Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky tries to pass the puck as Penguins' Ian Cole defends during the second period Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

NHL suspends Columbus' Dubinsky one game for cross-check on Penguins' Crosby

Brandon Dubinsky dropped Sidney Crosby by driving the shaft of his stick into the back of Crosby’s neck Friday night.

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 Clairton teammates celebrate with their trophy after defeating Jeannette today in the WPIAL Class A championship at Heinz Field.

Clairton shuts down Jeannette on way to WPIAL Class A title

The victory marks the 12th WPIAL title for Clairton (13-0) and eighth in 10 years.

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 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi argues for a call against Miami in the third quarter Friday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Pitt's season fine, but small crowd is big concern

Despite solid first season under Pat Narduzzi, Pitt still not generating buzz or big crowds.

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 Penn State coach James Franklin said there is still a lot to play for in its regular-season finale against No. 5 Michigan State.

Penn State looks to play role of spoiler against No. 5 Michigan State

In a game where No. 5 Michigan State has much more to lose, what is at stake for James Franklin’s seven-win Nittany Lions?

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 Receiver Marcus Wheaton hasn't been targeted as much as top options Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant

Steelers WR Wheaton waiting his turn to make big impact

Wide receiver Marcus Wheaton is the third option, at best, in most Steelers passing plays, and that’s a tough spot to be in.

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 Former Flyers player Scott Hartnell has 15 goals and 20 assists in his career against the Penguins.

Hartnell relishes every opportunity against Penguins

This former Flyers player, now in his second season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has no problem getting amped to play the Penguins.

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 WPIAL championships today at Heinz Field, maybe for the final time.

WPIAL's football finale at Heinz Field?

As WPIAL marks 100 years of football championships, it also may be the last year for the title games as the region has come to cherish them.

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Facts and figures for WPIAL championships


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District football preview: Duquesne opens FCS playoffs with plenty of support

Alumni are filled with pride for the Northeast Conference champion Dukes, who, win or lose, will pen a new chapter in team history today.

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 Running back Wendell Smallwood has had a breakout season for a Mountaineers offense that's typically known for its passing.

Junior RB Smallwood carries the weight for Mountaineers

West Virginia junior Wendell Smallwood used his skill and preparation to transform into one of college football’s best running backs.

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 Pitt's Chris Jones gets a shot up in the first half of the Panthers' win against Cornell Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Jones finds his place for the Panthers

Shooting guard Chris Jones was supposed to be a starter, but he is making the most out of his role as a bench player.

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Biking with Larry Walsh: Tunnel closure a difficult decision along trail

National Tunnel closed for safety reasons because of ice build-up in the winter.

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Columbus' Dubinsky faces hearing on cross check to Penguins' Crosby

Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL Saturday in regards to a cross check to the Penguins’

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 The Penguins'  Sidney Crosby, left, collides with Columbus Blue Jackets' Justin Falk during the first period Friday in Columbus.

Penguins lose to Columbus in overtime, 2-1

The Blue Jackets’ OT victory against the Penguins Friday night is another chapter in what is becoming a white-hot rivalry with Columbus.

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 J.A. Happ, shown here pitching against the Cardinals at PNC Park.

Pirates' Happ heading off to Toronto

J.A. Happ will not return to Pittsburgh, signing a three-year, $36 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Friday.

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Steelers release running back Pead, sign Toussaint from practice squad

Toussaint played in four games with the Baltimore Ravens last season.

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 Pitt's Tyler Boyd is stopped by Miami's Tracy Howard in the third quarter today at Heinz Field.

Comeback effort falls short as Pitt drops regular season finale against Miami

The Panthers finish the regular season 8-4, 6-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after the 29-24 setback.

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 Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, center, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert in a game last week.

Unheralded front four remains key to Seattle's relentless defense

While the secondary gets most of the accolades and attention, Seattle’s defensive line dictates the terms of engagement.

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 David Warsofsky skates up the ice during a preseason game against Detroit on Sept. 30.

Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky longs for chance to play in NHL game again

Warsofsky likes being back in NHL, but would prefer to be playing in the Penguins games.

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 Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi leads seniors J.P. Holtz, Daryl Render and Lafayette Pitts onto the field earlier this season.

It's been a tumultuous career for Pitt's seniors

The Panthers’ 11 seniors cap off home career today against Miami at Heinz Field.

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 The Penguins' Brian Dumoulin, Sidney Crosby and Steve Oleksy skate during a drill at practice earlier this season.

Penguins notebook: Lovejoy sings praises of defense partner Dumoulin

If Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin needs a reference, his current partner Ben Lovejoy would fill the bill nicely.

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 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

Penn State's Sandusky settlements now total nearly $93 million

Jerry Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.

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 Pitt students sing "Sweet Caroline" at the end of the third quarter in a game against Louisville last week at Heinz Field.

Pitt football success sparks renewed student interest

The Panthers have struggled to build student support since moving off campus, but a winning team and strong marketing has improved things.

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 Pitt's Alonzo Nelson-Ododa drives to the basket against Cornell's Wil Bathurst in the second half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Depth provides competition that is fueling Panthers' good start

Increased depth and competition for playing time give Pitt decidedly different look this season.

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Defensive lineman Zack Gilbert commits to Pitt

Pitt landed its 12th verbal commitment of the 2016 class Friday when defensive lineman Zack Gilbert gave his pledge to Pat Narduzzi.

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 James Harrison and the Steelers will play the Seahawks Sunday afternoon in Seattle, a city where the black-and-gold has had little but gloom and doom.

