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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Max Talbot: Long Way from Lifting the Cup But He's Still Playing

Max Talbot: Long Way from Lifting the Cup But He's Still Playing

The game’s asking a lot from Talbot these days, but Talbot’s a hockey lifer and he’s still willing to give what’s required.

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March Madness: Does Your Bracket Look Like Mike's?

March Madness: Does Your Bracket Look Like Mike's?

Sports blogger Mike Prisuta's brackets have more than a few upsets, including a stunner that will have some local fans booking last minute flights to Houston.

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Pirates 2016: In Clint They Trust

Pirates 2016: In Clint They Trust

A team that doesn't spend enough money to achieve its goals is blessed with a manager who may take them to the promised land anyway.

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Pens Did What They Could/Should Have at Trade Deadline

Pens Did What They Could/Should Have at Trade Deadline

Between the lack of assets to trade in the first place, salary-cap complications and an apparent need to bolster the defense that became glaring once Ben Lovejoy got hurt, there wasn’t much General Manager Jim Rutherford was going to accomplish.

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Steelers' Heath Miller: ‘As Unselfish As They Get’

Steelers' Heath Miller: ‘As Unselfish As They Get’

For the best tight end in franchise history, there’s dignity in his decision to walk away despite having gas left in the tank.

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Why March Madness will be More Maddening than Ever

Why March Madness will be More Maddening than Ever

This might even be the year when filling out the brackets based on mascots and color schemes is potentially as legitimate a method of selection as any other handicapping tool.

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Super Bowl Predictions: Can I Have That One Back?

Super Bowl Predictions: Can I Have That One Back?

Denver's upset win over Carolina -- predicted by hardly anyone (including yours truly) -- should be interpreted as good news for Steelers' fans.

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It's Simple This Time, Super Bowl 50 Won't Even be Close

It's Simple This Time, Super Bowl 50 Won't Even be Close

The Panthers are going to get to the Broncos eventually. When that happens, Peyton Manning is going to be forced to throw it. And once that happens, it’s going to get ugly.

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Desperate for Momentum - Have Pittsburgh Penguins Found It?

Desperate for Momentum - Have Pittsburgh Penguins Found It?

Fans have reason to be optimistic despite a season that's included the firing of a head coach and his successor losing his first four games.

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Despite Playoff Exit, Arrow Pointing Up for Steelers in Offseason

Despite Playoff Exit, Arrow Pointing Up for Steelers in Offseason

The reaction after the loss to Denver was decidedly different than other season-ending defeats.

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Hot Reads

Dig In: The Next Wave of Pizza in Pittsburgh

Dig In: The Next Wave of Pizza in Pittsburgh

Now is the time to be eating pizza in Pittsburgh. Pizza makers are crafting pies in a variety of styles from New York to Old World. We round up our nine favorite destinations.
Can Anthony Hamlet Fix Pittsburgh Public Schools?

Can Anthony Hamlet Fix Pittsburgh Public Schools?

The superintendent, and former NFL player, is using a new school of thought to change legacy problems.
5 Pittsburgh Craft Distilleries Earning a Place on the Shelf

5 Pittsburgh Craft Distilleries Earning a Place on the Shelf

Uncovering the hidden gems of western Pennsylvania’s craft spirit world.
Pittsburgh's Most Popular Employee is Furry and Four-Footed

Pittsburgh's Most Popular Employee is Furry and Four-Footed

River O'Malley may not be making any major policy decisions, but his presence in the Pittsburgh City-County Building as the city's official canine ambassador is a delight to those who do.
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Peters Township Native Wins Silver Medal in Speed Skating

Peters Township Native Wins Silver Medal in Speed Skating

After swine flu kept him from competing in Sochi in 2014, short track speed skater John-Henry Krueger finally won a spot on the podium at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

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Where's the Flu Bug Biting Hardest? There's an App for That

Where's the Flu Bug Biting Hardest? There's an App for That

The Doctors Report Illness Tracker has the scoop on germ hotspots all over the region and beyond.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
First Look: Poulet Bleu in Lawrenceville

First Look: Poulet Bleu in Lawrenceville

PM dining critic Hal B. Klein takes a look at the new Richard DeShantz restaurant ... and he has the scoop on what's next from the energetic restaurateur.

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Avenue B is Closing

Avenue B is Closing

The Shadyside restaurant ends its 8-plus year run in a few weeks.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Sweet Ideas: Our Favorites for Valentine's Day

Sweet Ideas: Our Favorites for Valentine's Day

Where to eat, where to go, what to buy –– some of our favorites to make your Valentine's celebration memorable.

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5 Best Ways to Go Beyond Regular Recycling

5 Best Ways to Go Beyond Regular Recycling

Recycling your cans is great. Recycling your couch is better.

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After Dark Hall of Fame: Stage AE

After Dark Hall of Fame: Stage AE

The North Shore concert hotspot is the latest inductee in the After Dark Hall of Fame.

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Five Essential February Events in Pittsburgh

Five Essential February Events in Pittsburgh

Pajama cinema, laser-aided indie rock, Pittsburgh punks and more February activities.

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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
The Quest is No Less Recognizable Even if Team USA Is Not

The Quest is No Less Recognizable Even if Team USA Is Not

They’re still playing hockey at the Winter Olympics, but without NHL players. Which means the guys doing the playing are relative nobodies. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Steelers Headed in Wrong Direction on The Stairway to Seven

Steelers Headed in Wrong Direction on The Stairway to Seven

A year ago at this juncture, the Steelers could legitimately perceive the Patriots as the only team standing between them and yet another championship. Now, a lot more more than just one team is in the way.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Black Panther is Marvel's Best Film

Black Panther is Marvel's Best Film

Reviews of "Black Panther" and "Early Man," plus local movie news and notes.

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At Last, We're Freed from Fifty Shades

At Last, We're Freed from Fifty Shades

Reviews of "Fifty Shades Freed" and "The Cloverfield Paradox," plus local movie news and notes.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Cookie Table Contest: And the Winner Is ...

Cookie Table Contest: And the Winner Is ...

We introduce the winner and the runners up for our biannual cookie table contest.

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This Pittsburgh Couple Got Lucky in Love

This Pittsburgh Couple Got Lucky in Love

Lea Guarino and Richard Blatz channeled their casino meeting into their wedding theme.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Great Mews: 68 Townhouses Underway for Lawrenceville

Great Mews: 68 Townhouses Underway for Lawrenceville

Located on the site of former Hanlon-Gregory Steel galvanizing plant, Mews on Butler should have its first townhomes ready for occupancy by fall.

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Purple Reign: Decorating with Ultra Violet

Purple Reign: Decorating with Ultra Violet

Local interior designers detail how to incorporate Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year into your home.

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