Sports
Pitt's young linebackers deal with growing pains

Someday, if Sean Idowu becomes a star outside linebacker for Pitt and Ryan Switzer takes his place among the NFL's best wide receivers, the two ...

Five Steelers could miss K.C. game with injuries

When the NFL changed its injury report designations this year, it eliminated the "probable" category. Steelers ...

Vogelsong struggles with command as Pirates fall to Cubs once again

When he signed with the Pirates last winter, Ryan Vogelsong envisioned a much different ending to this season. Vogelsong hoped for another chance to pitch ...

Penguins defenseman Cole enjoys doing dirty work

DETROIT — Ian Cole doubted he'd get any time to hang out with his family, which resides in Ann Arbor, Mich., during the Penguins' quick ...

Newcomer Wilson scores twice in Penguins' preseason loss

DETROIT — Inside the arena Gordie Howe called home, a Penguin with something to prove almost achieved the so-called hat trick named after Mr. Hockey ...

Pitt men's basketball off to fast start

Chatting with reporters, new Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings was asked about the up-tempo pace ...

Joe Starkey
Starkey: Pitt's Price doing his best Aaron Donald

Jarring thought: Where would Pitt's defense be if Ejuan Price hadn't been granted a sixth year of eligibility? It's almost too frightening to ponder. Even with ...

Kevin Gorman
Gorman: Let's call this loss what it really was

PHILADELPHIA The secret to the Steelers' success against rookie quarterbacks was causing confusion by ...

Rob Rossi
Rossi: For Pittsburgh hockey, Bettman deserves a world of thanks

It's been called "The House Sid Got Built." And it's true that Consol Energy Center might not exist, let alone stand as the center of ...

Steelers/NFL News
Steelers notebook: Staying patient with running game a priority

After using a 60-40 pass-to-run mix in wins over Washington and Cincinnati, the Steelers ran just 18.5 percent of the time in a 34-3 loss ...

Steelers defense expecting Chiefs to use similar attack

The good news for the Steelers is they will have four more regular seasons to ...

Steelers notebook: Bell ready to return, boost offense

Moments after the clock ticked down to zero on the Steelers' 34-3 loss to the Eagles on Sunday afternoon, one of the league's most valuable ...

Little goes right for Steelers in drubbing by Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — If injuries, penalties and missed tackles were the barometer for success, the Steelers ...

Eagles defense proves point against Steelers

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles defense had something to prove when they faced the Steelers ...

Game day grades: Eagles 34, Steelers 3

Quarterback: C- Ben Roethlisberger had his second consecutive game of being just off. Too many throws were off-target — high and low, behind receivers and ...

Steelers ground game sputters to 29 yards in defeat

PHILADLEPHIA — The Steelers had one of their worst rushing performances in recent history Sunday ...

Steelers notebook: Pummeled Steelers hit hard by injuries against Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — In a physically demanding game, the Eagles manhandled the Steelers on Sunday at ...

Steelers rookies Burns, Davis and Hargrave acing learning curve

In the past, the Steelers were characterized as a team that leaned on experience, particularly on defense. Free agent spending sprees and greater expectations of high ...

Starkey: Steelers have some advice for Wentz

I have no idea what Jon Gruden meant Monday night when he said of Carson ...

Four downs: Steelers benefiting from keeping third-down distance manageable

1. Steelers the third degree Through two weeks, the Steelers (at 16 for ...

Steelers notebook: Brown practicing patience with Wheaton's return

Wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who missed the first two games with a shoulder injury, is expected to play for the Steelers on Sunday against the ...

Eagles defensive ends pose threat for Steelers' Roethlisberger

Like the Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles would rather not blitz unless necessary, instead relying on one of the NFL's fiercest defensive fronts to pressure the ...

Steelers notebook: Williams eyes Payton rushing mark

With 63 rushing yards Sunday, Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams will surpass Hall of Famer ...

Penguins/NHL
Penguins notebook: Fleury to get majority of workload at goalie during preseason

Until Matt Murray recovers from his broken right thumb — a process that might take as many as six weeks — the Penguins' backup goaltending ...

Maatta mindful of his untapped potential, Penguins' defensive depth

When Olli Maatta signed a six-year, $24.5 million contract extension with the Penguins in February, teammates, coaches and front office members repeatedly identified maturity as ...

Penguins' goalie Matt Murray talks about thumb injury

Matt Murray sat in his locker stall at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry on ...

