Cincinnati manager Bryan Price restrains Joey Votto after Votto was ejected by home-plate umpire Chris Conroy in the third inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Sleepwalk at plate continues for Pirates

Is this one of those You-Snore-As-The-Pirates-Snore promotions?

about 1 hour ago

 Andrew McCutchen is unable to catch a ball hit by Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta during the seventh inning Sunday at Busch Stadium in  St. Louis.

McCutchen admits frustration, but Pirates OF believes breakout coming

Frustrated by his poor start to the 2015 season, Andrew McCutchen says he feels like he is close to improvement.

about 1 hour ago

 Steelers LB Jarvis Jones during a December practice at the team's training facility on the South Side.

Steelers assistant Joey Porter speaks highly of Jarvis Jones

Former star linebacker touts one of his players despite a 2014 season that was cut short by wrist surgery.

about 1 hour ago

 Andrew Lambo warms up before the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Phillies, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 6-4. (AP Photo/)

Pirates notebook: Left foot injury sends Andrew Lambo to DL

Utilityman Steve Lombardozzi, who hit .379 at Class AAA Indianapolis, replaces Lambo, who has plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

about 1 hour ago

 Upper St. Clair's Sam Schiffman hits against Shady Side Academy in doubles Wednesday in the WPIAL AAA team tennis championship at Bethel Park.

Upper St. Clair wins boys team tennis title

Defending champion Shady Side falls in Class AAA championship, 3-2.

about 1 hour ago

 Robert Morris University senior softball pitcher, Nicole Sleith, delivers a pitch during practice on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Nicole Sleith broke school's all-time strikeout record and single season strikeout record this year. She has won NEC Pitcher of the Year twice.

Nicole Sleith provides RMU's softball team with its biggest edge

Senior pitcher will lead Robert Morris’ bid for elusive Northeast Conference softball tournament title.

about 1 hour ago

 Isaac Elliott of Ambridge track and field is the male high school athlete of the week.

Athletes of the Week: Isaac Elliott & Madi Beining

Ambridge sprinter Isaac Elliott and North Allegheny softball pitcher Madi Beining are this week’s honorees.

about 1 hour ago

 Pitt's Josh Newkirk drives to the basketball against North Carolina during an ACC tournament game in 2014.

Arthroscopic knee surgery shelves Pitt guard Newkirk

Newkirk averaged 5.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 34 games this past season.

about 9 hours ago

 Andrew Lambo's DL stint is due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Pirates place Lambo on DL, call up Lombardozzi from Triple-A

Lombardozzi, acquired from the Orioles this offseason, is batting .379 for Indianapolis.

about 11 hours ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli comforts starter Gerrit Cole after giving up a solo homer to the Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd at PNC Park.

Pirates woes continue in 3-0 loss to Reds

The Pirates’ inability to produce runs continued and they lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0, at PNC Park.

about 1 hour ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., on Jan. 22 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

Deflategate blows an ill wind on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, team employees

The report concluded Brady was “generally aware of the inappropriate activities involving the release of air from Patriots game balls.”

about 2 hours ago

 Bud Dupree of the Kentucky Wildcats holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #22 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 5.6.15

Jerry takes your questions on the Steelers picks in the NFL Draft and what’s wrong with the Pirates

about 12 hours ago

 Steelers President Arthur J. Rooney II, stands in the background listening to Bud Dupree, the Steelers pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 5.6.15

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers performance in the NFL Draft and the newest members of the black and gold.

about 13 hours ago

 Senquez Golson of the Ole Miss Rebels intercepts a pass attempt in the endzone against O.J. Howard of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Oct. 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi beat Alabama 23-17.

Steelers draft three defensive backs for first time in 20 years

Steelers kept their focus on productivity when they uncharacteristically picked three defensive backs in the same draft.

1 day ago

 Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen (22) is slow to get up after sliding into second base during the ninth inning against the Cardinals Friday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 2-1 in 10 innings.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle not worried about resting McCutchen

Pirates notebook: Manager said resting McCutchen was not “a concerning area right now.”...  Morton to make rehabilitation start Friday.

1 day ago

Lemieux's son drafted into United States Hockey League

Austin Lemieux, 19, was taken in the ninth round by the Omaha Lancers.

1 day ago

 It would seem that one of the few possible solutions to the Pirates' offensive woes is maybe getting bench players such as Jung Ho Kang some more at-bats.

Gene Collier: Pirates offense plenty offensive, and not in a good way

In this recent rut they’re in, the Pirates just can’t seem to hit their way to any kind of respectable scoring output.

1 day ago

 North Allegheny's Emily Hogan tags out North Hills' Tara Lesick on a double play Tuesday night.

High school highlights: McGuffey baseball pulls stunner vs. West Allegheny

Defending champ in Class AAA West Allegheny upset on the road in Section 3 play by an unlikely opponent.

1 day ago

 Penn State's Jesse James, and underclassman, was selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Will trend of Penn State's underclassmen going into NFL continue?

Penn State had three underclassmen leave for the NFL, a process the program started preparing the players for as soon as possible.

1 day ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour talks with reporters in State College, Pa. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Penn State hired Barbour as athletic director a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. Barbour replaced Dr. David Joyner, who took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years.

Q&A: Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour on satellite camps, retaining coaches and more

Will Penn State use Beaver Stadium for a future ice hockey game? How will PSU deal with five consecutive home football games?

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Waiting for McCutchen

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 20 hours ago

 Star Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders has not reneged on his Penn State commitment, according to his coach.

High school notebook: McCloskey father, son guiding Mt. Lebanon baseball

Patt McCloskey’s father is his assistant, but Ed McCloskey is still playing an instrumental role for the top-ranked Blue Devils.

