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Hurdle named National League manager of the year
Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday after guiding their small-budget teams to charming turnarounds.
Francona edged John Farrell of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox for the American League honor 112 points to 96 in a close vote by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Numbers show Steelers do better when Rothelisberger hands off
The future of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season might not rely so much on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm as it will on his hands.
When Roethlisberger spends more time turning around and giving the ball to a running back, the Steelers (3-6) win.
Old-school Steelers produce success
The ball was snapped and Jarvis Jones sprinted forward.
A moment later, he was in the Buffalo Bills backfield. A split second after that, Buffalo quarterback E.J. Manuel tumbled meekly to the Heinz Field turf in apparent surrender. Jones stood up and walked back to the Pittsburgh Steelers huddle. No big celebration. No histrionics necessary.
Steelers rebound for win over Bills
The Pittsburgh Steelers spent three hours making Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel look very much like the rookie he is.
Old times for a defense that has looked just plain old recently?
“No,” safety Ryan Clark said. “We used to be much better than that.
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Steelers rookie facing former coach
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Shamarko Thomas didn’t take it personally when the Buffalo Bills and new coach Doug Marrone skipped over the hard-hitting safety in the first four rounds of the NFL draft.
That’s despite Marrone coaching Thomas at Syracuse for four years.
“I know it’s a business,” Thomas said. “It probably wasn’t all his call anyway.”
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