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 Mario Lemieux christens the ice at Consol Energy Center in 2010 with water from Mellon Arena.
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Mario Lemieux christens the ice at Consol Energy Center in 2010 with water from Mellon Arena.

A special report -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

He came here a hockey phenom. He became so much more. Over eight days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will tell the story of how it happened.


The 2014 Fabulous 22 All-Area High School Football Team

Thirty-four years ago, the Post-Gazette started a high school football all-star team and it has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition.



 Antonio Brown catches a pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers practice in preparation for their Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints from their South Side training facility on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Wins in last 5 games might be must for Steelers

With so many teams in playoff contention this season, the Steelers might have to win all five remaining regular-season games.



 Penguins left winger Blake Comeau celebrates his goal in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Comeau completes hat trick in overtime to beat Leafs

Blake Comeau drove a slap shot past Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier in overtime to complete a hat trick and give the Penguins a victory.



Defense finally shows up for Pitt

Panthers hold Kansas State in check; freshman Ryan Luther contributes 13 points and three big 3-pointers in victory.



Gene Collier: On this day, plenty for which to be thankful

The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.



 Pitt's Mike Shanahan is taken down by Miami's Sean Spence in a 2010 game. The Steelers chose Spence in the third round of the NFL draft.

Beating Miami a rare feat for Pitt

This is the closest thing the Panthers have to a rivalry game over Thanksgiving, only problem is, it has been decidedly one-sided.



 Mike Hull of the Penn State Nittany Lions tackles J.T. Barrett of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the game on October 25, 2014 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.

Five scholarship players from Penn State's 2010 class overcome turmoil

Nittany Lions senior class wraps up one wild ride with a Big Ten game Saturday at Beaver Stadium against Michigan State.



 New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) dives forward for a touchdown as New York Jets free safety Jaiquawn Jarrett attempts to stop him during a game last year in East Rutherford, N.J.

Steelers notebook: Another tight end challenge awaits

Tight ends cause major red-zone problems for the Steelers defense, and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham does not figure to be an exception.



Bennett out several weeks for Penguins

Hard-luck winger Beau Bennett is sidelined by yet another injury, this one to his lower body.


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    The Pirates were wise to not get caught up in a bidding war for Russell Martin, but the decision to bring back A.J. Burnett is not as smart.

    Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions

    The Pirates were wise to not get caught up in a bidding war for Russell Martin, but the decision to bring back A.J. Burnett is not as smart.



    The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.

    Gene Collier: On this day, plenty for which to be thankful

    The least of which is that the Pirates avoid ridiculous free-agent spending and the Steelers are in the AFC North.

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    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 a special section Thanksgiving Day on Lemieux's three decades in the city. Until then, we're testing your knowledge of "Le Magnifique."

    Today's question: Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby played together on the ice for the beginning of the 2005-06 season. How many times did one assist on a goal for the other?

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    Wins in last 5 games might be must for Steelers

    With so many teams in playoff contention this season, the Steelers might have to win all five remaining regular-season games.



    Steelers notebook: Another tight end challenge awaits

    Tight ends cause major red-zone problems for the Steelers defense, and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham does not figure to be an exception.


     


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    Elite pitchers head list of eligible players for baseball Hall

    Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez are now eligible for Cooperstown. Former Pirates Brian Giles and Jason Schmidt also on ballot



    Former Pirates Giles, Schmidt on Hall of Fame ballot

    Giles and Schmidt each appear on the ballot for the first time, along with 15 other newcomers. The results will be announced Jan. 6.


     


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    Beating Miami a rare feat for Pitt

    This is the closest thing the Panthers have to a rivalry game over Thanksgiving, only problem is, it has been decidedly one-sided.



    Five scholarship players from Penn State's 2010 class overcome turmoil

    Nittany Lions senior class wraps up one wild ride with a Big Ten game Saturday at Beaver Stadium against Michigan State.


     

    Golf


    Sharpsburg native's streak of holes in one beats absurd odds

    In a span of 33 days, Dom DeBonis, 81, had four holes in one on four courses in three states.



    Playoff produces WPIAL golf title for Fox Chapel sophomore

    A one-hole playoff was needed, but Fox Chapel’s Anthony Cordaro won the WPIAL Class AAA golf crown with Arnold Palmer on hand to watch.


     

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    Larry Walsh on biking: Tour de Springs ride started as ski training

    Ride from Monroeville to Seven Springs is not a race, but it is not for the faint of heart either.



    Acclaimed equestrian trainer rides into Valencia to lead special clinic

    Bernie Traurig has been called a master in show jumping, dressage and eventing, the three Olympic equestrian events.


     

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