The Penguins cleared out their locker room Sunday; some will be back, some won't.

Personnel changes inevitable for Penguins

Even if all the stars stay, there will certainly be some turnover for the Penguins after a season that “fell off a cliff,” so to speak.

about 9 hours ago

 With stars like Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he believes the team will be back in good shape next season.

Penguins notebook: Johnston confident he has 'the core pieces'

Coach Mike Johnston knows the Penguins limped to the end of the regular season, but he said he believes they can contend again next year.

about 9 hours ago

 Pedro Alvarez and the Pirates are making things work when they have two outs.

Pirates notebook: Two outs? No problem

The streaking Pirates are making two-out rallies a habit, and it’s helping them put together a string of strong offensive performances.

about 9 hours ago

 Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was missing in action against the Rangers, but what if he finds his game again with Russia in the World Championships?

Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.

about 9 hours ago

Pitt could add another first-rounder to history in Clemmings

His draft stock has fallen a bit recently, but offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings still seems primed to be the next high pick for the Panthers.

about 9 hours ago

 James Freeman of Ohio displays the replica Steelers helmet-telephone that he purchased Sunday at the auction of former Steeler L.C. Greenwood's estate at Johnson Auction Services in Moon.

Bidders tackle Steeler L.C. Greenwood's memorabilia at estate sale

But the biggest find when the auction house inventoried his belongings remained with his family: two Super Bowl rings.

about 9 hours ago

 West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White could be the first taken of a strong class at his position.

West Virginia's Kevin White a scintillating draft prospect

Wide receiver Kevin White, a likely top-10 pick, highlights a group of former Mountaineers in the 2015 draft.

about 9 hours ago

 Mike Hull might be on the small side, but he's confident NFL teams know what he can bring to the field.

Hull, former Penn State standouts ready for NFL draft waiting game

Former Canon-McMillan and Nittany Lions linebacker Mike Hull hopes that going fishing will help pass the time during this week’s NFL draft.

about 9 hours ago

Former local standout Sean Hickey has good shot to be drafted

Franklin Regional grad and Syracuse offensive lineman Sean Hickey might get the NFL draft call this week.

about 9 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Wainwright injury elevates Pirates

In the most freakish of accidents, the fortunes of two baseball teams were spun in opposite directions Saturday night.

about 4 hours ago

Walking and running can and, perhaps in some cases, should mix in marathons

Mixing running and walking in marathons is a positive, not a negative.

about 9 hours ago

 Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Gregory Polanco  after both scored on a two-run double by Neil Walker during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Pirates defeat Diamondbacks, 8-0, for series sweep

The Pirates extended their season-high winning streak to five games and improved to 11-8. They have won eight of their past 10 games.

about 12 hours ago

 West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston (53) tackles West Virginia running back Donte Thomas-Williams (8) in the Gold-Blue spring game Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.  (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Defense wins day in West Virginia spring game

Coach Dana Holgorsen is OK with his offense taking a backseat for now and thinks the Mountaineers will become a better all-around team.

1 day ago

  Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes.

Bill Brink's On the Pirates

Reliever Jared Hughes gets updated fitness routine to stay healthy.

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli congratulates Mark Melancon after a game earlier this season.

Hurdle expects Melancon's velocity to return soon

Pirates notebook: Hur­dle believes Melan­con’s ve­loc­ity will spike at some point, giv­ing his off-speed stuff some life.

1 day ago

 Nebraska's Randy Gregory is an example of a talented pass rusher with some off-field issues who could fall to the Steelers at No. 22.

NFL draft offers good news, bad news for Steelers

Some Steelers positions of need are well-stocked in the draft, but others have few strong prospects after the early rounds.

1 day ago

 Steelers receiver Antonio Brown likely won't be the first start to make the team change its ways.

On the Steelers: Antonio Brown's lack of leverage

Antonio Brown's holdout threat may just be him signaling he is unhappy with his deal, because fat chance the Steelers give him a new one.

1 day ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins went down in the playoffs again Saturday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Next step for Penguins won’t be to their liking

Tough realities now face the entire Penguins organization after another early postseason exit.

1 day ago

 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.

1 day ago

Kentucky Derby: Horse’s name has fight in mind

Itsaknockout will go to post just hours ahead of the richest boxing match of all time.

1 day ago

 The Successful Turkey Hunting workshop covers the basics and provides details that may be new to veteran turkey hunters. Instructor George Sullivan waits for a tom.

Workshop teaches turkey hunters to be successful, safety

Successful Bowhunting, Successful Turkey Hunting and Successful Furtaking workshops are designed to guide hunters, trappers beyond safety.

1 day ago

Wildlife: Jousting jakes fight for dominance, if not for a hen

About two weeks ago I heard the first turkey gobble of the year. It’s such a distinctive sound that even a child can recognize it.

1 day ago

 A view of the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon participants.

How churches cope with the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh churches ranging from cathedrals to start-ups have had to make lemonade of the lemons handed to them on the first Sunday of May.

1 day ago

 With a little help from grandfather Greg Stephans of Monroeville, Riley Stephans, 7, of Plum was thrilled to catch this brown trout at Turtle Creek in Level Green.

Outdoors notebook: No gobbling, no problem

The conventional wisdom among many turkey hunters holds that when gobblers aren’t gobbling, something’s wrong.

