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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 4 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.

about 10 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

about 17 hours 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.

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 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.

about 18 hours ago

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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours ago

 Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward celebrates Sunday after sacking Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in November. The Steelers won, 23-10.

Steelers exercise fifth-year option on Cam Heyward

The salary of the former first-round pick and defensive end will jump to nearly $7 million in 2015 unless he signs an extension before then.

about 18 hours ago

 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto laughs last night as the PNC Park crowd calls his name. During a playoff game last season, crowd noise caused him to drop the baseball.

Cueto helps Reds sail past Pirates, 4-1

Cincinnati got four hits off Edinson Volquez in the seventh and went on to the win behind a masterful complete game by pitcher Johnny Cueto.

about 15 hours ago

 While the Pirates take on the Reds, Travis Snider's face shows signs of Sunday's brawl between the Pirates and the Brewers.

MLB hands out Pirates, Brewers suspensions for Sunday's brawl

Milwaukee's Maldonado gets five games, Gomez gets three; Pirates' Snider gets two games, Martin one. Both Pirates players will appeal.

about 15 hours ago

Former Pitt football player pleads guilty to robbing bank

Jovani Chappel, 26, of Hazelwood, will serve one to two years at the Allegheny County Jail as part of an agreed-upon sentence.

about 16 hours ago

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 4.22.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers in his weekly online forum.

1 day ago

Jenn Menendez's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.22.14

Following an exciting win last night against the Reds at PNC Park, Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates in her online forum.

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Pitt to host N.C., Syracuse, Louisville and Notre Dame in 2014-15

The Panthers' home ACC schedule also includes Florida State, Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon.

Pitt basketball: Dixon gets OLSH guard; assistant leaves

Cam Johnson grew 5 inches and averaged 26.8 points a game last year, which caught the eye of several coaches, including Jamie Dixon.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: No stars, no problem for Penguins

Nobody asked me, but...

1 day ago

 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta.

Young Penguins defenseman keeps his cool

Olli Maatta, 19, wasn't expected to play in the NHL this season, but he has been "awesome" and "mature."

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Brooks Orpik, Robert Bortuzzo and Evgeni Malkin.

Ron Cook: Orpik puts new spin on big goals

The Penguins were all but dead in Game 3 of their playoff series against Columbus. Then Brooks Orpik made a game-changing play.

1 day ago

Top players, coaches converge on North Hills High School

The Under Armour Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest takes center stage this weekend for local basketball fans.

1 day ago

 Franklin Regional pitcher Brett Meyers releases his pitch in a 7-4 loss to Plum.

High School baseball: Shaler rallies for win

Shaler blew a four-run lead in the top of the seventh Monday, only to stage its own game-winning comeback in the bottom half of the inning.

1 day ago

 Pirates' catcher Russell Martin is held back by Gaby Sanchez after the benches cleared against the Brewers in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Martin to Maldonado: Settle melee in offseason

The Pirates catcher issues a challenge to the Milwaukee catcher who punched Travis Snider in a brawl in Sunday’s game.

1 day ago

Penguins notebook: Players become fans when there's time

Penguins have keen interest in other playoff series, finding time to watch games on TV.

1 day ago

 Pitcher Wandy Rondriguez expresses his frustration after giving up two runs in the third inning Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Wandy Rodriguez goes on the disabled list

The left-hander's knee injury creates an opening in the starting rotation, with his next schedule start on Thursday.

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 The Pirates' Ike Davis hits a grand slam against the Reds in the fourth inning Monday at PNC Park.

Pirates rally to beat Reds, 6-5

Ike Davis hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Neil Walker singled to right to score Russell Martin in the ninth for the walk-off win.

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 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner in the third period.

Penguins overcome slow start to grab 4-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 3

They overcame a start that had to be about as bad as they could imagine to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

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Norwin High School hires Brozeski as football coach

The school board on Monday night hired David C. Brozeski of North Huntingdon to be the high school's new head varsity football coach.

1 day ago

 Pitt assistant coaches Barry Rohrssen (top) and Brandin Knight call out to their team as they take on Virginia in the second half of the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro last monrth.

Pitt assistant Rohrssen joins Kentucky staff

Barry Rohrssen is departing from the program and has accepted a job as an assistant coach under his long-time friend John Calipari.

1 day ago

Pitt lands 6-foot-7 guard from OLSH

Cam Johnson of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is the third WPIAL player in Pitt's recruiting class.

1 day ago

 Pitcher Jared Hughes

Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez on DL, recall Jared Hughes

Rodriguez, who has lost a mile per hour on his fastball from last season, is suffering inflammation in his right knee.

1 day ago

Shelly Anderson's Penguins hockey chat transcript: 4.21.14

Shelly takes your questions from Columbus, Ohio, site of tonight's game 3 opening round matchup versus the Blue Jackets.

2 days ago

 Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Pirates need a new closer

The Pirates have lost nine of their past 12 games and, obviously, have problems. Front and center is Jason Grilli.

2 days ago

Penguins notebook: Gibbons’ status is ‘day to day’

Gibbons, who left Saturday’s game after getting Penguins’ first two goals, is considered day to day, Bylsma says.

2 days ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez.

Pirates notebook: Rotation struggles early on in 2014

Offseason acquisition Edison Volquez has been the only starter at the top of his game thus far, with Wandy Rodriguez scuffling the most.

2 days ago

 Penguins fans cheer Saturday night as Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a power-play goal by Matt Niskanen in the first period against the Blue Jackets.

Even with the shift to Nationwide Arena, Penguins fans still could have an impact

Local fans usually have a strong presence in Columbus because of the proximity of the two cities. Faceoff for Game 3 is at 7:08 p.m.

2 days ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal.

Ron Cook: Highly paid stars somewhat absent

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang have not scored in the first two playoff games against Columbus.

2 days ago

 Brewers' Ryan Braun tied the game with a home run off Pirates' Jason Grilli in the ninth inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Khris Davis' homer leads to Pirates' 3-2 loss against the Brewers in 14th

The Pirates lost the series, 3-1. They have lost three games in a row, five out of their previous six and eight of their past 10.

2 days ago

 The Blue Jackets' David Savard pushes Peguins forward Joe Vitale out of the way as goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save in the second period of Game 2 Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Hits quit coming for Penguins against Blue Jackets

Columbus has been aggressive and physical against the Penguins, piling up a 99-55 differential in hits through two games.

2 days ago

 Pirates and Brewers players clear the benches in the third inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Battlin' Bucs in brouhaha with Brewers

Benches cleared, punches were thrown and players were ejected in a third-inning dust-up at PNC Park.

3 days ago

Day off for Alvarez, Martin

Josh Harrison and Chris Stewart each get their first starts of the season today, as Clint Hurdle sends out his junior varsity lineup.

3 days ago

Penguins work overtime -- for a loss

With all the added intensity of playoff hockey, so, too, can come a long, long night, as it was Saturday for the Penguins and Blue Jackets.

3 days ago

Blue Jackets rise up with special teams

The Penguins owned the top power play and one of the top penalty-killing units, but the Blue Jackets earned a 1-1 split with special teams.

3 days ago

Three Stars as chosen by the Penguins

Blue Jackets Matt Calvert and Jack Johnson and Penguins Brian Gibbons.

3 days ago

 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

3 days ago


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