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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…Share Tweet
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.Share Tweet
Sidney Crosby reaches 100 points, or 20 percent more than the second-place guythehockeynews.com Apr 1, 2014Rest 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…Share Tweet
New Pirates first baseman savors return to major leaguespost-gazette.com Apr 1, 2014Travis 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.Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- 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…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 1, 2014Sidney 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 ...Share Tweetsteelersgab.com Apr 1, 2014The 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…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 1, 2014The 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...Share Tweet
Penguins Letang nominated for NHL’s Masterton Trophypost-gazette.com Apr 1, 2014Defenseman Kris Letang is the Penguins’ nominee for the NHL’s Masterton Trophy, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.Share Tweet
Pirate booty! Andrew McCutchen spanks Neil Walker's bottom after walk-off homeryahoo.com Apr 1, 2014Neil 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…Share Tweet
MLB Daily Download: TuesdayApr 1Cary Chow recaps Monday night's action from around the majors, including Mike Trout's Opening Day performance and a walk-off in Pittsburgh.
Canes Upend PenguinsApr 1Elias Lindholm recorded two goals in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over the Penguins.
Don Banks: Ten most significant quarterback moves this offseasonApr 1Despite 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 MailbagApr 1Had 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 …