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Meadows releases draw for Adios race Saturday

Adios favorite Dude’s the Man draws Post 2 for Saturday’s big race at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

about 12 hours ago

Passion defend IWFL title

The Pittsburgh Passion edged the Utah Falconz on Saturday to win their second Independent Women’s Football League title in a row.

3 days ago

 The pack passes through a tunnel during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110.5 kilometers (68.7 miles) with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Paris police open fire on car at Tour de France barricades

Paris has been on edge since double attacks in January by Islamic extremists on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

3 days ago

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, cycles during the final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, today.

Briton Froome lands second Tour de France title

It was Team Sky's third Tour triumph in four years after Bradley Wiggins prevailed in 2012 before Froome succeeded him in 2013.

2 days ago

 Olympic hopeful Tika Hemingway shadow boxes at the Pittsburgh Boxing Club in Overbrook.

Brackenridge boxer Tika Hemingway close to realizing Olympic dreams

Tika Hemingway has two more major events to go before solidifying her spot on Team USA.

4 days ago

Defending champion Passion confident heading into title game

The Pittsburgh Passion could take home back-to-back titles and extend its undefeated streak to 22 games.

4 days ago

Biking: Local duo makes niche that pays off

Veteran bicyclists Mary Shaw and Roy Weil created the Trail Volunteer Fund in 2007 to help establish, maintain and increase volunteers.

4 days ago

 Coach Ted Mrkonja watches boxers spar at the Pittsburgh Boxing Club in Overbrook.

Coaches make Pittsburgh Boxing Club a destination for fighters

Ted Mrkonja and John Brunick volunteer most of their free time to training a diverse range of boxers.

4 days ago

 Aramis Ramirez started his professional career with the Pirates in 1998 before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2003.

Adam Bittner: Aramis Ramirez to Pirates deal minor on paper, huge for perception

The 37-year-old former Pirate will nicely fill in the big hole needed on the infield with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison out.

4 days ago

  John Mahoney, a former coach at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Moon, is now working at IMG Academy in Florida. He's posing with Satnam Singh, only 19, who became the first player from India ever selected in the NBA draft. Singh is 7 feet 2.

North/West Xtra: Pittsburgh men making mark at IMG Academy

John Mahoney and Dan Barto help Satnam Singh become the first player from India to be drafted into the NBA.

5 days ago

North Xtra: Vincentian grad shines in Elite League

Ian Taylor uses his baseball success with the Independent Players to open the door at Penn State Behrend.

5 days ago

North Xtra: Local players compete in national tournament

Standout quartet help Ohio Glaciers advance in baseball tournament in Emerson, Ga.

5 days ago

South/West Xtra: Merger pays off in Federation League

Ohio Valley and South Hills combine forces to battle for top spot in standings.

5 days ago

South Xtra: Local throwers advance to Junior Olympics

Quartet qualifies for AAU event with strong showings at regionals.

5 days ago

 Murrysville's John Bondi will play baseball at John Carroll next season.

East Xtra: Murrysville Legion is good at head games

Uncanny ability to outsmart opponents is a key to the baseball team’s success.

5 days ago

East Xtra: Hempfield grad strikes out on her own

T’nia Falbo joins the PWBA tour as a professional bowler.

5 days ago

 Joe Campagna has had a strong season for the Blackhawk American Legion baseball team.

West Xtra: Blackhawk shortstop enjoying his 'second chance'

Joe Campagna has standout season with Cougars and carries it over to American Legion play.

5 days ago

West Xtra: Moon grad helps team to unbeaten record

Rocco Maue is a standout second baseman for the Pittsburgh Spikes in the Elite League.

1 week ago

 Moon starting pitcher Matt Kotvas delivers a pitch against Hopewell in the first round of the Region 6 American Legion baseball playoffs Saturday at Matulevic Field in Shaler.

West Xtra: Pitching key to Moon's success

Trio of pitchers helps American Legion team into the postseason.

5 days ago

 David Wright runs a workshop to help children cope with things like disappointment and adversity at the Never Fear Being Different camp at Union Area High School in Lawrence County, Tuesday.

Former Westminster College football players teach 'never fear being different'

Teammates David Wright and Jordon Rooney started Never Fear Being Different in Lawrence County to help kids overcome their insecurities.

6 days ago

 Could Clint Barmes be returning to the Pirates? It wouldn't be such a bad trade.

Adam Bittner: Pirates’ reported trade targets would be good fits

From San Diego’s Clint Barmes to Arizona’s Cliff Pennington, the Pirates don’t necessarily need a big-name guy to fulfill their needs.

6 days ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell listens to the opening speaker at a fundraising luncheon today for the Washington, Pa. YWCA held in Canonsburg.

Goodell: NFL 'being very thorough' in considering Brady appeal

Roger Goodell said he has no specific timeline for when he will reach a decision on Tom Brady’s appeal after speaking at local fundraiser.

1 week ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington.

Adam Bittner: Pirates face obstacles in making flashy trade

Despite the fans’ cries, the trading market doesn’t seem to be favorable right now for Neal Huntington and the Pirates.

1 week ago

 Many cycling fans believe Chris Froome’s performances are too good to be true and that he must be doping.

Fans skeptical of Tour de France leader

British rider Chris Froome retains the yellow jacket at the end of Stage 15 amid doping rumors and fan scrutiny.

1 week ago

 Edward Rivero, top, finishes his submission maneuver last week at the Stout Training Center in the Strip District.

Naga tournament today at Robert Morris

Grappling event is like wrestling but involves more martial arts

1 week ago

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg passes during the first quarter of the Blue-White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The school announced it will go back to the tradition of not displaying the names of the players on the back of the jerseys.

