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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.
A Life Well Lived: Dan Rooney's Humility and Humanity

A Life Well Lived: Dan Rooney's Humility and Humanity

Delivering the Homily at Rooney's funeral, Cardinal Donald Wuerl acknowledged a longstanding Rooney philosophical belief: “You can get anything done if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

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The Unknown Should be Embraced in the Chase for the Cup

The Unknown Should be Embraced in the Chase for the Cup

At some point, maybe a couple of times, the Pens are going to have to benefit from something that few if anyone anticipated, from something it would have been impossible for Mike Sullivan and his coaches to script.

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Pens Send Blue Jackets a Message That Resonates

Pens Send Blue Jackets a Message That Resonates

The Penguins’ ability Tuesday night to score gritty goals against the Blue Jackets is a development that will have an impact in both locker rooms.

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Penguins Uncertain About More Than Just Their Goalie

Penguins Uncertain About More Than Just Their Goalie

The Penguins’ inability to simplify their game of late has complicated things considerably.

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Steelers’ Philosophy Back on Display After Hightower Flirtation

Steelers’ Philosophy Back on Display After Hightower Flirtation

Even as they entertained Dont’a Hightower for nearly seven hours during a free-agent recruiting trip to the South Side, the Steelers never lost sight of who they are or what they’re all about.

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Madness That Captivates On The Way to One Shining Moment

Madness That Captivates On The Way to One Shining Moment

The NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is a happening that captures the imagination of the hard-core and the casual fan, seemingly from coast to coast, no matter who’s making a run and who’s inexplicably gone bust.

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Bucs’ Sorting-Out Process Will Extend Well Beyond Bradenton

Bucs’ Sorting-Out Process Will Extend Well Beyond Bradenton

Many unresolved issues surround the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, and they won’t be sorted out by the time the team heads north in a few weeks. However, the Bucs have the potential to make it an interesting summer.

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Pens Didn’t Get ‘The’ Defenseman, But They Got What They Needed

Pens Didn’t Get ‘The’ Defenseman, But They Got What They Needed

Assuming everyone’s healthy again by mid-April, the Penguins will be eight deep along the blueline heading into the this season’s playoffs.

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Dave Hanson and the Enduring Legacy of Slap Shot

Dave Hanson and the Enduring Legacy of Slap Shot

The Hanson Brothers and other stars of the classic hockey film will return to Johnstown this weekend for a 40th anniversary celebration.

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Love Affair Between Pittsburgh & Keisel is a Two-Way Street

Love Affair Between Pittsburgh & Keisel is a Two-Way Street

Where else but Pittsburgh would a football player, two years removed from his playing days, be able to raise about $85,000 in one night for the staging of an event that involves the gathering of a crowd to watch a man shave?

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Sunrise, Sunset: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Second Act

Sunrise, Sunset: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Second Act

The curtain is closing this month on the historical Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland, but it will rise again when Point Park University this fall unveils its new theater Downtown, a space with a history of its own.
A Matter of Pride: Delta Foundation's Struggles with Success

A Matter of Pride: Delta Foundation's Struggles with Success

Within the span of 10 years, the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh has brought the city’s annual Pride festival to previously unimaginable heights. That growth, however, has left some members of the community behind — and unhappy.
Best Restaurants 2018

Best Restaurants 2018

This year we recommend 40 establishments as our region's top restaurants.For the second year in a row, we categorize the restaurants in All-Arounders, Killer Casual, Fancy Night Out and Classic Pittsburgh to help you find whatever suits your mood.
Chef of the Year: Jamilka Borges

Chef of the Year: Jamilka Borges

Jamilka Borges, executive chef of Independent Brewing Company and Hidden Harbor, raises the bar with her dedication to volunteerism as well as her culinary prowess.
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Popular Peter's Pub Announces Final “Last Call”

Popular Peter's Pub Announces Final “Last Call”

The owners of the Oakland Avenue bar announced on Facebook they have decided to retire -- but are planning one last “hoorah.”

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Looking for a Royal Wedding Watch Party in Pittsburgh?

Looking for a Royal Wedding Watch Party in Pittsburgh?

With the ceremony just hours away, several watch parties and live screenings of the nuptials have already sold out. But we found a few more places in Pittsburgh still taking guests whose invitations got lost in the mail.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
An Inclusive Community Breaks the Ramadan Fast at Salem's Market & Grill

An Inclusive Community Breaks the Ramadan Fast at Salem's Market & Grill

The Strip District restaurant draws a diverse community to its nightly ifṭār buffet.

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Filmmaker David Bernabo Looks Beyond The Menu

Filmmaker David Bernabo Looks Beyond The Menu

He examines the visible yet unseen labor in the service industry with his documentary, "Eating & Working & Eating & Working."

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Best Places to Introduce Children to the Performing Arts

Best Places to Introduce Children to the Performing Arts

When you see a show at one of these organizations, you may enjoy it as much as the children.

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The 4 Best Sports to Try This Spring in Pittsburgh

The 4 Best Sports to Try This Spring in Pittsburgh

Looking to switch up your physical activity now that it finally feels like spring? We found four sports you can play locally that you may never have considered.

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Take a Tricky Trip To Mars at Escape Room 51

Take a Tricky Trip To Mars at Escape Room 51

The new escape room in Pleasant Hills is a great game for newer players.

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Phipps Summer Show is Bizarre and Essential

Phipps Summer Show is Bizarre and Essential

At "Gardens of Sound and Motion," Phipps offers giants, living sculptures and more oddities.

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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.
Surprising Pirates Proving to be an Acquired Taste This Season

Surprising Pirates Proving to be an Acquired Taste This Season

For the time being, at least, fans continue to send owner Bob Nutting a message wrapped in apathy.

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Penguins’ Epitaph: So Close and Yet So Far Away

Penguins’ Epitaph: So Close and Yet So Far Away

To win the Stanley Cup Championship you have to be good, but you also have to be lucky. The Penguins weren’t enough of either this time.

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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: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

The 400-Word Review: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

The careful documentary is a valuable document of the pontiff's philosophy. As of a film, there are issues.

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The 400-Word Review: Deadpool 2

The 400-Word Review: Deadpool 2

Can the sequel to the lightning-in-a-bottle superhero hit live up to its predecessor?

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
He Recovers from Stroke to Officiate Granddaughter's Wedding

He Recovers from Stroke to Officiate Granddaughter's Wedding

It was always Ashley Watkins’ dream to have her grandfather perform her wedding ceremony — but a serious illness almost got in the way.

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Puppy Love Leads to Happily Ever After

Puppy Love Leads to Happily Ever After

This groom-to-be took advantage of a photo shoot with the couple’s pup to get down on one knee — and have the big moment captured on film.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Get Creative: Pittsburgh Podcast Inspires 'Girl Bosses'

Get Creative: Pittsburgh Podcast Inspires 'Girl Bosses'

Thinking about starting a creative business but don't know where to start? From photography to interior design, Gamechangers, the new podcast from local textile designer Savannah Hayes, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the design industry from the female perspective.

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Highland Park House Tour Features Architectural Stunners

Highland Park House Tour Features Architectural Stunners

Included on this year’s tour is a 22-room Gilded Age mansion restored to perfection.

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