Geno lights up Bolts

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Mark Streit celebrates his first goal with the Penguins

Newcomer Mark Streit scored in his debut to lift the Penguins past Tampa Bay, writes Bill West.

Ian Cole

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan split Justin Schultz and Ian Cole, pairing Cole with Chad Ruhwedel

In the Penguins notebook, West writes that the team is testing new defensive pairs after the trade deadline.

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On the Chipped Ice blog, West writes why Evgeni Malkin loves the Sunshine State, especially playing against Tampa Bay.


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Frank Coonelly said the Pirates will have a “serious discussion” with Jung Ho Kang about his DUI conviction when he rejoins the team

Pirates president Frank Coonelly said the team is withholding a decision on possible punishment for third baseman Jung Ho Kang, who received a suspended sentence for his third DUI.

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The Ace: Gerrit Cole

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The Future: Tyler Glasnow

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The Question: Drew Hutchison

The Ace, Future and Question in Pirates rotation show mixed results, writes Rob Biertempfel.

John Jaso agreed to try right field in an effort to earn more playing time

In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that John Jaso battled the elements in right field.


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Nathan Peterman’s stock rose after the Senior Bowl

Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman continues to impress, writes Joe Rutter, and draw comparisons to Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins.

In the NFL Combine notebook, Rutter writes that no man is an island but West Virginia receiver Shelton Gibson wants to win one.

On the Steel Mill blog, Rutter has notes on Pitt and Penn State prospects.

Justice Kithcart

Justice Kithcart’s dismissal might be the beginning of housecleaning at Pitt under Kevin Stallings

Speaking of Pitt, coach Kevin Stallings dismissed freshman point guard Justice Kithcart from the team just before the Panthers play their season finale at No. 23 Virginia, writes Jerry DiPaola.

And it’s no coincidence …

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Polk State’s Troy Simons received a scholarship offer from the Panthers this week

Less than a month ago, I wrote about how City League product Troy Simons was drawing major-college attention and he’s now leading the nation’s junior colleges in scoring.


Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris, limited to four games because of a leg injury, was scheduled to make $2,237,500 this season

Steelers offensive lineman Ryan Harris announced his retirement, reports Rutter.


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