Volunteer in vaccine trial tests COVID-19 positive but may have received a placebo

first_imgThe team overseeing the clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Bandung, West Java, announced that a volunteer receiving an injection in the trial had tested positive for the disease.The clinical research team leader, Kusnadi Rusmil of the Padjadjaran University, said the volunteer was currently in self-isolation. The team would supervise the volunteer’s condition.“After nine days of observation, [the volunteer’s] condition seems to be good,” said Kusnadi in a statement on Thursday. He added that the clinical research team had injected the first of three doses of the vaccine candidate – or a placebo – to the volunteer. After receiving the first shot, the volunteer traveled out of town.Upon returning to Bandung, the volunteer went to get the second injection. Kusnadi said the volunteer was declared healthy following an examination.A day later, the volunteer tested positive for COVID-19 following a swab test conducted by the Bandung Health Agency. The volunteer was required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test because of their travel history.Read also: Govt to set aside Rp 37 trillion for COVID-19 vaccine procurement Kusnadi said he could not confirm whether the research team had injected a potential vaccine or a placebo. “We conduct the trial under the blind observer principle, so we can’t identify who gets the placebo and who gets the [potential] vaccine.”The research team is conducting phase III clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech. The trial would involve 1,620 volunteers who would be divided into two groups, with one group receiving the vaccine and the other one the placebo.Kusnadi went on to say that the team expected volunteers to develop immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus two weeks after receiving their second dose.The research team field manager, Eddy Fadlyana of the Padjadjaran University, said the team had only injected 248 of the 1,620 volunteers so far. Only 110 have received the second dose.He added that most of the volunteers had yet to report any side effects. (mfp)center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Thursday Local Sports Results

first_imgThursday Area Sports Results.Girls SoccerColumbus East Girls defeated Batesville 4-1.Batesville JV won 3-0.Batesville vs. Columbus East (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.South Ripley won against Rising Sun 4-1.SR vs. RS (9-12)Submitted by SR Statistician Caroline Cumberworth.Greensburg victorious over Franklin County 3-1Franklin County at Greensburg (9-12)Submitted by Var Vee.TennisColumbus East varsity beat Batesville 4-1.CE JV won 4-3.Batesville vs. CE (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Mike McKinney.VolleyballJennings County Varsity beat Batesville 25-18, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22.Batesville vs. JC Varsity (9-12)JC JV won 24-25, 25-14, 25-14.Batesville vs. JC JV (9-12)JC Freshman won 25-14, 25-13.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas with Max Preps.Rising Sun defeated Milan 20-25, 25-11, 28-20, 25-15.Milan vs. Rising Sun (9-12)Submitted by Var Vee.Milan 7th won against Batesville 23-25, 25-23, 15-12.Milan 8th won 25-24, 23-25, 15-7.Batesville vs. Milan MS VB (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Shelly Prickel.Cross CountryMiddle School ORVC Pre-Meet at Hanover.Switzerland County Boys and Jac-Cen-Del Girls place first.Maiah Simon and Jared Cline for JCD place first in the individual run.Pre ORVC MS CC Meet (9-12)Submitted by JCD Coach Steve Narwold.SwimmingSunman Dearborn Middle School Aqua Trojans Boys defeated Connersville 116-64 and The SDMS Girls won 103-80.SDMS vs. Connersville (9-12)Submitted by SDMS Coach Brandon Loveless.FootballBatesville 7th won against South Dearborn 34-16.SD 8th won 32-0.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Korey Padgett and Tony Gausman.Batesville Freshman victorious over Switzerland County JV 54-6.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

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Yankee twinbill a guaranteed Deery Series classic

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa – A weekend doubleheader for the Deery Brothers Summer Series is guaranteed to be a classic when Farley Speedway hosts Sept. 2 and 3 features for touring IMCA Late Models.Friday’s 50-lap Yankee Dirt Track Classic main event at Farley pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.The Saturday show sports the biggest payday of the 30th annual tour. The winner of the 100-lap main event goes home with $7,500, while qualifying for the feature is good for a minimum of $500.Consistency throughout the series’ first 12 events has put Tyler Bruening on top of the Deery standings, four points ahead of seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 62 and over, $20 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are also on the evening’s card.On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. There are no hot laps; racing starts at 5:30 p.m.Spectator admission is $30 for adults, $27 for seniors 62 and over, $25 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $35.Sanctioned Modifieds, along with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, complete the program.More information about the 39th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 534; 2. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 530; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 500; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, 499; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 497; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 470; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 459; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 448; 9. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 445; 10. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 444; 11. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 441; 12. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 353; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 313; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 287; 15. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 276; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 269; 17. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 256; 18. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 240; 19. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 235; 20. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., 184.last_img read more

