Penguins winger Brandon Sutter scores the go-ahead goal on Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period of Game 1 of this first round series Wednesday night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Columbus comes apart late in Game 1 defeat

For 21 minutes, the Columbus Blue Jackets had Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series against the Penguins exactly where they wanted it.

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 Penguins winger Beau Bennett.

Shift in line suits Bennett just fine

Beau Bennett's mid-game switch from first line to third line, right wing to left wing pays instant dividends for Penguins.

about 2 hours ago

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

A man's stroll in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols.

about 3 hours ago

Richards, Bylsma go back as colleagues and friends

Penguins notebook: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards face off in the playoffs for the first time.

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 the Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Game l looked very different

Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

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Butler 6-foot-2 guard will transfer to Duquesne

The recruiting efforts of Duquesne's coaching staff have finally paid off, Butler University point guard Rene Castro will transfer to

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High School Baseball: McKay fans 20 ... again

Blackhawk pitcher Brendan McKay's impressive scoreless streak goes on, and his almost-surreal statistics continue to mount.

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 West Mifflin's starting pitcher Zachary Salmon delivers during  their game against Belle Vernon.

High School Baseball: Hempfield snaps streak in 2-1 victory vs. Norwin

It took the No. 1 team in Class AAAA to finally cool down the WPIAL's hottest hitter as Hempfield edged Norwin, 2-1.

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 J.J. Mativejic of Norwin High School.

High School Athletes of the Week

J.J. Matijevic and Maddie Holmberg are the Post-Gazette High School Athletes Of The Week

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Cueto mows down Pirate hitters with a career-high 12 Ks

Johnny Cueto augmented the already great stuff he had Wednesday with deft manipulation of the strike zone.

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Pirates Box

Game: Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m., PNC Park.

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Pirates Tabata hurt on catch in 5th

Jose Tabata leaves game in fifth inning with concussion-like symptoms after running into the wall in left field while making a catch.

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At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.

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West Xtra: West Allegheny showing it can compete on the diamond

A Class AAA baseball powerhouse a few years ago, West Allegheny is emerging as a contender once again.

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 Senior Dan Zajac, serving for the Ambridge volleyball team, is also a dedicated weightlifter and football player.

West Xtra: Bridgers make a huge statement on volleyball court

By winning the title at the Koller Classic, Ambridge solidified its position as a state contender and got a little revenge in the process.

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West Xtra: West Allegheny soph pointing for javelin title

Though he's just a sophomore, West Allegheny's Skyler Mason is considered a threat to win the WPIAL Class AAA javelin title.

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West Xtra: Beaver tennis team reloads on the run

Beaver lost almost its entire starting lineup from last season, but the Bobcats tennis team is still a section title contender.

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West Xtra: South Side Beaver's rebuilding program yields a contender

It has been 14 years since South Side Beaver has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs, but the drought could end this spring.

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 Riverside's Brooke Barker, left, being tagged out by Brandywine Heights' Missy Komand during last year's PIAA Class AA championship game, has moved from second base to the pitcher's circle this season.

West Xtra: Despite key losses, Riverside softball team is still a force

Riverside had to replace two key players from last year's PIAA runner-up team, but the Panthers are still winning.

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West/North Xtra: Quaker Valley girls enjoy 8-0 start to lacrosse season

The Quaker Valley girls lacrosse team has sprinted to an 8-0 start to its season and a No. 2 ranking by

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South Xtra: Bethel volleyball team tries to follow WPIAL champ's blueprint

Bethel Park volleyball coach Tom Allman is trying to model his program after the most successful one in the WPIAL, North Allegheny.

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 Tanya Timko, a graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, is a standout tennis player for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

South Xtra: Char-Houston grad is making a big impact for IUP tennis team

Tanya Timko may be small in stature, but she is playing a huge role for the IUP women's tennis team.

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South Xtra: Despite youthful lineup, Peters continues to win on tennis court

Peters Township coach Brandt Bowman knows he has a very young team, but he also knows it is very deep in talent.

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 Freshman right-hander Alysa Fairman is one of two starting pitchers used by Thomas Jefferson coach Heidi Karcher.

South Xtra: After hot start, TJ softball team fights to stay in hunt

The Thomas Jefferson softball team got off to a 6-0 start this season, but the Jaguars are battling through a bit of a slump.

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 Senior Nick Bernick provides a reliable and experienced right arm for the Baldwin Highlanders pitching staff.

South Xtra: With experienced lineup, Baldwin emerges as a section title threat

Baldwin took its lumps last year on the baseball diamond, but with its entire starting lineup back, the Highlanders are getting payback.

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 Hampton's Steve Dayton pulls in a fly ball during a non-section game against Bethel Park March 27.

North Xtra: With familiar face at helm, Hampton rolls

Gary Wilson returns for second stint as head baseball coach.

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East Xtra: Central Catholic senior targets titles

David Henderson is a dual threat in the 200- and 400-meter runs.

