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 Jordy Mercer (right) celebrates with Chris Stewart after scoring a run against the Brewers in May at Miller Park.

Pirates' woes in Miller Park could extend slide

The Pirates can jump back in the playoff race with their weekend series against the Brewers -- but it will be played at dreaded Miller Park.

about 14 hours ago


 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell drops a pass Thursday night against the Eagles.

Steelers notebook: Bell, Blount play despite drug case

The Steelers held off discipline for two running backs involved in a drug case, and both played against the Eagles.

about 14 hours ago


 LeGarrette Blount had seven carries for 32 yards Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Ron Cook: Bad day on field for Steelers; worse off it

Never mind a 31-21 loss -- the Steelers had bigger problems off the field, since Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught not

about 14 hours ago


 Ryan Turnley, right, works on a stance with Gabe Roberts during a Pitt football practice Wednesday on the South Side. Turnley, a former center for the Panthers, is now a graduate assistant.

Pitt football: Three former players return as volunteer assistants

The Panthers coaching staff has a few familiar faces as assistants in former players Ryan Turnley, Mike Shanahan and Scott McKillop.

about 14 hours ago


 Penn State coach James Franklin runs with his players during the first day of spring practice in March.

Penn State football: Coach James Franklin finding a fit for freshman

Now that the coaching staff has designated Koa Farmer as a linebacker instead of a safety, the only question is whether or not he will

about 14 hours ago


 Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested by Ross Township police Wednesday.

Criminal complaint details marijuana citations for Steelers Blount, Bell

"I didn't know that you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago," the complaint quoted Le'Veon Bell as saying.

about 2 hours ago


 University Prep quarterback Ron Brown on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Blue chip chat: Ron Brown, University Prep

University Prep quarterback Ron Brown talks about his up-tempo offense, his personal goals and a trip to Florida.

about 14 hours ago


 Luke, Brett and Christian Brumbaugh. All three brothers are quarterbacks at Robert Morris, South Fayette and William & Mary.

Band of brothers: Brumbaugh boys follow similar paths to QB success

Brett, Luke and Christian Brumbaugh have been standout high school quarterbacks in the WPIAL.

about 14 hours ago


 Luke, Brett and Christian Brumbaugh. All three brothers are quarterbacks at Robert Morris, South Fayette and William & Mary.

Brumbaugh Brothers: We asked, they answered

The Brumbaughs are by far the most prolific passing family in the history of high school football in Pennsylvania.

about 14 hours ago


2014 High School Football: Fabulous 22

Preseason rating for the area’s top players ...

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Post-Gazette rankings

Preseason ratings for the area's top teams ...

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 Central Catholic line coach Ron Fuchs works with defensive linemen during a preseason football practice earlier this month.

WPIAL Class AAAA preview: Central Catholic loads up again for title defense

The Vikings are talking repeat.

about 14 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Defense stinks out the joint!

Where to begin with a Steelers team that embarrassed the once-proud brand of some of the greatest defensive units in NFL history?

about 9 hours ago


 Elmer Gray at Pirates spring training in 1991.

Obituary: Elmer Gray / Longtime scout for Pirates, other MLB teams

Mr. Gray retired from full-time scouting in 1994 but continued to work for the Pirates part time in various roles through the 2012 season.

about 14 hours ago


 Mars Area coach Scott Heinauer oversees a blocking drill at Mars Area High School during practice. The Planets are looking to make a seventh consecutive postseason appearance.

WPIAL Class AAA preview: Familiar favorites, but some new contenders

A look at the top teams in triple A.

about 14 hours ago


 Quaker Valley quarterback Dane Jackson attends Cornell High School but competes for the Quakers under a PIAA-approved cooperative agreement.

WPIAL Class AA preview: Many title candidates will make it interesting

A look at the top teams in Double A.

about 14 hours ago


 Wayne Wade, head coach of the Clairton Bears football team, watches his team practice earlier this month at the Neil C. Brown Stadium in Clairton, Pa.

WPIAL Class A preview: Coaching change shouldn't hinder Clairton

Coach Tom Nola left for Gateway, but there is still continuity with the Bears as former defensive coordinator Wayne Wade took over.

about 14 hours ago


City League preview: Dragons likely have firepower to win title

A look at the City League.

about 14 hours ago


 Simone Biles competes on the balance beam section of the senior women preliminaries during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center Thursday.

Biles, 17, surges to lead seniors at P&G Gymnastics Championship

Simone Biles is halfway to a repeat championship at the P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center.

about 13 hours ago


 Fantex, a San Francisco brand-building company founded late last year, has grown rapidly since April when it first sold 421,000 shares of a tracking stock that promised shareholders 10 percent of all future football-related earnings for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

Sports brokerage Fantex adds more players as season approaches

As the season kickoff nears, sports brokerage Fantex has given fans another reason to watch the NFL stocks.

about 14 hours ago


High School Football 2014: By the numbers

An inside look at the facts & figures of the 2014 season ...

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 Emily Gaskins does her floor routine Thursday during the Junior Women's portion of the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships at Consol Energy Center.

P&G Gymnastics Championships: Underdogs lead junior women

After the first day of junior women’s competition at the P&G Gymnastics Championships, a couple of surprises are in first and second place.

about 14 hours ago


Complete coverage: P&G Gymnastics Championships

This week's U.S. Championships at Consol Energy Center serves as the start of the journey to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

about 2 hours ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles against the Eagles in the first half of Thursday night's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Steelers struggle in 31-21 loss to Eagles

The Steelers seemed out of sync on both offense and defense in a lopsided loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in their third preseason game.

about 7 hours ago


 Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell, left, and LeGarrette Blount

Steelers Bell, Blount charged with marijuana possession

As expected, two Steelers running backs were cited Thursday for marijuana-related traffic violations Wednesday in Ross.

about 14 hours ago


 Gregory Polanco hits a run-scoring single against the Marlins earlier this month.

