Stories by Will Graves

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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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Montgomerie ready for senior debut

Four days after turning 50, Colin Montgomerie will tee it up in the Senior Players Championship, which starts Thursday.
By Will Graves

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ex-Greenbrier star gets no decision in big league debut

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Brandon Cumpton, a former Greenbrier and Georgia Tech standout, allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings and got a no decision in his major league debut on Saturday.
By Will Graves

Friday, May 31, 2013

Opposing goaltenders have had ups, downs

PITTSBURGH - The NHL's most unlikely postseason success story is nearly bald, his hairline an unwitting casualty to three decades spent hidden under a goaltender's mask.
By Will Graves

Friday, May 24, 2013

Penguins finish off Senators

PITTSBURGH - Eight playoff wins down, eight to go for Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
By Will Graves

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Georgia Bulldog Jones drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers took Georgia linebacker Jarivs Jones with the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
By Will Graves

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Home runs spark Braves

PITTSBURGH - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, one of four Atlanta homers in the game, as Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Thursday night.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pirates bucking convention in batting lineup

PITTSBURGH - Clint Hurdle understands he's breaking with baseball convention by moving slugger Garrett Jones to the second spot in the batting order.
By Will Graves

Friday, March 29, 2013

Penguins go all in for Stanley Cup

Over the span of four days, the Penguins acquired forwards Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow along with defenseman Doug Murray without touching the roster that has now ripped off 14 consecutive ...
By Will Graves
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