Sports
Prep football star Robinson transferring to Imani Christian

Kenny Robinson, a Division I football prospect and one of the top players in the City League, has left University Prep and plans to transfer ...

Rossi: Timing right for Polanco to fill void 

It's not a rule. Doesn't always happen, either. Sometimes, though, a legend's exit is almost ...

Liriano takes step back in loss to Mariners 

After taking four steps forward in July, Francisco Liriano took a step — a large ...

Steelers defense trying to match same high level as prolific offense

Long the hallmark of the Steelers franchise, defense has taken a backseat in recent years ...

Ex-coach Dixon defends his offensive system at Pitt

Former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said he understands why forward Michael Young, the Panthers' leading ...

Pitt men's basketball ready for lineup rarity

The last two times Pitt featured as many as three seniors in its starting lineup, ...

Joe Starkey
Starkey: Big Ben, as always, the key

There is one man, and one man only, whose prolonged absence would reduce the Steelers' chance of winning the Super Bowl to precisely zero. You ...

Kevin Gorman
Gorman: Taillon's timing perfect for Pirates

The fact that the scariest moment of his baseball career turned out to be the luckiest isn't lost on Jameson Taillon. When Taillon took a ...

Steelers/NFL News
Steelers' Bell on social media: 'I am not going to miss games, trust me' 

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in June said he never has missed a drug test. ...

Despite suspensions, Roethlisberger and company should continue to be prolific

It wasn't long ago the "Fire Todd Haley" debate was raging in Pittsburgh Now there's ...

Entering camp, Steelers seek consistency on special teams

Almost a decade ago, as a 35-year-old, first-time NFL head coach, Mike Tomlin didn't take ...

10 years on, Steelers coach Tomlin's impact resonates on, off field

When Kiya Tomlin makes plans for family vacations, she knows the routine: three days at most, fewer if possible. As the wife of Steelers head coach ...

Report: Steelers' Bell faces 4-game suspension 

It turns out Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell may be facing a four-game suspension after all. ESPN reported that Bell missed a drug test — ...

Steelers cut backup tight end Spaeth for failed physical

The Steelers will report to training camp in a week. Matt Spaeth won't. The Steelers on ...

ESPN plans 3-hour live broadcast of Steelers night practice

"Da, da, da! Da, da, da!" ESPN will bring a three-hour live broadcast of "SportsCenter on the Road" to the Pittsburgh Steelers' night practice next ...

Steelers' Williams has no empathy for Patriots

After a season in which DeAngelo Williams injured his foot two quarters before the start of the playoffs and was relegated to watching the banged-up ...

Former Steelers WR Thigpen sues helmet manufacturer Riddell

Former Steelers wide receiver Yancey Thigpen, along with 13 former football players, on Thursday filed ...

Former Steelers linebacker Greene will receive Hall of Fame ring at October game

Kevin Greene spent only three of his 15 NFL seasons with the Steelers. But as Greene ...

Steelers' Harrison denies PED allegations in affidavit sent to NFL 

Steelers linebacker James Harrison is so sure he had nothing to do with the Al Jazeera report in December claiming he was supplied with performance-enhancing ...

Starkey: NFL commits personal foul on Harrison

If I didn't know better, I would think the NFL was joking with the June 24 letter it sent Steelers linebacker James Harrison, telling him ...

Players' union formally defends Harrison in letter to NFL 

The NFLPA put legal pen to paper in stating its case to the NFL. The ...

Steelers' Harrison embroiled in NFL, players' union battle over PED allegations 

The NFL and its players' union are at odds again — and James Harrison is ...

Penguins/NHL
Penguins to make 15 appearances on NBC networks next season

The Penguins' reign as defending Stanley Cup champions will include 15 appearances on NBC or NBC Sports Network broadcasts during the 2016-17 season, the network ...

Crosby hoists Stanley Cup during parade in Canada

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — For Sidney Crosby, there's no place like Cole Harbour. His hometown welcomed back the Penguins captain with ecstatic cheers and chants of ...

