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 Clara Santucci, who won the women's title in 2014, wants to best her personal record this year in the marathon.

Marathon 2015: Why I Run / Defending champion has more big goals

Clara Santucci won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon last year, but she plans to set the bar even higher this year.

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 Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have struggled with injuries throughout the past couple of seasons, including both missing the playoffs in 2011.

Adam Bittner: Penguins shouldn't count on health of four expensive stars

It’s time to evaluate if it’s worth having Crosby, Fleury, Letang and Malking take up almost half of the team’s salary cap space.

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 Bill Hutchinson, right, a Montour graduate, lost a Big Knockout Boxing junior welterweight match to Herbert Acevedo April 4 in Las Vegas.

West Xtra: Montour grad's style fits new boxing discipline

Even though Bill Hutchinson lost in his first try at “Big KNockout Boxing,” promoters are interested in having him fight again.

1 day ago


 Brayden LaVerde

Hempfield boy has plan to turn old tennis courts into dek hockey rink

Project would bring Hempfield the first hockey rink of its kind and help a high schooler earn Eagle Scout.

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 Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.

3 days ago


 Bethel Park chemistry teacher Hannah Camic intends to run the Pittsburgh Marathon this year after being unable to last year due to complications with her cystic fibrosis

Why I Run: Bethel Park teacher won't be slowed by cystic fibrosis

Hannah Camic has cystic fibrosis and is running in the Pittsburgh Marathon this year, a first for the 31-year-old science teacher.

5 days ago


 Proper care of live baits keeps them active long enough to attract trout. Above, Ray Popp, live bait man­ager at Tackle Un­lim­ited, with a hand­ful of frisky crawl­ers.

Robust, active baits attract more trout

As local anglers prepare for Saturday’s statewide opening of trout season, those who rely on live bait need a process for keeping it alive.

6 days ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Jim Holden's vision of oft-used trails becomes more of a reality

Among his many contributions to area trails, Holden formed the Allegheny Valley Trails Association along with fellow cyclist Dave Howes.

1 week ago


 Len Semplice, who served many roles in district hockey over a career that spanned more than four decades, will be honored by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Saturday.

South Xtra: Longtime area hockey 'guru' to be inducted into Western Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Lenny Semplice, who began coaching hockey when he was just 19 years old, will be honored Saturday by the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

1 week ago


 Though Maryland only had four conference wins, one of them came against Penn State.

Adam Bittner: Rutgers, Maryland exceed Big Ten conference expectations

Just a year into their membership, both schools made some noise in the college football world.

1 week ago


Pro Basketball


TV preview: Kobe Bryant opens up about life, basketball

A Showtime documentary airing Saturday follows Lakers star Kobe Bryant as his career winds down.



North/South/East/West Xtra: Franchise starts up with local players

Steel City Yellow Jackets an ABA franchise in its first season of play.


 
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