Upper St. Clair's Connor Brennan is congratulated by Dante Grecco after kicking a field goal against Upper St. Clair Friday night at Upper St. Clair.

Defense shines in Upper St. Clair's 17-0 win vs. Penn Hills

Upper St. Clair’s defense cramped Penn Hills’ speed and style. The result was a 17-0 victory Friday for host Upper St. Clair.

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Montour avenges previous losses with win against Central Valley

Montour beat Central Valley, 17-14, Friday night at Central Valley's Sarge Alberts Stadium in the Class AAA Parkway Conference opener.

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 Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux, left, and Ron Burkle ride in the team's Stanley Cup victory parade through Downtown.

Development rights on table in talks over Penguins sale

Mayor Peduto said talks are underway to ensure a return on public investment when a sale is finalized, if it includes development rights.

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 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona, February 1, 2015.

Steelers already excited about bucking NFL Kickoff Classic trends

Steelers wanted to face QB Tom Brady in opener against Patriots, and they have gotten their wish. The next task is stopping him.

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 Steelers punter Jordan Berry kicks against the Carolina Panthers Thursday evening at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Berry phones home to Australia to thank his father

Australian Jordan Berry beats out fellow countryman Brad Wing for punting job.

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 The Lansinoh Nursing Lounge at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., includes recliners and a play area for toddlers.

Moms want spot at Heinz Field

Former Mount Washington resident leads online petition drive calling on the Steelers to make accommodations for nursing moms.

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 Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to the media about his team's upcoming game against Youngstown State.

Pitt plays Youngstown State today, and the Ohio town can stand proud

People from Youngstown, Ohio, will be front and center  today as natives Pat Narduzzi and Bo Pelini make coaching debuts at new schools.

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 FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Georgia Southern University wide receiver Derek Keaton, center, blocks Jayshawn Jordan, right, of University of Idaho, from teammate Matt Breida during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Statesboro, Ga. West Virginia will host Georgia Southern in their season opener Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Morgantown, W.V.

WVU's opener against Georgia Southern definitely not a guaranteed victory

A hefty pay day for Georgia Southern might be the only thing guaranteed for West Virginia in its season opener against the Eagles.

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 Linebacker Nyeem Wartman signs autographs for fans.

Penn State LB Nyeem Wartman-White ready for a homecoming of sorts

PSU linebacker grew up mostly in Philadelphia and is ready to start the season there today in new role as Penn State’s MLB.

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 Duquesne head coach Jerry Schmitt.

District football preview: Duquesne sets sights high

Much is expected from the Dukes — by the Dukes — as they enter 2015 with a loaded receiving corps and an experienced roster.

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 Chacar Berry celebrates after rushing for a touchdown in the first half Friday against Thomas Jefferson.

Ringgold snaps Thomas Jefferson's conference winning streak

Ringgold engineers a fourth-quarter comeback to end Thomas Jefferson’s 24-game conference winning streak, 27-20.

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Central Catholic surges in fourth quarter vs. Bethel Park

Class AAAA roundup: No. 1 team in WPIAL and Pennsylvania scores 21 points late in non-conference victory.

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Birty throws for four TDs to lead Franklin Regional

Class AAA roundup: Franklin Regional cruises past Knoch in Greater Allegheny Conference opener, 35-2.

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Valley wins rivalry game vs. Burrell, spoils coach's debut

Class AA roundup: The Buccaneers hold off the Vikings, 27-20.

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North Catholic tops Northgate, 33-7

Class A roundup: Former Steelers linebacker Jason Gildon wins debut for Trojans, 33-7.

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Brashear pounds Imani Christian, 56-0

The Bulls return a punt and an interception for touchdowns in rout of Imani.

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Bicyclists find three good choices on their riding menu for this month

Bicyclists face tough choice with three fine events on September menu.

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 Riverhounds midfielder Rob Vincent kicks the ball in during a game against Louisville City F.C. at Highmark Stadium on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Riverhounds to play without leading scorer for first time this season

Midfielder Rob Vincent, who has 18 goals this season, is suspended against the Charleston Battery for yellow card accumulation.

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Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

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 Game of the Week: Penn Hills at Upper St. Clair -- teams seen here in a match-up last season.

Varsity Xtra: High school football returns -- your complete Friday night preview

Advance coverage of tonight’s gridiron action, from Mike White’s Varsity Notebook to the prognostications of the formidable Fumbler.

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 Martavis Bryant lines up Thursday against the Panthers at Heinz Field.

Steelers notebook: Suspended receiver Martavis Bryant must help himself

Art Rooney II said the team can support Martavis Bryant, but ultimately it will be up to Bryant if he wants to avoid further discipline.

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 Punters Jordan Berry, left, and Brad Wing practice at the team's South Side facility Aug. 26.

Berry wins punter competition; Steelers trade Wing to Giants

Jordan Berry beat out Brad Wing, who punted last season for the Steelers, his first year in the NFL.

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 Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco celebrates with first baseman Pedro Alvarez after scoring a run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Busch Stadium.

J.A. Happ throws seven scoreless innings as Pirates defeat Cardinals, 9-3

Happ set about finding the physical and mental cues that enabled him to pitch well early in the season with the Seattle Mariners.

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 Pirates' A.J. Burnett pitches against the Nationals July 25.

A.J. Burnett's simulated game goes better than expected

Burnett can return to the roster without a corresponding move because the roster is expanded to 40 players in September.

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Pitt men's hoops center Maia sidelined with thumb injury

The transfer from Brown led the Ivy League in rebounding and field goal percentage last season.

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 The Pirates and Cardinals square off in a three-game series beginning tonight in St. Louis.

