Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates with catcher Russell Martin after the 5-0 defeat of San Francisco.

Worley finishes what he started; Pirates defeat Giants, 5-0

Vance Worley pitches rare, complete-game shutout as the Pirates down San Francisco.

about 3 hours ago

 Third baseman Pedro Alvarez makes a play on ball hit by second baseman Darwin Barney in the Pirates game June 11 against the Cubs at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Alvarez throws Pirates for a loop

Pirates continue to work with Pedro Alvarez on the third baseman’s throwing problems.

about 5 hours ago

Pirates have a few days left to work on possible deals

As trade talks swirl, current players stay out of it and remain calm before the deadline at 4 p.m. Thursday.

about 5 hours ago

 Ryan Shazier during drills this afternoon on the first day of practice Saturday at Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College.

Steelers notebook: Inside linebacker and No. 1 pick Ryan Shazier makes huge and positive first impression

Speedy Shazier excels in backs-on-backers drill on first day in pads for at training camp.

about 5 hours ago

 Antonio Brown makes catch and picks up yardage during afternoon workouts in the rain Monday at Saint Vincent College.

In year of change, the biggest might be Steelers offense carrying defense

After relying on defense for decades, Pittsburgh might need the offense to lead the way, which might be the most shocking adjustment of all.

about 5 hours ago

 Maurkice Pouncey engages in a pass block during offensive drills the first afternoon of practice Saturday at Steelers Training Camp at St Vincent College, in Latrobe.

Ron Cook: Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey at least guilty of bad judgment

Alleged incident at 4:20 a.m. at a Miami nightclub with his twin brother certainly appears to be a poor decision.

about 5 hours ago

 NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Congressmen urge NCAA to lift Penn State sanctions

Letter asks NCAA President Mark Emmert to rescind the remaining sanctions because of the harm they’re causing student-athletes.

about 6 hours ago

 Brett Keisel makes his way onto the field for the Steelers home opener last season.

Colbert: Steelers won't rule out signing Keisel, others before season starts

The Steelers have such a young team that they could add players as others release them in the final roster cuts.

about 6 hours ago

 A.C. Milan's Sulley Muntari breaks up a pass against Manchester City during the Guiness International Champions Cup series, Sunday at Heinz Field.

A.C. Milan to hold free open practice at Heinz Field

A.C. Milan lost 5-1 yesterday at Heinz Field to Manchester City in a 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup Match.

about 10 hours ago

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 7.28.14

With training camp in full swing, Ray takes your questions on the Steelers.

about 14 hours ago

Bob Smizik: E-dro!

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 23 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 A pastoral environment, connection with nature and the camaraderie of fellow veterans provide recreational therapy during a fishing trip to Lake Arthur. Above, first-mate Suzi and U.S. Army veteran Chad Gibson.

Catch & Recuperate: Veterans experience the healing powers of fishing

Cloudy, no-sunburn skies, a light breeze, flat water and a fishing rod. At one Butler County hospital, they call that "therapy."

3 days ago

Adventuresome reading for a summer day

Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that recently caught my eye.

3 days ago

Notebook: New rules planned for second Mentored Youth Fishing Day

Youth anglers must obtain a free PFBC-issued permit or a voluntary youth fishing license, and be accompanied by a licensed adult.

3 days 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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 --

3 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days ago

Pirates notebook: Defensive plan different at Coors Field

Manager Clint Hurdle certainly familiar with Coors Field

2 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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

4 days ago


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