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 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury at NHL All-Star Game festivities.

Penguins' Fleury stellar in skills event

NHL All-Star weekend: Penguins goaltender stops 8 of 10 shots in shootout event.

about 12 hours ago


 New Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler.

Defensive coordinator Butler taught intricacies to many, now gets chance to do more

Keith Butler always knew what to do on the field, and now brings that knowledge and leadership to the Steelers’ defensive coordinator role.

about 12 hours ago


 Reason to shout: Maurkice Pouncey returned to All-Pro form in 2014

Steelers offensive line finds footing at long last

The offensive line hasn’t often been a strength for the Steelers, but if its performance in 2014 is any indication, that could change.

about 12 hours ago


 For the Super Bowl, each team receives 108 footballs in the weeks leading up to the game — roughly two for each player on their roster, and 54 must be delivered to the officials for use in the Super Bowl game.

On the Steelers: Issues with footballs have simple solution

The Patriots controversy of the past week has taught us much about the procedure for NFL footballs, but there seems to be an easy fix there.

about 12 hours ago


 Gary Bettman announced plans for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the first since 2004, with some tweaks to the format.

Bettman announces plans for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Gary Bettman announces plans for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the first since 2004, with some tweaks to the format.

about 12 hours ago


 Sidney Crosby is tied for third in the NHL with 51 points, along with Penguins teammate Evgeni Malkin.

On the Penguins: The other race

The Penguins are chasing the Islanders, but they're also chasing a bit of history: another NHL scoring title.

about 12 hours ago


RMU hockey teams prevail

The Colonials men edge Holy Cross, 2-1, while the women break out with six goals in the second period to rout Lindenwood, 7-1.

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 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

about 12 hours ago


 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has her work cut out for her in dealing with the department's financial situation.

Big Ten sanctions continue to hurt Penn State

The NCAA lifted sanctions, but the Big Ten still imposes financial penalties on Penn State, which can't collect shared revenue from bowls.

about 12 hours ago


 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

about 12 hours ago


Hunters turning to manual loading for several reasons,but saving money is No. 1

Demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices.

about 12 hours ago


Lady Panthers outlast Boston College

Brianna Kiesel had 29 points and eight assists to lift Pitt past Boston College, 78-70, Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

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West Virginia escapes in wild finish

Jevon Carter sank two free throws in overtime to lift No. 18 West Virginia to an 86-85 Big 12 Conference victory against TCU.

about 12 hours ago


Scott Shalaway's Wildlife: Nesting underway for local bald eagles

With the 2015 bald eagle nesting season underway, expect the first eggs to be laid within the next few weeks.

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 Jackson Wetzel, left, of Seven Fields and Nicholas Wetzel of Greensburg, both 10, each took a deer with a single shot on the opening day of the 2014 rifle season in Clarion County. The 3-point was Jackson’s second buck, the 8-point was Nicholas’ third.

Outdoors notebook:Access proposal placed on hold

The proposal would require those without proper licensing to acquire a free user permit.

about 12 hours ago


 Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi got a commitment from a defensive end from Massachusetts, his 14th in the 2015 class.

Pitt football lands 2015 commitment

The Panthers got their 14th verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 when defensive end Allen Edwards gave his pledge to coach Pat Narduzzi.

about 14 hours ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury speaks during Media Availability for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Nationwide Arena on January 23, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

NHL's all-star weekend missing Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

The players on hand in Columbus, Ohio, aren't critical of the absence of injured Penguins stars.

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 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday  Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

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 McKeesport’s Khalil Perdue grabs a loose ball from Plum’s James Edwards Friday night at McKeesport.

McKeesport boys basketball wins key section game against Plum

Perdue sparks McKeesport’s key 65-55 section win against visiting Plum.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon argues for a shot clock violation against George Tech to referee Tim Nestor in the second half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Jamie Dixon, Pitt tear page out of old practice book

Panthers return to old ways in practice and emphasize being physical and playing with intensity.

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All-Star Game notebook: Fleury all smiles over his weekend

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury savors his All-Star weekend and the camaraderie it triggers among the NHL's many stars.

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Bob Smizik: Patriots' legacy in tatters

As the NFL investigation of Deflategate meanders along, moving toward a post-Super Bowl conclusion, one fact is inescapable.

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 Duquesne's Micha Mason has his shot blocked in overtime Thursday by St. Bonaventure's Youssou Ndoye at the A. J. Palumbo Center.

Duquesne needs to have a short memory

The Dukes have little time to dwell on overtime loss to St. Bonaventure with 15-4 George Washington waiting in the wings.

1 day ago


High school highlights: West Mifflin strikes again

West Mifflin's Tony Hill made two free throws with 3.7 seconds left to give the Titans a 67-65 win at Steel Valley in Class AAA Section 4.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

The former football players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial for warping the young men’s judgment.

