The second- and third-best teams meet in a one-game playoff at PNC Park for the right to play on. Is it fair, a flaw, or ‘the way it goes’?
With the club in a do-or-die situation, questions arise about how many more chances it will get at October glory.
This year’s Pirates are one of only six clubs in franchise history to win 98 games. Here are four in order of wins. Three went all the way.
The Pirates starter for tonight’s game -- and every other pitcher in the playoffs -- have been overshadowed by Jake Arrieta’s historic run.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a reputation for being a fun-loving manager who keeps things light and loose in the locker room.
The Penguins assigned defenseman Olli Maatta to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recalled center Oskar Sundqvist for salary-cap purposes.
The Pirate Parrot changed allegiances in 2014, becoming Clark, the new mascot of the Chicago Cubs.
A manager who has gone to explicit lengths to keep his teams loose, Joe Maddon knows as well as anyone how teams succeed in games like this.
At PNC Park and Wrigley Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs have deep flag-raising traditions.
Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price relishes his chance to play after numerous injuries
One week after allowing seven sacks, West Virginia prepares for an Oklahoma State defense leading FBS in sacks and tackles for a loss.
James Franklin said he responded to a fan’s criticism and hears their concerns about the Nittany Lions, despite a 4-1 start.
Hampton’s Balish, Greensburg Central Catholic’s Zambruno have somewhat similar stories in winning WPIAL individual girls titles.
Pat Chambers’ team doesn’t know who the leading scorer will be and is OK with having plenty of options.
Chartiers Valley won, 3-2, Tuesday, handing Canon-McMillan its second loss in a row.
The Penguins have assigned star defenseman Olli Maatta to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre as part of a salary cap move.
Defensive coordinator Josh Conklin says the Panthers’ standard “is being the best defense in the ACC.”
In response to his Twitter spats with fans earlier this week, the Cubs ace said it was “all in good fun.”
Lineup presents another dilemma: The Pirates have decided on, but not announced, their roster, which they must do Wednesday morning.
Readers have lots of questions about Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta as the Pirates prepare for the wild card game Wednesday night.
Know before you go: Here are some parking and gate reminders to keep in mind before heading to PNC Park.
Chris Boswell knows he has to take advantage of this opportunity if he wants to stick around in the NFL.
Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who head to the Left Coast for a Monday night matchup against the San Diego Chargers,
Steelers coach says an extra week of practice will help the quarterback; says Ryan Shazier’s shoulder injury is “dramatically improved.”
The team said the injury, though unspecified, is not related to previous health issues he has had but will temporarily derail his comeback
The Pirates have two years of experience to draw from when forming their wild-card roster and making in-game decisions.
Ian Cole likes the way Penguins defense is coming together and sees further improvement coming soon.
Nothing on resume foreshadowed Jake Arietta’s fantastic numbers this season.
Fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel are facing allegations that employees placed bets and won money with inside information.
Pirates need Josh Harrison’s fire and hot bat in the starting lineup for the National League wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs.
The 23 inductees include two former NFL players, a bronze medalist from the 1948 Olympics and a former WNBA player.
Shaler moves back up to Class AAA, should be a Penguins Cup contender after losing in the semifinals in 2014-15.
Penguins beat writer Dave Molinari previews the upcoming NHL season, with what to expect for every team.
Despite a dominant defensive performance, Panthers still are searching for their offensive identity
Ray takes your questions on the Steelers who will head to San Diego next week with a new kicker -- and Martavis Bryant -- in tow.
Martavis Bryant’s four-game suspension expires and Ryan Shazier comes back from shoulder injury that kept him out for the past two games.
Shaun Suisham started a little slowly but repaid his coach’s faith in him by becoming the most accurate place-kicker in Steelers history.
Talented Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong will get his entry-level contract if he remains with the major league club.
Defenseman Tim Erixon didn’t hear much feedback in training camp but heard all he needed to when he made the season-opening Penguins lineup.
GM Jim Rutherford says winger Pascal Dupuis will miss the opener Thursday with an unspecified injury unrelated to blood clot.
Coach Pat Narduzzi says there’s plenty of room for improvement despite victory Saturday at Virginia Tech.
The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) suffered their first loss of the season last week in a 44-24 setback at No. 10 Oklahoma.
A couple of veterans on their way out were saluted Sunday by the Pirates, who then in turn heaped praise on their fans after the game.
The hunt organizer said the inter-community dustup was moot — no hunting has occurred in Twin Hills Park and none is planned.
The trio is playing well at the right time, but is their time as Pirates players running out?
Seneca Valley School District is being recognized for its good sportsmanship.
Events and music are planned to cheer on the Bucs a day before their home game against Chicago.
The sophomore tight end scored his first career touchdown against Army, one that helped boost Gesicki’s spirits after earlier struggles.
The Steelers have made a push to leave District 10 and come back to the WPIAL, where they shined in several sports last century.
Regular readers might be aware that I’ve never fully bought into the Harrison mystique.