Gene Collier

 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs during half-time at Heinz Field Thursday night as former Steeler Jerome Bettis is honored with his Hall of Fame ring.

Gene Collier: Steelers fail to hit all the right notes against Ravens

Some poor execution and decision making late in the game doomed the Steelers to a crushing loss against the Ravens.

2 days ago

 Cardinals' Mark Reynolds rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run against Pirates' Mark Melancon in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates pay high price for many mistakes Monday night

After the miscues late in the game Monday night against St. Louis, Tuesday’s rain didn’t do the Pirates any favors.

4 days ago

 Larry Lucchino talks on his cell phone on his first visit to the Red Sox spring training facility back in 2002 in Fort Myers, Fla., before becoming the team's president.

Gene Collier: A baseball life takes a turn for Pittsburgher Lucchino

Pittsburgh native Larry Lucchino begins his final week in baseball after overseeing the impossible in Boston as president of the Red Sox.

1 week ago

 Steelers center Cody Wallace practices at the team's South Side facility on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Gene Collier: Steelers center Cody Wallace knows how to overcome adversity

Experience has taught Steelers center Cody Wallace not to shrink in face of adversity.

1 week ago

 Steelers' DeAngelo Williams picks up first down against the 49ers during Sunday's game at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers' offensive firepower a good sign for future

The Steelers were better in all aspects in their rout of the San Francisco 49ers Sunday.

1 week ago

 Steelers safety Will Allen.

Gene Collier: Steelers trying to talk the talk

The Steelers finally had a reasonable idea as to who would comprise their secondary for their home opener Sunday against the 49ers.

2 weeks ago

 Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch in the third inning Wednesday night.

Gene Collier: Pirates' futility against Cubs' Arrieta a bad sign

The Pirates might face Jake Arrieta again in the NL wild-card playoff, but Wednesday night’s performance against him wasn’t promising.

2 weeks ago

 Cubs ace Jake Arrieta pitches against the Pirates last month at PNC Park, where he has been as sharp as ever.

Gene Collier: Key to Cubs series is when Pirates face Arrieta

The Pirates-Cubs four-game series that begins today likely pivots on how the home team fares against pitcher Jake Arrieta on Wednesday.

2 weeks ago

 Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who scored three touchdowns Thursday night, celebrates after picking up a measly first down against the Steelers defense.

Gene Collier: Brady, Gronkowski torment Steelers defense in season opener

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes Thursday night, connecting with tight end Rob Gronkowski on three of them.

3 weeks ago

 Who knows what lurks behind the smoke and flashing lights of opening weekend for an NFL that may not be what it once was perceived to be.

Gene Collier: Opening weekend with a side of dread

The NFL’s popularity is as big ever but so are concerns over player safety.

3 weeks ago

 New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrates his touchdown catch in front of Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones, during the second quarter of a 2013 game in Foxborough, Mass.

Gene Collier: Tomlin says Steelers face ’a tall task’ against Patriots

As coach Mike Tomlin put it so well, the Steelers face 'a tall task' in New England Thursday night, and none of his players disagree.

3 weeks ago