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Guentzel lifts Pens to win in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a ...

Grizzlies outlast Sixers, 106-104

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six ...

Brady, Bucs end Saints’ Super Bowl aspirations

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs’ offense turned three Saints turnovers, including two interceptions ...

Chiefs set to host AFC title game, Mahomes injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off the Cleveland Browns 22-17 on ...

Book shots: Most borrowed books of 2020

I always enjoy creating this list. It doesn’t tell you everything about our readers, but it definitely gives a glimpse into what subjects and authors are popular here. Below are the most borrowed books we had in 2020. James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Lee Child, Stuart Woods, David ...

Best sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi” by Charles Soule (Del Rey) 2. “Neighbors” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 3. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 4. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 5. ...

Car’s issues trigger ‘limp home mode’

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2005 Saturn Ion with 127,000 miles on it. It’s in very good condition for its age. However, about a year ago, I was driving it at about 25 miles per hour when the power steering indicator warning light (“PWR STR”) and the chime warning sound came on and the power ...

Dad seeks to cure daughter of nasty habit

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She does have a peculiar bad habit: She picks her nose in public. It’s not just a quick pick when no one is looking. This is a thorough deep cleaning ...

Trash can be man’s best friend’s treasure

Hiya Heloise: I take one of those single socks (preferably cotton) and an old plastic pill bottle and add some pebbles and close it up. I tie the bottle up in the sock tightly. My dog loves it — it even smells like me. We have fun and use up those lone socks. Shake, rattle and roll! — ...

Horoscope

SATURDAY ARIES (March 21-April 19). While putting in the time is definitely part of what makes improvement happen, the harder part is putting in the effort. Do the hours with a ride-or-die attitude and you’ll go far today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When someone thanks you for putting up ...