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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed relief pitcher and former Lewiston resident Kevin Siegrist to a minor-league contract with an invite to big league camp. After four years with the St. Louis Cardinals,  Siegrist struggled last year in Philadelphia with a 1-1 record, one save and a 4.81 ERA in 46 outings, while dealing with disabled list stints for forearm tendinitis an…

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At first glance, you might think all the fuss around the Bisons' WCC Race (that's Wing, Cheese and Celery) speaks to one of those classic goofy minor-league promotions. With the buildup to Celery's final race Wednesday night growing all season, the characters in Buffalo's nightly mascot race have taken over from Buster Bison – or any of the players – as the most popular fi…

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was working the crowd full of kids Sunday night in Williamsport, Pa., and had to know MLB hit a home run. The Little League Classic was about far more than the Pirates and Cardinals playing an official game in a heavily renovated Class A ballpark. It was a daylong celebration of the game the big-league guys played as kids and the scenes ever…

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Boston fans can go to the New England Sports Museum inside the halls of TD Garden, home of the Celtics and Bruins. The facility is celebrating its 40th year and has an annual budget of $1.4 million. In Pittsburgh, you can relive the glory of Roberto Clemente, the Steel Curtain, Mario Lemieux or high school football at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. The Green…