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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.
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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Despite Win, Saturday Was Not Steelers' Finest Hour

Despite Win, Saturday Was Not Steelers' Finest Hour

There remains plenty from Saturday night for the Steelers to be embarrassed about, despite their having survived and advanced.

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Steelers' Fortunes May Rest on One Struggling Wide Receiver

Steelers' Fortunes May Rest on One Struggling Wide Receiver

Martavis Bryant is just a piece of the puzzle, but the way this team is constructed, he’s a critical piece.

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It's Up to Players, Not Mike Sullivan, to Solve Penguins' Woes

It's Up to Players, Not Mike Sullivan, to Solve Penguins' Woes

Sullivan is the latest summoned to step in and attempt to coach a team that’s comprised of players who perceive themselves as better than they actually are, a team that’s short on leadership, accountability and discipline, and one that lacks self-starters.

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Best of the 'Burgh 2018: Readers' Choice Poll Results

Best of the 'Burgh 2018: Readers' Choice Poll Results

Diners, food trucks, dive bars and more. Here's the most popular stuff in town.
Restaurant Review: The Twisted Frenchman is an Ambitious Endeavor

Restaurant Review: The Twisted Frenchman is an Ambitious Endeavor

Andrew Garbarino moved his fine-dining restaurant into a multimillion-dollar new home. Does it live up to its new digs?
Vietnam Vets – The Warriors No One Wanted to Thank

Vietnam Vets – The Warriors No One Wanted to Thank

When veterans returned from Vietnam, they didn't often hear the phrase “Thank you for your service.” But now, Pittsburgh veterans think people are learning to separate the war from the warrior.
Sadie's Tree: A Plea for Kindness in Memory of a Bullied Teen

Sadie's Tree: A Plea for Kindness in Memory of a Bullied Teen

In an obituary read round the world, the family of Bedford, Pa., teen Sadie Riggs called out those who had bullied her and pleaded for people to be kind to one another. A year after Sadie’s death, lessons remain to be learned from her suicide.
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They Prayed to Our Lady of the Roller Coaster

They Prayed to Our Lady of the Roller Coaster

Two local priests –– riding the Phantom's Revenge to promote Catholic Day at Kennywood –– create a viral video. Along the way they deliver a most unusual sermon.

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Local Brewery Resolves Trademark Dispute With Sass

Local Brewery Resolves Trademark Dispute With Sass

After Pitt ordered Voodoo Brewery to stop production of its "H2P American IPA," the company relaunched the beer under a new name.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me

What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me

Reflecting on the loss of a person so many of us admired.

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Northeast Kitchen Brings Northeastern Chinese Cuisine to Pittsburgh

Northeast Kitchen Brings Northeastern Chinese Cuisine to Pittsburgh

Chef You Shan Pei comes to Pittsburgh after cooking in Flushing, N.Y. restaurants for 18 years.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The Five Best Spots to Get Pittsburgh-Themed Merchandise

The Five Best Spots to Get Pittsburgh-Themed Merchandise

Looking to show off your Pittsburgh love? Get your favorite city printed on basically anything at these local shops.

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7 Best Pittsburgh-Area Places You Should Try for Doughnuts

7 Best Pittsburgh-Area Places You Should Try for Doughnuts

When you're craving the real deal, these local spots consistently churn out the very best.

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The Other Moving Documentary About a Curious Pittsburgher

The Other Moving Documentary About a Curious Pittsburgher

In "Will Work For Views," the video artist and musician Weird Paul is a little bit Dr. Demento and a little bit Mister Rogers.

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Man, There's a Lot Going on at Zone 28

Man, There's a Lot Going on at Zone 28

The relaunched entertainment complex in Harmarville is casting a wide net, with some success.

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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.
Pirates Can Be Show Stoppers if They Follow Brault's Lead

Pirates Can Be Show Stoppers if They Follow Brault's Lead

A Broadway musical about the life and times of the Pittsburgh Pirates? The idea might not be as farfetched as you think.

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Olczyk Embraces Awareness, Understanding to Fight Cancer

Olczyk Embraces Awareness, Understanding to Fight Cancer

Olczyk found out last August, in the wake of a six-hour surgery that removed 14 inches of his colon and “a tumor the size of my fist,” the severity of what he was suddenly confronting.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The 400-Word Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The fifth "Jurassic Park" film is fun. Empty, somewhat disappointing fun.

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The 400-Word Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

The 400-Word Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

The documentary about Fred Rogers' work and philosophy inspires even more wonder about the television legend who called Pittsburgh home.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Toppers That Take the Cake

Toppers That Take the Cake

Over the traditional bride and groom standing on top of your cake? Try some of these different ideas for cake toppers.

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Couple Shares Photo Spotlight With Four-Legged Friends

Couple Shares Photo Spotlight With Four-Legged Friends

This Pittsburgh couple is using their engagement photos to raise awareness about one of their most passionate causes.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
PPG Paints Unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

PPG Paints Unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

Paying homage to the restorative power of nature, this deep green shade is one to watch in the coming year. Here’s how to use it on your walls.

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Five Pittsburgh-Based Etsy Shops You Need to Know About

Five Pittsburgh-Based Etsy Shops You Need to Know About

From furniture to wall art and beyond, these local makers created one-of-a-kind pieces for your home or office.

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