Keith Dambrot led Akron (27-9) to the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship this season
Duquesne has hired Akron's Keith Dambrot as its next head basketball coach, per multiple sources.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2017
Duquesne has agreed to a 7-year deal with Akron coach Keith Dambrot, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/lBFfxMMyqR
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 28, 2017
— Duquesne Athletics (@GoDuquesne) March 28, 2017
Duquesne hired Keith Dambrot, who was LeBron's first high school coach and has won big for a long time at University of Akron. Big-time hire
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) March 28, 2017
Duquesne looks to Keith Dambrot to energize its men’s basketball program, writes Jerry DiPaola and Chris Adamski.
Akron's Keith Dambrot & his 12 straight 20 win seasons heading to Duquesne. Great hire & proven winner. Remember that his dad was a Duke.
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) March 28, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 27, 2017
— Joe Butler (@JoeButlerOnLine) March 28, 2017
I'm told Akron head coach Keith Dambrot was in today for a workout and offered David Collins of First Love (PA).
— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) March 27, 2017
— First Love Hoops (@Firstlove_hoops) March 28, 2017
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) March 28, 2017
Texas coach Shaka Smart, on Keith Dambrot: ‘In Keith Dambrot, the Dukes are getting a proven winner and program builder. Keith has a phenomenal way with young people, and he’s a terrific teacher of the game. Keith is an absolute home run’
My column focuses on how Duquesne saved a disastrous coaching search and got it right with Dambrot.
IN THE NFL
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 29, 2017
Tomlin favors shortened 10-min OT pd and doesn't worry about defending team not getting a possession. Said a 10-minute FG drive is "remote"
— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) March 27, 2017
NFL owners table the reduced overtime proposal, writes Joe Rutter.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, on Roethlisberger’s retirement talk: ‘The older he gets, the more direct questions he gets in that regard. You guys ran with it. That is your right and responsibility. It’s not my responsibility to overreact to it’
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, QB Ben Roethlisberger haven’t talked retirement, writes Joe Rutter.
In the Steelers notebook, Rutter writes that the Baltimore Ravens’ John Harbaugh and Cincinnati Bengals’ Marvin Lewis aren’t fooled by Roethlisberger retirement talk.
ON THE ICE
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan’s message to his team: ‘We have enough’
Longest active streaks (not including this season)
1. Penguins 10
2. Blackhawks 8
3. Rangers 6
4. Blues 5
5. Ducks 4
5. Wild 4 https://t.co/fxdJ34TKTQ
— Jonathan Bombulie (@BombulieTrib) March 29, 2017
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is teaching and preaching during final weeks of the season, writes Bill West.
Connor Sheary is fourth on the Penguins with 21 goals and 50 points
In the Penguins notebook, Jonathan Bombulie writes that Connor Sheary is set to play and others are getting closer.
Marc-Andre Fleury has been chosen as a nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was nominated for the Masterton Trophy, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
The Pirates plucked Tyler Webb off the New York Yankees Triple-A roster in December’s Rule 5 Draft
Pirates reliever Tyler Webb is stuck in tough spot as Rule 5 draft pick, writes Rob Biertempfel.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 28, 2017
In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that Steven Brault has been optioned to Indianapolis. That leaves the Pirates with five right-handers in the starting rotation.
On the From the Cheap Seats blog, Biertempfel writes about Drew Hutchison’s sweet start and sour finish.
Biertempfel’s breakdown: Red Sox 9, Pirates 2
ON THE SOUTH SIDE
Chris Clark: ‘I got known as one of those kids who was so indecisive with a lot of things. I’ve definitely grown up a lot since then. I’ve changed. I have a different mindset now than I did back in high school. It’s helped me grow so much as a person, as a man and, obviously, as a football player. I’m really happy that I found a place like Pitt I can call home’
After committing to three schools, Pitt tight end Chris Clark finally finds great fit, writes Jerry DiPaola.
Matt Flanagan played in 33 games at Rutgers, recording 18 receptions for 145 yards, and scored all three of his touchdowns in 2015
Tight end Matt Flanagan to transfer from Rutgers to Pitt, writes Jerry DiPaola.
In the Pitt Locker Room blog, DiPaola writes about the linebackers.