Penguins' Crosby takes Stanley Cup to Tim Hortons

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby picked up the Stanley Cup at the Halifax airport and made a surprise visit to his hometown Tim Hortons. ...

Jack Riley, Penguins' 1st general manager, dies at age 97

Jack Riley, who never played in the NHL but became the first general manager of ...

Crosby's Nova Scotia camp thrills kids from around the globe

COLE HARBOUR, Nova Scotia — When Sid was still a kid, stepping onto the ice over the summer months was just as much about making ...

Penguins re-sign defenseman Schultz for 1 year, $1.4M

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford and his staff eased into NHL free agency this month ...

Wheeling Nailers name former Penguin as new head coach

Bill Guerin's life as a professional hockey player with the New Jersey Devils' organization began in 1991 with an assist from Jeff Christian, a winger ...

Penguins' Kessel undergoes hand surgery, should be ready for training camp

While leading the Penguins in playoff scoring and finishing second to Sidney Crosby by a razor-thin margin in balloting for the Conn Smythe Trophy, Phil ...

Penguins sign former Panthers forward Wilson

The Penguins added a forward to their depth chart Thursday, signing 25-year-old Garrett Wilson to a one-year, two-way contract. Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound left wing, played ...

Former Penguins strength coach Welday dies at 57

John Welday, the longtime Penguins strength and conditioning coach who was a part of Stanley Cup championship teams in 1991 and 1992, died suddenly while ...

Some Penguins reaching new heights

When most people think of hockey players, they don't often picture tall, lanky bodies that ...

Penguins notebook: Third-round pick Hall surprises on final day of development camp

When the Penguins used the third-round pick they acquired from New Jersey in exchange for ...

Penguins prospects eager to impress while learning how to be a pro

Ethan Prow finished his first Penguins development camp Saturday with a better idea of how to embody a prospect within the organization but with little ...

Rutherford signs on for 3 more years as Penguins GM 

It became difficult to separate the sentiments expressed by Penguins president David Morehouse and general ...

Rossi: Pens' time now, so Rutherford fits

He won over the Penguins before he won with the Penguins. Which should surprise nobody. Jim Rutherford could charm a leprechaun. It was no lucky charm ...

Penguins boost defensive depth on 1st day of free agency

Associate general manager Jason Botterill got the itch Friday afternoon. When the clock struck noon and ...

Pirates/MLB
Pirates notebook: Matchups help Frazier get into lineup

The work of Pirates rookie Adam Frazier (.359/.405/.590) has been eye-catching although, as manager Clint ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Mariners; Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY vs. Mariners 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Mariners LHP JAMES ...

Quiet confidence drives Pirates rookie Frazier

Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen held a team meeting toward the end of a 2013 season in which his Bulldogs reached the finals of ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Mariners; Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Joyce, Frazier deliver homers as Pirates edge Phillies

As the player with perhaps the sweetest left-handed swing in the sport's history — Ken ...

Pirates notebook: Glasnow goes on DL, Kuhl leaves Triple-A start early

Pirates rookie pitcher Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with right ...

Starting Nine: Pirates should stay out of rental market

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. ...

Biertempfel: Kang bridging language gap during second season with Pirates

The road to any formal interview with Jung Ho Kang goes through H.K. Kim. When a question is posed, Kang always waits for Kim to ...

Pirates rally to beat Phillies after Glasnow leaves with injury

The lanky, 6-foot-8 Tyler Glasnow towered over a group of reporters after the Pirates' 7-4 win Saturday. The rookie said it was difficult for him ...

Pirates' Diaz 'filled with joy' with promotion

Elias Diaz had just sat down for a bite to eat, when out of nowhere came Triple-A Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor. His directions to the ...

Minor league report: Diminutive Polo displaying power

Tito Polo is a leadoff man, a speedy center fielder and one of High-A Bradenton's ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Phillies; Sunday, July 24, 2016

SUNDAY vs. Phillies 1:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Phillies RHP VINCE ...

