Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talks to the media during his weekly press conference at the Steelers South Side training facility on Oct. 13, 2015.

Tomlin had the courage of his convictions on final play call

Tomlin never hesitated on his last play call that led to Le’Veon Bell’s winning 1-yard run.

43 minutes ago

 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell scores the game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers as the Steelers won despite major officiating errors.

Bell does NFL big favor with his buzzer-beating touchdown

Bell takes NFL off the hook for officiating errors relating to clock and incorrect whistles.

43 minutes ago

Penguins notebook: Former Wheeling goalie now a backup in Montreal

Two years ago, Canadiens backup goaltender Mike Condon was playing for the Wheeling Nailers.

43 minutes ago

 The Steelers didn't hesitate to put the ball in Le'Veon Bell's hands with the game on the line, and his final stretch to confirm the 1-yard touchdown run made coach Mike Tomlin look good.

Ron Cook: Bell made last play call look good, just like Steelers expected him to do.

Steelers coaches, players had no doubts or fears about giving Bell the ball on final play with game on the line.

43 minutes ago

Cubs fan seeks response from city for officer's actions

The attorney for Dimitri Mitalas has not decided if he will sue Pittsburgh over the officer’s actions during last week’s Pirates-Cubs game.

43 minutes ago

 After a five-game stretch at Beaver Stadium, Penn State is back on the road in a daunting test against top-ranked Ohio State.

Penn State notebook: Communication is key for rowdy road test vs. No. 1 Ohio State

From the running backs to kicker and more, coach James Franklin hit on several topics at his Tuesday news conference.

43 minutes ago

Pitt looks to neutralize cut blocks against Georgia Tech

Pitt’s defensive line is preparing for the unpleasant task of going against Georgia Tech’s cut blocks Saturday in Atlanta.

43 minutes ago

Players, coaches suspended for games this week

Two coaches and 13 players from New Castle, one player from Central Valley were penalized for pregame fight last week.

43 minutes ago

 West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Skyler Howard looks to run during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Milan Puskar Stadium.

QB Howard comes under fire as productions dwindles in consecutive losses

West Virginia’s past two games, both losses, have cast doubt on quarterback Skyler Howard and his declining production.

43 minutes ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury sprawls on the ice to stop a shot by Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher in the second period Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins remain winless after home opener loss to Canadiens, 3-2

The Penguins lost their third consecutive game to start the season following a 3-2 loss to Montreal at Consol Energy Center Tuesday night.

about 3 hours ago

 Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero (47) and relief pitcher Hector Rondon (56) celebrate after winning Game 4 in baseball's National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 6-4.

Cubs beat Cardinals, 6-4, to win NL Division Series

The Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, beating St. Louis Tuesday to win the NL Division Series.

about 3 hours ago

 Bill Mazeroski heads for home plate after hitting a game winning home run in the 9th inning in 1960.

1960 World Series: Pirates vs. Yankees, 55 years later

In Pittsburgh, on Oct. 13, 1960, at 3:36 p.m., all hell broke loose.

1 day ago

 The Steelers' Martavis Bryant hauls in a pass from Ben Roethlisberger during a preseason game in August.

Steelers activate WR Martavis Bryant

To make room for Bryant on the roster, the Steelers released safety Ross Ventrone.

about 8 hours ago

 Antwon Blake intercepts a pass and takes it in for the touchdown Monday against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

Gene Collier: Defense came alive after figuring out Gates was playing

A swarming, attacking, menacing defensive operation enabled the balky offense to finally deliver the Steelers’ third win this season.

about 23 hours ago

 Pitt defensive back Jordan Whitehead makes a catch a practice on the South Side.

Pitt freshman Whitehead already showing his value despite 'mistakes'

The Central Valley safety leads the Panthers in tackles and had a game-high 12 on Saturday against Virginia.

about 10 hours ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he is over the mistake and did not wish to dwell on it today.

NFL admits clock error in Steelers-Chargers game

An incorrect start caused the clock to run from 2:56 to 2:38 before the Steelers snapped the ball late in the game.

about 12 hours ago

 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stiff arms the Chargers' Jimmy Wilson to pick up a first down in the second quarter Monday night.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Chargers

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers after Monday night's game against San Diego.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Terrish Webb breaks up a rare Georgia Tech pass in last season's game against the Yellow Jackets at Heinz Field.

