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 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates a home playoff win against the Saints in January 2014.
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates a home playoff win against the Saints in January 2014.

Steelers could learn from way the Seahawks built their defense

While the Steelers got old, Seattle built a stout defense, and it started with drafting two quality cornerbacks.


 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.



 Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal on Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period at Verizon Center.

Penguins blanked in Washington, 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scores twice for Capitals in a 4-0 victory.



Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's 3-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense as the conference’s best shooting team comes to town.



 Former Penguin Max Talbot, right, squares off with then-Montreal Canadien Maxim Lapierre.

Penguins notebook: Newest acquisition has an edge to his game

New Penguins forward Maxim Lapierre and superstar Sidney Crosby likely to forget their history now that they are teammates.



District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

Duquesne loses sixth game in a row, this time 86-55 on the road against Richmond.



 Antonio Brown makes a catch during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wildcard Game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 1.28.15

What offseason moves will the Steelers make? Gerry answers your questions on that subject and others in his weekly chat.



High school notebook: PIAA accepts Clairton self-imposed sanctions

PIAA accepts Clairton's self-imposed punishment decisions after incident late in Class A championship football game in December.



 Belle Vernon’s Derek Verkleeren, top, wrestles Greensburg Salem’s Alec Shaw in a 152-pound match Wednesday night.

Belle Vernon reaches wrestling semifinals for first time

Belle Vernon advanced to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament for the first time in school history Wednesday night at home.



 Jonny David, a student at Mt. Lebanon High School and a member of the school's basketball team. He is a South Xtra Fabulous Five basketball all-star.

Athletes of the Week (1.29.15): Jonny David and Sam Breen

Mt. Lebanon’s Jonny David and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic’s Sam Breen, two basketball standouts, nab this week’s honors.


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    The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.

    Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

    The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.



    Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.

    Gene Collier: Kris Letang's stellar play a sight for sore Penguins

    Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.

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    High school notebook: PIAA accepts Clairton self-imposed sanctions

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    District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

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