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 Jessica Mancuso, from the North Hills, rides the tube at Boyce Park.

Snowsports: Boyce Park starts SnowFest

Celebration continues all weekend at the Allegheny County park.

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 24

Box scores from Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

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 “I’ve learned a lot more about this process in the last three days than I knew or have talked about it in the last 40 years that I’ve coached in this league,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday.

NFL says no conclusion yet on deflated footballs used during Patriots' game

The league issued a statement today saying that the Patriots have pledged full cooperation in the probe.

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 Allegheny County sheriff William P. Mullen speaks today about a recent ESPN.com report concerning the Steelers and Lt. Jack Kearney.

Sheriff defends lieutenant at center of ESPN report on Steelers

Role of Allegheny County sheriff’s lieutenant with Steelers raises questions about law enforcement moonlighting.

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Varsity Xtra: Streaking Quaker Valley ready for hockey showdown with Erie Cathedral Prep

Since losing to Hempfield in the second game of the season, Quaker Valley has been virtually unbeatable.

2 days ago


 Dick LeBeau and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speak as the Steelers practice in preparation for the Nov. 30 game against the Saints.

'Coach Dad': Dick LeBeau left indelible imprint on Steelers and NFL as coach, innovator

Former defensive coordinator changed the way defense is played in the league, and earned the respect and love of his players.

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 Marcel Goc shoots puck against the Blackhawks in the third period Wednesday night at the Consol Energy Center.

Play of fourth line softens blow of Penguins' shootout loss Wednesday

Coaches Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet hope to see more of the same offensively from fourth line after all-star break.

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Steelers re-sign punter Brad Wing to one-year deal

The 6-3, 205-pound LSU graduate joined the Steelers on Jan. 3 last year.

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 Pitt football head coach Pat Narduzzi made the rounds through the Oakland Zoo student section before the Panthers took on Clemson at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 10. Pictured with Narduzzi is senior Nick Brenner and mascot Roc.

Late-starting Pitt staff putting high-energy focus on recruits

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi addresses defensive needs early, convincing three high school prospects to commit to the Panthers.

2 days ago


Panthers can't find last gear

Pitt has an answer for every challenge until No. 23 Syracuse makes one final run in 68-60 victory at Petersen Events Center.

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 Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell stands next to his brother T.J.'s jersey which is encased near the gymnasium. His brother now plays for the University of Arizona.

Varsity Xtra: Matty McConnell out to match 'big bro' T.J.

The McConnell brothers are often mentioned in the same breath lately, but younger star Matty doesn't mind it as he makes his own name.

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Hot shooting fuels Bethel Park

Justina Mascaro scored 15 points to lead Class AAAA No. 5 Bethel Park to its ninth win a row, a 46-34 triumph at Upper St. Clair in Section

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 Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci scrambles past St. Joseph's Prep's Benny Walls in the PIAA class AAAA championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Varsity Notebook: Pine-Richland QB DiNucci's decision due soon

Pine-Richland QB Ben DiNucci will visit Pitt this weekend, then decide whether to play for the Panthers or the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bob Smizik: Fighting in hockey

The National Hockey League allows fighting is the fact some fans actually believe fighting serves a purpose.

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NFL interviews dozens of personnel about deflated footballs

League officials don't expect any action to be taken against New England before Super Bowl.

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Where are they now?: 1.23.15

The Major League Baseball draft isn't until June, but one former WPIAL player already has received a high rating for the draft.

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Adam Bittner: Viewing Pirates' risk in Jung Ho Kang through Josh Harrison

Jung Ho Kang is getting the big contract, but Pittsburgh’s decision not to buy out Josh Harrison’s arbitration years could be costly, too.

1 day ago


District Fishing Report: 1.23.15

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

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Boys basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League boys basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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Girls basketball scoring leaders

WPIAL and City League girls basketball scoring leaders through Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

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Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 23

Box scores from Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

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P-G Basketball Rankings

Through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

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 Pitt's Cameron Johnson puts up a 3-point shot against Niagara's Matt Scott in the first half at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 14, 2014.

Pitt's Cameron Johnson to have shoulder surgery

Johnson played in the first eight games of the season but has been out with a shoulder injury since early December.

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Four WVU football players cited for marijuana possession

Dravon Henry, Jaleel Fields, Yodny Cajuste and Xavier Preston were cited by WVU police late Tuesday evening at Lincoln Hall.

2 days ago


 Penguins center Sidney Crosby against the Capitals in the third period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins Notebook: Sidney Crosby to skip All-Star Game

Star center has been playing with an undisclosed injury, will be force to sit out Penguins' next game.

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