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Steelers' Round 4-7 picks: At a glance

Ray Fittipaldo breaks down the Steelers’ five picks on the last day of the NFL Draft.

about 16 hours ago


 Floyd Mayweather Jr., reacts after the welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision

Mayweather’s jab and straight right hand mostly kept Pacquiao at bay, except in a few sensational exchanges along the ropes.

about 14 hours ago


 Ex-Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates (18) can't catch a pass against Mississippi defensive back Senquez Golson (21) during a game at Ole Miss in November.

Steelers believe Auburn WR Coates is a catch

The Steelers are excited about new receiver Sammie Coates, despite his reputation for dropping passes.

about 15 hours ago


 Runners cross the Andy Warhol Bridge to the North Shore from Downtown during the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon.

Runners, cheerleaders, volunteers enjoy sunny weather during 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon

The conditions at the starting gun fell under the event's “green” alert category, signaling good conditions.

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 Clara Santucci celebrates her second consecutive win in the Pittsburgh Marathon. Last year, she had the fastest finish time of any woman since the race returned to the city in 2009 after a six-year hiatus.

Stephen Njoroge wins 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon, Clara Santucci tops the women's pool

Stephen Njoroge finished in 2:15:19, Clara Santucci in 2:34:06. Kimutai Cheruiyot won the half in 1:03:16, Susan Jerotich in 1:13:25.

about 6 hours ago


 Canon-McMillan's Luke Blanock (right), talks with his teammate, Ian Hess, after the team practiced Thursday. Blanock is battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Ron Cook: Canon McMillan pitcher's battle with cancer an inspiration

His community has rallied around him, his team has supported him, his parents have even leaned on Luke Blanock as he fights Ewing’s Sarcoma.

about 16 hours ago


 St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright said the same injury could've happened carrying his daughter up the stairs.

Gene Collier: Another spring, another debate about the designated hitter

The strategy that would be removed from National League play is not worth whatever uptick in offense adding the DH might provide.

about 16 hours ago


 Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett.

Pirates notebook: Burnett, Cervelli improving against running game

The Pirates battery is making strides to keep opponents at bay on the basepaths.

about 16 hours ago


 The Steelers drafted Penn State tight end Jesse James in the fifth round Saturday.

Steelers take six defensive players in draft

It is the first time since 1994 when the NFL went to a seven-round draft that the Steelers overloaded on one side of the ball.

about 16 hours ago


 The U.S. Open trophy is displayed on Mt. Washington. The U.S. Open Championship Trophy Tour will involve a cross-country journey from the original home of the USGA in New York City to this year’s host site at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Wash. The 2016 U.S. Open will be played at Oakmont Country Club.

Golf notebook: U.S. Open headed to ‘one-of-a-kind site'

The best players in the world will face all kinds of challenges in June at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Wash.

about 16 hours ago


 With more aggressive hitters like Josh Harrison in the lineup on a daily basis, the Pirates likely won't draw as many walks as other teams.

On the Pirates: Too-free swingers

The team’s walk rate was down in the first month of the season, and as a result so was its on-base percentage — a woeful .290 as May began.

about 16 hours ago


 Pitt offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings was selected in the fourth round of the draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

Draft notebook: Pitt's Clemmings goes to Vikings

The Panthers standout was the 11th pick of the fourth round, No. 110 overall.

about 5 hours ago


Jesse James comes home to play for Steelers

Penn State, South Allegheny High School product drafted in fifth round.

about 16 hours ago


 Western Beaver's Cody Acon (21) is greeted at home by Corey Chaffee after hitting a home run to win the game against Aliquippa Wednesday as Quips catcher Anthony Barton reacts.

Aliquippa baseball program way down, but not out

The usual athletic powerhouse Quips have lost 90 games in a row on the diamond, but coaches and players are trying to fix things.

about 16 hours ago


 Research into stocked trout residency led to changes in management practices. Above, Jacob Currie, 13, of Plum caught this 14-inch brown trout at Bull Creek in Allegheny County.

