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Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder ...

Frazier homers, Pirates beat Cubs 6-1 for 3-game sweep

By SARAH TROTTO, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a while, the Pittsbrugh Pirates enjoyed their visit to Wrigley Field. Adam Frazier hit a clinching home run as the Pirates scored six times in the final two innings to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Sunday for a three-game ...

Ex-Penn State president guilty on one count of child endangerment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe ...

Pittsburgh hires Heather Lyke as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heather Lyke spent nearly four years overhauling the athletic department at Eastern Michigan, aggressively courting donors and generating buzz for a program that lacked plenty of both. The results were startling on the field and off. The football team shook off decades of ...

Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker Dont’a Hightower by finding depth at two areas of need heading into 2017. Davis played three-plus ...

Penn State reveals plans to renovate iconic Beaver Stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State plans to overhaul 23 athletic facilities, including its football stadium, though renovations to the program’s iconic facility won’t begin for at least five years. Once completed, the 106,572-seat, nearly six-decade-old Beaver Stadium could include a ...

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators admitted Monday to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, pleading guilty more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a ...

Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith

Carson Wentz gets to throw to a pair of accomplished receivers next season. The Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a one-year deal with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, a few hours after giving wideout Torrey Smith a three-year deal on Thursday. Jeffery was considered the top receiver available in ...

Michigan St beats Penn State 78-51 in Big Ten Tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t matter that Michigan State had no momentum, or that the Spartans were playing a team that beat them soundly in January. This was the Big Ten Tournament, when the past usually doesn’t matter and Michigan State is almost always at its best. Miles Bridges and ...

Watson embracing closer’s role with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — From the moment Tony Watson first stepped onto a big league mound for a regular-season game, he’s felt the trust and faith of his manager. A couple of poor outings late last season aren’t going to change that. Midway through his first spring training as ...

Mount St. Mary’s beats Saint Francis 71-61 to win NEC title

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Elijah Long scored 24 points, Junior Robinson added 22 and Mount St. Mary’s rallied past Saint Francis University 71-61 Tuesday night to win the Northeast Conference championship and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Down 31-23 at halftime after going 0 ...

Pitt gives Georgia Tech push off bubble at ACC tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days after being scolded with a seat on the bench to start a game, Pitt’s senior leaders responded by playing with the type of urgency coach Kevin Stallings was hoping to see. With their renewed effort, the Panthers might have pushed Georgia Tech off the NCAA ...

Roy Halladay returns to Phillies as guest instructor

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay is back wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. The two-time Cy Young Award winner returned Tuesday to serve as a guest instructor in spring training. Halladay, who threw a perfect game in his first season in Philadelphia in 2010 and a no-hitter later ...

Fleury stands tall in relief, Penguins rally by Sabres 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team flat, listless and basically overwhelmed during a miserable first period against Buffalo on Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan looked down his bench searching for a jolt. He found one in Marc-Andre Fleury, who wondered in recent weeks if his time with ...

Jok heats up, Hawkeyes throttle Penn State 90-79

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Senior star Peter Jok scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half and Iowa throttled Penn State 90-79 on Sunday, closing the regular season with four straight wins. Nicholas Baer added 20 with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-13, 10-8 Big Ten), who finished above ...

Jerry Sandusky transferred to a medium-security prison

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. State prison officials say the 73-year-old was initially assigned to the State Correctional Institution-Greene ...

Brown gets new contract; Bell receives franchise tag

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization “for life.” Done and well, on its way ...

Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Judge John ...

Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won’t play this season

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training camp ...

Penn State fires women’s gymnastics coach; no reason given

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State women’s gymnastics coach has been fired. Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour says Jeff Thompson was fired on Thursday. Two assistants will take over interim head coaching duties while the university searches for a new coach. A Penn State news ...