Duquesne, coach Ferry in Atlantic-10 spotlight

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Duquesne freshman guard Mike Lewis II is a leading candidate for A-10 Rookie of the Year

Duquesne coach Jim Ferry hopes hosting the Atlantic-10 tournament is a boost to his program, writes Jerry DiPaola.

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Duquesne coach Jim Ferry is 60-96 in five seasons with the Dukes

My column on how Ferry deserves time to build a program at Duquesne.

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Pitt coach Kevin Stallings: ‘I’m not satisfied with the record. I’m not satisfied with some of the dysfunction, maybe, that we’ve had. But I’m satisfied with how I’ve tried to coach and educate and lead these guys’

Pitt coach Kevin Stallings hopes his players look past this trying season toward a better life, writes Jerry DiPaola.

In the Pitt Locker Room blog, Jerry writes that Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther may play important roles for the Panthers next season.

IN BRADENTON

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Josh Bell got three at-bats and played five innings at first base against the Yankees Monday

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell finds positives in spring training debut, writes Rob Biertempfel.

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Ivan Nova pitched against the Yankees for the first time since being traded to the Pirates

In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that Williamsport is likely to host the Aug. 20 game against the Cardinals.

Biertempfel’s breakdown: Pirates 13, Yankees 1

On the Bucco Blog, Biertempfel asks, where to bat Josh Bell?

ON THE ICE

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Evgeni Malkin on playing with Phil Kessel: ‘I score like 28 goals and probably 20 Phil passed to me’

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan leaves his options open to spreading out the stars, writes Jonathan Bombulie.