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Pittsburgh Marijuana Charge Against LeGarrette Blount Dropped; Community Service Time Completed

Prosecutors in Allegheny County announced Friday that a marijuana charge against Super Bowl competitor LeGarrette Blount has been dropped now that Blount has completed fifty hours of community service. Blount will start Sunday night at running back for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.  He helped the Patriots qualify for…

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Former Clarion Football Coach Jay Foster Takes Job At Albany; Joins Franklin’s Nate Byham On The Great Danes’ Staff

Jay Foster, the former head football coach at Clarion University, has taken the job as defensive backs coach at Albany University. Foster spent nine seasons at Clarion, and was named PSAC Western Division Coach-of-the-Year in 2009.  Previously, he spent 18 years on the Slippery Rock University coaching staff.  Foster played at West Chester, and helped lead…

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Holtby And The Capitals Shut Out The Penguins Again

Braden Holtby (23-10-8) made 27 stops on Wednesday night and for the second time this season led the Washington Capitals to a shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Playing on their home ice, the Caps (25-14-9) posted a 4-0 win with Alex Ovechkin scoring twice and Eric Fehr and Mike Green adding third-period goals. Pittsburgh…

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Penn State Holds Off Minnesota For 63-58 Big Ten Win

D.J. Newbill’s 12 points were enough to lead Penn State on Wednesday night as the Nittany Lions (14-7; 2-6 Big Ten) held off a comeback attempt by Minnesota (13-9; 2-7) and defeated the Gophers 63-58 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Penn State received 27 points from their bench, including nine from reserve…

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Penguins Trade Marcel Goc For St. Louis Center Maxim Lapierre

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded center Marcel Goc to the St. Louis Blues for center Maxim Lapierre. LaPierre, now 29, was Montreal’s second-round pick in the 2003 NHL entry draft.  He recorded nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) for the Blues in 45 games this season.  He has played in 579 games in his 10-year…

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Pens Resume Play With Come-From-Behind 5-3 Win Over Winnipeg

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the third period on Tuesday night to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 as NHL play resumed at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh following the league’s All-Star Game which was contested on Sunday. David Perron and Brandon Sutter both scored on power plays in a span of under four…

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Pitt Loses Overtime Road Game At Virginia Tech

Adam Smith scored 26 points Tuesday night and hit the game-winning three-pointer with four seconds remaining in overtime as Virginia Tech defeated Pitt 70-67 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Malik Muller added a career-high 22 points for the Hokies (9-11; 1-6 ACC), who played without leading scorer Justin Bibbs. who missed his fourth straight game with a…

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Pirates Trade Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for a minor league pitching prospect and a player-to-be-named-later. Initially, the Pirates will acquire left-hander pitcher Stephen Tarpley, who was 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA at Class “A” Aberdeen in 2014. Snider, who was a first-round draft pick for Toronto in 2006, hit…

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Zac Rinaldo Suspended For Eight Games For Hit On Penguins’ Kris Letang; Pens’ Sidney Crosby To Miss Tuesday’s Game

The National Hockey League on Monday suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games without pay for boarding Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang in a game last Tuesday. Letang missed a game the following day for fear that he might have sustained a concussion.  The Penguins have since been idle because of the NHL’s All-Star Game. …

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Stafford And Ryan Lead Way For Team Irvin’s Win In Football’s Pro Bowl

Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan both threw touchdown passes to both Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham on Sunday night as “Team Irvin” defeated “Team Carter” 32-28 in the NFL’s Pro Bowl game, played this year in Glendale, Arizona. Stafford, “Team Irvin’s” starter, completed 15-of-35 passes for 316 yards with one interception.  Ryan went 11-for-16 for…

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