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Can we get excited about the Bucs?

June 23, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The standings don’t lie. The Pittsburgh Pirates are not only contenders, but as of a few hours ago, they had the second-best record in Major League Baseball. more »»

Mehno: Pirates, Reds need to follow NHL’s example

June 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH — People ridicule the NHL for allowing players to fight, but maybe hockey has the right idea. You have a beef with someone? Back it up. Drop the gloves, square off and fight. more »»

Mehno: Time for Mario to speak up

June 16, 2013 PITTSBURGH — We heard loud and clear from Ray Shero last week. Dan Bylsma is staying, so are his assistant coaches, and so is Marc-Andre Fleur. more »»

Plenty of news in Pittsburgh these days

June 12, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Views on the news: n Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson gets a five-year extension. Pederson has his critics who are undoubtedly disappointed at this developmen. more »»

Firing Bylsma is one thing, but who takes over?

June 9, 2013 PITTSBURGH — So you want to fire Dan Bylsma? Put that on a ballot, and you’d have a bigger local turnout than any Presidential election, with volunteers ready to help him pac. more »»

Everything has gone wrong for Penguins

June 5, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t finished yet. But they are definitely in trouble. more »»

Pens, Rangers and sharks ... oh my!

June 2, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Our long regional nightmare ended just past 8 o’clock on Saturday night. more »»

The wait for Pens is too long

May 29, 2013 PITTSBURGH — It’s always nice to have some rest in the middle of the grueling Stanley Cup playoff grind. more »»

The Pirates are good but ...

May 26, 2013 PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Pirates just had an 8-2 homestand that left them with one of the best records in baseball. That left a lot of people saying, “Yes, but…” They’ve earned that skepticism. more »»

Bylsma needs a victory in Game 4

May 22, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins need a victory in Ottawa tonight for two big reasons: 1. To reclaim control of their Stanley Cup playoff series with a 3-1 lead. 2. more »»

Barmes plays SS for a reason

May 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The most valuable asset a sports fan can have is the ability to read between the lines. Total candor is rare from management types, simply because they have little to gain from it. more »»

Fleury should still be starter

May 15, 2013 PITTSBURGH-Tomas Vokoun got the call when the Pittsburgh Penguins opened the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night. It should have been Marc-Andre Fleury. more »»

Mehno: MLB replay needs further review

May 12, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Major League Baseball has a limited replay system in place, which is further limited by the umpires’ inability to make the right call even after watching in slow motio. more »»

Mean Joe Greene was special player

May 8, 2013 PITTSBURGH — Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when the NFL draft was conducted without live TV coverage, without mock drafts and without Mel Kiper Jr. more »»

Pens’ loss may help teach lesson

May 5, 2013 PITTSBURGH — We’ll find out today if the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 2 loss was a bump in the road or the beginning of another first-round heartbreak. The vote here is for teaching momen. more »»

Collins may inspire other athletes

May 1, 2013 PITTSBURGH — OK, Jason Collins is out. more »»

This draft matters greatly for Steelers

April 28, 2013 PITTSBURGH — What makes this Pittsburgh Steelers draft unusual is that you’re likely to see some of the new players being introduced out of the tunnel as starters when the season opens on Sept. 8. more »»

Steelers should look for a trade

April 24, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The NFL draft is looming, so let’s count the positions where the Pittsburgh Steelers need help. more »»

NHL outdoors too much

April 21, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks is a marquee matchup that couldn’t happen this year because the lockout-shortened schedule didn’t allow inter-conference games. more »»

Sanders move made out of desperation

April 17, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers were 8-8 last season. Their winning percentage in the offseason has been significantly lower. more »»

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