Jacoby Jones is wrapped up by Seahawks special teams defenders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Seahawks

Grading the Steelers’ performance in their loss against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

about 12 hours ago

 Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

about 12 hours ago

 Bryan Rust spent the past 15 days on injured reserve with a hand/wrist injury he suffered Oct. 24 in a game against Nashville.

Penguins forward Bryan Rust reassigned to Wilkes Barre

Rust spent the past 15 days on injured reserve with a hand/wrist injury he suffered Oct. 24 in a game against Nashville.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by Seattle's KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers notebook: Injuries pile up in Seattle, from Roethlisberger to Miller

As the Steelers offense lost Ben Roethlisberger and one of his favorite targets, even the Seahawks couldn’t avoid the injury bug.

about 12 hours ago

 Edmonton Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson is surrounded by the Penguins' Phil Kessel (81), left, Sidney Crosby (87), center rear, as he blocks a shot by Patric Hornqvist, second from right, with Oscar Klefbom (77) defending in the second period Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins weigh in on dearth of goals across NHL

They might be the bottom-feeders for it, but the Penguins aren’t the only team in the league seeing a decrease in scoring.

about 12 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby fights the Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky in the second period of a game last season at Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins-Columbus rivalry will heat up again next month.

Penguins notebook: Tortorella's comments ratchet up Columbus rivalry

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella likely took some heat off one of his players with his recent remarks about the Penguins organization.

about 12 hours ago

 The Seahawks' Kevin Smith pulls in pass for first down yardage against the Pittsburgh Steelers Ross Cockrell on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Defense, coaching fail do their part in Steelers loss

The Steelers offense did its job Sunday at Seattle, but were let down by the team’s defense and some poor coaching decisions.

about 12 hours ago

 Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass from Steelers quarterback Landry Jones intended for Martavis Bryant in the final minutes Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Gene Collier: If Landry Jones is talking, something is amiss for Steelers

The more you see and hear of backup quarterback Landry Jones, the more you can tell this Steelers season has been a struggle.

about 12 hours ago

 Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass by Steelers quarterback Landry Jones in the final minutes.

Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Seahawks

Marcus Wheaton had a career game with nine catches for 201 yards that included a career-long 69-yard touchdown.

about 12 hours ago

 Nate Peterman, Qadree Ollison and the Panthers could end up in a number of different bowls.

Bowl scenario could go several different ways for Pitt

The Panthers will have to wait until Sunday to find out their bowl fate

about 12 hours ago

 Pitt forward Michael Young led the Panthers with 23 points Saturday in their win against Kent State.

Potent offense looks to be Pitt's new formula for success

Pitt basketball and offense haven’t often been synonymous in the past decade or so, but this year, the Panthers might change that narrative.

about 12 hours ago

 Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec will be looking to build on the 15 points per game he averaged as a freshman in the 2014-15.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball preview

Here are the Top 10 boys teams heading into the 2015-16 season.

about 2 hours ago

 North Allegheny and Abby Gonzales, left, are seeking a WPIAL title with new coach Spencer Stefko.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball preview

Here are the Top 10 girls basketball teams ahead of the 2015-16 season.

about 2 hours ago

 Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard, left, attempts to tackle West Virginia safety KJ Dillon after he intercepts a pass during the first half Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.

'Battle tested' defense thrives for West Virginia after poor stretch

After recovering from the loss of star safety Karl Joseph, West Virginia’s defense has returned to form the past four games.

about 12 hours ago

 John Donovan was removed as offensive coordinator, one day after the Nittany Lions lost to Michigan State, 55-16.

Penn State removes Donovan as offensive coordinator

John Donovan has been “relieved of his duties, effective immediately,” the university announced this afternoon.

1 day ago

 Deer are prey an­i­mals, so move­ment may mean dan­ger, and the best cam­ou­flage is ab­so­lute still­ness.

The opening day checklist for hunters

After packing, plan the details of your hunt with the help of Post-Gazette outdoors writer John Hayes.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured to throw the ball by Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter.

