• Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) is congratulated by Pittsburgh Penguins Patric Hornqvist (72) after the Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of a NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Penguins won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Rookie goaltender Murray stealing the show for Penguins

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray isn’t in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he’s on. The NHL’s best team on the other side of the ice. His mentor watching from bench. An arena chanting his name.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jonathon Niese delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pirates can’t hit Arrieta, fall to Cubs 7-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle gave Matt Joyce the start in right field against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, pointing to the outfielder’s impressive numbers against Chicago ace Jake Arrieta earlier in Joyce’s career.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Tom Kuhnhackl (34) celebrates his goal with his teammates behind Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway.

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) levels Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) with a high hit during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Washington. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Questionable hits turning up heat between Penguins, Capitals

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on the Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise.

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) levels Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) with a high hit during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Washington. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Questionable hits turning up heat between Penguins, Capitals

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise.

  • Steelers focus on retooling defense in NFL draft

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The high-powered offense is in place. The Pittsburgh Steelers know this. The defense coming off its worst statistical season in nearly a quarter century, not so much.

  • Steelers take defensive back Sean Davis in 2nd round

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers took another step toward overhauling their secondary, taking defensive back Sean Davis out of Maryland in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

  • Steelers take Miami cornerback Artie Burns with 25th pick

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly 20 years ignoring cornerbacks in the draft.

  • In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, shakes hands with Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) following Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, in Washington. After dispatching the New York Rangers in five games, Pittsburgh faces top-seed Washington in the second round, their ninth postseason clash but the first since 2009. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool, File)

    After 7-year wait, “Sid vs. Ovi” is back on

    The two faces most responsible for bringing the NHL full-throttle into the 21st century are inextricably linked. Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin get it, even if they’d rather not talk about it.