Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak shouts out instructions during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers will sample the art of cut blocking

Outside zone-blocking scheme is back, but Steelers offensive linemen won’t do it in practice very often.

about 5 hours ago

 Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau coaches safety Robert Golden on Sunday at Steelers training camp.

Golden opportunity for Steelers safety

Safety Robert Golden wants to play a bigger role for the Steelers after starring for two seasons on special teams.

about 5 hours ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out Sept. 30, 2013 at PNC Park.

Pirates yet to make move in trade market

Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.

about 5 hours ago

 Josh Harrison hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Pirates notebook: Harrison keeps sizzling while Alvarez keeps sitting

Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.

about 5 hours ago

 The Pirates are one of several teams involved in talks with Boston about left-hander Jon Lester.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

about 5 hours ago

 WVU's Clint Trickett looks to pass during their game against Texas Tech at home last season.

2014 West Virginia football camp preview

Coach Dana Holgorsen enters his fourth, most decisive season with Mountaineers after coming off a 4-8 season.

about 5 hours ago

Pitt women's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Pitt women's basketball released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule.

about 5 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Why Pirates have 'arrived?'

For those upset by the comic nature of the Pirates’ loss, a reminder the team is 8-4 since the All-Star break.

20 minutes ago

Far putt on 18th nets win at Pennsylvania Amateur

John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.

about 5 hours ago

Local race aiming to bring the mile back into spotlight

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. and Bring Back the Mile will host the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Friday in Downtown.

about 5 hours ago

 Cameron Johnson drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League.

West Xtra: OLSH grad uses summer league to prepare for Pitt career

Pitt freshman Cam Johnson is ready to step up to the next level and he got a taste of the tougher competition this summer.

about 5 hours ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall is hard at work

West Allegheny wrestler Nathan Hall has some big plans for his senior year and he’s working hard to make them become a reality.

about 5 hours ago

 Hopewell's Mike Michalko tags out Blackhawk's Tom Piccione at home plate during a game in the Beaver County League championship series. Blackhawk won the series, three games to one.

West Xtra: Beaver County Legion champ Blackhawk ends season in Region 6 semifinals

Blackhawk finished another standout American Legion baseball season with a Beaver County championship.

about 5 hours ago

 Jake Liposky has played solid right field and adds another offensive weapon for the West Mifflin American Legion team.

South Xtra: West Mifflin wins Region 6 title, advances to state playoffs

West Mifflin took an impressive 24-0 record into the state American Legion baseball tournament.

about 5 hours ago

 West Mifflin graduate C.J. Hester takes a shot during action in a Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League game.

South Xtra: West Mifflin alumnus sharpens his game

West Mifflin alumnus C.J. Hester prepares for his senior season at West Liberty by playing high-level competition.

about 5 hours ago

 Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee, left, has his hand raised in victory after defeating General McLane's Joe Wheeling during their 113-pound finals match in March in the PIAA wrestling championships in Hershey.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional wrestler captures world title

Spencer Lee goes unscored upon to win title at Fila Cadet championships in Snina, Slovakia.

about 5 hours ago

East Xtra: 3 Franklin Regional wrestlers are All-Americans

Josh Maruca, Michael Kemerer and Josh Shields earn status at USA Wrestling championships.

about 5 hours ago

East Xtra: Gateway grad gives Colts a lift

Dave Williams is in his second season as a top playmaker for semipro football team.

about 5 hours ago

Former stabbing suspects in Adams case face other charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

about 19 hours ago

 Pirates pitcher  Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Francisco.

Pirates can't sweep Giants on west coast, lose 7-5

The loss closed the series out at 2-1, and gives the Pirates a 57-50 record.

about 5 hours ago

 Steeler "Mean Joe Greene" sports his four Super Bowl rings on his fingers at Steelers training camp in Latrobe in 1980.

Steelers to retire Joe Greene's No. 75

The number retirement ceremony will take place during the Steelers’ Sunday night home game against Baltimore on Nov. 2.

about 5 hours ago

 Jarvis Jones takes down tight end Heath Miller during workouts Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe,

Linebacker Jones showing some punch in second Steelers training camp

A stronger, more experienced Jarvis Jones has shown off some new tricks early in training camp.

1 day ago

 Jack Lambert, one of four Hall of Famers picked by the Steelers in the 1974 draft, poses for a picture in August 1978.

Gene Collier: Steelers' 1974 draft won't ever be matched

No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.

1 day ago

 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.

1 day ago

 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.

1 day ago

 Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch against the Rockies at PNC Park on July 18.

Pirates notebook: More to be done in Starling Marte's recovery

Left fielder Starling Marte likely isn’t ready to return to the Pirates lineup just yet, and a Class AAA rehab start could be in the cards.

