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steelersgab.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
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  • Steelers Meet With Free Agent OT Winston Justice

    Steelers Meet With Free Agent OT Winston Justice

    Former Colts and Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice is visiting the Steelers today, and Wednesday he will sit down and chat with the Browns. Last season Justice started 12 games for the Colts, but then was replaced by Gosder Cherilus. Justice’s fir
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  • Batch thinks Steelers might groom Jones to replace Roethlisberg…

    Batch thinks Steelers might groom Jones to replace Roethlisberger

    With the arrival of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski via free agency and quarterback Landry Jones via the fourth round of the 2013 draft, it’s highly unlikely that Charlie Batch’s 11-year run with the team will continue. So Batch can speak his mind. Thatâ
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  • Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

    Ravens among nine teams starting rookie minicamps Friday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 29, 2013
    The NFL’s version of freshman orientation commences Friday for nine clubs, each of whom will have its rookies in for minicamp practices at its facilities. The Ravens, Falcons, Jaguars, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins will
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  • Draft review:  Pittsburgh Steelers

    Draft review: Pittsburgh Steelers

    The Steelers plunged to 8-8 in 2012. Some think they’ll be worse in 2013. Here’s a look at the quality of a draft class aimed at helping them get better. What they needed: Running back, receiver, linebacker, quarterback, cornerback, tight end, offensi
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  • Steelers: Jones won't be 'given' starting LB job

    Steelers: Jones won't be 'given' starting LB job

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    Jarvis Jones evidently will have to battle for a starting job with the linebacker-thin Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honor

    Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honor

    MLB.com Apr 29, 2013
    Pirates catcher Russell Martin was named the National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, one day after helping lead his club to the top spot in the NL Central.
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  • Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his…

    Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his mom

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    This happened: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games by Major League Baseball after throwing at Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals. This didn't: Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was suspended. Yet when the Pittsburgh Post-G…
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  • Spence's career over before it begins?

    Spence's career over before it begins?

    A year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers used a third-round pick on Sean Spence, a speedy and athletic prospect who had a future as a starting inside linebacker. Now, it sounds unlikely that Spence will ever play again. Spence severely injured his left knee …
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  • Wake-up: Why Steelers passed on top back

    Wake-up: Why Steelers passed on top back

    ESPN.com Apr 29, 2013
    To help with your post-draft hangover, the AFC North blog will review each team's draft from last week. The first one should be posted later this morning. In case you missed it, here are the links for Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades on the AFC North teams and my…
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  • Why Jarvis Jones Was Perfect Pick for Steelers

    Why Jarvis Jones Was Perfect Pick for Steelers

    nytimes.com Apr 29, 2013
    Pittsburgh’s selection of the Georgia linebacker was an illustration of the trust the Steelers have in developing players.
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  • The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cing…

    The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cingrani and Clayton Kershaw have big days

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to their best start since Barry Bonds, Doug Drabe…
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Holy Grail For Sale 04:04

    Mint Condition: Holy Grail For Sale

    Apr 29
    Robert Edward Auctions consignment director Brian Dwyer discusses and shows off memorabilia available for auction, including a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card formerly owned by Charlie Sheen and Muhammad Ali fight-worn shoes.
  • Video - Brewers Overpower Pirates 00:31

    Brewers Overpower Pirates

    Apr 29
    Pitcher Yovani Gallardo hit his second homer of the season as the Brewers hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings to pound the Pirates.

Sports Columnists

  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources say

    Apr 29
    The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughts

    Apr 29
    ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.