Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a victory against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoffs last January in Seattle.

Steelers could learn from way Seattle built its defense

While the Steelers got old, the Seahawks built a stout defense, and it started with drafting two quality cornerbacks.

about 6 hours ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks are the first team in 10 years to appear in back-to-back Super Bowls -- but will they make it two victories in a row?

about 6 hours ago

 Former Penguin Max Talbot, right, squares off with then-Montreal Canadien Maxim Lapierre.

Penguins notebook: Newest acquisition has an edge to his game

New Penguins forward Maxim Lapierre and superstar Sidney Crosby likely to forget their history now that they are teammates.

about 6 hours ago

 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.

about 6 hours ago

Perimeter defense a major reason for Pitt's 3-game slide

The Panthers are last in the ACC in 3-point defense as the conference’s best shooting team comes to town.

about 6 hours ago

High school notebook: PIAA accepts Clairton self-imposed sanctions

PIAA accepts Clairton's self-imposed punishment decisions after incident late in Class A championship football game in December.

about 6 hours ago

 Belle Vernon’s Derek Verkleeren, top, wrestles Greensburg Salem’s Alec Shaw in a 152-pound match Wednesday night.

Belle Vernon reaches wrestling semifinals for first time

Belle Vernon advanced to the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA team tournament for the first time in school history Wednesday night at home.

about 6 hours ago

District basketball roundup: Duquesne bit by Richmond, 86-55

Duquesne loses sixth game in a row, this time 86-55 on the road against Richmond.

about 6 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon approves trap-and-euthanize deer cull

Mt. Lebanon hires Wildlife Specialists of Wellsboro, Pa., for trap-and-euthanize deer cull effort.

about 6 hours ago

 Jonny David, a student at Mt. Lebanon High School and a member of the school's basketball team. He is a South Xtra Fabulous Five basketball all-star.

Athletes of the Week: 1.29.14

Mt. Lebanon basketball player Jonny David and Elizabeth Forward softball pitcher Portia McBride nab honors.

about 6 hours ago

South Xtra: Junior star leading West Mifflin

Karlyn Garner has helped the girls basketball team to one of its best starts in history.

about 6 hours ago

 Dominique Keyes, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, leads Steel Valley in scoring with a 19.8 points per game average.

South Xtra: Steel Valley still in section title chase

Despite tough losses, boys basketball team in the hunt in Section 4-AAA.

about 6 hours ago

South Xtra: Char-Houston senior making his point

Alec Ferrari is leading scorer for boys basketball team at 22.5 points per game.

about 6 hours ago

 Upper St. Clair's Brooks Wilding, bottom, wrestles against South Park's Greg Bulsak in the 170-pound third-place match at the Allegheny County Tournament, which took place Jan. 17, 2015 at Fox Chapel Area High School. Bulsak won by a 7-3 decision.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair senior nearing No. 100

Brooks Wilding stands at 96-41 as he approaches wrestling’s Century Club.

about 6 hours ago

South Xtra: Mt. Lebanon facing a decisive stretch run

Seniors George Farrell and Reed Farber lead hockey team in quest for playoffs.

about 6 hours ago

 Plum's James Edwards pulls down a rebound against McKeesport  during last Friday's Section 2-AAAA game.

East Xtra: Plum junior helping Mustangs muscle up

James Edwards developing into a top player in the WPIAL for boys basketball team.

about 6 hours ago

East Xtra: Riverview vies for WPIAL playoff bid

Girls basketball team ready for run behind five returning starters.

about 6 hours ago

 Jesse Reed, a Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, is having a strong season playing for the American University Eagles, an NCAA Division I program located in Washington, D.C. He leads the nation in average minutes played per game.

East Xtra: Greensburg Central grad piling up serious court time

Jesse Reed, a junior at American University, leads NCAA Division I men’s basketball in minutes played per game.

about 6 hours ago

East Xtra: Ellis School close to ending drought

Basketball team turning the corner and nears a rare playoff berth.

about 6 hours ago

 Penn-Trafford's Devin Austin, right, wrestles against Bethel Park's Paul Dunn in the 160-pound championship match at the Eastern Area Invitational on Dec. 6, 2014 at Gateway High School. Austin won by a 2-1 decision.

East Xtra: Penn-Trafford senior picks mats

Devin Austin passes on football, decides to wrestle at Pitt-Johnstown.

about 6 hours ago

West Xtra: Riverside girls work their way to success

After a bit of an off season, the Riverside girls basketball team has come back strong this year.

about 6 hours ago

 Aliquippa's Chucky Humphries, a 6-foot-5 forward, grabs a rebound during a section game against Quaker Valley.

West Xtra: Aliquippa rises to top of WPIAL Class AA rankings

Aliquippa has returned to the top of the WPIAL Class AA rankings with a strong showing this season.

about 6 hours ago

 Senior guard Chassidy Omogrosso, driving to the basket during the WPIAL championship game last year against South Park, leads Blackhawk in scoring.