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Munoz, Elliott land Longdale wins

first_imgAngel Munoz was the Saturday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Longdale Speedway. (Photo by Gary Pigg, IMAGEZx2)LONGDALE, Okla. (May 20) – Angel Munoz outlasted seventh-starting Jason Rogers to capture the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event Saturday at Longdale Speedway.Kyle Pfeifer placed third, Travis Baird fourth and Hesston Shaw fifth.Robert Elliott garnered the IMCA SportMod feature win while Joe Adams advanced from eighth starting to second.Mike Roach raced from ninth to third. Jeffrey Kaup scored a fourth-place finish and Kaleb Roach was fifth.Both IMCA features were 35-lappers.last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_imgAfter a historically poor 34-point showing against Virginia, Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) starts its nonconference schedule against Colgate on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last time SU started a season with a loss, it etched out a four-point win over Rhode Island in 2003. In Orange head coach Jim Boeheim’s 44 years at the helm, he’s never started 0-2. Colgate (1-1), meanwhile, enters off its first loss of the season to Clemson.Here’s what to know about the Raiders ahead of the matchup.Gambling Odds: As of Wednesday night, Syracuse is a 10.5-point favorite, with a total of 137, according to Pinnacle.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 126-45Last time they played: The Orange defeated the Raiders, 77-56, on Nov. 21, 2018, as Tyus Battle scored 24. Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes posted 17 each and Bourama Sidibe reached double-digit points for the only time in the 2018-19 campaign. SU went into halftime only up three, but a 42-point second half effort, keyed by a 22-3 run, was enough for Syracuse’s 53rd straight-victory against Colgate. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJordan Burns and Will Rayman led the way for the visitors, adding 13 each with six 3s combined. Starter and eventual Patriot League player of the year Rapolas Ivanauskas totaled five points and five rebounds on 2-of-9 shooting. More than half of the Raiders points (36) came via the 3-ball, but they missed 12 of their last 13. The Colgate report: The Raiders cruised through the back-half of their Patriot League schedule in 2018-19, winning eight-straight and then three more for the conference title. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Colgate lost 77-70 to Tennessee. The 15th-seeded Raiders trailed by as few as three with two minutes left but the Volunteers pulled away. Then a sophomore, Burns scored 32 points following eight 3-pointers. In their first game this season, they hosted and beat the New Jersey Institute of Technology by five. On Nov. 10, they lost at Clemson, 81-68. Colgate hasn’t beaten an ACC team since toppling Syracuse on Feb. 24, 1962. Colgate only graduated one senior, center Dana Batt. The Raiders have a seven-to-nine player rotation that relies on mostly Ivanauskas and Rayman. In two games, they’ve averaged 36.5 points per game combined. Burns is still a factor too, now paired with junior transfer Nelly Cummings.How Syracuse beats Colgate: For Syracuse to prevent a second-straight loss, it’ll have to first score more than freshman Cole Anthony individually did in his debut for North Carolina. The Orange won’t be facing another pack line defense, instead hosting one that allowed 75 points to non-power 5 NJIT. Colgate’s opponents are converting 30% of their 3-pointers and 48.8% of all field goals, so Syracuse should be able to create looks. The talent-disparity between the Raiders and the reigning-national champions should make it easier for Hughes, Buddy Boeheim and others to win one-on-one matchups. If the Orange can blow past the Raiders, then more shooters should get open along the perimeter. Defensively, it’ll come down to Syracuse’s guards initially stopping Burns. He does it all, averaging 12.5 points, five assists and four rebounds in two games. He sparks the offense, and like all of Colgate’s starters, he can shoot from three. In its debut, SU held UVA to 48 points with the 2-3 zone limiting shooters. But the Cavaliers turned inside, and the margin ballooned. If SU’s young guards can run Burns, Rayman and others off the arc, the Raiders may look to their frontcourt for an edge. It’ll then be on Syracuse’s forwards to prevent Ivanauskas from taking over. Stat to know: 35.8 — The Raiders team 3-point percentage. Colgate has converted almost many deep balls (14) as free throws (20) through 80 minutes. KenPom odds: Syracuse has been given a 81% chance to win. The projected final score is a 73-63 SU.Player to watch: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Forward No. 25Ivanauskas transferred to Colgate prior to his junior season and was recently named to the Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award watchlist. The Lithuanian forward has had double-digit points in 12 of his last 13 games, the only deviancy in the NCAA Tournament matchup when he sat out the second half with an injury. Comments Published on November 13, 2019 at 3:23 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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India record best-ever medal haul in World Para Athletics Championship

