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Wednesday Wakeup Call: Save Olympic wrestling

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

>> The Wednesday column assails the International Olympic Committee’s decision to eliminate wrestling following the 2016 Rio Games.

>> I’d hoped to direct you to USA Wrestling’s official site for where you might be able to get involved, but it would appear the best place to start is upgrading that site.

Here’s a Facebook page called Save Olympic Wrestling.

And the official-as-it-gets hashtag on Twitter is #SaveOlympicWrestling

>> Also, here’s the local-angle news coverage by our Scott Brown.

Here’s yesterday’s TribLIVE Radio show podcast, featuring my guests, Duquesne women’s coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless.

And here’s video of the monologue on the Penguins’ second line …

>> Related to the monologue, here’s Josh Yohe’s report from practice. I would recommend reading James Neal’s comments in here closely.

>> Whatever happened to goals in the NHL? Yoke asks the Penguins.

>> Maybe the Rangers’ Rick Nash provided the answer last night in Boston …

Yep. Just stickhandle through an entire franchise, have everyone looking your way, then pass off to a really fortunate teammates at the end. Problem solved.

>> A.J. Burnett’s bunting, Brandon Inge as backup, other Bradenton stuff from Rob Biertempfel can be found on our baseball page. You’ll also find quality photos and videos from staff photog Chris Horner, who does good work.

>> The Marlins’ fans are upset with ownership and management, and they’re protesting.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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