Pirates announce postseason ticket information

Season ticket holders have the first chance to buy playoff ticket strips; individual wild-card and NLDS tickets go on sale later this month.

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 The Pirates' Aramis Ramirez reacts to striking out at the end the seventh inning against the Brewers at Miller Park Thursday in Milwaukee.

Bob Smizik: Swept by the Brewers!

Nobody asked me, but . . .

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 Pascal Dupuis celebrates his second goal of the game in the teams 5-0 win against the New York Islanders in first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs.

Dupuis' children pray nightly for his healthy return to the Penguins

Forward Pascal Dupuis gradually working back into hockey after harrowing, life-threatening bout with blood clot in his lung.

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 Steffi Bruinghaus of Squirrel Hill, left, protests against Michael Vick, as Renarda Walker, right, supports him during a rally Thursday outside Heinz Field as the Steelers played the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game. More than 100 people demonstrated against the new backup Steelers quarterback who served jail time for dogfighting.

Anti-Vick group holds vigil outside Steelers game

A “silent, respectful vigil” remembered the dogs that died in the operation that led to Michael Vick serving 21 months in prison.

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 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hits a one run triple off of St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on Aug 12, 2015.

Pirates notebook: An opportunity to make up ground on Cardinals

A three-game series against the NL Central leaders give the Pirates a chance to cut into lead, but winning at Busch Stadium a challenge.

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 The Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady won the AFC Championship game in 2005 at Heinz Field and has tortured the Steelers ever since.

Ron Cook: Brady decision tops bad summer for Steelers

The preseason could not have gone much worse with the loss of Maurkice Pouncey, a couple of kickers, and now Deflategate overturned.

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 Volunteers from the Duquesne Youth Athletic Association, members of the community and Sam’s Club work together to install wooden bleachers at Duquesne Stadium.

Duquesne community rallies to renovate grandstand

The Duquesne Youth Athletic Association was able to repair the stadium grandstand with help from Sam’s Club and local businesses.

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 Pitt fans hang their head as their team falls further behind Youngstown State during the 2012 season opener at Heinz Field. Youngstown St. would stun Pitt 31-17.

A few older Pitt players still recall loss to Youngstown State in 2012

The shocking 31-17 loss adds little extra motivation for players such as Lafayette Pitts who thought it was an easy one for the win column.

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 Penn State football defensive back Jordan Lucas arrives for the team's Media Day on Aug. 6, 2015 at Beaver Stadium.

His brother's keeper: PSU's Lucas relishes special bond with his little brother

Senior safety Jordan Lucas uses his little brother Brandon to serve as his motivation.

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Obituary: Bart Cummings / Legendary horse-racing trainer

Mr. Cummings prepared the winners of almost 7,000 races during his training career, which started in 1953.

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 Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh, left, drags a New Brighton defender during a game last September.

Varsity Notebook: Aliquippa RB fighting tough foe

DiMantae Bronaugh’s world was rocked by the news of a Leukemia diagnosis last Thursday.

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The Fumbler: Feeling hot, hot, hot

We could potentially near the record high for the opening day of high school football, which came in 1953 when the thermometer soared to 95.

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 Penn Hills QB Billy Kisner, left, on the run against Upper St. Clair in a Sept. 2013 game.

Game of the Week: Penn Hills at Upper St. Clair

It will be a battle of Upper St. Clair’s physically huge offensive line and Penn Hills’ read-option offense.

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 Will South Fayette's Hunter Hayes, shown here carrying for a 95-yard touchdown against Dunmore in the third quarter of the PIAA class AA championship at Hersheypark Stadium in December, extend the school’s 32-game winning streak?.

Football 2015: Top 10 storylines

Mike White breaks down the top themes for the district high school football season.

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 Upper St. Clair soccer coach Uwe Schneider, shown here in a 2013 photo, spent nearly four months last summer using a wheelchair after falling from a ladder.

Boys Soccer: Upper St. Clair coach stepping back into routine

Uwe Schneider spent about four months using in a wheelchair after falling two stories while doing housework last July.

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2015 Girls High School Volleyball Preview

Players, teams and storylines to watch and preseason rankings.

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District Fishing Report: 9.4.15

During a Mentored Youth Fishing program on Labor Day, Sept. 7, increased angling opportunities will be available for kids.

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Local auto racing: Lernerville hopes for a big bang this weekend

Track reschedules Firecracker 100 for Saturday, pairing it with the Working Man 50 on Friday for a big weekend of racing in Sarver.

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North/South/East/West Xtra: Plenty of storylines on football's opening night

Each week freelancer Brad Everett will take a look around the area and write about the most intriguing football highlights.

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Moon Area senior hopes Hoops, Heart ‘N’ Heroes tournament will raise awareness

Stephen Englert is holding a basketball tournament to draw attention to the rate of sudden cardiac death among college basketball players.

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South Xtra: Game of the week

Thomas Jefferson (0-0) vs. Ringgold (0-0)

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 Jason Zadrozny, director of buildings and grounds at Belle Vernon Area, stands on the bleacher seating overlooking the installation of the golden turf at James Weir Stadium.

South Xtra: The grass isn't always greener at Belle Vernon Area

District is ready to show off its shiny, new ... and gold ... football field.

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 Slippery Rock offensive lineman Cory Tucker is a graduate of South Park.

South/West Xtra: Bookends anchor Slippery Rock's line

Tackles Cory Tucker of South Park and Kyle Henderson of Moon lead the way for SRU’s efforts up front.

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 South Fayette's Marissa France was a third-team All-Section 6 selection last season.

South/West Xtra: South Fayette looks to carry on tradition

The girls volleyball team has been a regular in postseason play and looks for more of the same this season.

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