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 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.

about 15 hours 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.

1 day ago

 Aniya Mike, at front, a Steel City Squash student from St. Benedict the Moor School in the Hill District, gets instruction at Chatham University from Kathryn Brummer, a tutor/coach visiting from CitySquash in New York City. Bianca Troche, left, is a CitySquash student from Aquinas High School in the Bronx.

Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

The new Pittsburgh program mixes athletic training with academic rigor to give inner-city students a gateway to graduation.

1 day ago

Riverhounds scouting report vs. Richmond

The Riverhounds (2-3-3) take on the Richmond Kickers (4-1-4), 7 p.m. today, at City Stadium in Richmond, Va.

2 days ago

 With a 3.24 ERA and striking out a robust 9.6 hitters per nine innings, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels won’t come cheap for any team.

Adam Bittner: Pirates shouldn’t target Phillies' Cole Hamels in trade market

While tempting, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington’s best move is probably to stand pat.

2 days ago

South/East/West North Xtra: Wild Things open a new season under Bozzuto

A familiar face is back at the helm to lead the Washington Wild Things as their 2015 season begins.

3 days ago

 In this Feb. 5, 2012, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft before Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots owner Kraft on 'Deflategate' penalty: 'We won't appeal'

“I am going to accept, reluctantly,” Robert Kraft said at the NFL owners meeting.

6 days ago

 New Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol spent the last 11 seasons as coach of the University of North Dakota.

Philadelphia Flyers name Hakstol as head coach

Hakstol, 46, takes over from Craig Berube, who was fired after the Flyers failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1 week ago

 Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey and Ryan Kesler celebrate Hampus Lindholm's goal during the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday in Anaheim, Calif.

Adam Bittner: NHL’s elite teams benefit from youth movement

The best teams in the NHL are a testament to building from within and acquiring talent in its formative stages.

6 days ago

 Brendan McKay led the ACC with 100 strikeouts this season.

Ex-Blackhawk pitcher McKay earns ACC Freshman of the Year honor

The Darlington native tallied an 8-2 record with a 1.64 ERA for Louisville this season.

1 week ago

 What does 99-year-old Roy McHugh remember about this iconic but controversial fight? A lot, it turns out.

Gene Collier: Remembering Ali-Liston as only one man can

Roy McHugh, 99, is one of the last remaining eyewitnesses of the controversial “Phantom Punch” that helped launch Muhammad Ali’s career.

1 week ago

Redemption helps salvage 1-1 tie for Riverhounds

The Riverhounds at least picked up a point Saturday night at home against a perennially successful Richmond Kickers side.

1 week ago

 Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah trains on the track for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Some top jockeys ready to roll on the top three horses in Preakness field

With three so-called tactical horses leading the field into the Preakness, three top jockeys will have to be at their best astride them.

1 week ago

 Rob Vincent, left, and Kevin Kerr have lead the Riverhounds this season as the top goalscorers, already breaking or matching their 2014 season totals.

Unlikely duo powering Riverhounds' fast start

Midfielders Rob Vincent and Kevin Kerr have emerged as a potent offensive tandem, leading the Riverhounds to their best start since 2004.

1 week ago

New owner takes over Lernerville

Tomson Scrap Metals of Brackenridge bought Lernerville Speedway Monday for an undisclosed amount.

1 week ago

 Mr. Z (brown horse on left), ridden by exercise rider Edvin Vargas, trots along trainer D. Wayne Lukas (riding on right) as the Preakness Stakes entrant goes to the track for a workout at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Mr. Z gets unexpected change in ownership and start in Preakness

With big boost from trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Mr. Z has a new owner and a spot in the Preakness.

1 week ago

Patriots QB Brady appeals four-game NFL suspension

An investigator hired to determine how footballs used by the Patriots were deflated said in his report Brady was aware of the scheme.

1 week ago

 Trainer Bob Baffert walks Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah in the barn after arriving in preparation for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

American Pharoah draws No. 1 post for Preakness

Not a welcome spot for trainer Bob Baffert, with stablemate Dortmund getting the No. 2 position.

