The late Mike Webster is among the former Steelers whose death is linked to CTE
About 10,000 former NFL players have registered to be part of the $1 billion settlement with the league from a class-action concussion lawsuit, reports Ben Schmitt.
Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons led the Steelers in tackles this past season
Of the Steelers' 9 unrestricted free agents, who would you most like to see return?
— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) March 8, 2017
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons is among the nine Steelers free agents to hit the open market, writes Joe Rutter.
ON THE HARDWOOD
Jamel Artis scored 11 points for the Panthers against Georgia Tech
Pitt edges Georgia Tech, stays alive another day in ACC Tournament, writes Denis P. Gorman.
Duquesne freshman guard Mike Lewis II was named to the Atlantic-10 All-Rookie team, along with freshman forward Isiah Mike
Freshman guard Mike Lewis II provides hope for Duquesne basketball, writes Jerry DiPaola.
ON THE ICE
Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley jumps over Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien
With Winnipeg matchup looming, Penguins stick to ‘just play’ philosophy, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
The 6-foot-5, 228-pound Tom Sestito has 121 penalty minutes in 33 AHL games this season
The Penguins added some muscle, writes JB, as Tom Sestito was called up for the Jets game.
Matt Cullen: ‘I think there might be some merit to the three-point game (for a regulation win). Personally, I always preferred the two points for a win and none for a loss. But I understand the value of the shootout, and I like the idea of coming away with a win, so I don’t know that a three-point game would be a terrible idea’
Fleury, Pouliot didn't practice b/c they're ill. Letang won't travel west w/ Pens. Carter Rowney took Fehr's spot in the dressing room.
— Bill West (@BWest_Trib) March 7, 2017
In the Penguins notebook, Bill West writes that veteran Matt Cullen is open to radical rules changes.
One scout compared lefty Steven Brault to Jeff Locke, but with better control and a chance to be better
Improved Pirates pitcher Steven Brault ‘right on course,’ writes Rob Biertempfel.
In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that backup catcher Chris Stewart tested well in his spring debut.
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Biertempfel’s breakdown: Pirates 6, Braves 3.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee is 141-0 and four wins away from becoming the state’s fifth undefeated and untied four-time state champion
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee is on the cusp of joining an elite group of wrestlers, writes Paul Schofield.
My column on lessons learned by Lee and why he’s arguably the best WPIAL wrestler ever.