Stories 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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Penguins want to be strong in playoffs

The Penguins have been excellent in the regular season, and yet they are well aware the only thing that matters is what happens when they play host to upstart Columbus in the opening round of the ...
By Will Graves

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Kearney breezes through women's moguls qualifying

Gold medal favorite Hannah Kearney quest for an Olympic repeat started flawlessly Thursday easily topped qualifying in women's moguls.
By Will Graves

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Snowboarders Taylor, Arielle Gold follow different paths to Sochi

Snowboarders Taylor and Arielle Gold, of the United States, followed different paths to the Sochi Games.
By Will Graves

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Some college sports going under as budget belts tighten

Some collegiate sports, such as gymnastics and field hockey, are going under as athletics programs tighten their belts again.
By Will Graves

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Steelers' strength coming too late

The search for consistent, sustained high-level play continues to drive the Pittsburgh Steelers down season's stretch run with three games remaining.
By Will Graves

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

NFL fines Steelers coach $100,000

The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore's Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on ...
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Third-period surge propels Penguins

PITTSBURGH - Brian Gibbons converted a slick backhand pass from Evgeni Malkin for his first NHL goal at 3:56 of the third period, starting a late burst as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the weary ...
By Will Graves

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Penguins hold off Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins held off Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday and earned a measure of revenge in the process after being swept from the playoffs last spring by the Bruins.
By Will Graves

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Ward to compete in Ironman

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Georgia star Hines Ward is ready for what he calls the most difficult challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon.
By Will Graves

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Cardinals' Wacha brilliant again

PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha was brilliant again, taking a no-hit bid into 8th inning, and the Cardinals edged the Pirates 2-1 to send the NLDS to a decisive fifth game.
By Will Graves

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Pirates surge late to claim 2-1 series lead

PITTSBURGH - Pinch-runner Josh Harrison scored on Pedro Alvarez’s tiebreaking single Sunday, sending the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
By Will Graves

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Liriano big part of Pirates' season

Pitcher Francisco Liriano was once one of baseball's fastest rising pitching stars. Then he was derailed by injury. His return to prominence this season along with Pittsburgh has thrilled Pirates ...
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Pirates take NL wild-card game

PITTSBURGH — Russell Martin homered twice, Francisco Liriano was dominant for seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates roared past Cincinnati for a 6-2 victory in the NL wild-card game ...
By Will Graves

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Playoffs return to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh will play host to playoff baseball for the first time in 21 years Tuesday as the Pirates face the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card Game.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Steelers looking for a spark

The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the National Football League's proudest franchises, are sitting at 0-2 and desperate to make changes - any changes - that give them a better shot to win football games.
By Will Graves

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013

Mikulak dominates on way to men's gymnastics title

HARTFORD, Conn. — Sam Mikulak ran away with the U.S. men’s gymnastics championship Sunday, winning the all-around title with ease over Alex Naddour.
By Will Graves

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

Biles claims women's gymnastics title

HARTFORD, Conn. - Simone Biles won the U.S. women's gymnastics title Saturday night, edging Kyla Ross.
By Will Graves

Friday, Aug 16, 2013

Two-time NCAA champ takes U.S. gymnastics lead

HARTFORD, Conn. - Sam Mikulak sprinted to the lead at the U.S. men's gymnastics championships Friday night, riding a spectacular routine on pommel horse to close in on his first national title.
By Will Graves
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