Jung Ho Kang singles and drives in two runs against the Marlins Wednesday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: When it comes to playing baseball, Kang needs no interpreter

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang continues win over fans and teammates with bat, glove, arm, smile and sense of humor.

about 2 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez homers against the Marlins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez's home runs spars some statistical anomalies

Pedro Alvarez’s home run statistics are unusual, to say the least.

about 2 hours ago

 The Penguins' Christian Ehrhoff tries to maintain control of the puck as Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg defends during a game on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Agent: Penguins Ehrhoff has 'clean bill of health'

Potential free-agent Ehrhoff gets clean bill of health after concussions, says his agent.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers runningback Le'Veon Bell practices at the team's South Side facility on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Bettis believes Bell can develop into Steelers all-time best running back

Jerome Bettis, no slouch himself when he was a player, thinks Le’Veon Bell can be Steelers’ all-time best running back.

about 2 hours ago

Powers Ambridge, Derry bow out in PIAA volleyball

The WPIAL Class AA champion Bridgers, No. 3 Trojans tripped up in first round of state playoffs.

about 2 hours ago

Three WPIAL qualifiers ousted in PIAA lacrosse

Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny and Shady Side Academy bounced in the first round of the state playoffs.

about 2 hours ago

Richmond forward will transfer to Pitt

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, a graduate transfer from Richmond, announced this past weekend his intention to play for Pitt next season.

about 2 hours ago

Pitt women's basketball to play at Michigan

The Panthers’ game against the Wolverines is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in December.

about 2 hours ago

 From top left: Jeffrey Webb, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz. From bottom left: Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li

U.S. indicts 14 world soccer officials, alleging $150 million in kickbacks

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body.

about 2 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Another impressive Pirates win

It’s a great time to be a Pirates fan. It’s not so much a question of who’s playing well, but who isn’t playing well? They won their fifth

about 20 hours ago

 Jamie Dixon's Pitt men's basketball program posted a perfect APR score of 1,000.

Pitt, Penn State, WVU maintain satisfactory Academic Progress Rate

Pitt men’s basketball posted a 1,000, one of two men’s hoops teams in the ACC to achieve a perfect score.

about 4 hours ago

 "It will be a great early season road test for us,” Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said about the December tilt against Michigan.

Pitt women's basketball gets Michigan in Big Ten/ACC challenge

The Panthers and Wolverines have split meetings the past two seasons.

about 14 hours ago

FBI, IRS raid soccer headquarters in Miami Beach

The raid on the organization that regulates soccer in North and Central America came hours after 7 officials were indicted.

about 18 hours ago

 Central Catholic players celebrate the school’s first WPIAL baseball title Wednesday at Consol Energy Park in Washington. The Vikings defeated Norwin, 2-0, for the Class AAAA championship.

Central Catholic baseball wins first WPIAL title

The Vikings defeat Norwin, 2-0, in Class AAAA championship.

about 2 hours ago

 Knoch's Garrett Traggiai, left, upends West Allegheny catcher Brandon Pouch in the WPIAL Class AAA championship Wednesday night at Consol Energy Park in Washington.

Knoch seizes crown, beats West Allegheny

The Knights knock off the defending champions, 5-1, for their first WPIAL championship.

about 3 hours ago

 Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole went seven innings, scattering six hits and seven strikeouts against the Marlins.

Pirates rally, complete sweep of Marlins with sixth win in a row

Right-hander Gerrit Cole left the game in a two-run hole, but the Pirates bats sparked a 5-2 victory.

about 6 hours ago

 Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang makes play on the ball for the final out against the Marlins Tuesday at PNC Park.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 5.27.15

Jerry takes your questions on the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins and the NBA Finals.

about 12 hours ago

 Former Penn State University head football coach Bill O’Brien was the institution’s top compensated employee in 2013, making $3.4 million

Ex-football coach O’Brien was Penn State’s top money earner in 2013

Bill O’Brien earned total compensation of $3,440,352 in his final year at Penn State.

about 12 hours ago

 New Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli hit his first home run of the season Monday night.

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli keeps it simple in fast start

Catcher Francisco Cervelli keeps it simple during strong start with the Pirates; Andrew McCutchen named NL co-player of the week.

1 day ago

 Jeff Locke became the consecutive Pirates starter to earn a victory Tuesday night against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Nice to see Pirates take what's given to them

The streaking Pirates got the job done again Tuesday night, both in the field and at the plate, which can be a beautiful sight to behold.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pressure-packed first day of OTAs Tuesday.

Steelers' Roethlisberger ready for more pressure

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he doesn’t concern himself with pressure of any kind, including the amount in an NFL football.

1 day ago

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 05.26.15

Ed answers readers’ questions as the Steelers begin their “football in shorts” training sessions.

1 day ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown can't come up with the catch in the second quarter of the AFC wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field in January.

Steelers notebook: Contract aside, Antonio Brown shows up for start of OTAs

A month ago, Brown was prepared to hold out on a new contract, but his absence from voluntary workouts lasted only a week.

1 day ago

 Neil Walker greeted at home by Josh Harrison after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins at PNC Park.

Pirates extend winning streak to five games with 5-1 victory against Marlins

Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang each had two hits and the Pirates extended their winning streak to five games.

1 day ago

Atlantic 10 announces Duquesne's home and road opponents next season

The Dukes will have to play Davidson and Dayton twice in the 2015-16 season.

