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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

Pens Look Back and Ahead to Cap ‘Summer of Stan’

The puck drops for the opening of training camp on Friday, and once that happens the Penguins must transition from “champions” into “defending champions.”

Steelers’ Defense Is Creating a New Identity

When a team blitzes as infrequently as the Steelers did against the Redskins –– you have to start wondering if the Blitzburgh tradition is one the Steelers are interested in upholding.

​Evolution a Bigger Deal for Steelers Than Opening Night

The Steelers can and should get better as the 2016 season progresses, as they did in 2015 despite obstacles that included the use of three quarterbacks and four kickers.
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Pirates

A Clear Head, A Cannon for an Arm

After his first taste of big-league ball, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow is ready for his close-up.

Pirates' New First Baseman: ‘Never Give An At-Bat Away’

Pirates leadoff hitter John Jaso is ready for the challenges that come with a new team and a new position.

Why ‘That’s Amore’ is The Perfect Walk-Up Song for Cervelli

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli has become loved by fans and teammates alike — and the feeling is mutual.

Aggressive and Adaptable: Pirates' All-Star Gerrit Cole

Entering into the final weeks of the 2015 regular season, pitcher Gerrit Cole has emerged as the Pirates’ ace.
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More Sports

Pitt vs Penn State: Resumption of Hostilities

After an extended hiatus, the storied rivalry between the Pitt Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions returns in September to Heinz Field.

Pride of McKeesport: WNBA Star Swin Cash

During her final season of professional basketball, Cash remains ferocious on the court and selfless everywhere else.

U.S. Open at Oakmont: Will The Town Finally Be a Player?

The U.S. Open is returning to Oakmont — and unlike previous tournaments, this one could make the community a vital part of the action.
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Steelers

Chuck Noll: A Man for All Seasons

Two years after Chuck Noll’s death, University of Pittsburgh Press prepares to publish the first definitive biography of the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach. Pittsburgh Magazine is proud to share an interview with author Michael MacCambridge and an exclusive excerpt of “Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work,” scheduled for release in October.

Why Steelers Chose Keith Butler to Succeed Dick LeBeau

The new defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers is already proving that he's up to the task of replacing perhaps the most beloved coach in team history.

Pittsburgh Steeler Le'Veon Bell Has Record-Book Ambitions

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t merely want to win in 2015. He wants to set marks few NFL players have reached.
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Penguins

Chris Kunitz: The Penguins' Unassuming Hitmaker

Chris Kunitz wants to dish out a couple hundred more hits, play a couple hundred more games and win a couple more Cups.

Penguins' Ben Lovejoy Says His HBO Days Are Over

After a stint with the Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy returns to the team as an effective and tenacious player.

Family's Extraordinary Support Puts Rookie in the NHL

Daniel Sprong, the Penguins’ rookie winger, has made quite a journey for an 18-year-old.

Bill Guerin on Hockey, Family, The Stanley Cup & Crosby

Penguins Assistant General Manager Bill Guerin and his family have adopted Pittsburgh as their home as he embarks on his second career — helping the team he once assisted in a Stanley Cup win to succeed again.

Gotta See: Sidney Crosby Joins NHL Rivals for Unforgettable Sledge Hockey Game

Gatorade unveiled the video as part of a new commercial campaign during the world junior championship.

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The 412

Watch: Tributes and More For Golfing Great Arnold Palmer

The golf icon from Latrobe, Pa. died Sunday of complications from heart problems.

9 Things to Know About The North Park Water Tower

Thanks to Rick Sebak, we have some rare pictures of the view from the top.

Oscar-Winning Actor Chosen to Portray Andy Warhol in Biopic

The movie is the first non-documentary to focus solely on the pop artist’s life.

How to Build a Playground in Pittsburgh in Less Than a Day

The state-of-the-art playspace is expected to keep more than 100 children entertained.

Funny: Sofia Vergara Describes Life with Steelers-Fanatic Hubby

Joe Manganiello's wife told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” that she's learned to accept his Steelers' obsession but also admits “in the beginning it was kinda weird.”

Why Steelers Chose Christmas for New Uniform Reveal

It will be the first time the Steelers have worn all black uniforms.
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