Steelers cornerback Antown Blake and Brice McCain celebrate an interception at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Gene Collier: Defense’s confidence shows with Blake Rake, two picks

Antwon Blake and Brice McCain anchor a strong Steelers defensive effort.

59 minutes ago

 A new round of injuries will prevent the Penguins' Patric Hornqvist from participating in a road game tonight in New Jersey.

Penguins' power play hurting lately, too

Injuries and illness have taken some of the juice out of a power-play unit that was hitting on all cylinders early in season.

about 2 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed pregame drills because of a stomach illness, but passed for 191 of his 317 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Bengals, 27-17

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers' effort in a 27-17 victory against Cincinnati. His overall grade: A.

49 minutes ago

 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell rushes while protecting the ball Sunday night against the Bengals at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Injury to Le'Veon Bell puts more pressure on other Steelers

If star running back and Steelers MVP Le'Veon Bell misses any time with an injury, a slew of others will have to elevate their games.

59 minutes ago

 Penn State's Kyle Carter celebrates with Geno Lewis after scoring a touchdown in overtime against the Boston College Eagles in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Penn State's Kyle Carter embraces long journey

The tight end puts a perfect cap on season with a winning catch in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

about 2 hours ago

 The Steelers' Antonio Brown returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown, his longest of the season.

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

Antonio Brown became the first Steelers player to lead the league in receptions (129) and receiving yards (1,698).

41 minutes ago

 The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell goes airborne after being hit by the Bengals' Reggie Nelson at Heinz Field. Bell did not return after the hit.

Steelers notebook: Running back Le'Veon Bell cut down at the knees

A open-field hit on running back Le’Veon Bell by Bengals safety Reggie Nelson knocked the Steelers MVP out of the game in the third quarter.

about 1 hour ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard took over after senior starter Clint Trickett's concussion.

Sky is the limit for young West Virginia quarterback

Similarities abound between the Mountaineers and their opponent in the Liberty Bowl, right down to the familiarity among the coaches.

about 2 hours ago

 The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin defended Sidney Crosby's recovery from the mumps.

Penguins notebook: Sidney Crosby slow to return to form

Rival Alex Ovechkin said the Penguins’ center doesn’t deserve any criticism after recovering from mumps.

about 2 hours ago

 The Steelers' Antonio Brown celebrates with Kelvin Beachum after beating the Bengals at Heinz Field.

Steelers beat Bengals, 27-17, to win AFC North

The Steelers may have lost halfback Le’Veon Bell, who was injured in the third quarter with what is, reportedly, a hyperextended right knee.

about 1 hour ago

 "A lot of young guys ... they don’t know what it’s like when you have home-field advantage at Heinz Field and the ground is shaking," said Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor.

A Steelers postseason berth is one thing; a home playoff game is quite another

That is the opportunity — and the historic mandate — before the Steelers tonight against the Bengals at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 “I enjoyed it, but I also know that it was busy," Sidney Crosby said of being a No. 1 draft pick.

On the Penguins: Crosby has some advice for prospective 2015 draft No. 1 Connor McDavid

McDavid, a center with Erie in the Ontario Hockey League, is a popular choice to be the first player chosen in the NHL draft.

1 day ago

 Steelers fans cheer on the team as they take on the Bengals at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Tickets on sale Monday for Saturday night's Steelers-Ravens playoff game

Tickets for the 8:15 wild-card game against the Ravens at Heinz Field will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

about 1 hour ago

 Duquesne's Derrick Colter goes for a basket against UMES players during Sunday afternoon's game at the Palumbo Center.

Maryland Eastern Shore dumps Duquesne

The Hawks exploit Dukes inexperience for a 78-69 non-conference victory.

about 7 hours ago

 Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin skates up ice during the the first day of the Penguins development camp at the Consol Energy Center in July.

Penguins assign Dumoulin to AHL

Dumoulin, 23, has played in seven NHL games this season and has one assist.

about 15 hours ago

 Troy Polamalu picks up a fumble late in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans on Oct. 20.

