Blue Jackets rally again as odd pattern continues

One game, two, maybe three, it's a quirk. Four games, it's a pattern. It has happened each game of the Penguins' first-round playoff series.

about 9 hours ago

Penguins notebook: No Calder in future for Maatta

The team laments that Olli Maatta is not among finalists for Calder Trophy as top NHL rookie.

about 9 hours ago

 Penguins' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury peps over Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson at the Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Pressure in series now shifts to Penguins' Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury talked a brave game minutes after giving up a late tying goal and then the winning overtime goal in a 4-3 loss to

about 10 hours ago

Scoreless streak reaches 51 in win

Brendan McKay, a senior pitcher at Blackhawk, stretched his scoreless streak to 51 innings as Blackhawk defeated visiting Central Valley, 7

about 10 hours ago

 Pitt quarterback Tom Savage tries to elude the tackle of New Mexico's Brett Bowers during a game on September 14, 2013,  at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst not surprised by Tom Savage’s ascent

Pitt's coach says former Panthers quarterback "certainly has a lot of the talents and physical attributes."

about 12 hours ago

New proposal by PIAA close to passing

Plan would ban boys from playing on girls teams in most cases.

about 12 hours ago

 WVU's Clint Trickett looks to pass during the Mountaineers game against Texas Tech in Morgantown in October.

Trickett remains as West Virginia's No. 1 QB

Clint Trickett is listed as West Virginia’s No. 1 quarterback on the Mountaineers’ post-spring practice depth chart.

about 12 hours ago

 Neil Walker hits a walk-off single to win the game against the Reds in the ninth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Walker bats second after lineup shuffle

Neil Walker takes over No. 2 spot in batting order as manager Clint Hurdle shuffles the lineup.

about 13 hours ago

 Izaak Fulmer-Moffat, a libero for the Derry Area volleyball team, bumps a set-up as teammate Matt Vasinko watches.

East Xtra: For Derry, second isn't good enough

Volleyball team looking to break history of falling short in WPIAL title match.

about 10 hours ago

East Xtra: Penn Hills senior surprising foes

Hard work pays off as Khallid Young emerges as one of the top 400-meter runners in the WPIAL.

about 10 hours ago

East Xtra: Jeannette in control of section title race

Jayhawks feed off last season's success to rise to top in softball.

about 10 hours ago

 Penn Hills' Zac Crosmun tags out  Shaler's Andrew Mueller between first and second bases during a rundown play in a game earlier this month.

East Xtra: Despite dealing with two tragedies, Penn Hills forges on

Baseball team comes together to make final push for postseason.

about 10 hours ago

 Greensburg Central Catholic's Brad Caric moves the ball against Quaker Valley's Aaron Cunningham during a match earlier this month at Quaker Valley.

East Xtra: Greensburg CC battles to stay in contention

Key returnees to lacrosse team could help in rugged Division 2.

about 10 hours ago

 La Roche College's Brian Tougher, a Woodland Hills High School graduate, stands ready to swing at a pitch in a game against Hilbert College.

North/East Xtra: Woodland Hills grad gives La Roche a boost

Brian Tougher is batting .379 for the Redhawks baseball team.

about 10 hours ago

 Montour's Matt Cain goes up the ladder to return a shot during action at the Derry Area Tournament.

West Xtra: Montour volleyball team better than record shows

Even though it has a losing record, the Montour volleyball team is ranked in the top five in WPIAL Class AA.

about 10 hours ago

 Senior first baseman Kyle Kutchman has provided a steady hand in the field and veteran leadership for the Montour Spartans this season.

West Xtra: Montour taking charge on field

After finishing at the bottom of the section standings last year, the Montour baseball team has done a reversal.

about 10 hours ago

  Shane Conley, a Carlynton High School graduate, takes a swing at a pitch for the Point Park University baseball team.

West Xtra: Carlynton grad gives Point Park a lift

Shane Conley has played an important role in Point Park's drive to a conference championship.

about 10 hours ago

 Upper St. Clair's James Smith finishes first in the 1,600 meter run at the South Hills Classic at Baldwin High School. He also finished first in the 800 meter run.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair runner separates from the pack

Despite a common name, James Smith is distinguishing himself as a runner at Upper St. Clair.

about 10 hours ago

 Belle Vernon's Cody Menges slides safely into second under the glove of West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski during Titans' 2-1 victory last week at West Mifflin.

South Xtra: West Mifflin has inside track to a section championship

First-year head coach Jeff Smith has West Mifflin charging toward a baseball section title.

about 10 hours ago

South/West Xtra: Char Valley senior putting tennis foes in a pickle

Kyle Hicken is enjoying a very successful senior season on the tennis courts for Chartiers Valley.

about 10 hours ago

South/West Xtra: South Fayette overachieving on softball diamond

Despite a youthful -- and less than physically imposing -- lineup, South Fayette is battling for a section title.

about 10 hours ago

South/East Xtra: After tough start, Serra finds groove on diamond

After a 1-3 start to the season, Serra has gotten red hot with eight wins in a row.

about 10 hours ago

 Chartiers Valley midfielder ShyAnne Toomer protects the ball from Winchester Thurston defender Maria Lagnese during the Colts' victory against the Bears last week.

