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  1. L.A. Angels reunited on commercial shoot

    Patrick Dorsey

    LOS ANGELES -- During free agency last summer, the hotly pursued Josh Hamilton received a few texts from a certain former teammate: C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels. "I couldn't really text him back," Hamilton told Playbook last week, "becaus...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. Hines Ward preparing to tackle Ironman

    Lynn Hoppes

    Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward loves a challenge. So imagine what happened when the future Hall of Fame wide receiver, who retired in 2011, was asked to train for October's Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and to document it in an...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  3. Mint Condition: It's Steelers' Antonio Brown

    Playbook Trending

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown reveals which fellow NFL player he's asked for an autograph and how he inks his own signature....

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  4. Trending: It's a basketball boy wonder

    Bill Speros

    LeBron James has Nike. Dwight Howard has adidas. Titus Ashby has Thomas the Tank Engine. Ashby, who turned 2 on Jan. 25, is the latest viral sports star on YouTube. The video of his various trick shots was posted on Sunday by his father, Jo...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  5. Trending: Parody video of K.C. Chiefs

    Bill Speros

    The 2012 frustrations of Kansas City Chiefs fans hit a high with Monday night's 16-13 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dane Callstrom, who could be working on a "Chiefs Not-So Greatest Hits" album of sorts this season, posted the parody vide...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  6. Runners help victims of Hurricane Sandy

    Bill Speros

    Social media played a major role in the effort of the hundreds of would-be New York City marathoners who helped Hurricane Sandy victims on Staten Island. Their efforts were anchored around a New York Runners in Support of Staten Island Facebook page ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  7. Polamalu on being 'popular' and 'overrated'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is getting a little restless, missing his fifth game of the season, this Sunday against the Washington Redskins, because of a nagging calf injury. To keep busy, Polamalu has been spending time with his var...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  8. Book excerpt: Men of Sunday

    Curtis Eichelberger

    EXCERPT - "Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches, and Wives of the NFL" by Curtis Eichelberger Pregame Prayers Some of the sport's biggest stars are also some of its most faithful. Players like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  9. LaMarr Woodley talks about 'South Park'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Yep. It's true. Guess who's gonna be on @southpark this season??? LaMarr Woodley (@LaMarrWoodley) September 18, 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will appear in a "South Park" episode in the...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Social Media: Friends of athletes valuable

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Official confirmation that Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez were headed from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a megatrade came via a photo posted by teammate Nick Punto on Twitter. Returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tu...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  11. 49ers Vernon Davis has designs on studio

    Igor Moliver

    When he's not hauling in deep bombs or planting crushing blocks, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis finds himself in a rather unusual place for a 6-foot-3, 250-pound Pro Bowler: a design studio. Yes, Davis is co-founder of Modern Class Des...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  12. Social media: Saints, Giants, Jets are on top

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Social media headlines may say otherwise, but more than the London Olympics are happening in the sports world. Case in point, the New England Patriots beat the New Orleans Saints 7-6 on Thursday with the NFL preseason underway. But which NFL team...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  13. Hines Ward talks 'Dark Knight Rises,' work

    Lynn Hoppes

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who appears in a cameo role in "The Dark Knight Rises," released a statement to ESPN over the weekend about the Aurora, Colo., shooting last week. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the families...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  14. Social media: Woodley's Twitter top five

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Social media numbers have become an unofficial statistical category for athletes in this era. We track how many followers they have, gauge their influence on the Web and analyze their every post as it pops up on our screens. But who is on their T...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  15. Donald Driver wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Packers Nation did its job. With millions of fans' votes cast, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver won Season 14 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday night. Driver became the seventh athlete to win the Mirrorball Trophy and he...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  16. Donald Driver ready for 'Dancing' finals

    Lynn Hoppes

    When Season 14 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" began a few months ago, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver was considered a favorite. With the finals Monday night, Driver still is considered the favorite. But he's no shoo-in. Latin ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012