Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel warms up before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, in January.

Johnston says 'dynamic' Kessel will fit in with Penguins

The Penguins coach is excited to figure out how his new winger will mesh with the team’s schemes.

46 minutes ago

 "I think they’ll sell that team for between $700 and $800 million in Pittsburgh, and the cupboard will be pretty bare by that time," Carolina owner Peter Karmanos said.

Hurricanes owner Karmanos critical of his former -- and Penguins' current -- GM

Carolina owner Peter Karmanos took numerous shots at the franchise, with general manager Jim Rutherford the primary target.

about 4 hours ago

Pitt tackle Jones-Smith to miss 2015 season

Jaryd Jones-Smith, projected to start for the Panthers this year, was injured in during an offseason conditioning session.

about 5 hours ago

 U.S. forward Amy Rodriguez dribbles against China defender Liu Shanshan in the World Cup quarterfinals.

U.S. women's soccer at Heinz Field a hot ticket

The U.S. faces Japan on Sunday for the World Cup title, a rematch of the 2011 final.

24 minutes ago

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.2.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates who opened July with a pair of wins after a monster month of June.

23 minutes ago

 The Penguins snatch up winger Phil Kessel, two other players and a second-round draft pick as part of a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Penguins acquire high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

about 14 hours ago

 Oskar Sundqvist (center) is congratulated by Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling after scoring against the Wild during a September preseason game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Hunt for fourth-line center continues

General manager Jim Rutherford believes rookie Oskar Sundqvist will be in the mix for the spot, but free-agent search will continue.

about 14 hours ago

 Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers.

Pirates notebook: Detroit's Victor Martinez lambastes Cole after getting plunked

The Tigers designated hitter said he had “no respect” for the Pirates and their pitcher Gerrit Cole.

about 14 hours ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford discusses a trade in which the team acquired Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs at a press conference at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Kessel trade will determine Rutherford's legacy as Penguins GM

Phil Kessel is said to have great hands; now they are Jim Rutherford’s legacy as general manager of the Penguins.

about 14 hours ago

Former Jeannette wrestling coach to stand trial on student sex charges

District Justice Bernice McCutcheon decided against dropping indecent assault and other charges against Joshua Westfall, 26, of Jeannette.

about 1 hour ago

 Pitt's Greg Williams and Austin Ransom take down West Virginia's Bradley Starks during a past matchup between the two teams, who haven't met on the football field since 2011.

Return of the Brawl? West Virginia AD says renewing rivalry with Pitt a top priority

“It’s a great thing for college football as a whole,” said West Virginia’s Shane Lyons.

about 14 hours ago

Duquesne adds bowling to meet Title IX requirements

A women’s bowling team will begin competition in 2016-17 and will be the 17th sport offered at the university.

about 14 hours ago

Riverhounds coaches, players will serve suspensions Saturday

Four Riverhounds, two of them coaches, were suspended for an upcoming game for their conduct in a 1-0 loss last week.

about 14 hours ago

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd waives hearing in DUI case

Jefferson Hills police stopped Boyd, 20, on June 12 after they said he switched lanes without using a proper signal.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Smell the roses

Nobody asked me, but . . .

1 day ago

 Dan Burt has led Duquesne to consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament berths.

Dukes' women's basketball coach Burt gets contract extension

The Washington, Pa., native, has led the Dukes to a a 43-24 record in his two seasons at the helm.

1 day ago

 "The application is an early step in the bidding process," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

Steelers exploring bid to host 2023 Super Bowl

President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto Wednesday morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.

about 15 hours ago

Duquesne to add women's intercollegiate bowling

The addition of women's bowling comes five years after the school cut four men's varsity sports, including baseball.

1 day ago

 The construction will not interfere with the view of the Downtown skyline from the Heinz Field seats.

New Heinz Field seats to be ready for Steelers' first preseason game

The Steelers are adding nearly 3,000 new seats that will include a combination of general seating, premium seating and suites.

1 day ago

 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker receives congratulations from teammates after he hit a two-run home run in the third inning Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Pirates defeat Tigers, 9-3

Neil Walker hit two home runs, leading the Pirates' 21-hit attack in a 9-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park.

about 15 hours ago

 England's Josanne Potter, right, consoles Laura Bassett after a 2-1 loss to Japan in their Women's World Cup semifinal Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Japan win sets up U.S. soccer rematch

An injury time own goal from defender Laura Bassett crushed England’s hopes and gives Japan its second World Cup finals appearance.

about 17 hours ago

 Starling Marte celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers after the 14th inning.

Pirates need 14 innings but pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

For the Pirates, there were more wasted opportunities than winning ones. They left 19 men on base, a season high.

1 day ago

 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land high-scoring Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

about 19 hours ago

Two players, two coaches to miss Riverhounds' game this weekend

Midfielder Danny Earls, defender Willie Hunt, head coach Mark Steffens and assistant coach Niko Katic are each suspended one game.

about 23 hours ago

 Blake Comeau, shown here gathering a loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at Consol Energy Center, is a player the team make look to re-sign.

Penguins' hunt for top-six forward shifts to free-agent market

Spurned in bid to trade for Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Penguins take a crack at free agency.

1 day ago

 For Clint Hurdle, a native of Big Rapids, Mich., two particular homecoming trips over the years have stuck in his memory.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home state

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a big afternoon Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, and his father was right there to enjoy it with him.

1 day ago

 Former Reds player Pete Rose talks to reporters during a press conference before the start of the Washington Wild Things game against the Lake Erie Crushers Tuesday at Consol Energy Park.

