Timmons leaves Steelers for Miami Dolphins

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Lawrence Timmons, the first draft pick under Mike Tomlin, led the Steelers in tackles last season and his 120 consecutive regular-season starts were the most of any NFL linebacker

Lawrence Timmons expressed his hope that this past season wouldn’t be his final ride with the Steelers, but the inside linebacker left sign with the Miami Dolphins, writes Joe Rutter.

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Anthony Yates

Steelers team internist Anthony Yates testified that as late as last season, Steelers players “lined up” for Toradol injections before a game — a practice that had been occurring for “the past 15 years”

Steelers doctor Anthony Yates cited in NFL prescription drug lawsuit, writes Joe Rutter.

ON THE ICE

Marc-Andre Fleury v Oilers

Zack Kassian jumps in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 40 shots

Marc-Andre Fleury made 40 saves, stealing the Sidney Crosby-Connor McDavid Show as the Penguins beat the Oilers in a shootout, writes Jason Hills.

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On the Chipped Ice blog, Jonathan Bombulie writes that there has been precious little distance between Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray since Christmas.

IN BRADENTON

Jung Ho Kang 4

By being placed on restricted list, Jung Ho Kang does not count on 25-man or 40-man roster

The Pirates place Jung Ho Kang on the restricted list, writes Chris Adamski.

Meantime, Andrew McCutchen made a vow to USA Today: ‘I’m going to have a monster year’ … whether it’s in Pittsburgh or somewhere else.

Dovydas Neverauskas

Dovydas Neverauskas has played for minor-league teams representing seven different cities in 7½ years

Lithuanian pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas finds comfort zone with Pirates, writes Chris Adamski.

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Drew Hutchison has allowed just nine baserunners (six hits, three walks) with nine strikeouts in nine innings in spring training

In the Pirates notebook, Adamski writes that Drew Hutchison is making a strong case to become the No. 5 starter.

Adamski’s breakdown: Pirates 4, Rays 1

On his From the Cheap Seats blog, Adamski writes that the Bucs’ bullpen is basically set.

ON THE HARDWOOD

Charlie Buscaglia

RMU women’s basketball coach Charlie Buscaglia and leading scorer Anna Niki Stamolamprau could clinch an NCAA tourney berth with a victory in the NEC final

Proving that there’s not a college team in town he can’t cover, Jerry DiPaola writes that the Robert Morris women’s basketball team is taking a swing at an NCAA Tournament bid.