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 Floyd Mayweather Jr., reacts after the welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision

Mayweather’s jab and straight right hand mostly kept Pacquiao at bay, except in a few sensational exchanges along the ropes.

about 21 hours ago

 Manny Pacquiao flexes during weigh-ins for the boxing fight tonight against Floyd Mayweather at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Richest fight in history might not be a windfall for boxing

Local boxing promoters are cautious to say Mayweather-Pacquiao will garner more long-term interest in the sport.

1 day ago

Biking: Armstrong Trail fundraiser May 16 will offer something for everybody

Eat, play, ride all factor into fourth annual fundraising event to benefit the trail along the Allegheny River.

1 day ago

Stewart's version of winger sprint cars comes to town

At long last, NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s involvement in the series is producing some results.

2 days ago

 California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jockey seeking his third Kentucky Derby win Saturday

Victor Espinoza can join some elite company Saturday if favorite American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby.

2 days ago

West Xtra: Moon girl, 15, advances to Eastern Regional gymnastics meet

Sara Bell will compete for a prestigious gymnastics title at the Level 9 division in Florida next week.

2 days ago

 Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez adjusts the dribble of Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah before working out at Churchill Downs Wednesday.

Derby favorite draws No. 18 post

After a few anxious moments during Kentucky Derby draw, owner, trainer of American Pharoah pleased with outside post position.

3 days ago

 The Pirates have deployed analytics as a chief means of leveling the playing field with its better-funded opponents.

Adam Bittner: It's time to get more stats into Pittsburgh sports broadcasts

With a data-driven revolution in sports, broadcasts need to catch up to resonate with fans, especially the younger ones.

3 days ago

 Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat talks after watching two of his three Kentucky Derby hopefuls, American Pharoah and Mr. Z train at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2015. Zayat will also send out El Kabeir on the first Saturday in May.

Egyptian-born owner of favorite American Pharoah excited for Kentucky Derby

Praise is being heaped on American Pharoah, but Ahmed Zayat says his horse still has a lot to prove.

4 days ago

 Meghan Klingenberg, a Pine-Richland High School graduate, wants to help grow the game of soccer in Western Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds to partner with Klingenberg girls' soccer camp

Members of the Riverhounds' coaching staff will also help run the camp, along with some of Klingenberg's U.S. Women’s Soccer teammates.

4 days ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at a news conference at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix last month. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all 32 teams pay taxes on their income.

NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

Some members of Congress have criticized the NFL, which generates billions in revenue, for being tax-exempt.

5 days ago

 Is it time for the Penguins to part ways with Kris Letang?

Adam Bittner: Trading Penguins' Kris Letang might be a move all sides can support

Should the right opportunity to deal Letang arises, the front office should seriously consider making the move.

6 days ago

Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.

1 week ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

1 week ago

Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

Pittsburgh offers a robust community for Ultimate Frisbee players of all ages.

1 week ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Keeping tabs on local trails

Summit meetings will provide participants with networking opportunities and updates on the economic benefits trails provide.

1 week ago

Local auto racing: New owners looking to take Motordrome to new heights

Todd and Melissa Melfi have made a few tweaks to the facility and the schedule at the track in Smithton, Westmoreland County.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015

A lot of familiar names — including “presidential advisor” Brad Brown — dot the roster of this year’s Beaver County honorees.

1 week ago

 Shaun Byrne, 36,  of Churchill designed this tattoo with the image of a runner in flames, with 412 inscribed.  He got it done at Inka Dinka Doo in Lawrenceville, where he works in sales.

For some marathoners, tattoos are the best way to remember a race and Pittsburgh

Five runners who’ve completed the Pittsburgh half and full marathons share stories behind their run-centric tattoos.

1 week ago

Erie family featured on ESPN2 special tonight

The feature will cover a special bond between an Erie boy and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.

1 week ago

 Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa, left, of Ethiopia, and women's division winner Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, pose with a trophy after today's race.

Ethiopia's Desisa, Kenyan Rotich triumph in Boston Marathon

Two years after bombs killed three and wounded 260 more, the world’s most prestigious marathon took tentative steps back toward normal.

1 week ago

Riverhounds tie after allowing stoppage-time goal

Goalkeeper Ryan Thompson let in a shot from 20 yards out in the waning moments of the game, giving Louisville City FC the tying score.

1 week ago

Pinkerton Tunnel project and fundraising efforts underway

Larry Walsh on biking: The Pinkerton Tunnel rehabilitation project kicks into a higher gear.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

 Kentucky coach John Calipari yells instructions to his team during its Elite Eight game against Notre Dame.

John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo lead basketball hall of fame class

The Class of 2015 will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 11.

3 weeks ago

Odd goal sinks Riverhounds

A controversial call — or perhaps lack thereof — resulted in a goal that stood up as the winner for the Rhinos against the Riverhounds.

4 weeks ago

 In 2012, volunteers decked and railed a trestle in New Bethlehem on the Redbank Valley Trail.

Converting rails to trails takes army of volunteers

Jim and Polly Mayuric of Armstrong County have lent a hand and more to Armstrong Trail segment of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

4 weeks ago

 A cyclist rides the Armstrong Trail through Ford City on a chilly, sunny Sunday.

Cyclists look north to progress on the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail

Now that the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage is finished, attention is shifting northward to a whole new array of cycling possibilities.

4 weeks ago

Scouting report: Riverhounds vs. Rochester Rhinos

The Riverhounds started their new season with a win in the opener against Harrisburg.

4 weeks ago

Local auto racing: March Meet always a thrilling start to drag race season

First held in 1959 by the Smokers Inc. (formerly the Bakersfield Coupe and Roadster Club), the event has become a must-see in the sport.

1 month ago

 Atlanta Braves' Francisco Cabrera gets the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to down the Pittsburgh Pirates and take the National League pennant in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.

Adam Bittner: Changing Pittsburgh sports history with one play

Adam Bittner takes a look at the outcome of one play in local sports over the past 25 years.

1 month ago


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