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Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

post-gazette.com nytimes.com Updated 2 hours ago
Charlie Morton is like most starting pitchers. He wants to finish his work. He wasn’t especially thrilled about leaving the game Monday night against the Miami Marlins after seven innings. In his first start since Sept. 16, he had thrown just 87 pitches…
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  • Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

    Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

    post-gazette.com 2 hours ago
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will put his team through a practice for the first time in more than four months today when the Steelers begin organized team activities (OTAs). It’s the first of four consecutive weeks of workouts that conclude with a week of…
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  • No major changes expected in Steelers defensive scheme

    No major changes expected in Steelers defensive scheme

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The Steelers kick off organized team activities this week and they’ll be getting to work without Dick LeBeau for the first time since 2003. The longtime defensive coordinator is in Tennessee now, leaving longtime Steelers assistant Keith Butler in charg…
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  • Shero, Bylsma reuniting in New Jersey? Report says Devils grant…

    Shero, Bylsma reuniting in New Jersey? Report says Devils granted permission to speak with coach

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com 17 hours ago
    From late in the 2008-09 season until the culmination of the 2013-14 campaign, GM Ray Shero and coach Dan Bylsma were the architects behind the Pittsburgh Penguins club that won one Stanley Cup and fell just a few wins short of returning to the final. N…
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  • Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

    Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

    post-gazette.com May 25 (yesterday)
    Jim Rutherford has done a lot in his many years in the NHL.
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  • Pirates notebook: Huntington says Harrison having fun again

    Pirates notebook: Huntington says Harrison having fun again

    post-gazette.com May 25 (yesterday)
    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington suggested May 10 that struggling third baseman Josh Harrison, who had stumbled to a .178 batting average in 28 games, might be trying too hard to justify a four-year contract extension he signed the first week of …
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  • Pirates 9, Mets 1: Francisco Liriano Strikes Out 12 as the Pira…

    Pirates 9, Mets 1: Francisco Liriano Strikes Out 12 as the Pirates Sweep the Mets

    nytimes.com MLB.com post-gazette.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The Mets struck out 32 times during their three straight losses in Pittsburgh.
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  • Commentary: Steelers Defense Won’t Change Much Under Butler? Wh…

    Commentary: Steelers Defense Won’t Change Much Under Butler? Why Not?

    steelersgab.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The talk of the recent few days among the Steelers and Steelers Nation is a quote from Cameron Heyward about how much the defense under new defensive coordinator Keith Butler won’t change much after the departure from Dick LeBeau. Is that a good thing? …
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  • Steelers Have Interest in Playing Internationally

    Steelers Have Interest in Playing Internationally

    Steelers president Art Rooney II said he is interested in having the Steelers play a regular-season game in Mexico or Germany in the near future, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The Steelers would welcome an opportunity to play out…
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  • 5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

    5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

    thehockeynews.com May 24 (yesterday)
    A hot goalie can take his team deep into the playoffs, but a cold one can also go pretty far with a strong enough team in front of him. A goaltender has won the Conn Smythe Trophy six out of the last 20 years, but we’ve also seen some pretty mediocre pe…
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  • Kang's emergence gives Bucs defensive versatility

    Kang's emergence gives Bucs defensive versatility

    MLB.com May 24 (yesterday)
    During Spring Training, the Pirates set a few smaller goals that, they believed, would help push them toward their ultimate goal of getting back to the postseason. They wanted to add depth, become a more versatile team and keep their stars fresh enough …
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  • LeVeon Bell Showing Greatness In A Short Span Of Time

    LeVeon Bell Showing Greatness In A Short Span Of Time

    steelersgab.com May 24 (yesterday)
    LeVeon Bell in his short career has put together some impressive games. In just two years, Bell has ascended to the top of the list as one of the elite running backs in the NFL. Steelers Gab takes a look at Bell’s five best games so far. No.5 – Week 7, …
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  • Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

    Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

    post-gazette.com May 24 (2 days ago)
    The Penguins have sacrificed early-round draft choices for short-term personnel upgrades repeatedly in the past decade.
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  • On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

    On the Pirates: The evolution of A.J. Burnett

    post-gazette.com May 24 (2 days ago)
    Pick any fact or statistic you like to illustrate that A.J. Burnett has been around a while — there are plenty available — but here is one with particular relevance this week: The man who caught Burnett in his major league debut, Mike Redmond, has not o…
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  • Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

    Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

    post-gazette.com May 24 (2 days ago)
    That sharp and smart and instantaneous single Josh Harrison sent toward left field on a trolley wire to start the bottom of the first Saturday wasn’t terribly remarkable in and of itself, but theatrically it was a loud slap in the face in the opening se…
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  • Video - Cam Heyward, Lawrence Timmons lead new Steelers defense 01:38

    Cam Heyward, Lawrence Timmons lead new Steelers defense

    May 19
    ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses the state of the Steelers' defense after the departure of several key players.
  • Video - SC Conversation: Le'Veon Bell 01:29

    SC Conversation: Le'Veon Bell

    May 14
    Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell discusses his three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy and recovery from a knee injury.
  • Video - Bengals defense most likely to improve? 02:27

    Bengals defense most likely to improve?

    May 12
    ESPN NFL Insider Phil Savage discusses why he picks the Bengals as the AFC North team defense that is most likely to improve in 2015.
  • Video - 2015 NFL draft: Steelers rebuild secondary, take calculated risks... 02:50

    2015 NFL draft: Steelers rebuild secondary, take calculated risks...

    May 2
    ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler grades the Steelers' draft.

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