2-minute Drill: Penguins Keep Top Farm Team in Wilkes-Barre for Another 10 Years


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(Photo: Mike Sullivan, showing during a preseason game in State College, was the head coach at Wilkes-Barre Scranton when the Penguins hired him to be their head coach in December 2016. Sullivan has led the Penguins to two Stanley Cup titles in his 3 1/2 years behind the bench. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins’ top minor-league affiliate will remain in Wilkes-Barre for the next 10 years.
  • Chris King, who helped the University of Alabama through a five-year NCAA probation sentence during a career in collegiate athletic administration that spans nearly a quarter-century and includes five schools, has been named vice president and director of athletics at Robert Morris.
  • There was plenty of happy, hopeful talk after the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to defeat the Oakland A’s on Sunday.
  • The owners of Maximum Security plan to file an appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, contending that their horse should be declared the rightful winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
  • The XFL on Monday announced multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to televise games starting with its inaugural 2020 season. XFL games will air weekly on broadcast TV (ABC and Fox) complemented by games on cable (ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2).

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