The feisty Penguins, not the Senators, had the look of a team on the brink of elimination in Game 5.
Daniel Alfredsson's controversial comment about the Senators' slim chances to win the series came true after all.
Known more for some controversial plays, Matt Cooke is playing perhaps the best hockey of his career for the Penguins this postseason.
His unexpected heavy work load in the postseason doesn't bother Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun.
The Pirates' loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night ended their four-game winning streak.
Two Washington County bridges will remove another gap in bike trail
Allegheny College softball team finishes successful season a game short of Division III World Series.
Mon Valley native and military veteran Sam Vasquez will headline a Saturday boxing card at the Rostraver Ice Garden.
Previewing the Power's home game tonight at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins will play Boston or the New York Rangers for the right to go to the Stanley Cup final.
The Pitt baseball team topped Seton Hall in thrilling fashion to advance to the semifinals of the Big East championships.
Pirates notebook: Bullpen leads majors in ERA, is second in innings pitched.
Spartans standout Maddie Holmberg just missed a gold medal in the long jump at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships.
Penguins beat Senators, 6-1
Steelers will let freshly signed veteran Brian Moorman compete with second-year punter Drew Butler
A number of speedways in the area will offer a plethora of attractions this Labor Day weekend, including the return of the Big Block Modifie
The offensive tackle is working toward becoming the quarterback's premier bodyguard, protecting his blind side.
Alayna Astuto was perfect as she helped the Big Macs blank Hempfield, 5-0, and advance to the Class AAA championship.
The Panthers fell to the Irish, 5-3, in the second round of the conference playoffs; former PSU QB Bench transfers to South Florida.
With a 3-1 series lead, the Penguins have the opportunity to finish a playoff series at home for the first time since 2008.
A roundup of what's biting on the region's waterways.
In 2010, the Seton-LaSalle boys lacrosse team won just one game and got beat in a scrimmage, 30-1. Four years later, they're champions.
Alfredsson's comments don't have Penguins resting easy
In a game featuring two lightning delays and plenty of scoring, Shaler Area rallied to defeat Chartiers Valley, 15-14.
After a sluggish start, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen's game has blossomed this month.
Coach Dan Bylsma served his team well when it needed him most in the first two rounds of the playoffs
It's not often that an athletic program can legitimately be referred to as a dynasty.
The shift from pitcher to hitter has improved Stetson Allie's mental approach to baseball and rescued his pro career with the Pirates.
Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs and scored another Thursday at PNC Park to move to a 29-18 record this season.
The game at Heinz Field will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and be broadcast on the ACC Network.
Those signing contracts include wide receiver Markus Wheaton, cornerback Terry Hawthorne and wide receiver Justin Brown.
Wide receiver Markus Wheaton and cornerback Terry Hawthorne agreed to four-year deals.
Nelson Westwood had a triple as the Quakers defeated Deer Lakes, 4-0, Tuesday in the WPIAL Class AA baseball semifinals.
It had been 15 years since two undefeated teams met so deep into the WPIAL softball season.
Brianna Schwartz had always favored basketball. Distance racing was a distant second on her list of favorite sports.
Pitcher Francisco Liriano continued his dominance since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, striking out nine batters.
They can secure a spot in the Eastern Conference final with a victory in Game 5 at 7:38 p.m. tomorrow at Consol Energy Center.
For the first time since 1998, Beaver has secured a spot in the WPIAL softball playoffs.
A tennis doubles team representing Blackhawk High School will compete in this weekend's state tournament in Hershey.
Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough adds to her impressive high school athletic resume by winning two WPIAL track and field championships.
One would have to pardon the Beaver baseball team while it sits back and enjoys a senior moment.
Two-time defending champ Seneca Valley, North Allegheny meet again, this time for WPIAL Class AAAA title.
Preseason No. 1 Deer Lakes finishes regular season unbeaten behind veteran group of familiar faces.
The tight end still is not sure when he will return to active duty after a severe knee injury ended his 2012 season.
Top-seeded Mt. Lebanon, No. 2 North Allegheny collide in WPIAL Division I boys lacrosse championship.
Hempfield falls in WPIAL semifinals, but looks to regroup with PIAA berth on the line.
Mt. Lebanon will vie for the WPIAL Division I boys lacrosse title tonight when it meets North Allegheny.
With WPIAL gold now in hand, North Allegheny sprinter Kyle Shivetts shifts his focus to the PIAA championships.
Risk pays off with productive season for Serra Catholic softball team.
With WPIAL titles now secured, Springdale's Emily Lelis sets sights on PIAA championships.
Washington's Shai McKenzie is a hot name on the college football recruiting trail, but he's also a standout in track and field.
