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Colts TE Weslye Saunders suspended eight games for violating PE…

Colts TE Weslye Saunders suspended eight games for violating PEDs policy

yahoo.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
The National Football League announced on Thursday that Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended without pay for eight games after violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. While a member of the Pittsburgh…
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  • Three Suspects In Stabbing Case Of Mike Adams Ordered To Stand …

    Three Suspects In Stabbing Case Of Mike Adams Ordered To Stand Trial

    The three men who tried to rob Steelers OL Mike Adams were in court today and were ordered to stand trial. Adams was in the courtroom today, but was far away from cameras and reporters and didn’t comment on the case. The Steelers draft pick of 2012 was …
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  • Interview interrupts Fernandez's All-Star inning

    Interview interrupts Fernandez's All-Star inning

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    Jose Fernandez's historic performance in the All-Star Game was forced to share screen time, as broadcasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver conducted a split-screen interview with Pirates closer Jason Grilli.
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  • Order A Copy Of The NEW Revised “100 Things Every Steelers Fan …

    Order A Copy Of The NEW Revised “100 Things Every Steelers Fan Should Know Before They Die” – And Get A FREE Bonus Gift!

    steelersgab.com Jul 18, 2013
    This summer, my book that originally was published in 2010 – “100 Things Every Steelers Fan Should Know Before They Die” – will be back out in stores, complete with NEW chapters and updated stats. The book, which is being published by Triumph Books, wil…
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  • Five Things That Need To Happen For The Steelers To Win In 2013

    Five Things That Need To Happen For The Steelers To Win In 2013

    steelersgab.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Steelers are coming off a .500 season, and for Steeler Nation – that’s a letdown. While the defense has some questions, as does the running game, there’s plenty of excitement for the upcoming season. For the Steelers to be successful, some things ha…
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  • Bold predictions: Trades, playoff picks, more

    Bold predictions: Trades, playoff picks, more

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Pirates and Nationals will make the playoffs. Chris Davis will cool off. And Biogenesis? No big deal. Jay Jaffe lists the 10 things he's (pretty) sure will happen in the second half.
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  • Shamarko Thomas expects to be fined for hits in his rookie seas…

    Shamarko Thomas expects to be fined for hits in his rookie season

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    When scouts wrote the book on safety Shamarko Thomas heading into the draft this year, one of the leading takeaways was that Thomas was a big hitter. He’s only 5-foot-9, but Thomas runs fast and uses his body to regularly generate massive collisions wit…
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  • Links: Steelers' Thomas prepared for fines

    Links: Steelers' Thomas prepared for fines

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens Tight end Dennis Pitta's game compares favorably to that of former Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, writes Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com. Downing: "The ability to haul in passes with defenders draped over them is critical, a…
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  • Steelers looking for more from Cam Heyward

    Steelers looking for more from Cam Heyward

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Steelers selected defensive end Cam Heyward in the first round of the 2011 draft with the hope that he’d help form the core of the defensive line as veterans like Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel shuffled off the scene. Two of those guys …
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  • Jeff Hartings says he faked his way through concussion tests

    Jeff Hartings says he faked his way through concussion tests

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    Center Jeff Hartings played 11 years in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers while twice being named an All-Pro and earning a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in 2005. The idea of concussions being a significant injury was a completel…
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  • Sanchez hopes he's over the hump

    Sanchez hopes he's over the hump

    MLB.com Jul 18, 2013
    It's taken a little longer than expected, but catcher Tony Sanchez, who was drafted fourth overall by the Pirates in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, thinks his performance on Wednesday night at the Triple-A All-Star Game is a sign of his future.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Jul 18
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion: