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 Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant tosses the ball at practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

On the Steelers: Ravens will be facing different lineup

Steelers will look vastly different Sunday night than when they lost to the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2.

about 10 hours ago


 Jayson Megna, shown skating in warm-ups last season at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Thursday to add depth for the next few games.

Penguins notebook: Megna called up to provide depth at forward

Penguins call up forward Jayson Megna to, at least, provide depth at forward for the next few games.

about 10 hours ago


 Vince Williams brings down Ahmad Bradshaw of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Stopping run will be key against Ravens

Steelers hope to continue making progress in stopping the outside zone-blocking scheme Sunday when they face Ravens.

about 11 hours ago


 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ron Cook: Math whiz Urschel putting more than 2 and 2 together

Ex-Penn State star offensive lineman John Urschel uses his smarts and skills to make rapid ascent in first year with Baltimore Ravens.

about 11 hours ago


 Matt Rotheram, left, and the rest of Pitt's offensive line is improving but strives to be more cohesive.

Pitt's offensive line better, but not 'there' yet

Offensive line still not where Pitt coaches want it to be, but there has been significant progress recently.

about 10 hours ago


 West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) runs in an interception for a touchdown against Oklahoma State during the fourth quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. West Virginia won 34-10.

Aliquippa's Henry makes early impact at West Virginia

Former Aliquippa High School star Dravon Henry matures quickly as starting freshman safety for West Virginia.

about 11 hours ago


Big Z a big hit at Penn State

Anthony Zettel is a small-town kid from Michigan and Penn State's big-time talent at the defensive line.

about 11 hours ago


 Duquesne's Micah Mason puts up a 3-pointer at practice Thursday afternoon.

Duquesne's Micah Mason will switch to point guard

Coach Jim Ferry knows Micah Mason can do more than shoot, and he is giving him the chance to prove it as the Dukes starting point guard.

about 10 hours ago


Pitt basketball plays first exhibition game tonight

For a tune-up, the Panthers and coach Jamie Dixon prefer the exhibition options over scrimmages.

about 11 hours ago


Varsity Xtra: Watered down -- Are too many teams in playoffs?

WPIAL playoffs begin tonight with 32 games, marking the 16th anniversary of playoff expansion, with 16 teams playing in four

about 11 hours ago


Game of the Week; City League Championship

Allderdice Dragons seek senior moment against Brashear.

about 11 hours ago


Varsity Notes: Perfection spreads around WPIAL

Coaches will tell you it's never easy to go through a WPIAL regular season undefeated. But it seems a lot easier compared to decades ago.

about 11 hours ago


  North Alleghney Meg Morningstar, left, blocks shot by Mt. Lebanon Molly Boehner in a  WPIAL AAA semi-final game.

North Allegheny tops Mt. Lebanon in volleyball semifinal

North Allegheny earned a chance repeat its title with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 sweep of No. 4 Mt. Lebanon, in a semifinal Thursday at Baldwin.

about 11 hours ago


 Gateway High School athletic director Randy Rovesti at the school's Antimarino Stadium.

Inside the Lines: The WPIAL's 'bracket man'

October this year hasn't been all that different than it has been for the past quarter-century or so for Randy Rovesti.

about 11 hours ago


The Fumbler: Tyson no match for predictions champ

It's that week of the year when everyone dusts off their crystal balls and stares into them looking for the answer.

about 11 hours ago


 Peter Diana/Post-Gazette 10/26/14  PITTSBURGH:   Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tosses ball to Le'Veon Bell in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field Pittsburgh Pa.

Bob Smizik: Can Steelers do it again?

On Oct. 14, 1984, the Steelers, with a 3-3 record, played the undefeated San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park and won, 20-17.

about 5 hours ago


Athletes Of The Week: 10.31.14

Highlands running back Elijah Jackson and Montour soccer player Jane Schleicher are this week’s honorees.

about 11 hours ago


Penguins recall forward Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he was recalled for depth over the course of the next few games.

about 23 hours ago


 Penguins' Chris Kunitz celebrates after assisting on goal by Kris Letang in the first period against the LA Kings at  Consol Energy Center.

Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

Two first-period power-play goals more than enough to knock of defending Stanley Cup champions.

about 11 hours ago


 Baltimore wide receiver Steve Smith can't hang on to a pass as he is hit by Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell and strong safety Troy Polamalu during a game last month in Baltimore.

Steelers vs. Ravens preview chat with Jerry Micco & Ron Fritz

The sports editors of the Post-Gazette and the Baltimore Sun take your questions on Sunday night’s rivalry game.

about 21 hours ago


 Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a playoff goal against Columbus at the Consol Energy Center in April.

Veteran defenseman Paul Martin's future with Penguins unclear

Paul Martin remains one of the top and busiest defensemen for the Penguins, but big question is for how much longer.

1 day ago


 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field before his record-setting game against Indianapolis on Sunday.

On the Steelers: How can Roethlisberger top it?

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger knows beating Baltimore Sunday would be the best encore for his recent record-setting performance.

1 day ago


 Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert drops back into pass protection during training camp workouts at Latrobe Stadium earlier this year.

Steelers notebook: Marcus Gilbert more than ready to play again

Offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert will return to the Steelers’ starting lineup Sunday night after a bout with a concussion, and he can’t wait.

1 day ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett, shown shooting against Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) in the preseason, returned to practice Wednesday.