1 day ago

 Knoch shot put standout Jordan Geist has already thrown himself into WPIAL lore.

WPIAL track and field boasts sophomore sensations

Super sophomores Madison WIltrout and Jordan Geist are among best in country in javelin and shot put.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Pirates have plenty of competition

The best path to the postseason for the Pirates is to win the NL Central, but St. Louis is off to a 12-4 start.

1 day ago

Golf notebook: Local pro soaks up his Big Break

Waynesburg native and former Penn State player Robert Rohanna’s secret is finally out.

1 day ago

 Jameis Winston: No. 1 pick?

NFL draft: Ed Bouchette's Positional breakdown

The Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer details the NFL Draft's top players at each position.

1 day ago

 From left: Assistant coach Rick Tocchet, Coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins CEO says Rutherford, Johnston, Crosby and Malkin will all return next season

Team CEO/president David Morehouse acknowledges "disappointment" in the Penguins' early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Rangers.

1 day ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

2 days ago

 Gerrit Cole turns in another strong start, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to seven hits and a single run in seven-plus innings Friday night in Phoenix.

Cole leads Pirates over Arizona, 4-1

Gerrit Cole did damage on the mound and in the batter’s box, and the Pirates opened a nine-game road trip with a 4-1 victory.

2 days ago

 Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot on the goal during the overtime period of Game 5 against the Rangers Friday night in New York.

Fleury deserved better for strong effort

The Penguins spent a significant portion of the regular season touting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury as their undisputed MVP.

2 days ago

Pirates notebook: Polanco heats up after talk with Hurdle

Gregory Polanco has shaken off an early slump to become a powerful hitting and base-stealing weapon in the Pirates lineup.

2 days ago

 Daniel Winnik, left, and Rob Scuderi check Rangers' Chris Kreider during the second period Friday night in New York.

Ron Cook: Injuries, illness put Penguins at disadvantage

It's hard to be mad at the Penguins. It wasn't a fair fight against the New York Rangers from the start.

2 days ago

Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

Pittsburgh offers a robust community for Ultimate Frisbee players of all ages.

2 days ago

 James Harrison, shown here sacking former Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a 2011 game at Heinz Field, is a prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker that the Steelers acquired as an undrafted free agent.

NFL Draft: Steelers' search for outside linebackers getting tougher

With more NFL teams and few college teams using the 3-4 defense, the Steelers realize that good outside linebackers are harder to find.

2 days ago

Crosby makes memorable off-ice assist to help ailing 14-year-old boy in Ottawa

Penguins notebook: Crosby makes a kind and memorable off-ice assist.

2 days ago

 West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider, and his son Jaden, 14, wh os battling lymphoma.

Family of WVU running backs coach copes with 14-year-old son's cancer

West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider finds strength in his 14-year-old son, who is in a battle against lymphoma.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Yet another disappointing season

And now the unanswered questions: Will that number remain the same as the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin/Marc-Andre Fleury era plays out?

2 days ago

High school highlights: Vikings lock up playoffs

The Hopewell Vikings began the baseball season 0-5. Since then, they've been unbeatable.

2 days ago

 Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah breezes to a record-setting win in the 3200 meter-run at the Mars Area Invitational.

Vincentian sophomore Abdalah cruises to win at Mars Invitational

It wasn’t a perfect day for Marianne Abdalah, but she dominated the field for a victory in the 3,200.

2 days ago

Larry Walsh on biking: Keeping tabs on local trails

Summit meetings will provide participants with networking opportunities and updates on the economic benefits trails provide.

2 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates after connecting on an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning on Saturday.

Pirates sneak past Diamondbacks to earn 2-1 win

The victory extended the Pirates’ winning streak to four games and pushed them two games over .500

1 day ago

 Brandon Sutter, David Perron and Sidney Crosby console goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 and eliminate the Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

OT loss ends series, season, perhaps an era for Penguins

There's no indication of how ownership will respond to the Penguins lasting only five games in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

2 days ago

 The University of Pittsburgh's new athletic director, Scott Barnes, center, laughs with chancellor Patrick Gallagher after a press conference announcing Barnes' hiring at the school's Oakland campus on Friday. At left is interim athletic director Randy Juhl.

Pitt officially names Scott Barnes next athletic director

The former Utah State AD’s tenure will begin July 1.

2 days ago

Shooting guard Sterling Smith transfers to Pitt

Sterling Smith, a 6-4 shooting guard at Coppin State, averaged 13.9 points per game last season.

2 days ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Maxim Lapierre hit the ice as they lose in overtime to the Rangers in game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, April 22, 2015, at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins have been on the edge for a few weeks

The regular season ended with the Penguins in elimination mode, so Game 5 tonight against the Rangers shouldn’t feel any different.

3 days ago

 Will the Steelers make LSU defensive back Jalen Collins, shown here during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, their top pick in the draft? He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds.

It's a good year for cornerbacks in the NFL draft

If the Steelers decide to zero in on cornerbacks in NFL draft next week, there will many choices available to them.

3 days ago

 Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot, right, could return and boost the lineup tonight for Game 5 against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Pouliot's possible return would be boost for Penguins

Coach Mike Johnston described Pouliot as well as right winger Beau Bennett as “close to playing.”

3 days ago

 New York's Carl Hagelin carries the puck up ice against the Penguins' Chris Kunitz in the second period Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

3 days ago


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