Boston's Frank Vatrano (left) celebrates with Torey Krug after scoring a goal against the Penguins on Friday. (AP)

Bruins blow out reeling Pens, 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Frank Vatrano had three goals for his first career hat trick, Patrice Bergeron scored twice, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh…

Tony Watson had a sparkling 1.91 ERA in 75 1/3 innings pitched for the Pirates last season. (AP)

Watson OK with closer role

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – If Tony Watson hadn’t already put together what a possible trade involving Mark Melancon would mean for him, the fans at PirateFest…

Boston's Jimmy Hayes checks Pittsburgh's Brian Dumoulin into the boards during Wednesday night's game. (AP)

Pens continue slide with 3-0 loss

BOSTON (AP) – Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh…

Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will be out for a spell while dealing with a concussion. (AP)

Can Sullivan turn Penguins around?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Sullivan’s voice is unmistakable. Loud. Authoritative. Animated. And, the Pittsburgh Penguins hope, an alarm clock. One of the NHL’s marquee draws…

Washington goalie Braden Holtby guards the net during Monday night's game against the Penguins. (AP)

Caps spoil Sullivan’s debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) – T.J. Oshie scored twice and added an assist as the Washington Capitals spoiled Mike Sullivan’s head coaching debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins…

Charlie Morton had a 5.93 ERA in has last 18 starts with the Pirates during the 2015 season.

Pirates send Morton to Phillies

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – The Pirates traded right-handed starter Charlie Morton to the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday morning, shedding the salary of an inconsistent pitcher but also…

Los Angeles' Marian Gaborik reacts to his winning shootout goal against Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. (AP)

Kings slip past Pens in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Marion Gaborik’s shootout goal lifted Los Angeles to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night for the Kings’ sixth…

Steeler linebacker Jarvis Jones made his first career interception on Sunday against the Colts. (AP)

Play well or get out

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Arthur Moats revealed the secret formula of how the Pittsburgh Steelers deploy their deep pool of outside linebackers. “Three and out, turnover,…

Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist (right) celebrates his goal with Olli Maatta (cener) and Kris Letang. (AP)

Penguins rally past Avalanche

DENVER (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins were scrambling to stay in the game early in the third period. Minutes later, they were celebrating a season…

Browns' quarterback Johnny Manziel says he wants to make the most of his new opportunity. (AP)

Manziel says he learned a hard lesson

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Johnny Manziel didn’t like being punished for partying. He didn’t agree with being benched and isn’t happy it cost him the…

Running back Le'Veon Bell suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first meeting with Cincinnati. (AP)

Trash talking begins

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Maybe it’s a coincidence. After all, as the Pittsburgh Steelers regularly point out, the injury rate in the NFL is 100 percent….