Bob Smizik: E-dro!

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 4 hours ago

 Phillies starter A.J. Burnett is one player who has been linked to the Pirates as the trade deadline nears.

Pirates notebook: Contenders holding on to hand

The Pirates front office isn’t finding any no-brainer deals in a trade market that is much more beneficial to teams looking to sell.

about 9 hours ago

 Sean Spence covers running back Dri Archer during the  Steelers training camp Sunday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers linebacker Sean Spence says he's optimistic, has 'total confidence' in future

Third-year linebacker Spence is still writing his comeback story, with a key act coming today when he's back in pads at Saint Vincent.

about 9 hours ago

 Fans cheer a goal by Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series AC Milan and Manchester CitySunday  at Heinz Field.

Soccer match sets Pittsburgh attendance record

A throng of 34,437 fans showed up to Heinz Field to watch Manchester City's 5-1 rout of AC Milan in International Champions Cup play.

about 9 hours ago

 Angelo Manenti, originally from Milan,  and Antonio Caopdeici, originally from Lecci, Italy, both now living in Pittsburgh, wave an AC Milan flag in front of Heinz Field.

Tailgaters get caught up in marquee soccer match at Heinz Field

It’s not quite the World Cup, but soccer enthusiasts get into the spirit when Manchester City of England, AC Milan compete in Pittsburgh.

about 9 hours ago

 The Pirates’ Gregory Polanco, left, congratulates teammate Josh Harrison Sunday on Harrison’s solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Pirates rally to beat Rockies, avoid sweep

Josh Harrison was electric at the plate and on the base paths, leading the Pirates to a 7-5 win against the Colorado Rockies.

about 11 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs a play past strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) at practice during NFL football training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. last year.

Steelers notebook: Le’Veon Bell leaves practice early

A hamstring issue nagged at Le'Veon Bell, the key to the Steelers' running game, in practice Sunday at Saint Vincent College.

about 11 hours ago

 AC Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up pass against Manchester City in an International Champions Cup series match Sunday at Heinz Field.

Manchester City downs AC Milan, 5-1, at Heinz Field

English club outclasses Italy‘‍s AC Milan in exhibition soccer duel in front of 34,347 at Heinz Field.

about 14 hours ago

 Neal Huntington, senior vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bob Smizik: Consecutive routs accentuate Pirates' weaknesses

The performance of the past two nights -- two runs in 18 innings in consecutive 8-1 losses -- could push Neal Huntington toward panicking

1 day ago

Ryan Shazier put into position for fast start

Steelers notebook: Unlike Timmons, inside linebacker and first-round draft pick Shazier will be given every chance to star this season.

1 day ago

 New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

First woman, Sandy Barbour, hired as AD at Penn State

The former athletic director at University of California Berkeley will take over Nittany Lions athletic programs.

1 day ago

 Former Pirates outfielder Brandon Moss rounds third after hitting a walk-off solo-home run against the Brewers in 2009.

On the Pirates: How Brandon Moss found his bash by the bay

Former Pirate Brandon Moss has gotten much better and, more important, many more opportunities that have sparked his success in Oakland.

1 day ago

Stars unlikely to appear, but match still rich in talent

Star players from Manchester City and AC Milan aren't likely to play today, but there will still be plenty of talent at Heinz Field.

1 day ago

Power ends regular season with 12 wins in row

The Power completed dominated the Philadelphia Soul, 64-34, Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

1 day ago

Gene Collier: Time to shift strategies vs. the shift

The advent of the defensive shift in baseball, and now how often it's being used, is suppressing offense and in turn hurting the game.

1 day ago

Plenty of preparation needed to size up latest pitching foes

The Pirates are finding ways to adjust to the gauntlet of left-handed pitching they have encountered since the All-Star break.

2 days ago

 As athletic director Dave Joyner departs, many of Penn State's programs must continue to regain their stability.

A changing face: Penn State athletics remain in flux

Penn State's athletic landscape has been altered significantly in three years since the Sandusky news, both financially and personnel-wise.

1 day ago

 Quarterback Lisa Horton and the Passion won a second women's football championship.

MVP Horton sparks title-game rout for Passion

Passion roll to second women's football championship with 41-7 victory against the Houston Energy.

1 day ago

Dulac on Golf: Stellar performance just in time for local pro

Just when he needed it most, Trinity High School graduate Steve Wheatcroft nabbed a victory on the Tour in dominant fashion --

2 days ago

 New Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour today in State College.

Penn State names Sandy Barbour as new athletic director

Eric Barron announced Ms. Barbour at a noon news conference, calling her the “clear, first and unanimous” choice of the selection committee.

1 day ago

 Jeff Locke, seen here in a file photo, surrendered six earned runs in Saturday's loss to the Rockies in Denver.

Rockies hit three solo homers off Locke, beat Pirates, 8-1

Jeff Locke struggled with his command, but was not aided by the Pirates‘‍ lack of offense, which bit the club for a second game in a row.

1 day ago

McWicked wins Adios Pace at the Meadows

All went as planned today for David Miller and McWicked as the 7-5 morning line favorite raced to a 1:49:1 first-place finish.

1 day ago

 Roethlisberger scrambles during drills Saturday afternoon on the first day of practice in Latrobe.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opens up about no-huddle, contract, Ray Rice

The relationship between Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley has advanced so far since last season that the quarterback says they are friends.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Analyzing the Steelers -- briefly

Steelermania is officially in season and although not quite what it once was, the local NFL team remains, by far, the most popular team in

2 days ago

 Charlie Morton gave up four runs in six innings Friday against the Rockies in Denver.