first_img“I hope all the players can produce even better show at Tokyo 2020. I thank all of those who supported and contributed to the Paralympic Movement in India reach such a height.” 9 months ago Hockey India congratulates Sandeep Singh on being appointed Haryana Sports Minister 9 months ago Sarita Devi to represent India at AIBA’s Athlete Commission WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV “We hope that the suspension on PCI is lifted as per the best interests of Indian parasport and its athletes. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US “The players have lived up to our expectations. Besides the nine medals, the players also produced several personal and season’s best performances. There were also a few podium misses.  READ | Union Minister Anurag Thakur Enjoys A Game Of Table TennisSingh was also hopeful that things will only get better from here on for PCI and Paralympic Movement in India, adding that NPC India is hopeful it can bid for major championships like World and Asian Championships, and the Asian Youth Para Games in future. The bronze medallists for India were: Thangavelu Mariyappan (men’s high jump T63), Yogesh Kathuniya (men’s discus throw F56), Nishad Kumar (men’s high jump T47), Ajeet Singh (men’s Javelin F46) and Vinay Kumar Lal (men’s 400m T44) Ekyta Bhyan (women’s club F51), Vinod Kumar (men’s discus throw F52) and Praveen Kumar (men’s high jump T64) and Rinku (men’s javelin F46) missed out on medals but secured Tokyo 2020 spots. READ | Watch Ronda Rousey Get Knocked Out Cold By Holly Holm OTD 4 Years Ago At UFC 193 The suspension on the PCI, he said, is unfortunate but that hasn’t affected the morale of the athletes and “they have proved that we are on the right track”. Press Trust Of India center_img India signed off the campaign at the World Para Athletics Championship with their biggest ever haul nine medals – finishing in the 24th position in the nine-day competition. Until this edition, London 2017 had been India’s best-ever show where the para-athletes finished with five medals (one gold) in the joint 34th place. Here, India won two gold, two silver and five bronze besides a few fourth-place finishes, securing 13 qualifying spots at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.READ | Sarita Devi To Represent India At AIBA’s Athlete CommissionChina topped the medals tally with 59 medals including 25 gold. Brazil (39) and Great Britain (28) followed China. USA ended fourth with 34 medals. Russia, participating in the championships for the first time since the 2016 doping ban, were sixth with 41 medals.  Asian Para Games 2018 champion javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary stood out among the Indian performers by setting a new world record (F44) on the way to clinching the gold with a personal best 65.80m in men’s javelin F64 category. In the same event, India had a one-two podium finish with Sumit Antil taking the silver (62.88m) and a world record in his own category (F64).READ | Over In Minutes! Ritu Phogat Knocks Out South Korea’s Kim Nam-hee On Her MMA Debut; WATCHSundar Singh Gurjar defended his Worlds title in men’s javelin F46 with a season’s best distance of 61.22 metres. Seasoned high jumper Sharad Kumar claimed the other silver medal for India, clearing the bar at a season best 1.83 metres in men’s high jump T63 finals. Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) interim president Gursharan Singh expressed satisfaction over the team’s show. Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 17th November, 2019 09:34 IST “It’s critical time for para-athletes in view of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Although we are very happy to have the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs’ and Sports Authority of India’s support for the Paralympic Movement.” 9 months ago India C skipper Shubman Gill picks his favourite sportserson outside cricket WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Piyush Goyal: India will lead world in combating poverty, climate change, terrorism 9 months ago Ind vs Ban: India cruise to an innings & 130 runs victory, lead the 2-match series 1-0 Last Updated: 17th November, 2019 09:34 IST India Record Best-ever Medal Haul In World Para Athletics Championship India signed off the campaign at the World Para Athletics Championship with their biggest ever haul nine medals – finishing in the 24th position in the eventlast_img read more