Pitt notebook: Panthers prepare for triple option

Pitt is preparing for a unique week of practice with Georgia Tech’s triple option on deck.

1 day ago

 The Penguins look to get their offense going in tonight's home opener. But they will have to do it against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.

Penguins hope home ice will help them regain scoring ways

The Penguins have scored one goal through two games, and it won’t get easier with Montreal goalie Carey Price coming to town.

1 day ago

 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant was on the field and worked out before Monday's game, but was not activated to play against the Chargers.

Steelers notebook: No roster move is made to activate receiver Bryant

Martavis Bryant was eligible to return from his four-game suspension Monday night, but the Steelers had him wait another week.

about 23 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Mike Vick breaks away from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram in the first quarter Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Ron Cook: Stunningly, Vick trumps Rivers to help Steelers escape with victory

The play of Mike Vick wasn’t why the Steelers won at San Diego, but his late heroics were enough to outdo the Chargers’ veteran quarterback.

about 23 hours ago

 The Steelers' Antwon Blake intercepts a pass and takes it in for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers Monday night.

Gerry Dulac's two-minute drill: Steelers vs. Chargers

Le'Veon Bell gets the game for scoring the winning touchdown with a second-effort 1-yard run off a direct snap as time expired.

about 23 hours ago

 David Perron, #57, was moved up to the second line ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.

Penguins notebook: Winger David Perron promoted as part of changes

Veteran David Perron joins Evgeni Malkin and Patrick Hornqvist on the second line for the home opener; Sergie Plotnikov drops to third line.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Keep Walker and Melancon

The Pirates offseason is thick with major questions with these being the most important:

about 19 hours ago

High School Highlights: Franklin Regional spoils Fox Chapel's perfect record, clinches soccer playoff berth

The Panthers scored in the final minute to beat the Foxes, 2-1, Tuesday.

about 1 hour ago

Pitt football's Galambos, Whitehead earn ACC weekly honors

The recognition continues the Panthers' streak of having a player win one of the league's weekly awards for every game this season.

1 day ago

 Pirates coach Rick Sofield celebrates after the Pirates clinched a playoff spot in 2014 in Atlanta.

Pirates notebook: Padres reportedly interested in Sofield

MLB Network reports that the San Diego Padres are interested in Pirates third-base coach Rick Sofield as they hunt for a new manager.

1 day ago

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 10.12.15

Ray answers readers’ questions as the Steelers prepare to face the Chargers tonight in San Diego.

1 day ago

 Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell scores the game-winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers Monday night in California.

Bell's 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over San Diego Chargers, 24-20

Le’Veon Bell barely got in the end zone with no time left to give the Steelers a road victory on Monday Night Football.

about 23 hours ago

 The kicking profession has become a dicey one in the NFL.  The Steelers cut Josh Scobee, who missed an extra point and 6 of 10 field-goal attempts, including two in the final 2½ minutes of their overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens 11 days ago.

Steelers no exception to a growing trend of struggling NFL kickers

The kicker position can fluctuate wildly for an NFL team if it doesn’t have a reliable one, and the Steelers are a prime example so far.

2 days ago

 Phil Kessel skates with the puck in the Penguins' game Saturday night at Arizona.

Early offensive struggles proving costly for Penguins

The Penguins have only scored one goal in its first two games, which has a been a major factor in their 0-2 start to the season.

2 days ago

 Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers could do some damage against the Steelers secondary.

Key matchup: Steelers CB William Gay vs. Chargers QB Philip Rivers

Pressure up front a big key in helping the Steelers’ defensive backfield stop the Chargers’ strong passing attack.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Mike Vick will need to be better tonight against San Diego than he was last week against the Ravens.

Scouting Report: Steelers vs. Chargers

A look at the game within the game as the Steelers head to the West Coast to take on San Diego tonight on Monday Night Football.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto viewed the video on social media.

Cubs fan takedown by Pittsburgh police officer to be investigated, Mayor Peduto says

The Citizen Police Review Board sees “questionable conduct” in the video, while the police union head sees “nothing wrong.”

1 day ago

 Keith Butler's Steelers defense has been much improved since their season opener against New England.

