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 The Penguins cleared out their locker room Sunday; some will be back, some won't.
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The Penguins cleared out their locker room Sunday; some will be back, some won't.

Personnel changes inevitable for Penguins

Even if all the stars stay, there will certainly be some turnover for the Penguins after a season that “fell off a cliff,” so to speak.


 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli and starting pitcher Vance Worley meet at the mound during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs defeat Pirates, 4-0, halt win streak at 5 games

The Cubs snapped the Pirates’ five-game winning streak tonight with a 4-0 shutout at Wrigley Field.



Pitt could add another first-rounder to history in Clemmings

His draft stock has fallen a bit recently, but offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings still seems primed to be the next high pick for the Panthers.



 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sits along side Steelers GM Kevin Colbert as the pair previews this week's NFL Draft today at the Steelers South Side facility.

Steelers 'encouraged' with class of outside linebackers in draft

General manager Kevin Colbert said he sees “some real impact-type players” at outside linebacker, an area of weakness in the organization.



 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White could be the first taken of a strong class at his position.

West Virginia's Kevin White a scintillating draft prospect

Wide receiver Kevin White, a likely top-10 pick, highlights a group of former Mountaineers in the 2015 draft.



 With stars like Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he believes the team will be back in good shape next season.

Penguins notebook: Johnston confident he has 'the core pieces'

Coach Mike Johnston knows the Penguins limped to the end of the regular season, but he said he believes they can contend again next year.



 Mike Hull might be on the small side, but he's confident NFL teams know what he can bring to the field.

Hull, former Penn State standouts ready for NFL draft waiting game

Former Canon-McMillan and Nittany Lions linebacker Mike Hull hopes that going fishing will help pass the time during this week’s NFL draft.



 Pedro Alvarez and the Pirates are making things work when they have two outs.

Pirates notebook: Two outs? No problem

The streaking Pirates are making two-out rallies a habit, and it’s helping them put together a string of strong offensive performances.



 Sidney Crosby looks at the scoreboard after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. The Rangers advanced to the second round after winning 2-1.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 4.27.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins and what must happen in the offseason after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 campaign.



 From the archives: A pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Hancock, right is broken up by Steelers Donnie Shell, 31, 1987.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 4.27.15

Ray takes your questions on what this week’s NFL Draft will bring for the Steelers.


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Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.

Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.



The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments. 
 

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

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Who would you draft?

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

Explore Ed's analysis, vote on who you think the Steelers will most likely select on our interactive draft poll and share your opinions in the comments section.

Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Chapter 2: Learning a new city

Chapter 3: The rise of 66

Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

Chapter 6: The double life of 66

Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

Chapter 8: It's for them

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Jordan Spieth speaks to the media after his four-stroke victory at the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

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WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.



Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.


 

Golf


Golf notebook: Local pro soaks up his Big Break

Waynesburg native and former Penn State player Robert Rohanna’s secret is finally out.



Golf notebook: Jason Day jumping feet first into shoe technology

Jason Day could lead the revolution of a new golf shoe made to help players with comfort, balance and stability.


 

Other Sports


Adam Bittner: Trading Penguins' Kris Letang might be a move all sides can support

Should the right opportunity to deal Letang arises, the front office should seriously consider making the move.



Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.


 

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