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 Latrobe's Chad Kissell returns a shot against Central Catholic's Adam Blasinsky in the WPIAL tournament.

East Xtra: Busy Latrobe junior earns PIAA berth

Chad Kissell focuses on tennis and places second at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament.

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 Senior left-hander Kim Mignogna provides a veteran presence in the field for the Gators.

East Xtra: Gateway battling for playoff spot

After a fast beginning, Gators' softball team scrambling to turn things around.

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 Hempfield's Joey DeFloria slides home with a run despite the efforts of Penn-Trafford catcher Scott Koscho. That was one of the few low points for the Warriors as they dispatched the Spartans, 13-2, last Friday in a Section 2-AAAA victory.

East Xtra: Team chemistry helping Penn-Trafford contend

Baseball team is a close-knit unit as it makes a run for first WPIAL title.

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 Greensburg Salem's Courtney McQuaide competes in the pole vault at the Butler Invitational Friday afternoon. She set a meet record with a vault of 11 feet, 10 inches.

East Xtra: Greensburg Salem's McQuaide raising the bar

Senior vaulter setting records for girls track and field team.

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 Mt. Lebanon's Dan Lee, left, looking to score around  Bethel Park's Rob McMahon, has scored 11 goals so far this season for the Blue Devils.

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon harbors big plans on lacrosse field

As usual, Mt. Lebanon figures to be a factor when the WPIAL boys lacrosse playoffs roll around.

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North Xtra: Fox Chapel a contender for WPIAL title

Volleyball team uses 10-player rotation to establish plenty of depth.

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 Fox Chapel's Brandon Mitchell has overcome some health hurdles early this season to be a force on the track once again.

North Xtra: Senior twosome take lead for Fox Chapel.

Brandon Mitchell and Brian Papich expected to anchor Foxes' track and field team.

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North Xtra: Depth makes Shady Side a WPIAL threat

Indians' boys tennis team stacked from top to bottom as it begins quest for another WPIAL title.

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North Xtra: Seneca Valley comes out swinging

Raiders return all nine starters on softball team and jump out to fast start.

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 Shaler's Justin Defide gets Penn Hills' Tyler Reis out at second base on a force play during a Section 4-AAAA game last week.

North Xtra: Experienced Shaler battles for section title

Entire starting lineup and pitching staff return for Titans' baseball team.

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 The Penguins' Beau Bennett celebrates his goal in the second period against the Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins overcome Blue Jackets for 4-3 win in Game 1

The Penguins came away from Game 1 of the series with a renewed appreciation of the challenges the Blue Jackets present.

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 Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano talks with pitching coach Ray Searage in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tony Sanchez is on the right.

Cincinnati pitcher Cueto silences Bucs, 4-0

The Reds' starter found the corners in striking out 12 and pitching a complete game as Cincinnati took two of three from the Pirates.

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Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 04.16.14

The NFL Draft, the Pirates and the Penguins in the NHL playoffs dominate the lunchtime discussion in Jerry Micco's weekly chat.

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Note to Softball Coaches


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Note to Baseball Coaches


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 Butler guard Rene Castro brings the ball up court Dec. 9. The freshman point guard has transferred to Duquesne.

Duquesne lands Butler transfer point guard Rene Castro

The 6-foot-2 freshman point guard will sit out the season, then have three years of eligibility.

about 14 hours ago

 Gaby Sanchez's two home runs Monday night were important because they came against right-handed pitchers.

Pirates notebook: Sanchez makes most of starts at first base

Travis Ishikawa has benefited the most so far from the Pirates' platoon at first base, but Gaby Sanchez wants to capitalize on his chances.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Early disappointments, surprises

With their split last night against Cincinnati, the Pirates are 7-7 and in third place in the NL Central, three games out of first.

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Former Robert Morris star Artemis Spanou lands WNBA tryout

The Washington Mystics invited leading scorer in Robert Morris history Artemis Spanou to their preseason training camp.

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West Virginia QB battle will produce clear winner

Unlike last season, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said the starting quarterback will be clear-cut when the opener rolls around.

1 day ago

 Mike Tyson told a group of Wounded Warriors about his rough childhood to being arrested.

'Healing' continues for Mike Tyson

The boxer was "scared to death" Tuesday as a black SUV drove him toward Carnegie, past a railroad crossing and a long stretch of warehouses.

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 Pitt quarterback Trey Anderson eludes a tackler during a drill at the final spring practice for the Panthers.

Transition to next phase begins for Pitt football

With spring practice now wrapped up, coach Paul Chryst is eager to see how his team approaches the next stage of the offseason.

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 Chris Kunitz celebrates scoring a redirection off Paul Martin's shot in the first period of a November 2013 game against the Blue Jackets. The Penguins won that game, 4-2.

Penguins playoffs outlook: Why they will (or won't) beat Columbus

Three reasons the Penguins will win their first-round matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and three reasons why they won't.

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