South/West Xtra: Char Valley girls have goals in mind

After three successive runner-up finishes at the WPIAL lacrosse championships, Chartiers Valley is hoping this is the year.

about 10 hours ago

North Xtra: Seneca Valley stays in playoff hunt

Much-needed break welcomed after busy week for volleyball team.

about 10 hours ago

 Knoch freshman Jordan Geist already has surpassed the coveted 60-foot mark in the shot put.

North Xtra: Knoch has freshman prodigy

Jordan Geist already ranks among the top shot putters in the WPIAL.

about 10 hours ago

North Xtra: For Pine-Richland it's about maturing

Young Rams' boys tennis team is growing into a winner.

about 10 hours ago

 Pine-Richland's Zach Skirpan makes a save in front of Mars' Blake Thompson during the Rams' 7-6 victory on April 14.

North Xtra: Pine-Richland yells claim as WPIAL threat

Lacrosse team echoing coach's sentiment for postseason aspirations.

about 10 hours ago

North Xtra: Butler is enjoying a turnaround year

After just two wins last season, baseball team sits atop the section standings.

about 10 hours ago

Assistant named new football coach at Norwin

Art Tragesser resigned in February after parents complained in January about the team's record last season.

about 10 hours ago

 The Reds' Brandon Phillips tags out the Pirates' Travis Snider at second base in the third inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Sputtering Pirates lose to Reds, 5-2

The loss was largely due to one rough inning for starter Charlie Morton and no run production in the final six innings.

about 4 hours ago

 The Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury dives as the puck goes into the net to send the game into overtime against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Penguins blow three-goal lead, fall to Blue Jackets, 4-3, in overtime

There's a two-day break before the next game. Whether that's enough time to shake off the effects of this loss remains to be seen.

about 9 hours ago

 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.

about 10 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Fleury blunder costs victory

Even Marc-Andre Fleury’s staunchest supporters knew that one of his famous postseason meltdowns could come at any time.

about 10 hours ago

 Corey Gadson

McKeesport basketball coach Gadson to retire

Board members approved Corey Gadson's resignation for the 2014-15 school year at Wednesday's legislative board meeting.

about 11 hours ago

Tony Dungy on local book-signing tour

Former Steelers player and NFL coach will appear with his wife to sign copies of their new book.

about 13 hours ago

Dukes sign forward from Florida

Coach Jim Ferry lands TySean Powell from Bradenton to reach halfway point of 2014 recruiting class.

about 13 hours ago

 Troy Polamalu heads for the end zone after an interception against the Dolphins at Heinz Field in December.

Steelers have five night games, will open 2014 season at home

Despite consecutive 8-8 records with no playoff appearances, the Steelers remain an obvious attraction for prime-time television.

about 13 hours ago

Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.23.14

With the draft looming, Gerry takes your questions on potential prospects for the black and gold.

about 19 hours ago

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 4.23.14

Heavy Penguins playoff talk and Pirates analysis, plus the Steelers and the NFL Draft in this week's

about 20 hours ago

North Xtra: Mars girls handle road hazards well

Through its first seven games, the Mars softball team had yet to play a home game, but the Planets are at the top of the section standings.

about 10 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Selected short subjects / Davis’ value; Fleury’s resurgence; Walker’s role

Although the addition of first baseman Ike Davis looked to be nothing but a positive, for some fans the trade was not greeted warmly.

1 day ago

 Jerrell Whitlock of Hazelwood, charged with stabbing Steelers tackle Mike Adams on the South Side, is brought into police headquarters in June after being arrested in Florida.

Two different tales told at trial in stabbing of Steelers lineman Adams

The trial for three men accused of stabbing offensive lineman Mike Adams is expected to continue through the rest of the week.

1 day ago

 First baseman Ike Davis bobbles the ball allowing Cincinnati's Brayan Pena to reach first Tuesday night at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Newly acquired Ike Davis savors opportunity to play regularly

First baseman Ike Davis is thrilled with getting a chance to play regularly with the Pirates after a trade from the New York Mets.

1 day ago

 Charlie White, right, and Meryl Davis pose with their medals after winning the ice dancing event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., in 2012.

Olympic ice dancers find their path paved with gold

Champion ice dance duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White "dance" their way to Consol Energy Center for the "Stars on Ice" show Friday night.

1 day ago

High school highlights: Big inning propels West Mifflin softball

The Titans' championship hopes in Class AAA Section 3 are alive and well thanks to a victory against No. 4 Elizabeth Forward.

1 day ago

Penguins notebook: Keeping poise is crucial for Columbus

The Blue Jackets recognize the challenge the Penguins present, but will be ‘throwing everything we have at them’ in Game 4.

1 day ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Blue Jackets Boone Jenner in the third period Monday night in Columbus,

Penguins goaltender passes a major test in comeback win

The Penguins show confidence in Marc-Andre Fleury, who rebounds with strong Game 3 after allowing two early goals.

1 day ago

 The Penguins celebrate the game winner in the third period Monday night against the Blue Jackets.

Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.

1 day ago

 Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky denies James Neal Monday. But the fact that the Penguins were aggressive and put pressure on Bobrovsky, including holding a 41-20 advantage in shots, ultimately paid off.

Power play triggers more confidence for Penguins

The Penguins hope smoother, better organized power play leads to more shots and goals and less aggression from Columbus’ penalty-killers.

1 day ago

Top teams to visit Pitt, Petersen Events Center next season

The ACC announced Pitt’s basketball schedules for the next two seasons, which includes home games against North Carolina and Louisville.

1 day ago


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