District Fishing Report: 7.25.14

Families are invited to hook up at the Post-Gazette Family Fishing Tent, part of the Regatta at Lake Arthur Aug. 2-3 at Moraine State Park.

about 4 hours ago

 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin watches the offense at training camp last summer at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Training camp report: Steelers begin anew today

As the Steelers open camp, contract talks remain quiet.

about 7 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger enters yet another training camp, but this time with a young defense and new faces on offense.

Ron Cook: Ben Roethlisberger eyes prize above deal

Ben Roethlisberger reports to Steelers camp today, thinking a lot more about winning another NFL title than settling on a new contract.

about 7 hours ago

Bob Smizik: The case for signing Walker

The most important off-the-field decision facing the Pirates is the status Russell Martin, who will be a free agent at the end of the

about 6 hours ago

Soccer: Top European teams to meet Sunday at Heinz Field

Top European squads Manchester United and AC Milan are set to square off Sunday at Heinz Field as part of the International Champions Cup.

about 10 hours ago

Local auto racing: New Nitro format, but same fun

Under new ownership, the International Hot Rod Association brings some new experiences to the familiar Nitro Jam, Aug. 1-2.

about 10 hours ago

 Fans shout for autographs as the Steelers enter the field at training camp in Latrobe last year.

Steelers training camp: A pilgrimage of sorts for the many 'black-and-gold' faithful

Joint practices with the Buffalo Bills will be the newest feature when the Steelers begin training camp today in Latrobe.

about 7 hours ago

Jenn Menendez's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.24.14

Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates who are on a 5-1 tear since the All-Star break.

about 18 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Liriano looking sharp!

Observations on the Pirates and their 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night at PNC Park.

1 day ago

 The Pirates' Neil Walker bats against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

Some of the Dodgers biggest stars missed this series and it paid off the Pirates.

1 day ago

West Virginia, N.C. State announce series

The Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with North Carolina State in 2018 in Raleigh, N.C., and 2019 in Morgantown, W.Va.

about 19 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Riverhounds captain Richard Costanzo and teammates warm up before their inaugural game at the new Highmark Stadium last April against the Harrisburg City Islanders. A sellout crowd of almost 4,000 fans was in attendance.

Optimism vs. Reality is the real contest when small pro teams take the field

Sports franchises in leagues other than big 4 pro leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), mostly struggle; such teams here are no exception.

1 day ago

PONY League World Series packs more punch

The PONY League World Series in Washington, Pa., will introduce new media projects to allow for better in-game experiences for fans.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Moon reaches goal of regional playoffs

American Legion baseball team competes in Region 6 tournament.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Duquesne graduate a standout for Colts

West Allegheny grad Dustin Windemaker hoping to revive his career through semipro football.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Colts lineman shines at playing both ways

Ambridge grad Ryan DeFrancesco a standout for Pittsburgh Colts on offensive and defensive lines.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Carlynton coach ready for transition

Mauro Monz takes over football program as it moves up to Class AA.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Moving up, down still weighing on Kiski's Worthing

Junior wrestler moved up in weight class last year, but faces same decision once again.

1 day ago

 Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders, who is rated as one of the top junior running backs in the country by several recruiting websites, verbally committed to Penn State.

East Xtra: Woodland Hills' Sanders first to commit to PSU for class of 2016

Miles Sanders is rated one of the top junior running backs in the country.

1 day ago

East Xtra: Plum winning despite a lack of numbers

Small roster size doesn‘‍t dampen success of American Legion baseball team.

1 day ago

South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle golfer returns to Peters Township

Joe Deegan moves up in class, but first must make golf team roster.

1 day ago

South Xtra: New owner revives Cool Springs Golf Center

Brian Shanahan buys complex in sheriff's sale and breathes new life into facility.

1 day ago

North Xtra: North Hills junior has wrestling in his blood

Gage Curry comes from a family of wrestlers, including his father and his mother.

1 day ago

North/South Xtra: Leadership key to Steel City's success

Wildcats cruise to 19-1 regular-season record in Western Pennsylvania Elite Baseball League.

1 day ago

North Xtra: East Butler returns to fight for county title

American Legion baseball team in championship for third consecutive season.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Fox Chapel golfer eyeing shot at Junior Ryder Cup

Patrick Sheerer qualifies for the Junior PGA Championship in Texas, with a Ryder Cup exemption on the line.

