Top 10 Pittsburgh Sports Stories For 2010

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#10 - Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno becomes 3rd coach in NCAA History to win 400 games.
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#9 - Pittsburgh Pirates
After Pirates 18th straight losing season they fired John Russell and then hired Clint Hurdle
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#8 - Chip Gnassi
Pittsburgh native Chip Gnassi, owner of Target Gnassi race Team becomes first owner to win Daytona 500, Brickyard, and Indy 500 in same year.
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#7 - Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins open their new home the Consol Energy Center and are awarded 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
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#7 - Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins open their new home the Consol Energy Center and are awarded 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
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The NFL cracks down on illegal helmet to helmet hits and hits to defenseless wide receivers. James Harrison is fined a total of $125k for 4 hits.
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#5 - Santonio Holmes
The Pittsburgh Steelers trade Super Bowl MVP WR Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets.
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#4 - Winter Olympics
Sidney Crosby leads Team Canada over Team USA for the gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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#3 - Pitt Panthers Football
The Pitt Panthers fire coach Dave Wannstedt after a losing season that Pitt was expected to win the Big East at the preseason.
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#3 - Pitt Panthers Football
After the Pitt Panthers fire coach Dave Wannstedt, they hire Miami of Ohio coach Mike Haywood.
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#2 - Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins are eliminated from the NHL playoff by #8 seed the Montreal Canadiens.
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#1 - Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger is suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season.
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Honorable Mention
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.
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Honorable Mention
West Virginia Men's basketball makes it to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
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Honorable Mention
Pitt Panthers men's basketball team is eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the second round.
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Honorable Mention
One of the few bright spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the successful rookie season of Neil Walker.
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Honorable Mention
Oakmont hosts the US Women's Open.
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