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 Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham had his contract extended by the Steelers through 2018.

Steelers extend Suisham's contract through 2018

Shaun Suisham has been one of the most accurate kickers in team history during his four seasons with the Steelers.

about 11 hours ago


 Pitt cornerback Titus Howard was projected as a starter for the Panthers this season.

Pitt cornerback Titus Howard suspended for 2014 season

The Clairton graduate played in 11 games as a freshman last season.

about 6 hours ago


Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 08.01.14

Pirates beat reporter Bill Brink answers your Pirates (non)trade questions.

about 8 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pirates give up 3 homers in loss to Diamondbacks

Arizona’s Andy Marte hit the tie-breaking homer for the Diamondbacks in what would become a 7-4 Pirates loss.

about 21 hours ago


 Nick Spaling.

Newcomer Spaling signs 2-year deal to avoid arbitration

Penguins signed recently acquired forward Nick Spaling to 2-year, $4.4 million contract and avoid arbitration hearing.

about 14 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, center, warms up with the team during training camp in Latrobe Thursday.

Wheaton ready to step into Steelers' limelight

Teammates confident second-year pro Markus Wheaton can live up to being Steelers’ No. 2 WR this season.

about 22 hours ago


 Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski drops back to pass during workouts Thursday afternoon at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: Backup role for Gradkowski not so easy

Bruce Gradkowski’s role as Steelers backup QB is a lot tougher than most people think.

about 22 hours ago


 Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin looks up field during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Versatility a key to rising above the crowd for Steelers' Garvin

With a plethora of linebackers on the roster, versatility plays a key role for Terrence Garvin to stand out from the bunch.

about 22 hours ago


 The Liberty Mile at the start on Penn Ave. About 1,000 runners took part.

1,000 compete in Pittsburgh Liberty Mile run

Jordan McNamara won among men with a time of 4:02.93. Gabriele Grunewald was the first not named Heather Kampf to win among women.

about 1 hour ago


 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.

about 22 hours ago


Bob Smizik: A deal Pirates could have made

The team is conservative, perhaps ultra-conservative, in its approach to almost all matters and certainly those of a fiscal nature.

about 11 hours ago


 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan-Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia notebook: Kicking off preseason camp

The Mountaineers opened preseason camp with a 'good first day,' according to coach Dana Holgorsen.

about 22 hours ago


Local auto racing: Nitro Jam beckons jet drag teams

International Hot Rod Association to put on event at Pittsburgh Raceway Park.

about 22 hours ago


District Fishing Report: 8.1.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

about 22 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Deadline disappointment

The Pirates went into the final day of the trading-deadline period in an unusual position:

about 22 hours ago


Penguins' game tickets go on sale Sept. 6

They will be available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and at the Consol Energy Center box office.

1 day ago


 Nick Spaling.

Penguins, Spaling agree on 2-year, $4.4 million contract

Spaling, 25, had 13 goals, 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season.

1 day ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Pirates make no deals as trade deadline passes

Despite entering Thursday’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.

about 22 hours ago


Bob Smizik: No-deal Neal!

Despite a multitude of needs, the Pirates apparently have not made a deal at the non-waiver trading deadline, which was 4 p.m. today.

1 day ago


 Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak shouts out instructions during Wednesday afternoon workouts at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Steelers will sample the art of cut blocking

Outside zone-blocking scheme is back, but Steelers offensive linemen won’t do it in practice very often.

1 day ago


 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau instructs safety Robert Golden on Sunday at training camp in Latrobe.

Golden opportunity for Steelers safety

Safety Robert Golden wants to play a bigger role for the Steelers after starring for two seasons on special teams.

1 day ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out Sept. 30, 2013 at PNC Park.

Pirates yet to make move in trade market

Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.

1 day ago


Pirates claim right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers

Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA.

1 day ago


 Josh Harrison hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Pirates notebook: Harrison keeps sizzling while Alvarez keeps sitting

Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.

1 day ago


 The Pirates are one of several teams involved in talks with Boston about left-hander Jon Lester.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

1 day ago


 WVU's Clint Trickett looks to pass during the Mountaineers' home game against Texas Tech last season.

2014 West Virginia football camp preview

Coach Dana Holgorsen enters his fourth, most decisive season with Mountaineers after coming off a 4-8 season.

1 day ago


Pitt women's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Pitt women's basketball released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: Why Pirates have 'arrived'

For those upset by the comic nature of the Pirates’ loss, a reminder the team is 8-4 since the All-Star break.