History has been fruitless in Seattle for Steelers

The Seahawks as a team are talented enough, but there also seems to be some kind of pox on the Steelers when they travel to the Northwest.

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 Some Mt. Lebanon residents say they have a right to know, for safety reasons, where deer-control archery hunts are taking place in their community.

State orders Mt. Lebanon to provide locations of deer hunt

The request involves Mt. Lebanon’s contract to pay a nonprofit wildlife management organization to organize a controlled archery hunt.

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 This Aug. 8, 2013, file photo shows St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey watching from the bench in the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Stedman Bailey shooting hits home with friends on the Steelers

West Virginia standout turned Rams receiver Stedman Bailey was shot late Tuesday night, and several Steelers were shocked by the news.

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Eagles carved up by Lions, 45-14

In two weeks, the Eagles have allowed 90 points. They’ve scored only 34 points in the past 11 quarters.

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 Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render after practice on the field of the team's South Side facility Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Pitt defensive tackle paints whenever he can

Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render is as talented with a paintbrush as he is a football player.

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 Penn State's Brandon Bell tackles Amara Darboh of Michigan during a game at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Penn State LB Brandon Bell living up to 'big play' nickname

Playing through injuries this season, linebacker Brandon Bell has found ways to spark Penn State’s defense.

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 Duquesne coach Jerry Schmitt leads a decorated Dukes roster into this weekend's FCS playoff matchup.

District notebook: With playoff game looming, Duquesne piles up honors

The Dukes, fresh off their first outright NEC championship, had a number of players feted by the conference Wednesday.

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 Before starring at Ohio State, Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor was a member of the Fabulous 22.

Fab 22: Post-Gazette's 2015 All-Area High School Football Team

The Post-Gazette names its annual list of the top 22 players in the WPIAL and City League, regardless of position.

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 Thousands of Pittsburghers and out-of-towners took part in the annual Turkey Trot races this morning.

Thousands pound the pavement for annual Turkey Trot races

The 5K and 5-mile races meandered through the streets of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh this morning.

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Duquesne finishes strong in Florida tournament

Derrick Colter scored 24 points, fellow senior Jeremiah Jones added a career-high 17, and the Dukes defeated Western Kentucky, 81-73.

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 Former WVU wide receiver Stedman Bailey, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, was critically wounded in a shooting in Miami Tuesday.

Former WVU standout Stedman Bailey has surgery after being shot in Miami

Bailey and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area when the shooting occurred, police said today.

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 Mario Lemieux, left, and Sidney Crosby attend an NHL Winter Classic press conference at Heinz FIeld in July 2010.

Penguins notebook: Lemieux says no falling out with Crosby

Team owner Mario Lemieux says a report of rift between he and superstar center Sidney Crosby is ‘silly.’

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 Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin picks up loose puck in front of  Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Crosby, Malkin lift Penguins over Blues, 4-3 in OT

The victory was the Penguins’ third in their past four games and raised their record to 13-8.

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 Jamel Artis gets a shot up against Cornell in the first half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Artis leads Pitt to 93-49 win over Cornell

The Panthers outclassed the Big Red in every category.

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 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

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 The Pirates acquired right-hander Allen Webster from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Pirates notebook: Acquisitions bolster depth in key areas

The acquisition of Allen Webster and Jake Goebbert are intended to bolster areas of need on the 2016 roster.

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 Ian Cole blocks the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game at Consol Energy Center on Oct. 17.

Cole learned his lessons well with Blues, gets more chances to use them with Penguins

Defenseman Ian Cole can still hear the voice of his former coach with the Blues, a little reminder to do things the right way.

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 James Harrison, shown here mixing it up with Bengals OL Eric Winston earlier this month at Heinz Field, is expected to play Sunday in Seattle.

Steelers Notebook: Team gets healthy after off week

The Steelers enter the final stretch of the season and, after a week off, are in best health they have been since the start of the season.

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 Penguins winger Daniel Sprong sakes up ice against the Maple Leafs in the third period of a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Skills of rotating wingers force adjustments

Fourth-line center Matt Cullen adjusts quickly and often to rotating wingers Sergei Plotnikov and Daniel Sprong.

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 Ben Roethlisberger takes the Heinz Field turf against Cleveland earlier this month after Landry Jones left the game with an ankle injury early the first quarter.

Gene Collier: It's been a tough year for NFL quarterbacks, and not just with Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Vick and Landry Jones have all started for the Steelers this season, and all three have come in in relief, too.

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Prosecutors appeal order on Sandusky accuser's complaint

The judge’s order requires prosecutors to re-evaluate the case to see whether the allegations meet a minimum standard for filing charges.

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 Ex-Miami head coach Al Golden, shown here in an Oct. 2013 photo, was fired earlier this season.

Pitt can relate to Miami's coaching situation

The Hurricanes come into Heinz Field Friday with an interim coach, but plenty of talent as they prepare to face off with the Panthers.

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 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team against St. Joseph's in the first half last week at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt basketball works to get back to basics in man-to-man defense

The Panthers will be tested again tonight against Cornell, a team that can shoot from the perimeter.

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 Penn State head coach James Franklin calls a time out during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Buffalo in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Penn State notebook: James Franklin stressing patience while Lions seek improvement

Is Nittany Lions James Franklin seeing enough progress from his team nearly two years into the job?

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 The WPIAL football championship trophy.

The 2015 WPIAL football championships: Celebrating 100 years

The who’s who list of players who have appeared in a WPIAL championship games is long and illustrious.

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