Some trout travel after pre-season stocking

After pre-season stocking, many trout travel to better waters.

about 16 hours ago


Wildlife: Accessories solve problems for backyard birders

A new product, Nectar Aid, is billed as a “proportional nectar mixing system” that eliminates the need to measure sugar.

about 16 hours ago


 By Gianna Zickgraf, 8, of Fair Oaks -- On Sun., April 19, my best friend Frank took me fishing under the bridge at Big Sewickley Creek in Economy. I started with my Dora the Explorer rod but decided to try my spincast rod and corn rather than worms. As I threw it in I got a bite. Frank told me to lift up my rod so I did — then I saw the rainbow trout. I thought it was just a stick but it was a trout. I pulled it in and it was flopping on the ground. Then Frank cut the hook out of Flippy’s mouth (that’s what I named him). Flippy was bleeding. Frank threw him back in the water with some string in his mouth and tied it to a rock. Then I got two more trout. I named them Ariel and Flounder. I gave the trout to my Nunnie and Nannu for them to eat.

Outdoors notebook: Air gun use up amid ammo shortage

Pennsylvania bans the use of air-powered guns for hunting, but their use in legal target shooting is increasing.

about 16 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates as hitless wonders!

The offense, expected to be a strength, is beyond awful. The main culprits: Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer.

about 10 hours ago


Bengals take ex-WVU receiver Mario Alford in NFL Draft

Alford ran the 40 in 4.25 seconds at West Virginia's pro day, which makes him a candidate to be used as a punt or kick returner in the NFL.

about 21 hours ago


 Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah celebrates winning the 141st Kentucky Derby.

American Pharoah wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah wrote his name into Kentucky Derby history by circling five-wide into the stretch and outrunning Firing Line and Dortmund.

about 17 hours ago


 Dortmund is given a bath on the backside of Churchill Downs after morning workouts on the eve of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., on Friday. The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will feature a field of 20 horses.

Talented field adds sparkle to Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby favorite American Pharoah is the brightest star in star-studded 19-horse field.

1 day ago


 The Cardinals' Peter Bourjos scores as the Pirates' Francisco Cervilli can't reach the throw in the sixth inning.

Cardinals earn 2-1 walk-off win against Pirates

The Pirates had several chances to score, but went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 18 men on base.

about 17 hours ago


Steelers pick Louisville safety Gerod Holliman in round seven of NFL Draft

The Steelers wound up their draft on Saturday by drafting three more defensive players in the last two rounds.

about 21 hours ago


Steelers select Miami defensive end Anthony Chickillo with compensatory pick in sixth round

Anthony Chickillo, a defensive end for the Hurricanes, will be put at outside linebacker and edge pass rusher with the Steelers.

about 22 hours ago


Steelers select Central Michigan defensive lineman L.T. Walton in sixth round of NFL Draft

L.T. Walton is 6-5, 319 pound and played in the interior at CMU but will be used at defensive end where the Steelers are thin.

about 23 hours ago


 West Virginia's Shaquille Riddick sacks Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty.

West Virginia defensive end Shaquille Riddick selected by Cardinals in fifth round of NFL Draft

An edge rusher, Riddick led all Mountaineers players last season with seven sacks and was second on the team in tackles for loss with 11.

1 day ago


 Penn State tight end Jesse James celebrates after scoring a touchdown.

Steelers choose Penn State tight end Jesse James, from South Allegheny, in fifth round

Penn State tight end Jesse James is the first Nittany Lions player drafted by the Steelers in six years.

1 day ago


West Virginia's Mark Glowinski selected by Seahawks in fourth round of NFL Draft

Offensive lineman Mark Glowinski was a mainstay of the Mountaineer offensive line the past two seasons.

1 day ago


 Purdue quarterback Danny Etling is sacked by Penn State safety Adrian Amos  for a 12-yard loss on Nov. 16, 2013.

Penn State defensive back Adrian Amos selected by Bears in fifth round of NFL Draft

Adrian Amos lined up at cornerback and at safety for the Nittany Lions and will now man the secondary for the Chicago Bears.

1 day ago


Steelers select Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in Round 4 of NFL Draft

Grant is 5-10, 200 pounds and was timed at 4.4 in the 40. He is strong with good speed, a good tackler and cover man.

1 day ago


 Matt Rotheram and T.J. Clemmings work out for scouts during Pitt Pro Day at the team's South Side complex.

Pitt OT Clemmings selected in fourth round by Vikings

Clemmings slid to the third day of the draft despite some experts projecting him as a first-round selection.

1 day ago


Johnstown named first 'Kraft Hockeyville, USA'

Its payoff is $150,000 worth of upgrades to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena and a preseason game between the Penguins and Tampa Bay.

