The Steelers trimmed their roster to 53 by the Saturday deadline, and the acquisitions of cornerback Joe Haden and tight end Vance McDonald signal that this team is built to win now. Ben Roethlisberger has already mulled retirement once, James Harrison can only hold off retirement for so long, and Le’Veon Bell is,…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
Speaking of high school football, as I am, I knew of a chemistry teacher who was so tough, so mean — or at least mean-​looking — that he produced decades of superb students. Not that I’m advocating mean as a teaching method, but he was so good that college chemistry professors could pick his students out on…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Why make it tough on kids who want to change high schools for sports?
The Steelers are halfway through the preseason, and all signs are pointing to another electric season on both sides of the ball. Here are a few notes from Pittsburgh’s victories over the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants, as well as some training camp observations from Latrobe.

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2017
Mother Nature has a sense of humor and the soul of Monet. The change in the yard was startling. In just a week it went from being a crabgrass plantation to a breathtaking carpet of fluffy, soft-​white clover, a pastel hand-​delivered from the French master himself. But lawns are supposed to be neat…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading A veteran golf writer calls for the sport to help rescue America’s bees
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