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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Drugs case against Gold Coast Titans' Beau Falloon is weak, says lawyer

  • ‘No case against Falloon,’ says one of Queensland’s top lawyers
  • Falloon one of seven current and former Titans charged

The lawyer for Gold Coast Titans hooker Beau Falloon, one of the Titans players embroiled in the NRL’s cocaine scandal says the case against his client is non-existent.

Chris Nyst, one of Queensland’s top lawyers has written to the Department of Prosecutions and Gold Coast CEO Graham Annesley, calling the case weak.

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last updated: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:41:53 EST

Chelsea claims first silverware of English season
Chelsea claimed the first silverware of the English domestic season and Jose Mourinho's first trophy of his second spell in charge with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Sunday.

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MCG slashes the cost of pie and chips
SPORTS fans are in for a feast this year with the MCG winding back the clock 10 years on food and drink prices. So how much will you save?

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Heat's Bosh out for season with blood clots
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss at least the remainder of the season after developing blood clots on one of his lungs, the team announced Saturday.

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PNC Park Updates
The Pirates announced a few changes to PNC Park for the upcoming season, creating some additional space for fans that aren’t in their seats. Pirates unveil enhancements to PNC Park including new Leftfield Terraces and Porch area READ: http://t.co/5srpLBMStQ pic.twitter.com/qqURvue2bP — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) February 23, 2015 This sort of adds on to a side […]

The Pirates announced a few changes to PNC Park for the upcoming season, creating some additional space for fans that aren’t in their seats.

This sort of adds on to a side porch that was already there, which is nice, but the Pirates say it will be sold to individual groups on a game-by-game basis. It looks like a better (and smaller) option for groups than “The Deck” under the jumbotron, but I assume it’ll be quite expensive to reserve.

With more and more sellouts and the league’s smallest seating capacity, it makes plenty of sense to add standing room areas with a view wherever it’s possible, and this is a great spot for that. The only issue is that the standing fans could block the view of the field from inside the Hall of Fame Club, but you didn’t really have much of a view in there unless you were sitting right at the window. If you want a live view of the action, you probably won’t be in there during play anyway (and if you are, there are tons of TV’s).

Now this is cool. The LF corner behind the bleachers has already become sort of a standing/gathering spot for many, and this should enhance that. Probably about half of the ballpark “traffic” passes by this point so there should be no shortage of people in the area, even though the view isn’t too great (not too sure what they mean by the “updated sightlines”). The bar and TV’s look great in the rendering and will spice up a previously dead area at the bottom of the rotunda.

I don’t really understand the appeal of this one myself, but at the same time I acknowledge there are some people (unlike myself) that will spend money on a ticket…to spend more money on overpriced alcohol….while not getting any view at all of the game. As long as that’s true, which I guess it is, this new bar will work out just fine. It’s located in the upper deck behind the plate and easily becomes the most unique concession on that level.

The Pirates are also making some additions to their offices in the PNC Park administration building.

The full release with all the details is here. Overall, these seem like sensible additions. Communal space for meeting up/hanging out/drinking seems to be growing in popularity around all sorts of venues these days, and PNC has lacked that somewhat.

If it were up to me, the one biggest change the park needs is wider concourses on the lower bowl level, especially between third base and the LF corner. I understand that there isn’t much (or any) space to expand, but some of the temporary food and merchandise stands could easily be moved to the areas that jut out, by the stairways and the restroom exits. That extra space to walk could help people avoid getting stuck in the concourse for several minutes. Just my $0.02.

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