Other Sports

 Guy Beresteanu, 14, and his sister Maya Beresteanu, 9.

Teenage fencer to represent U.S. at Maccabi games

Guy Beresteanu, 14, has been a fencer for eight years, but he will be a member of the U.S. Juniors male fencing team in Berlin this month.

about 16 hours ago

 At Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.  Red white and blue had a small presence with only one Confederate Flag license plate, as a small crowd gathered waits for the rain to stop. The races were cancelled.

Confederate flag is far away from Smithton track

The only flags that NASCAR fans at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton cared about Friday night were the American flags.

about 17 hours ago

West Xtra: Moon senior continues to improve in Elite League

Moon’s Austin Hoffman continues to show improvement in the Western Pennsylvania Elite Baseball League.

1 day ago

 Tim Giel won All-Ivy League honors as a pitcher for the Columbia University baseball team and now he's on the staff of the Washington Wild Things.

North/South Xtra: Giel adapts to his role as a reliever with the Wild Things

Former Shady Side Academy standout Tim Giel, who was used to being a starting pitcher, adapts to a new role with the Wild Things.

1 day ago

 The Penguins now have 52 percent of their $71.4 million salary cap invested in just five elite talents — Phil Kessel, pictured, and centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Adam Bittner: For Penguins, Phil Kessel trade invites disasters both near and far

The “win now” mentality continues for the Penguins as they continue to gamble their future away.

2 days ago

Duquesne to add women's intercollegiate bowling

The addition of women's bowling comes five years after the school cut four men's varsity sports, including baseball.

3 days ago

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves as he practices at Wimbledon in London on June 28, 2015.

Wimbledon: Top seeds cruise into second round; local woman eliminated

Williams, Djokovic win in straight sets; Peters Township’s Alison Riske loses.

4 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez is proving to be a great offensive weapon for the Pirates. On defense? Not so much.

Adam Bittner: Despite his mighty bat, Pedro Alvarez hurting Pirates

While the slugger may be giving the Pirates a boost on offense, his skills on defense leave a lot to be desired.

5 days ago

 Nick Sisley discusses his new book, "Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Shotgun Games," at the Tarentum District Sportsmen's Club in Sarver.

Interest in shotgunning games varies among wing shooters

Not all clay target shooters step into a time machine every time they call “pull,” and can vary greatly in their reasons for partaking.

6 days ago

 T.J. McConnell signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, giving him the chance to play in the summer league and earn a spot on the team.

Ex-Chartiers Valley guard McConnell picked up by Philadelphia 76ers

Former Chartiers Valley star guard did not get drafted but was invited to sign as a free agent with Philadelphia.

1 week ago

Dick's Sporting Goods becomes title sponsor of PONY League World Series

The three-year deal will allow the World Series to remain in Washington, Pa.

1 week ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: North Hills man is a Heck of a coach

Andrew Heck enjoying his time coaching Sewickley Academy and Washington Wild Things.

1 week ago

East Xtra: Norwin foursome helping team win

Knights’ baseball team well-represented on the Elite League’s Pittsburgh Outlaws.

1 week ago

 New Brighton's Tanner Walsh slides safely behind Hopewell's catcher to score during their American Legion game June 19 at Hopewell High School's Joe Colella Field.

West Xtra: For New Brighton, mix of youth and experience a winning formula

An unusual combination of youth and experience has pushed New Brighton into contention in the Beaver County American Legion League.

1 week ago

West Xtra: Versatile OLSH grad polishing his skills on the field

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart graduate Santino Platt is showing how valuable versatility can be on the baseball diamond.

1 week ago

 Jake Herbert celebrates his win over Travis Paulson in the 84 kg freestyle weight class during the finals of the US Wrestling Olympic Trials in 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa.

North Xtra: North Allegheny grad chases Olympic dream

Jake Herbert ends his retirement from wrestling to go after spot on team headed to Rio.

