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 Brewers' Ryan Braun tied the game with a home run off Pirates' Jason Grilli in the ninth inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Khris Davis' homer leads to Pirates' 3-2 loss against the Brewers in 14th

The Pirates lost the series, three games to one. They have now lost three games in a row, five out of their previous six and eight of their

about 2 hours ago


 Pirates and Brewers players clear the benches in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Battlin' Bucs in brouhaha with Brewers

Benches cleared, punches were thrown and players were ejected in a third-inning dust-up at PNC Park.

about 6 hours ago


Day off for Alvarez, Martin

Josh Harrison and Chris Stewart each get their first starts of the season today, as Clint Hurdle sends out his junior varsity lineup.

about 9 hours ago


Penguins work overtime -- for a loss

With all the added intensity of playoff hockey, so, too, can come a long, long night, as it was Saturday for the Penguins and Blue Jackets.

about 20 hours ago


Blue Jackets rise up with special teams

The Penguins owned the top power play and one of the top penalty-killing units, but the Blue Jackets earned a 1-1 split with special teams.

about 20 hours ago


Three Stars as chosen by the Penguins

Blue Jackets Matt Calvert and Jack Johnson and Penguins Brian Gibbons.

about 19 hours ago


 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

about 20 hours ago


 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart will be the new backup catcher behind Russell Martin.

Pirates notebook: Chris Stewart replaces Tony Sanchez on roster

Veteran catcher Chris Stewart, an offseason free-agent acquisition, will slide into the backup role behind the plate.

about 22 hours ago


 Ralph Blundo, coach of undefeated WPIAL and PIAA boys basketball champion New Castle, meets former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson before the Pirates-Brewers game Thursday at PNC Park.

High School notebook: Pirates latest to tout champs

Ralph Blundo emerged from the Pirates dugout moments after posing for a photo with a well-built, hard-looking man who had a tattoo on his

about 20 hours ago


 Teams throughout Major League Baseball are learning the hard way what is and isn’t an out nowadays with expanded instant replay.

On the Pirates: Teams are learning the hard way what is and isn't an out

Between replay reviews and new tweaks to rules, many MLB teams must re-learn certain facets of the game that were once second nature.

about 20 hours ago


 A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013.

Boston blasts changed marathons forever

Pittsburgh's marathon has been on the front edge of the security wave, its CEO said, since a scare during the 2010 race.

about 21 hours ago


Wildlife: Hummers coming to a feeder near you

A great way to track the progress of spring is to monitor the website, www.hummingbirds.net/map.html.

about 20 hours ago


 Chase Kean, 17, of Conneaut Lake.

First Trout, contest and challenges met

Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest.and Mobility-challenged fishing

about 20 hours ago


Outdoors notebook: No boat, no tournaments for CMU fishing team

CMU has an international reputation for innovation, but the school can't calculate how to put a fishing team on the water.

about 20 hours ago


 Sara Stahlman of Pennsylvania Sea Grant shows a goldfish captured in Presque Isle Bay. Non-natives and invasives reduce native species’ food supplies and can dramatically impact the quality of fishing.

Anglers among first to be impacted by undesirable aquatic plants and animals

Yet sometimes it's anglers who introduce invasive and non-native species

about 20 hours ago


Gerry Dulac: Who wouldn't like a 15-inch cup?

Courses, PGA of America to judge impact of bigger holes on greens.

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 Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage: one of the hottest NFL draft prospects.

Inside the ascension of Pitt quarterback Tom Savage

Despite playing just one year for the Panthers, Tom Savage is rapidly rising up the quarterback rankings on NFL draft boards.

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 First baseman Ike Davis signals to an excited crowd after hitting a double in the second inning Saturday night at PNC Park, his first at-bat as a Pirate.

Ike Davis eager to play more often as a Pirate

Newly acquired first baseman Ike Davis got his wish, escaping the New York Mets and landing with the Pirates.

about 22 hours ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Columbus' R.J. Umberger, a Plum native.

Penguins notebook: R.J. Umberger back in lineup for Columbus

Plum native R. J. Umberger returns to Columbus lineup after missing series opener against Penguins with undisclosed injury.

about 20 hours ago


 Penguins' Brian Gibbons scores his second goal in the first period against the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center.

Blue Jackets beat Penguins in double OT, 4-3

It took Columbus 14 years to win a Stanley Cup playoff game. Today, it probably seems worth the wait.

about 19 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Penguins collapse, lose, 4-3

It doesn’t get much uglier that this. The high-flying Penguins scored three goals in the first 18 minutes and not another for the next 63.

about 20 hours ago


 Pitcher Wandy Rondriguez expresses his frustration after giving up two runs in the third inning Saturday against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Ninth-inning home run sinks Pirates

Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning home run scuttled a well-managed game from Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.

about 22 hours ago


 Newly acquired from the New York Mets, Ike Davis warms up with the team Saturday before his first game as the Pirates' first baseman at PNC Park. Davis will bat sixth in the lineup behind Jose Tabata.