Penguins notebook: Fleury set to play in Penguins preseason opener

The Penguins will not waste time in affording Marc-Andre Fleury the opportunity to put his last start in net behind him. Coach Mike Sullivan said Fleury ...

Penguins tune up for exhibition season with rare intrasquad scrimmage

There was high drama in the championship game of the Penguins' intrasquad scrimmage tournament Monday afternoon at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The line of Jake ...

Penguins' Fleury settling back into top goaltender role

After an injury to Matt Murray, Marc-Andre Fleury again is the Penguins' undisputed No. 1 goaltender. The challenge is to play like one. A day after the ...

Penguins notebook: Sullivan's small-group drills require large effort

Due to his authoritative approach to coaching and desire to see his team play the ...

Bonino leaves Penguins practice after blocking shot

For the first time since the start of Penguins' training camp, skaters stood still on the ice Sunday morning at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex ...

Penguins defenseman Oleksy hopes grit gets him looks

One of the bigger crowd reactions during Saturday's intrasquad Penguins scrimmage at UPMC Lemieux Sports ...

Penguins' Crosby wins Emmy

Penguins center Sidney Crosby on Saturday night won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic chapter for his role in ...

Penguins notebook: Unexpected absences up front continue to be issue

The Penguins knew for months they would need to piece together forward lines while Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist participated in ...

Penguins goalie Murray out at least 3 weeks with broken hand

Entering training camp, one of the biggest decisions coach Mike Sullivan faced was how he ...

Tireless Letang hits ice flying on first day of Penguins camp

Kris Letang's younger, less-experienced Penguins cohorts sat on the benches at the UPMC Lemieux Sports ...

Penguins notebook: Kessel says he meant 'no disrespect' to USA Hockey

On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel became the biggest social media star in hockey when he ...

Pirates/MLB
Pirates notebook: Young rotation figures to try to close gap against Cubs next season

As players made their way to the field for batting practice Tuesday, injured starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, clad in a T-shirt and shorts, pulled up ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs; Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

WEDNESDAY vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 ...

Cubs rout Pirates, earn 1st 100-win season since 1935

Nearly a year after the Chicago Cubs celebrated a wild-card game win at PNC Park ...

Pirates notebook: Hurdle hints Kang could play some shortstop next season

On Sept. 17 last season, during the Chicago Cubs' last regular season visit to PNC Park, Chris Coghlan, who batted leadoff Monday for the Cubs, ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs; Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Today vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP RYAN VOGELSONG ...

Beanball results in scrum between Pirates, Nationals

When a pitcher decides to retaliate for some injustice, either real or imagined, anywhere below the shoulders is fair game. "You can throw at my ...

Pirates players, coaches react to death of Marlins ace

Jose Fernandez was a terrific pitcher, brimming with talent and endless possibilities. But to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, the young Miami Marlins star was much ...

Pirates notebook: Rodriguez's value soars but Bucs have options

Sean Rodriguez has put himself in position to get a hefty raise this offseason on the free-agent market. He most likely won't get it from the ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Cubs; Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

MONDAY vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Cubs RHP KYLE HENDRICKS ...

Starting nine: Pirates have options beyond signing Nova

Written by Pirates beat reporter Travis Sawchik, "The Starting Nine" is a weekly feature composed of quick-hit thoughts and analysis on the Pirates and MLB. ...

Pirates fall to Nationals, move closer to elimination in wild-card race

Where must the Pirates improve next season? The answers were clear Saturday amid the debris of a 6-1 loss against the Washington Nationals, the newly ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Nationals; Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Today vs. Nationals 1:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 ...

Pirates rally in 11 innings, delay Nationals' celebration plans

In each of the past three years, Sept. 23 was a special date for the ...

Pirates notebook: Glasnow set to return to starting rotation vs. Nationals

Three relief appearances after missing seven weeks (including rehab starts) has earned Pirates rookie Tyler Glasnow another chance to start. Glasnow will take the mound Sunday ...

Agent: Pirates have made contract offers to Nova

The Pirates are attempting to reach a multiyear agreement with Ivan Nova before the right-handed pitcher enters a thin free agent market this offseason. ...

Penn State
Franklin makes positional changes in wake of Penn State's blowout to Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK –– Penn State has been forced to rely on its "next man up ...

High School
Tweaks to style, ability to refocus helps 2nd-ranked Canon-McMillan girls stay unbeaten

Canon-McMillan girls soccer historically has produced second-half teams, and its performance last Wednesday against Bethel Park backed up that tendency. Coach Dave Derrico entered halftime ...