1 day ago

Note to Baseball Coaches

Statistical leaders needed

1 day ago

Note to Softball Coaches

Pitching Leaders Needed

1 day ago

Duquesne lands shooting guard Josh Steel from UK

Steel, who will be a freshman next season, becomes the third and final member of Duquesne's class.

about 8 hours ago

 Charlie Batch played QB for the Steelers from 2002-12.

Ex-Steelers Batch, Hoke will replace Edmund Nelson on KDKA next season

The Steelers said nelson, a former defensive tackle with the team, is retiring from his TV duties.

1 day ago

 A view of the Lower Hill and former site of the Civic Area near Consol Energy Center from the 60th floor of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Penguins seek minority-owned developer for housing at former Civic Arena site

The developer would be responsible for building at least 250 units on the 10 acres of land closest to Crawford Square in the Hill District.

1 day ago

 Letterius Walton talks to reporters during Central Michigan's pro day in March.

Steelers' sixth-round pick could start new trend

Defensive lineman from Central Michigan poised to make impact on defense that recently was one of the best in the league.

2 days ago

 Pirates Gregory Polanco swings and strikes out against Reds in the fourth inning at PNC Park.

Pirates bats feeble again in 7-1 loss to Reds

After getting swept by the St. Louis Cardinals during the weekend, the Pirates have lost four games in a row and six of their past seven.

1 day ago

Steelers scout Ron Hughes retires

The Steelers announced on their website Hughes, who spent 12 years in the team’s scouting department, is retiring after 34 years in the NFL.

1 day ago

 Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon added another graduate transfer to the roster.

Pitt adds rebounding star from Brown as a graduate transfer

Pitt, Duquesne and Robert Morris all bolster their rosters in an active Monday for signings and verbal commitments.

2 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez hit a solo home run in the 12th inning Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Generating runs a struggle for Pirates

The Pirates’ high strikeout rate and low walk rate have contributed to their offensive issues early this season.

2 days ago

 Pirates relief pitcher Radhames Liz throws to a Cardinals batter during the thirteenth inning Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 3-2 in 14 innings.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 5.5.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates who face rival Cincinnati this week at PNC Park.

1 day ago

 Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree celebrates after being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 05.05.15

Gerry tackles readers’ post-draft questions on Steelers’ picks Sammie Coates, Senquez Golson and more.

1 day ago

 The Pirates’ Jackie Hunter displays the team’s environmentally friendly cotton rally towel distributed to guests of Pirates Charities. It’s made of 100 percent organic cotton, and environmentally conscious dyes are used to print the Jolly Roger logo.

Pirates handing out 'eco-rally' towels to special guests

The Pirates’ rally towel is a 100-percent organic cotton product that helps promote the club’s commitment to the environment at PNC Park.

2 days ago

Hempfield girls win title again

The Spartans girls track team claims fourth consecutive WPIAL championship.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Discouraging start for Cervelli

The Pirates had high hopes for Francisco Cervelli.

1 day ago

 Runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday proceed down Carson Street in the South Side.

Marathon runner remains in critical condition after collapsing near finish line

The man was running along the Boulevard of the Allies around 10:30 a.m. when he collapsed without a pulse, marathon officials said.

2 days ago

Virginia guard Steven Whitley commits to RMU men's basketball team

Point guard Jordan Lester also recently announced his verbal commitment to the Colonials via Twitter.

2 days ago

 Ray Shero spent eight seasons as Penguins GM.

Devils hire former Penguins GM Shero

Ray Shero’s hiring in New Jersey could lead to the departure of some in the Penguins’ front office.

2 days ago

Duquesne nabs transfer guard Tarin Smith from Nebraska

"I just felt that it was a really good fit as far as the campus, the style of play and where the program is headed," Smith said.

2 days ago

 The Penguins announced plans to participate in a prospects tournament in September.

Penguins notebook: Team plans to participate in prospects tournament

The September tournament will allow the Penguins to play young players with little or no professional experience.

2 days ago

Pitt men's basketball adds Brown transfer Maia

The 6-foot-9, 245-pound Maia, who led the Ivy League in rebounding the past three seasons, is eligible to play immediately.

2 days ago

 Steelers President Art Rooney II stands alongside outisde linebacker Bud Dupree, the Steelers' pick at No. 22 in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 05.4.15

Lots of post-draft questions for Steelers beat writer Ray Fittipaldo, including whether the team addressed its need at cornerback.

2 days ago

 Veteran Steelers linebacker James Harrison will see fewer snaps this season, something his position coach Joey Porter made very clear to him.

Steelers will give Harrison reduced role for several reasons

James Harrison, 37, is back to help the Steelers defense, but will begin to give way to younger linebackers Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree.

3 days ago

 Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez looks on during the first inning Saturday against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez waits for the right one until home run

Pedro Alvarez stays patient until he gets his pitch, Gregory Polanco sharpens skills and Charlie Morton’s next step to be decided this week.

3 days ago

Bethel Park gets spot in playoffs

The Black Hawks claim a berth in WPIAL Class AAAA with a 7-2 victory against Baldwin.

2 days ago

 Pitt's new athletic director, Scott Barnes, said he believes an improvement in football can help all the school's programs.

Ron Cook: Maybe Pitt got it right with new athletic director Scott Barnes

Scott Barnes brings no shortage of confidence to the position, and while he has a basketball background, his focus is largely on football.

3 days ago

Bob Smizik: No time to panic, but . . .

The Pirates staggering offensive ineptitude continued yesterday as they lost to Socolovich and the Cardinals, 3-2.

2 days ago

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao during Saturday's welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Adam Bittner: The 'best sports weekend' really wasn't

From the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to American Pharoah taking the Kentucky Derby, the weekend for the most part fell flat.

2 days ago


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