2-minute Drill: Pirates Activate Marte from IL


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  • The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Starling Marte from the injured list, just in time for him to start in center field and bat second Tuesday night at the Texas Rangers.
  • A federal judge threw out former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s misdemeanor child-endangerment conviction on Tuesday, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a jail sentence.
  • Sutton Smith played football at Northern Illinois like he was a Summa Cum Laude student trying to graduate after only a handful of semesters.
  • One day after being named by USA Gymnastics to the newly created position of director of sports medicine and science, Edward Nyman has been released by the organization, the latest in a series of hiring missteps by the national governing body of the sport, which has been reeling since the sexual assault scandal involving disgraced Team USA doctor Larry Nassar.
  • It raised eyebrows when the Pittsburgh Steelers ignored safety with all nine of their draft picks and signed only one in the undrafted free agent market.

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