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Bob Smizik: No-deal Neal!

Despite a multitude of needs, the Pirates apparently have not made a deal at the non-waiver trading deadline, which was 4 p.m. today.

about 5 hours ago


Penguins' game tickets go on sale Sept. 6

They will be available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and at the Consol Energy Center box office.

about 12 hours ago


 Nick Spaling.

Penguins, Spaling agree on 2-year, $4.4 million contract

Spaling, 25, had 13 goals, 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season.

about 12 hours ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Pirates make no deals as trade deadline passes

Despite entering tonight’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.

about 5 hours ago


 Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak shouts out instructions during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers will sample the art of cut blocking

Outside zone-blocking scheme is back, but Steelers offensive linemen won’t do it in practice very often.

about 22 hours ago


 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau instructs safety Robert Golden on Sunday at training camp in Latrobe.

Golden opportunity for Steelers safety

Safety Robert Golden wants to play a bigger role for the Steelers after starring for two seasons on special teams.

about 22 hours ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out Sept. 30, 2013 at PNC Park.

Pirates yet to make move in trade market

Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.

about 22 hours ago


Pirates claim right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers

Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA.

about 6 hours ago


 Josh Harrison hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Pirates notebook: Harrison keeps sizzling while Alvarez keeps sitting

Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.

about 22 hours ago


 The Pirates are one of several teams involved in talks with Boston about left-hander Jon Lester.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

about 22 hours ago


 WVU's Clint Trickett looks to pass during the Mountaineers' home game against Texas Tech last season.

2014 West Virginia football camp preview

Coach Dana Holgorsen enters his fourth, most decisive season with Mountaineers after coming off a 4-8 season.

about 22 hours ago


Pitt women's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Pitt women's basketball released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule.

about 22 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Why Pirates have 'arrived'

For those upset by the comic nature of the Pirates’ loss, a reminder the team is 8-4 since the All-Star break.

about 16 hours ago


Far putt on 18th nets win at Pennsylvania Amateur

John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.

about 22 hours ago


 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano, left, of Austin, Texas and a university of Texas alum, poses for a photograph with  Jason Kurtz of Bethel Park at the Fleet Feet running store in Bethel Park on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He won silver in the 1,500m race and is in town to run the Liberty Mile race on Friday.

Local race aiming to bring the mile back into spotlight

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. and Bring Back the Mile will host the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Friday in Downtown.

about 22 hours ago


 Cameron Johnson drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League.

West Xtra: OLSH grad uses summer league to prepare for Pitt career

Pitt freshman Cam Johnson is ready to step up to the next level and he got a taste of the tougher competition this summer.

about 22 hours ago


 Jeff Ackermann compiled a 224-116 record at Moon Area with one PIAA and three WPIAL titles.

West/North/South Xtra: Pine-Richland gets a winner

Highly successful Moon coach Jeff Ackermann takes over the Pine-Richland boys basketball program.

about 13 hours ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall is hard at work

West Allegheny wrestler Nathan Hall has some big plans for his senior year and he’s working hard to make them become a reality.

about 22 hours ago


 Hopewell's Mike Michalko tags out Blackhawk's Tom Piccione at home plate during a game in the Beaver County League championship series. Blackhawk won the series, three games to one.

West Xtra: Beaver County Legion champ Blackhawk ends season in Region 6 semifinals

Blackhawk finished another standout American Legion baseball season with a Beaver County championship.

about 22 hours ago


West/North/South/East Xtra: West Hills Show produces a summer of honors

A youth baseball team with players from all over the Greater Pittsburgh area completes a productive summer.

about 12 hours ago


West Xtra: Montour teacher from West View shows his class on links

West View resident Trent Karlik, a Montour graduate and current teacher, is having a productive summer on the golf course.

about 12 hours ago


 Jake Liposky has played solid right field and adds another offensive weapon for the West Mifflin American Legion team.

South Xtra: West Mifflin wins Region 6 title, advances to state playoffs

West Mifflin took an impressive 24-0 record into the state American Legion baseball tournament.

about 22 hours ago


 West Mifflin graduate C.J. Hester takes a shot during action in a Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League game.

South Xtra: West Mifflin alumnus sharpens his game

West Mifflin alumnus C.J. Hester prepares for his senior season at West Liberty by playing high-level competition.

about 22 hours ago


 Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee, left, has his hand raised in victory after defeating General McLane's Joe Wheeling during their 113-pound finals match in March in the PIAA wrestling championships in Hershey.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional wrestler captures world title

Spencer Lee goes unscored upon to win title at Fila Cadet championships in Snina, Slovakia.

about 22 hours ago


East Xtra: 3 Franklin Regional wrestlers are All-Americans

Josh Maruca, Michael Kemerer and Josh Shields earn status at USA Wrestling championships.

about 22 hours ago


East Xtra: Penn Hills grad Schifino starting an AAU basketball program

A former Penn Hills star plans to launch new team in the spring.

about 13 hours ago


East Xtra: Gateway grad gives Colts a lift

Dave Williams is in his second season as a top playmaker for semipro football team.

about 22 hours ago


Men acquitted in Steelers stabbing sentenced on related charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

1 day ago


 Pirates pitcher  Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Francisco.

