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Penguins notebook: Bennett battles through illnessWinger Beau Bennett made a splash Friday after a 50-game absence, scoring the winning goal as the Penguins beat Columbus, 2-1.Upvote Share Tweetpittsburghlive.com Mar 31Former Steelers safety Ryan and Clark and the Redskins agreed to term on a one-year deal, NFL.com reported. Clark, a 34-year-old veteran, played for the ...Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Credit the pitchers for victory in season openerYou want to know why the Pirates were able to beat the Chicago Cubs Monday on a glorious opening day at PNC Park?Upvote Share TweetNeil Walker knew the ball wasn't carrying well Monday at PNC Park. He watched two well-struck balls off the bat of Starling Marte fall harmlessly into an outfielder's glove. With two outs in the ninth and a man on, Walker saw Russell Martin rope a ball …Upvote Share Tweet
First of two Cubs-Bucs challenges is MLB's firstMLB.com Mar 31In the first use of expanded instant replay in the history of Major League Baseball, Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a play at first base in the fifth inning at PNC Park on Monday. The call was confirmed. In the top of the 10th, the Pirates became…Upvote Share TweetBarry Bonds made a special appearance at PNC Park to present Andrew McCutchen with his 2013 MVP Award prior to the Pirates opener on Monday afternoon. He was joined by Pirates legend Dick Groat and longtime manager Jim Leyland, who presented Clint Hurdl…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 31Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria was the first to utilize expanded replay this season as he challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.Upvote Share TweetThe first regular-season challenge in Major League Baseball came in the fifth inning of Monday’s game. The Cubs had runners on first and second, no outs and pitcher Jeff Samardzija at the plate. Samardzija bunted back to Francisco Liriano, who threw to …Upvote Share Tweet
After missing final spring games, Alvarez at cleanupMLB.com Mar 31After missing the final Spring Training games, Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was in the Opening Day lineup's No. 4 slot against the Cubs and Jeff Samardzija on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Gates open, fans begin to stream into PNC Park for Pirates' openerThe much-anticipated baseball season at last is here.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Mar 31The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are the only teams in the Eastern Conference to have clinched a berth in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins clinched the Atlantic Division title on Saturday. The St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, S...Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers could go quiet on free-agency frontESPN.com Mar 31PITTSBURGH -- The NFL draft is still more than five weeks away but the Steelers may turn their full attention to it since it looks like they are finished with free agency for now. The signing of running back LeGarrette Blount to a two-year, $3.85 millio…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 31Sidney Crosby led the Pens to a 4-1 win that saw Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews injured after a controversial hit.Upvote Share Tweet
Walker Blasts Walk-Off Homer In OpenerMar 31Neil Walker homered in the 10th inning to propel the Pirates to a 1-0 win over the Cubs.
Redskins Sign S Ryan ClarkMar 31ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim discusses the leadership that veteran safety Ryan Clark will bring to the Redskins' defense.
First MLB Replay UnsuccessfulMar 31Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged an out call on Jeff Samardzija at first base in the fifth inning of the Chicago-Pittsburgh game, but the call was upheld.
Patrick Beverley of Houston Rockets won't need knee surgeryMar 31Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was informed Monday by knee specialist Dr. James Andrews that he will not require surgery on his damaged right knee, sources close to the situation confirmed.
Jim Kelly ToughMar 31NEW YORK — On a high floor of Lenox Hill Hospital Saturday afternoon, Jim Kelly, 54, lay propped up in a hospital bed, his head back, hair matted and tousled, a round of pain meds and antibiotics coursing through his veins. He looked tired. His daughter…