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 Jarvis Jones takes down tight end Heath Miller during workouts Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe,
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Jarvis Jones takes down tight end Heath Miller during workouts Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe,

Linebacker Jones showing some punch in second Steelers training camp

A stronger, more experienced Jarvis Jones has shown off some new tricks early in  training camp.


 Jack Lambert, one of four Hall of Famers picked by the Steelers in the 1974 draft, poses for a picture in August 1978.

Gene Collier: Steelers' 1974 draft won't ever be matched

No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.



 Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.



 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.



 Penn State head coach James Franklin, second from left, poses for a selfie with running back Bill Belton, left, kicker Sam Ficken and linebacker Mike Hull, right, during the first day at the Big Ten media days held in Chicago on July 28, 2014.

At last, James Franklin gets on elevator for big-time ride at Penn State

While most Big Ten coaches seemed to sleepwalk through conference media days, James Franklin was practically bursting with enthusiasm.



 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.



 Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch against the Rockies at PNC Park on July 18.

Pirates notebook: More to be done in Starling Marte's recovery

Left fielder Starling Marte likely isn’t ready to return to the Pirates lineup just yet, and a Class AAA rehab start could be in the cards.



 Steelers owner Dan Rooney touches Ben Roethlisberger as he passes by during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 7.29.14

With camp now underway in earnest, Ed takes your questions on the new-look Steelers.



 Maurkice Pouncey blocks a teammate during offensive drills Saturday at Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

Ron Cook: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey at least guilty of bad judgment

Alleged incident at 4:20 a.m. at a Miami nightclub with his twin brother certainly appears to be a poor decision.



 Antonio Brown makes catch and picks up yardage during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College.

In a year of change, must the Steelers offense carry the defense this season?

After relying on defense for decades, Pittsburgh might need the offense to lead the way, which might be the most shocking adjustment of all.


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