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 Nebraska's Randy Gregory is an example of a talented pass rusher with some off-field issues who could fall to the Steelers at No. 22.
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Nebraska's Randy Gregory is an example of a talented pass rusher with some off-field issues who could fall to the Steelers at No. 22.

NFL draft offers good news, bad news for Steelers

Some Steelers positions of need are well-stocked in the draft, but others have few strong prospects after the early rounds.


 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown likely won't be the first start to make the team change its ways.

On the Steelers: Antonio Brown's lack of leverage

Antonio Brown's holdout threat may just be him signaling he is unhappy with his deal, because fat chance the Steelers give him a new one.



 James Harrison, shown here sacking former Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a 2011 game at Heinz Field, is a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker that the Steelers acquired as an undrafted free agent.

NFL Draft: Steelers' search for outside linebackers getting tougher

With more NFL teams and few college teams using the 3-4 defense, the Steelers realize that good outside linebackers are harder to find.



 Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins went down in the playoffs again Saturday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Next step for Penguins won’t be to their liking

Tough realities now face the entire Penguins organization after another early postseason exit.



 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.



 West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston (53) tackles West Virginia running back Donte Thomas-Williams (8) in the Gold-Blue spring game Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Defense wins day in West Virginia spring game

Coach Dana Holgorsen is OK with his offense taking a backseat for now and thinks the Mountaineers will become a better all-around team.



Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.



 Knoch shot put standout Jordan Geist has already thrown himself into WPIAL lore.

WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.



  Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes.

Bill Brink's On the Pirates

Reliever Jared Hughes gets updated fitness routine to stay healthy.



 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli congratulates Mark Melancon after a game earlier this season.

Hurdle expects Melancon's velocity to return soon

Pirates notebook: Hur­dle believes Melan­con’s ve­loc­ity will spike at some point, giv­ing his off-speed stuff some life.


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It's hard to be mad at the Penguins. It wasn't a fair fight against the New York Rangers from the start.

Ron Cook: Injuries, illness put Penguins at disadvantage

It's hard to be mad at the Penguins. It wasn't a fair fight against the New York Rangers from the start.



The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments. 
 

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

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Who would you draft?

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

Explore Ed's analysis, vote on who you think the Steelers will most likely select on our interactive draft poll and share your opinions in the comments section.

Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Chapter 2: Learning a new city

Chapter 3: The rise of 66

Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

Chapter 6: The double life of 66

Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

Chapter 8: It's for them

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GOLF 2015: THE NEW GENERATION

Jordan Spieth speaks to the media after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

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WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.



Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.


 

Golf


Golf notebook: Local pro soaks up his Big Break

Waynesburg native and former Penn State player Robert Rohanna’s secret is finally out.



Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.


 

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Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.



Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.


 

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