On the Steelers: Fake field goal, other miscues lead to Steelers' loss to Seattle

In a 39-30 loss that cost the Steelers their spot as the wild-card playoff leader, Tomlin took gambles that did not work for his team.

about 12 hours ago

 Colin O’Farrell, 12, of Dormont, shot his first deer, a 6-point taken with a crossbow, near Cecil, Washington County.

Outdoors notebook: Expect bigger racks, smaller herds and a tougher hunt

Although some nice racks have been taken this year, archers reported tough hunting that is expected to continue into the firearm season.

1 day ago

Wildlife: Using science to improve your opening day odds

Successful deer hunters who acknowledge their sensory shortcomings can sometimes overcome the deer’s advantages.

1 day ago

 Thomas Jefferson's Quinton Hill gets past Central Valley's Saad Jaber, left, and Deante Bradley in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game at Heinz Field.

Thomas Jefferson shuts down Central Valley to earn WPIAL Class AAA title

The Jaguars (11-2) were making their ninth appearance in a WPIAL title game and claimed their sixth championship.

1 day ago

 Unlike Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, NFL defensive coordinators have yet to figure out Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Steelers must stop Seattle's Russell Wilson, a rare breed among QBs

Unlike other dual-threat quarterbacks in today’s NFL, Seahawks star Russell Wilson takes hits but continues to thrive.

1 day ago

 Seahawks rookie receiver Tyler Lockett (16) is also a dynamic returner.

Week 12 matchup: Steelers vs. Seahawks

A look at the game within the game when the Steelers travel to Seattle today to take on their final NFC West opponent of the season.

1 day ago

 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's specialty is shutting down big, physical star receivers, but can he stop Antonio Brown today in Seattle?

Head-to-head: Steelers WR Antonio Brown vs. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

Today will be a battle of two of the game’s best when Steelers receiver Antonio Brown tries to shake Seattle’s Richard Sherman.

1 day ago

 Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong had two goals in 14 games entering Friday.

On the Penguins: Play the kid — Daniel Sprong

Rookie winger Daniel Sprong needs to see the ice more and the press box less for the Penguins — yes, this season.

1 day ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

1 day ago

 It's not easy being head coach of the Steelers, but Mike Tomlin doesn't seem to mind — and prioritizes winning over any outside noise.

Ron Cook: For Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, winning is always enough

Outside criticism or questioning doesn’t do much to Mike Tomlin, who’s happy to be the Steelers coach, have great players and great owners.

1 day ago

 One of Pat Narduzzi's biggest moves this season as Pitt's new coach was installing Nathan Peterman as his starting quarterback.

Pat Narduzzi gets positive reviews despite Pitt football's loss in finale

Despite a season-ending loss, Pitt coaches and players are optimistic for the future.

1 day ago

Dream season for Duquesne ends with loss in first FCS playoff appearance

Host William & Mary took down the Dukes, 52-49, in a wild game that saw plenty of rallies and big plays from both sides.

1 day ago

District basketball roundup: Late comeback lifts Penn State men past Bucknell

The Nittany Lions, led by senior Brandon Taylor, ended their losing skid with a win against the nearby Bison.

1 day ago

 Clairton head coach Wayne Wade dons a bear costume after defeating Jeannette Saturday in the WPIAL Class A championship at Heinz Field.

WPIAL championships notebook: Aliquippa, South Fayette dazzle with scoring

The Quips and Lions put up a boatload of points, Clairton coach Wayne Wade became a mascot and much more happened at Saturday’s title games.

1 day ago

District football roundup: Slippery Rock hangs on to win

The Rock advances to take on top-seeded, undefeated Shepherd, coming off a win against IUP, next week on the road in the NCAA quarterfinals.

1 day ago

Football Summaries: Game-byGame Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

1 day ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard carries the ball during the first half Saturday against Iowa State in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia won, 30-6.

WVU downs Iowa State, 30-6

The victory was the fourth in a row for the Mountaineers (7-4, 4-4 Big 12), who entered November with a 3-4 record.

