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Olli Maatta Near Ready to Play As Opener Draws Near

Pens defenseman Olli Maatta suffered a shoulder injury in April last season, fought through it, had off-season surgery and likely will return for the opener on Thursday.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin’s Status ’50-50′ For Season Opener

Pens center Evgeni Malkin went through his first practice and then told us he could play in the opener Thursday night.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

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Pens Forward Steve Downie Ready To Protect Sidney Crosby And Evgeni Malkin

Penguins Forward Steve Downie joined the Starkey and Muller show Tuesday to talk about his role with the Pens this year and what lengths he’ll go to in order to protect Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

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Mike Tomlin Defends Play Call To Extend Antonio Brown ‘Record’

In his weekly press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recapped the teams victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, previewed their upcoming matchup with the Cleveland Browns and of course addressed the play call at the end of the Jacksonville game that was designed to extend wide receiver Antonio Brown’s record of 21 consecutive games with at least 5 catches and 50 yards.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

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Pitt-Penn State Set Date For Renewal Of Rivalry In 2016

The Pitt football program has announced their 2015-2016 non-conference dates and ACC opponents that will appear on next years schedule.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

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Ramon Foster: Every Coach Is A Players’ Coach, But Mike Tomlin Isn’t Soft

Steelers guard Ramon Foster joined “The Fan Morning Show” Tuesday with the team set to face the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.

93-7 The Fan–10/07/2014

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Ed Bouchette: ‘You’d Think It Was Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record’

Ed Bouchette joined “The Fan Morning Show” Monday to break down the Steelers’ 17-9 win over the Jaguars.

93-7 The Fan–10/06/2014

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Dunlap: Pass To Brown Just Plain Selfish

Less than a week after Mike Tomlin spoke at his Tuesday media gathering about discipline, and after the head coach seemed to not take kindly to the notion — even indicating his race was a factor — that he was a player’s coach, Tomlin got walked all over on Sunday by a couple of his guys.

10/06/2014

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Steelers Week 5 Injury Report With Frank Velasquez

In his weekly “VESLA 360 Injury Report” exclusively on 937thefan.com, former Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Frank Velasquez takes a look at the Steelers Week 5 Injury Report.

93-7 The Fan–10/05/2014

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Pat Bostick Previews Pitt-Virginia

Pitt broadcaster and former quarterback Pat Bostick previewed the Pitt-Virginia game with Bob Pompeani.

93-7 The Fan–10/04/2014

Darrelle Revis with Jordan Whitehead

Pitt Football Lands One Of WPIAL Top Recruits

After getting off to a hot start this season and then dropping consecutive games to Iowa and Akron, the Pitt football program was looking for some good news, and that good news came through today.

93-7 The Fan–10/03/2014

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John Smoltz On Pirates’ Future, Why He Hates The Wild Card Game

John Smoltz joins “The Fan Morning Show” to look back and the season and ahead to the offseason

93-7 The Fan–10/03/2014

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Paul Chryst Talks About Helping His Young Players Mature

Pitt football’s head coach joins “The Fan Morning Show” for his weekly spot

93-7 The Fan–10/03/2014

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Russell Martin, Teammates Talk Potential Of Return In 2015

Looking back at it, the 2-year, $17 million contract the Pirates signed Catcher Russell Martin to back in 2013 was an absolute steal. You can expect that this offseason, it will take much more than than to retain one of the most important pieces of this team.

93-7 The Fan–10/03/2014

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Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle To Undergo Hip Surgery Monday

As confirmed by 93.7 The FAN Host Colin Dunlap, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle will be undergoing surgery for his injured hip that he has dealt with throughout the season.

93-7 The Fan–10/02/2014

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