Pirates' Charlie Morton delivers against the Red Sox at PNC Park .

Pirates notebook: Bell, Glasnow reap honors

Pitcher Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Josh Bell honored as the organization's minor league players of the year.

about 1 hour ago

 Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert looks on as he is beaten by the Ravens Elvis Dumervil, who sacks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Thursday night.

On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle

Marcus Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two games this season, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to replace him in the offensive line.

about 1 hour ago

 Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin jokes with teammates during the the first day of the Penguins development camp at the Consol Energy Center in July.

Penguins rookie savors early start for his roster push

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin growing into a role he hopes will secure a spot on the 2014-15 roster.

about 1 hour ago

Gene Collier: Pirates goofy night kicks off wild final push

The next time the Pirates get a day off, they'll know whether they've qualified for baseball's electric postseason or for just a grim

about 1 hour ago

 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Pitt secondary needs to step up after being exposed vs. FIU

The Panthers are undefeated but concerned about the number of big plays allowed in the passing game.

about 1 hour ago

 Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Jesse James runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Penn State defeated Akron 21-3.

Penn State excelling in late-game situations

The Christian Hackenberg-led Nittany Lions offense keeps coming through in the end.

about 1 hour ago

 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a touchdown pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at Georgia Dome Aug. 30, 2014 in Atlanta.

Finding sub for suspended cornerback not easy for West Virginia

Mountaineers have to replace top cornerback Daryl Worley, who was suspended, for Saturday's game against No. 4 Oklahoma.

about 1 hour ago

Schifino replaces AD McCallister as Steel Valley basketball coach

Amid controversy, McCallister out, Schifino in as the boys basketball coach at Steel Valley High School.

about 1 hour ago

 Pirates catcher Russell Martin throws out a runner in a game last month at PNC Park.

Money in the bank: Pirates catcher Russell Martin's exceptional season

Martin's new workout regimen pays dividends on the field and sets him up for a lucrative free-agency chance, too.

1 day ago

 Pirates' Russell Martin is greeted at home by Neil Walker after hitting a two run blast against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Pirates, Morton shut out Red Sox

Charlie Morton goes five innings and Pirates improve to 80-70 behind home runs from Russell Martin and Starling Marte.

about 3 hours ago

 Thousands of Pirates fans make their way to PNC Park for the National League wild-card game against the Reds last season.

Limited Pirates postseason tickets on sale Thursday

A limited number of tickets for possible Wild Card and Division Series games at PNC Park will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday.

about 9 hours ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Ravens' Elvis Dumervil in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night, September 11, 2014.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 9.16.14

Ed takes your questions on the Steelers who are on the road again Sunday night against Carolina.

about 11 hours ago

 Pirates fans cheer as Josh Harrison leaves the field after the team completed a triple play against the Cubs in the fourth inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Jenn Menendez's Pirates chat transcript: 9.16.14

Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates, who open an interleague series with the Red Sox tonight at PNC Park.

about 12 hours ago

 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop the Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter of Thursday's loss in Baltimore.

Tomlin: Steelers defense must do better with 'fundamental things'

Through the first two weeks of the season the Steelers are among the worst teams in rush defense, turnover ratio, tackling and penalties.

about 12 hours ago

 Brett Keisel was part of a group of talented players put on the Steelers roster in the late 1990s and early 21st century.

On the Steelers: Defense's dilemma familiar to Keisel

Veteran defensive end Brett Keisel knows exactly what ails the current Steelers defense because he went through it more than a decade ago.

1 day ago

 Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff makes a save on the Senators' Chris Neil during a game earlier this year at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' top goaltending prospects will move to back seat soon

Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry are promising, but Mike Johnston will use preseason to get Marc-Andre Fleury ready and determine his backup.

1 day ago

 Lawrence Timmons practices with the Steelers before the season on the South Side.

