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Penguins hold on at the end

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored, and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Thursday night. Jake Guentzel’s team-best 21st goal of the season was a much-needed empty-netter, as Pittsburgh nearly blew ...

Calm Medvedev withstands boos

MELBOURNE, Australia — Daniil Medvedev faced a hostile crowd and a full array of Nick Kyrgios’ outbursts and tricks, and still remained calm for long enough to reach the third round at the Australian Open. The 115th-ranked Kyrgios worked up the crowd, hit ’tweeners and drop shots, mixed ...

Rudolph, Haskins eager for shot at QB job

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph understands the baggage he carries. Dwayne Haskins too. The next seven months give the two Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks a chance to shed the weight. For the first time in nearly a generation, the starting gig in the city ...

Osaka on course to face Barty

MELBOURNE, Australia — For the first set, Naomi Osaka’s rediscovered love of the game meant it was anything but fun for Madison Brengle in the second round of the Australian Open. The defending champion conceded only four points in the first four games Wednesday and rifled forehand ...

Tomlin: All QB options will be explored

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — For the first time in Mike Tomlin’s long tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he enters the offseason unsure of who his starting quarterback will be in the fall. The only certainty is that it won’t be Ben ...

Bucs sign new prospects

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates signed two of the top 12 rated prospects for the 2021-2022 international signing period on Tuesday according to MLB Pipline. Tony Blanco Jr., who is rated as the No. 11 prospect among international free agents by MLB Pipeline, is a 6-foot-6 outfielder from ...