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Crosby won't defend himself against diving accusation

Updated: October 20, 2006, 5:28 PM ET
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PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby brushed off Ted Nolan's comments as gamesmanship Friday, a day after the New York Islanders' coach accused the Pittsburgh star of diving.

"I don't need to defend myself," said Crosby, who has not been called for a diving penalty this season. "I think my play more than shows the type of player I am. I'd be worried if I went out there and did that, but I don't."

Crosby drew a hooking minor from the Islanders' Alexei Yashin in overtime Thursday ...

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