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 Markus Wheaton picks up a first down against the Giants during a preseason game earlier this month at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Markus Wheaton picks up a first down against the Giants during a preseason game earlier this month at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Second-year Steelers receiver still an unknown factor

Markus Wheaton is showing a huge improvement over last year, but he remains one of the biggest questions on the offense.


 Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell, left, and LeGarrette Blount

Steelers Bell, Blount charged with marijuana possession

As expected, two Steelers running backs were cited Thursday for marijuana-related traffic violations Wednesday in Ross.



 LeGarrette Blount had seven carries for 32 yards Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Ron Cook: Bad day on field for Steelers; worse off it

Never mind a 31-21 loss -- the Steelers had bigger problems off the field, since Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught not



 Jordy Mercer (right) celebrates with Chris Stewart after scoring a run against the Brewers in May at Miller Park.

Pirates' woes in Miller Park could extend slide

The Pirates can jump back in the playoff race with their weekend series against the Brewers -- but it will be played at dreaded Miller Park.



 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell drops a pass Thursday night against the Eagles.

Steelers notebook: Bell, Blount play despite drug case

The Steelers held off discipline for two running backs involved in a drug case, and both played against the Eagles.



 Simone Biles competes on the balance beam section of the senior women preliminaries during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center Thursday.

Biles, 17, surges to lead seniors at P&G Gymnastics Championship

Simone Biles is halfway to a repeat championship at the P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center.



Pitt football: Three former players return as volunteer assistants

The Panthers coaching staff has a few familiar faces as assistants in former players Ryan Turnley, Mike Shanahan and Scott McKillop.



Penn State football: Coach James Franklin finding a fit for freshman

Now that the coaching staff has designated Koa Farmer as a linebacker instead of a safety, the only question is whether or not he will



 Luke, Brett and Christian Brumbaugh. All three brothers are quarterbacks at Robert Morris, South Fayette and William & Mary.

Band of brothers: Brumbaugh boys follow similar paths to QB success

Brett, Luke and Christian Brumbaugh have been standout high school quarterbacks in the WPIAL.



 University Prep quarterback Ron Brown on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Blue chip chat: Ron Brown, University Prep

University Prep quarterback Ron Brown talks about his up-tempo offense, his personal goals and a trip to Florida.


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    Never mind a 31-21 loss -- the Steelers had bigger problems off the field, since Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught not thinking.

    Ron Cook: Bad day on field for Steelers; worse off it

    Never mind a 31-21 loss -- the Steelers had bigger problems off the field, since Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught not



    Snider's hitting streak reaches 11 games and his average since the All-Star break is .349

    Gene Collier: Travis Snider turns the tide

    Snider's hitting streak reaches 11 games and his average since the All-Star break is .349

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