Not much about Mike Sullivan's debut behind the Penguins' bench Monday looked terribly different from far too many games under Mike Johnston.
As the sun was setting Sunday, the usual stream of sad-faced supporters of the Bengals glided glacially down the iconic, infamous 'Esca-loser.'
For whatever words Jim Rutherford lacked Friday night when he gave me that terribly telling grunt, the man sure found all the right words the following morning.
The Penguins are playing better. But just to be sure, I put that to a couple of prominent players after the 3-2 shootout loss to the Kings.
The Penguins will be without Kris Letang again Friday night against the visiting Kings, but it’ll be a new issue holding him out. Letang sustained an upper-body injury two nights...
Mike Johnston is still employed ... why, exactly? Man, I won't even make it past three paragraphs with this one, will I?
"Seven days, my man. Seven days." That's what Steve McLendon spoke in his standard soft tone to Cam Heyward in Seattle seven days earlier.
Jamie Dixon snapped off each syllable. But apparently in the event that I didn't get the gist the first time, he snapped that much harder with the sequel.
The Pirates have saved roughly $17 million via A.J. Burnett’s retirement and Pedro Alvarez’s release, and they’ve theoretically still got the $12 million salary they’d have been delighted to commit...
Pedro Alvarez will be unhappy about this. For all his many flaws, both real and contrived, Alvarez genuinely preferred playing in Pittsburgh.
On the night the Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier, Mike Tomlin told us that their new first-rounder's speed represented "rare air" for an inside linebacker.
Oh, come on. The fake field goal was fine. It's a lightning rod, low-hanging fruit for Bill from Blawnox, the first-time caller.
I'm thankful to have been perched up in Consol Energy Center's press box for this bit of Evgeni Malkin magic Wednesday night.
If a sixth-round NFL draft pick starts outplaying a first-round draft pick, that's bad, right?
No human can make contact with Sidney Crosby's sticks. Totally serious about this.
If the Penguins aren't "mad at each other," to borrow Evgeni Malkin's already infamous phrase from Newark over the weekend, then they probably ought to be.
Here's the part I don't understand about the Penguins' seriously psycho 17-game start: If they don't want Mike Johnston to be coach, why is he still coach?
With all due respect, it's a darned good thing Chidi Iwouma didn't wear a uniform number in the nineties.
A dozen years and not nearly enough NHL goals ago, I made a rookie mistake as a reporter covering the Penguins. Mario Lemieux had just scored a superb overtime goal.
Say what you will of the captain's performance to date -- 10 scoreless outputs in 14 games, just two goals and five assists total -- but you can't fault the...
By WES CROSBY Mike Mitchell knows how to hit. The Steelers’ starting free safety has shown that throughout this season, including Sunday when he separated Raiders running back Latavius Murray from...
David DeCastro scissored off the tattered tape from his ankles, his wrists and wherever else NFL athletes try in vain to spare their bodies.
A band of blue-and-gold clad twentysomethings bounded down the steps from Heinz Field's T station, which meant next to nothing on this Saturday afternoon.
By WES CROSBY Jacoby Jones was not present on the South Side on Friday afternoon — he was en route to Pittsburgh, the Steelers confirmed — but he was the...
Vince Williams is an emotional man, and he does little to mask that. So when he saw Le’Veon Bell go down at the hands — or, rather, the swinging legs,...
By WES CROSBY After absorbing a Mike Mitchell hit to his midsection Sunday at Heinz Field, knocking him out of the game temporarily, Bengals receiver Marvin Jones called Mitchell “fake...