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June 11, 2012

Baby News: Big Ben and Ashley expecting first child

NEW CASTLE — Big Ben’s going to be a big daddy.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley, a Laurel High graduate, are expecting a son later this year. Roethlisberger released the news on his official website Saturday afternoon.

Roethlisberger posted: “It is truly a blessing and we are so excited!”

The Roethlisbergers were married July 23 last year at Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley in a quiet ceremony attended by a sizable contingent from the organization.

It’s been a busy offseason for Roethlisberger, who turned 30 in March and graduated from Miami (Ohio) last month with a bachelor’s degree in education. He is expected to join the team for mandatory minicamp next week.

Pittsburgh opens the preseason schedule at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Philadelphia. The Steelers begin the regular season at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 9 on the road against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Last year, Denver eliminated Pittsburgh (12-5) in the AFC Wild Card round, 29-23, in overtime.

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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