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu living in the moment as career winds down

At 33, Mr. Polamalu says he has no need for talk of his legacy.

1 day ago

Penguins recall Uher from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Center Dominik Uher, 21, made his NHL debut Tuesday in a 4-3 road loss to Tampa Bay.

about 8 hours ago

Gene Collier: 2014 Trite Trophy winner can't quite move the chains

Shy Of The First Down: short of marker, long on cliché

1 day ago

 Steelers linebacker James Harrison has looked fresh after missing two games due to a knee injury.

Head to head: Steelers OLB James Harrison vs. Bengals RB Jeremy Hill

Can the fountain of youth keep running for the Steelers veteran in the regular season finale?

1 day ago

 U.S. and former Penn State volleyball player  Christa Harmotto Dietzen is the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year.

Hopewell's Harmotto a natural born leader

Former Penn State women’s volleyball player is Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year.

1 day ago

 Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo.

Sutter and Bortuzzo return

Penguins notebook: For the first time in a while, the Penguins had players return to the lineup.

1 day ago

 The Steelers' Arthur Moats sacks Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the Steelers' victory Dec. 7 in Cincinnati.

Gerry Dulac's Game 16 matchup: Bengals at Steelers

A look at the players to watch, big matchups and keys to the Steelers-Bengals game tonight at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year.

Brown's work ethic makes him a star

Steelers superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown is the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year.

1 day ago

WVU’s White ready for Texas A&M

Mountaineers receiver hopes to enjoy final game at Liberty Bowl before NFL draft.

1 day ago

 The front page of the Post-Gazette from Dec. 30, 1974, after the Steelers defeated the Oakland Raiders for the 1974 AFC championship.

40th Anniversary Season: Rooney wins like he loses ... with class

The 1974 Steelers went through a season that ended 
with the team’s first Super Bowl championship.

1 day ago

 Pirates fans stand in line for will-call tickets before the first game of a double header at PNC Park in July 2013. The Pirates ticket sales team includes a lot of millennials.

Pirates VP sees potential, challenges in millennials

From large corporations to small, the workplace is adjusting to the influx of millennial workers.

1 day ago

Robert Morris hockey team enters Three Rivers Classic on high note

No. 19 Robert Morris will face No. 20 Penn State in the third annual Three Rivers Classic at Consol Energy Center Monday.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown poses for a selfie before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field.

Follow the PG gallery with photos from Heinz Field: Bengals vs. Steelers

Get inside shots from behind the scenes with PG photographers at Heinz Field.

about 6 hours ago

 Elijah Socie, 6, of Brookline runs underneath a large pride banner to celebrate a federal judge ruling Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

What were the Post-Gazette's top 10 news stories of 2014?

The Post-Gazette staff voted the following as the top 10 stories of the year carrying local significance.

1 day ago

Gateway outruns Norwin for championship

Four players scored in double figures as Gateway defeated Norwin, 76-72, in the championship of the Gateway tournament.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Bell’s injury mars Steelers win

The 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field ended more in concern than celebration.

about 1 hour ago

 Porcupines are slowly returning to mountainous areas where they once thrived.

Southward Bound: Porcupines expanding their range

The secretive rodents are common in Northern Pennsylvania mountains, but recently the prickly rodents are reclaiming more area.

about 5 hours ago

 The bald eagle nest in Hays was one of 254 active nests reported from 59 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties.

Wildlife: The Year of the Eagles

In 1982, only three pairs of bald eagles nested in the entire state of Pennsylvania. This year, three pairs nested along the three rivers.

about 5 hours ago

 John Tabachka sounds the horn for the start of a hunt off Pink House Road in Sewickley. The Sewickley Hunt Club is a "drag" hunt club, which means they hunt only the scent of a fox - not an actual fox.

Sewickley Hunt, a longtime tradition, spares the fox, protects the hounds

Blending tradition and technology, the Sewickley Hunt nears a century of fox hunts.

