Sports


 Closer Mark Melancon celebrates after shutting down the Red Sox in the ninth Thursday night at PNC Park.
Peter Diana/Post-Gazette
Closer Mark Melancon celebrates after shutting down the Red Sox in the ninth Thursday night at PNC Park.

Cole, Marte shine to clinch another winning season as big series looms

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


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save during the players informal practice Sept. 14 at the Iceoplex at Southpointe.

Penguins seek answers to many questions

Penguins will try to answer tough questions during training camp.



 Mike Mitchell was penalized on this hit on Ravens receiver Steve Smith in the third quarter Sept 11. Mitchell said he will start aiming for the knees on tackles to avoid fines and penalties for high hits.

On the Steelers: Mike Mitchell to change tackling style to avoid fines

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is frustrated by penalties and fines that force him to aim for knees when tackling.



 Gerrit Cole delivers Thursday against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Cole shows he thrives on big stage

Thursday night, Gerrit Cole looked like the pitcher who rolled through September a year ago.



 Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is quite familiar with Paul Chryst and his approach.

Pitt's Paul Chryst, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz go back to Big Ten days

The Panthers’ Paul Chryst and Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, an Upper St. Clair graduate, are far from strangers.



 West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert (86) celebrates after kicking the winning field goal in the fourth quarter against Maryland Saturday.

West Virginia special teamers far from the usual

The Mountaineers’ kicker, punter and their position group counterparts put the "special" in special teams.



 Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton has formed a formidable duo with Geno Lewis.

Penn State WR duo sets record pace so far

Penn State's newest receiving combination of DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis might be an unlikely mix, but is on a record-setting pace.



Pirates notebook: Walker cleans up at right time

The cleanup slot has been in good hands with Neil Walker, who has provided plenty of offense for the Pirates lately.



 Cortez Allen breaks up a pass intended for Dennis Pitta Sept. 11 against the Ravens. The Steelers are one of three teams that haven’t forced a turnover this season. “We have to get people in longer-yardage situations to get those turnovers,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said.

Steelers notebook: Lack of turnovers still huge issue

Turnovers point way to winning and losing, and few teams know that better than the Steelers.



 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.


Blogs

  • Penguins Blog

  • Advertisement

    Advertisement

    SPORTS CALENDARS

    TV Sports Listings
    Running
    Golf



    100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die


    Over the course of 127 major league seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates have created a legacy as rich and enduring as baseball itself.

    In 100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, discover the remarkable people, places, and events that celebrate the team.

    More Blogs

    Sports Town:

    Community Voices:

    Podcasts:
  • SportsNOW: NFL in crisis and Pirates postseason?




  • LATEST NASCAR NEWS







    WPIAL tennis championships: Greensburg Central sisters' act settles Class AA

    With the first set tied between sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska, the unexpected happened, resulting in a Class AA WPIAL title for Alyvia.



    Game of the Week: Century's battle of unbeatens features some familiar foes

    Damon Rosol and Rod Steele first crossed paths in seventh grade at the Washington Education Center in Lawrenceville.


     

    College »


    Pitt's Paul Chryst, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz go back to Big Ten days

    The Panthers’ Paul Chryst and Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, an Upper St. Clair graduate, are far from strangers.



    Penn State WR duo sets record pace so far

    Penn State's newest receiving combination of DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis might be an unlikely mix, but is on a record-setting pace.


     

    Golf


    McKeesport native gets 'Big Break' in golf

    McKeesport native Brian Cooper, a mini-tour professional in Phoenix, was selected as a competitor for the Golf Channel's "Big Break



    Sweet finish lifts Tam O’ Shanter’s Dolci in Tri-State PGA Championship

    Dennis Dolci birdied the final two holes to finish 7-under 137 at St. Clair Country Club and win his first TSPGA championship.


     

    Other Sports


    Local auto racing: World of Outlaws action comes to Lernerville

    Points leader Donny Schatz chases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars title Saturday night in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville.



    Shaler native wins Wakeboarding World Championship

    Going into the competition with an already broken toe, Ms. Miller said she was shocked when she won. "I'm excited beyond words," she said.


     

    Video »

    Loading...
    More Videos >>
    Advertisement

    You have 2 remaining free articles this month

    Try unlimited digital access

    If you are an existing subscriber,
    link your account for free access. Start here

    You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

    To continue unlimited reading

    If you are an existing subscriber,
    link your account for free access. Start here