1 day ago


Far putt on 18th nets win at Pennsylvania Amateur

John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.

1 day ago


 Olympic 2012 silver medalist and University of Texas Leo Manzano, left, of Austin, Texas, poses for a photograph with  Jason Kurtz of Bethel Park at the Fleet Feet running store in Bethel Park on Wednesday.

Sections of Liberty, Penn avenues Downtown to close at 6:30 p.m. for Liberty Mile

There will be no parking available on Liberty Avenue and Penn Avenue after 4 p.m.

1 day ago


 Cameron Johnson drives to the basket during a game in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League.

West Xtra: OLSH grad uses summer league to prepare for Pitt career

Pitt freshman Cam Johnson is ready to step up to the next level and he got a taste of the tougher competition this summer.

1 day ago


 Jeff Ackermann compiled a 224-116 record at Moon Area with one PIAA and three WPIAL titles.

West/North/South Xtra: Pine-Richland gets a winner

Highly successful Moon coach Jeff Ackermann takes over the Pine-Richland boys basketball program.

1 day ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny's Hall is hard at work

West Allegheny wrestler Nathan Hall has some big plans for his senior year and he’s working hard to make them become a reality.

1 day ago


 Hopewell's Mike Michalko tags out Blackhawk's Tom Piccione at home plate during a game in the Beaver County League championship series. Blackhawk won the series, three games to one.

West Xtra: Beaver County Legion champ Blackhawk ends season in Region 6 semifinals

Blackhawk finished another standout American Legion baseball season with a Beaver County championship.

1 day ago


West/North/South/East Xtra: West Hills Show produces a summer of honors

A youth baseball team with players from all over the Greater Pittsburgh area completes a productive summer.

1 day ago


West Xtra: Montour teacher from West View shows his class on links

West View resident Trent Karlik, a Montour graduate and current teacher, is having a productive summer on the golf course.

1 day ago


 Jake Liposky has played solid right field and adds another offensive weapon for the West Mifflin American Legion team.

South Xtra: West Mifflin wins Region 6 title, advances to state playoffs

West Mifflin took an impressive 24-0 record into the state American Legion baseball tournament.

1 day ago


 West Mifflin graduate C.J. Hester takes a shot during action in a Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro/Am Summer League game.

South Xtra: West Mifflin alumnus sharpens his game

West Mifflin alumnus C.J. Hester prepares for his senior season at West Liberty by playing high-level competition.

1 day ago


 Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee, left, has his hand raised in victory after defeating General McLane's Joe Wheeling during their 113-pound finals match in March in the PIAA wrestling championships in Hershey.

East Xtra: Franklin Regional wrestler captures world title

Spencer Lee goes unscored upon to win title at Fila Cadet championships in Snina, Slovakia.

1 day ago


East Xtra: 3 Franklin Regional wrestlers are All-Americans

Josh Maruca, Michael Kemerer and Josh Shields earn status at USA Wrestling championships.

1 day ago


East Xtra: Penn Hills grad Schifino starting an AAU basketball program

A former Penn Hills star plans to launch new team in the spring.

1 day ago


East Xtra: Gateway grad gives Colts a lift

Dave Williams is in his second season as a top playmaker for semipro football team.

1 day ago


Men acquitted in Steelers stabbing sentenced on related charges

Two men acquitted in stabbing of Steelers lineman Mike Adams were sentenced Wednesday on charges they fled from police.

2 days ago


 Pirates pitcher  Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

2 days ago


 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Francisco.

Pirates can't sweep Giants on west coast, lose 7-5

The loss closed the series out at 2-1, and gives the Pirates a 57-50 record.

1 day ago


 Steeler "Mean Joe Greene" sports his four Super Bowl rings on his fingers at Steelers training camp in Latrobe in 1980.

Steelers to retire Joe Greene's No. 75 jersey

The number retirement ceremony will take place during the Steelers’ Sunday night home game against Baltimore on Nov. 2.

1 day ago


 Jarvis Jones takes down tight end Heath Miller during workouts Tuesday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe,

Linebacker Jones showing some punch in second Steelers training camp

A stronger, more experienced Jarvis Jones has shown off some new tricks early in training camp.

2 days ago


 Jack Lambert, one of four Hall of Famers picked by the Steelers in the 1974 draft, poses for a picture in August 1978.

Gene Collier: Steelers' 1974 draft won't ever be matched

No one knew it then, but 40 years ago the members of the best NFL draft in history showed up at Steelers training camp.

2 days ago


 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.

2 days ago


 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.

2 days ago



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