West Xtra: Strong senior class pushing Blackhawk toward title defense

A talented group of seniors hope to pull a repeat of their WPIAL championship seasons.

about 6 hours ago

West Xtra: South Side Beaver freshman continues family tradition

Joe Demor, a freshman at South Side Beaver, is off to an auspicious start to his high school wrestling career.

about 6 hours ago

West Xtra: OLSH skaters prepare for stretch run

The OLSH hockey team, which is actually a multi co-op program, faces a difficult schedule to end the regular season.

about 6 hours ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny swimmer simply states his case

West Allegheny swimmer Jarod Kehl would prefer winning a state championship over a district title, but he’d like to have both.

about 6 hours ago

 Mars freshman Robby Carmody, driving around North Catholic's Tom Braun, has played a key role in the Planet's success this season.

North Xtra: Planets align at top of Class AAA

Top-ranked Mars’ boys basketball team ready for stretch run as the team to beat.

about 6 hours ago

North Xtra: Vincentian playing a tough slate

Boys basketball team taking its lumps to prepare for run at Class A title.

about 6 hours ago

North Xtra: Senior keeps North Hills in the hunt

Forward Brett Berner is the top goal-scorer in Class AA for Indians’ hockey team.

about 6 hours ago

 Pine-Richland's Caitlyn Byerly lays the ball up against North Allegheny's Meg Morningstar during a recent Section 3-AAAA game.

North Xtra: Young Pine-Richland making its mark in Section 3-AAAA

Girls basketball team’s “get better” approach is working just fine.

about 6 hours ago

 Avonworth's Darion Trimmer, right, wrestling against North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson at the Allegheny County Championships, is one of the Antelopes best hopes for the postseason.

North Xtra: Avonworth struggles to fill roster

With numbers down, wrestling team's future is up in the air.

about 6 hours ago

North Xtra: North Allegheny swimming sets lofty goal

Girls team in search of elusive PIAA gold medal.

about 6 hours ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 1.28.15

Heavy Pirates, Penguins and Pitt chatter in today’s online forum with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

about 16 hours ago

 Mark Arcobello, left, defenseman Kris Letang, center, and right wing Steve Downie celebrate a goal by Downie Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets  at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won, 5-3.

Gene Collier: Kris Letang's stellar play a sight for sore Penguins

Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.

1 day ago

 Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal on Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period at Verizon Center.

Penguins blanked in Washington, 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scores twice for Capitals in a 4-0 victory.

about 5 hours ago

 City Council voted unanimously to advance an ordinance creating a 42-acre specially planned district for redevelopment.

Pittsburgh gives preliminary approval for zoning at former Civic Arena redevelopment

Final approval by Pittsburgh City Council next week would allow the Penguins to move ahead with a $440 million project.

about 6 hours ago

 Antonio Brown makes a catch during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wildcard Game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 1.28.15

What offseason moves will the Steelers make? Gerry answers your questions on that subject and others in his weekly chat.

about 15 hours ago

 LeGarrette Blount, the of the Steelers, is taken down by Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Ron Cook: Steelers still right for letting LeGarrette Blount walk

New England RB LeGarrette Blount finds new football life as well as happiness and success since quitting on the Steelers.

1 day ago

High school basketball highlights: No. 1 Mars holds on with free throw

Alex Gruber made 1 of 2 free throws with one second left to lift No. 1 Mars to a 61-60 win against visiting Highlands in Section 1.

1 day ago

No. 17 West Virginia wins on road

The Mountaineers won at Kansas State to improve to 5-2 in the Big 12.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: The decline of Pitt basketball

Is the sun setting on the golden era of Pitt basketball?

35 minutes ago

 Travis Snider, seen here before a rain delay against the Chicago Cubs in 2014, is now a Baltimore Oriole.

Bob Smizik: In senseless deal, Pirates trade Snider to Baltimore

Contenders don’t trade key players off their 25-man roster for marginal prospects.

1 day ago

 Duquesne's Jeremiah Jones and St. Bonaventure's Dion Wright battle for a loose ball during a game at the A. J. Palumbo Center on Jan. 22.

Road proves tough for young Duquesne

The Duquesne men’s basketball team, which struggles on the road, faces a big challenge tonight at Richmond, led by guard Kendall Anthony.

1 day ago

 Robert Rohanna was a standout golfer at Waynesburg High School and Penn State before turning pro.

Golf Channel's ‘Big Break’ show features local player

Waynesburg native and former Penn State golfer Robert Rohanna, 28, will be on Golf Channel’s “Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL” show.

1 day ago

 Cory Batey

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.

1 day ago

Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 28

Box scores from Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

about 7 hours ago

Patriots owner says he expects team to be cleared of under-inflated football charge

A fiery Robert Kraft defended his team’s actions and integrity and said he expects the NFL to apologize once the investigation is over.

1 day ago

Texas WR Gentry Ivery commits to Pitt

Ivery is the seventh member of Pitt's recruiting class to commit to new coach Pat Narduzzi. All seven have come in the past week.

1 day ago

 Center Marcel Goc was traded to St. Louis Tuesday.

Penguins notebook: Marcel Goc traded to St. Louis for Maxim Lapierre

The Penguins acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Marcel Goc.

1 day ago

 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored  against the Panthers in the second half  at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.

1 day ago


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