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 Josh Harrison singles against the Red Sox at Thursday night PNC Park.

Pirates survive scary night on the North Shore

Thursday’s game was tighter than the previous two iterations, but the outcome was the same.

7 minutes ago


 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin skates up ice in May against the Rangers in New York.

Penguins say injuries will keep Crosby, Malkin out of start of preseason camp

Coach Mike Johnston said the injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin appear to be short-term ailments.

about 11 hours ago


 Serra Catholic defender Clara Almeter, left, and South Allegheny midfielder Haley Wackowski fight for possession on a throw-in Wednesday. Serra Catholic won, 3-2.

Hopewell breaks Central Valley's streak in girls soccer

The Central Valley girls soccer team held the longest unbeaten streak in the state until Hopewell put an end to it Wednesday.

about 12 hours ago


 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis scores on Flames goaltender Karri Ramo iduring a game in December at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Penguins training camp kicks off Friday: Johnston eager to try out combos

New coach Mike Johnston eager to see the pieces fit when the Penguins begin on-ice, training-camp workouts Friday.

about 14 hours ago


 The lone member of the Committee on Governance and Long Range Planning to vote against today's proposal was alumni trustee Anthony Lubrano.

Penn State trustees plan to restructure the board's composition

A proposal would provide give representation to students, faculty and the alumni association but also keep the nine alumni board members.

about 7 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis, left, rounds the bases past Boston Red Sox second baseman Mookie Betts after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning of a game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates banging away toward playoff bid

A win Wednesday night against Boston marked the 49th consecutive game in which the Pirates had a least one extra-base hit.

about 22 hours ago


 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter Sept. 11 at M&T Bank Stadium.

No fines for Steelers' Mitchell and Polamalu

Mike Mitchell and Troy Polamalu were penalized for unnecessary roughness, aiding the Ravens on a touchdown drive that gave them a 17-6 lead.

about 5 hours ago


 Gregory Polanco hits a solo home run in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 9.18.14

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who look to sweep the Red Sox tonight at home.

about 8 hours ago


 Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers against the Red Sox at PNC Park Wednesday.

Pirates bullpen gets some relief

Pirates notebook: The Pirates entered a game Wednesday night with a 1.47 bullpen ERA since the start of September.

about 22 hours ago


 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey signs autographs before the start of a game against the Ravens last week at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. He is one of the Steelers' player representatives for the NFLPA.

Compromise leads to new drug policy in NFL

Steelers notebook: NFL's new drug policy takes shape, appeases owners and players.

about 22 hours ago


 Steelers' Le'Veon Bell carries next to offensive coordinator Todd Haley during practice on the South Side Wednesday.

Le'Veon Bell stresses need for balance in Steelers offense

Tailback Bell sees a need for more-balanced offense from Steelers, and he would be in the middle of it.

about 22 hours ago


For now, Pitt's Officer is center of attention

Pitt redshirt freshman Alex Officer knows he is not a lock to remain Pitt's starting center.

about 22 hours ago


New: Check out Post Route Podcast on college football

Post-Gazette college sports reporters Sam Werner and Stephen Nesbitt talk about Pitt’s James Conner, WVU’s Clint Trickett and more.

about 10 hours ago


Nittany Lions using gimmicks, wildcat to spur offense

With a struggling running game, Penn State tries to create offense with the wildcat and some gimmick plays.

about 22 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Kershaw for MVP

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 16 hours ago


Starting W&J QB matures quickly

Sophomore Pete Coughlin impressive as W&J’s new starting quarterback.

about 22 hours ago


 Austin Kemp, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, is a standout running back for the Jaguars football team. He is the Post-Gazette Male High School Athlete of the Week.

Athletes Of The Week: Austin Kemp & Kyra Murphy

This week’s honorees are running back Austin Kemp of Thomas Jefferson and goalkeeper Kyra Murphy of Canon-McMillan.

about 22 hours ago


East/West/South Xtra: 'Dice set for key matchup against Brashear

With so few teams left in City League, every week is a big game.

about 22 hours ago


 Central Catholic's Matt Lenhart, left, and Bethel Park's Justin Nath fight for possession during a Section 4-AAA match last week at Bethel Park.

East Xtra: Central Catholic is proving to be dandy with numbers

Outscoring opponents, 28-1, is a good way to rise to the top in boys soccer.

about 22 hours ago


East Xtra: Penn Hills hoping to rebound

Indians face difficult test this week against unbeaten Mt. Lebanon.

about 22 hours ago


 Luigi Lista-Brinza, a Central Catholic High School graduate, takes a hand-off from quarterback Chase Haslett   during Indiana University of Pennsylvania opening-game victory against St. Augustine.

East/West Xtra: Central Catholic grad from McKees Rocks plays key role for IUP

Luigi Lista-Brinza steps in as a freshman and helps solidify running back position.

about 22 hours ago


East Xtra: Talent is showing for Woodland Hills

One game at a time approach working for Woodland Hills in 3-0 start.

about 22 hours ago


 Oakland Catholic's Kallan Baldis bumps a pass, setting up a teammate during a match against Hempfield Area at the Upper St. Clair tournament Saturday.

East Xtra: Seniors keeping Oakland Catholic in the hunt

Unbeaten volleyball team heading toward showdown with top-ranked Shaler.

about 22 hours ago


West Xtra: New Brighton makes noise in the MAC

Just like last season, New Brighton is off to a 3-0 start, but the Lions are hoping for a stronger finish this time.

about 22 hours ago


 Central Valley's Carolina Lucci, shown beating Ambridge's Taylor Mealie to the ball in a recent Section 3-AA match, scored 40 goals last year for the Warriors.