Ron Cook: Butler has no doubts about ability to run Steelers defense

New Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler is a genius one game, an idiot the next, but he understands the bandwagon is always full.

2 days ago

The Fantasy Fool: Charles, Forsett join growing list of injured fantasy stars

Thanks to injuries to top picks, lots of owners are treading water, but here are some free agents worth considering.

1 day ago

 Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington during workouts at Pirates City, Bradenton Florida: The farm system, his supposed strength, has been close to a failure.

Bob Smizik: Disappointing minor-league system must improve

The 2016 season will be a pivotal one for the Pirates. Today the farm system is the topic of discussion. Tomorrow - personnel moves.

1 day ago

 Dontez Ford was Pitt's leading receiver Saturday along with tight end Scott Orndoff.

Pitt offense takes steps forward in latest win

The Panthers started to open up their offense a bit Saturday, even though they later needed help from the defense to close out the game.

2 days ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib pressures Indiana quarterback Danny Cameron in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win against the Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium.

Defense continues stepping up for Penn State as big test awaits

The Nittany Lions defense is the team’s strength, and up next is a test like none other against No. 1 Ohio State.

2 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard tucks the ball and runs in the fourth quarter of Saturday's home loss to Oklahoma State.

Slow starts sinking West Virginia offense in Big 12 losses

As it was against Oklahoma the previous week, a listless first-half showing doomed the Mountaineers against Oklahoma State.

2 days ago

 Montour's Randall LaBrie (7) has defied the odds in his return from an ACL tear.

High school football notebook: Torn ACL no match for Montour QB

Steelers doctor likens comeback from injury to that of Rod Woodson for Spartans standout Randall LaBrie.

2 days ago

Police: College football player stabs teammate with corkscrew

Albright College freshman Marquis Stewart, of Bethlehem, was arrested after the stabbing early Sunday in Crowell Hall.

1 day ago

 Phil Kessel skates past Coyotes goalie Mike Smith after scoring a goal as Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, right, watches during the second period of play in Glendale, Ariz..

Penguins start 0-2 on the road

Their 2-1 loss to Arizona Saturday night dropped their record to 0-2, and leaves them behind no fewer than four teams in the Metropolitan.

2 days ago

 West Virginia's Jovon Durante reacts following the overtime loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.

Mountaineers fall as late effort comes up short

The Mountaineers (3-2, 0-2), trailing by two touchdowns in the third quarter, fought back but were unable to get past the No. 21 Cowboys.

2 days ago

 Swinging flies works when water is stained. Above, steelhead guide Dan Pribanic with a nice silver bullet.

With first big steelhead run one good rainstorm away, consider swinging streamers

In Dan Pribanic’s fly box, big honking 4-inch streamers and Intruder-style killers wait impatiently for their moment.

3 days ago

 First baseball’s Padres left Qualcomm Stadium. Now the NFL’s San Diego Chargers want to go, too.

Gene Collier: Chargers join NFL chorus that wants to bolt to L.A.

The Steelers are in San Diego to play the Chargers, and it might be their last trip there for a while.

3 days ago

 In the dark of night with a bucket of shiners, Bernie and Seth Holland of Mt. Lebanon have the Ohio River in Allegheny County pretty much to themselves. On Oct. 3, both landed flatheads in the 15-pound range. On Oct. 6, Bernie Holland pulled out a 32-inch, 6-pound walleye.

Outdoors notebook: Archery is the safest way to hunt

Game Commission urges bowhunters to take, “only responsible shots at deer to ensure a quick, clean kill.”

3 days ago

 Ryan Shazier, left, and Cam Heyward close in on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last month at Heinz Field for one of the Steelers’ 14 sacks.

On the Steelers: The sack is back, but there's a catch

Mike Tomlin’s defense is getting to the quarterback, but the Steelers coach still finds himself wishing they could do it more efficiently.

3 days ago

 Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell has acquitted himself well since being signed to help a struggling defensive backfield.

New Steelers cornerback Cockrell a quick study

Duke graduate Ross Cockrell has figured out how to step right in and help the Steelers secondary.

3 days ago

 The Pirates bowed out early in the postseason again this year, but they did a lot of things right in order to win 98 games.

Final Pirates report card: Lots of high marks

Pirates beat writer Bill Brink dishes out end-of-the-season grades after another early postseason exit.

3 days ago