Steelers notebook: Veteran Lawrence Timmons part of tackling woes

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons, just like many of his Steelers teammates on defense, is missing a lot of tackles this season.

1 day ago

 Kent Tekulve, who played with the Pirates in the 1970s and '80s, is recovering from a Sept. 5 heart transplant.

Former Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant

Tekulve fell ill with heart failure from blocked coronary arteries on Christmas Eve, and had the transplant surgery on Sept. 5.

about 3 hours ago

 Russell Martin stands on second base after doubling against Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jacob Turner in the second inning Sunday at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Enjoy Russell Martin while he's still here

Pirates GM Neal Huntington admits Russell Martin's pricetag likely will be in a financial area the Pirates do not wish to go.

1 day ago

 Pitt's James Conner takes a carry in the season opener against Delaware at Heinz Field.

Paul Chryst: Pitt running game not at top efficiency yet

Pitt coach Paul Chryst says Panthers running game is not clicking on all cylinders yet despite an impressive start statistically.

1 day ago

 Hank Kuzma, 2009

Obituary: Henry J. Kuzma / He coached storied 1965 Midland basketball team

His 1965 team, considered one of the greatest in Western Pennsylvania history, contained future pros Simmie Hill and Norm Van Lier.

1 day ago

New Carlynton football coach Mauro Monz resigns

Citing a concern for the safety of his players, Mauro Monz has quit after only three games as football coach at Carlynton High School.

1 day ago

 Keystone Oaks’ Lucas Fievet, left, contests South Fayette’s Mitch Ford for the ball off a corner kick Tuesday in a WPIAL Class AA Section 5 match.

High school highlights: Class A No. 3 Winchester Thurston remains perfect

Winchester Thurston's boys soccer team scores two goals in the second half to improve to 7-0 on the season.

about 3 hours ago

Bob Smizik: The value of Russell Martin

From a fan’s standpoint, there have been better Pirates players in recent years than Russell Martin.

about 20 hours ago

Rutgers apologizes for offensive signs, shirts fans displayed at PSU game

Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi apologized for "offensive actions" of "a very small handful of our fans."

about 12 hours ago

Airport to allow limited deer hunting again

Airport Authority accepting applications for archery-only permits, with a limited number chosen on Sept. 24

about 11 hours ago

 Penguins assistant Rick Tocchet works with prospect Oskar Sundqvist at development camp in July.

Penguins' European prospect Oskar Sundqvist thinking big, small

Oskar Sundqvist, the Penguins' third-round draft choice in 2012, realized he would need some time to adjust to playing hockey in North

2 days ago

 Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison inches closer to the National League batting title.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Harrison never forgets to have fun

The Pirates have a chance to nab the NL Central crown with Josh Harrison winning the batting title, which would be tons of fun for everyone.

2 days ago

 Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton appears to be ready to contribute to the rotation again.

Pirates notebook: Morton will return to rotation in Tuesday's game against Red Sox

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton's return will push Vance Worley into bullpen if it works out.

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shows his disgust along side head coach Mike Tomlin in the final seconds of their loss to the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.15.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and what went wrong against the Ravens last week.

1 day ago

 Cam Newton smiles after scoring on a two-point conversion Sunday in Carolina's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.

Next nuisance for Steelers defense is Cam Newton

A leaky Steelers defense takes on mobile quarterback Cam Newton Sunday night in Charlotte, N.C., against the Carolina Panthers.

2 days ago

 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Early struggles provide 'teaching points' for Pitt

Saturday's win at Florida International showed that if nothing else, the Panthers are getting good at overcoming first-quarter hiccups.

2 days ago

 Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for receiver Leonte Carroo with less than a minute to play Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Penn State defeated Rutgers, 13-10.

Penn State defense glad to take five

The Nittany Lions' defensive players didn't think they were going to snag five interceptions against Rutgers Saturday night; they knew.

2 days ago

 Quarterback Clint Trickett passes against Maryland in the first quarter Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.