Yough girls soccer gaining experience as 2nd half of section play gets underway

There may never be another girls soccer team like the one at Yough two years ...

Westmoreland Trib athletes of the week: Latrobe's Brady Pevarnik, GCC's Olivia Zambruno

Brady Pevarnik School: Latrobe Sport: Golf Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Pevarnik, who finished third ...

High school roundup: No. 1 Seneca Valley shuts out No. 3 North Allegheny

The top boys soccer teams in Section 1-AAAA took to the pitch Tuesday night, and Seneca Valley got a leg up in the race for ...

Freeport boys soccer rallies to tie rival Shady Side

Rob Reichenbaugh still was nursing a tight left calf in the moments after Freeport's Section 2-AA game against Shady Side Academy on Tuesday. Cramps in his ...

Highlands swimmer Bonnett commits to Kentucky

Division I swimming coaches have known about Bailey Bonnett for years. The senior standout from Highlands knew swimming would be her vessel to the next ...

Peters Township boys soccer thriving in difficult section

In a six-day span last week, Peters Township's boys soccer team played games against Bethel ...

High School Recruiting
Baldwin's Sgattoni set to sail with Naval Academy scholarship

The U.S. Naval Academy, located in the waterfront town of Annapolis, Md., is one of ...

High School Football
Healthy again, Peters running back driven by family history

A tough, eight-month rehab came after major knee surgery for TJ Kpan, a Peters Township ...

High School Basketball
Record-setting guard Konek leaves Imani Christian

After a freshman season with Imani Christian in which she became the first freshman girl in WPIAL history to eclipse 1,000 points in a season, ...

High School Baseball
Gorman: UConn pulls double play with Fedkos

When the University of Connecticut offered Kyler Fedko a baseball scholarship, he couldn't resist. ...

High School Golf
Burrell's Hubbard eyes WPIAL golf finals

Tiger Hubbard stood alone on the driving range before a match against Jeannette at Hill ...

High School Hockey
CWNC brings back ice hockey program

Ice hockey is back at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. The Trojans' program will take the ice for the first time since the 2001-02 season. ...

High School Softball
Hempfield's Ryan named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan is the first one to tell you that winning a ...

Auto Racing
Sodeman Jr. claims 1st Lernerville Sprint Car crown

It took Jack Sodeman Jr. two minutes and an extra second to complete what he started in 1999. Actually, that's a bit harsh. Sodeman started racing ...

Pro Wrestling
LaBar: The slow burn to a great fire in WWE

WWE Clash of Champions' top story is the logs, tinder and gasoline tossed on the fire that is Seth Rollins as a babyface. It's not a ...

High School Tennis
GCC girls tennis hopes to ride momentum into playoff opener

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis team (11-1 overall, 8-1 in Section 1-AA) is counting on momentum in a first-round match against Derry in the ...

High School Track
Burrell track star picks Pitt

Nikki Scherer finishes her races in seconds, and she made her college choice almost as quickly. Burrell's star senior sprinter, a WPIAL and PIAA individual champion, ...

High School Volleyball
Chemistry key for Hempfield girls volleyball

Hempfield's girls volleyball team hopes it has found the missing ingredient to a championship season. After losing in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals the last three ...

Outdoors
Fish and Boat Commission likely to take 15 waters out of year-round fishing program

ERIE — Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissioners are expected Tuesday to change the rules regarding fishing at a number of western Pennsylvania lakes. First up are ...

Riverhounds
Offensively inept Riverhounds drop finale

A forgettable season for the Riverhounds ended with a season finale high on intensity but short on memorable moments. Sean Okoli scored from the penalty spot ...

U.S./World
One of golf's all-time greats, Palmer's success didn't stop on course

Arnold Palmer wasted little time establishing his winning ways, capturing the Canadian Open during his rookie PGA Tour year in 1955 with a 23-under-par finish, ...

High School Wrestling
Lebe excited to be at helm of FR wrestling program

Matt Lebe knows the Franklin Regional wrestling program well. He served as a volunteer assistant the past five seasons and understands the wrestlers who have lifted ...

Other High School Sports
Pittsburgh Trib athletes of the week: Obama Academy's Nate Boyer, Oakland Catholic's Essence Canady

Nate Boyer School: Obama Academy Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Boyer, a senior ...