2013 Pittsburgh Sports Year In Review

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NHL Lockout Ends
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the start of the NHL season at the Westin Times Square on January 9, 2013 in New York City. Penguins, Fans Excited For Start Of Shortened Season
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Evgeni Malkin Injured
Evgeni Malkin experiences "concussion-like" symptoms after taking a hard crash into the board during a February game against the Panthers. Shea-ved Ice: Malkin’s Injury, Crosby Shines Against Lightning
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Mike Wallace Goes To Dolphins
Steelers receiver Mike Wallace agreed to a deal with the Miami Dolphins in March. CBS Sports reported Wallace would get a five-year contract worth around $12 million per year. Wallace Reportedly Signs With Miami Dolphins
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Rashard Mendenhall Goes To Cardinals
Rashard Mendenhall left the Steelers in March for a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, where former Steeler offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is the head coach. Steelers Sign QB Gradkowski, Release Colon, Mendenhall To Cardinals
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RMU Hosts Kentucky In NIT
The Colonials hosted defending national champion, Kentucky in a first-round game of the NIT in March. RMU Excited To Host Kentucky In NIT
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Sidney Crosby Breaks Jaw
Sidney Crosby had to sit out many games after a puck hit by Brooks Orpik deflected and hit Sidney Crosby in the jaw, breaking it in a game against the New York Islanders March 30. Report: Crosby Out Indefinitely With Broken Jaw
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Brenden Morrow Joins Penguins
In March Brenden Morrow of the Dallas Stars joined the Penguins while Evgeni Malkin was out after a head injury in February. Pens Trade For Veteran Forward Morrow
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Jarome Iginla Joins The Pens
Former Calgary Flames star winger Jarome Iginla also joined the Pens in March. In Stunning Move, Pens Land Jarome Iginla
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Rushel Shell Leaves Pitt
Then-freshman running back Rushel Shell left Pitt in early April for what head coach Paul Chryst called "challenges." Rushel Shell Will Not Return To Pitt
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Teams Arrive For Frozen Four In Pittsburgh
In April, the Yale Bulldogs, UMass-Lowell River Hawks Quinnipiac Bobcats and St Cloud State Huskies will battle for the national title in college hockey. Excitement Building Around City For Frozen Four
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Crosby Returns After Suffering Broken Jaw
After being out for more than a month healing from a broken jaw, Sidney Crosby returned to the ice to face off against the New York Islanders. Sidney Crosby Returns To Practice
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Steelers' Mike Adams Stabbed On South Side
Steeler Mike Adams recovered after he was the victim of an attempted car-jacking which resulted in him getting stabbed in his abdomen and forearm. Steelers’ Mike Adams Stabbed During Attempted Carjacking
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Gerrit Cole Makes Debut
Pirates fans were excited in June when pitcher Gerrit Cole made his debut. Colin Dunlap: Cole Debut Should Make You Stop Everything
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Bruins Knock Pens Out Of Playoffs
In the June 7 game against the Boston Bruins during game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Pens lost, thus losing out on their chance to win the 2013 Stanley Cup. Pens Beat Bruins 3-2 In Emotional Game In Boston
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Pens Bring Back Rob Scuderi
The Pittsburgh Penguins made a splash in free agency, and it was a familiar one, bringing back former Stanley Cup winner, Rob Scuderi. Rob Scuderi Eyes His Third Cup In Pittsburgh
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Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd
To continue the Pirates' success over the summer, the team traded Alex Presley and picked up Justin Morneau of the Twins and Marlon Byrd of the Mets. What Are The Pirates Getting In Justin Morneau?
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Pirates Break Losing Streak
In September, the Pirates finally broke .500, landing the first winning season in 20 years. Fans Happy, But Hoping For More As Pirates’ Break Losing Curse
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Pirates Enter Postseason
Bucs fans were excited for Buctober as the team made it to the postseason for the first time in 20 years. City, County To Host Rally For Playoff-Bound Pirates
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Steelers Start A Bad Season
While the other Pittsburgh sports teams had successful season in 2013, the Steelers started one of their worst seasons, losing every pre-season game and the first four regular season games. Steelers Fans Disappointed By Opener Loss
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Pirates' Success Brings Buctober Fever
Pirates fans got to see the team still playing into October for the first time in many years, continuing their excitement and bringing on the month known as Buctober. 2013 Pirates Made Fans Fall In Love With Baseball Again
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Tony Dorsett Seeks Treatment For Memory Issues
In November, Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett said he’s certain he has CTE, degenerative brain disease and was seeking treatment for memory loss. Tony Dorsett Seeking Treatment For Memory Issues
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Mike Tomlin Fined For Stepping Onto Field
In December, the NFL came down with the ruling that Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin would have to pay up $100,000 for stepping onto the field and interfering with a kick return back by Jacoby Jones of the Ravens. Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Fined $100K For Sideline Incident”
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Brooks Orpik Injured By Bruins' Shawn Thornton
Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is carted off of the ice on a stretcher by the medical staff in the first period after an altercation with Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins during the game at TD Garden. Orpik Injured Against Boston, Taken Off Ice On Stretcher
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The Cutch Proposes On "Ellen"
Pirates star Andrew McCutchen made headlines in December when he proposed to his girlfriend during an appearance on “Ellen.” Andrew McCutchen Gets Engaged On “Ellen”
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