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Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 3.4.15

Penguins, Pirates and Steelers discussion all on the menu for this week’s chat.

about 9 hours ago


 Chukky Okobi went to Purdue and played for the Steelers from 2001-06.

Court says ex-Steeler Okobi entitled to worker's compensation benefits from team

Mr. Okobi filed a claim in 2009 alleging he should be compensated after sustaining a herniated disc in summer 2006.

about 8 hours ago


Pitt falls to Miami, 67-63, on senior night

Miami spoiled the occasion by beating Pitt and virtually ended the Panthers' hopes of gaining an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

50 minutes ago


Senior Lucky Jones keeps Colonials moving forward into NEC tournament semifinal

Robert Morris advances to the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals with a 91-68 victory against Wagner at Sewall Center.

about 2 hours ago


 Pedro Alvarez hits a three run homer against the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin Florida.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 3.4.15

With spring training in full swing, Bill takes your questions on the Pirates.

about 10 hours ago


 From the archives: In this Jan. 19, 1979, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Steelers arrive at a Pittsburgh airport after winning the NFL football Super Bowl. Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Steelers, died on June 13, 2014. He was 82.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 03.04.15

This week’s questions cover the draft, the franchise tag and any scenarios that would include Troy Polamalu returning for another year.

about 10 hours ago


 Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin throws his mask and makes play against the Pirates on Tuesday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.

Russell Martin says Pirates did all they could to sign him

Russell Martin is excited about playing in his native Canada with the Blue Jays and looks back on his time with the Pirates.

about 23 hours ago


  Penguins' defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) reaches for the puck during the first period of a game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

Ian Cole, Ben Lovejoy must find a partner and role with Penguins

It isn’t clear how the Penguins will use new defensemen Ben Lovejoy and Ian Cole.

about 23 hours ago


Obituary: Ed Modzelewski -- 1/13/1929 – 2/27/2015

Ed Modzelewski, the Steelers’ first-round draft choice in 1952, died Friday at age 86 of heart failure in Sedona, Arizona.

about 8 hours ago


 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Senators Mark Borowiecki in the third period of a December game  at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff's concussion-like symptoms return

Penguins defenseman Chrisitan Ehrhoff has had a relapse in concussion-like symptoms.

about 23 hours ago


 Pitt's Cameron Wright celebrates near the end of his team's win over Notre Dame on Jan. 31 at the Petersen Events Center.

Ron Cook: Pitt senior guard displays Wright stuff on and off court

Panthers senior guard Cameron Wright is a standout off the court, too, excelling in the classroom all five years at Pitt.

about 23 hours ago


 Pitt's Derrick Randall grabs a rebound against North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson in the first half Saturday, February 14, 2015  at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt seniors look to avoid NIT fate

Though Pitt’s seniors could return to Petersen Events Center in an NIT game, they hope that won’t be the case.

about 23 hours ago


 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones passes the ball off against Wagner in the first half Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Sewall Center.

Robert Morris star Jones doesn't consider himself 'Lucky'

Robert Morris senior Lucky Jones overcame personal tragedies to lead the Colonials, and now he hopes to carry them to the postseason.

about 4 hours ago


 Ray Vinopal runs the pro shuttle drill during Pitt Pro Day at the team's South Side complex Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Ray Vinopal impresses at Pitt football pro day

Pitt senior Ray Vinopal was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but he wowed scouts Tuesday at Pitt’s pro day.

about 23 hours ago


Shaler scores 7 goals to overcome North Hills hat trick

Austin Martz scored three goals to lead Shaler to a 7-4 victory against North Hills in the first round of the PIHL Class AA playoffs.

about 23 hours ago


Youthful Lady Lions seeking growth as Big Ten tournament begins

With the worst record in Coquese Washington’s eight-year Penn State tenure, the Lady Lions head to the conference tournament.

about 23 hours ago


 Duquesne's Dominique McKoy drives to the net against Saint Joseph's Isaiah Miles in the first half Wednesday night, January 7, 2015.

