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 The Penguins reacquired Ben Lovejoy Monday in a trade that sent Simon Despres to the Anaheim Ducks.
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The Penguins reacquired Ben Lovejoy Monday in a trade that sent Simon Despres to the Anaheim Ducks.

Penguins GM adds considerable experience to corps of defensemen

Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy will join the blue line, but the deals cost the Penguins their biggest hitters – Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo.


 The Steelers Jason Worilds intercepts a pass Nov. 2 against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Steelers pass on tags for Worilds

Outside linebacker can enter free agency next Tuesday; Steelers also release wide receiver Lance Moore.



 The Pirates Jung Ho Kang bats during the Black and Gold game at McKechnie Field Monday in Bradenton, Florida.

Kang sees first game action in Pirates scrimmage

Newcomer plays shortstop and is hitless in one at-bat in his first appearance with the Pirates; Hart out after needing stitches in his foot.



 Patric Hornqvist dives into the net as the puck gets by Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney on a shot by Evgeni Malkin for a power play goal in the second period Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Consol Energy Center.

Power play returns to top form for Penguins

After slumping in February, the power play has scored at least one goal in the past four games, a good harbinger for the playoffs.



 Pitt's James Robinson, center, drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou, right, during the first half of a game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Loss has Pitt down, but not without hope

Crushing loss Sunday to Wake Forest knocks Panthers down a peg but they are still optimistic that they can finish strong.



 Steelers great Donnie Shell at his induction ceremony to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Famed Steeler Donnie Shell enshrined in Black College Football Hall of Fame

Shell and the late L.C. Greenwood were honored in Atlanta as standout graduates of historically black colleges.



 The Steelers have opted not to use a tag on Jason Worilds, shown here celebrating a sack against the Browns at Heinz Field in September.

To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag.



 Paul Maholm during his days as a Pittsburgh Pirate.

Ex-Pirate Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds’ depleted rotation

Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation.



 St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole checks Edmonton Oilers' Derek Roy during a game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Cole was acquired today by the Penguins in a trade.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.2.15

Seth discusses the moves the Penguins made today at the trading deadline.



 Antonio Brown celebrates with fans after beating the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in December.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.2.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers’ offseason maneuvers.


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    After slumping in February, the power play has scored at least one goal in the past four games, a good harbinger for the playoffs.

    Power play returns to top form for Penguins

    After slumping in February, the power play has scored at least one goal in the past four games, a good harbinger for the playoffs.



    The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.

    Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995

    The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.

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    Kang sees first game action in Pirates scrimmage

    Newcomer plays shortstop and is hitless in one at-bat in his first appearance with the Pirates; Hart out after needing stitches in his foot.



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    Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation.


     


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    Loss has Pitt down, but not without hope

    Crushing loss Sunday to Wake Forest knocks Panthers down a peg but they are still optimistic that they can finish strong.



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    Coach Tim Keefer and members of the Carlow men’s basketball team reflect on a challenging first season of competition in the NAIA.


     

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