1 day ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin smiles with quarterback Christian Hackenberg after the Nittany Lions' overtime win against Boston College.

Penn State rallies past Boston College for Pinstripe Bowl overtime win

The Nittany Lions trailed 21-7 in the second half before pulling out their seventh win of the season, 31-30.

1 day ago

 The Capitals' Eric Fehr celebrates his second goal of the night against the Penguins tonight at Consol Energy Center.

Orpik on winning side again as Capitals blank Penguins

Saturday’s loss was the first time this season the Penguins have dropped consecutive games in regulation.

1 day ago

 New Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi.

Ron Cook: Narduzzi wanted Pitt job

New football coach Pat Narduzzi makes a strong first impression, sounds as if he plans to be at Pitt for a long time.

2 days ago

 St. Louid' Patrik Berglund is pushed against the boards by Washington's Brooks Orpik, right, in the second period of a game last month.

Former Penguin Brooks Orpik has new role as a visitor

Brooks Orpik returns to Consol Energy Center tonight to face Penguins for first time since joining Washington in free agency.

2 days ago

Penguins recall Megna and Zatkoff

The injury-depleted Pens called up two players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

1 day ago

 Penn State head coach James Franklin looking for a turnaround game in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Bowl game could be catalyst for Penn State's growth

Year one with James Franklin at Penn State's helm set to wrap up at the Pinstripe Bowl

2 days ago

 The lack of snow is a concern for the two-week period that resorts rely on to generate at least one-third of their winter revenues.

Snow sports: Ski slopes due to be refreshed

Weather that was not conducive to snow sports mean ski slopes in and around southwestern Pennsylvania need help.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Winning a press conference was easy for Pat Narduzzi. But games?

And what does it all mean? Next to nothing. To quote Al Davis: Just win, baby.

1 day ago

 Steelers Martavis Bryant has seven touchdown catches this season.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant named team's top rookie

Bryant, who was a fourth-round pick out from Clemson, is the seventh current member of the Steelers offense to earn the honor.

2 days ago

 Pat Narduzzi is introduced Friday as the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt makes it official: Pat Narduzzi named head football coach

Narduzzi served as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator for the past eight seasons.

2 days ago

 Stu Lyon, left, speaks with other Fox Chapel staff members before a recent game.

Former Fox Chapel standout Stu Lyon battles personal demons on road to recovery

Stu Lyon was a star of Fox Chapel’s 1977 state champ basketball team. He’s faced difficult times, but is back as a coach at his alma mater.

3 days ago

Varsity Xtra: QBs make the switch to basketball in a hurry

Three quarterbacks who played in state championship football games made a quick transition to the basketball court.

3 days ago

 Clint Trickett drops back to pass against the Baylor Bears during the game earlier this season at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.

WVU QB Clint Trickett to retire from football after 5 concussions

In his two seasons with the Mountaineers, Trickett passed for 4,890 yards, with 25 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.

2 days ago

 Penguins Steve Downie skates up ice during an October game against the Islanders at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Downie, Greiss test positive for mumps

Beau Bennett, Olli Maatta and Sidney Crosby were diagnosed with mumps earlier this month.

2 days ago

 Running back Le’Veon Bell, left, blocks Josh Harris in practice Tuesday on the South Side. The Steelers are attempting to make a Super Bowl run behind the strength of their offense, instead of the usual reliance on defense.

Steelers defense no longer sole key to deep playoff runs

Recent signs points to the Steelers' defense being able to shoulder bigger load in the playoffs, a likely must if they hope to go far.

3 days ago

 Sidney Crosby on the NHL Christmas break, which used to be two days but is now three: “For guys who don’t get the All-Star break, where do you get a break if you get two days and you’re playing the 23rd and the 26th, and you’re on the road for both?”

NHL holiday break grows a day, and that's OK with everyone

An extra day off for Christmas is mandated by the players’ union contract now, and that suits many NHL players just fine.

3 days ago


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