Morning Briefing 3-22-11

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-Despite blowing a 4-0 second period lead, the Pens were able to scratch out a 5-4 victory in a shootout last night over the Red Wings in Detroit. Pascal Dupuis had two goals, in addition to goals from Tyler Kennedy and Chris Kunitz. James Neal had the lone shootout goal that was the difference.

Pens blow big lead, pull out shootout win (Trib)

Dupuis steps up, salvages shootout win (PG)


The Pirates fell 4-1 to the Minnesota Twins in Bradenton yesterday. Paul Maholm pitched six so-so innings, giving up just two runs, yet allowing nine hits. He hasn’t had the best spring, and I have my doubts about his ability to anchor the rotation.

Twins get past Pirates, 4-1 (PG)

Ohio Basketball

The Bobcats take on Eastern Tennessee State in the quarterfinals of the Tournament tonight at 7 PM.

Bobcats and Bucs to Meet in CIT Quarterfinal (


Pittsburgh’s last remaining college basketball team fell in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational to the Oregon Ducks in Eugene last night 77-75. Senior Bill Clark led the team with 19 points in what was his last game as a Duquesne Duke

Dukes’ Postseason Trail Ends at Oregon (