1 week ago

North Xtra: Zelienople trying life in a new league

American Legion baseball team joins Beaver County league in search of better competition.

1 week ago

 Bellevue's J.P. Katich pitches against St. Johns-Lefty's in Greater Pittsburgh Federation League action June 3.

North Xtra: Bellevue sets sights on Fed League title

Katich cousins gear team for opportunity to chase down front-runner St. Johns-Lefty’s.

1 week ago

 Upper St. Clair's Dylan Winseck tags out Elizabeth Forward's Zach Fodor in a rundown between first and second base Monday.

South Xtra: Improved field, more players spark Elizabeth Forward Legion team

Some refurbished digs and an injection of players from a defunct team have given Elizabeth Forward’s American Legion team a boost.

1 week ago

South Xtra: Baldwin pitcher showing plenty of promise

Baldwin’s Sean Kealey is competing in the Western Pennsylvania Elite League with hopes of refining his game.

1 week ago

Injuries, NCAA rule changes force cancellation of Pittsburgh Pro-Am basketball league

Organizers said Pitt didn’t have enough healthy players for the league this year.

1 week ago

 Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Jeannette and Ohio State, is back in the state of Ohio after latching on with the Browns as he tries to transition to wide receiver.

Morning briefing: Terrelle Pryor signs with Browns

Former Jeannette star Terrelle Pryor will hope to revive his NFL career as a wide receiver in Cleveland.

1 week ago

 Monessen's Sammy Vasquez Jr., left, won a 10-round decision against Wale Omotoso Sunday in Las Vegas.

Monessen's Sammy Vasquez Jr. wins MGM Grand bout

He took some shots, but undefeated Monessen standout Sammy Vasquez Jr. stayed that way by beating Wale Omotoso in Las Vegas.

1 week ago

 Hugo Garcia, a Pittsburgh boxer, prepares for the Olympic qualifying tournament on June 22.

Pittsburgh boxer heads for Olympics Trials qualifier

Pittsburgh native Hugo Garcia Jr. prepares to enter the USA Olympic Trials boxing qualifier.

2 weeks ago

Pitt volleyball coach chosen to lead Team USA

Pitt coach Dan Fisher has been selected to lead Team USA in women’s volleyball for the upcoming Pan American Games.

2 weeks ago

Local boxer to fight Sunday in Las Vegas

Local boxer Sammy Vasquez will fight the toughest opponent of his career Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

2 weeks ago

Local auto racing: Charity event at Mercer Raceway Park rescheduled for August

Rain last Saturday forced the Auto Racers for Kids to be rescheduled for August 22.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: Young Bethel Park Legion team reloads on the run

Despite the departure of 11 players from last year’s squad, the Bethel Park American Legion baseball team remains quite competitive.

2 weeks ago

 Plum pitcher Ryan Blackwell delivers a pitch against Swissvale during an American Legion game June 11.

East Xtra: Plum Legion is a cut above

Baseball team turning things around in third year of manager Mark Dargay.

2 weeks ago

 Bellevue's Zach Gray slides safely into second with a double against St. Johns-Lefty's Greg Stokes in Greater Pittsburgh Federation League action June 3.

East Xtra: St. Johns-Lefty's upholding legacy

Greater Pittsburgh Federation League team once again off to a strong start.

2 weeks ago

North/West Xtra: District rowers fare well at national competition

Three Rivers Rowing Association sends contingent to event in Sarasota, Fla.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: Moon Legion off to a torrid start in Allegheny South League

Under manager Tyler George, the Moon American Legion baseball team has opened its season on a 7-0 run.

2 weeks ago

 Stephen Curry — and the NBA championship trophy — leads the Warriors off the team plane Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. Behind him is Andrew Bogut.

Golden State Warriors return to Bay Area as NBA champions

League MVP Stephen Curry said of winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers: ‘We’ll remember this for the rest of our lives.’

2 weeks ago

 Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, center, speaks to the media following a news conference in Bern, Switzerland today.

