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 Clara Santucci, who won the women's title in 2014, wants to best her personal record this year in the marathon.

Marathon 2015: Why I Run / Defending champion has more big goals

Clara Santucci won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon last year, but she plans to set the bar even higher this year.

1 day ago

 Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have struggled with injuries throughout the past couple of seasons, including both missing the playoffs in 2011.

Adam Bittner: Penguins shouldn't count on health of four expensive stars

It’s time to evaluate if it’s worth having Crosby, Fleury, Letang and Malking take up almost half of the team’s salary cap space.

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 Bill Hutchinson, right, a Montour graduate, lost a Big Knockout Boxing junior welterweight match to Herbert Acevedo April 4 in Las Vegas.

West Xtra: Montour grad's style fits new boxing discipline

Even though Bill Hutchinson lost in his first try at “Big KNockout Boxing,” promoters are interested in having him fight again.

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 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

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 Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.

3 days ago

 Bethel Park chemistry teacher Hannah Camic intends to run the Pittsburgh Marathon this year after being unable to last year due to complications with her cystic fibrosis

Why I Run: Bethel Park teacher won't be slowed by cystic fibrosis

Hannah Camic has cystic fibrosis and is running in the Pittsburgh Marathon this year, a first for the 31-year-old science teacher.

5 days ago

 Proper care of live baits keeps them active long enough to attract trout. Above, Ray Popp, live bait man­ager at Tackle Un­lim­ited, with a hand­ful of frisky crawl­ers.

Robust, active baits attract more trout

As local anglers prepare for Saturday’s statewide opening of trout season, those who rely on live bait need a process for keeping it alive.

6 days ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Jim Holden's vision of oft-used trails becomes more of a reality

Among his many contributions to area trails, Holden formed the Allegheny Valley Trails Association along with fellow cyclist Dave Howes.

1 week ago

 Len Semplice, who served many roles in district hockey over a career that spanned more than four decades, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

South Xtra: Longtime area hockey 'guru' to be inducted into Western Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Lenny Semplice, who began coaching hockey when he was just 19 years old, will be honored Saturday by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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

Adam Bittner: Rutgers, Maryland exceed Big Ten conference expectations

Just a year into their membership, both schools made some noise in the college football world.

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 Kentucky coach John Calipari yells instructions to his team during its Elite Eight game against Notre Dame.

John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo lead basketball hall of fame class

The Class of 2015 will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 11.

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Odd goal sinks Riverhounds

A controversial call — or perhaps lack thereof — resulted in a goal that stood up as the winner for the Rhinos against the Riverhounds.

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 In 2012, volunteers decked and railed a trestle in New Bethlehem on the Redbank Valley Trail.

Converting rails to trails takes army of volunteers

Jim and Polly Mayuric of Armstrong County have lent a hand and more to Armstrong Trail segment of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

2 weeks ago

 A cyclist rides the Armstrong Trail through Ford City on a chilly, sunny Sunday.

Cyclists look north to progress on the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

Now that the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage is finished, attention is shifting northward to a whole new array of cycling possibilities.

2 weeks ago

Scouting report: Riverhounds vs. Rochester Rhinos

The Riverhounds started their new season with a win in the opener against Harrisburg.

2 weeks ago

Local auto racing: March Meet always a thrilling start to drag race season

First held in 1959 by the Smokers Inc. (formerly the Bakersfield Coupe and Roadster Club), the event has become a must-see in the sport.

2 weeks ago

 Atlanta Braves' Francisco Cabrera gets the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to down the Pittsburgh Pirates and take the National League pennant in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.

Adam Bittner: Changing Pittsburgh sports history with one play

Adam Bittner takes a look at the outcome of one play in local sports over the past 25 years.

2 weeks ago

 Will Jaromir Jagr's mane emerge victorious?

Cast your vote for the most iconic hair in Pittsburgh sports

Round 2 is underway for the real bracket fun: Vote on which athletes should advance to the next round.

2 weeks ago

 Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Pittsburgh native at forefront of Cleveland Cavaliers' success

Len Komoroski, president of the Cavaliers, is a man in the middle of a busy city — and he just so happens to be a North Catholic graduate.

2 weeks ago

Hat trick leads Riverhounds win in 2015 opener

Pittsburgh’s USL Pro team finished last season 11th out of 14 with a 9-5-14 record but opened 2015 with a win.

2 weeks ago

 This season, the Riverhounds will have to replace the production of Jose Angulo, who scored 23 goals over the past two years.

New coach, style for Riverhounds

The team is still in the process of emerging from bankruptcy, and hired a new coach after missing the playoffs in 2014.

3 weeks ago

New-look Riverhounds kick off season tonight

A new coach will lead a retooled Riverhounds roster into their soccer season opener today against Harrisburg at Highmark Stadium.

3 weeks ago

Adam Bittner: Argument to ban designated hitter as strong as ever

The debate about whether to bring the DH over to the National League resumed in earnest this month.

3 weeks ago


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