Duquesne's lone senior Dominique McKoy pushes for strong ending to college career

Dukes senior forward Dominique McKoy is looking to end his college career on a high note.

about 23 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Much ado about Kang

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 17 hours ago


WPIAL wrestlers seek strong finish in PIAAs

Local standouts such as Franklin Regional’s Michael Kemerer, Devin Brown and Spencer Lee look to continue their success at the state level.

about 23 hours ago


 Mike Adams, seen at Heinz Field in the Steelers' lone 2015 playoff game, filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay.

Steelers' Adams files civil suit against three men acquitted of attacking him

Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay were found not guilty of aggravated assault and attempted homicide in an April jury trial.

about 6 hours ago


 Chicago White Sox outfielder Orestes "Minnie" Minoso poses in batting position at Al Lopez Field in Tampa, Fla.

Obituary: Minnie Minoso / Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star

The seemingly ageless “Cuban Comet” helped clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers

1 day ago


 Robert Morris' Marcquise Reed gets a shot up against Wagner in the first half Feb. 26 at the Sewall Center.

Robert Morris freshman Reed takes home top NEC rookie honors

Junior guard Rodney Pryor and senior forward Lucky Jones joined Reed on the Second Team.

1 day ago


 Beef Wheat Berry Stew

The Pittsburgh Marathon is in eight weeks: Are you Marathon Ready?

Welcome to our training section. Week five is about beginning the building process.

1 day ago


 From the archives: Ryan Clark takes out Willis McGahee in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Jan. 18, 2009 at Heinz Field  Sunday night. McGahee was hospitalized on the play.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 3.3.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers and what the offseason portends for them.

1 day ago


 The Pirates Jung Ho Kang bats during the Black and Gold game at McKechnie Field Monday in Bradenton, Florida.

Kang sees first game action in Pirates scrimmage

Newcomer plays shortstop and is hitless in one at-bat in his first appearance with the Pirates; Hart out after needing stitches in his foot.

1 day ago


 Beef Wheat Berry Stew.

Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat Berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.

1 day ago


 Bobbie Jo Wendel leads her "Begin to Win" running group along Beaver Street in Sewickley as they start their Sunday morning run.

Marathon Ready: A race entered to support her mom turns novice on to her running prowess

After shedding 180 pounds, Bobbi Jo Wendel trains for her first full marathon in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 Brianna Kiesel receives a pass as Virginia Tech's Vanessa Panousis defends her during a game on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt won, 53-35.

Pitt's Brianna Kiesel earns first-team All-ACC honors

Panthers point guard Brianna Kiesel capped off a remarkable senior year by making the All-ACC first team.

1 day ago


 The Steelers have opted not to use a tag on Jason Worilds, shown here celebrating a sack against the Browns at Heinz Field in September.

To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag.

1 day ago


 Paul Maholm during his days as a Pittsburgh Pirate.

Ex-Pirate Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds’ depleted rotation

Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation.

2 days ago


 Patric Hornqvist dives into the net as the puck gets by Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney on a shot by Evgeni Malkin for a power play goal in the second period Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Power play returns to top form for Penguins

After slumping in February, the power play has scored at least one goal in the past four games, a good harbinger for the playoffs.

1 day ago


 Pitt coach Jamie Dixon on his team's NCAA tournament chances after Sunday's loss: "We have to get to 10 ACC wins, nine is what some people say, but 10 is what we need to do."

Paul Zeise's Pitt basketball chat transcript: 3.3.15

Paul takes your questions on the Panthers -- who have plenty of questions themselves heading into the postseason.

1 day ago


 Pitt's James Robinson, center, drives between Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre, left, and Konstantinos Mitoglou during the first half of Sunday's game in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Latest loss has Pitt down, but not without hope

Crushing loss Sunday to Wake Forest knocks Panthers down a peg, but they are still optimistic that they can finish strongly.

