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 The Schwab Auditorium made from buff-colored brick is named for Bethlehem Steel Corp. founder Charles M. Schwab and was completed in 1903, according to the school's web site.

One injured in Penn State balcony collapse

Part of a balcony overhang fell inside Schwab Auditorium as 500 people attended an event for prospective engineering students.

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 The Steelers' Tyler Murphy signs autographs after afternoon workouts.

Steeler fans still get their kicks at Saint Vincent workouts

The beginning of this year’s training camp marks the 50th anniversary the team has held practices at the Latrobe site.

about 21 hours ago


 Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum signs autographs after afternoon workouts at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

With an uncertain future, Steelers' Beachum is 'here to play football'

Left tackle Kelvin Beachum is not concerned with his contract status heading into this season.

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 Esther McNeal, 93, of Harrison City, meets Pirates manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday's game Sunday at PNC Park. With Mrs. McNeal are granddaughter Cindy Shtur of San Diego and Ms. Shtur’s parents, Jane and Michael Shtur of Harrison City.

First game in 50 years worth the wait for longtime Pirates fan

The family of 93-year-old Pirates fan Esther McNeal planned a day at the ballgame, her first at PNC Park.

about 21 hours ago


Iceoplex adding safety line to prevent head, neck injuries

Iceoplex at Southpointe hockey arena will be installing a new safety feature, called a Look-Up Line, to help prevent board-related injuries.

about 21 hours ago


Art Rooney speaks on Bell hearing, Super Bowl bid

The Steelers president said he hasn’t heard from the NFL about when it would have a hearing on running back Le’Veon Bell’s suspension.

about 21 hours ago


 Class AAA Indianapolis pitcher Casey Sadler is now a part of the Pirates' list of injured potential replacement starters.

Pirates notebook: Sadler's season likely finished

The Pirates pitching depth took another hit when Casey Sadler got an injection that could end his season.

about 21 hours ago


 Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown stretches during afternoon workout  at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 7.27.15

Training camp is underway and Ray takes your questions on the Steelers prospects for 2015.

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 Gregory Polanco is mobbed after hitting the winning single in the 10th inning July 12 against the Cardinals, one of the many big plays the Pirates right fielder had made this month.

Ron Cook: Hurdle's belief in Polanco is paying off

The Pirates right fielder was struggling entering this month, but his manager’s encouraging words have made a difference.

about 21 hours ago


 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

U.S. drops Boston's embattled bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

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 In Jeff Locke's past eight starts, his ERA is 2.53.

Bob Smizik: And the Pirates' next move is . . . ?

General manager Neal Huntington said on his radio show that the trading for Aramis Ramirez, are not necessarily through dealing.

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 The Pirates' Chris Stewart scores against the Nationals' Wilson Ramos in the third inning.

Pirates beat Nationals, 3-1, for series win

Gerrit Cole pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Neil Walker homered to help the Pirates hold off Washington.

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United States of Archery: Bows and arrows more popular than ever

The years of archery being practiced only by bearded men ripened by the outdoors is behind us.

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 Given his age and list of accomplishments, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is on pace for a Hall of Fame career.

Ron Cook: Despite some lost pieces, the Steelers' core remains

With Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward and Mike Tomlin all signing extensions, the Steelers’ future looks bright.

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 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown center, talks with reporters after he arrives for training camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa

Steelers hoping Brady, others can play in season opener

The team reported to training camp Saturday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, preparing for the Sept. 10 opener against the Pats.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shouts signals Sunday during drills at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers offense may be better than record-breaking '14 season

After scoring a franchise-high 436 points last season, the team’s goal is to score at least 30 points a game in this one.

about 23 hours ago


 Pirates third baseman Aramis Ramirez talks with teammates at batting practice Saturday before the team's game against the Nationals.

Aramis Ramirez returns to team where it all started

Ramirez is happy to return to the team that gave him an opportunity and for the chance to play for a World Series.

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Pirates notebook: Radhames Liz might return to mix

Right-hander has a 1.36 ERA in 33 innings since his demotion to Class AAA Indianapolis and is a candidate to make a spot start if needed.

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Passion defend IWFL title

The Pittsburgh Passion edged the Utah Falconz on Saturday to win their second Independent Women’s Football League title in a row.

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 Clint Hurdle gets tangled with New York Yankees third baseman Graig Nettles during a game in the 1978 American League Championship Series.

Clint Hurdle will always have a Royal soft spot

The trip to Kansas City brought back a lot of memories — and a lot of old friends — for the Pirates manager

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 The pack passes through a tunnel during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

Paris has been on edge since double attacks in January by Islamic extremists on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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 Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles during the final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, today.

Briton Froome lands second Tour de France title

It was Team Sky's third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

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 How much longer are the Pirates going to continue to allow Arquimedes Caminero to enhance the batting averages of opposing players?

Bob Smizik: About the back end of the bullpen

How much longer are the Pirates going to continue to allow Arquimedes Caminero to toss home-run balls?

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 It was likely an Ohio lamprey that sunk its suckers into this 20-inch channel catfish, released Wednesday by John Force of the North Side while fishing on the North Shore with Venture Outdoors’ TriAnglers.

Outdoors notebook: Perch, walleye harder to find in high, cool Lake Erie

As the Great Lakes grow greater in volume, the new depths and temperatures are impacting the fishing.

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Wildlife: Glaciers caused ground squirrel diversity

On a recent trip to New Mexico, I was perplexed by the disparity of ground squirrel species diversity between the East and West.

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 Pitt running back James Conner led the Panthers' rushing unit last season, but only five receptions.

Pitt running back Conner wants bigger role in passing game this year

James Conner was ACC Player of the Year last season, but only had five receptions. He’s aiming become a bigger receiving threat this season.

