Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd waives hearing in DUI case

Jefferson Hills police stopped Boyd, 20, on June 12 after they said he switched lanes without using a proper signal.

about 7 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Smell the roses

Nobody asked me, but . . .

about 14 hours ago

 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

General manager Jim Rutherford repeatedly stressed his need for a top-six winger who can score, and Kessel more than suits that need.

45 minutes ago

 The construction will not interfere with the view of the Downtown skyline from the Heinz Field seats.

New Heinz Field seats to be ready for Steelers' first preseason game

The Steelers are adding nearly 3,000 new seats that will include a combination of general seating, premium seating and suites.

about 8 hours ago

 Dan Burt has led Duquesne to consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament berths.

Dukes' women's basketball coach Burt gets contract extension

The Washington, Pa., native, has led the Dukes to a a 43-24 record in his two seasons at the helm.

about 7 hours ago

 "The application is an early step in the bidding process," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

Steelers seeking to host 2023 Super Bowl

President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto this morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.

about 6 hours 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.

about 6 hours ago

 Starling Marte celebrates a win over the Detroit Tigers after the 14th inning.

Pirates need 14 innings but pull off win against Tigers, 5-4

For the Pirates, there were more wasted opportunities than winning ones. They left 19 men on base, a season high.

about 18 hours ago

Two players, two coaches to miss Riverhounds' game this weekend

Midfielder Danny Earls, defender Willie Hunt, head coach Mark Steffens and assistant coach Niko Katic are each suspended one game.

about 4 hours ago

 Blake Comeau, shown here gathering a loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at Consol Energy Center, is a player the team make look to re-sign.

Penguins' hunt for top-six forward shifts to free-agent market

Spurned in bid to trade for Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Penguins take a crack at free agency.

about 19 hours ago

 For Clint Hurdle, a native of Big Rapids, Mich., two particular homecoming trips over the years have stuck in his memory.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle savors return to his home state

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a big afternoon Tuesday in his home state of Michigan, and his father was right there to enjoy it with him.

about 19 hours ago

 Former Reds player Pete Rose talks to reporters during a press conference before the start of the Washington Wild Things game against the Lake Erie Crushers Tuesday at Consol Energy Park.

Pete Rose slides away from controversy at Wild Things home game

Nearly 100 fans paid $100 for a meet-and-greet session with baseball’s all-time hits leader before the game in Washington County.

about 19 hours ago

 Manager Clint Hurdle asks the crew chief for a video replay during the first inning of the interleague game against the Tigers on June 30, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Gene Collier: Baseball's video reviews are many seconds we'll never get back

What could prompt more than one sports pundit to long for humans wrestling bears at a baseball game? Increased use of replay, that’s what.

about 19 hours ago

 Ex-Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman throws to a receiver during the second half of a game against Austin Peay on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 45-0.

Nathan Peterman settles in quickly after transfering to Pitt

With his father relishing every moment, quarterback Nathan Peterman is adjusting to Pitt after leaving Tennessee.

about 19 hours ago

 England goalkeepers Karen Bardsley, left, and Siobhan Chamberlain practice Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta, in preparation for their semifinal match tonight against Japan.

Women’s World Cup: England attracts national attention for semifinal

Vying for a finals bid against the United States, the England women’s national team has received widespread praise for its unlikely run.

about 19 hours ago

 United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Montreal.

USA heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday.

about 22 hours ago

 Pete Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 after violating the No. 1 rule in sports by betting on games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Ron Cook: Shameless Pete Rose will do anything to make a buck

The Washington Wild Things’ quest to sell tickets brings disgraced major leaguer to Western Pennsylvania tonight.

1 day ago

 Paul Martin figures to command a highly salary and seems unlikely to return to the Penguins.

Penguins still negotiating with prospective free agents

Jim Rutherford says it’s unlikely the team will re-sign any of the nine players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents Wednesday.

1 day ago

Penn State snags verbal pledge from Illinois defensive end Joseph

Daniel Joseph is the fourth defensive lineman to give the Nittany Lions his verbal pledge in the last week.

1 day ago

Stephen Nesbitt's Pirates chat transcript: 6.30.15

Stephen J. Nesbitt: Hey all, thanks for dropping by today. At Comerica Park in Detroit, and finally ready to take your Pirates and MLB

1 day ago

 Pirates pitcher Deolis Guerra is congratulated by catcher Francisco Cervelli after a win against the Braves over the weekend at PNC Park.

At long last, Deolis Guerra's ride to the majors reaches its destination

It’s been a long, long journey for the Pirates reliever, and he is savoring his arrival.

1 day ago

 Winger Mark Recchi during his second stint as a player with the Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Hall doesn't call for Recchi

Former Penguins wingger Mark Recchi misses out on a Hall of Fame election for a second consecutive year.

1 day ago

 U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stops a shot during training Monday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

World’s top goalkeepers meet tonight in World Cup semifinal

American Hope Solo and Germany’s Angerer are among the best in business.

1 day ago

 Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry calls out instructions to his team during a game against Saint Joseph's in January 2014.

Duquesne men's hoops coach Ferry gets contract extension

Ferry completed his third season with the Dukes in March and has accumulated a 33-58 record in his time at the school.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

 Hempfield's Morgan Ryan has been a catalyst on the mound for the softball team this season, leading the Spartans deep into the PIAA playoffs.

Softball: Hempfield pitcher verbally commits to Notre Dame

A two-year starter, Morgan Ryan went 19-2 with a 0.98 ERA.

1 day ago

 Ian Cole was acquired from St. Louis last season.