1 day ago

North Xtra: Duquesne grad a Colts standout

North Side native Chidozie Oparanozie has found a football niche with the Pittsburgh Colts.

1 day ago

 Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers against the Dodgers at PNC Park.

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

Francisco Liriano, expected to be the ace this season but hampered instead by injury and inconsistency, showed how dominant he can be.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch Friday against the Rockies at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Marte goes on DL with concussion

The Pirates placed the outfielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list due to a concussion he sustained Friday against the Rockies.

1 day ago

 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.

1 day ago

 Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt in an undated photo at the team's South Side facility.

Wannstedt hired as college football television analyst

Former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt will offer analysis on Fox Sports pregame shows and co-host a weekly show on the Big Ten Network.

1 day ago

 Jacques Martin, new Penguins senior adviser of operations.

New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

In his new role, former assistant coach Jacques Martin will monitor other teams, see how Penguins compare with competition.

1 day ago

WVU football adds future games against N.C. State

Athletic director Oliver Luck announced Wednesday that the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home series with N.C. State in 2018 and 2019.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Tyler Boyd was named to the All-ACC second team at the end of the 2013 season but was left off this preseason's squad.

No Pitt players on All-ACC preseason squad

The Panthers open training camp Aug. 4.

1 day ago

 The Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms when they host the Colts on Oct. 26.

Steelers to revive 1934 'bumblebee' jerseys again

The team will wear the bold black-and-gold striped jerseys at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 26.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Is Ike the answer?

On one issue concerning the Pirates there is near-total agreement: First base has been a glaring weakness this season.

2 days ago

 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hits a home run from the left side of the plate

Gene Collier: Pirates lineup takes advantage of lefty-friendly dimensions

Pirates left-handed hitters combined for three home runs in a 12-7 win against the Dodgers -- finally putting PNC Park's landscape to use.

2 days ago

 West Virgina head coach Dana Holgorsen  answers a question from a reporter at the Big 12 Conference football media days Tuesday in Dallas.

Big 12 media days: Mountaineers give program new identity

Dana Holgorsen bringing Kevin White, Daryl Worley and Nick O'Toole to Dallas was a symbol of the program moving on from the past.

2 days ago

 Texas head coach Charlie Strong, left, signs footballs for Peter Irwin at the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days Tuesday in Dallas.

Big 12 media days: Texas-sized 
excite Charlie Strong

Former Louisville coach Charlie Strong has moved on to perhaps the most pressure-packed football job in Division I at Texas.

2 days ago

Cammikey draws No. 1 post in Adios Pace

Washington County-based Cammikey drew the No. 1 post position for the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Saturday.

2 days ago

 Baseball commissioner Bud Selig talks with members of the media this afternoon at a news conference at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Clint Hurdle, Bob Nutting laud Bud Selig

Bud Selig’s visit brought praise for his performance as MLB commissioner from Pirates owner Bob Nutting and manager Clint Hurdle.

2 days ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon talks at a March 21 press conference about his team's third round game against Florida in the NCAA tournament in Orlando.

Business first for Pitt, but trip to Bahamas gets smiles

The Pitt basketball team will go to the Bahamas in August to play four games, but it isn’t strictly a business trip for the players.

2 days ago

 Gregory Polanco watches his home run against the Dodgers leave PNC Park.

Pirates outslug Dodgers in 12-7 victory

The Pirates offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game.

2 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen walks with Matthew Beichner toward the field for the game's first pitch Tuesday.

McCutchen makes wish come true for ailing Colorado boy

Andrew McCutchen helped turn the dreams of a 12-year-old boy from Colorado into reality.

2 days ago

 Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012.

Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

In the complaint, they claim the university damaged their reputation through press releases.

2 days ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.

WVU to open 2018 football season against Tennessee in Charlotte, N.C.

The game will be the teams’ first meeting and West Virginia’s fifth neutral-site game in seven seasons.

2 days ago

 Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry.

Duquesne rounds out 2014 recruiting class

Mar’Qywell Jackson, a 6-foot-5 guard, has officially signed with the Dukes.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Davis for Sanchez makes no sense

Observations on the Pirates and on their 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night at PNC Park.

3 days ago

 Gregory Polanco receives night off to reboot.

Polanco receives night off to reboot

Stuck in a dry spell at the plate, Gregory Polanco was given the night off Monday against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

3 days ago

Big 12 Conference commissioner addresses current, bleak landscape

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said changes in college football will come as a response to cheating, broken enforcement and lawsuits.

2 days ago


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