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Bill Foley fired the wrong guy, as Pete DeBoer pays for sins of others

General manager Kelly McCrimmon stood at a podium at City National Arena on Monday afternoon, addressing a small group of reporters who had made their way to the Vegas Golden Knights’ headquarters to try to understand the firing of Pete DeBoer as the franchise’s head coach. Whoever McCrimmon, owner Bill Foley and the VGK’s Wizard of Oz, George McPhee, the

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Happy 96th Birthday, Dad

When I was 12, I had no idea what a homeless person was. All I knew was living in a safe, warm and comfortable home with two parents who loved me. Despite having very modest means, pretty much anything my younger brother, Keith, or I wanted, we got. But if Keith or I wanted something — be it a new

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The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

The opening day battle cry for a Pirates fan with an asterisk: ‘Sell Nutting, sell!’

Baseball season begins today. Hope springs eternal they say, except in Pittsburgh, where grumbling about owner Bob Nutting’s thriftiness has become the de rigueur social take. The Pirates will start the season with a $73 million payroll, or about $150 million or so less than the world champion Boston Red Sox. And it will go down significantly in late July

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