Dri Archer makes a catch during workouts at Steelers training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Kickoff return unit a point of emphasis for Steelers in training camp

Steelers try to reverse trend of “awful” kickoff returns this season and hope Dri Archer can be part of the turnaround.

about 6 hours ago

  Joakim Soria #38 and Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates talk in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 5-4.

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Soria will work as setup man

Joakim Soria will be a another setup man for closer Mark Melancon.

about 6 hours ago

 Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel takes a breather between events at Lift for Life, held July 11, 2015 in State College.

Rare find: DT Anthony Zettel continues coming into his own

Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is a rare athlete whose off-field feats and interests keep teammates and coach James Franklin on their toes.

about 6 hours ago

Penn State notebook: Penn State-Pitt to discuss future of series

Penn State’s AD will discuss extending series with Pitt but will have to work around the Nittany Lions’ upcoming 9-game Big Ten slate.

about 6 hours ago

 Trainer Ron Burke works Full Moon on the track at the Meadows, June 4, 2014. Burke, in May 2014, became the first North American trainer in harness racing history  to accumulate 100-million dollars in total purses.

Local trainer has triple the chance to capture first Adios title

One of the sport’s leading harness racing trainers, Ron Burke, has three horses in the final Saturday night at The Meadows.

about 6 hours ago

 Riverhounds goalkeeper Ryan Thompson is back from his silver medal finish at the CONCACAF Gold Cup with Jamaica.

Riverhounds goalkeeper keeps the faith

Ryan Thompson’s tumultuous career is currently at a high point after Gold Cup run with Jamaica.

about 6 hours ago

Biking: River Trail's popularity is helping local businesses

The Confluence and Ohiopyle segment of the trail is one of its most popular. Now, restaurants and guest houses are opening in the area.

about 6 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Can Cardinals be caught?

The day following a 15-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a game in which All-Star A.J. Burnett made a third consecutive poor start, Pirates

about 21 hours ago

 Members of the Chinese delegation attend Beijing's bid presentation for the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today.

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly close: 44-40.

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 "We’ve had a brief conversation. I think we’re scheduled here in the next month or so to talk about it," Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said of Pitt AD Scott Barnes and potential games between the two schools.

Penn State, Pitt ADs to talk about extending football series

The Nittany Lions have games lined up against Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2025 as well as West Virginia in 2023 and 2024.

about 16 hours ago

 Then-Seattle Mariners starting pitcher -- now with the Pirates -- J.A. Happ delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Injury to Burnett forced the Pirates' hand to add pitcher

A.J. Burnett’s injury forced the Pirates to acquire J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners Friday at the non-waiver trade deadline.

about 13 hours ago

 Starling Marte argues with home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after being called out on strikes in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Starling Marte saves the night in 5-4 win against Reds

The Pirates closed July with a National League-best 17-9 record, matching their mark in June.

about 7 hours ago

 Suzie McConnell-Serio led the Panthers to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Pitt signs McConnell-Serio to extension through 2021

Suzie McConnell-Serio signs contract extension as Pitt women’s basketball coach after leading Panthers to NCAA tournament last season.

about 18 hours ago

 "I do think they will be better because of that experience,” James Franklin said of Penn State's offensive line.

Franklin says Penn State offensive line has 'chip' on its shoulder

The Nittany Lions surrendered 44 sacks last season.

about 18 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin jokes with players prior to workouts Wednesday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Coach Tomlin's impact on Steelers defense increases

Mike Tomlin is taking a more active role with defense than he has in the past.

1 day ago

 A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburg Pirates looks on during the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park.  A.J. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list today because of right elbow inflammation.

Pirates place Burnett on disabled list, recall LaFromboise from Class AAA

Burnett has struggled in his past three starts – all since the All-Star break – allowing 32 hits and 18 earned runs in 16 innings.

about 12 hours ago

 Steelers defensive tackle Daniel McCullers during afternoon workouts Thursday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: McCullers seeks push and production

Second-year defensive tackle did not register a tackle a year ago in 82 snaps in his rookie season.

1 day ago

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: Trade deadline edition

Beat writer Bill Brink takes your questions on the moves the Pirates did -- and didn’t -- make.

about 13 hours ago

 FILE - In this May 7, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Experts say Brady’s lawsuit a long shot

The NFL and players union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough in the Tom Brady

1 day ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg throws a screen pass during the first half of a game against Michigan State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Big Ten coaches, players not shy on praise for Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg’s shaky sophomore season hasn’t scared off opposing players and coaches from saying he’s one of the Big Ten’s best.

1 day ago

 Dylan Dzikowski, 10, of Peters Twp, yells for Steelers Ben Roethlisberger as the team enters the field at training camp in Latrobe.

Steelers fans flock to training camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have held training camp on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Unity for 50 years.

1 day ago

 Though Maryland only had four conference wins in 2014, one of them came against Penn State.

Big Ten notebook: Maryland eyes rivalry, recruiting battles with Penn State

A 2014 win against Penn State could pay dividends for Maryland, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is fondly remembered and Paul Chryst begins again.

1 day ago

Action ready to heat up at PA Motor Speedway

Back-to-back events Saturday and Sunday at PPMS near Imperial.