1 week ago

 Riding on jets of water, "Tommy Typhoon" Nuttel gives the passengers on the Gateway Clipper Empress a show as he races his Jetorator over the Ohio River today during the news conference announcing this year's EQT Three Rivers Regatta lineup of events.

Three Rivers Regatta will add Formula One power boats, Ferris wheel

The 38th iteration of the event will run from July 3-5.

1 week ago

 Meghan Klingenberg -- The world's calling.

A worldly view: Pine-Richland's Klingenberg took memorable route to World Cup roster

Pine-Richland graduate Meghan Klingenberg’s journey to the U.S. National Team wasn’t always easy, but it was memorable.

2 weeks ago

Biking: Clairton Connector gets high marks from first-time riders

Route between the Great Allegheny Passage and the Montour Trail a vast improvement from previous route.

2 weeks ago

 Sophomore Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville continues to make history in girls javelin.

Connellsville sophomore sets national record for girls in javelin throw

In her only attempt at a WPIAL qualifier, Madison Wiltrout set a national record with a throw of 185 feet, 8 inches.

2 weeks ago

Local auto racing: Engle Jr.'s racing career a winding sprint

Harmony native Ralph Engle Jr. took a hiatus from the track, but is back having fun doing what he loves.

2 weeks ago

 The agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady today suggested the NFL didn't hear the facts before putting together its report stating the Pats deliberately deflated footballs to gain an advantage in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game last January.

Agent for Patriots quarterback Brady says NFL's 'Deflategate' probe flawed

Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the NFL, said Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

2 weeks ago

Pa. dad behind viral Boston Marathon letter under investigation over qualification questions

The reason Mike Rossi's performance fell under scrutiny was fallout from his Boston Marathon experience last month.

2 weeks ago

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao during Saturday's welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Adam Bittner: The 'best sports weekend' really wasn't

From the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to American Pharoah taking the Kentucky Derby, the weekend for the most part fell flat.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Stewart's version of winger sprint cars comes to town

At long last, NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s involvement in the series is producing some results.

3 weeks ago

 California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jockey seeking his third Kentucky Derby win Saturday

Victor Espinoza can join some elite company Saturday if favorite American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Moon girl, 15, advances to Eastern Regional gymnastics meet

Sara Bell will compete for a prestigious gymnastics title at the Level 9 division in Florida next week.

3 weeks ago

 Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez adjusts the dribble of Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah before working out at Churchill Downs Wednesday.

Derby favorite draws No. 18 post

After a few anxious moments during Kentucky Derby draw, owner, trainer of American Pharoah pleased with outside post position.

3 weeks ago

 The Pirates have deployed analytics as a chief means of leveling the playing field with its better-funded opponents.

Adam Bittner: It's time to get more stats into Pittsburgh sports broadcasts

With a data-driven revolution in sports, broadcasts need to catch up to resonate with fans, especially the younger ones.

3 weeks ago

 Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat talks after watching two of his three Kentucky Derby hopefuls, American Pharoah and Mr. Z train at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2015. Zayat will also send out El Kabeir on the first Saturday in May.

Egyptian-born owner of favorite American Pharoah excited for Kentucky Derby

Praise is being heaped on American Pharoah, but Ahmed Zayat says his horse still has a lot to prove.

3 weeks ago

 Meghan Klingenberg, a Pine-Richland High School graduate, wants to help grow the game of soccer in Western Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds to partner with Klingenberg girls' soccer camp

Members of the Riverhounds' coaching staff will also help run the camp, along with some of Klingenberg's U.S. Women’s Soccer teammates.

3 weeks ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at a news conference at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix last month. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all 32 teams pay taxes on their income.

NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

Some members of Congress have criticized the NFL, which generates billions in revenue, for being tax-exempt.

3 weeks ago

 Is it time for the Penguins to part ways with Kris Letang?

Adam Bittner: Trading Penguins' Kris Letang might be a move all sides can support

Should the right opportunity to deal Letang arises, the front office should seriously consider making the move.

3 weeks ago

Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.

4 weeks ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

1 month ago

Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

Pittsburgh offers a robust community for Ultimate Frisbee players of all ages.

1 month ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Keeping tabs on local trails

Summit meetings will provide participants with networking opportunities and updates on the economic benefits trails provide.

1 month ago


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