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 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto laughs last night as the PNC Park crowd calls his name. During a playoff game last season, crowd noise caused him to drop the baseball.
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Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto laughs last night as the PNC Park crowd calls his name. During a playoff game last season, crowd noise caused him to drop the baseball.

Cueto helps Reds sail past Pirates, 4-1

Cincinnati got four hits off Edinson Volquez in the seventh and went on to the win behind a masterful complete game by pitcher Johnny Cueto.


 Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky denies James Neal Monday. But the fact that the Penguins were aggressive and put pressure on Bobrovsky, including holding a 41-20 advantage in shots, ultimately paid off.

Power play triggers more confidence for Penguins

The Penguins hope smoother, better organized power play leads to more shots and goals and less aggression from Columbus’ penalty-killers.

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  •  While the Pirates take on the Reds, Travis Snider's face shows signs of Sunday's brawl between the Pirates and the Brewers.

    MLB hands out Pirates, Brewers suspensions for Sunday's brawl

    Milwaukee's Maldonado gets five games, Gomez gets three; Pirates' Snider gets two games, Martin one. Both Pirates players will appeal.



     The Penguins celebrate the game winner in the third period Monday night against the Blue Jackets.

    Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

    The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.



     Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward celebrates Sunday after sacking Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in November. The Steelers won, 23-10.

    Steelers exercise fifth-year option on Cam Heyward

    The salary of the former first-round pick and defensive end will jump to nearly $7 million in 2015 unless he signs an extension before then.



     First baseman Ike Davis bobbles the ball allowing Cincinnati's Brayan Pena to reach first Tuesday night at PNC Park.

    Pirates notebook: Newly acquired Ike Davis savors opportunity to play regularly

    First baseman Ike Davis is thrilled with getting a chance to play regularly with the Pirates after a trade from the New York Mets.



     Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Blue Jackets Boone Jenner in the third period Monday night in Columbus,

    Penguins goaltender passes a major test in comeback win

    The Penguins show confidence in Marc-Andre Fleury, who rebounds with strong Game 3 after allowing two early goals.



    Penguins notebook: Keeping poise is crucial for Columbus

    The Blue Jackets recognize the challenge the Penguins present, but will be ‘throwing everything we have at them’ in Game 4.



    Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 4.23.14

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    The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.

    Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

    The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.



    Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

    Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

    Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

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