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Morning Java: Easy as A, B … A.B.!

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Thursday column looks at the Steelers and those lining up early to be leaders. So good to write some football.

As accompaniment to the column, I’ll add here quick clips of questions I had for Antonio Brown:

And Lawrence Timmons:

Mike Munchak is making a big impact on the big men already, by Alan Robinson.

LeGarrette Blount plays the disrespect card at OTAs, by Mark Kaboly.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Steelers page, our Steel Mill blog and our photo gallery.

>> Bartolo Colon and the Mets mow down the Pirates, by Travis Sawchik in New York.

Andrew McCutchen sounds annoyed with all the walks, by Sawchik.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page, our Bucco Blog and our photo gallery.

Here’s Mets news from ESPN New York.

Here’s Dodgers news from the Los Angeles Times.

Here are official game highlights on

>> Brooks Orpik’s future in limbo. Josh Yohe reports.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page and our Chipped Ice blog.

Here are official game highlights on

>> The Riverhounds advanced in the U.S. Open Cup by beating Croatian side AWB Adria at Highmark Stadium, by Joe Sager.

This means they’ll play the Chicago Fire of MLS on June 18, but it also means they’re still winless in league action. Can’t change that until Sunday vs. Harrisburg. And to his credit, Collins John, the new captain pictured above, seems to grasp that in his postgame comments.

>> Thank you, as always, for reading.

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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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