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Nick Bonino scored a late goal and helped kill a crucial last-minute penalty as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night at CONSOL Energy Center.

With 2:33 left to play, Kris Letang took advantage of a stick-less Brent Burns behind the net and tossed a puck to the front of the crease, where Bonino was waiting to beat Sharks goaltender Martin

05/30/2016 - 23:24
Kurt Hackimer
Gregory Polanco hit a grand slam, David Freese had four hits and Jeff Locke pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout as the Pirates routed the Marlins 10-0 in Miami.

Locke (4-3) surrendered just three hits, did not register a walk and threw only 105 pitches as he logged the first shutout and first complete game of his career.

05/30/2016 - 22:26
Nathan Toth
Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer off Francisco Liriano to pace a four-run fourth as the Rangers topped the ‪Pirates‬ 6-2 to take two of three in the teams' weekend series in Arlington.

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored two early runs, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Texas Rangers, 6-2, Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of their three-game series at Globe Life Park.

05/29/2016 - 18:36
Chris Hayes
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish returned from Tommy John surgery to make his first start in 22 months, leading the Rangers over the Pirates 5-2.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish hit 98 mph in the first inning of his first start in the majors in almost 22 months.

05/29/2016 - 04:23
Starling Marte, Jung Ho Kang, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco homered and Jon Niese threw six one-hit innings to lead the Pirates over the Rangers 9-1.

The win is their tenth win in their last 12 games. Niese picked up his fifth win of the season, bringing his record to 5-2.

05/28/2016 - 04:26
Jed Johnson
Bryan Rust scored two second period goals and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning the Cup in 2009.

Throughout an injury-riddled season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have frequently relied upon their role players to go above and beyond w

05/26/2016 - 23:04
Kurt Hackimer
Gerrit Cole’s three run home run made up for a short outing as the Pirates completed their sweep of the Diamondbacks Thursday afternoon, winning 8-3.

The Pirates have now won nine of their last 11, three of them being victories Cole has started.

05/26/2016 - 16:19
Alex Stumpf
Gregory Polanco had three hits, Sean Rodriguez and David Freese homered and the ‪Pirates‬ beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 Wednesday night at PNC Park.

David Freese's two-run homer capped an explosive fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pir

05/25/2016 - 23:12
Kurt Hackimer
Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and Bryan Rust scored with 2:08 left as the ‪Penguins‬ forced a decisive Game 7 with a 5-2 win over the Lightning in Tampa on Tuesday night.

After an overtime loss on Sunday put the Penguins’ backs against the wall in an elimination game, the Pens were able to bounce back and defeat the Lightning 5-2 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Con

05/24/2016 - 23:39
Jed Johnson
Gregory Polanco had a career best five RBI Tuesday night in a 12-1 Pirates win over the Diamondbacks.

Polanco ended the night 3-5 with a three run homer in the first and a two run double in the sixth.

05/24/2016 - 23:13
Alex Stumpf
It's probably appropriate that Ayanna Townsend earned the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero Award as a sophomore.
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After an eventful offseason, the Pirates went to Bradenton last month to get ready for the 2016 season. Did Neal Huntington assemble a team that can compete with the Cubs and Cardinals, or did the Bucs take a step backwards?
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Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle met with the media at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings before the opening of Spring Training.
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One of the criteria for the CoGo's High School Sports Unsung Hero award is leadership. Whether it's in the context of sports, academics or in the community, the award honors student-athletes who distinguish themselves as leaders.
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Spring has arrived. The long cold winter is behind us, and so too are the grueling mid-season months that set up the NHL for its stretch run. Here are the teams that have emerged from the marathon and are well-positioned to make their bids for Lord Stanley.
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The NHL Playoffs are quickly approaching, and the Penguins are battling a spot at the Eastern Conference table. Here are three reasons why they will make a playoff run, and three reasons why they won’t.
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Whenever a hockey team changes coaches mid-season, it’s fair to look at the season in two parts. The beginning of the 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins campaign was the end of the Mike Johnston era and the remainder marked the beginning of Mike Sullivan’s tenure as head coach.
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Sure, making the playoffs would be nice, but is it really in the Penguins’ best interests?
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