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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte on DL for concussion

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

about 2 hours 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.

about 3 hours 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.

about 6 hours 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.

about 7 hours 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.

about 8 hours 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.

about 9 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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.

about 15 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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 
expectations 
excite Charlie Strong

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

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 21 hours 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.

about 22 hours 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.

about 23 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


 Pitt head coach Paul responds to questions at ACC media days regarding the Panthers' outlook for 2014.

ACC media days: Preseason poll no issue for Chryst

League media projects Pitt will finish sixth in the ACC Coastal division, but head coach Paul Chryst isn't worried about preseason polls.

1 day ago


Commissioner addresses current, bleak landscape

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

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Jordy Mercer is mobbed after hitting a game winning single against the Rockies in the 11th inning at PNC Park on Saturday.

Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing to the Pirates’ recent resurgence

After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months

1 day ago


 Phil Axelrod with his wife, Post-Gazette theater and online features editor Sharon Eberson.

Obituary: Phil Axelrod / Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer

Phil Axelrod dreamed of playing second base for the Pirates, but instead became a writer and built a career that spanned four decades.

1 day ago


 Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for a ball hit by the Dodgers'  Dee Gordon, who was called out at first at PNC Park Monday night.

Dodgers rough up Volquez in 5-2 Pirates loss

Starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday night

1 day ago


 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

ACC media days: Chryst looking for plan to materialize in 3rd year

The head coach has sold fans and recruits on the vision of success. Now it‘‍s time to make that a reality.

1 day ago


 Robert Morris hockey coach Derek Schooley.

Coach Derek Schooley receives 4-year extension

Robert Morris agrees to a four-year contract extension with men’s hockey coach Derek Schooley, which runs through the 2019-2020 season.

2 days ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon shows instructions to his players.

Panthers will venture to Bahamas for exhibition set

Pitt announced Monday that its men’s basketball team will play four games against foreign competition Aug. 1-7 in the Bahamas.

2 days ago


Bob Smizik: Do Pirates need a right fielder?

It's 10 days to the most fascinating and newsworthy date on the baseball calendar -- July 31, which is the non-waiver trading deadline.

2 days ago


 Power-hitting outfielder/first baseman Andrew Lambo could find himself back with the Pirates before the end of the season.

Pirates notebook: Andrew Lambo, Nick Kingham making major strides

Class AAA Indianapolis' Andrew Lambo and starting pitcher Nick Kingham appear to be on the road to the major league roster.

2 days ago


 First baseman Ike Davis, acquired from the Mets in April, needs to find himself at the plate as the Pirates make a push to win the division.

Onus is on Ike Davis to produce at plate for Pirates

The Pirates will need first baseman Ike Davis to find his groove at the plate now that the All-Star break has come and gone.

2 days ago


 Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston at ACC Football kickoff Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Florida State's Winston motivated to repeat success

ACC Media Days notebook: Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning QB eyes a repeat in 2014.

2 days ago


 Pirates closer Mark Melancon has been lights-out since being promoted to the role after the struggles of Jason Grilli.

Ron Cook: Mark Melancon firmly belongs as Pirates closer

There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.

2 days ago


 The Pirates reportedly sent a scout to watch one of A.J. Burnett's recent starts for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pirates at the deadline: Trade challenges always tricky

With the trade deadline approaching, a look at what the Pirates might -- or might not -- do to shape their roster for the stretch run.

2 days ago


 Pitt's Ray Vinopal answers a question at a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

For Pitt's Boyd, Vinopal, winning is now

ACC Media Days: Panthers football leaders set concrete goals, saying that they want at least a 10-win season in 2014.

3 days ago


 Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer tags out the Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge on a double play.

Pirates beat Rockies, 5-3, to sweep weekend series

Pirates starter Jeff Locke got off to a rocky start, but the Pirates rallied as they did in their previous two games against Colorado.

3 days ago


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory.

3 days ago


 National League Manager Mike Matheny, left, of the St. Louis Cardinals, talks with outfielder Andrew McCutchen, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in batting practice for the MLB All-Star baseball game, July 14 in Minneapolis.

On the Pirates: Is the NL Central home to baseball's best race?

Perhaps Andrew McCutchen summed up the division race best, saying: “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be fun.”

3 days ago


The hunting dog diet: nutritional needs of the working dog

New research suggests that hard-working canine athletes require special year-round diets and supplements.

3 days ago


 Defensive back Curtis Brown, left, cuts in front of receiver  J.D. Woods on a passing drill during the 2013 training camp.

Steelers 49th Training Camp Guide: New faces must help
 on both sides of ball

The Steelers defense has had new faces before, but not like this — all while a potentially explosive offense has questions to answer, too.

3 days ago


 After a start that was hampered by injuries, Le'Veon Bell rushed for 860 yards in 2013 -- third most among rookies in the NFL.

Steelers 49th Training Camp Guide: 5 story lines fans should track

Ed Bouchette offers fans the
 questions, the trends and the issues facing the team as it sets
 up camp at Saint Vincent College.

3 days ago


 Steelers' Cameron Heyward arrives at training at St Vincent College.

Steelers 49th Training Camp Guide: The players

A look at the Steelers 2014 training camp roster.

3 days ago


 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez throws out the Giants' Hunter Pence in a May 6 game at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Throwing errors for Alvarez a work in progress

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez continues taking steps to correct his fielding, something Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is keenly aware of.

3 days ago


 A map of the Steelers training camp facilities and grounds at Saint Vincent College.

Steelers 49th Training Camp Guide: Things every fan should know

Dos, don‘‍ts and things a fan might need if attending practice at Saint Vincent.

3 days ago


 Left wing Troy Josephs battles defenseman Ryan Segalla for the puck Saturday in a scrimmage played by Penguins prospects at Consol Energy Center.

Trio of forward prospects impressive in Penguins scrimmage

Troy Josephs, Matia Marcantuoni and Adam Payerl combined size, speed and offense to stand out at the Penguins development camp scrimmage.

3 days ago


Adios Pace final will have Western Pennsylvania flavor at Meadows

A few local horses will try to knock off likely favorite McWicked Saturday in the finals at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

3 days ago


 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for a ground ball.

Ron Cook: Steve Blass has utmost hope for Pedro Alvarez

Of all people, Pirates broadcaster and former star pitcher Steve Blass can relate to Pedro Alvarez's throwing woes at third base.

3 days ago


 Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles rests on the sideline in the second half against the Idaho Vandals at Doak Campbell Stadium Nov. 23, 2013 in Tallahassee, Fla. The Seminoles beat the Vandals, 80-14.

ACC media days: Florida State's Jameis Winston still hottest topic

There are plenty of story lines, for Pitt and elsewhere, as ACC coaches and players gather to preview the football season.

3 days ago



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