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’76 Pittsburgh Pirates yearbook predicted Phil Garner acquisiti…

’76 Pittsburgh Pirates yearbook predicted Phil Garner acquisition a year before it happened

yahoo.com Updated Feb 12, 2013
Earlier on Tuesday, The Stew passed along the info that the Pittsburgh Pirates were asking focus groups to help them re-design their logo. But did you know that another iconic mustachioed character was once the Bucs symbol? Back in 1976, in the middle o…
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  • Martin: Pirates deal 'hands-down' best available

    Martin: Pirates deal 'hands-down' best available

    ESPN.com Feb 12, 2013
    Russell Martin is not frightened by the Pittsburgh Pirates' streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons.
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  • James Harrison won’t take pay cut to stay with Steelers

    James Harrison won’t take pay cut to stay with Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Feb 12, 2013
    James Harrison is willing to work with the Steelers to lower his salary cap number, but he’s not willing to take a pay cut just to stay with the team that drafted him and developed him. Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told John Harris of the Pittsburgh
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  • Saving grace: Grilli relishes first opportunity to close

    Saving grace: Grilli relishes first opportunity to close

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    A year ago, he was working on saving his career. Now Jason Grilli is working toward saving games. At 36, the right-handed reliever is in Pirates camp as a first-time closer, the chance of a long baseball lifetime he has long wanted and feels he now dese…
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  • Spring headlines: Derek Jeter runs on treadmill; Pirates seek n…

    Spring headlines: Derek Jeter runs on treadmill; Pirates seek new logo

    yahoo.com Feb 12, 2013
    In addition to running on a treadmill Monday for the first time since ankle surgery, Derek Jeter took about 80 grounders at shortstop during a workout at the New York Yankees training facility in Tampa. By design, Jeter didn't move much laterally and he…
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  • Video - State of the Franchise 04:05

    State of the Franchise

    Feb 12
    Willie McGinest and Heath Evans break down the state of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  • Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'

    Feb 13
    Kobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"
  • Don Banks: Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 12
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan

    Feb 12
    Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.