1 day ago

 Head coach Mike Tomlin watches practice Sunday at Steelers training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 7.30.14

It’s training camp, but Gerry Dulac is already in January chat form as he takes your questions on the Steelers proceedings in Latrobe.

about 16 hours ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin, second from left, poses for a selfie with running back Bill Belton, left, kicker Sam Ficken and linebacker Mike Hull, right, during the first day at the Big Ten media days held in Chicago on July 28, 2014.

At last, James Franklin gets on elevator for big-time ride at Penn State

While most Big Ten coaches seemed to sleepwalk through conference media days, James Franklin was practically bursting with enthusiasm.

1 day ago

 Huntington stole Vance Worley for the Pirates this season.

Bob Smizik: Neal Huntington's good and bad

Last week, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was being criticized by some on this site regarding the offseason.

1 day ago

 Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates with catcher Russell Martin after the 5-0 defeat of San Francisco.

Worley pitches complete game shutout as Pirates defeat Giants, 5-0

“He had command of all his pitches ... and really kept a very good rhythm,” said manager Clint Hurdle.

2 days ago

Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 7.29.14

With the trading deadline nigh, will the Pirates make a move? Bill has the answers in his weekly chat.

1 day ago

 Antonio Brown makes catch and picks up yardage during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College.

In a year of change, must the Steelers offense carry the defense this season?

After relying on defense for decades, Pittsburgh might need the offense to lead the way, which might be the most shocking adjustment of all.

2 days ago

 Ryan Shazier during drills this afternoon on the first day of practice Saturday at Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College.

Steelers notebook: Inside linebacker and No. 1 pick Ryan Shazier makes huge and positive first impression

Speedy Shazier excels in backs-on-backers drill on first day in pads for at training camp.

2 days ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, left, talks with general manager Neal Huntington prior to last year's NLDS Game 1 in St. Louis.

Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

As trade talks swirl, current players stay out of it and remain calm before the deadline at 4 p.m. Thursday.

2 days ago

 Steelers owner Dan Rooney touches Ben Roethlisberger as he passes by during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 7.29.14

With camp now underway in earnest, Ed takes your questions on the new-look Steelers.

1 day ago

 Third baseman Pedro Alvarez makes a play on ball hit by second baseman Darwin Barney in the Pirates game June 11 against the Cubs at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

Pirates continue to work with Pedro Alvarez on the third baseman’s throwing problems.

2 days ago

 Maurkice Pouncey blocks a teammate during offensive drills Saturday at Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

Ron Cook: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey at least guilty of bad judgment

Alleged incident at 4:20 a.m. at a Miami nightclub with his twin brother certainly appears to be a poor decision.

2 days ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.

2 days ago

 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener last season.

Colbert: Steelers won't rule out signing Keisel, others before season starts

The Steelers have such a young team that they could add players as others release them in the final roster cuts.

2 days ago

 Sean Spence covers running back Dri Archer during the  Steelers training camp Sunday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers linebacker Sean Spence says he's optimistic, has 'total confidence' in future

Third-year linebacker Spence is still writing his comeback story, with a key act coming today when he's back in pads at Saint Vincent.

3 days ago

 Phillies starter A.J. Burnett is one player who has been linked to the Pirates as the trade deadline nears.

Pirates notebook: Contenders holding on to hand

The Pirates front office isn’t finding any no-brainer deals in a trade market that is much more beneficial to teams looking to sell.

3 days ago

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 7.28.14

With training camp in full swing, Ray takes your questions on the Steelers.

2 days ago

 Fans cheer a goal by Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series AC Milan and Manchester CitySunday  at Heinz Field.

Soccer match sets Pittsburgh attendance record

A throng of 34,437 fans showed up to Heinz Field to watch Manchester City's 5-1 rout of AC Milan in International Champions Cup play.

3 days ago

 Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 A pastoral environment, connection with nature and the camaraderie of fellow veterans provide recreational therapy during a fishing trip to Lake Arthur. Above, first-mate Suzi and U.S. Army veteran Chad Gibson.

Catch & Recuperate: Veterans experience the healing powers of fishing

Cloudy, no-sunburn skies, a light breeze, flat water and a fishing rod. At one Butler County hospital, they call that "therapy."

5 days ago

Bob Smizik: Ask Bob, Bob answers

Below are my first answers to the most recent batch of Ask Bob questions.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: E-dro!

Nobody asked me, but . . .

3 days ago

 A.C. Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up a pass against Manchester City during the Guiness International Champions Cup series, Sunday at Heinz Field.

A.C. Milan to hold free open practice at Heinz Field

A.C. Milan lost 5-1 yesterday at Heinz Field to Manchester City in a 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup Match.

2 days ago

Notebook: New rules planned for second Mentored Youth Fishing Day

Youth anglers must obtain a free PFBC-issued permit or a voluntary youth fishing license, and be accompanied by a licensed adult.

5 days ago


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