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Hughes carries Duquesne over Rhode Island 71-69

Jan. 20, 2021 8:51 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Hughes recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds to lift Duquesne to a 71-69 win over Rhode Island on Wednesday night. Makhel Mitchell had a dunk with 5:05 remaining to give Rhode Island a 67-66 lead but it was the final field goal for the Rams, who led by 17 points late in the first...

Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie (11) dunks after getting by Duke's Patrick Tape (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pitt is lit; Champagnie, Panthers serving notice in ACC

Jan. 20, 2021 3:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie's play left no doubt. Neither did his words. Minutes after the Pittsburgh sophomore forward scored the last of his 31 points and grabbed the final of his 14 rebounds in a 79-73 victory over Duke inside a largely empty Petersen Events Center on Tuesday night, Champagnie...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

Jan. 20, 2021 3:28 AM EST

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday. If they do, it might come with an asterisk. No team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Tom Brady and the underdog Bucs (13-5) will try to become the first to do so by winning the NFC championship game against the Packers...

Pittsburgh's Femi Odukale (2) and Duke's Jeremy Roach scramble for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Champagnie's 31-point effort helps send Pitt past Duke 79-73

Jan. 20, 2021 12:12 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie tied a career-high 31 points on 12-for-15 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Pittsburgh held off Duke for a 79-73 win on Tuesday night. It was the fifth 20-plus point, 10-plus rebound effort for the sophomore Champagnie in just his eighth game of the season for the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby's OT goal lifts Penguins past Capitals 5-4

Jan. 19, 2021 10:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars. And still, they found a way. Having Sidney Crosby...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. 
 (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)

Pirates' rebuild picking up steam after Musgrove trade

Jan. 19, 2021 5:32 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It's the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres as...

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) celebrates a shootout win over the Washington Capitals with Jason Zucker following an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting in place...

Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie (11) dunks after getting by Syracuse's Alan Griffin, left, and Marek Dolezaj, center, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Champagnie's sparkling return lifts Pitt over Syracuse 96-76

Jan. 16, 2021 2:49 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie had a big game after missing a month with an injury, Ithiel Horton hit five 3-pointers and Pittsburgh pulled away from Syracuse for a 96-76 win on Saturday. Champagnie, who injured a knee on Dec. 20th, had 24 points and 16 rebounds. Xavier Johnson added 23 points, going...

Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin (62) carries the puck past Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Vanecek makes 30 saves in NHL debut, Capitals sweep Sabres

Jan. 15, 2021 10:49 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series. “The dream came true,” Vitek said before Wilson threw a towel full of shaving...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny, left, shoots the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins' Casey DeSmith, right, for his third goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Konecny records hat trick, leads Flyers past Penguins 5-2

Jan. 15, 2021 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gritty’s hat trick was that the mascot had one at all, a comically oversized Flyers cap he flung, frisbee-style, onto the ice. Gritty went big — and so did Travis Konecny in his first career hat trick. Konecny scored three goals and had an assist and the Philadelphia...