News

Pens axe GM, retain Coach Bylsma

Pens axe GM, retain Coach Bylsma

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma gives instructions in the first period of game 1 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh Friday, May 2, 2014. The Rangers won in overtime 3-2. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another disappointing playoff showing is causing changes with the Pittsburgh Penguins as expected. But surprisingly, general manager Ray Shero is the one that’s going and not coach Dan Bylsma.

Shero has been fired after the Penguins blew a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals just days ago. It’s the latest post-season flameout for the team that topped the Metropolitan Division and had visions of their first Stanley Cup since 2009.

There were inaccurate reports earlier that Bylsma was out, but team ownership says his status will be evaluated by the new general manager.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

Fresh
nadal

Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

in Entertainment

Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

Fresh
chrispratt

With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.

in National

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

Fresh
obama

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

in Local Sports

Twitter battle: Sherman gets last laugh with Petersen

Fresh
Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman speaks at an NFL football news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is now the highest paid player at his position following a contract extension signed Tuesday…

in Sports

Gordon hires Suh to handle suspension appeal

Fresh
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon talks with reporters after a voluntary minicamp workout at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Maurice Suh helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012 and will be with Gordon at his appeal hearing in New York on Friday, according to the person familiar with the decision.