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Wenger confident of lifting Carling Cup

first_imgArsene Wenger said Arsenal’s six-year trophy drought will not be a factor on Sunday when they face Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final.The Gunners’ last trophy was the 2005 FA Cup and victory at Wembley would be the first leg of a possible quadruple.“What is important is not what happened in the last five years, but what we can do now,” said the Arsenal manager.“Success at Wembley can help us to have more confidence for the other trophies that we go for.”Arsenal are second in the Premier League, are in the FA Cup fifth round where they have a home replay against Leyton Orient on Wednesday and they lead Barcelona 2-1 going into the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie at the Nou Camp on 8 March.They have been defeated only once in their last 17 matches in all competitions. “We have belief, confidence and are committed,” Wenger added.“We have a good bond, a good confidence level and are highly determined to do well on all fronts.“What will be vital for our success is that we focus well on the next game and give the biggest importance to the next game – that is the final game in the Carling Cup and we will give everything to be successful.“There is a good feeling in the camp, we are on a good run, on a very strong run.”Arsenal will be without injured captain Cesc Fabregas and winger Theo Walcott for the final , although Wenger is confident the squad’s strength in depth will compensate for their absence. “When you look at the squad we have and the number of players we have available, we have enough quality players to deal with that,” he added.Even though Arsenal will be without Fabregas and Walcott, Birmingham manager Alex McLeish remains wary, but he is confident that his team can surprise the favourites.“We’re not as good Arsenal in terms of passing of the ball in tight areas,” said the Scot.“We have to play our own style and that can hopefully upset Arsenal. It’s 11 v 11, they’re not superhuman. If we hit the right levels then we are capable of causing an upset.”Compared to Birmingham, Arsenal’s period without a major trophy has been the blink of an eye. The Blues have been waiting almost half a century since winning the League Cup in 1963. “The fans have gone a long time without silverware and we will try to make those fans proud on Sunday,” McLeish added on BBC’s Football Focus.“If every man gives it his all then I can have no complaints, whatever the result.”His side, who may be without injured ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb for the final, are sitting only three points above the Premier League relegation zone.However, McLeish said they will not be thinking of their predicament on Sunday.“The league is the bread and butter and the consequences of falling out of it are costly,” he continued. “But we’re in final and want to win that. It’s a wonderful occasion but we want to make it more than that and make it successful.”Source: BBClast_img read more

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Joe Staley signs contract extension with 49ers, gets chance to finish career with San Francisco

first_imgJoe Staley wants to play his entire NFL career with the 49ers, and the longtime tackle will get that opportunity after signing a two-year contract extension with the club.The team announced Staley’s new deal during a State of the Franchise event Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Staley acknowledged that he was concerned he may not get to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2007 out of Central Michigan.49ERS DEPTH CHART: Upgrades at skill positions “Obviously I never wanted to play for another franchise and it was just kind of hoping and . . . hoping that they would want to do a deal and get a deal done,” Staley told reporters, per NBC Sports Bay Area. Staley also had to decide that he wanted to keep playing beyond 2019.”Once I made a decision that for sure I was going to play more after this year, then it was like, ‘I’ll only play for the Niners,’ so, try to get a deal done,” he said.”WE GOT IT DONE!” @jstaley74 is a Niner for Life. pic.twitter.com/5p39sKYwzH— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 6, 2019 Staley, 34, has played in 174 games (all starts) and was a mainstay on the San Francisco teams that reached the playoffs in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He started Super Bowl 47 vs. the Ravens. Staley has also been named to six Pro Bowls.last_img read more