Morton, West Coast swing get off to rocky start

A week after mounting three comeback wins against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park, the Pirates were roughed up, 8-1, at Coors Field.

2 days ago

Pirates notebook: Defensive plan different at Coors Field

Manager Clint Hurdle certainly familiar with Coors Field

1 day ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Exploring this year's 'Trail of the Year'

There are some rough spots and a lack of local knowledge, but the Redbank Valley Trails have a chance to be real gems.

2 days ago

 Trainer Ron Burke works Full Moon on the track at the Meadows, June 4, 2014. Burke, in May 2014, became the first North American trainer in harness racing history  to accumulate 100-million dollars in total purses.

Locals add element of intrigue to Adios Pace

Local owners will take their best shot at favorite McWicked in Saturday’s Adios Pace for the Orchids.

2 days ago

 Pittsburgh Passion wide receiver Rachel Wojdowski (17) evades the grip of New York Sharks defensive back Duece Reyes (22), scoring the second of four touchdowns in a game earlier this month.

Undefeated Passion back for one more shot at women's football title

The Passion women’s football team (10-0) attempts to finish season with a championship today in Rock Hill, S.C.

2 days ago

 Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner.

Penn State to name new athletic director Saturday

Penn State’s outgoing athletic director, Dave Joyner, begins his retirement Aug. 1. He announced his decision to retire last month.

2 days ago

 Antonio Brown makes his way to his dorm room arriving at training camp in a Mercedes Sprinter van.

Steelers notebook: Added speed not open to discussion

Don’t expect Steelers to talk much if at all about influx of team speed from free agency and draft.

2 days ago

 Ike Taylor, pointing to his Google Glass and armed with a Go Pro on his chest, talks to members of the media upon arriving at training camp.

Being a Steeler is just part of life for Ike Taylor

Veteran cornerback Ike Taylor says he still bleeds black and gold despite pay cut he did not like.

2 days ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches as his team warms up during minicamp on the South Side in June.

Steelers camp opens, but Tomlin not on the hot seat

Even though he is coming off consecutive 8-8 seasons, the Steelers head coach is in no danger of losing his job.

2 days ago

District Fishing Report: 7.25.14

Families are invited to hook up at the Post-Gazette Family Fishing Tent, part of the Regatta at Lake Arthur Aug. 2-3 at Moraine State Park.

3 days ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin watches the offense at training camp last summer at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Training camp report: Steelers begin anew today

As the Steelers open camp, contract talks remain quiet.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger enters yet another training camp, but this time with a young defense and new faces on offense.

Ron Cook: Ben Roethlisberger eyes prize above deal

Ben Roethlisberger reports to Steelers camp today, thinking a lot more about winning another NFL title than settling on a new contract.

3 days ago

Bob Smizik: The case for signing Walker

The most important off-the-field decision facing the Pirates is the status Russell Martin, who will be a free agent at the end of the

3 days ago

Soccer: Top European teams to meet Sunday at Heinz Field

Top European squads Manchester United and AC Milan are set to square off Sunday at Heinz Field as part of the International Champions Cup.

3 days ago

Local auto racing: New Nitro format, but same fun

Under new ownership, the International Hot Rod Association brings some new experiences to the familiar Nitro Jam, Aug. 1-2.

3 days ago

 The Pirates' Neil Walker reacts as he rounds first base after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning in March.

It's his time: Neil Walker enjoys a resurgence of productivity for Pirates

Improved health, consistency pave the way for what so far is Neil Walker's best offensive season in the majors.

2 days ago

 Fans shout for autographs as the Steelers enter the field at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe last year.

Steelers training camp: A pilgrimage of sorts for the many 'black-and-gold' faithful

Joint practices with the Buffalo Bills will be the newest feature when the Steelers begin training camp today in Latrobe.

3 days ago

Jenn Menendez's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.24.14

Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates who are on a 5-1 tear since the All-Star break.

3 days ago

Bob Smizik: Liriano looking sharp!

Observations on the Pirates and their 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night at PNC Park.

4 days ago

 The Pirates' Neil Walker bats against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

Some of the Dodgers biggest stars missed this series and it paid off the Pirates.

4 days ago

West Virginia, N.C. State announce series

The Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with North Carolina State in 2018 in Raleigh, N.C., and 2019 in Morgantown, W.Va.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Riverhounds captain Richard Costanzo and teammates warm up before their inaugural game at the new Highmark Stadium last April against the Harrisburg City Islanders. A sellout crowd of almost 4,000 fans was in attendance.

Optimism vs. Reality is the real contest when small pro teams take the field

Sports franchises in leagues other than big 4 pro leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), mostly struggle; such teams here are no exception.

4 days ago

PONY League World Series packs more punch

The PONY League World Series in Washington, Pa., will introduce new media projects to allow for better in-game experiences for fans.

4 days ago

West Xtra: Moon reaches goal of regional playoffs

American Legion baseball team competes in Region 6 tournament.

4 days ago

West Xtra: Duquesne graduate a standout for Colts

West Allegheny grad Dustin Windemaker hoping to revive his career through semipro football.

4 days ago

West Xtra: Colts lineman shines at playing both ways

Ambridge grad Ryan DeFrancesco a standout for Pittsburgh Colts on offensive and defensive lines.

4 days ago


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