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Gene Collier: Penguins' nice start soured quickly by awful effo…

Gene Collier: Penguins' nice start soured quickly by awful effort

Not sure if the Penguins purposefully chose the second intermission to make this announcement or if I simply missed it in the first, but reminding the live audience that tickets for the first two games of the Stanley Cup playoffs go on sale Monday seeme…
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  • Steelers sign cornerback; receiver to visit

    Steelers sign cornerback; receiver to visit

    The Steelers, trying to shore up two of the thinnest positions on their roster, signed a veteran cornerback Tuesday and will entertain wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey today at their facility.
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  • Sidney Crosby reaches 100 points, or 20 percent more than the s…

    Sidney Crosby reaches 100 points, or 20 percent more than the second-place guy

    Rest easy, NHL. You don’t have to relive Dead Puck Era embarrassments like Martin St-Louis’ 94-point scoring title in 2003-04. That’s because Pittsurgh’s Sidney Crosby reached the century mark Tuesday night, assisting on Chris Kunitz’s first-period goal…
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  • New Pirates first baseman savors return to major leagues

    New Pirates first baseman savors return to major leagues

    Travis Ishikawa was the first Pirates base-runner to reach scoring position in the opener Monday. After his second single against the Chicago Cubs, a ground ball sent him to second.
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  • Darrius Heyward-Bey to visit Steelers

    Darrius Heyward-Bey to visit Steelers

    PITTSBURGH -- A day after adding depth at cornerback with the signing of Brice McCain the Steelers could do the same at wide receiver. Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft, will visit the Steelers on Wednesday, according t…
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  • Crosby reaches 100 points with assist vs. Hurricanes

    Crosby reaches 100 points with assist vs. Hurricanes

    NHL.com Apr 1
    Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins reached 100 points for the fifth time in his NHL career with a first-period assist against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Crosby became the first player in the League this season to reach 100 ...
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  • A Tribute To Now Former Steelers Safety Ryan Clark

    A Tribute To Now Former Steelers Safety Ryan Clark

    The Steelers career of safety Ryan Clark in Pittsburgh came to an official end Monday, inking a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins. Today we pay homage to Clark, the hard-hitting safety who collected two rings while with the black and gold in th…
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  • Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios: April 1

    Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios: April 1

    NHL.com Apr 1
    The Pittsburgh Penguins can clinch the Metropolitan Division on Tuesday, while the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning can secure a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are the scenarios: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS The Penguins would clinch...
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  • Penguins Letang nominated for NHL’s Masterton Trophy

    Penguins Letang nominated for NHL’s Masterton Trophy

    Defenseman Kris Letang is the Penguins’ nominee for the NHL’s Masterton Trophy, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
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  • Pirate booty! Andrew McCutchen spanks Neil Walker's bottom afte…

    Pirate booty! Andrew McCutchen spanks Neil Walker's bottom after walk-off homer

    yahoo.com Apr 1
    Neil Walker of the Pittsburgh Pirates broke a scoreless tie with a walk-off home run against the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday. And then this happened: Pirate booty! It was Walker's first career game-ending homer, and it was openi…
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  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Tuesday 04:24

    MLB Daily Download: Tuesday

    Apr 1
    Cary Chow recaps Monday night's action from around the majors, including Mike Trout's Opening Day performance and a walk-off in Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Canes Upend Penguins 00:54

    Canes Upend Penguins

    Apr 1
    Elias Lindholm recorded two goals in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over the Penguins.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ten most significant quarterback moves this offseason

    Apr 1
    Despite a quarterback-laden 2014 NFL draft unfolding next month (Johnny, Blake or Teddy anyone?), it has been another typically active offseason on the league's ever-spinning quarterback carousel. By my count, 16 teams -- or half the league -- have expe…
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Apr 1
    Had a few things left in the notebook from the weekend visit to a New York City hospital to see Jim Kelly battle cancer of the face and jaw for the second time. But first, this bit of additional sobering news first reported by Tim Graham of the Buffalo …