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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say hes an actor.Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role -- that of the worlds fastest man, someone who beat the odds to acquire immense fame and fortune on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in global sport.As such, its not a made-for-Hollywood version of himself that takes center stage in the documentary I Am Bolt, which was released Monday. As the title wants viewers to believe, the Bolt who is in the film is the very same one that his friends, family and other members of his close-knit inner sanctum have seen for as long as theyve known him.I wasnt an actor, Bolt said. I wasnt trying to push a different person forward.This is Bolt, a behind-the-scenes view of the superstar that took about two years to make and has him holding the camera at times. The idea in large part surrounds Bolts quest for the so-called triple-triple -- three gold medals in three events at three consecutive Olympics, something no sprinter in the history of the sport had ever accomplished.He pulled it off, to little surprise, at the Rio Games.And then he could finally exhale, knowing this film would have the perfect ending.Oh my God, you have no idea the pressure that I was under, Bolt said in a recent interview with The Associated Press, as the production was winding down. But I live for these moments. I love the pressure. And I have all the confidence in myself and my coach and the team I have that it would come true for me. The pressure was there, but the confidence was always there -- which made it much easier.Bolt agreed to make this film after realizing that he would be able to convince both his fans and his detractors that what they see on the track -- a free-spirited showman who tries to be stoic and serious only when absolutely necessary -- is what they would get if they tagged along with him on a typical day.He shows off some of the spoils of his life, whether its the party scene or traveling or enjoying luxury. He also shows how all that is possible, with 5:30 a.m. workouts that he groaned through and the rigors of whats needed to keep an elite athlete in top physical condition.I live a simple life, you know what I mean? Bolt said. One of the things that made me really want to do this was people always saying: Aw, this is not really who he is. Hes not always laughing. Its not always fun for him. This is who I am. I really wanted to show people this is who I am. I like to have fun. I like to chill. I like to go out. Thats just a part of me. The part that people dont see, thats the part I want to show people behind the scenes, the hard work.There are also some moments where that megawatt smile isnt present. Yes, even Usain Bolt can have a tough day.You have to ask yourself, why am I doing this? Ive done everything. Ive done it many times, Bolt said. I have nothing else to prove.Not now, he doesnt.The triple-triple was the capper to a storied Olympic career. Hes the world-record-holder in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and anchored the fastest 4x100-meter relay in world history as well. But without those three golds from Rio de Janeiro, Bolt would have felt somewhat unfulfilled.I wanted to be one of the greatest, Bolt said. I wanted to be among the greats. Without this Olympics, I would be great, yes. But I dont think I would be in the bracket of Muhammad Ali, Pele and the great footballers. Thats what I want.Bolts plan is for the world championships next year in London to be his final meet.From there, who knows.Hes already well set-up as a businessman, with endorsement deals around the globe and other investments -- such as a restaurant not far from Jamaicas National Stadium in Kingston, an eatery where a two-lane track is stenciled on the floor around the bar. Hell consider dabbling with other sports, and he has a clear desire to play soccer. He might coach. He will not be a politician.And hes already been approached about acting. For the record, Bolt says the actor who could play him best is Denzel Washington, and he counts 2 Guns as one of his favorite movies.People always say it was Training Day, Bolt said. But I loved 2 Guns because it was different.He wanted this movie to be different as well.I tried to talk about what Im feeling, what Im thinking, Bolt said. Thats what I really try to portray. I never try to be unoriginal. NEW YORK -- Sidney Crosby got angry, and then the Pittsburgh Penguins got even in a big way against the division-leading New York Rangers.Following a first-period skirmish with Ryan McDonagh, Crosby had two goals and an assist during a five-goal second period and the Penguins shut down the Rangers in a 6-1 rout on Wednesday night.The Penguins held New York without a shot on goal over 23:59 spanning the second and third periods. Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Matt Cullen also scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray had 16 saves.The Penguins moved two points behind New York for first place in the Metropolitan Division.This is as good of a game as weve played all year, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said.The Rangers won at Pittsburgh 5-2 on Monday behind a breakout second period, and the Penguins exacted revenge Wednesday in nearly the exact same fashion.We learned from (the last) game, Crosby said.Pittsburgh trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes, but then the defending Stanley Cup champions took control, chasing Henrik Lundqvist after four goals on 17 shots.It starts with scoring, Sheary said. I think weve been having chances and were putting the puck in the net the last few games. I think tonight we got a little puck luck. I think we earned our chances and youre not going to lose much when you score six goals so that was good for us.Wilson got his third of the season 2:02 into the second to tie it. Stationed in front of Lundqvist, Wilson corralled a cross-ice pass from Kessel and fired a forehand shot.Crosby put the Penguins ahead 2:56 later by redirecting Ian Coles point shot. Cole had intercepted Mats Zuccarellos clearing attempt inside the blue line to start the counter attack.Kessel increased Pittsburghs lead to 3-1 with a wrist shot over Lundqvists left shoulder at 10:12, and Crosby pushed the advantage to 4-1 2:45 later with his second of the game and NHL-leading 14th of the season. Crosby and Sheary broke in on a 2-on-1 with McDonagh defending, and Crosbys attempted pass deflected off of McDonaghs stick and fluttered over Lundqvists paddle.We gave them some chances, Marc Staal said. Just an avalanche we couldnt stop.Following Crosbys second goal, New York coach Alain Vigneault replaced Lundqvist with Antti Raanta.The goaltending change didnt work, as Sheary wristed his fourth goal of the season with 3:18 left. Cullens fourth of the season with 6:55 left in the third ended the scoring.Raanta finished with 19 saves on 21 shots.Pittsburgh may have been sparked by a first-period incident involving McDonagh, Sheary and Crosby.ddddddddddddCrosby dropped his gloves and challenged McDonagh after New Yorks captain drove Sheary into the half wall. McDonagh had his jersey pulled over his head during the tussle, and officials assessed McDonagh a five-minute major for boarding and Crosby got a two-minute minor for roughing.I saw (Sheary) kind of get in the numbers, Crosby said. I just tried to stick up for him. Those are hits that sometimes happen fast and I dont think (McDonagh) was targeting (him) by any means.Were a team. We want to stick together, and I was just trying to stick up for him.The Penguins didnt score on the extended power play but did generate three shots and their pressure kept the Rangers from being able to implement and sustain their attacking style of play.New York led after Rick Nashs power-play goal 4:22 into the game. Nash poked a loose puck past a sprawled Murray for his ninth of the season, five seconds after Evgeni Malkin was assessed a two-minute minor for tripping J.T. Miller in the neutral zone.New York went 1 for 3 on the man advantage while killing all three Pittsburgh power plays.New Yorks 17 shots were a season-low. Zuccarello ended the nearly 24-minute shot drought with a backhander with 3:45 left in the game.I cant explain to you at this time exactly what happened, Vigneault said. Obviously Im disappointed. The players are disappointed in our game. I know our fans are disappointed.Game notes Newly acquired LW Matt Puempel participated in New Yorks morning skate. The Rangers claimed Puempel off waivers Monday from the Senators. He and D Adam Clendening were scratched. ... Pittsburgh scratched D Steve Oleksy and LW Tom Sestito. RW Patric Hornqvist did not make the trip as he is recuperating from concussion symptoms. ... Following the morning skate, Vigneault said the Rangers essentially modeled themselves after the Penguins during the offseason. Theres no doubt they found a way to play at a fast pace, with speed; the right way. They won. Theyre the champions, Vigneault said. ... The Metropolitan Division rivals will meet three more times in the regular season: Dec. 20 in Pittsburgh, March 31 in New York and April 9 in New York.UP NEXT:Penguins: Play at Minnesota on Friday night.Rangers: Play at Philadelphia on Friday night. ' ' '

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