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 Former Penguins player Robert Bortuzzo is congratulated on his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes by then-teammate Zach Sill in November. The Penguins traded both players in hopes of making a Stanley Cup run, but at the cost of draft picks also.

Adam Bittner: Penguins’ trade deadline deals contradict ownership’s words on draft

The organization continues to press forward with an old strategy of mortgaging the future to win now.

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 Jackie Flasko, right, and Tom Nicklas use their iPhones to take photos of their kids during the 2015 MLHA Mt. Lebanon Hockey Association Classic at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Thrill of the ice: Indoor rinks in demand as hockey's popularity surges

USA Hockey Inc. has 519,417 players, ages 6-20, and 12,862 of them are playing hockey in Western Pennsylvania, according to USA Hockey.

1 week ago


South Xtra: Pro hockey team in Rostraver struggling to get by

The Steel City Warriors have struggled on the ice and off in their first season in the Federal Hockey League.

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 Though it took some time, Pirates GM Neal Huntington was able to turn the organization around by liquidating it first.

Adam Bittner: NBA squads can learn the art of tanking from Pittsburgh teams

The national media is treating NBA tanking like a new phenomenon, but the Pirates and Penguins have been there, done that.

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 Female participation in fishing and hunting is on the rise. Amidea Daniel will lead a seminar on fly fishing for women today at the Cabin Fever fly fishing expo in Cranberry.

Nationwide and locally, more women are going fishing and hunting

Last summer, Kelly Hancock and her sister bought themselves deer rifles and joined the family tradition, going "red tag" hunting.

1 week ago


Monessen boxer Vasquez stepping up into big time

Sammy Vasquez Jr. has a golden opportunity in a 10-round fight tonight at Consol Energy Center and on Showtime.

2 weeks ago


 Since signing with NASCAR team owner and Fox Chapel native Chip Ganassi in 2011, Kyle Larson has quickly worked his way up to the Cup Series.

Adam Bittner: NASCAR's Kyle Larson eyed as next Chip Ganassi success story

With shades of Jeff Gordon, the 22-year-old is poised to become NASCAR’s next big thing.

1 week ago


Tony Stewart seeks to end string of defeat in Daytona 500

One of NASCAR’S biggest stars has no wins in 17 Daytona 500s.

2 weeks ago


NASCAR notebook: Danica Patrick switches to backup car

Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.

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 Evgeni Malkin, 71, and Sidney Crosby.

Adam Bittner: Shrinking numbers for Malkin, Crosby part of more rugged NHL

Scoring is down across the league, but rarely is that cited as a reason for statistical regression for the Penguins’ biggest stars.

2 weeks 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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