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 Sidney Crosby and Daniel Winnik celebrate a goal by Patric Hornqvist (center) in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.
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Sidney Crosby and Daniel Winnik celebrate a goal by Patric Hornqvist (center) in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins outlast Sharks in shootout, 3-2

The Penguins nearly let one slip away Sunday night, but prevailed, 3-2, with a shootout win against the San Jose Sharks.


 Marc-Andre Fleury is congratulated after helping the Penguins pull out a shootout victory Sunday night.

Ron Cook: Chris Kunitz shows signs of shaking slump for Penguins

Veteran winger Chris Kunitz could be snapping out of his funk at just the right time for the Penguins.



Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.



 Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pittsburgh native at forefront of Cleveland Cavaliers' success

Len Komoroski, president of the Cavaliers, is a man in the middle of a busy city — and he just so happens to be a North Catholic graduate.



 Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel is one of several players vying for a spot in the bullpen.

With season nearing, Pirates still sorting through bullpen options

Though players — including Stolmy Pimentel, Radhames Liz and John Holdzkom — fight for roles, factors out their control might decide things.



 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after taking a hit from Arizona Shane Doan Saturday.

Penguins notebook: Kris Letang out with concussion

Coach Mike Johnston did not put a timetable on his return today, saying that, “We'll see how he feels over the next few days.”



 New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi talks to his team Saturday morning. The Panthers are two weeks into spring practice. They have three more weeks before the Blue-Gold game April 18.

Pitt brothers Bradley, Grigsby ready for more at linebacker this season

Bam Brad­ley and Nicholas Grigsby are two of the con­tend­ers to fill the start­ing out­side line­backer roles left open by graduates.



Penn State notebook: Situational football takes center state in spring

The Nittany Lions worked on situational drills and tried a pair of left tackles during their fifth practice of the spring.



 Derrick Pouliot is meeting expectations.

On the Penguins: 4-5 not pretty for nine home playoff series

Regardless of a sub-.500 mark in the past nine playoff series, the Penguins are aiming for home ice this year.



Florida Southern ruins IUP's bid for an upset in NCAA Division II championship

No. 25 IUP, which dispatched three top seeds on its run to the championship game, ran into too tough a foe and wrapped up its season 31-7.


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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.

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McCutchen on the Steelers? Tomlin would take him

The Steelers coach visited Pirates camp today and discussed the club’s recent ’culture change.’



Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.


 



Crew takes hold as a club sport at Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon’s crew team is preparing for spring competition, which often takes place at regattas involving numerous other clubs.



High school basketball notebook: Success follows Blackhawk's Steve Lodovico

Lodovico is believed to be the first person from the WPIAL to win two PIAA championships in a row as a player and two in a row as a coach.


 

Golf


Grandson of Palmer back at Bay Hill, this time as member

He’s known in golfing circles as “The King,” though one player at the Arnold Palmer Invitational still calls the tournament host “Dumpy.”



Ireland's golf courses and weather present challenges but also exceed expectations

Last fall, Dan Coyne and some friends made a “once-in-a-lifetime” golfing trip to Ireland.


 

Other Sports


Pittsburgh native at forefront of Cleveland Cavaliers' success

Len Komoroski, president of the Cavaliers, is a man in the middle of a busy city — and he just so happens to be a North Catholic graduate.



Hat trick leads Riverhounds win in 2015 opener

Pittsburgh’s USL Pro team finished last season 11th out of 14 with a 9-5-14 record but opened 2015 with a win.


 

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