Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt Lands Tight End

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pitt Lands Tight End

Article excerpt

Pitt picked up yet another verbal commitment Saturday, pushing their total to 11 over the past eight days.

The latest player to give his verbal pledge to Paul Chryst and the Panthers was tight end Brian O'Neill of Wilmington, Del.

O'Neill is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, and chose Pitt over offers from Tulane, Old Dominion, Youngstown State and William & Mary. His commitment gives the Panthers 12 for their 2014 class.

TRACK AND FIELD

Tyson Gay showed no signs of fatigue after winning the 100 meters, comfortably advancing out of his opening heat of the 200 at U.S. track championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Gay was in control the whole way as he won his heat in 20.14 seconds, the third-fastest overall time on a hot afternoon. He was back on the track hours after holding off Justin Gatlin for the 100 title. Isiah Young had the fastest time in the first round of the 200, finishing in 20.09. Wallace Spearmon, one of the 200 favorites, also advanced. Sprinter Lauryn Williams of Rochester walked off the track carrying her spikes after failing to move on in the 200 meters.

TENNIS

American qualifier Jamie Hampton's remarkable run at Eastbourne, England, ended in defeat against of Russia in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up. Vesnina won, 6-2, 6-1, denying Hampton's bid to become the first American woman to take the title since Chanda Rubin beat Conchita Martinez in 2003.

* Simona Halep of Romania made it two titles in two weeks, beating Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-2, in a rain-interrupted final at the Topshelf Open grass-court tournament in Rosmalen, Netherlands. The match was delayed for 75 minutes.

SOCCER

Neymar scored his third goal in three matches and Fred added two others as Brazil defeated Italy, 4-2, to finish on top in Group A of the Confederations Cup in Salvador, Brazil. Substitute defender Dante opened the scoring from close range in first-half injury time, but Italy tied it with Emanuele Giaccherini's goal in a breakaway in the 51st. …

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