Brandon Sutter celebrates after scoring the game-winner against the Hurricanes during a game in December.

Penguins ship Brandon Sutter to Canucks, sign center Eric Fehr

The Penguins also acquired center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver.

about 6 hours ago

 Le'Veon Bell will miss the Steelers' opener Sept. 10 against New England and the home opener Sept. 20 against San Francisco.

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced to two games

Bell was charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence last August in Ross.

about 2 hours ago

 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the 2015 season, including the Sept. 10 opener against the Steelers.

NFL upholds four-game suspension of Patriots QB Tom Brady

Brady and the Patriots have denied knowingly using deflated footballs in the AFC title game win over Indianapolis.

about 2 hours ago

 Gerrit Cole pitches against the Nationals Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.28.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who open a six-game road trip tonight against the Twins in Minneapolis.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum signs autographs after workouts Monday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 7.28.15

The Steelers are off today, but Ed isn’t and he takes your questions about what’s going on up in Latrobe.

about 3 hours ago

 Steelers linebackers Lawrence Timmons just misses intercepting a pass from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the fourth quarter of a December game at Heinz Field.

Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons hopes to make impact at buck linebacker position

And a healthy Ryan Shazier should get freedom to roam as Timmons’ inside linebacker partner.

about 18 hours ago

 “I know all players wish they could have a day game on getaway days, but you understand the economics behind the night games, drawing a bigger crowd and whatnot,” Chris Stewart said.

For Pirates, traveling after night games poses unique problems, forces unique solutions

MLB teams and players find different methods to mitigate the effects of late night traveling.

about 18 hours ago

 The Pirates' Jung Ho Kang throws out the Padres' Derek Norris during a game earlier this month at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Kang in Rookie of the Year conversation

Jung Ho Kang’s remarkable transition, progress and impact on Pirates makes him a candidate for the award.

about 18 hours ago

 Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant makes a catch during OTAs last month at the Steelers South Side facility.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant discovers many perks to being mentored by Antonio Brown

“I’m coming into it with more confidence, more focus, more attention to detail, so I can become a better player,” Bryant said.

about 18 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Tajh Boyd practices during rookie minicamp, May 8, 2015, on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: First-year QB Tajh Boyd looks to make his mark

Bruce Gradkowski’s shoulder injury opens a door of opportunity for first-year quarterback Tajh Boyd.

about 18 hours ago

 A flag is unfurled on the field of PNC Park at the Pirates' home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers.

Which ballpark hits a home run with fans?

More than 90,000 voters responding to a survey ranked PNC Park as the best ballpark in the country by a margin of 65-35.

about 18 hours ago

Pitt volleyball coach learns a lot while leading Team USA to gold at Pan Am Games.

Pitt women’s volleyball coach Dan Fisher is excited to bring lessons to Pitt he learned while coaching Team USA.

about 18 hours ago

Tony Traci leads Tri-State PGA tournament after first round

Traci builds one-shot lead over five others after first first round of Tri-State PGA.

about 18 hours ago

Former Cal U football player files malicious prosecution suit

James Williamson was one of six players charged in an attack in October, but a judge dismissed the charges in May for lack of evidence.

about 20 hours ago

 The Schwab Auditorium made from buff-colored brick is named for Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab and was completed in 1903, according to the school's web site.

One injured after Penn State balcony overhang falls

Part of a balcony overhang fell inside Schwab Auditorium as 500 people attended an event for prospective engineering students.

about 23 hours ago

 The Steelers' Tyler Murphy signs autographs after afternoon workouts.

Steeler fans still get their kicks at Saint Vincent workouts

The beginning of this year’s training camp marks the 50th anniversary the team has held practices at the Latrobe site.

1 day ago

 Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum signs autographs after afternoon workouts at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

With an uncertain future, Steelers' Beachum is 'here to play football'

Left tackle Kelvin Beachum is not concerned with his contract status heading into this season.

1 day ago

 Esther McNeal, 93, of Harrison City, meets Pirates manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday's game Sunday at PNC Park. With Mrs. McNeal are granddaughter Cindy Shtur of San Diego and Ms. Shtur’s parents, Jane and Michael Shtur of Harrison City.

First game in 50 years worth the wait for longtime Pirates fan

The family of 93-year-old Pirates fan Esther McNeal planned a day at the ballgame, her first at PNC Park.

1 day ago

Iceoplex adding safety line to prevent head, neck injuries

Iceoplex at Southpointe hockey arena will be installing a new safety feature, called a Look-Up Line, to help prevent board-related injuries.

1 day ago

Art Rooney speaks on Bell hearing, Super Bowl bid

The Steelers president said he hasn’t heard from the NFL about when it would have a hearing on running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension.

1 day ago

 Class AAA Indianapolis pitcher Casey Sadler is now a part of the Pirates' list of injured potential replacement starters.

Pirates notebook: Sadler's season likely finished

The Pirates pitching depth took another hit when Casey Sadler got an injection that could end his season.

1 day ago

 Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown stretches during afternoon workout  at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 7.27.15

Training camp is underway and Ray takes your questions on the Steelers prospects for 2015.

1 day ago

 Gregory Polanco is mobbed after hitting the winning single in the 10th inning July 12 against the Cardinals, one of the many big plays the Pirates right fielder had made this month.

Ron Cook: Hurdle's belief in Polanco is paying off

The Pirates right fielder was struggling entering this month, but his manager’s encouraging words have made a difference.

1 day ago

 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

about 18 hours ago

 In Jeff Locke's past eight starts, his ERA is 2.53.