Pirates can't sweep Giants on west coast, lose 7-5

The loss closed the series out at 2-1, and gives the Pirates a 57-50 record.

about 21 hours ago


 Steeler "Mean Joe Greene" sports his four Super Bowl rings on his fingers at Steelers training camp in Latrobe in 1980.

Steelers to retire Joe Greene's No. 75 jersey

The number retirement ceremony will take place during the Steelers’ Sunday night home game against Baltimore on Nov. 2.

about 21 hours ago


 Jarvis Jones takes down tight end Heath Miller during workouts Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe,

Linebacker Jones showing some punch in second Steelers training camp

A stronger, more experienced Jarvis Jones has shown off some new tricks early in training camp.

1 day ago


 Jack Lambert, one of four Hall of Famers picked by the Steelers in the 1974 draft, poses for a picture in August 1978.

Gene Collier: Steelers' 1974 draft won't ever be matched

No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.

1 day ago


 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.

1 day ago


 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.

1 day ago


 Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch against the Rockies at PNC Park on July 18.

Pirates notebook: More to be done in Starling Marte's recovery

Left fielder Starling Marte likely isn’t ready to return to the Pirates lineup just yet, and a Class AAA rehab start could be in the cards.

1 day ago


 Head coach Mike Tomlin watches practice Sunday at Steelers training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 7.30.14

It’s training camp, but Gerry Dulac is already in January chat form as he takes your questions on the Steelers proceedings in Latrobe.

1 day ago


 Penn State head coach James Franklin, second from left, poses for a selfie with running back Bill Belton, left, kicker Sam Ficken and linebacker Mike Hull, right, during the first day at the Big Ten media days held in Chicago on July 28, 2014.

At last, James Franklin gets on elevator for big-time ride at Penn State

While most Big Ten coaches seemed to sleepwalk through conference media days, James Franklin was practically bursting with enthusiasm.

1 day ago


 Huntington stole Vance Worley for the Pirates this season.

Bob Smizik: Neal Huntington's good and bad

Last week, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was being criticized by some on this site regarding the offseason.

1 day ago


 Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates with catcher Russell Martin after the 5-0 defeat of San Francisco.

Worley pitches complete game shutout as Pirates defeat Giants, 5-0

“He had command of all his pitches ... and really kept a very good rhythm,” said manager Clint Hurdle.

2 days ago


Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 7.29.14

With the trading deadline nigh, will the Pirates make a move? Bill has the answers in his weekly chat.

2 days ago


 Antonio Brown makes catch and picks up yardage during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College.

In a year of change, must the Steelers offense carry the defense this season?

After relying on defense for decades, Pittsburgh might need the offense to lead the way, which might be the most shocking adjustment of all.

2 days ago


 Ryan Shazier during drills this afternoon on the first day of practice Saturday at Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College.

Steelers notebook: Inside linebacker and No. 1 pick Ryan Shazier makes huge and positive first impression

Speedy Shazier excels in backs-on-backers drill on first day in pads for at training camp.

2 days ago


 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, left, talks with general manager Neal Huntington prior to last year's NLDS Game 1 in St. Louis.

Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

As trade talks swirl, current players stay out of it and remain calm before the deadline at 4 p.m. Thursday.

2 days ago


 Steelers owner Dan Rooney touches Ben Roethlisberger as he passes by during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 7.29.14

With camp now underway in earnest, Ed takes your questions on the new-look Steelers.

2 days ago


 Third baseman Pedro Alvarez makes a play on ball hit by second baseman Darwin Barney in the Pirates game June 11 against the Cubs at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

Pirates continue to work with Pedro Alvarez on the third baseman’s throwing problems.

2 days ago


 Maurkice Pouncey blocks a teammate during offensive drills Saturday at Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

Ron Cook: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey at least guilty of bad judgment

Alleged incident at 4:20 a.m. at a Miami nightclub with his twin brother certainly appears to be a poor decision.

2 days ago


 NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.

2 days ago


 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener last season.

Colbert: Steelers won't rule out signing Keisel, others before season starts

The Steelers have such a young team that they could add players as others release them in the final roster cuts.

2 days ago


 Sean Spence covers running back Dri Archer during the  Steelers training camp Sunday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers linebacker Sean Spence says he's optimistic, has 'total confidence' in future

Third-year linebacker Spence is still writing his comeback story, with a key act coming today when he's back in pads at Saint Vincent.

3 days ago



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