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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) keeps the puck out of the net as Pittsburgh Penguins' Teddy Blueger (53) and Brandon Tanev (13) look for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Rust, Johnson help Pittsburgh rally past Bruins 4-3

Jan. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period...

Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson (1) goes up and makes a basket in front of North Carolina's Armando Bacot (5), Garrison Brooks (15) and Justin Pierce (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina 66-52

Jan. 18, 2020 3:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important than any other. Instead, the Pittsburgh point guard went the other way. Two years ago, the Panthers went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday they completed their first-ever...

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bergeron scores 20th, Bruins beat Penguins 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 11:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins turned an ominous start into a decisive victory against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby scored 24 seconds into the game, but Jaroslav Halak didn’t allow anything else to get past him as Boston beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Thursday night. “We just kind of responded...

FILE - This is a 1985 file photo showing Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell. Donnie Shell knew he was ahead of his time. It's why the Pittsburgh Steelers safety never worried about whether he'd get into the Hall of Fame. His long wait ended this week, when he got the call more than 30 years after playing his final game. (AP Photo/File)

Worth the wait; Steelers' great Shell reveling in Hall nod

Jan. 16, 2020 7:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donnie Shell knows what a Hall of Famer looks like. It helps when you spend your career calling them teammates, as the hard-hitting safety did during 14 seasons dealing out punishment in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. So Shell never panicked as the years passed and the call that he'd...

Norman hits 6 3s, scores 20 as Duquesne beats Fordham in OT

Jan. 15, 2020 10:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lamar Norman Jr. scored a season-high 20 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, and Duquesne beat Fordham 58-56 in overtime Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Dukes (15-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) have won five games in a row. They are off to their best overall start since going...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Rooney: Steelers standing pat at QB heading into 2020

Jan. 15, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II isn't quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he's experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off an...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) returns to the bench after his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby's return makes resilient Penguins diligent, dangerous

Jan. 15, 2020 12:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's messages can be relentless. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach peppers his team with a handful of mantras that seemingly run on a loop during every practice, every period, sometimes every shift. They run from “play the right way” to “get to our game”...

The ball bounces out of the rim as Louisville's David Johnson (13) misses a dunk next to Pittsburgh's Justin Champagnie during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 11 Louisville escapes Pitt upset bid in overtime, 73-68

Jan. 14, 2020 11:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With 21 seconds left in overtime and Pittsburgh trailing by two, Panthers guard Trey McGowens put his head down and drove to the rim as he had so often as Pitt put a scare into No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night. His layup bounced off the rim to the hand of Panthers forward Terrell Brown,...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets off a pass with Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Mikko Koivu (9) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Crosby hadn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby stressed he wouldn't try to get “too fancy” in his return from a two-month layoff following abdominal surgery. It happened anyway. The fact most of the flash cam e from Crosby's teammates during Pittsburgh's 7-3 domination of Minnesota on Tuesday night is...