Bob Smizik: And the Pirates' next move is . . . ?

General manager Neal Huntington said on his radio show that the trading for Aramis Ramirez, are not necessarily through dealing.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Chris Stewart scores against the Nationals' Wilson Ramos in the third inning.

Pirates beat Nationals, 3-1, for series win

Gerrit Cole pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Neil Walker homered to help the Pirates hold off Washington.

2 days ago

United States of Archery: Bows and arrows more popular than ever

The years of archery being practiced only by bearded men ripened by the outdoors is behind us.

2 days ago

 Given his age and list of accomplishments, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is on pace for a Hall of Fame career.

Ron Cook: Despite some lost pieces, the Steelers' core remains

With Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward and Mike Tomlin all signing extensions, the Steelers’ future looks bright.

2 days ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown center, talks with reporters after he arrives for training camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa

Steelers hoping Brady, others can play in season opener

The team reported to training camp Saturday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, preparing for the Sept. 10 opener against the Pats.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shouts signals Sunday during drills at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers offense may be better than record-breaking '14 season

After scoring a franchise-high 436 points last season, the team’s goal is to score at least 30 points a game in this one.

1 day ago

 Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez talks with teammates at batting practice Saturday before the team's game against the Nationals.

Aramis Ramirez returns to team where it all started

Ramirez is happy to return to the team that gave him an opportunity and for the chance to play for a World Series.

2 days ago

Pirates notebook: Radhames Liz might return to mix

Right-hander has a 1.36 ERA in 33 innings since his demotion to Class AAA Indianapolis and is a candidate to make a spot start if needed.

2 days ago

Passion defend IWFL title

The Pittsburgh Passion edged the Utah Falconz on Saturday to win their second Independent Women’s Football League title in a row.

2 days ago

 Clint Hurdle gets tangled with New York Yankees third baseman Graig Nettles during a game in the 1978 American League Championship Series.

Clint Hurdle will always have a Royal soft spot

The trip to Kansas City brought back a lot of memories — and a lot of old friends — for the Pirates manager

2 days ago

 The pack passes through a tunnel during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

Paris has been on edge since double attacks in January by Islamic extremists on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

2 days ago

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles during the final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, today.

Briton Froome lands second Tour de France title

It was Team Sky's third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

2 days ago

 How much longer are the Pirates going to continue to allow Arquimedes Caminero to enhance the batting averages of opposing players?

Bob Smizik: About the back end of the bullpen

How much longer are the Pirates going to continue to allow Arquimedes Caminero to toss home-run balls?

2 days ago

 It was likely an Ohio lamprey that sunk its suckers into this 20-inch channel catfish, released Wednesday by John Force of the North Side while fishing on the North Shore with Venture Outdoors’ TriAnglers.

Outdoors notebook: Perch, walleye harder to find in high, cool Lake Erie

As the Great Lakes grow greater in volume, the new depths and temperatures are impacting the fishing.

2 days ago

Wildlife: Glaciers caused ground squirrel diversity

On a recent trip to New Mexico, I was perplexed by the disparity of ground squirrel species diversity between the East and West.

2 days ago

 Pitt running back James Conner led the Panthers' rushing unit last season, but only five receptions.

Pitt running back Conner wants bigger role in passing game this year

James Conner was ACC Player of the Year last season, but only had five receptions. He’s aiming become a bigger receiving threat this season.

2 days ago

 Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin had a steadying hand in the Vikings staunch defense last season.

High School Notebook: WPIAL recruit Hamlin still has busy summer

Damar Hamlin, the highly touted defensive back from Central Catholic, has traveled throughout the country for camps and college visits.

2 days ago

After concussion, Rodgers just glad to play in West Penn Open last week

Dan Rodgers couldn’t play golf for almost a month after getting struck in the head a with ball. The West Penn Open marked his return.

2 days ago

Gene Collier: Baseball in the 21st century is filled with advertisements

The amount of product placement in baseball today prevents fans from fully enjoying the game.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Aug. 23 game time change caused the Steelers to move their game up.

Pirates, Steelers swap Aug. 23 game times

The Pirates will now play the Giants at 8 p.m. at PNC Park, while the Steelers face off against the Packers at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.

3 days ago

Biking: Local duo makes niche that pays off

Veteran bicyclists Mary Shaw and Roy Weil created the Trail Volunteer Fund in 2007 to help establish, maintain and increase volunteers.

3 days ago

 A.J. Burnett Burnett allowed 11 hits against the Nationals Saturday at PNC Park.

Burnett buckling of late

During A.J. Burnett’s outing Saturday night the hits came in droves leading to a Pirates loss to the Washington Nationals, 9-3, at PNC Park.

2 days ago

 Reserve offensive tackle Mike Adams had a back procedure done on July 20.

Steelers start training camp with five players injured

Adams, Gradkowski, Pouncey, Lemon, and Golson are on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of injuries.

3 days ago

 Kevin Colbert

Steelers sign general manager Colbert through 2018

“Kevin’s work and footprint on our football operations have been a key factor in our success,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said.

3 days ago

 Le'Veon Bell said that “I have no idea” why an appeal has not yet been heard and said he did not know if his agent and/or lawyers had even filed one yet.

Steelers' Bell says his suspension appeal has not yet been heard by NFL

Le’Veon Bell was suspended three games as the result of an arrest last August as he was driving with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Brent Morel was designated for assignment.

Pirates designate infielder Morel for assignment

The move makes room for Aramis Ramirez, acquired by the Pirates Thursday from the Brewers.

3 days ago