Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger self-reported that he was having problems with his peripheral vision, while Ryan Shazier wanted to return to the game.

Tomlin says Roethlisberger, Shazier to remain in concussion protocol

Tomlin said tight end Heath Miller will be monitored this week during practice. Mike Mitchell had some knee inflammation following the game.

about 4 hours ago

 Ben Roethlisberger throws touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton in Seattle Sunday.

Steelers' Roethlisberger fails concussion test

“I was on the sideline thinking ‘Do I want to go back into this game?’ I was thinking of my family, my lifestyle...” Roethlisberger said.

about 5 hours ago

 Robert Morris hockey player Zac Lynch.

RMU's Lynch named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

Senior forward led Colonials with five points in back-to-back victories against Sacred Heart.

about 2 hours ago

 Defenseman David Warsofsky will play in tonight's game, said coach Mike Johnston.

David Warsofsky will make Penguins debut tonight

The defenseman will pair with Ian Cole in tonight’s game against San Jose Sharks.

about 1 hour ago

Pitt duo Whitehead, Ollison earn ACC rookie honors

Jordan Whitehead, from Aliquippa, is the first defensive player to be named the conference's overall rookie of the year since Dre' Bly.

about 4 hours ago

 Steelers WR Markus Wheaton celebrates his touchdown in the second half Sunday against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 12.1.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who look to keep their postseason hopes alive this weekend against the Colts.

about 2 hours ago

 Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett makes a first-down catch against Steelers cornerback William Gay in Seattle's 39-30 victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers' pass defense threatening to derail playoff hopes

Russell Wilson became the third quarterback in as many games to throw for 300 yards against the Steelers, a troubling midseason trend.

about 17 hours ago

 Steven Brault and fellow left-hander Stephen Tarpley were traded to the Pirates for veteran outfielder Travis Snider back in February.

Pirates prospect Steven Brault eyes majors

The Pirates acquired Steven Brault in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles in February, and he is on track to be a big contributor.

about 17 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz (middle) and Pascal Dupuis are happy to be on the same line again tonight for the Penguins game at San Jose.

Penguins hope for spark from Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis reunion

The gang gets back together tonight, as Penguins coach Mike Johnston will give Sidney Crosby the linemates he became accustomed to.

about 17 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by the Seahawks' KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Don't count the Steelers out just yet

This is the time teams make their playoff push, says Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward, after a frustrating 39-30 loss to Seattle.

about 17 hours ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib celebrates his second half interception with defensive end Garrett Sickels during a game against Buffalo in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Penn State, Pitt standouts nab postseason conference awards

Carl Nassib chosen Big Ten defensive player of the year; Tyler Boyd and Ejuan Price earn first-team honors in ACC.

about 17 hours ago

 Pitt's Michael Young and his teammates in the post will have another big challenge tonight against Purdue.

Purdue another 'big' test for Pitt

The Panthers had a half to try to match up with Gonzaga’s size in their season opener, but now they have a similar challenge today at home.

about 17 hours ago

 Beaver Falls' Josh Creach, left, and Donovan Jeter, right, in a February 2015 photo.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAA boys basketball preview

Triple A has the best depth of the four WPIAL classifications, and Beaver Falls looks to be the best of the bunch.

about 17 hours ago

 South Fayette's Emily Anderson, left, shoots in front of South Park's Jessica Jones, right in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal in February.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAA girls basketball preview

South Fayette returns all five starters to a team that made a surprising run to the WPIAL title game last season.

about 17 hours ago

Dukes hope to build on early momentum

After winning two of its three games in a Florida-based tournament, Duquesne prepares for winless Mississippi Valley State.

about 17 hours ago

 Dan Marino laughs during media interviews after being honored with a plaque at his alma mater, Central Catholic. It was part of a nationwide program sponsored by Ford to pay tribute Hall of Famers in their hometowns.

Dan Marino honored at alma mater Central Catholic

Former Pitt and NFL quarterback Dan Marino was honored today at Central Catholic, his high school alma mater, as part of a nationwide

about 1 hour ago

 Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, left, celebrates an interception he made against Buffalo with defensive end Garrett Sickels in September.