Clint Trickett's strong rapport with WRs pays dividends for West Virginia

Clint Trickett and his top receivers are on the same page, which makes things pretty easy on the Mountaineers quarterback.

2 days ago

WVU cornerback suspended indefinitely

West Virginia returned one cornerback from suspension Sunday only to have another be suspended Monday.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Can hitting carry the Pirates?

The conventional wisdom is that the Pirates, should they make the postseason.

1 day ago

High school football notebook: Pitt commit Tre Tipton does it all for Apollo-Ridge

Receiver, runner, passer, it doesn't matter to Panthers recruit Tre Tipton as he helps Apollo-Ridge to its first 3-0 start in 14 years.

2 days ago

The Fantasy Fool: Rough week gets rougher

After a week the NFL would love to forget, things managed to get uglier still once the players took to the field.

1 day ago

 Pirates' Jordy Mercer tries to pull in the ball on a steal attempt by Cubs' Javier Baez in the third inning at PNC Park today. PIrates won, 7-3.

Walker helps Pirates rally for 7-3 win over Cubs

Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez went seven innings, giving up three runs, one earned, and five walks. He struck out five.

2 days ago

 WVU quarterback Clint Trickett was named Walter Camp offensive player of the week after he led the Mountaineers to a dramatic 40-37 road victory against Maryland Saturday.

WVU's Clint Trickett named Walter Camp player of the week

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett completed 37 of 49 passes for 511 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.

2 days ago

 Becky Miller, 21, of Shaler, does a heelside back roll while wakeboarding on the Allegheny River Aug. 6.

Shaler native wins Wakeboarding World Championship

Going into the competition with an already broken toe, Ms. Miller said she was shocked when she won. "I'm excited beyond words," she said.

2 days ago

 Steelers backup offensive lineman Cody Wallace turned a six-year sojourn through the NFL roster fringes into a three-year, $3.48 million contract this past offseason.

Practice squad more than just the 'B' team in NFL

Steelers OL Cody Wallace may be the exception, not the rule, but he has proven the practice squad can lead to bigger and better things.

3 days ago

 The front of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's sports front page from Sept. 16, 1974.

40th Anniversary Season: Steelers' stand spurs 30-0 win in 1974

A look back to the road to Super Bowl IX. "We were sluggish at the start," defensive end Dwight White said of the game.

3 days ago

Hitting stats rank near top of NL

Pirates notebook: On-base percentage leads league and three other categories are at No. 2.

3 days ago

 Winger Anton Zlobin, left, battles for control of the puck at a Penguins prospect scrimmage in July at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins prospect Zlobin sparkles in clutch

Former Penguins draft pick Anton Zlobin, at 5-11 and 209 pounds, showed what he can do at a prospects tournament in Ottawa.

3 days ago

 Troy Loney outside the Phantoms locker room.

Former Penguin Troy Loney's passion meshes with wife's acumen to run junior hockey team

He's hockey and business; she's business with an interest in education. Together, they could be Ohio's Mahoning Valley’s new power couple.

3 days ago

 Ben Roethlisberger  -- No TDs in six quarters

Ron Cook: Negatives far outweigh positives for Steelers in 1-1 start

There's been a bit of good, but a lot more bad and ugly for the Steelers so far, and Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are far from blameless.

3 days ago

District college football roundup: IUP allows 38 unanswered in loss

The worst loss for the Crimson Hawks in more than a decade saw Kutztown dominate through the air on offense.

3 days ago

Wildlife: Monarchs on the rebound?

Though the monarch population is down 90 percent over the past 20 years, monarch watchers reported encouraging news this summer.

3 days ago

 Penn Trafford's Brett Laffoon passes under the protection of his teammate Andre Guest in their game in McKeesport.

Penn-Trafford blanks McKeesport, 28-0

Penn-Trafford held the WPIAL's leading rusher to 53 yards and blanked McKeesport, 28-0.

3 days ago


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