Stories by Will Graves

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Cubs blank Pirates in NL wild-card game

PITTSBURGH - Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

NL wild-card rivals have followed same path

Two years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were baseball's new darlings. This year, the role is played by the Chicago Cubs
By Will Graves

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Vick gets another chance with Steelers

PITTSBURGH - Michael Vick's faith never wavered.
By Will Graves

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Mikulak wins 3rd men's gymnastics title

Sam Mikulak felt his hands slip off the high bar and knew trouble was coming. A split second later the best male gymnast in America found himself face down on the mat. What better time for a ...
By Will Graves

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

'Bus' heads class inducted into hall

CANTON, Ohio - The humbled men in gold jackets were unmistakable. So were the unending seas of yellow Terrible Towels there to greet them.
By Will Graves

Hall of Fame Game likely to be short on star-power

CANTON, Ohio - The guys in the gold jackets roaming the sideline during Sunday night's Hall of Fame game will be the latest member of the NFL's Who's Who. The guys on the field will be more Who's ...
By Will Graves

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Diverse eight-man group to enter football hall

The diverse eight-man group Jerome Bettis headlines entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame represents the value of patience.
By Will Graves

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gymnastics star Douglas is back on the beam

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas insists her return to competition isn't a comeback at all.
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
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