Penn State DE Carl Nassib named Big Ten’s best defensive player

Former walk-on goes from being a non-starter to one of the best players in the conference.

about 21 hours ago

 Ninety-eight wins, three-straight playoff appearances and savvy moves from the front office -- not to mention the best view in baseball -- are some of the reasons why Baseball America thinks the Pirates were this season's top organization.

Baseball America names Pirates organization of the year

Industry publication praises team for moves that included signing Jung Ho Kang and trading for J.A. Happ.

1 day ago

 Jacoby Jones is wrapped up by Seahawks special teams defenders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Seahawks

Grading the Steelers’ performance in their loss against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

1 day ago

 Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Raccoon and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

1 day ago

 Olli Maatta lays on the ice after being hit along the boards.

Penguins notebook: Maatta returns to practice in San Jose

Olli Maatta practiced with the Penguins Monday at SAP Center for the first time since a violent collision into the boards hospitalized him.

about 22 hours ago

 Penguins' winger David Perron (57) and Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins hockey chat transcript: 11.30.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins, who head out west this week for an extended road trip.

1 day ago

 Ben Roethlisberger is pressured Sunday by Seattle's K.J. Wright late in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field.

Roethlisberger, Shazier have hurdles to clear before returning for Steelers

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier are in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

1 day ago

 Seahawks CB Richard Sherman breaks up pass intended for Steelers WR Antonio Brown at CenturyLink Field Sunday in Seattle.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 11.30.15

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers after a disappointing loss yesterday in Seattle.

1 day ago

 Bryan Rust spent the past 15 days on injured reserve with a hand/wrist injury he suffered Oct. 24 in a game against Nashville.

Penguins forward Bryan Rust reassigned to Wilkes Barre

Rust spent the past 15 days on injured reserve with a hand/wrist injury he suffered Oct. 24 in a game against Nashville.

1 day ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured by Seattle's KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Steelers notebook: Injuries pile up in Seattle, from Roethlisberger to Miller

As the Steelers offense lost Ben Roethlisberger and one of his favorite targets, even the Seahawks couldn’t avoid the injury bug.

1 day ago

 Edmonton goalie Anders Nilsson is surrounded by the Penguins' Phil Kessel (81), left, and Sidney Crosby (87), center rear, as he blocks a shot by Patric Hornqvist, Saturday night.

Penguins weigh in on dearth of goals across NHL

They might be the bottom-feeders for it, but the Penguins aren’t the only team in the league seeing a decrease in scoring.

1 day ago

 Sidney Crosby fights the Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky in the second period of a game last season at Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins-Columbus rivalry will heat up again next month.

Penguins notebook: Tortorella's comments ratchet up Columbus rivalry

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella likely took some heat off one of his players with his recent remarks about the Penguins organization.

1 day ago

 The Seahawks' Kevin Smith pulls in pass for first down yardage against the Pittsburgh Steelers Ross Cockrell on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Ron Cook: Defense, coaching fail do their part in Steelers loss

The Steelers offense did its job Sunday at Seattle, but were let down by the team’s defense and some poor coaching decisions.

1 day ago

 Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass from Steelers quarterback Landry Jones intended for Martavis Bryant in the final minutes Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Gene Collier: If Landry Jones is talking, something is amiss for Steelers

The more you see and hear of backup quarterback Landry Jones, the more you can tell this Steelers season has been a struggle.

1 day ago

 Tyler Boyd celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Louisville on Nov. 21 at Heinz Field.

Pitt's Tyler Boyd, Ejuan Price named to All-ACC first team

Three other Panthers, including running back Qadree Ollison, named the conference’s second team.

1 day ago

 Kam Chancellor intercepts a pass by Steelers quarterback Landry Jones in the final minutes.

Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Seahawks

Marcus Wheaton had a career game with nine catches for 201 yards that included a career-long 69-yard touchdown.

1 day ago

 Nate Peterman, Qadree Ollison and the Panthers could end up in a number of different bowls.

Bowl scenario could go several different ways for Pitt

The Panthers will have to wait until Sunday to find out their bowl fate

1 day ago

 Pitt forward Michael Young led the Panthers with 23 points Saturday in their win against Kent State.

Potent offense looks to be Pitt's new formula for success

Pitt basketball and offense haven’t often been synonymous in the past decade or so, but this year, the Panthers might change that narrative.