1 day ago

 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi argues for a call against Miami in the third quarter Friday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's season fine, but small crowd is big concern

Despite solid first season under Pat Narduzzi, Pitt still not generating buzz or big crowds.

2 days ago

 The Penguins' David Perron and Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins battle for the puck during the second period tonight.

Penguins fall to Oilers in shootout

The Penguins had been 8-0-2 in their previous 10 meetings against Edmonton.

1 day ago

 Aliquippa's Kaezon Pugh and others hoist the WPIAL Class AA championship trophy at Heinz Field.

Double pass in final two minutes seals WPIAL Class AA crown for Aliquippa

The Quips (13-0) were making their 26th WPIAL title game appearance and claimed their 16th championship.

1 day ago

 Central Catholic's Ronnie Jones runs against some of Penn-Trafford's defenders.

Central Catholic wins second WPIAL Class AAAA title in three years

It was the fifth overall title for Central Catholic (12-1), who was making its eighth appearance in the WPIAL title game.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Michael Young dunks against Kent State in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt defeated the Golden Flash, 85-76.

Pitt's offense leads the way in 85-76 victory over Kent State

The Panthers were 10-of-16 from the 3-point line (62.5 percent) and 31-of-55 from the floor overall (56.4 percent) and had 26 assists.

1 day ago

 Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky tries to pass the puck as Penguins' Ian Cole defends during the second period Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins notebook: NHL suspends Dubinsky one game for cross-check on Crosby

Brandon Dubinsky dropped Sidney Crosby by driving the shaft of his stick into the back of Crosby’s neck Friday night.

1 day ago

 Clairton teammates celebrate with their trophy after defeating Jeannette today in the WPIAL Class A championship at Heinz Field.

Clairton shuts down Jeannette on way to WPIAL Class A title

The victory marks the 12th WPIAL title for Clairton (13-0) and eighth in 10 years.

1 day ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, center, is sacked by Michigan State's Joel Heath, left, and Lawrence Thomas, right, during the second quarter in East Lansing, Mich.

'A lot of work to do': Nittany Lions no match for Michigan State

Penn State (7-5) surrendered two defensive touchdowns and muffed a kick return in the 55-16 loss to the Spartans.

1 day ago

 Receiver Marcus Wheaton hasn't been targeted as much as top options Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant

Steelers WR Wheaton waiting his turn to make big impact

Wide receiver Marcus Wheaton is the third option, at best, in most Steelers passing plays, and that’s a tough spot to be in.

2 days ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin said there is still a lot to play for in its regular-season finale against No. 5 Michigan State.

Penn State looks to play role of spoiler against No. 5 Michigan State

In a game where No. 5 Michigan State has much more to lose, what is at stake for James Franklin’s seven-win Nittany Lions?

2 days ago

 Former Flyers player Scott Hartnell has 15 goals and 20 assists in his career against the Penguins.

Hartnell relishes every opportunity against Penguins

This former Flyers player, now in his second season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has no problem getting amped to play the Penguins.

2 days ago

 WPIAL championships today at Heinz Field, maybe for the final time.

WPIAL's football finale at Heinz Field?

As WPIAL marks 100 years of football championships, it also may be the last year for the title games as the region has come to cherish them.

2 days ago

Facts and figures for WPIAL championships


2 days ago

District football preview: Duquesne opens FCS playoffs with plenty of support

Alumni are filled with pride for the Northeast Conference champion Dukes, who, win or lose, will pen a new chapter in team history today.

2 days ago

 Running back Wendell Smallwood has had a breakout season for a Mountaineers offense that's typically known for its passing.

Junior RB Smallwood carries the weight for Mountaineers

West Virginia junior Wendell Smallwood used his skill and preparation to transform into one of college football’s best running backs.

2 days ago

 Pitt's Chris Jones gets a shot up in the first half of the Panthers' win against Cornell Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Jones finds his place for the Panthers

Shooting guard Chris Jones was supposed to be a starter, but he is making the most out of his role as a bench player.

2 days ago

Football Results: Friday

Results from Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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