1 day ago

Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 05.26.15

The questions cover Locke, Morton and Worley as well as the competition between Kang and Mercer.

1 day ago

Greensburg Central Catholic wins WPIAL Class A baseball title

The Centurions went on to claim their first WPIAL baseball championship in school history.

1 day ago

 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State.

Penn State fraternity stripped of recognition, shut down for three years

The decision against the Kappa Delta Rho chapter was based on “a persistent series of deeply troubling activities.”

1 day ago

 Neshannock teammates hold their trophy after defeating Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA baseball championship at Consol Energy Park in Washington Tuesday.

Neshannock wins WPIAL Class AA baseball title

Frank Fraschetti pitched a three-hitter to lead the Neshannock to a 4-0 victory against Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class AA championship.

1 day ago

 Pirates closer Mark Melancon delivers to the plate May 9 against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates bullpen as solid as ever

After Charlie Morton made his season debut, he took great comfort from knowing he was giving the ball to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon.

2 days ago

 One of the major story lines for the Steelers is whether young players such as third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will step up this season for the defense.

Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense

Steelers OTAs begin today with few questions about the offense and many about the defense.

2 days ago

 Teammates congratulate Francisco Cervelli after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins in Monday night's 4-2 win over Miami at PNC Park.

Bob Smizik: Winning takes focus off Nutting

Any time things go bad with the Pirates, a small segment of the fans blames owner Bob Nutting. In success, they never give him credit.

1 day ago

Denver celebrates first championship in men's lacrosse

The Pioneers topple powerhouse Maryland, 10-5, for first NCAA title in sport.

2 days ago

Surprising pitching dominance fuels Norwin's run to WPIAL AAAA final

WPIAL baseball: Norwin pitchers throw nothing but shutouts to spark unexpected playoff run.

2 days ago

 Central Catholic baseball coach Frank LaCava has the Vikings in the Class AAAA WPIAL championship.

Central Catholic has many ties to its 1979 baseball team

Central Catholic’s baseball team has many connections to its 1979 predecessor, the previous Vikings squad to reach the WPIAL final.

2 days ago

Belle Vernon's pitching, hitting key to WPIAL softball title-game chances

WPIAL softball: Freshman Bailey Parshall holds the keys to Belle Vernon’s success in the WPIAL Class AAA championship vs. Yough.

2 days ago

 Alison Riske of Peters Township.

Venus no match for Stephens, 22, at French Open

Peters Township’s Alison Riske joins the elder Williams in a first-round exit at Roland Garros.

2 days ago

 Penguins' Scott Harrington is one of the Pens' young defensemen who manager Jim Rutherford believes is capable of making the transition into the NHL.

Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.

3 days ago

 The Pirates' Charlie Morton delivers against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday.

Pirates' Morton is back in fine form

In Charlie Morton’s season debut, the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night, winning their fourth consecutive game.

2 days ago

 Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) in the second quarter in Game 3 Sunday night in the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

James sparkles in end after slow start

Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111: Cleveland star starts 0-10 from the field but finishes strong as the Cavaliers take 3-0 lead in Eastern Finals.

3 days ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Radhames Liz throws warmup pitches during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., in March.

Pirates notebook: Liz cut to make room for Morton

Radhames Liz, 31, had a 3.63 ERA in 11 games encompassing 17⅓ innings this season.

2 days ago

 Pirates All-Star Josh Harrison isn't slumping anymore.

Pirates notebook: Huntington says Harrison having fun again

General manager Neal Huntington suggested Josh Harrison’s new contract initially might have put some pressure on the third baseman.

3 days ago

 Charlie Morton takes the ball tonight against the Miami Marlins for the suddenly soaring Pirates. It will be his first major league start since Sept. 16.

Ron Cook: Morton's job is to keep momentum rolling for Pirates

Charlie Morton returns to the mound tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.

3 days ago

 New manager Dan Jennings of the Miami Marlins looks on during the third inning of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on May 20 in Miami.

Bob Smizik: Lowly Marlins next for Pirates

The Pirates swept the weekend series against the reeling New York Mets and now have a chance to do the same thing to the Miami Marlins.

2 days ago

 Robert Clifford of Hampton, left, tries to stop Canon-McMillan's Benjamin Ward at the recent WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championships at Highmark Stadium.

Lacrosse faces hurdles for growth in Western Pennsylvania

While the game continues to grow in many regions of the U.S., notably on the other side of the state, lacrosse in this area has work to do.

3 days ago

 Jung Ho Kang doubles against the Mets PNC Park.

McCutchen, Pirates come alive in series sweep with 9-1 win against Mets

Andrew McCutchen singled, homered and drew two walks. He knocked in two runs and scored twice.

3 days ago

 Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez homered against the New York Mets Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

4 days ago

 Alison Riske returns a shot to Daniela Hantuchova, of Slovakia, in the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open in New York.

Aggressive approach has Peters Township's Riske finding reward

Peters Township native Alison Riske has emerged as one of the United States’ most promising young tennis stars.

4 days ago

 Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang singles against the Mets Saturday at PNC Park. Manager compiling a list of firsts and worsts for Kang.

Mets manager not surprised by Burnett's success at 38

Pirates notebook: Terry Collins has his own pitcher who is 42 and still giving batters’ fits.

4 days ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford weighed in on some hot offseason topics.

Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.

4 days ago


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