Adam Bittner: Penn State has a lot to live up to after jersey switch

With the decision to take players’ last names off of their jerseys, Penn State is looking to go back to its traditional winning ways.

1 week ago

 A look inside the Larry Bruno Hall of Achievement in Beaver Falls.

Larry Bruno Hall of Achievement to induct members Aug. 1

The hall will induct six people and two teams into the Larry Bruno Foundation Hall of Achievement.

1 week ago

Local auto racing: Herb Scott event more than just a race

The legacy of the late businessman and successful racer who retired in 1979 lives on at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway.

1 week ago

South/North Xtra: Two Wild Things selected for Frontier League All-Star Game

Kyle Helisek, a Seneca Valley graduate, and shortstop Austin Wobrock were chosen to play in the independent league’s summer classic.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Gateway grad is 'Mr. Monroeville'

Adam Salandro was a standout for Gators’ baseball team and has continued that success for the American Legion team.

1 week ago

 Leah Smith, left, a graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and a Mt. Lebanon resident, and Ambridge Area graduate Lindsay Vrooman, finished first and second in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World University Games.

West Xtra: Ambridge grad Vrooman brings home international swimming medals

Lindsay Vrooman won three medals at the World University Games, including a gold in the 800-meter freestyle.

1 week ago

 Monroeville's Angelo Saccamango tags out Shaler's Alex Ficorilli in recent American Legion baseball action.

North Xtra: Success continues for Shaler's two-sport standout

Alex Ficorilli is a hit with Shaler Legion after big hockey, baseball seasons with Titans.

1 week ago

 Leah Smith, left, a graduate of Oakland Catholic High School and a Mt. Lebanon resident, and Ambridge Area graduate Lindsay Vrooman, finished first and second in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World University Games.

Oakland Catholic grad breaks records, takes gold at World University Games

Leah Smith won two gold medals and broke two meet records in Gwangju, South Korea.

2 weeks ago

 The U.S. and Confederate flags are seen flying over the infield during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky.

Adam Bittner: When it comes to Confederate flags, NASCAR needs to back up its words

If it wants to draw in new fans, NASCAR needs to start by taking a harder line against the Confederate flag.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Ronald J. Halbritter / A presence in Pittsburgh sports through 4 decades, former Marine

When he died, he was heading home to the woman he loved, after spending the evening at PNC Park, one of the places he most loved to be.

2 weeks ago

Fighter Cody Garbrandt looks to continue rise at UFC 189

UFC fighter and Ohio native Cody Garbrandt is looking for his second victory tonight in Las Vegas in front of one special person.

2 weeks ago

 Serena Williams leaves the practice courts after a session Friday at Wimbledon. Williams will play for the championship today.

Streaks and Slams aside, Serena simply unbeatable

Serena Williams isn’t too concerned with breaking records. Her thoughts are only on the final match against Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Passion RB Sarah Neidermeyer carries during a June practice at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.

Passion one win away from trip to title game

The Passion hope to extend their 20-game winning streak Saturday against Carolina in the Eastern Conference Championship.

2 weeks ago

 MMA fighter Justin Steave and his trainer practice high kicks at Fight Club Pittsburgh.

Mixed martial arts comes to Meadows Racetrack Casino tonight

King of the Cage, one the top mixed martial arts promotions, makes a much-needed appearance in Western Pennsylvania.

2 weeks ago

 Karrie Webb tees off the ninth hole in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open Thursday in Lancaster, Pa.

Veteran, young star share U.S. Women's Open lead after 66s

Karrie Webb and Marina Alex are off to strong starts at the LPGA Tour major at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa.

2 weeks ago

 Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-4, Thursday at Wimbledon.

Williams routs Sharapova, will play for another title at Wimbledon

Next up for Serena Williams in the championship match is No. 20 Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who has some history with the star American.

2 weeks ago

 North Allegheny Little League coach Phil Holowka uses  a program called "GameChanger" that does things such as charts pitches and determines tendencies of opposing batters at Kiwanis Park in Glenshaw.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Technology is serving youth baseball, too

GameChanger, a 5-year-old Internet statistical program, is designed for amateur baseball teams.

2 weeks ago

North Xtra: North Hills squad enjoying a strong season

Palomino League team once again poised for a postseason run.

2 weeks ago

 Shaler's Noah Hernandez pulls in a fly ball against Monroeville June 24 in American Legion baseball action.

North Xtra: Shaler Legion preparing for run

Allegheny County baseball playoffs about to begin.

2 weeks ago

 Chartiers Valley/South Fayette  second baseman Anthony Ferrella makes a play on a ball against Keystone Oaks in an Allegheny South League American Legion game July 1.

South/West Xtra: Young Char Valley Legion team learns 'on the job'

With an extremely young lineup, the Char Valley/South Fayette American Legion baseball team is showing plenty of promise.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: Canon-Mac senior making strides behind the plate

Tanner Piechnick, who will be a senior at Canon-McMillan when the school year begins, is honing his baseball skills in the Elite League.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: La Roche grad producing good results for Wild Things

Tyler Ferguson hasn’t pitched a lot for the Washington Wild Things, but when he has, he’s been very effective.

2 weeks ago

East Xtra: Greensburg man finishes strong at Point Park

Nate Sphon continues standout baseball career with Steel City Black Sox in Federation League.

2 weeks ago

 Irwin's Bobby Svel gets caught in a run-down between Yough third baseman Joe Gilkey and home and is eventually tagged out during their American Legion game June 3 in Yukon.

East Xtra: Irwin Legion team primed for playoffs

Post 359 squad continuing the success of Norwin High School baseball team.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: Blackhawk opens play as favorite in Beaver County Legion playoffs

After cruising through the regular season with a 17-1 record, Blackhawk is a strong contender to win its 10th Beaver County title.

2 weeks ago