2014 NFL Draft Big Board: Post-Combine Update – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe 2014 draft has been called one of the best ever. In a press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert called it the “deepest” he had seen in…

‘Nashville’ lathers up – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

‘Nashville‘ lathers upPittsburgh Post GazettePASADENA, Calif. — Returning from its Olympics-imposed break this week, ABC’s “Nashville” (10 p.m. Wednesday, WTAE) lays one of its original characters to rest. In the…

Retread plot kills ‘3 Days’ – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldVIOLENCE IS GOLDEN: Amber Heard, above, plays a CIA agent who interrupts family time between a hit man (Kevin Costner) and his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) in ‘3 Days to…

‘Frontline: Generation Like’ explores the intersection of social media and … – The Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune18) episode of PBS’ “Frontline,” airing at 9 p.m. on WYES, dives into the rapidly intertwining worlds of social media and commerce. “Generation Like” may freak out parents (or…

Assessing social media fame game – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Assessing social media fame gamePittsburgh Post GazetteIn “Generation Like” (10 tonight, WQED-TV), Mr. Rushkoff shows how self-esteem is now tied into the approval of peers on social media sites such…

There will never be a Yankee that mattered more than Derek Jeter – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIn so many ways, there has not been a Yankee who mattered more to the Yankees than Derek Jeter, not since Babe Ruth. This does not make…

Financial institutions are using social media to build credit profiles – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Financial institutions are using social media to build credit profilesPittsburgh Post GazetteTweet. By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The personal information that friends share on social media websites is being…

Super Bowl-bound Broncos held it together when Coach John Fox had heart … – Washington Post

Washington PostJERSEY CITY, N.J. — The text messages came first, their subject and frequency enough to stir Jack Del Rio’s concern. Is Coach okay? Video. The Post Sports Live crew…

Pittsburgh Penguins fast pace is too much as they knock off Islanders 6-4 – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPENGUINS 6, ISLANDERS 4. The Islanders and Penguins rarely disappoint when they get together nowadays and Thursday night in Uniondale was no different. But in the end,…

Katherine Heigl’s CIA drama to air on NBC – Financial Express

Financial ExpressSummaryKatherine Heigl will be seen in the lead role of a CIA officer on the show which is directed by Joe Carnahan. Actress Katherine Heigl, famous for her role…

Game within a game: Bill Belichick vs. Peyton Manning – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldTom Brady and Peyton Manning are clearly, and rightfully, the focal points of today’s AFC Championship Game in Denver. But there are many other subplots that will factor into…

Evidence against Alex Rodriguez too strong to fight – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAlex Rodriguez and his lawyers now say that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who announced on Saturday that Rodriguez is gone from the 2014 regular season and the postseason…

Vanderbilt has ‘heartache,’ wants to quickly find new coach – The Tennessean

The TennesseanCommodores’ Patton Robinette on James Franklin’s d…: Vanderbilt Quarterback Patton Robinette talks to the media after a team meeting with head coach James Franklin where he announced his decision…

James Franklin calls Penn State ‘my dream job’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin began his introductory news conference at Penn State by talking about Vanderbilt. “I would like to thank Vanderbilt,” Franklin said. “I had an…

‘August’ burns with dark humor – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFOOD FIGHT: Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson, from left, play battling family members. 1. Friday, January 10, 2014. PrintEmail Comments [0]. By: James Verniere. “August: Osage County”…

Sidney Crosby ties it late, then wins game in shootout for Penguins – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sidney Crosby tied the score late in regulation and added the only goal in a shootout to rally the Pittsburgh Penguins past the slumping…

Bill O’Brien could be 2014’s NFL Coach of the Year – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLike Kansas City’s Andy Reid in 2013 and the combination of Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians the year prior, the pieces are certainly in place for O’Brien to become…

Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis to have ACL surgery, likely done for year – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Pittsburgh Penguins, sitting in first in the Eastern Conference, haven’t used their litany of injuries as an excuse all season. So they won’t let their latest blow, a…

National Briefs: Super Bowl sex trafficking – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

National Briefs: Super Bowl sex traffickingPittsburgh Post GazetteHACKENSACK, N.J. — The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General will sponsor assemblies statewide next month to warn students about the dangers…

Penguins notebook: Bettman upholds Thornton’s 15-game suspension for … – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post GazettePenguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is tended to by medical staff on the ice after an altercation with Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins on December 7, 2013 in…

Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin hurts left leg vs. Red Wings – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDETROIT (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists before hurting his left leg early in the third period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-1 win over the…

Andrew McCutchen proposes to his girlfriend on Ellen – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEMAIL. Pirates center fielder and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen proposed to his girlfriend, Maria, on Ellen on Wednesday. McCutchen is pretty much awesome at everything, so it’s no surprise…

James Neal suspended for five games – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe NHL suspended Pittsburgh Penguins winger James Neal five games for kneeing a fallen Brad Marchand in the head. That’s the maximum for a phone hearing. Marchand was tripped…

‘Unfortunate situation’ leaves all looking awful for Bruins – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldGAME OVER: Bruins forward Shawn Thornton (above) is escorted off the ice after receiving a match penalty for deliberately injuring Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, who left the ice on…

Grim ‘Furnace’ blows hot and cold – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldROUGH & TUMBLE: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Casey Affleck, above, star in ‘Out of the Furnace.’ 1. Friday, December 6, 2013. PrintEmail Comments (0). By: James Verniere. “OUT…

NHL wrap: Sidney Crosby sinks Islanders in OT – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comCrosby, who tied it with a power-play goal with 12:00 left in regulation, stole the puck from Thomas Vanek just outside the New York blue line, streaked down the middle…