1. NASCAR: "They Don't Care About Us"

    Ryan Newman had the look of a man who had just seen God, Sunday as he talked to the press moments after being cut from what remained of his crushed race car.  He had likely escaped death by an inch or two when his No...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 170 reads 2 comments

  2. Why the Penn State-Pitt Game's Time Has Passed

    Like the swallows returning every year to San Juan Capistrano, you just knew this week was coming. It comes every year, right? Some sportswriter gets bored, drags out the "why doesn't ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 5 years ago 368 reads 4 comments

  3. Penn State-Eastern Illinois: Follow The Money

    The name Eastern Illinois appears on the Penn State schedule this year right alongside storied franchises such as Syracuse, Michigan, and Ohio State. It's no misprint. The game kicks off at noon, just like the piece of paper says...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  4. Penn State Nittany Lions Run to Redemption

    A week after their BCS hopes apparently crashed and burned, the Nittany Lions went back to basics and on the road for the first time this year to scenic Champaign, Ill...

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  5. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers' One-Man Defense, is Missing in Action

    If the Pittsburgh Steelers find their way through the thicket that is the NFL season and are playing to defend their title this coming February in Miami, then it is already obvious who is the only logical choice for team MVP...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 5 years ago 981 reads 6 comments

  6. Nittany Lions Running on Empty

    Joe Paterno looked and sounded like a man who had awoken screaming from a very bad dream Saturday after his Nittany Lions dispatched Syracuse 28-7 at Beaver Stadium...

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  7. Jury Still Out on Young Nittany Lions

    The beauty of scheduling a cupcake for your opening game is that your school makes a ton of money and your fans get to watch their favorite team beat the daylights out of someone...

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  8. Don't Be Surprised By a Steelers Repeat

    Ryan Clark didn't sound like a man swooning in a post Super Bowl hangover when he met the media Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh...

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  9. Empty Seats Highlight NASCAR's Woes

    The ritual was familiar to anyone attending the Indianapolis 500 back in the early and mid 1980s. On the way out of the track you took your ticket request for the following season and dropped it in the box at the entrance to the Speedway Museum...

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  10. Blowing Up the Bucs....Again

    It happens every year. Just like Mother Nature intended. The swallows return to San Juan Capistrano. The buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio. The Pirates trade away their veterans for other people's prospects and suspects...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 5 years ago 260 reads 4 comments

  11. Free Agency Already Subtracting From Stanley Cup Champ. Penguins

    Less than 24 hours into the NHL's free agency period and the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves paying the price for another successful spring, a price that is potentially becoming much steeper in the coming days...

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  12. Pittsburgh Pirates' Revolving Door Spins Again

    The Pittsburgh Pirates roster shakeout continued in earnest today, as the club made one deal with the New York Yankees and are said to be on the verge of a second with the Washington Nationals...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 5 years ago 299 reads 1 comments

  13. Pirates To Hit Reset Button Again

    In a seemingly never ending search for a future the Pittsburgh Pirates seem intent on spending the second half of the 2009 season rebuilding, restocking and resetting the organization in the hopes that this will be the five year plan that bear fruit...

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  14. U.S. Open To Return To Oakmont

    Golf fans in Western Pennsylvania won't have to wait another 13 years to see Tiger Woods compete in the US Open...

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  15. Alex Goligoski Signed to Extension By Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins took their first step today toward building the team that will defend the Stanley Cup in 2009-2010 by signing defense man Alex Goligoski to a three year contract...

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  16. Detroit Red Wings Need To Learn from the Top

    As the final horn sounded at Joe Louis Arena Friday night, and ended the Detroit Red Wings chances to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions, Steve Yzerman took it like a man...

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  17. Pens-Wings: And a Third Liner Shall Lead Them

    Max Talbot hopped over the boards in Philadelphia and knew he had to do something. His Penguins were down 3-0 to the Flyers and seemed to be on the verge of playing a Game Seven in the first ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 5 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  18. Red Wings-Penguins: Dan Blysma Knows Game Seven

    Somewhere in the flotsam and jetsam that professional athletes collect over a career is a picture that Penguins coach Dan Blysma might want to post on his team's bulletin board and explain before 8:00 p...

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  19. Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 6: Expect the Unexpected

    Pittsburgh, PA—Much of the North American media is treating tonight's Game 6 at Mellon Arena as the last hockey game of the 2008-2009 season...

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  20. Jim Balsillie Barking Up Wrong Tree...Again

    The man who can't take no for an answer from the NHL is at it again. Jim Balsillie, the man who doesn't mind if you call him the person who invented the Blackberry (he didn't), is again ...

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  21. Pens Misread Wings at Their Own Peril

    (Pittsburgh, PA)—The Pittsburgh Penguins sit in their hotel rooms in Detroit this morning a victim of an optical illusion...

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  22. Blurring the Lines On the Way to the Stanley Cup

    The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins hauled the Stanley Cup home with them, now Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Ron Francis scored the Cup winning goal on a wicked wrist shot past Dominc Hassek in old Chicago Stadium...

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  23. Sidney Crosby Silences Washington Capitals

    The Washington Capitals and their fans threatened to make a big noise Wednesday night when they took on the Penguins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference semi-final match up. Sometime around 7:08 pm Eastern Time they did just that...

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  24. Penguins-Capitals: Who Wants To Be a Hero?

    Capitals goaltender Simeon Varlamov has dragged his teammates kicking and screaming into a unlikely Game Seven Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins...

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  25. Russian Bomber Disappears From Radar

    (Pittsburgh, PA)—Evgeni Malkin covered his face with his glove seconds after entering the penalty box in the third period of last night's throbbing game two of his team's playoff series against the Washington Capitals...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 5 years ago 102 reads 0 comments