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 Penguins winger David Perron takes slap shot against the Jets in the second period at the Consol Energy.
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Penguins winger David Perron takes slap shot against the Jets in the second period at the Consol Energy.

Penguins beat Jets, 5-3, to break losing streak

Two power-play goals in the third period helped the Penguins snap a four-game losing streak and beat the Winnipeg Jets.


 Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel greets former teammate LeGarrette Blount, now a running back for the New England Patriots, at Super Bowl Media Day on Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.

Patriots' Blount says he did not orchestrate getting cut by Steelers

Blount is having the last laugh. He not only did not miss a paycheck, he became the rare NFL player to play in 17 regular season games.



 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored against the Panthers in the second half at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.



 Pirates outfielder Travis Snider makes a between the legs catch during morning workouts at Pirate City in Bradenton Florida.

Pirates trade outfielder Snider to Orioles

The Pirates sent Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later.



 Mark Arcobello, left, defenseman Kris Letang, center, and right wing Steve Downie celebrate a goal by Downie Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won, 5-3.

Gene Collier: Kris Letang's stellar play a sight for sore Penguins

Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.



 LeGarrette Blount, the of the Steelers, is taken down by Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Ron Cook: Steelers still right for letting LeGarrette Blount walk

New England RB LeGarrette Blount finds new football life as well as happiness and success since quitting on the Steelers.



 Duquesne's Jeremiah Jones and St. Bonaventure's Dion Wright battle for a loose ball during a game at the A. J. Palumbo Center on Jan. 22.

Road proves tough for young Duquesne

The Duquesne men’s basketball team, which struggles on the road, faces a big challenge tonight at Richmond, led by guard Kendall Anthony.



High school basketball highlights: No. 1 Mars holds on with free throw

Alex Gruber made 1 of 2 free throws with one second left to lift No. 1 Mars to a 61-60 win against visiting Highlands in Section 1.



 Center Marcel Goc was traded to St. Louis Tuesday.

Penguins notebook: Marcel Goc traded to St. Louis for Maxim Lapierre

The Penguins acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Marcel Goc.



 Robert Rohanna was a standout golfer at Waynesburg High School and Penn State before turning pro.

Golf Channel's ‘Big Break’ show features local player

Waynesburg native and former Penn State golfer Robert Rohanna, 28, will be on Golf Channel’s “Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL” show.


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    It’s easy to dislike coach Bill Belichick and his Patriots, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his Seahawks are more detestable.

    Ron Cook: Forget the Patriots -- Seahawks are hard to like

    It’s easy to dislike coach Bill Belichick and his Patriots, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his Seahawks are more detestable.



    The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

    Gene Collier: Don't expect much from Pitt vs. quality teams

    The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

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    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.

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    Dawn D’Alessandro’s step-grandfather spent years collecting memorabilia as a locker room equipment manager for the Steelers and Pirates.



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    Jake Elmore is designated for assignment, and if he clears waivers the club has 10 days to make a move.


     


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    No. 17 West Virginia wins on road

    The Mountaineers won at Kansas State to improve to 5-2 in the Big 12.



    Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.


     

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    Wesley Mensing, 27, a New Jersey golf instructor, was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street Saturday night in New York City.


     

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