Crosby line small in size, puts up big in numbers

Crosby with Sheary

Jake Guentzel v Sabres

Sidney Crosby, Connor Sheary and Jake Guentzel have combined for seven goals, 19 points and 77 shots on goal in the Penguins’ past six games

Though small by NHL standards, Sidney Crosby’s line is putting up big numbers, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Oskar Sundqvist

Oskar Sundqvist played in three out of five games on the Penguins’ road trip

With Matt Cullen and Tom Sestito returning to the lineup, the Penguins sent Josh Archibald and Oskar Sundqvist back to the AHL.

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ON THE SOUTH SIDE

Alejandro Villanueva v Eagles

Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva finished fourth among NFL players by making $401,652.46 in performance-based pay

The NFL deemed the performances of Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and cornerback Ross Cockrell worthy of more cash, writes Joe Rutter.

Jordan Whitehead 2

Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead is back after missing four games last season with a broken right arm

In spring drills, Pitt’s defense is searching for a ‘certain swagger,’ writes Jerry DiPaola.

Pitt also received its first football commitment from the Class of 2018, a versatile tight end from Massachusetts, writes DiPaola.

ON THE HARDWOOD

Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian had 12 points and 10 rebounds for West Virginia in its 86-80 victory over Bucknell

West Virginia beat Bucknell to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Charlie Buscaglia 2

Robert Morris coach Charlie Buscaglia talks to his team at practice at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion

The Robert Morris women are not intimidated by Notre Dame, writes Eric Hansen.

IN BRADENTON

Antonio Bastardo 5

During his past two seasons, Antonio Bastardo has a 3.51 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 92 strikeouts and 58 hits allowed in 81 1⁄3 innings for the Pirates

Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo is taking nothing for granted, writes Chris Adamski.

Tony Watson 2

Tony Watson is the Pirates’ third-oldest player and one of only three at Clint Hurdle’s first camp

In the Pirates notebook, closer Tony Watson graduates to senior status, writes Adamski.

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