1 day ago


 Werkuneh Seyoum Aboye, from Ethopia and a marathon participant, carries Lily Hepps, first-grader at the Community Day School, on his back. They are part of a school pen pal program.

For paralyzed veterans, Pittsburgh Marathon means a ‘spark of normality’

About a dozen members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team will compete in the handcycling division.

1 day ago


 Steelers President Arthur J. Rooney II, stands in the background Friday afternoon at the team's South Side headquarters, listening to Bud Dupree, the Steelers first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Steelers top pick Bud Dupree's other side might be as good as his football side

No. 1 pick makes big hits on the field as a linebacker and big impression in other ways off the field.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Marathon weather a winner

Runners will face warmer temperatures later in the race and are advised to take caution.

1 day ago


 Senquez Golson -- the Steelers second-round draft pick -- of the Ole Miss Rebels intercepts a pass attempt in the endzone against O.J. Howard of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi beat Alabama 23-17.

Steelers select ball-hawking cornerback Senquez Golson in second round

Steelers betting Golson’s speed, hand and toughness will compensate for his lack of size as a cornerback.

1 day ago


 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli starting pitcher Vance Worley meet at the mound during the fifth inning April 27, 2015 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Pirates notebook: Pace-of-play violations, fines might be relaxed

MLB, union pleased with pace-of-game improvements; Morton’s next outing moved to extended spring training.

1 day ago


 Former Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson catches an over-the-shoulder pass during position drills at Pro Day at Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Senquez Golson: At a glance

With their second pick of the NFL draft, the Steelers picked a cornerback from Mississippi.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: Burnett the steal of 2015

Cardinals’ games might be the most momentous May series in the history of the Pirates franchise.

1 day ago


 Penn State offensive lineman Donovan Smith greets NFL commissioner Roger Goodell onstage after being selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the 34th pick in the second round of the NFL draft  Friday in Chicago.

Penn State’s Smith goes to Tampa Bay

Donovan Smith’s selection at 34th overall made him the highest PSU player drafted since Jared Odrick was drafted 28th overall in 2010.

1 day ago


 Knoch’s Jordon Geist wins the shot put at the Baldwin Invitational Friday.

Best shot just misses mark

A legendary track and field and athlete was in Jordan Geist’s sights literally.

1 day ago


 Manny Pacquiao flexes during weigh-ins for the boxing fight tonight against Floyd Mayweather at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Richest fight in history might not be a windfall for boxing

Local boxing promoters are cautious to say Mayweather-Pacquiao will garner more long-term interest in the sport.

1 day ago


Biking: Armstrong Trail fundraiser May 16 will offer something for everybody

Eat, play, ride all factor into fourth annual fundraising event to benefit the trail along the Allegheny River.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: Linebacker shouldn’t be a surprise

With cornerbacks galore theirs for the taking with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the Steelers did what anyone who has

2 days ago


 Alvin "Bud" Dupree, the Steelers first-round draft pick, speaks to the Friday afternoon at the Steelers' South Side facility.

Tomlin: Steelers top pick Dupree a 'football junkie and historian'

Alvin “Bud” Dupree is the second outside linebacker chosen in the first round in the past three years.

1 day ago


 Pedro Alvarez flips the ball to first base for an out in the second inning against Cardinals at Busch Stadium Friday night.

Cardinals edge Pirates in 10 innings, 2-1

Matt Adams’ bases-loaded single in the 10th gave St. Louis the victory after a stellar outing by A.J. Burnett.

1 day ago


 Barricades sit along the intersection of Craig Street and Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Marathoners could face a different hurdle: Parkway West outbound closure

The closure starts at the Green Tree-Crafton interchange and continues to Interstate 79, starting at 10 tonight and ending 6 a.m. Monday.

2 days ago


 Graham Spanier's defamation lawsuit is a result of the findings in the Freeh report.

Centre County judge recuses himself from Spanier's lawsuit against Freeh

Judge Jonathan D. Grine signed an order this week that cancels a pre-trial conference until a new judge is assigned from another county.

2 days ago


 Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, right, goes against Mississippi defensive back Senquez Golson, left, in a 2014 NCAA game.

Steelers land CB, WR to fill big needs

Their No. 1 rival and an old friend conspired to deprive the Steelers of the tight end they thought they were about to draft.

1 day ago


 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang a finalist for award

The Masterton Trophy is awarded to the player for  “sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey.”

2 days ago



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