Decreased workload presents challenge for Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith, left, makes a save on Anaheim Ducks’ Andrew Cogliano (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsD5aPWfgoJhIvsdqy_daSoWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith has already cleared one significant hurdle this season. He overcame his lack of height and prospect pedigree to establish himself ...

ESPN’s Mel Kiper predicts Steelers will draft inside linebacker in 1st round

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Michigan linebacker Devin Bush plays against Indiana in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuZbG_KDtbDub98ppuysE3OWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The worst thing about the NFL season ending way too early is that NFL Draft season starts way too early. But Steelers fans will likely ...

First call: Does Antonio Brown have a ‘burner’ Twitter account?

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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown warms against the Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Denver." src = "$KO3LWtlCFHmp8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvldIEjwcEyD6b_AXaz97K8WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
In Friday’s “First Call,” does Antonio Brown have a burner account? A first look at the draft for the Steelers. And an honor for Jarome ...

Tim Benz: Steelers extending Mike Tomlin would mean nothing for his future

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on the sidelines against the Bengals in the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Heinz Field." src = "$c$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtd4WcmDQUclKqbS4V7iXS3WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
If you are someone like me, you embrace the idea of a Steelers head coaching change. And if you are someone like me, you would ...

Tim Benz: Can Pitt coach Jeff Capel rediscover Jamie Dixon’s magic against Syracuse?

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Pitt's Terrell Brown fights for a rebound with Syracuse's Oshae Brissett in the second half Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Petersen Events Center." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtkzRoUwIxdW$eW$79fIg0VWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The chants of “We Want Duke” could be heard Monday throughout Petersen Events Center. A celebratory Pitt basketball crowd was basking in the glow of ...

No. 4 Gateway girls hold off challenge from No. 5 Franklin Regional in Section 2-5A

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Gateway’s Lexi Jackson battles Franklin Regional’s Alex Reitz and Noelle Boyd for a loose ball during their game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Franklin Regional High School." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsWXwWwC_8L0CwTcnLkpyn2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Just about every time Gateway coach Curtis Williams gathered with his girls basketball team during timeouts he asked, "OK, who has Cali?" It was a ...

Pitt's revival under Jeff Capel a surprise to many ... but not Pitt

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Florida State’s M.J. Walker (23) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Terrell Brown (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtpEpw7I9biAxuBIEVP4_gpWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Sophomore guard Khameron Davis appeared to be offended Thursday when he was asked if Pitt is playing above the players' expectations. "No, not at all," ...

Derry's Micky Phillippi leads No. 14 Pitt wrestling against No. 3 Oklahoma State

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Pitt’s Micky Phillippi (right) wrestles against Bucknell." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt88puG7yAPQHG5doreYQlrWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Keith Gavin looks at the lineup of wrestlers Oklahoma State will bring to Pitt's Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday, and he quickly understands the enormity ...

Penguins notebook: Patric Hornqvist could play this weekend

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The Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist collides with the Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck during the first period Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018." src = "$Ole1bW8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsn3uaAdWuOjYF8ADZOZfHQWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Even though winger Patric Hornqvist is recovering from his fourth documented concussion since the start of the 2016-17 season, he and the Pittsburgh Penguins see ...

Upper St. Clair native Vincent Trocheck nears return for Florida Panthers

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Upper St. Clair native Vincent Trocheck is nearing a return from a gruesome ankle injury for the Florida Panthers." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYucuTvr3qtxLSzq8cucVkVcWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers desperately need a boost, and Vincent Trocheck has pronounced himself ready to provide one. Barely eight weeks removed ...

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt added to Pro Bowl roster

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates a defensive play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtD$aTiVAvwmCtzspJxvUjhWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Add outside linebacker T.J. Watt to the list of Pittsburgh Steelers players selected to participate in the Pro Bowl. Watt was added as an injury ...

In early oddsmaking for next year’s Super Bowl, Steelers tied for 8th-best chance

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The Steelers celebrate with James Conner after Conner's touchdown against the Browns in the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Firstenergy Stadium Cleveland Ohio." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv6taKMRX3s$K5ta1vBTC6oWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The uncertainty and turmoil seemingly surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers right now isn't affecting their chances to win next year's Super Bowl. At least, that's what ...

Steelers sign former Robert Morris safety Marcelis Branch

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Atlanta Falcons defensive back Marcelis Branch warms up before of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtOY06ZAcNSJqyHJ127TeDyWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Pittsburgh Steelers added a player with local ties to their roster when they signed former Robert Morris safety Marcelis Branch to a reserve/future contract ...

Steelers offseason positional outlook: Specialists

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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) slips on the turf while attempting a field goal against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)" src = "$8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtOBGmHe5oJFLYLW84Y7ZW1WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Editor's note: This is final installment of a 12-part series breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers at each position in the offseason. All salary cap information ...

First call: Terry Bradshaw on ‘The Masked Singer’; a player who doesn’t want Antonio Brown

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Terry Bradshaw is revealed by Nick Cannon on “The Masked Singer.”" src = "$ZHQJp8qEvsyS2$c$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuGgPDpGUiqQNMpMhm7YeeSWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
In Thursday’s “First Call,” another Steeler on “The Masked Singer.” One wideout doesn’t want Antonio Brown on his team, Alexander Ovechkin channels his inner Mike ...

U mad bro? Bruce Arians slams Antonio Brown, who rips Emmanuel Sanders

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, visits with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) before an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)" src = "$Cs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtelNTiN2NYhj4ACsgnXoUWWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Ooh! It’s a special “U Mad, Bro?” Normally, this weekly post is all about our beloved readers venting at me. But, here’s a new one. ...

Podcast: Uncertainty remains after Art Rooney II addresses Steelers offseason plans

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Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II walks on the field during warm ups before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)" src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuX9GSUKrJefy6ZFxiO6Wy1WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
In the wake of a nightmare collapse for his team, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II held his annual meeting with Pittsburgh-area beat writers. Joe ...

For Penguins, trading Derek Grant opens door for many others

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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jake Dotchin, left, vies for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins center Derek Grant during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 11, 2019." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYud$s7EQVktWCdif8SIvFabWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
The Pittsburgh Penguins traded away a center early Thursday morning, but it wasn't the center who has found himself at the center of trade rumors ...

Hempfield uses forfeits, big run to defeat Greensburg Salem

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Hempfield’s Ethan Berginc works toward a major decision against Greensburg Salem’s Cody Kaufman at 120 pounds during their match Wednesday." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtZkazRaQwUJ4dvN_P6gFkeWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Spotting No. 2 Hempfield 12 points from two forfeits isn't a good recipe in winning a wrestling match. That's where No. 9 Greensburg Salem found ...

Tim Benz: Art Rooney II's take on Steelers ‘circus’ is pure ‘nonsense’

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Steelers majority owner and president Art Rooney II stands on the sideline during warmups against the Jaguars on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla." src = "$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtqWQI1uDgXlieIXyy$XNlRWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg">
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II had his annual season-ending powwow with the team's local print outlets Wednesday. He made one comment that was so ...
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