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-Mike Wallace and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (right) will see quite a bit of each other Sunday.
-What does Ryan Clark mean to the Steelers' secondary?
-James Harrison donated $100,000 to his alma mater Kent State University.
-"I'm not real upset with (the Steelers) but still, I do feel like I've got a little something to prove." - Colts offensive lineman Trai Essex on being cut by the Steelers out of training camp.
-Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas was diagnosed with a concussion.
-Raiders cornerback Ronald Bartell will be sidelined due to a shoulder injury.
-Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith was fined $15,750 for a horse collar tackle.
-The NFL isn't happy with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for covering the Nike logo on his gear during pregame warmups. Griffin III endorses Adidas.
-Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is dealing with a foot injury.
-Former Bengals/Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson was officially charged with domestic battery for allegedly head-butting his ex-wife.
-The Pirates drop their sixth consecutive game with a 2-1 loss to the Reds.
-The 2013 schedule was released.
-Notre Dame heads to the ACC on a limited basis.
-What does the move mean for Pitt?
-Allen Robinson has emerged as Penn State's top wide receiver.
-Wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left Penn State for personal reasons.
-Some progress was made between the NHL and NHLPA. But how much?
-"Nobody wants to make a deal more than I do." - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (right, with Mario Lemieux).
-The Penguins signed first-round picks Olli Matta and Derrick Pouliot to entry level contracts.
-“He’s a motivated kid — at practice, in games, and off the ice — that obviously wants to be an NHL hockey player. He works his tail off every day." - London Knights head coach Dale Hunter on Maatta.
-Jonathan Bombulie of the Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice catches up with Penguins forward prospect Tom Kuhnhackl.
-“They’ve been saying hockey is the game of the future since 1980. It’s a great sport and once people watch it live, they’re hooked. But it’s about getting it out to the masses, like anything else. Once you get people involved, especially Americans and their attention spans ... you get them to a game, you see how quick it is, it sells itself. And if we keep shooting ourselves that way, then it’s just going to take longer and longer and longer. And it really is too bad it’s happening again.” - Former Penguins forward John Chabot on the potential for the NHL to stage a third lockout since 1994.
-“I’m more mature. More patient." - Former Penguins coach Michel Therrien (right) on his second run as head coach of the Canadiens.
-Former Penguins captain Ron Francis became an investor with the Hurricanes' ownership group. Francis is already the club's vice president of hockey operations.
-The Capitals signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year contract extension worth $11 million.
-In the event of a lockout, Canucks employees will be taking a 20 percent paycut.
-Long-time Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun will retire.
(Photo: Wallace/Revis-Al Bello/Getty Images; Bettman/Lemieux and Therrien-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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