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WWE SummerSlam 2019 live stream: How to watch WWE Network, PPV price

first_imgHow much does SummerSlam 2019 PPV cost?You can also purchase WWE SummerSlam 2019 on pay-per-view through cable and satellite providers including Spectrum, Cox, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS TV, Cable One, Dish Network and DirecTV for $59.99-$69.99.How much are tickets for WWE SummerSlam 2019?Tickets for WWE SummerSlam 2019 are available at Ticketmaster and Stubhub. They range in cost from the cheapest, around $150, to the most expensive tickets above $2,500.WWE SummerSlam 2019 matchesBrock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal championshipKofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE championshipBecky Lynch vs. Natalya in a submission match for the “Raw” women’s championshipBayley vs. Ember Moon for the “SmackDown” women’s championshipShane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens; if Owens loses, he must quit WWEAJ Styles vs. Ricochet for the United States championshipBray Wyatt vs. Finn BalorCharlotte Flair vs. Trish StratusDolph Ziggler vs. Bill GoldbergDrew Gulak vs. Oney Lorcan for the cruiserweight championshipNote: Each of the matches listed above are confirmed for the official card. Get ready for SummerSlam 2019, the WWE’s annual summer extravaganza and one of its biggest shows of the year.WWE heads up to Canada for this year’s event on Sunday, August 11, 2019 inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. The event is almost here so keep checking back here as the card continues to fill up. Plus, Sporting News will have plenty of WWE SummerSlam 2019 coverage on the day of the event.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE SummerSlam 2019 live streamTV channel: WWE Network (PPV)Live stream: WWE.com/livestream+WWE SummerSlam 2019 will be available via the WWE Network and on pay-per-view.For those who want to watch online or via mobile devices, the WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs — including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic — as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.What time does WWE SummerSlam 2019 start?Date: Sunday, Aug. 11Time: 5 p.m. ET (preshow) | 7 p.m. ET (main card)Location: Scotiabank Arena, TorontoWWE SummerSlam 2019 will air live on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The pre-show will start at 5 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET.last_img read more

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Energetic Penguins hit the ice running

first_imgby Will GravesAP Sports WriterCANONSBURG, Pa. (AP)—Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma was in the midst of a little speech during his first day at his normal job in eight months when his players stopped suddenly and raised their sticks in the air.The gesture served as a salute to the hundreds of fans who packed a suburban Pittsburgh hockey complex to watch the Penguins in their first official practice since the end of the NHL lockout.The response—a chant of “Let’s Go Penguins” by the folks who crammed elbow to elbow on concrete bleachers—erased any lingering concern about animosity over the four-month work stoppage that cut the league’s season nearly in half.Finally, it’s back to hockey.“It’s pretty special to have a packed building,” Bylsma said.The crowded ice and Bylsma’s whistle gave things a sense of order following weeks of anxiety that the season might be lost completely.Instead, it’s game on for a team considered a Stanley Cup favorite now that Crosby appears to be fully recovered from concussion-like symptoms that dogged him for the better part of two seasons.Maybe it’s because the Penguins have few holes to fill. The team invited just 26 players to camp, meaning there will only be a handful of cuts before the season starts on Saturday in Philadelphia.The biggest question Bylsma will need to answer over the next six days is who to put on a line with reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin and winger James Neal.Bylsma expects fatigue not to be an issue for Malkin or the other players who took part-time jobs internationally or spent time in the minors while the seemingly endless labor negotiations dragged out.It certainly wasn’t an issue on Sunday, when the 90-minute session was considered “torrid” by some of the Penguins coaches.“It was fast, it was quick and Sidney Crosby was revved up and going, flying up the ice at times,” Bylsma said. “I think once we got into some battle areas, you saw some bumping and grinding, some physical play down low that most guys aren’t prepared for, at least on a long-term basis.”There were end-to-end rushes, battles in the corner and a sense of optimism that the ugly finish to the 2011-12 season is now firmly behind them.The Penguins entered the postseason riding high only to get beat by the Flyers in six games in the opening round of the playoffs.The series looked more like a series of defense-optional All-Star games. The teams combined for 56 goals in six games, an anomaly that left a bitter taste in Pittsburgh.Forward Pascal Dupuis says he spent most of the lockout fending off questions about what happened while back in his native Canada.“It was all anybody wanted to talk about,” he said.Pittsburgh would prefer to change the conversation over the next three-plus months in which they’ll cram 48 games into 99 days. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, left, skates behind Penguins’ Sidney Crosby during NHL hockey practice in Canonsburg, Pa., Sunday Jan. 13, 2013. It was the first official team practice of the 2013 NHL season for the Penguins. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more

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