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Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett is wrong, but Derek Jeter is right

Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett is wrong, but Derek Jeter is right

post-gazette.com Updated Feb 13
What a day in baseball Wednesday. Shortly before noon, news broke that A.J. Burnett is leaving the Pirates and the calm of Pittsburgh for the Phillies and the storm that is Philadelphia. He is doing this despite being overmatched and overwhelmed by the …
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  • Pirates notebook: Now is time to make needed improvements

    Pirates notebook: Now is time to make needed improvements

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- On the wall in the clubhouse hallway at Pirate City, pinned to the corkboard near the day's practice schedule, is a picture of a watch. Proclaimed by the caption to be the "most accurate watch," the face of the timepiece reads "Now."
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  • Like a giant sponge, Brooks Orpik soaks up everything

    Like a giant sponge, Brooks Orpik soaks up everything

    SOCHI, Russia — Brooks Orpik has only been here four days, and he already has found time to watch some short track speed skating. He’d like to make it up to Krasnaya Polyana for some of the mountain events at some point, too.
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  • U.S.-Russia: A new kind of Olympic Cold War

    U.S.-Russia: A new kind of Olympic Cold War

    SOCHI, Russia — Before his debut as Team USA’s head coach, Dan Bylsma slammed four cups of coffee.
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  • Who Is On Your Mount Rushmore Of Steelers Nation?

    Who Is On Your Mount Rushmore Of Steelers Nation?

    Recently a lot has been made about ESPN’s interesting chat about who would be on various Mount Rushmore of professional sports leagues. You know Mount Rushmore right – that National monument sculpture carved into the granite face of a mountain near Keys…
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  • Volquez joins pitching staff full of returning talent

    Volquez joins pitching staff full of returning talent

    MLB.com Feb 13
    When Pirates pitchers went through their first workout of 2014 on Thursday, it was a reunion of old friends. Double-takes were prompted by this realization: The 21 pitchers on the 40-man roster include only one newcomer, right-hander Edinson Volquez, si…
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  • Pirates sign Japanese pitcher to minor league contract

    Pirates sign Japanese pitcher to minor league contract

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates signed left-hander Yao-Hsun Yang on Thursday to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training.
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  • Steelers think Mike Munchak will make a big difference

    Steelers think Mike Munchak will make a big difference

    The Steelers haven’t signed the first player yet, but they think they made a significant upgrade their offensive line. General Manager Kevin Colbert told reporters that getting Mike Munchak on board as the line coach this offseason should have an immedi…
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  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers 00:44

    NFL Nation Buzz: Steelers

    Feb 13
    ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown discusses the possibility of Pittsburgh not using the franchise or transition tag.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande/Gutierrez: What will All-Star Weekend bring?

    Feb 13
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss All-Star Weekend.