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 Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State runs over Massachusetts, 48-7

Massachusetts was scheduled as a breather and Penn State is getting its relaxation.

22 minutes ago


 Leah McCormick, 19, a sophomore at Pitt from Toledo, Ohio, hangs her head as Pitt loses to Iowa Saturday at Heinz Field.

Pitt suffer first loss of the season, 24-20, to Iowa

The Panthers squandered some of the momentum they had appeared to build during the first three weeks of the season.

about 4 hours ago


 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

about 19 hours ago


 Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers slaps hands with the fans after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leader of new wave of NFL quarterbacks awaits Steelers

Stopping Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be the No. 1 defensive priority Sunday night.

about 19 hours ago


 Sidney Crosby participates in the Penguins training camp at CONSOL Energy Center on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Penguins open training camp with a surprise

Sidney Crosby shrugs off injury, surprises everybody by taking part in most of the first practice at training camp

about 19 hours ago


 Pirates starter Charlie Morton deliver against the Red Sox at PNC Park Tuesday.

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton has setback, will not start Sunday

Right-handed starter dealing with pain again after bullpen session; Vance Worley to start Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

about 19 hours ago


 Sidney Crosby models the Penguins' new third jersey, which is nearly identical to the road black jersey the team wore during its Stanley Cup-winning seasons of 1990-91 and 1991-92.

Penguins notebook: Determining depth chart in the net not an easy task

The Penguins must settle on a No. 3 goalie as well as No. 2 goaltender for this season.

about 19 hours ago


 Andrew McCutchen signals to the Pirates dugout after hitting a triple Friday night against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Big win leads Pirates to unfamiliar territory

Of what little we know of the playoff race, one thing was certain: Russell Martin’s blast gave the Pirates an elusive fifth consecutive win.

about 19 hours ago


Penn State trustees will decide whether to revisit Freeh Report

Chairman Keith Masser said the board discussed the controversial report during its executive session Friday in University Park.

about 19 hours ago


 Matt Freed/Post-Gazette August 30, 2014  Pitt's James Conner carries as he's taken down by Delaware's C.J. Jones in the first quarter at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt-Iowa about giving up on ground

It’s strength against strength when the undefeated Panthers take the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten.

about 19 hours ago


Penn State's special teams a work in progress

Nittany Lions coaches expect intensity, unity and success from special teams, but the unit is yet to meet expectations.

about 19 hours ago


 West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett carries the ball during the first half of a game against Towson in Morgantown, W.Va., earlier this month.

No. 4 Oklahoma poses major threat to West Virginia

The Mountaineers (2-1) looking to prolong their revival against the Sooners in a Big 12 conference matchup at home.

about 19 hours ago


 Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton gets by Shady Side Academy's Eric Yoest Friday night at Michael J. Farrell Stadium.

Apollo-Ridge's victory run against Shady Side Academy is twice as fun

Tre Tipton and Duane Brown continued their dominance on the ground at Shady Side Academy, leading Apollo-Ridge to a 46-20 win.

about 19 hours ago


Mathis sparks Penn Hills' potent offense in victory

In a game in which Penn Hills had 488 rushing yards, Malik Mathis had 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-21 win against Mt. Lebanon.

about 19 hours ago


Class AAAA roundup: North Hills recovers 
to remain unbeaten

The Indians allowed a big comeback, but then pulled off a rally of their own to stay perfect and keep Seneca Valley winless.

about 19 hours ago


Class AA roundup: Big rally carries New Brighton

New Brighton mounted a furious rally to score 49 unanswered points for a 59-34 victory against visiting Beaver Area.

about 19 hours ago


 University Prep vs. Perry Traditional Academy

City League roundup: Unversity Prep QB scores big

Ron Brown threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead University Prep to a 46-26 win against Perry.

about 19 hours ago


Fantasy Fool: Week 3 Starters & Benchwarmers

If you’re looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on.

about 19 hours ago


District football preview: Robert Morris looks to rebound

After losing, 50-3, last week at Lafayette — the second-worst loss in the program’s 20 years — the Colonials must regroup at Dayton.

about 19 hours ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Progress Fund gets new grant

The Progress Fund, which has financed 29 businesses on the Great Allegheny Passage, received a $2 million federal grant for future loans.

about 19 hours ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Danzel McKinley-Lewis, #4, is tackled by Ulysses Williams, left, #9, Tyrone Freeman, #4, back and Cameron Brookins, #7, of Steel Valley during the first half at the Steel Valley stadium in Munhall on Friday.

High School Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Non-conference summaries grouped by classification of winning team.

about 18 hours ago


Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

about 18 hours ago


Bob Smizik: Russell Martin, Pirates MVP

Not Andrew McCutchen. Not Josh Harrison. The clutch catcher whose contract expires at the end of the season.

about 14 hours ago


 Russell Martin scores after putting the Pirates ahead with a three-run shot against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Russell Martin bombs Brewers, Pirates win on 8th inning homer, 4-2

Catcher Russell Martin spoiled a dominating start by the Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo, homering off former teammate Jonathan Broxton.

about 19 hours ago


 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby participates in training camp drills today at CONSOL Energy Center.

Crosby makes surprise appearance at Penguins training camp

Team officials had said Thursday that Sidney Crosby, along with Evgeni Malkin, would miss the early part of camp because of injuries.

1 day ago


NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes, pledges changes to domestic violence policy

Roger Goodell said “I got it wrong” and outlined initiatives to improve the NFL’s handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

1 day ago


 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss domestic violence issues today

Goodell is holding a 3 p.m. news conference in New York on the league’s personal conduct policy and domestic violence issues.

