jackets romp past mistake-prone Panthers

PITTSBURGH - Broderick Snoddy ran for 82 yards and three touchdowns and Georgia Tech took advantage of six Pittsburgh turnovers in a 56-28 win on Saturday.
By Will Graves

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Panthers, Jackets tangle in key ACC Coastal game

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh can bring the jumbled ACC Coastal Division into slightly better focus on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Or the Yellow Jackets can snap a two-game losing streak.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Steelers might turn to new faces

PITTSBURGH - Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't have the patience or the roster depth to make sweeping changes, but there might be some new faces.
By Will Graves

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Slam, ex-Jacket help Giants cruise

PITTSBURGH - Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam and former Augusta GreenJacket Madison Bumgarner turned in a complete-game gem as the San Francisco Giants romped to an 8-0 victory over the ...
By Will Graves

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Suisham's winner lifts Steelers over Browns

PITTSBURGH - Shaun Suisham drilled a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Upton, Braves spoil McCutchen's return

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3.
By Will Graves

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ex-Steeler Coach Noll dies

PITTSBURGH -- Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82.
By Will Graves
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Rep. Sims won't run again

State Rep. Barbara Sims said today she will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives, but will serve the remainder of her 2016 term. The announcement was made in a news release ...
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