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  1. Around the NFC West: Back in West saddle

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. It's good to be back home and on the division beat again after attending my sister's wedding in Pennsylvania (followed by a family trip to Gettysburg in the heart of Pittsburgh Steelers country). Around the NFC West: Ap...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  2. Big East lunchtime links

    Matt Fortuna

    Sooo ... these replacement refs aren't popular? The Big Man on Campus looks at the big picture three weeks into the season. The gang at AthlonSports takes a look at the conference through three weeks. Butch Jones doesn't think Munchie Legaux ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  3. Former NFLer tackling toughest hurdle yet

    Josh Gross

    Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione have not stepped in the Octagon since June 26, when each won in Pittsburgh. Mitrione waltzed through a sloppy Christian Morecraft, an unremarkable tough guy, before punching out a finish in the second ro...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  4. UFC Live 4 could use a referee redo

    Jason Probst

    Questionable and at times maddening officiating was on display at UFC Live 4 on Sunday in Pittsburgh, as two officials routinely interjected themselves into bouts. The time has come to end such practices, writes Jason Probst. More »...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  5. High testosterone levels led to Nate Marquardt's withdrawal from ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Nate Marquardt broke his silence Tuesday regarding the failed medical exam that kept him off the main event of last weekend's UFC card in Pittsburgh and led to his dismissal from the organization.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2011
  6. Kongo lands 'Knockout of the night'

    Franklin McNeil

    PITTSBURGH -- Once again UFC picks itself off the mat and scores a knockout. Rarely does the promotion put as much stock in one fight as it did for UFC on Versus 4 on Sunday night at Consol Energy Center. Arguably the most important fighter o...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  7. Kongo's moment comes at Barry's expense

    Chuck Mindenhall

    PITTSBURGH -- There are good performances that end up ugly, and then ugly performances that come up epic. That's what happened with Frenchman Cheick Kongo, who teetered on the verge of becoming a TKO victim early only to pocket $50,000 for landin...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  8. What's next after UFC Live 4?

    Brian Knapp

    Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione both recorded spectacular finishes at UFC Live 4 on Saturday in Pittsburgh, as Kongo flattened Patrick Barry in an unlikely comeback and Mitrione knocked out Christian Morecraft in a one-sided drubbing. Could they now f...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  9. Brenneman's crazy Story

    Chuck Mindenhall

    PITTSBURGH -- Talk about your crazy weeks. Charlie Brenneman was officially orphaned from tonight's card after arriving in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when his original opponent -- TJ Grant -- had to pull out of their scheduled prelim bout with an inju...

    Blog | June 26, 2011
  10. Oliveira and his animal collective

    Chuck Mindenhall

    PITTSBURGH -- Charles Oliveira is an interesting dude, and part of that is because he's a very young dude. At 20 years old, he came into a truckload of money by that age bracket's standards -- winning "Submission of the night" against Darren Elki...

    Blog | June 26, 2011
  11. UFC Live 4: An unlikely end to Story's run

    Franklin McNeil

    Losing to Charlie Brenneman is a major setback for Rick Story, but could also prove to be a learning experience.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2011
  12. Heavyweights Cheick Kongo, Pat Barry to settle differences at 'UF...

    Franklin McNeil

    Despite the loss of Nate Marquardt, who failed a prefight medical examination, 'UFC on Versus 4' will go on as planned Sunday night at Consol Energy Center.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  13. Nate Marquardt not medically cleared; scratched from bout against...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt was not medically cleared Saturday by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, and has been scratched from his welterweight fight on Sunday against Rick Story.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  14. Angry 'Daddy' declares playtime over

    Franklin McNeil

    PITTSBURGH -- When Joe Stevenson steps in the Octagon for the first time as a featherweight on Sunday, he will look much different than the fighter most MMA fans have known over the past several years. The look will have nothing to do with his sli...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  15. A new address for Marquardt

    Tristen Critchfield

    Former middleweight King of Pancrase Nate Marquardt moves to the welterweight division following a long and successful run at 185 pounds. In his way stands the surging Rick Story. The two will meet in the UFC Live 4 headliner on Sunday in Pittsburgh....

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  16. Barry trying to turn weakness to strength

    Yael Grauer

    Heavyweight kickboxer Pat Barry will face Cheick Kongo in the UFC Live 4 "Marquardt vs. Story" co-main event on Sunday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Barry has spent the weeks leading up to the fight working on his wrestling and grappling...

    Blog | June 23, 2011