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Hat trick leads Riverhounds win in 2015 opener

Pittsburgh’s USL Pro team finished last season 11th out of 14 with a 9-5-14 record but opened 2015 with a win.

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 This season, the Riverhounds will have to replace the production of Jose Angulo, who scored 23 goals over the past two years.

New coach, style for Riverhounds

The team is still in the process of emerging from bankruptcy, and hired a new coach after missing the playoffs in 2014.

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New-look Riverhounds kick off season tonight

A new coach will lead a retooled Riverhounds roster into their soccer season opener today against Harrisburg at Highmark Stadium.

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Adam Bittner: Argument to ban designated hitter as strong as ever

The debate about whether to bring the DH over to the National League resumed in earnest this month.

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 Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Hero in Nome, Alaska today during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Seavey won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska.

Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in four years

Seavey said he and his father, Mitch Seavey, who won titles in 2013 and 2004, encouraged each other along the way.

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Briefs: Monessen football wins vacated

The WPIAL board of directors ruled that the Greyhounds must forfeit all four of their victories from last season due to ineligible players.

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 Ryan Kruljac climbs an oak tree in Fox Chapel on Thursday.

Flying high: Aspinwall's Ryan Kruljac to test skills in international tree climbing championship

This will be the second time Mr. Kruljac, 34, will compete in the world championship.

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 With the most highly touted recruiting class in Penn State basketball history set to arrive next fall, expectations will be high for head coach Patrick Chambers.

Adam Bittner: Penn State basketball's problem is discipline, not talent

Turnovers, 3-point shooting and all-around sloppy play contributed to a disappointing season for the Nittany Lions.

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 Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph defeats Fredy Stroker, from Bettendorf, Iowa, by major decision, 14-4, Sunday in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

U.S. all-stars beat best of Pennsylvania in Dapper Dan Classic

The Pennsylvania squad couldn’t quite keep pace with the nation’s top wrestlers, dropping a 31-14 match at Fitzgerald Field House.

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 Rob Reeder in his fly fishing gear.

Fly Fishing 101: Seminar offers an overview of fly fishing basics

Film and TV depict the rugged fly fisherman tossing 60-yard casts with stunning grace and precision until … BAM!

2 weeks ago


Laurel Mountain plans moving forward?

Pirates owner Bob Nutting appears committed to re-opening the ski area in Westmoreland County by Thanksgiving 2016.

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Adam Bittner: Your fantasy baseball guide to the 2015 Pirates

How high should Andrew McCutchen be drafted? Is Gerrit Cole worth picking up before Francisco Liriano? Adam Bittner weighs in.

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 Laura Kelly of Squirrel Hill, left, and Annie Koester of Imperial, right, both 13 and on the 13 Black team, get instructions from Lynda Scahill, center, Director of Coaching at Pittsburgh Elite Junior Olympic Volleyball Club.

Players praise coaching, competition at volleyball center in Emsworth

The Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association has a new home with five courts in Emsworth.

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 Franklin Regional's Devin Brown pins North Hills junior Gage Curry Saturday to win his third Class AAA PIAA championship.

New standard for local flair in Dapper Dan Classic

The Pennsylvania all-star team will have a heavy WPIAL influence Sunday in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic at Fitzgerald Field House.

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'You're on fire': Witness recalls aftermath of Boston blast

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing three people and injuring 264 at the famed race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013.

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 Fly fishing guide Lance Wilt uses what he learned from bait fishing to pull in big trout on flies.

Fundamentals of Fishing: Fly anglers should remember the basics they learn from bait fishing

Fly fishing guide Lance Wilt is on a mission to make the sport easier.

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 Brad Jones of Beaver Falls was forced to stop playing football at Penn State University because of pulmonary embolisms. He is now a video producer for the Velocity channel. He’s pictured here in a friend’s garage.

Injury, surgery can increase risk of embolisms in athletes

Surgeries, long plane flights can raise risk in athletes and others for pulmonary embolisms, Pittsburgh and national experts say.

3 weeks ago


Celebrations kick in at local resorts

The weather for snow sports is superb and conditions at local resorts are terrific, so it’s a perfect time for many celebrations.

3 weeks ago


 Troy Johnson and Travis Johnston

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Twins Troy and Travis Johnston are big boosters of collegiate rugby

Troy and Travis Johnston of Brighton have been instrumental in getting the Point Park team into the Three Rivers Rugby Conference.

3 weeks ago


Wrestler is eager to join Classic

Lance Benick is hoping to meet two of his future teammates when he comes to Pittsburgh for the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

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 Despite not being regarded as a first-round talent in the 2013 draft, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has worked his way to the top, racking up 1,361 rushing yards, 854 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns this past season.

Adam Bittner: Hard to fault draft analysts, despite Steelers' Le’Veon Bell’s tweets

The Steelers running back had a few thoughts to share on Twitter about the way analysts rank players to be drafted.

3 weeks ago


 Former Penguins player Robert Bortuzzo is congratulated on his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes by then-teammate Zach Sill in November. The Penguins traded both players in hopes of making a Stanley Cup run, but at the cost of draft picks also.

Adam Bittner: Penguins’ trade deadline deals contradict ownership’s words on draft

The organization continues to press forward with an old strategy of mortgaging the future to win now.

3 weeks ago


 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

1 month ago


South Xtra: Pro hockey team in Rostraver struggling to get by

The Steel City Warriors have struggled on the ice and off in their first season in the Federal Hockey League.

1 month ago



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