Penguins notebook: Bennett returns to practice

Relieved Penguins winger Beau Bennett tested his knee in practice and netted positive results.

1 day ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon may earmark money to trim deer population

The commission has proposed amending the budget to spend $68,000 on deer management.

1 day ago


College football previews on Post Route Podcast: Episode 7

Post-Gazette sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt discuss Pitt’s struggles and look ahead to West Virginia’s showdown with TCU.

about 22 hours ago


Duke center gets wish at Heinz Field

Junior Blue Devils center Matt Skura takes the long way around to reach a major goal — playing a football game at Heinz Field.

1 day ago


 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks at the conference's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

Challenges arise amid misconduct in ACC

ACC commissioner John Swofford acknowledged the conference's ongoing scandals, but that doesn't mean he sees it heading the wrong direction.

1 day ago


 Penn State safety Marcus Allen breaks up the catch of Ohio State's Michael Thomas in Penn State's 31-24 double overtime loss Saturday to the Buckeyes at University Park, Pa.

Penn State freshman safety Allen off to flying start

Nittany Lions freshman safety Marcus Allen's college career is off to a fast start.

1 day ago


 West Virginia senior Kevin White, shown celebrating with fans after a 41-27 win Oct. 18 against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., is looking forward to a bowl game.

Mountaineers seniors relieved after 6th win

For Kevin White and the senior class, West Virginia's sixth win meant a little bit more -- it meant bowl eligibility.

1 day ago


 Georgia Tech redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward answers a question at the ACC's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

ACC Media Day notebook: Georgia Tech's Heyward keeps Pittsburgh in mind

Redshirt sophomore guard Corey Heyward roots for one Pittsburgh team, even while playing basketball at Pitt's ACC foe Georgia Tech.

1 day ago


Boys soccer championships: Perfection on line, stingy defense on tap for familiar foes

Ahead for the WPIAL boys tournament: A section rivalry in Class AAA, unfinished business in AA and a defensive struggle in A.

1 day ago


Girls soccer championships: Cinderella teams get shot at WPIAL titles

In each of the three WPIAL girls soccer games this weekend at Highmark Stadium, there is the chance that a giant gets taken down.

1 day ago


 Georgia Tech's Isaiah Johnson tackles Pitt's James Conner in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Bob Smizik: What's wrong with Pitt football?

Since 2005, West Virginia football has won 87 games and lost 36. Pitt football has won 66 and lost 55.

about 23 hours ago


 California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested, top row left to right, Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley and Corey Ford. Bottom row left to right, Rodney Gillin and James Williamson.

Cal U. forfeits game after five football players arrested in off-campus assault

Each is being held on $500,000 bond, accused of seriously injuring a 30-year-old man outside an off-campus restaurant.

about 10 hours ago


Former West Mifflin standouts move on to defensive stardom in PSAC

Kevin Clarke and Marcus Martin were leaders on a stingy Titans defense and are now making waves at IUP and Slippery Rock.

1 day ago


 A man jumps through a fire along a street in the Mission District in San Francisco Wednesday night during a celebration after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series.

SF Giants' fans turn raucous in post-game celebrations

Violence left three people injured in separate incidents, two by gunshots and one in a stabbing, police spokesman officer Gordon Shyy said.

1 day ago


 San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

World Series star Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

Madison Bumgarner whipped 68 pitches by the Royals in Game 7, and he pitched more than one-third of San Francisco’s World Series innings:

1 day ago


North Xtra: Senior quarterback drives Fox Chapel

Foxes qualify for WPIAL playoff spot under the direction of Billy Urso.

1 day ago


No fairytale ending to Royals' Cinderella story

“It hurts to come as close as we came in a one-run game,” said Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost.

1 day ago


North Xtra: Shaler still hunting for answers

Drought continues for winless Titans, but future appears bright.

1 day ago


 Quaker Valley's Zach Skolnekovich won the WPIAL Class AA individual cross country championship last Thursday at Cooper's Lake Campground.

North Xtra: Area runners prevail at WPIAL meet

North athletes dominate at almost every level at cross country championships.

1 day ago


North Xtra: Memo to playoff foes: Don't forget NA

Tigers come storming back after slow start and could be a sleeper in Class AAAA postseason.

1 day ago


 Shady Side Academy's Louis Berry has rushed for 1,062 yards this season.

North Xtra: Shady Side senior makes his mark with fine speed

Tailback Louis Berry has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season for Indians.

1 day ago


North Xtra: Springdale works for respect

Dynamos disprove preseason predictions by qualifying for playoffs.

1 day ago


South Xtra: One guy's predictions for playoffs

Another strong showing in the WPIAL playoffs is expected for South Xtra area teams.

1 day ago


 Bethel Park's Alex Minton lost his helmet, but not his head during a game against Upper St. Clair last year.

South Xtra: Senior running back sets the tone for Bethel Park

Thanks in part to a strong season from Alex Minton, The Bethel Park Black Hawks are once again in the WPIAL football playoffs.

1 day ago


South Xtra: Senior QB fills 'go-to guy' role for Brentwood

Connor McWilliams is enjoying a productive senior season for the Brentwood Spartans.

1 day ago


South Xtra: Runner-up finish satisfying for Canon-McMillan squad

Canon-McMillan’s boys cross country team surprised the field with a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet.

1 day ago



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