Penguins center Brandon Sutter, left, becomes entangled with a Colorado Avalanche left winger as he tries to control the puck in the first period in Denver.

Penguins open road trip with loss to Colorado, 3-1

With the exception of a brief flurry following an Evgeni Malkin goal in the third period, the Avalanche carried play for most of the night.

about 1 hour ago

 Jordy Mercer slides in to score on wild pitch against the Blue Jays Wednesday at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.

Mercer hoping to build on progress from last season

Jordy Mercer rebounded after a poor start in 2014, but now faces an internal challenge from Jung Ho Kang.

about 3 hours ago

2 new Penguins defensemen aim to fit in quickly and smoothly

New additions Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy join Penguins’ lineup for game Wednesday against Colorado.

about 3 hours ago

 Troy Polamalu's one-handed interception against San Diego was one of the 10 best plays in the 2008 season.

Ron Cook: Steelers still facing difficult, awkward situation with Troy Polamalu

The safety has not announced his retirement, keeping alive the idea he might play in 2015 — with or without the Steelers.

about 3 hours ago

 Pitt women's basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio during a December game against her old team Duquesne at the A.J. Palumbo Center.  Pitt lost 87-77.

Pitt enters ACC tournament with more to prove

The Panthers approach their ACC tournament opener tonight against Virginia Tech as if they still have work to do for NCAA tournament bid.

about 3 hours ago

Deer Lakes scores win vs. Montour, advances to PIHL semifinals

The Eastern Conference champion Lancers (17-5-1) rolled to an 8-1 running-clock victory against Montour (13-10-0) in the quarterfinals.

about 3 hours ago

Late jumper lifts Virginia Tech

Women’s basketball roundup: The Hokies score with 0.5 seconds left to advance to play Pitt in ACC tournament second round.

about 3 hours ago

Red Flash surprises Mount St. Mary’s

Saint Francis (Pa.) advances to play St. Francis (N.Y.) in the Northeast Conference tournament quarterfinals Saturday in Brooklyn.

about 3 hours ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 3.4.15

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

about 13 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 12 hours ago

 Michael Young led Pitt with a game-high 22 points. He drives against Miami's Omar Sherman in the first half.

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.

about 3 hours ago

 Robert Morris' Stephan Bennett protects the ball against  JoJo Cooper.

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 6 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 14 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 14 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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 7 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Much ado about Kang

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 21 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.

1 day 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 10 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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


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