Swiss prosecutor says 9 terabytes of FIFA evidence seized

"Our investigation is of great complexity and quite substantial," said Switzerland's attorney general Michael Lauber.

2 weeks ago

 In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, talks to St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Daniel Descalso before an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla.

Cybersecurity experts say other pro-sports teams have hacked rivals in past

Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the Cardinals illegally accessed a computer database of the Houston Astros.

2 weeks ago

 Golden State was in a euphoric state as the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years.

Cleveland denied title again as Golden State wins NBA championship

The Warriors won the NBA title with a 105-97 victory against the host Cavaliers in Game 6 of the seven-game series.

2 weeks ago

 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a return to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their singles tennis match at the Aegon Championships in London, Monday.

Hewitt and Mahut granted Wimbledon wild cards

LONDON — Lleyton Hewitt will play at Wimbledon after the 2002 champion was granted a wild card for the singles tournament by the All

2 weeks ago

 Passengers load their carry-on bags into overhead bins on a United Airlines flight March 6 at the Denver International Airport.

Airline passengers might want to shop for new carry-on baggage

A trade association has unveiled a new “optimal” size for carry-ons -- 21.5 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches deep.

2 weeks ago

 Jeff Luhnow, the Houston Astros’ general manager, with Jon Jay, left, and Daniel Descalso of the Cardinals in 2013.

FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals for hacking Astros

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers a pitch against the Reds in May while wearing the team's Military Appreciation Day uniform.

Sports teams celebrate U.S. flag -- even if it violates code

In a tradition that started during World War I, the American flag has become a common thread on sports uniforms, particularly in baseball.

2 weeks ago

 Beaver County native John Michael, right, who works with former NBA player Jim Chones, has been calling Cleveland Cavaliers games on radio for four years.

Cavaliers announcer traded life as Pittsburgh lawyer for broadcasting dreams

Beaver County native John Michael traded a high-paying job as a lawyer to call minor league sports, and now he works for the Cavaliers.

2 weeks ago

 QB Paige Carkuff, right, and the Passion are 7-0 so far this season.

Women's football: The Passion is on a roll, looks to carry momentum into playoffs

The Passion has been crushing the opposition, and look to carry this momentum through the final few games of the season and the playoffs.

3 weeks ago

Local auto racing: Uniontown racer leads ARCA Truck Series entering event at Motordrome Speedway

Cody Quarrick is the points leader so far in the series, which also features Chris Baily of South Park.

3 weeks ago

South/East Xtra: New pitching coach finds niche with Wild Things

Hempfield resident Ben Moore brings plenty of real-world experience to Washington.

3 weeks ago

 A display in the Brentwood library commemorates the 65th year of Little League in the town, one of the earliest in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

South Xtra: Brentwood Little League celebrates 65 years, lays claim to title as oldest in Allegheny County

The Borough of Brentwood is celebrating a centennial this year and its youth baseball program can join in by observing 65 years in

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Murrysville off to torrid start

American Legion baseball team unbeaten after outscoring opponents, 87-2, to open season.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Off to a hot start, Hopewell shapes up as a Beaver County Legion title contender

After winning its first six games, it appears Hopewell is serious about winning the Beaver County American Legion baseball title.

3 weeks ago

West Xtra: Team merger adds depth to Ohio Valley in Federation League

Merging the rosters of Ohio Valley and South Hills has created a new power in the Greater Pittsburgh Federation League.

3 weeks ago

Matthew Dellavedova an unlikely difference maker for Cavaliers

The backup point guard, filling in for Kyrie Irving, scored 20 points and had four assists in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors.

3 weeks ago

 Already renowned for his wrestling career in NXT, Corey Graves has become a prominent figure as a commentator.

Monroeville native, ex-pro wrestler Corey Graves finds new calling as NXT commentator

Graves looks forward to NXT Live! tonight in Pittsburgh, though he can’t attend the event.

3 weeks ago