1 day ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save during the players informal practice Sept. 14 at the Iceoplex at Southpointe.

Penguins seek answers to many questions

The Penguins are conducting their first on-ice training camp workouts today at Consol Energy Center.

1 day ago


 Mike Mitchell was penalized on this hit on Ravens receiver Steve Smith in the third quarter Sept 11. Mitchell said he will start aiming for the knees on tackles to avoid fines and penalties for high hits.

On the Steelers: Mike Mitchell to change tackling style to avoid fines

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is frustrated by penalties and fines that force him to aim for knees when tackling.

1 day ago


 Beau Bennett takes a roughing penalty on a hit on Daniel Carcillo, then with the New York Rangers, in the second period of Game 1 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs May 2 at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Carcillo returns with grit intact

Physical forward Daniel Carcillo hoping for a longer stay with the Penguins this time around.

1 day ago


 Gerrit Cole delivers Thursday against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Cole shows he thrives on big stage

Thursday night, Gerrit Cole looked like the pitcher who rolled through September a year ago.

1 day ago


 Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is quite familiar with Paul Chryst and his approach.

Pitt's Paul Chryst, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz go back to Big Ten days

The Panthers’ Paul Chryst and Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, an Upper St. Clair graduate, are far from strangers.

1 day ago


 Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton has formed a formidable duo with Geno Lewis.

Penn State WR duo sets record pace so far

Penn State's newest receiving combination of DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis might be an unlikely mix, but is on a record-setting pace.

1 day ago


 Seton-LaSalle's Danzel McKinley-Lewis breaks through the Steel Valley defensive line in the first half Friday at Steel Valley.

Seton-LaSalle defense clamps down to beat Steel Valley

The No. 3 Rebels held star running back DeWayne Murray in check to pick up a hard-fought win in the Class AA Century Conference.

about 19 hours ago


 Fans watch a game between Riverview and Monessen on Saturday, September 6, 2014 sitting on lawn chairs behind the end zone at Oakmont's Riverside Park, Riverview's home field. The Raiders have been playing homes games on Saturday afternoons since the school was formed in 1971.

Varsity Xtra: Saturday games become a rarity

Saturday afternoon high school football games in the WPIAL are like telephone booths. You can't find many of them any more.

1 day ago


Class AAA roundup: Ringgold tops West Mifflin

The Rams pulled off an upset of the fourth-ranked team with a Big Nine Conference victory.

about 19 hours ago


 Starter Gerrit Cole delivers against the Red Sox Thursday night at PNC Park.

Bob Smizik: Pirates primed for final 10

This higher level of play puts them in a good place for the final 10 games of the season.

1 day ago


 Penn-Trafford coach John Ruane talks to his team in this undated photo.

Varsity Notes: Ruane content at P-T

John Ruane has almost quietly pushed Penn-Trafford into the upper echelon of Class AAAA programs.

1 day ago


Class A roundup: Avonworth remains unbeaten

Josh Drwal helped the Antelopes stay perfect with a non-conference rout of Shenango.

about 19 hours ago


 Alyvia Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic played against her sister in the WPIAL Class AA girls singles championships Thursday at Shady Side Academy.

WPIAL tennis championships: Greensburg Central sisters' act settles Class AA

With the first set tied between sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska, the unexpected happened, resulting in a Class AA WPIAL title for Alyvia.

1 day ago


Game of the Week: Century's battle of unbeatens features some familiar foes

Damon Rosol and Rod Steele first crossed paths in seventh grade at the Washington Education Center in Lawrenceville.

1 day ago


Local auto racing: World of Outlaws action comes to Lernerville

Points leader Donny Schatz chases the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars title Saturday night in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville.

1 day ago


Pirates notebook: Walker cleans up at right time

The cleanup slot has been in good hands with Neil Walker, who has provided plenty of offense for the Pirates lately.

1 day ago


 Cortez Allen breaks up a pass intended for Dennis Pitta Sept. 11 against the Ravens. The Steelers are one of three teams that haven’t forced a turnover this season. “We have to get people in longer-yardage situations to get those turnovers,” defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said.

Steelers notebook: Lack of turnovers still huge issue

Turnovers point way to winning and losing, and few teams know that better than the Steelers.

1 day ago


District Fishing Report: 9.19.14

A roundup of what’s biting on regional waterways.

1 day ago


The Fumbler: Likes big numbers and he cannot lie

The Fumbler is no hot dog but he relishes posting big numbers: he went 52-14 in his Week 1 picks and 51-14 in Week 2.

1 day ago


Note to Soccer Coaches

The Post-Gazette plans to publish boys and girls soccer scoring leaders next week.

1 day ago


 Starter Gerrit Cole delivers against the Red Sox Thursday night  at PNC Park.

Cole, Marte shine to clinch another Pirates winning season

Thursday’s game was tighter than the previous two iterations, but the outcome was the same.

1 day ago


 Serra Catholic defender Clara Almeter, left, and South Allegheny midfielder Haley Wackowski fight for possession on a throw-in Wednesday. Serra Catholic won, 3-2.

Hopewell breaks Central Valley's streak in girls soccer

The Central Valley girls soccer team held the longest unbeaten streak in the state until Hopewell put an end to it Wednesday.

2 days ago


 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis scores on Flames goaltender Karri Ramo iduring a game in December at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Penguins training camp kicks off Friday: Johnston eager to try out combos

New coach Mike Johnston eager to see the pieces fit when the Penguins begin on-ice, training-camp workouts Friday.

2 days ago



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