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 James Harrison blocks rookie Bud Dupree during OTA's at the Steelers' training facility on the South Side.
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James Harrison blocks rookie Bud Dupree during OTA's at the Steelers' training facility on the South Side.

James Harrison hopes his mentoring of Steelers linebackers will pay dividends

Harrison, who turned 37 earlier this month, is trying to have major impact on the young linebackers on the Steelers’ roster.


 Michal Menet announces Friday he will play football at Penn State.

Staying home: Michal Menet chooses Penn State over Duke

Michal Menet, widely regarded as the top junior football prospect in Pennsylvania, verbally committed to Penn State.



 FIFA president Sepp Blatter smiles Friday in Zurich, Switzerland.

Blatter blasts past scandal, wins election

Sepp Blatter wins FIFA presidential election despite corruption charges after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein withdrew after the first ballot.



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Pirates notebook: Veteran Burnett throws in a few lessons

With a little help from A.J. Burnett, relief pitcher Rob Scahill is using a much more effective two-seam fastball.



Larry Walsh: Peddle hard toward stores for new guide book

Biking enthusiast can purchase a new edition of TrailBook, an official guide to various trails, including the GAP.



 Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov and left winger Ondrej Palat celebrate Palat's third period goal against the Rangers Friday in New York.

Bishop checks King; Lightning gains final

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden, 2-0, Friday night.



Minority NCAA coaches condemn changes for eligibility

NCAA minority coaches, led by Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, look to change new eligibility rules for incoming freshmen.



 Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert speaks Thursday at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, Baffert had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races and ditched his big hat but kept the boots.

Mellow Baffert enjoying the ride with American Pharoah

Trainer has changed his ways since the death of his parents and a heart attack in 2012 and now he has another shot at Triple Crown.



Jefferson-Morgan wins first WPIAL Class A softball title

Jefferson-Morgan rallies past Chartiers-Houston with three runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 3-2 victory.



 Steelers linebacker James Harrison hauls down a pass during practice at the team's South Side facility on Tuesday, May 27, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steeler chat transcript: 5.28.15

Gerry takes your questions on the Steelers and what he’s observed thus fair during 2015 OTA sessions.


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    Ray Searage is an outstanding coach who “drives the bus every now and then and grinds the gears.”

    Ron Cook: Pirates pitching coach knows what buttons to push

    Ray Searage is an outstanding coach who “drives the bus every now and then and grinds the gears.”



    Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang continues to win over fans and teammates with his bat, glove, arm, smile and sense of humor.

    Gene Collier: When it comes to playing baseball, Kang needs no interpreter

    Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang continues to win over fans and teammates with his bat, glove, arm, smile and sense of humor.

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    Bishop checks King; Lightning gains final

    The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden, 2-0, Friday night.



    Adam Bittner: The Flyers’ moral indignation toward Penguins is pitiful

    Bob Clarke’s comments on Tuesday aimed at the Penguins for “tanking” are wildly disingenuous in so many ways.


     


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    With a little help from A.J. Burnett, relief pitcher Rob Scahill is using a much more effective two-seam fastball.


     


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    The foundation has brought in $23,000 since 2010. The classic will be held July 13 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil.



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    Amateurs Nathan Smith and Sean Knapp headline list of golfers who will be inducted in October.


     

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    Blatter blasts past scandal, wins election

    Sepp Blatter wins FIFA presidential election despite corruption charges after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein withdrew after the first ballot.



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    Larry Walsh: Peddle hard toward stores for new guide book

    Biking enthusiast can purchase a new edition of TrailBook, an official guide to various trails, including the GAP.



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    Trainer has changed his ways since the death of his parents and a heart attack in 2012 and now he has another shot at Triple Crown.


     

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