West Xtra: Matching last year's feats a huge challenge for Central Valley girls soccer team

After winning WPIAL and PIAA titles a year ago, Central Valley remains as a strong contender in girls soccer.

about 22 hours ago


 South Side Beaver's Cheyenne Seik reaches back to keep the ball in play during a high school volleyball match at the Butler Tournament earlier this season.

West Xtra: South Side Beaver takes on big schools in volleyball tournament

South Side Beaver will play in the big-school bracket at the MAC volleyball tournament this weekend.

about 22 hours ago


West/North Xtra: Even in a rebuilding year, Sewickley looking strong in tennis

Panthers reload, contend for girls tennis title.

about 22 hours ago


 Fox Chapel's Cole Ryan, left, heads the ball away from Plum's Orazio Barbarino, but the Mustangs surprised the Foxes, winning the section match, 2-0

North Xtra: Fox Chapel rebuilding on the run

Boys soccer struggling to replace nine starters from section-championship team.

about 22 hours ago


 Zach Chandler was a starting quarterback as a freshman at Avonworth, but missed much of last season with an injury. He is off to a great start this season.

North Xtra: Avonworth mounts a challenge in Black Hills Conference

The Antelopes are off to a 3-0 start and ready to make some noise in Black Hills Conference.

about 22 hours ago


North Xtra: Vincentian passes milestone

The Royals rally in the fourth quarter to beat Union and earn their first WPIAL conference victory.

about 22 hours ago


North Xtra: Surprising Seneca Valley faces Mars in key match

Volleyball teams square off with first place on the line in Class AAA Section 3.

about 22 hours ago


 Kara Pooley, heading the ball against Greensburg Central Catholic in the WPIAL Class A championship game last year, is one of three captains for Shady Side Academy.

North Xtra: Shady Side regroups in a hurry

Girls soccer team opened with tough losses, but all is not lost.

about 22 hours ago


South Xtra: Lebo faces toughest test to date

Getting off to a 3-0 start, Mt. Lebanon will play at Penn Hills in its first major test of the season.

about 22 hours ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Danzel McKinley-Lewis, a senior receiver and defensive back, has already made a verbal commitment to play college football at the University of Toledo.

South Xtra: Steel Valley, Seton-LaSalle in a key Century showdown

It’s a battle of unbeatens in the Century Conference as Seton-LaSalle visits Steel Valley.

about 22 hours ago


South Xtra: Peters upholds a strong tennis tradition

Competing in a section that got exponentially tougher, Peters Township hopes to return to its spot among the WPIAL elite.

about 22 hours ago


 Bethel Park's Jess Hanson goes up for a kill shot against Maplewood during action in the Shaler Tournament on Sept. 6.

South Xtra: Bethel volleyball team regroups to stay in mix

Despite significant graduation attrition, Bethel Park is still a WPIAL contender in girls volleyball.

about 22 hours ago


 Ike Davis celebrates with teammates his three-run home run against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Pirates use the long ball to thump Red Sox, 9-1

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered, helping the Pirates win their third game in a row and 10th out of their past 12.

about 23 hours ago


 Antonio Brown picks up six yards against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday in Baltimore.

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.17.14

Gerry Dulac fields questions this week about Big Ben, Daniel McCullers and the Arizona-Pittsburgh connection.

1 day ago


Pirates notebook: Bell, Glasnow reap honors

Pitcher Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Josh Bell honored as the organization's minor league players of the year.

1 day ago


 Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert looks on as he is beaten by the Ravens Elvis Dumervil, who sacks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Thursday night.

On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle Marcus Gilbert

Marcus Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two games this season, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to replace him in the offensive line.

1 day ago


NFL, players agree to new performance-enhancing drug policy

The new rules mean the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players can return to their teams this week.

1 day ago


 Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin jokes with teammates during the first day of the Penguins development camp at the Consol Energy Center in July.

Penguins rookie savors early start for his roster push

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin growing into a role he hopes will secure a spot on the 2014-15 roster.

1 day ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is picked up by teammate Chris Kemoeatu after he threw the winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes against the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII in February 2009.

Ex-Steeler Kemoeatu recovering from kidney transplant

The living donor was his older brother Ma'ake, a former Baltimore Raven.

1 day ago


Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 9.17.14

Pirates and Steelers talk dominate this week’s discussion with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

1 day ago


 Pirates' starter Charlie Morton deliver against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates goofy night kicks off wild final push

The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or for just a grim

1 day ago


 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at the Georgia Dome on Aug. 30, 2014.

West Virginia's Daryl Worley arraigned on battery charge

Daryl Worley turned himself in to Morgantown police after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with battery early Sunday morning.

1 day ago


Sam Werner's Pitt football chat transcript: 9.17.14

Sam takes your questions on the 3-0 Panthers.

1 day ago


 Keystone Oaks' Lucas Fievet, left, contests South Fayette's Mitch Ford for the ball off a corner kick Tuesday in a WPIAL Class AA Section 5 match. South Fayette defeated Keystone Oaks, 5-0.

High School Highlights: Unbeaten Winchester Thurston hands Serra first loss

Winchester Thurston's boys soccer team scores two goals in the second half to improve to 7-0 on the season.

1 day ago


 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Pitt secondary needs to step up after being exposed vs. FIU

The Panthers are undefeated but concerned about the number of big plays allowed in the passing game.

1 day ago


 Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Jesse James runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State excelling in late-game situations

The Christian Hackenberg-led Nittany Lions offense keeps coming through in the end.

1 day ago



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