1 day ago

District Fishing Report: 7.31.15

On Aug. 1-2 outdoors editor John Hayes will host the Post-Gazette Family Fishing area at The Regatta at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park.

1 day ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: Third trip in a row to nationals for Beadling U-19

Team caps successful run in Western Pennsylvania girls soccer.

1 day ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: Beadling U-18 wins in final game to end strong

Teams follows Region I title with positive effort at nationals.

1 day ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: Future is bright for Beadling U-16

Team has impressive run through Region I and looks to repeat next year.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Montour wrestler qualifies for Fargo

Junior Collin Funkhouser turns in strong performance in national wrestling tournament.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Hopewell falls in Region 6 championship

American Legion team goes on run but loses to Uniontown in finale.

1 day ago

North/West Xtra: Van Sickle hoping victory just what his career needs

Pine-Richland grad who resides in McKees Rocks captures West Penn Open.

1 day ago

 Saxonburg's Garrett Traggiai scores behind East Butler catcher Chad White in the Butler County American Legion championship July 23.

North Xtra: East Butler a fixture in Butler Legion final

Baseball team falls in championship, but don’t be surprised if it’s back again next season.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Ingomar ends run in Pony League

Under-13 team advances to East Zone Championship but falls to eventual champion Virginia.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon junior shares her success

Junior Kate Sramac combines the sports of hockey and basketball, and is a standout in both.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Strong showing for Canon-McMillan

Four wrestlers qualify for Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D.

1 day ago

South/West Xtra: Canevin senior eyes encore performance

Erin Cunningham looks to make it four trips in a row to WPIAL volleyball finals.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Kiski Area senior continues success on the mound

Josh Bell overcomes injury to become successful Elite League pitcher.

1 day ago

 Penn Hills graduate Corey Jones, a receiver at Toledo, was named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award watch list.

East Xtra: Penn Hills grad on the fast track at Toledo

Speedy receiver Corey Jones is an all-conference performer and among the best in the country.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Derry Area senior has fun in the sun

George Phillippi enjoys his second trip to Florida for the Disney Duals.

1 day ago

Pirates promote Josh Bell to Class AAA Indianapolis

Bell, a 22-year-old switch-hitter, hit .310 with a .379 on-base percentage, five home runs and 17 doubles.

about 6 hours ago

 The Pirates' Vance Worley delivers a pitch against the Brewers in April.

Pirates Notebook: Worley designated for assignment

The Pirates felt newly acquired reliever Joe Blanton was better suited for a hybrid relief role than Vance Worley.

1 day ago

 Cincinnati's Marlon Byrd runs home after hitting a three-run home run off Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.

Reds pummel Burnett, bullpen to beat Pirates, 15-5

The Reds collected 19 hits, pushed across eight runs, seven earned, against A.J. Burnett, to dash the Pirates’ three-game winning streak.

1 day ago

 Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, 31, has served as the Tigers’ closer this season and saved 23 games. He has a 2.85 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 41 innings. Hewill become a free agent after the season.

Pirates beef up bullpen by adding Soria, Blanton to the mix

Adding Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton should make an already strong bullpen even tougher.

1 day ago

 Joe Blanton appeared in 15 games for the Royals this season.

Pirates trade for right-hander Joe Blanton from Kansas City Royals

The Pirates acquired right-hander Joe Blanton from the Royals early this morning in exchange for cash considerations.

2 days ago

 Former Chicago Blackhawks player and Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad poses for photograph with Chief Master Sergeant Richard Lundy and two-year-old Blake Lundy. The Cup was on display yesterday for military members and their families.

Busy offseason brings Saad to Pittsburgh with Stanley Cup

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago, Gibsonia native Brandon Saad is ready for a new start with Columbus.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen during workouts this week at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Cortez Allen looks ahead, not back, as Steelers rebuild secondary

Cornerback Cortez Allen is hopeful he can learn from a rough 2014 season and play a role in a rebuilt Steelers secondary.

2 days ago

 Top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow pitches for the West Virginia Black Bears against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers last month at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Pirates notebook: Top prospect Tyler Glasnow promoted to Class AAA

The Pirates promoted top prospect Tyler Glasnow, a right-handed pitcher, from Class AA Altoona to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday.

2 days ago

 Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell scampers down the sidelines during drills Sunday at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: Bell glad appeal process is over and suspension has been reduced

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell is happy to have a definite and reduced time frame for his suspension at the start of the upcoming regular season.

2 days ago

 Bud Dupree cools off during camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gene Collier: Nowhere to hide as sun, thudding pads dominate Steelers camp

Under searing sun, the Steelers make contact with the reality of summer training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Passion players before they take the field in District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill, S.C. on July 25, 2015. They went on to win the 2015 IWFL Championship Game against Utah Falconz.

After championship, Passion plans for future

The Passion won its third league title last week, but retirements could jeopardize its dynasty.

2 days ago

 Elite runners race in the Liberty Mile on Aug 1, 2014 in Downtown Pittsburgh. Winner Jordan McNamara, center, was timed at 4:0293 at the finish line on Liberty Ave.

Liberty Mile looks to heat up in fourth year

Nearly 1,500 runners will compete in 2015’s record field for the dying 1-mile distance.

2 days ago