Pitcher/outfielder Adam Fredley has been a key player for the Deer Lakes baseball team.
Billy Stanley won a PIAA championship last year in the javelin throw -- this year he is the Big Ten champ at Ohio State.
Penguins notebook: Sutter hopes to rediscover his knack for winning faceoffs on a consistent basis sooner than later.
It was singles play that ultimately doomed Shady Side and Sewickley at the PIAA team tennis tournaments last weekend.
Mt. Lebanon freshman Kelsey Potts got a good look at a record-setting performance at her first WPIAL track championship meet last week.
Young Obama Academy volleyball team gains experience in a hurry en route to second City title in a row.
The Penguins are too strong and too loaded for the Ottawa Senators, and proved it with a 7-3 victory in Game 4, Cook writes.
After early miscue, power play rights itself, turns out be big factor in win.
Area high school players show off talents in front of college coaches at first combine at Hempfield.
Gateway senior thrower Anthony Bauccio's road to the winner's platform has been a long and hard-fought one.
Hempfield sophomore Maddie Holmberg captures WPIAL gold, now sets sights on PIAA championships.
Penguins beat Senators, 7-3
Matt Haupt, a senior, became the first male athlete at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart to win a gold medal at the WPIAL championships.
Hopewell will take on undefeated South Park in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game Tuesday.
Francisco Liriano said he worked hard this offseason to perfect a tweak in his delivery.
Pitt (41-15) defeated St. John's, 10-2, in the first round of the baseball championship in Florida.
Undefeated South Park has a big challenge on its hands as it prepares for the WPIAL Class AAA baseball championship game.
Mt. Lebanon junior Peter Hazlett, the runner-up at the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament, will by out to earn state honors this weekend.
After winning the WPIAL championship in the high jump last week, Ambridge's India McCoy is in pursuit of her first state title.
Wilkinsburg grad and former Latrobe coach Tom Harbert inducted into the Pennsylvania wrestling hall of fame.
A heavy helping of Pirates and Penguins discussion in this week's online forum.
A team of 12 players will be chosen from the 24 invited to a June training camp in Colorado Springs.
Our Lady of Sacred Heart and pitcher Preston Falascino slipped past California to earn the school's first Class A final appearance.
The grand slam put the exclamation mark on an 11-batter, five-run sixth inning, before which the Pirates had just one hit on the night.
The Tigers' balanced lineup chipped away and pitcher Mitch Machi tossed a two-hitter to shut out Hempfield, 3-0.
The Chicago Cubs no longer buck the trend, and, like the Pirates, are signing top young players to long-term contracts earlier than before.
Undefeated South Park got the only run it needed in the first and advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA title game.
Pitt baseball coach Joe Jordano and eight players take home top honors in the conference; Penn State men's basketball loses an assistant.
The Panthers' NCAA tournament invitation could hinge on their showing in the Big East tournament, starting today.
North Allegheny is back for another championship game appearance in Class AAA in WPIAL boys volleyball.
The Penguins' Paul Martin overcomes horrible 2011-12 season to return to his role as a versatile and stellar defenseman.
Former Beaver Falls star Sheldon Jeter won't be allowed to transfer to Pitt if Commodores coach Kevin Stallings has his way.
Jussi Jokinen's faceoff skills could prompt his return to the ice tonight for the Penguins.
James Neal's playoff scoring drought does not bother him or his Penguins teammates much -- at least not yet.
The latest bill from Penn State shows the costs connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal topping $44.4 million.
The Senators' Chris Neil was not happy with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik's late-game hit Sunday in Game 3.
Safety Troy Polamalu hopes a different offseason regimen ends the long run of scar tissue problems in his right leg.
Jose Contreras went on the bereavement list Friday after a death in his family.
NFL owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game.
The sports media company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated, but said the cuts would allow them to "smartly manage costs."
The Beaver Falls High graduate played his freshman season at Vanderbilt but said Friday that he was transfering to a school closer to home
Pitt will play two of Houston, Stanford and Texas Tech in the 2013 Legends Classic set for Nov. 25 and 26 at the Barclays Center.
University's growth has paralleled basketball program's success.
Senators accept the responsibility of being the last Canadian team standing.
Six teams in the WPIAL baseball semifinals are entering unfamiliar territory.
The 8-8 mark has players prepared to get back to work, starting with spring practices.
Travis Snider knows all too well the meaning of loss. And his most painful ones have nothing to do with any game he has played on a field.
Second-seeded Latrobe earned a first-round bye in the WPIAL Class AAAA softball playoffs.
Ron Cook writes that Vokoun's performance in Game 3, and his composure after a tough loss show he's still the man for the net-minder job.