1 day ago


 Acquiring Ben Lovejoy was the right move, Bob Smizik writes.

Bob Smizik: Penguins rising, Panthers falling

Pittsburgh’s two most popular winter sports teams are moving in opposite directions.

1 day ago


 Former Penguins player Robert Bortuzzo is congratulated on his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes by then-teammate Zach Sill in November. The Penguins traded both players in hopes of making a Stanley Cup run, but at the cost of draft picks also.

Adam Bittner: Penguins’ trade deadline deals contradict ownership’s words on draft

The organization continues to press forward with an old strategy of mortgaging the future to win now.

1 day ago


 Jordan Serio, a sophomore, plays basketball for her mother, head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio at the University of Pittsburgh. They share a moment after practice on Wednesday.

Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio named Naismith Trophy semifinalist

In just her second year with the Panthers, McConnell-Serio has guided the women's basketball team to a surprising 19-10 overall record.

1 day ago


 Vance Worley throws in the bullpen Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.

Vance Worley ready to compete in second season with Pirates

Right-hander has a renewed mindset as he fights for a starting spot in his first spring with the Pirates.

2 days ago


 Jung Ho Kang participates in sliding drills Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang's adjustment continues with alacrity

Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang hopes to prove his power will translate from Korean baseball to the major leagues.

2 days ago


 Carlow men’s basketball coach Tim Keefer: “I’m not the best coach for this job, but I’m probably the best guy for this job.”

Carlow men's basketball team endures growing pains in first year

Coach Tim Keefer and members of the Carlow men’s basketball team reflect on a challenging first season of competition in the NAIA.

2 days ago


Pitt women rally for victory on senior day

Star guard Brianna Kiesel was the focal point going into Pitt’s senior day, and not much changed once the game started.

2 days ago


Kentucky standout high school wrestler headed to Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

Austin Meyers, who will wrestle in college at West Virginia, will take part in the tournament March 15.

2 days ago


 The Steelers Jason Worilds intercepts a pass Nov. 2 against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Steelers pass on tags for Worilds

Outside linebacker can enter free agency next Tuesday; Steelers also release wide receiver Lance Moore.

2 days ago


 The Penguins reacquired Ben Lovejoy Monday in a trade that sent Simon Despres to the Anaheim Ducks.

Penguins GM adds considerable experience to corps of defensemen

Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy will join the blue line, but the deals cost the Penguins their biggest hitters – Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo.

2 days ago


 Robert Morris junior Rodney Pryor throws down a dunk against Saint Francis (N.Y.) during an RMU home game in January.

RMU's Pryor earns NEC player of the week honors again

The junior guard helped the Colonials secure a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NEC tournament.

2 days ago


 Steelers great Donnie Shell at his induction ceremony to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Famed Steeler Donnie Shell enshrined in Black College Football Hall of Fame

Shell and the late L.C. Greenwood were honored in Atlanta as standout graduates of historically black colleges.

2 days ago


 St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole checks Edmonton Oilers' Derek Roy during a game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Cole was acquired today by the Penguins in a trade.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.2.15

Seth discusses the moves the Penguins made today at the trading deadline.

2 days ago


 Antonio Brown celebrates with fans after beating the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in December.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 3.2.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers’ offseason maneuvers.

2 days ago


 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save in front of the Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen in the second period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Of all Penguins stars, Marc-Andre Fleury has shined brightest

With another sterling effort in a 5-3 win Sunday against Columbus, Marc-Andre Fleury keeps proving his rank among the NHL’s top goaltenders.

2 days ago


 Jordy Mercer and Jung Ho Kang take turns fielding ground balls during workouts in Bradenton in February.

Bob Smizik: Not much decided in spring training

A caller to the ‘Bob Pompeani Show’ Saturday proclaimed that Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer would be under 'a lot of pressure,’ during

2 days ago


 Christian Ehrhoff

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff scratched again

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was scratched before Sunday’s 5-3 home win against the Blue Jackets as the Penguins followed team protocol.

2 days ago



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