Pete Rose slides away from controversy at Wild Things home game

Nearly 100 fans paid $100 for a meet-and-greet session with baseball’s all-time hits leader before the game in Washington County.

1 day ago

 Manager Clint Hurdle asks the crew chief for a video replay during the first inning of the interleague game against the Tigers on June 30, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Gene Collier: Baseball's video reviews are many seconds we'll never get back

What could prompt more than one sports pundit to long for humans wrestling bears at a baseball game? Increased use of replay, that’s what.

1 day ago

 Ex-Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman throws to a receiver during the second half of a game against Austin Peay on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 45-0.

Nathan Peterman settles in quickly after transfering to Pitt

With his father relishing every moment, quarterback Nathan Peterman is adjusting to Pitt after leaving Tennessee.

1 day ago

 England goalkeepers Karen Bardsley, left, and Siobhan Chamberlain practice Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta, in preparation for their semifinal match tonight against Japan.

Women’s World Cup: England attracts national attention for semifinal

Vying for a finals bid against the United States, the England women’s national team has received widespread praise for its unlikely run.

1 day ago

 United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Montreal.

USA heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday.

1 day ago

 Pete Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 after violating the No. 1 rule in sports by betting on games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Ron Cook: Shameless Pete Rose will do anything to make a buck

The Washington Wild Things’ quest to sell tickets brings disgraced major leaguer to Western Pennsylvania tonight.

2 days ago

 Paul Martin figures to command a highly salary and seems unlikely to return to the Penguins.

Penguins still negotiating with prospective free agents

Jim Rutherford says it’s unlikely the team will re-sign any of the nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

2 days ago

Penn State snags verbal pledge from Illinois defensive end Joseph

Daniel Joseph is the fourth defensive lineman to give the Nittany Lions his verbal pledge in the last week.

2 days ago

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates chat transcript: 6.30.15

Stephen J. Nesbitt: Hey all, thanks for dropping by today. At Comerica Park in Detroit, and finally ready to take your Pirates and MLB

1 day ago

 Pirates pitcher Deolis Guerra is congratulated by catcher Francisco Cervelli after a win against the Braves over the weekend at PNC Park.

At long last, Deolis Guerra's ride to the majors reaches its destination

It’s been a long, long journey for the Pirates reliever, and he is savoring his arrival.

2 days ago

 Winger Mark Recchi during his second stint as a player with the Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Hall doesn't call for Recchi

Former Penguins wingger Mark Recchi misses out on a Hall of Fame election for a second consecutive year.

2 days ago

 U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stops a shot during training Monday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

World’s top goalkeepers meet tonight in World Cup semifinal

American Hope Solo and Germany’s Angerer are among the best in business.

2 days ago

 Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry calls out instructions to his team during a game against Saint Joseph's in January 2014.

Duquesne men's hoops coach Ferry gets contract extension

Ferry completed his third season with the Dukes in March and has accumulated a 33-58 record in his time at the school.

1 day ago

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves as he practices at Wimbledon in London on June 28, 2015.

Wimbledon: Top seeds cruise into second round; local woman eliminated

Williams, Djokovic win in straight sets; Peters Township’s Alison Riske loses.

2 days ago

 Hempfield's Morgan Ryan has been a catalyst on the mound for the softball team this season, leading the Spartans deep into the PIAA playoffs.

Softball: Hempfield pitcher verbally commits to Notre Dame

A two-year starter, Morgan Ryan went 19-2 with a 0.98 ERA.

2 days ago

 Ian Cole was acquired from St. Louis last season.

Penguins re-sign Ian Cole to three-year deal

Cole received a three-year deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million, but team won’t use offer sheets to acquire restricted free agents.

3 days ago

 The tension is always high in a Steelers-Ravens matchup — Antonio Brown and Lardarius Webb have a standoff in a playoff game in January — but it could be even more heightened this season when the teams meet on a Thursday night with only three days of rest.

Pitt graduate sets out to fix NFL scheduling quirks

Dr. Murat Kurt’s research on the league’s scheduling quirks catches the attention of the NFL.

3 days ago

 Neil Walker hits a fifth-inning two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves June 5 in Georgia.

Ron Cook: Alvarez, Walker fall short in Pirates' 2-1 loss

The Pirates offense is in a bind with neither Neil Walker nor Pedro Alvarez hitting consistently or producing runs this season.

3 days ago

 The Penguins could make a play for Capitals winger Joel Ward, left, when free agency begins.

Penguins GM won't rule out some shopping when free-agency signing period starts

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says what happens between now and noon Wednesday is the key to how likely he is to sign free agents.

3 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez is proving to be a great offensive weapon for the Pirates. On defense? Not so much.

Adam Bittner: Despite his mighty bat, Pedro Alvarez hurting Pirates

While the slugger may be giving the Pirates a boost on offense, his skills on defense leave a lot to be desired.

2 days ago

 Geno Thorpe is leaving Penn State and the Big Ten for South Florida and the American Athletic Conference.

Former Shaler star Geno Thorpe transfers to South Florida

Geno Thorpe played at Penn State for two seasons after high school, but will now take his talents south to continue his basketball career.

3 days ago

 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half of last season's City Game at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne men's hoops releases 2015 nonconference slate

The annual City Game against Pitt is set for Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center.

3 days ago

Bob Smizik: Waiting for Polanco

Since his debut on June 10 of last year, the Pirates outfielder has played what amounts to a full season -- 160 games, 529 at bats.

3 days ago

Attitudes evolving on sports gambling

As society has evolved and gambling has spread, legalized sports betting in the U.S. is becoming an increasingly real possibility.

4 days ago