PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The 34-year-old is filling in for injured Carter Hart. Justin Braun added an empty-netter for the Flyers, playing their eighth game in 15 days. They enter a nine-day break having won five of seven. Penguins had won two in a row and six of seven. It is the second time they have been shut out this season.
Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers
By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer
Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rodgers from the start and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 37-20 for the NFC championship. The 49ers advanced to their first Super Bowl in seven years and will play the Kansas City Chiefs in two weeks in Miami for the championship. Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards but the Packers lost the NFC title game for the third time since their last Super Bowl trip following the 2010 season.
Mahomes’ feet, arms, lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer
Patrick Mahomes tip-toed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC championship. In two weeks in Miami, they will play the winner of the NFC title game between Green Bay and San Francisco. Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half that gave the Chiefs their first lead. From there, they outran the run-oriented Titans and star back Derrick Henry.
Rust, Johnson help Pittsburgh rally past Bruins 4-3
By DAN SCIFO Associated Press
Jack Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. Pittsburgh trailed 3-0 in the first period but scored four unanswered goals for the win. Johnson scored a short-handed goal and Rust his 21st of the season. Dominik Simon and Teddy Blueger also scored goals for the Penguins, who have won six of their last seven games and 10 of their last 13. David Pastrnak scored his 37th goal for Boston. It was just the second time since 2010-11 that the Bruins lost in regulation after leading by three or more goals.
Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina 66-52
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
Xavier Johnson scored 20 points, Ryan Murphy added 13 and Pittsburgh completed a season sweep of North Carolina with a 66-52 victory over the reeling Tar Heels. Pitt needed less than 10 minutes to build a double-digit lead and never let the sloppy Tar Heels get back in it. Garrison Brooks led North Carolina with 16 points and 13 rebounds but the Tar Heels couldn’t overcome a disjointed opening 20 minutes in which they struggled to develop any sort of offensive rhythm.
Merrimack wins 4th straight, beats Robert Morris 53-49
Jaleel Lord had 14 points and eight rebounds and Merrimack beat Robert Morris 53-49 for its fourth-straight win on Saturday. Juvaris Hayes added 12 points for the Warriors. AJ Bramah scored 16 points to lead Robert Morris, which was held to a season-low 26 points in the second half and had its four-game win streak snapped.
Carliss Jeter has played for the Beaver Falls Tigers basketball team, was an assistant coach for nearly two decades, and now is in his third season as head coach of the squad. Success is no stranger to him, and this year continues to prove that.
After improving to 6-1 in section play with a win over New Brighton, Coach Jeter joined Matt Drzik & Greg Benedetti on the Saturday Sports Slam to talk about the Tigers’ improvements and successes over the 2019-20 season. He also talked about the differences between coaching now and doing so in years past, how he deals with getting his Tigers focused, and the supporting cast of assistant coaches that helps him piece it all together.
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DETROIT (AP)- Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored for the Penguins in the third period after Filip Zadina put Detroit ahead in the second. All three goals came with the man advantage. Crosby scored by redirecting the puck past goalie Jimmy Howard from in front of the net off a pass from Evgeni Malkin.
Worth the wait; Steelers’ great Shell reveling in Hall nod
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donnie Shell says he never lost faith that he would one day reach the Hall of Fame. Shell’s patience paid off this week when the five-time Pro Bowler was named to a special Hall of Fame class as part of the league’s 100th anniversary. Shell played 14 seasons for the Steelers, helping the team to four Super Bowl titles during the 1970s. Shell’s Hall of Fame candidacy received a boost from former teammates who advocated for his induction.
Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer
The Browns are getting closer to finding a general manager. The team met Friday with Andrew Berry, who spent three seasons with Cleveland before leaving to be the Eagles’ vice president of football operations. Berry was with the Browns from 2016-18 . They won just seven games during that span and had an 0-16 season. But Berry was well-liked and could make an easy transition back. The Browns are also scheduled to interview New England college scouting director Monti Ossenfort and Vikings assistant general manager George Paton. He worked with new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski in Minnesota.