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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.
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 Inspiring Power of Shazier’s Hope

The Inspiring Power of Shazier’s Hope

Ryan Shazier appeared at the Steelers’ South Side facility today to confirm that he has no intention of leaving the game behind.

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Oh Say Can You See Why the NFL Doesn’t Get It?

Oh Say Can You See Why the NFL Doesn’t Get It?

The issue of players kneeling during the national anthem is front and center again due to the NFL’s zest to please everyone, including any and all potential paying customers.

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Here We Go? Steelers Have More Than a New England Issue This Time

Here We Go? Steelers Have More Than a New England Issue This Time

At this time last year the Steelers perceived themselves, and rightfully so, as a team that was a mere win over the Patriots away from returning to the Super Bowl. This year, the focus is elsewhere.

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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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Resilient Caps an Unfamiliar Postseason Foe for Pens

Resilient Caps an Unfamiliar Postseason Foe for Pens

This time, the Capitals aren’t in the process of blowing it. This time, they’re on the verge of taking control.

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Avalanche of Info. Shouldn’t Confuse Steelers’ Draft Aspirations

Avalanche of Info. Shouldn’t Confuse Steelers’ Draft Aspirations

The Steelers could choose a Hercules, a bouncer or a guy with a big butt that he can “anchor,” but can any of them catch a javelin?

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Patriot Games Can’t Diminish Harrison’s Place in Steelers History

Patriot Games Can’t Diminish Harrison’s Place in Steelers History

James Harrison intimidated opposing players in a way not seen since the days of Jack Lambert and Mean Joe Greene.

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Penguins Seeking 3-Peat With The Swagger of a Champion

Penguins Seeking 3-Peat With The Swagger of a Champion

The power play, star power and goaltending are among the primary weapons the Penguins have at their disposal in their quest for another championship. But so, too, is an unshakable belief they can hoist Lord Stanley's Cup three times in a row.

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Take Our Wellness Quiz

Take Our Wellness Quiz

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and exercising more can combat prediabetes and prehypertension. Take our Wellness Quiz to find out how you are doing.
The Potential of Prevention Against Chronic Diseases

The Potential of Prevention Against Chronic Diseases

America’s metabolism is broken, and doctors have a new strategy: diagnose patients before they become patients.
First Look: A Sculpture Garden Blooms at Hartwood Acres

First Look: A Sculpture Garden Blooms at Hartwood Acres

Pittsburgh Magazine shares what’s taking shape with the sculpture collection at Hartwood Acres.
Restaurant Review: Fairlane in Mt. Lebanon

Restaurant Review: Fairlane in Mt. Lebanon

Graham Foster and Lauren Zanardelli’s restaurant hits the right notes with a casual, thoughtful menu which includes a terrific hamburger and a stellar pickle plate.
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Watch: Pittsburgh Invites Visitors to Pull Up a Chair

Watch: Pittsburgh Invites Visitors to Pull Up a Chair

VisitPITTSBURGH unveils its new national marketing campaign designed to capture the welcoming spirit of Pittsburghers. Pull up a chair and take a look.

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The City's Free Grass Cutting Service is Back for Its Second Year

The City's Free Grass Cutting Service is Back for Its Second Year

There’s four different ways to apply — do you qualify?

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Cinderlands Warehouse Set to Open in Strip District

Cinderlands Warehouse Set to Open in Strip District

The brewery and restaurant, located in the Old Spaghetti Warehouse space, will hold more than 350 people.

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A Look at The Latest Restaurant Openings in Pittsburgh

A Look at The Latest Restaurant Openings in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh says hello to Alta Via, Leo. A Public House, a new Milk Shake Factory location and more.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
5 Best Spots to Hang Out with Your Dog

5 Best Spots to Hang Out with Your Dog

For those who can’t stand the idea of leaving their dogs home alone on a beautiful day, these dog-friendly stores, restaurants and bars in the Pittsburgh area welcome humans and canines alike.

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5 Races You (Yes, You) Can Run This Year

5 Races You (Yes, You) Can Run This Year

Even novice runners can work their way up to these fun and (mildly) challenging races.

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Downtown Pittsburgh Remains a Classic Rock Haven

Downtown Pittsburgh Remains a Classic Rock Haven

PM intern Amanda Myers recounts the radio-rock adventures that life as a Downtown student has made possible.

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Take Your Video-Game Habit Into the Real World at Rogue Laser Grounds

Take Your Video-Game Habit Into the Real World at Rogue Laser Grounds

The pop-up laser tag arena takes the mechanics of online video games into a undeniably cool setting.

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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.
Steelers’ Draft Should Start with a Devin, After That, Who Knows?

Steelers’ Draft Should Start with a Devin, After That, Who Knows?

Sifting through the prospects and trying to determine the significance of Batman suits, Hall-of-Fame relatives, The New Yorker and Whataburger is all a part of the annual challenge facing Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and company.

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Penguins’ Lament: ‘To an Extent We Beat Ourselves’

Penguins’ Lament: ‘To an Extent We Beat Ourselves’

The answer to a self-inflicted postseason sweep must begin with getting the players and their coach back on the same page regarding what’s required for survival in the playoffs.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Get Weird with Row House's Stop-Motion Animation Week

Get Weird with Row House's Stop-Motion Animation Week

A bizarre new release headlines a group that includes three Oscar nominees.

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The 400-Word Review: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

The 400-Word Review: Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

The latest chapter in the Hong Kong martial-arts franchise gets a Pittsburgh release.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Register for Pittsburgh-Made Wares for Your Wedding

Register for Pittsburgh-Made Wares for Your Wedding

Downtown shop PG&H will feature locally made bowties, jewelry and more in a bridal trunk show on Thursday.

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Details Shine in Metallic Hip-Hop Wedding

Details Shine in Metallic Hip-Hop Wedding

A graffiti-decorated cake, a sequined jacket for the groom and a violinist playing hip-hop covers wowed guests at this Strip District wedding.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Get the Scoop on Up-and-Coming Crafters at Show and Sell

Get the Scoop on Up-and-Coming Crafters at Show and Sell

Taking place at Construction Junction, the spring pop-up market from Handmade Arcade will feature 30 local makers selling home decor, clothing and art.

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Design Goes to the Dogs with BARKitecture

Design Goes to the Dogs with BARKitecture

Featuring innovative indoor animal shelters designed by local architects and artists going up for auction, the event at PerLora raises money for Animal Friends.

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