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LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Armed with a promise from his beloved defensive coordinator that he wouldn't retire without first informing his players, Ryan Clark threatened to avoid Dick LeBeau.
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  • Steelers were stunned by Brett Keisel’s sack celebration penalt…

    Steelers were stunned by Brett Keisel’s sack celebration penalty

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel thought he had ended the Bengals’ first series on Sunday with a third-down sack. And then a flag came down that left the Steelers stunned. After Keisel sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on third down, he got
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  • TE Heath Miller Named Steelers MVP

    TE Heath Miller Named Steelers MVP

    It will be a long offseason for Heath Miller, but today he got a little cheering up, as he was named by his teammates as the Steelers‘ most valuable player. Miller’s winning has historical value, as he is the first TE chosen as team MVP since the awar
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Steelers (7-8) are looking to avoid more than their first losing season with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday. With one regular-season game remaining, Pittsburgh is ranked 22nd in scoring. The Steelers have never finished lower than 21st sin…
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  • Casey Hampton wants to play two more years

    Casey Hampton wants to play two more years

    When the Steelers told wide receiver Hines Ward that they didn’t have a place for him in the 2012 season, he chose to retire rather than sign on with a different team. Defensive tackle Casey Hampton isn’t interested in going that route. Hampton is the
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  • Checking Out the Steelers Opponents for 2013

    Checking Out the Steelers Opponents for 2013

    steelersgab.com Dec 27, 2012
    While the dates won’t be known for about four months, we do know who the Steelers will play in 2013, and we know one of the games will be played overseas in London. Here’s the home opponents for 2013: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Miami,
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  • How Much Blame Should Tomlin Take for the Failures of the 2012 …

    How Much Blame Should Tomlin Take for the Failures of the 2012 Steelers?

    steelersgab.com Dec 27, 2012
    Sunday at Heinz Field, Mike Tomlin will coach his first regular season game as the coach of the Steelers with nothing on the line. Not one thing really matter Sunday, and in his 6th year as coach, many are pointing a heavy finger at him for the tailspin…
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  • Roethlisberger shouldn't take all the blame

    Roethlisberger shouldn't take all the blame

    ESPN.com post-gazette.com Dec 27, 2012
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put the blame on himself for Pittsburgh failing to make the playoffs for only the fourth time since 2001. "A lot of it just has to do with me not playing well enough down the stretch," Roethlisberger sai…
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  • Video - Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 02:02

    Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 02:02

    Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…