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 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.

3 days 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.

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 Though it took some time, Pirates GM Neal Huntington was able to turn the organization around by liquidating it first.

Adam Bittner: NBA squads can learn the art of tanking from Pittsburgh teams

The national media is treating NBA tanking like a new phenomenon, but the Pirates and Penguins have been there, done that.

3 days ago


 Female participation in fishing and hunting is on the rise. Amidea Daniel will lead a seminar on fly fishing for women today at the Cabin Fever fly fishing expo in Cranberry.

Nationwide and locally, more women are going fishing and hunting

Last summer, Kelly Hancock and her sister bought themselves deer rifles and joined the family tradition, going "red tag" hunting.

1 week ago


Monessen boxer Vasquez stepping up into big time

Sammy Vasquez Jr. has a golden opportunity in a 10-round fight tonight at Consol Energy Center and on Showtime.

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 Since signing with NASCAR team owner and Fox Chapel native Chip Ganassi in 2011, Kyle Larson has quickly worked his way up to the Cup Series.

Adam Bittner: NASCAR's Kyle Larson eyed as next Chip Ganassi success story

With shades of Jeff Gordon, the 22-year-old is poised to become NASCAR’s next big thing.

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Tony Stewart seeks to end string of defeat in Daytona 500

One of NASCAR’S biggest stars has no wins in 17 Daytona 500s.

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NASCAR notebook: Danica Patrick switches to backup car

Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.

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 Evgeni Malkin, 71, and Sidney Crosby.

Adam Bittner: Shrinking numbers for Malkin, Crosby part of more rugged NHL

Scoring is down across the league, but rarely is that cited as a reason for statistical regression for the Penguins’ biggest stars.

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Neighbors, friends enjoy savings at Mystic Mountain

Neighbors and Friends Night is the best money-saving deal for skiers and snowboarders, especially beginners and novices.

2 weeks ago


Riverhounds sign three players

Pittsburgh's United Soccer League (USL) team adds a defender, midfielder and goalkeeper for upcoming season.

2 weeks ago


 Silver medal winner Lauryn Williams holds the flag after the women's bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Briefs: Rochester native, Olympian Lauryn Williams calls it a bobsled career

Unique Olympian Lauryn Williams, a former track standout at Rochester High School in Beaver County, retired from bobsledding Thursday.

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Lawyer helping Chicago Little League team stripped of title

The attorney will try to determine not only whether the team broke rules but whether Little League International unfairly singled it out.

2 weeks ago


 Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has talked about doing several changes to the game of baseball in hopes of increasing viewership.

Adam Bittner: MLB postseason format could use a few tweaks

If MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wants to make changes to the game, extending postseason games is something worth taking a look.

2 weeks ago


 Ben Roethlisberger introduces Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jim Kelly at the 79th Annual Dapper Dan Awards at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Tuesday night.

Dapper Dan Awards: Toughness still hallmark of Jim Kelly

From one quarterback to another Tuesday night, Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger helped honor Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jim Kelly.

2 weeks ago


 Skiers enjoy a night-time run last month at Allegheny County’s Boyce Park.

Snow sports take on a different (and often cheaper) flavor at night

Many families ski at night at Pittsburgh-area resorts to improve their skills and have a little bit of breathing room on the slopes.

3 weeks ago


Couple in 70s still love slopes

When it comes to skiing, Fred Gay, 73, and his wife, Carol, 74, of Bellefonte, Pa., know all best spots and all the tricks.

3 weeks ago


Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic: Oklahoma State recruit follows father

Two-time state champion joins U.S. All-Stars.

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Adam Bittner: Like Missouri, coaching stability a key factor for Pitt, Penn State

Both Pennsylvania schools could learn a lot from the way Missouri’s head coach has rebuilt the school’s football program.

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 Hired in 2001, Gary Pinkel's 14-year tenure at Missouri trails that of only five current coaches in NCAA Division I football.

Adam Bittner: Pitt, Penn State football programs could learn from Missouri's

With patience, head coach Gary Pinkel has turned around a poor Missouri program into an SEC contender.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown

Sportsman of the Year: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown a true catch

Brown is the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year, another honor in a year in which he was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro.

4 weeks ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington

Leadership Award: Pirates GM Neal Huntington navigated through uncertainty

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, who has steered the team back to success, will receive the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award.

4 weeks ago


 Christa Harmotto Dietzen - Captain of 2014 U.S. world champions

Sportswoman of the Year: Christa Harmotto-Dietzen a winner above all else

For as stellar an athlete as she is on a volleyball court, the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year is an even better leader and winner.

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 Jim Kelly appeared in four Super Bowls and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Kelly never had silver spoon

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback - and diehard Steelers fan - Jim Kelly is the recipient of the Dapper Dan Lifetime Achievement Award.

4 weeks ago


 Monte Miller, 14, of Pittsburgh shows his skill Saturday at the Wheel Mill indoor track in Homewood. The Wood Fest event included free clinics, mountainbike challenges and contests.

Wood Fest gives Pittsburgh mountain bikers indoor thrills at Wheel Mill

At the 80,000-square-foot Homewood facility, hibernating cyclists get their juices flowing.

4 weeks ago



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