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Aaron Ward: Steve Downie Is A Necessary Component

TSN NHL analyst Aaron Ward joined “The Fan Morning Show” on Tuesday to talk about the Penguins and the NHL with the playoffs only a few weeks away.

93-7 The Fan–03/24/2015

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Penguins Announce Pascal Dupuis Will Not Return In Playoffs

Out since November due to blood clots, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced forward Pascal Dupuis will miss the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Steelers Selecting Cornerback In Latest Mock Draft

With holes to fill in their secondary, the latest CBS Sports mock draft has the Steelers drafting a cornerback with their 22nd overall pick.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Head coach Ben Howland of the UCLA Bruins speaks to Norman Powell #4 along the sidelines during a 79-74 UCLA win at Pauley Pavilion on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Report: Former Pitt Head Coach Ben Howland To Take Mississippi State Job

Having sat out the last two years following his firing at UCLA, former Pitt men’s basketball head coach Ben Howland has found himself a new home.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte Ready For Breakout Season

He is under Pirates control, including a team option in 2021 and following a second half where he hit .348 following a stint on the disabled list, Starling Marte may be ready to break through and prove this Pirates outfield can, indeed, be compared to the 1992 group.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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No. 10 Seed Pitt Women Ready For 2 Seed Tennessee

Coming off their first round 51-40 upset of No. 7 seed Chattanooga in the women’s NCAA Tournament, Pitt is readying for their second round matchup with No. 2 seed Tennessee.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Show Unique Ability To Build Bullpen

Pirates GM Neal Huntington has had a knack for finding bullpen help from unusual places, lefty Bobby LaFromboise is another in that group.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner: ‘Pirates Are Expected To Win’

Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster John Wehner joined “The Cook and Poni Show” Monday morning from Bradenton.

93-7 The Fan–03/23/2015

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Pirates Split Squad Finishes Day 2-0

Vance Worley and Gerrit Cole became the first Pirates pitchers to complete 5 innings as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 6-5, in Bradenton and the Twins, 4-2 in Fort Myers. But the news of the day was the revelation that catcher Tony Sanchez “is on the club,” according to manager Clint Hurdle.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Former Pirates’ Trainer Frank Velasquez Talks Spring Training Injuries

In his weekly “VESLA 360 Injury Report” exclusively here on 937thefan.com, former Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Frank Velasquez takes a look at some injuries the Pirates are dealing with in spring training.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Pirates’ Catcher Tony Sanchez Makes Big League Team

To hear him say it, the experience in the Dominican Winter League was not a pleasant one for Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, but the things he learned there have helped him make the big league club out of spring training.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Jamie Dixon To Appear As NCAA Tournament Studio Analyst

With the Pitt Panthers not making the NCAA Tournament this year, head coach Jamie Dixon will appear as a guest studio analyst as part of the NCAA Tournament broadcasts.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Buster Olney Predicts Pirates To Win World Series

Expectations in Pittsburgh have been on the rise for the Pirates as they’ve now made the playoffs in back-to-back years, but one national expert has taken that to a whole new level.

93-7 The Fan–03/20/2015

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Jim Colony Talks With ‘Big’ Brad Lincoln

Covering Spring Training the last 2 weeks it finally dawned on me. It’s gonna drive me to drinkin’ … to try to write a new song about my buddy Brad Lincoln.

93-7 The Fan–03/19/2015