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Pittsburgh takes over third period to handle Tampa Bay Lightning

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For 88 seconds, the Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to be in good shape. And then they were not. The Lightning, still scrambling to get back into the wild-card race, fell 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night. The Penguins, who beat the Bolts in last year’s conference finals, scored the game’s final three goals. After the Lightning tied the game at 2-2, it took only a minute and 28 seconds to take the lead. Mark Streit, who was a member…

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Leonard Hamilton has some work to do to save FSU’s season

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The Florida State men’s basketball team reached new heights in January. That is why February has brought about a long fall. What happened on Saturday, an 80-66 embarrassment at Pittsburgh, demonstrates some of the reasons why a once highly promising season could continue to go further south. It involves the two most talented Seminoles, Dwayne Bacon and Jonathan Isaac. It also, of course, involves Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. Bacon, a sophomore, was held scoreless for the first time in his…

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Patriots beat Steelers to earn a record ninth Super Bowl trip

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By now, they know how to line up for the team picture. By now, they know how to handle their week. By now, they are used to the confetti falling. For the Atlanta Falcons, this Super Bowl is new territory. But the New England Patriots have been here a lot. This will be their ninth journey to the big game, and with coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, the Falcons have their chore cut out for them. The Patriots…

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Pittsburgh gives Kansas City the boot to advance to AFC title game

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Consider it being kicked out of the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the AFC title game Sunday night, edging the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 on the foot of Chris Boswell. Boswell made all six of his field tries, accounting for all the Steelers’ points. The Chiefss came within two points with 2:43 to play and seemed to tie the score when Alex Smith passed for the conversion to Demetrius Harris. But tackle Eric Fisher was called for holding on…

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Lightning clobbered yet again, falls to .500 for the season

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After a while, it isn’t just a slump. After a while, it’s a new reality. The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to .500 on the season, losing their fourth straight game of the season. This time, it was a 6-2 beating at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It lowered the Bolts’ record to 19-19-4 on the season. The Lightning has now given up three or more goals in 16 of their last 21 games. “We played a really good team…

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Drive to Super Bowl continues on Sunday

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Two teams took the first step toward the Super Bowl on Saturday. With Houston and Seattle moving on, two more games will set up the NFL’s Elite 8. Here are Sunday’s matchups. Miami (10-6) at Pittsburgh (11-5), Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (CBS) Miami is making its first playoff appearance since 2008 and is looking for its first postseason win since the wild-card round in 2000. Quarterback Matt Moore will make his first postseason start for the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill…

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This time, it’s the power play of the Penguins that dooms Bolts

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The Lightning lose. They give up a lot of goals. The streak lives on. Got it? It’s getting to be pretty painful for the Bolts, who have now lost seven of their last eight with Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh. In five of their last seven games, they’ve given up at least four goals (four times, they’ve given up five.) This time, the Bolts lost 4-3 to Pittsburgh, blowing a 3-1…

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