1 day ago

 Pine-Richland's Phil Jurkovec will be looking to build on the 15 points per game he averaged as a freshman in the 2014-15.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball preview

Here are the Top 10 boys teams heading into the 2015-16 season.

1 day ago

 North Allegheny and Abby Gonzales, left, are seeking a WPIAL title with new coach Spencer Stefko.

2015-16 WPIAL Class AAAA girls basketball preview

Here are the Top 10 girls basketball teams ahead of the 2015-16 season.

1 day ago

The Fantasy Fool: Fantasy stalwarts soar with playoff berths on the line

Most fantasy leagues will contest their final regular season games in Week 13 with the postseason playing out over the following three

1 day ago

 Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard, left, attempts to tackle West Virginia safety KJ Dillon after he intercepts a pass during the first half Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.

'Battle tested' defense thrives for West Virginia after poor stretch

After recovering from the loss of star safety Karl Joseph, West Virginia’s defense has returned to form the past four games.

1 day ago

 John Donovan was removed as offensive coordinator, one day after the Nittany Lions lost to Michigan State, 55-16.

Penn State removes Donovan as offensive coordinator

John Donovan has been “relieved of his duties, effective immediately,” the university announced this afternoon.

2 days ago

 Deer are prey an­i­mals, so move­ment may mean dan­ger, and the best cam­ou­flage is ab­so­lute still­ness.

The opening day checklist for hunters

After packing, plan the details of your hunt with the help of Post-Gazette outdoors writer John Hayes.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured to throw the ball by Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter.

On the Steelers: Fake field goal, other miscues lead to Steelers' loss to Seattle

In a 39-30 loss that cost the Steelers their spot as the wild-card playoff leader, Tomlin took gambles that did not work for his team.

1 day ago

 Colin O’Farrell, 12, of Dormont, shot his first deer, a 6-point taken with a crossbow, near Cecil, Washington County.

Outdoors notebook: Expect bigger racks, smaller herds and a tougher hunt

Although some nice racks have been taken this year, archers reported tough hunting that is expected to continue into the firearm season.

2 days ago

Wildlife: Using science to improve your opening day odds

Successful deer hunters who acknowledge their sensory shortcomings can sometimes overcome the deer’s advantages.

2 days ago

 Thomas Jefferson's Quinton Hill gets past Central Valley's Saad Jaber, left, and Deante Bradley in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game at Heinz Field.

Thomas Jefferson shuts down Central Valley to earn WPIAL Class AAA title

The Jaguars (11-2) were making their ninth appearance in a WPIAL title game and claimed their sixth championship.

2 days ago

 Unlike Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III, NFL defensive coordinators have yet to figure out Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Steelers must stop Seattle's Russell Wilson, a rare breed among QBs

Unlike other dual-threat quarterbacks in today’s NFL, Seahawks star Russell Wilson takes hits but continues to thrive.

2 days ago

 Seahawks rookie receiver Tyler Lockett (16) is also a dynamic returner.

Week 12 matchup: Steelers vs. Seahawks

A look at the game within the game when the Steelers travel to Seattle today to take on their final NFC West opponent of the season.

2 days ago

 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's specialty is shutting down big, physical star receivers, but can he stop Antonio Brown today in Seattle?

Head-to-head: Steelers WR Antonio Brown vs. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

Today will be a battle of two of the game’s best when Steelers receiver Antonio Brown tries to shake Seattle’s Richard Sherman.

2 days ago

 Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong had two goals in 14 games entering Friday.

On the Penguins: Play the kid — Daniel Sprong

Rookie winger Daniel Sprong needs to see the ice more and the press box less for the Penguins — yes, this season.

2 days ago

 "I believe there’s room for more bears," said Mark Ternent, a biologist and bear specialist with the state Game Commission, "but we need to balance that with the human social factor and limit the number of negative human-bear conflicts.”

Here, there, everywhere a bear: Game Commission says population not a problem

Not long ago, bears were mostly isolated in remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains.

2 days ago

 It's not easy being head coach of the Steelers, but Mike Tomlin doesn't seem to mind — and prioritizes winning over any outside noise.

Ron Cook: For Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, winning is always enough

Outside criticism or questioning doesn’t do much to Mike Tomlin, who’s happy to be the Steelers coach, have great players and great owners.

2 days ago