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Crosby scores twice as Penguins clip Capitals on road in Game 1 of second-round series

Crosby scores twice as Penguins clip Capitals on road in Game 1 of second-round series

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 of 35 shots, including several show-stoppers late in the third period, as the Penguins won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals over the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday.

Ngoepe makes history as Bucs defeat Cubs, 6-5

Ngoepe makes history as Bucs defeat Cubs, 6-5

Gift Ngoepe, the first African-born Major League baseball player, suited up for the Pirates Wednesday night and earned a hit in his first big league at-bat, as the Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs.

3 Up, 3 Down: Aptil 17-23

3 Up, 3 Down: Aptil 17-23

While the Pirates opened the week being swept by the Cardinals, they managed to take two out of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend. A look back at the good and bad of a 2-4 week.

Local NFL Draft Prospects

Local NFL Draft Prospects

Pitt leads the way locally with four players certain to hear their names called later this month, and as many as six in the mix. Penn State will likely have the first local player chose, however.

The Third Act

The Third Act

When Ben Roethlsiberger appeared on his weekly radio show last Jan. 24, he turned Pittsburgh upside down.

Waiting For The Bailout

Waiting For The Bailout

All across western Pennsylvania—and America in general—school districts are undergoing budget cuts. Middle schools are getting hit the hardest, and one of the areas most commonly on the chopping block are middle school sports programs.

No need to clear the deck. The cannonballs haven’t been coming.

That one left a pungent stench that sure stung the nostrils.

When you best the Yankees in a three-game series, the week couldn’t have been all that bad.

“It didn’t matter.”

What a difference a play or three can make.

 

It took just the first two pitches in the bottom 1st for Jordy Mercer to set the tone for his club Friday night.

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