Ike Davis joins Pirates' active roster

To make room, the Pirates designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

1 day ago


 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart, left.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Stewart had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee March 19; Tony Sanchez was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis.

1 day ago


Note to Baseball Coaches

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Note to Softball Coaches

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Pirates notebook: Martin bats in No. 2 spot again

Catcher Russell Martin moves into the No. 2 spot in the batting order in an attempt to boost the Pirates offense.

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 Sidney Crosby reaches for the puck against the Blue Jackets' Fedor Tyutin in the first period of Game 1 Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Dubinsky, Johnson try to stop Penguins' Crosby

Sidney Crosby shrugs off Columbus' tactic of using Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson to try to shut him down in their first-round series.

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 Penguins winger Jussi Jokinen is congratulated by Olli Maatta after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensity

Young defenseman Olli Maatta finds that after a slow, nervous start, his first playoff game was pretty much what he expected.

1 day ago


Defensive back part of quick Power turnaround

New DB Virgil Gray has helped the Power make a sharp turnaround so far, but game Saturday night at Arizona will be a big test.

1 day ago


 Pitt strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej.

Pitt's new strength, conditioning coach proves to be big asset in hurry

To a man, the Panthers players say new strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej already has made a big difference.

1 day ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett celebrates his goal Wednesday night with Brandon Sutter, left, and Matt Niskanen, right.

Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

The Penguins know familiarity breeds many hacks and slashes in the NHL playoffs, even if that was not obvious in Game 1 against Columbus.

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 The Penguins' Kris Letang (58) and fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen seem to be moving in opposite directions after Game 1 against Columbus.

Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

1 day ago


Another project looms for Parke

Hank Parke receives well-deserved recognition after years of dedicated public service in Somerset County.

1 day ago


Obituary: Gerald E. Hart / Super salesman, NFL official was football fanatic

Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.

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 The Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.

Pirates acquire 1B Davis from Mets

In an effort to bolster a struggling offense, the Pirates trade for Mets first baseman for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named.

1 day ago


 Carlos Gomez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run Friday off Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

Morton falters in 5-3 loss to Brewers after promising start

Charlie Morton’s quick work during the first three innings gave way to an uneven final three as his command wavered.

1 day ago


 Ike Davis formerly of the New York Mets, now the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bob Smizik: Pirates trade for Ike Davis

The Pirates took a positive step toward solving their first base problem tonight by trading for Ike Davis of the New York Mets.

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Bob Smizik: About first base, right field and those Pirates ‘offers’

What was more surprising in the Pirates' 11-2 win over Milwaukee last night?

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son.  In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.

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 Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata.

Pirates notebook: Jose Tabata passes all concussion tests after hitting wall

The Pirates' Jose Tabata does not have a concussion after running into the left-field wall in Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon.

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 Charter schools such as Lincoln Park could be in trouble athletically if the PIAA forces top players like Elijah Minnie to compete for their home public school districts.

Charter schools targeted by PIAA

The PIAA may ask for charter school athletics reform, which would have sweeping effects on the boys basketball landscape in the state.

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 Montour's Trent Vietmeier gets into second base safely against Ambridge's Shawn Holman Thursday night.

High school highlights: Aliquippa softball ends 3,269-day drought

The Quips earned their first win on the softball diamond in almost nine years Thursday by edging Western Beaver, 10-9.

2 days ago


 Caption would be: Maurice "Dutch" Haney in the 1930s with his wife Olive and daughters Verna and Joanne.

Baseball Lore: Tough Dutch gave family many ideas, like backing Bucs

Hard-working great-grandfather is remembered for many attributes, including his passion for Pirates.

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 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen fight for the puck Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Ryan Johansen's skills keep Penguins on full alert

Columbus center Ryan Johansen was quiet in the opener, but the Penguins will be wary of him as their first-round series continues.

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 The Penguins' Brandon Sutter watches a shot by Beau Bennett go in the net against Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the second period of Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Playoff series could trigger rivalry at last

A fierce postseason series could help develop a rivalry between the Penguins and their 'neighbors,' the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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 Ming Chen, who appears on the AMC reality TV show "Comic Book Men," will run for a unique charity next month in the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Why I Run: Ming Chen of AMC's 'Comic Book Men'

A celebrity runner in this year's Pittsburgh Marathon, Ming Chen of the reality show has a charity to run for and his own motivation.

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 Ovie Soko only played one season for Duquesne, but what a season it was for him individually.

Duquesne's Ovie Soko has sights set on future as a pro

Ovie Soko discusses what's next for him after his one season with the Dukes, an integral stop on his whirlwind basketball odyssey.

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 Mike Tyson speaks to a group of Wounded Warriors Tuesday at the Wolfpack Boxing Club in Carnegie, Pa.

Mike Tyson's local boxing event promises intrigue

It's not just a publicity stunt -- Mike Tyson's production tonight in Monroeville will feature top fighters with plenty of story lines.

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