Stories by Will Graves

Monday, June 13, 2016

Penguins set up for long-term success

PITTSBURGH - When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn't quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent postseason play sent the ...
By Will Graves

Thursday, June 9, 2016

San Jose forces Game 6 with Penguins

PITTSBURGH - San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones made 44 saves, including all 31 over the final two periods in a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night.
By Will Graves

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New surroundings have Kessel near Stanley Cup title

PITTSBURGH - Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning as he nears his first Stanley Cup title.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Penguins coach is drawing best out of his players

PITTSBURGH - There is no magic button, even if the correlation between Mike Sullivan's deft attempts to a get player's attention and that player almost immediately elevating his game is unmistakable.
By Will Graves

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rookies have played key roles in Penguins' success

Rookies Conor Sheary, Matt Murray, Bryan Rust and Tom Kuhnhack have been quick studies, helping Pittsubrgh take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.
By Will Graves

Penguins win in OT, take 2-0 lead in Final

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary's shot from just inside the left circle zipped by Martin Jones' glove and into the net 2:35 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the San Jose ...
By Will Graves

Monday, May 30, 2016

Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH - Nick Bonino took a pretty feed from the corner by Kris Letang and beat Martin Jones from in close with 2:33 remaining to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San ...
By Will Graves

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins

PITTSBURGH - It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide the Pittsburgh ...
By Will Graves

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Crosby downplays his role in Game 7

Depth has carried the Pittsburgh Penguins this far, and star Sidney Crosby insists Game 7 will be about the team, not him.
By Will Graves

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pirates cruise past Braves

PITTSBURGH - Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.
By Will Graves

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Braves manager gets his first win

PITTSBURGH - Given that it took four decades for Brian Snitker to become a big-league manager, he wasn't going to be picky about his first victory in the majors.
By Will Graves

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Much has changed since Penguins, Lightning last met

PITTSBURGH - On the calendar, the gap between the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning met and tonight's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals is less than three months.
By Will Graves

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spieth moves on from Masters meltdown

Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him.
By Will Graves

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pirates top Cardinals on Opening Day

PITTSBURGH - Francisco Liriano tied a Pirates Opening Day record by striking out 10 and singled home the first run of the 2016 Major League Baseball season for good measure, sending Pittsburgh ...
By Will Graves

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Douglas takes American Cup

NEWARK, N.J.-Gabrielle Douglas grabbed the American Cup with her right hand, the silver chalice offering tangible proof to her doubters that her bid for another run at glory is very much A Thing.
By Will Graves

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Steelers edge Bengals in wild-card matchup

CINCINNATI — Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as the Steelers somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in the AFC wild-card game Saturday night.
By Will Graves

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Steelers try to look ahead after frustrating loss

After a loss to Seattle, whatever semblance of control Pittsburgh had in the playoff race is long gone.
By Will Graves

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Biles keeps her gymnastics win streak going

GLASGOW, Scotland - Simone Biles. of the United States, won third consecutive world title, in the all-around.
By Will Graves

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

US men solid in world gymnastics qualifying

GLASGOW, Scotland - The U.S. men's gymnastics team advanced to the world championship finals with a gritty performance in qualifying on Monday.
By Will Graves

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

US women build lead in gymnastics' world championships

GLASGOW, Scotland - The chasm between the U.S. women's gymnastics team and the rest of the world shows no signs of closing less than a year before the 2016 Summer Olympics.
By Will Graves
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