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Chris Rainey’s girlfriend denies that she was assaulted

Chris Rainey’s girlfriend denies that she was assaulted

The girlfriend of former (eventually) Steelers running back Chris Rainey says that Rainey didn’t assault her, and that the charges against him should be dropped. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rainey’s lawyer read an email from the woman
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  • Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene finalists for Pro Football Hall of …

    Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    post-gazette.com Jan 11, 2013
    For the third straight year, Bettis is among 15 finalists for an election Feb. 2 in New Orleans, the day before the Super Bowl.
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  • Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates future

    Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates future

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    It was just another uneventful day in the AFC North on Thursday. The Ravens are getting ready for Saturday's playoff game, the Steelers waived Chris Rainey after the running back was arrested on a battery charge and the Browns hired a new head coach. Ye…
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  • Bucs corner infielders Alvarez, Jones pack punch

    Bucs corner infielders Alvarez, Jones pack punch

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    In baseball's ideal scheme, the corners of the infield are power positions, and the Pirates are in good position to live up to that blueprint with third baseman Pedro Alvarez and first baseman Garrett Jones.
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  • Ron Cook: Draft-day decisions haunt Steelers

    Ron Cook: Draft-day decisions haunt Steelers

    post-gazette.com Jan 11, 2013
    Chris Rainey's swift dismissal Thursday after his arrest in Florida reflects badly on team's draft-day decisions.
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  • Video - Hall Of Fame Reveals Final Cut 03:06

    Hall Of Fame Reveals Final Cut

    Jan 11
    ESPN Dallas.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor discusses the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…