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Sports

Inside Conditions…Numbers Game

Rookie Linebacker Jarvis Jones (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) Why, why do these so-called NFL “experts” continue to preach to and praise themselves as the greatest sports minds since the days of ancient Athens? At least in the times of Socrates they kept their journalistic integrity intact by honestly keeping track of and considering most all of the numbers.

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Sports

Steelers offense needs work after preseason loss

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin leads his troops into battle against the New York Giants on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn’t about to blame his team’s lethargic 18-13 loss to the New York Giants in the preseason opener on the calendar. Tomlin knows the Steelers haven’t played a game in nearly eight months. He also doesn’t care. The way he figures it, committing seven penalties Saturday night, enduring couple of Keystone Kops moments on special teams and generating little offense has little to do with rust.

National

Schools around US increase security after massacre

by Christine Armario AP Education Writer MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed into an elementary school and killed children nearly their same age. “They’re just babies,” her 10-year-old son said. “What could they have done?” A COMMUNITY GRIEVES–Johnny Nhatavong, center, of New Haven, Conn., embraces his wife, Melennie Rizek, right, and their 11-month-old son Kenzo Jung while stopping at a makeshift memorial near the place where a day earlier a gunman opened fire inside of an elementary school, Dec. 15, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Kornfeld assured him the victims had done nothing wrong, and that the shootings didn’t make sense to anybody. She reminded her children that they were with her, and safe.

Sports

Athletes shaken by Connecticut shooting

by Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — When the Miami Heat players and coaches showed up for work Saturday morning, basketball was secondary. Newtown was the focus. FAMILY IS NO. 1–Miami Heat’s LeBron James stands with his children LeBron, Jr., and Bryce, foreground, during a minute of silence of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.,before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Miami, Dec 15. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Friday’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., was the primary topic of discussion among the Heat, even though they were gathered to finish prepping for a Saturday night game against Washington. It’s rare for anything to overshadow basketball on the Heat practice court, but clearly, this was not going to be a typical day.