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Penguins halt Capitals' win streak at 9 in wild 8-7 overtime victory

Penguins halt Capitals' win streak at 9 in wild 8-7 overtime victory

Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals' nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory Monday night that included nine second-period goals.

Youth Athletics: Taking Away Sports as Punishment

Youth Athletics: Taking Away Sports as Punishment

For a lot of young student-athletes, sports are essentially a hobby. They represent an activity to boost a college résumé or a tool to stay active. But for many young athletes, sports mean much more.

Boswell's six field goals lead Steelers over Chiefs

Boswell's six field goals lead Steelers over Chiefs

Chris Boswell kicked six field goals, Le'Veon Bell rushed for 170 yards and the Steelers hung on to beat the Chiefs 18-16 Sunday night to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

Miami cruises past short-handed Pitt 72-46

Miami cruises past short-handed Pitt 72-46

Davon Reed scored 18 points, Bruce Brown added 17 and Ja'Quan Newton chipped in 14 as Miami blew out Pitt 72-46 on Saturday.

Former WVU folk hero Schmitt continues to rock Morgantown

Former WVU folk hero Schmitt continues to rock Morgantown

A man once called a "runaway beer truck" has a rather predictable career.

Pittsburgh's Top 5 Sports Stories of 2016

Pittsburgh's Top 5 Sports Stories of 2016

The year in sports gave Pittsburgh the passing of a legend and a courageous re-affirming story of life, surprising departures and improbable victories. Here are the top sports stories of 2016.

Lafferty grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pa., located on the Juniata River about an hour and 45 minutes away from Pittsburgh.

The 6-2, 185-lb. safety is one of the most coveted recruits in the Class of 2017 and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 ranked safety.

No Pirates fans, Oscar Wilde did not have yinz in mind when he wrote those words, but he probably wouldn’t be surprised at the uncanny parallels it draws to your faithfulness if he were around toda

The pitching staff, led by ace Gerrit Cole, was going to be one of the best in the National League.

What fans may not know about, however, is Gray’s journey after he left the steel city.

Laskas is the author of six other books, include the award-winning Hidden America (Putnam, 2012) and a trilogy of memoirs: Fifty Acres and Poodle, The Exact Same Moon, and Growing Girls.

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Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford as their general manager in 2014, it seemed like a temporary move. The former Carolina Hurricanes GM would spend his two years in Pittsburgh, and then hand the keys to Jason Botterill; the man whom several people thought deserved the job in the first place.
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Aaron Gray is a familiar name for most Pittsburgh basketball fans. The 7’0”, 270-pound center led the '07 Panthers to an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance and was one of the most prolific big men to play for coach Jamie Dixon.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas is the New York Times best-selling author of Concussion and the 2009 GQ article “Game Brain,” which inspired the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
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Exactly four months after the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the Stanley Cup in San Jose, the new NHL season got underway. While the Penguins will look to become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as champions, the season will be sure to deliver plenty of twists and surprises during the regular season.
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As much as 80 percent of the Pirates starting rotation could be different next season. Only Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon are locks to return from the 2015 crew. With three spots potentially open, the Pirates could look to add veterans through waivers, free agency and trades. Here are some potential in-house solutions.
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For years, the accomplishments of the Penn State men’s basketball team have been few and far between. Head coach Patrick Chambers has posted a 23-67 overall conference record in his five seasons, one of the worst marks among Power 5 schools. Only TCU, Boston College, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech have a lower in-conference winning percentage than Penn State's .256 mark during that span.
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