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 Central Catholic defensive back Damar Hamlin had a steadying hand in the Vikings staunch defense last season.

High School Notebook: WPIAL recruit Hamlin still has busy summer

Damar Hamlin, the highly touted defensive back from Central Catholic, has traveled throughout the country for camps and college visits.

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After concussion, Rodgers just glad to play in West Penn Open last week

Dan Rodgers couldn’t play golf for almost a month after getting struck in the head a with ball. The West Penn Open marked his return.

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Gene Collier: Baseball in the 21st century is filled with advertisements

The amount of product placement in baseball today prevents fans from fully enjoying the game.

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 The Pirates' Aug. 23 game time change caused the Steelers to move their game up.

Pirates, Steelers swap Aug. 23 game times

The Pirates will now play the Giants at 8 p.m. at PNC Park, while the Steelers face off against the Packers at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.

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Biking: Local duo makes niche that pays off

Veteran bicyclists Mary Shaw and Roy Weil created the Trail Volunteer Fund in 2007 to help establish, maintain and increase volunteers.

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 A.J. Burnett Burnett allowed 11 hits against the Nationals Saturday at PNC Park.

Burnett buckling of late

During A.J. Burnett’s outing Saturday night the hits came in droves leading to a Pirates loss to the Washington Nationals, 9-3, at PNC Park.

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 Reserve offensive tackle Mike Adams had a back procedure done on July 20.

Steelers start training camp with five players injured

Adams, Gradkowski, Pouncey, Lemon, and Golson are on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of injuries.

2 days ago


 Kevin Colbert

Steelers sign general manager Colbert through 2018

“Kevin’s work and footprint on our football operations have been a key factor in our success,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said.

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 Le'Veon Bell said that “I have no idea” why an appeal has not yet been heard and said he did not know if his agent and/or lawyers had even filed one yet.

Steelers' Bell says his suspension appeal has not yet been heard by NFL

Le’Veon Bell was suspended three games as the result of an arrest last August as he was driving with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount.

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 The Pirates' Brent Morel was designated for assignment.

Pirates designate infielder Morel for assignment

The move makes room for Aramis Ramirez, acquired by the Pirates Thursday from the Brewers.

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 Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen

Jarvis Jones, Ryan Shazier, Cortez Allen, Shamarko Thomas key to Steelers improvement on defense

The Steelers hope four young players can make their defense better in a hurry.

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 Trystin Ingram, 9, from Homewood, works out with Pitt's Tony Pilato and Calvin Hamilton at a football clinic Friday at the Mel Blount Youth Home in Claysville.

Pitt freshman class bonds while helping at Mel Blount Youth Home

Panthers freshman football players work with at-risk kids at Mel Blount Youth Home.

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 Pirates relief pitcher Arquimedes Caminero pitches against the Giants during a June 2 game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Pirates notebook: Caminero's delivery not what it was earlier in season

Arquimedes Caminero needs to rediscover his best delivery to create angle on his pitches.

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 Jamaican goalkeeper Ryan Thompson has led the Reggae Boyz to the Gold Cup final against Mexico.

Jamaica's Ryan Thompson represents Riverhounds on international stage

Goalkeeper Ryan Thompson started for Jamaica in a surprising Gold Cup semifinal win against the United States.

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 Olympic hopeful Tika Hemingway shadow boxes at the Pittsburgh Boxing Club in Overbrook.

Brackenridge boxer Tika Hemingway close to realizing Olympic dreams

Tika Hemingway has two more major events to go before solidifying her spot on Team USA.

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Defending champion Passion confident heading into title game

The Pittsburgh Passion could take home back-to-back titles and extend its undefeated streak to 22 games.

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 Coach Ted Mrkonja watches boxers spar at the Pittsburgh Boxing Club in Overbrook.

Coaches make Pittsburgh Boxing Club a destination for fighters

Ted Mrkonja and John Brunick volunteer most of their free time to training a diverse range of boxers.

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 Former Steelers coach Chuck Noll observes his players during training camp in 1975.

Steelers faithful: 50 years at Saint Vincent

Benedictine monks opened their campus up to The Chief and his team in the 1960s and it has been a perfect fit every since.

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 Pedro Alvarez celebrates at home plate after hitting a two-run homer against the Nationals in the second inning at PNC Park Friday night.

Pirates pound Scherzer for win against Nationals, 7-5

Pedro Alvarez, Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker all homered, helping the Pirates (56-40) overcome an uneven start from Jeff Locke.

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 Evgeni Malkin and then Penguins assistant coach Tom Fitzgerald celebrate after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.

Penguins assistant GM joins Shero in New Jersey

The Penguins lose former assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald to the New Jersey Devils.

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 Tyler Boyd was suspended from the football team for about a month after his arrest, coach Pat Narduzzi said this week

Pitt's Boyd enters court program for DUI charges

Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd could have his charges expunged if he successfully completes Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

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Pitt lands verbal commitment from Ohio defensive end

Bryce Hargrove is the fourth defensive player to join the Panthers' 2016 class, and first defensive lineman.

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 Jung Ho Kang watches as teammate Jordy Mercer collides with Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Milwaukee. Gomez was out on the play and Mercer left the game on a cart.

Pirates notebook: Mercer talks to Brewers' Gomez, sees no need for retaliation

Injured Jordy Mercer discusses his phone call with Carlos Gomez, his thoughts on Gomez’s slide and the Pirates’ lack of retaliation.

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 Aramis Ramirez is back with the Pirates after getting traded to the Cubs in 2003.

Ron Cook: Ramirez might be just what the Pirates need

It has been 12 years since Aramis Ramirez last played for the Pirates, but he can still provide the power the team’s lineup needs.

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