Penguins re-sign Ian Cole to three-year deal

Cole received a three-year deal with a salary-cap hit of $2.1 million, but team won’t use offer sheets to acquire restricted free agents.

2 days ago

 The tension is always high in a Steelers-Ravens matchup — Antonio Brown and Lardarius Webb have a standoff in a playoff game in January — but it could be even more heightened this season when the teams meet on a Thursday night with only three days of rest.

Pitt graduate sets out to fix NFL scheduling quirks

Dr. Murat Kurt’s research on the league’s scheduling quirks catches the attention of the NFL.

2 days ago

 Neil Walker hits a fifth-inning two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves June 5 in Georgia.

Ron Cook: Alvarez, Walker fall short in Pirates' 2-1 loss

The Pirates offense is in a bind with neither Neil Walker nor Pedro Alvarez hitting consistently or producing runs this season.

2 days ago

 The Penguins could make a play for Capitals winger Joel Ward, left, when free agency begins.

Penguins GM won't rule out some shopping when free-agency signing period starts

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says what happens between now and noon Wednesday is the key to how likely he is to sign free agents.

2 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.

2 days ago

 Geno Thorpe is leaving Penn State and the Big Ten for South Florida and the American Athletic Conference.

Former Shaler star Geno Thorpe transfers to South Florida

Geno Thorpe played at Penn State for two seasons after high school, but will now take his talents south to continue his basketball career.

2 days ago

 Duquesne's Jordan Stevens drives to the net against Pitt's Chris Jones in the first half of last season's City Game at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne men's hoops releases 2015 nonconference slate

The annual City Game against Pitt is set for Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Waiting for Polanco

Since his debut on June 10 of last year, the Pirates outfielder has played what amounts to a full season -- 160 games, 529 at bats.

2 days ago

Attitudes evolving on sports gambling

As society has evolved and gambling has spread, legalized sports betting in the U.S. is becoming an increasingly real possibility.

3 days ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tags out the Braves' Chris Johnson at PNC Park.

Braves hold off Pirates for 2-1 win

Jason Grilli struck out Gregory Polanco to help the Braves avoid a sweep.

2 days ago

 Jose Tabata gets an RBI on a hit against the Twins earlier this season. He's now been designated for assignment along with right-hander Chris Volstad.

Pirates notebook: Latest roster shuffle includes risk of losing Tabata, Volstad

Roster shuffle sends Tabata, Volstad packing while Lombardozzi, Hernandez return to majors.

2 days ago

 Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole is 11-3 with a 2.16 ERA so far in his second full season in the majors.

On the Pirates: Gerrit Cole's game of throws

Equally as remarkable as the numbers Gerrit Cole has put up are the adjustments he has made since arriving at PNC Park two years ago.

3 days ago

 A top Penguins official said reports that they plan to pursue New York Rangers right winger Martin St. Louis are “premature.”

Penguins notebook: No trades made, but Rutherford still pursuing options for wingers

The GM said he will continue to examine trade possibilities for a top-six winger and will consider filling that hole with a free agent.

3 days ago

 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen: Good hitter, bad dodgeball player (by his own admission).

Pirates notebook: Sore McCutchen ponders his pain

Andrew McCutchen is frustrated by his hit-by-pitch trend, which seems to increase each year and as his stardom for the Pirates grows.

3 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen reacts after being hit by Julio Teheran in the first inning Saturday against Atlanta at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: McCutchen gets hit, Pirates hit back

Andrew McCutchen got hit by a pitch for the eighth time Saturday against the Braves, but the Pirates got their revenge.

3 days ago

 About triples, Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose once said, “You don't get a triple between second and third. You get a triple between home and first.”

Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low point, and that's no fun

There are fewer triples in MLB these days everywhere, not just here, but the Pirates are nothing short of the poster boys for that.

3 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.

3 days ago

 Riley Stapleton helped Indiana win its first WPIAL basketball championship, but also starred on the football field.

Post-Gazette co-Male Athletes of the Year: Riley Stapleton and Tre Tipton

Indiana’s Riley Stapleton and Apollo-Ridge’s Tre Tipton will both be wide receivers in college, but were three-sport stars in high school.

3 days ago

 Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville, only a sophomore, is the Post-Gazette's Female Athlete of the Year.

Post-Gazette Female Athlete of the Year: Madison Wiltrout

Connellsville javelin standout Madison Wiltrout, also a strong basketball player, is just a sophomore, but is already making history.

3 days ago

 Deer Lakes' Maria Taliani is congratulated by coach Craig Taliani after hitting a grand slam against Mohawk in the WPIAL Class AA softball championship last month.

High school year in review: Top stories of 2014-15

From Indiana’s wonderful life to a Deer Lakes player’s smashing performance, the top stories of the 2014-15 high school sports season:

3 days ago

 Baited up with french fries, Michael Kirshenbaum of Squirrel Hill landed a 30-inch common carp at Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park.

Outdoors notebook: Study says trout are in trouble

In a report released last week, biologists evaluated the health and sustainability of American trout and char populations.

3 days ago

Wildlife: New threat to everyone's favorite turtle

Ranavirus infects at least 25 species of turtles and amphibians and has been detected in 26 states since 1997.

3 days ago

No trades yet in NHL Draft, but Penguins GM still pushing

The Penguins had known for quite a while they weren’t going to pick up a player in Round 1 of the NHL draft Friday night at BB&T Center.

4 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen left this afternoon's game early after being hit in the left elbow by Brave's pitcher Julio Teherán's fastball in the first inning of play.

Pirates lose McCutchen but roar past Braves 8-4

The Pirates didn’t take kindly to Andrew McCutchen getting hit on the elbow, tagging Teheran for five runs in the first.

3 days ago