Phillies rookie Eflin pitches 3-hit shutout against Pirates

It was an encouraging start for the Pirates' Gerrit Cole on Friday, but something much better for Phillies rookie Zach Eflin. Cole left after six innings ...

Penn State
For Penn State football, mediocrity will not do

CHICAGO — Penn State is one of the top-10 winningest football programs in the country, and mediocrity will only last so long for a fan ...

High School
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, ...

Central's Slater commits to Yale

Central Catholic senior offensive lineman Donovan Slater made a verbal commitment to Yale on Tuesday. He is part of a Vikings front line that features ...

Guido: NFHS eliminates clipping near line of scrimmage

Clipping is now a thing of the past in high school football. Starting this season, the National Federation of State High School Associations has eliminated ...

A-K Valley high school notebook: A-K Challenge football event returns to Kiski Area

While the name of the event is the A-K Football Challenge, the boundaries have been ...

Carlynton girls soccer under guidance of new coach

For the third time in as many seasons the Carlynton girls soccer team is working with a different head coach. But this coach has a past ...

Hempfield captures WCCA 7-on-7 championship

As Hempfield football coach Rich Bowen watched his team win the sixth annual Westmoreland County Coaches' Association 7-on-7 football tournament Thursday at Mt. Pleasant, he ...

Valley, Kiski Area break in young QBs at WCCA 7-on-7 tournament

Muzzy Colosimo has a typical message for young quarterbacks. "I always tell the quarterbacks, 'You'll like me when you're a senior — you're going to hate ...

High School Baseball
Pitch counts coming for high school teams

Pitch counters will soon become more common in Pennsylvania high school baseball. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday that its member ...

High School Golf
Shady Side Academy golfer Morrow has sights set on PIAA tournament

Casey Morrow, who will be a senior at Shady Side Academy in the fall, has ...

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
Big Block Modifieds get their time to shine at Lernerville

Late Models had their week. Sprint Cars are in the middle of an entire month. Now, finally, Big Block Modifieds get a chance to grab ...

High School Swimming
Highlands swimmer Bonnett chases Rio dream

Bailey Bonnett's past year went by in a blur, the months spent criss-crossing the country to compete in so many prestigious swimming meets that she ...

Pro Wrestling
LaBar: WWE Battleground a big night before new era

WWE Battleground had the explosiveness needed for the final night of the WWE storylines — and roster gathered as one — before the brand extension ...

High School Tennis
Sewickley Academy's Ross emerges with PIAA tennis gold

HERSHEY — Two springs ago, Luke Ross was here. A supremely talented freshman tennis player for Sewickley Academy, Ross fought his way into the PIAA ...

High School Track
Helbig hits 20-year mark as meet director at Baldwin Invitational

Baldwin coach Ed Helbig has been in charge of the highly acclaimed Baldwin Invitational track and field meet for 20 consecutive years. He took over from ...

High School Volleyball
North Allegheny's Barton excels in 'different world' with USA deaf men's volleyball

Having a hearing impairment never led to North Allegheny senior MJ Barton feeling ostracized. Barton, who is classified with severe to profound hearing loss, has ...

Outdoors
Habitat, not predators, seen as key to wildlife populations

Predators take a lot of heat for pursuing prey species that sometimes also are pursued by sportsmen. Their impact is more imagined than real, though. That's the ...

Riverhounds
Riverhounds' winless streak reaches 6 with shutout loss to Charlotte

After the past two weeks, the Riverhounds might be ready to welcome a road trip. The ...

U.S./World
Wet finish for Wheatcroft at Canadian Open

Steve Wheatcroft's chance for his first PGA Tour victory was dampened Sunday on the 18th hole at the Canadian Open. Wheatcroft, a Trinity graduate, needed a ...

High School Wrestling
Franklin Regional's Lee, Jefferson-Morgan's Teasdale commit to Iowa for wrestling

Spencer Lee and Gavin Teasdale are following similar wrestling paths in high school. Both are undefeated, have won multiple WPIAL and PIAA titles and are looking ...