Jenn Menendez's Pirates chat transcript: 8.21.14

Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates, who finally get off the schneid with a win last night.

about 23 hours ago


 Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is expected to play against the Eagles in tonight's preseason game.

Steelers Bell, Blount still set to play tonight against Eagles

In the longer term, any NFL penalties might not come until next season.

1 day ago


 Markus Wheaton picks up a first down against the Giants during a preseason game earlier this month at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Second-year Steelers receiver still an unknown factor

Markus Wheaton is showing a huge improvement over last year, but he remains one of the biggest questions on the offense.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Travis Snider scores the tying run on a wild pitch by the Braves' Jordan Walden in the eighth inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Travis Snider turns the tide

Snider's hitting streak reaches 11 games and his average since the All-Star break is .349

1 day ago


 Macy Toronjo trains on the balance beam Wednesday ahead of the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships at Consol Energy Center.

Male gymnasts perform in shadow of their female counterparts

“People think gymnastics, and they think little girls in leotards, powerful and graceful, they forget about our side,” Jonathan Horton said.

1 day ago


 Gerrit Cole pitches against the Braves at PNC Park Wednesday night, August 20, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Gerrit Cole makes anticipated return to rotation

Young, talented pitcher ready to make an impact down the stretch.

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 Panthers quarterback Chad Voytik throws the ball as Head coach Paul Chryst looks on during practice at the team's South Side facility on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Chryst names Voytik as Pitt's starting QB

Paul Chryst made official what had been assumed for months, naming Chad Voytik as Pitt's quarterback for the season opener against Delaware.

about 20 hours ago


 Running back James Conner on the first day of Pitt preseason football practice earlier this month at their training facility on the South Side.

Pitt backfield loaded with depth after thin spring

The Panthers were down to one healthy running back a few months ago but five candidates are poised to do damage this season.

1 day ago


 T.J. Holl, Seneca Valley High School.

Blue Chip Chat: T.J. Holl, Seneca Valley

Seneca Valley quarterback T.J. Holl talks about his new hairdo and rivalry with North Allegheny in all sports.

1 day ago


 Clairton's Lamont Wade stretches to pull in a pass during a drill at preseason training camp.

Pigskin memories: High school football teaches players about more than the gridiron

One veteran sports writer shares his fond memories of the football of his youth.

1 day ago


 Pirates' Gerrit Cole pitches against the Braves at PNC Park Wednesday night.

Bob Smizik: Nice, but it's only one win

One win in a 162-game season means next to nothing -- even when it ends a seven-game losing streak.

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 Lincoln Park's Maverick Rowan, center, celebrates with his Lincoln Parks teammates the Boys Class A title after winning 70-66 over MCSCS in the PIAA Championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 21, 2014.

Pitt hoops recruit Maverick Rowan leaves WPIAL

Lincoln Park's high-scoring guard and Pitt recruit taking his game to high school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

about 15 hours ago


 Jonathan Horton trains on the still rings Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Veteran gymnast is the 'old man' in U.S. Championships

Jonathan Horton’s gymnastic comeback from injuries shifts into higher gear this weekend at Consol Energy Center.

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 Simone Biles trains on the balance beam ahead of the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Gymnastics notebook: Age plays key role for women

Being born five months apart made the difference between Kyla Ross competing in the Olympics and Simone Biles sitting them out

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 New Gateway coach Tom Nola keeps a close eye on practice earlier this month.

East/South Xtra: Former Clairton coach and Gateway are adapting to one another

After 12 season with the Bears, Tom Nola is ready to carry on the tradition at Gateway.

1 day ago


East Xtra: New season yields lots of questions

It’s time to take an early look at some questions surrounding the football teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


 Devin Austin is a senior running back at Penn-Trafford.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford's offense running on Austin's power

Senior running back is the sparkplug to the Warriors run to another postseason appearance.

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 Adam White, who will take the reins as Gateway's feature running back this season, runs a drill at practice earlier this month.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional eyes another trip to playoffs

Here’s a preview of Class AAA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


 University Prep quarterback Ron Brown threw for 3,401 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.

East Xtra: Allderdice primed for a big season

Here’s a preview of City League teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


 Johnny Petrishen, a highly recruited senior defensive back, is part of a formidable Central Catholic defense.

East Xtra: Central Catholic's cupboard isn't bare

Here’s a preview of Class AAAA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


East/South Xtra: At Serra, the numbers just don't add up

Football team trying to remain competitive with only 24 players on the roster.

1 day ago


 Jeannette football coach Roy Hall on his team's approach this season: "We're going to stick with our wing-T offense. We've been running that for the last 10 years."

East Xtra: Eastern Conference shapes up as dogfight

Here’s a preview of Class A teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


 Muzzy Colosimo achieved plenty of success in 17 seasons at Greensburg Central Catholic, but he now will try to do the same as new coach at Valley.

East Xtra: Coach carries winning tradition to Valley

After 17 successful seasons at Greensburg Central Catholic, Muzzy Colosimo hoping to bring that success to the Vikings.

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 Burrell running back Ryan Sowol rushed for a team-high 1,150 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.

East Xtra: Tragedy brings Burrell closer as a team

Here’s a preview of Class AA teams in the East Xtra coverage area.

1 day ago


West Xtra: New season yields lots of questions

As the high school football season is about to kick off, one guy has a lot of questions that need to be answered.

1 day ago



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