Sports
Starkey: Liriano's torture tour continues

Move over, Andrew McCutchen. Francisco Liriano has become the Pirates' biggest underachiever this season. It's not close, really. Liriano, the highest-paid player on the team, the ...

Liriano fails to hold 4-run lead as Pirates drop series finale to Dodgers

After a nasty skid that brought out the boo birds, the critics and perhaps a bit of self-doubt caused by slipping from nine games over ...

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 ...

No more Mr. Nice Guy? Fed-up McCutchen embraces 1st ejection

Feeling frustrated and helpless at the plate, Andrew McCutchen believed Sunday night he had no other choice but to do something totally out of character. When ...

Legendary basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who ...

Penguins don't make qualifying offers to Schultz, 6 minor-leaguers

Justin Schultz, a defenseman who dressed for the last 12 games of the playoffs for the Penguins during their Stanley Cup run, took one step ...

Kevin Gorman
Gorman: Johnson sticks it to USGA in style 

Dustin Johnson had a major monkey on his back, a U.S. Open debacle on his mind and another USGA ruling hanging over his head. When Johnson ...

Rob Rossi
Rossi: For some Penguins, Cup doesn't change everything 

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ask the men who become boys when they lift the late ...

Steelers/NFL News
Steelers finance $1M project to resurrect century-old sculpture

A long-missing visage of a bygone bridge is back on display on Pittsburgh's North Shore — and very near its original spot. Construction workers on Monday ...

NFL trying to interview Steelers' Harrison in PEDs probe

James Harrison's agent Bill Parise said the NFL might — or might not — get ...

Steelers cut kicker Suisham after failed physical

Calling the torn ACL he suffered almost 11 months ago "catastrophic," Shaun Suisham sounded content ...

Steelers' Pouncey sick of season-ending injuries 

Ramon Foster was walking with Maurkice Pouncey on the second floor of the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex recently when they ran across a wall where ...

For Steelers, rest is a luxury even as minicamp concludes

When Chris Boswell made a 51-yard field goal midway through the third and final minicamp ...

Steelers notebook: Mitchell returns from shoulder surgery ahead of schedule

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's plan — at least two weeks ago — was to sit out spring practices to ensure he would be fully recovered ...

Heyl: Big Ben dodges Trump affiliation, avoiding predecessors' fumbles

Football season doesn't start for three months, but Ben Roethlisberger just proved he's one of the smartest quarterbacks in the NFL. He did so without ...

Steelers CB Golson enlists help of trainer to improve durability

Nobody knows much about Senquez Golson. How can they? Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler admitted as much last week. William Gay echoed the same thing Wednesday ...

Former Steelers TE Miller settles into retirement

Former Steelers tight end Heath Miller admitted he agonized over his decision to retire shortly ...

Steelers notebook: Golden aims to hold onto starting safety spot

There is a good reason Robert Golden was voted special teams captain the past two years: He is a pretty doggone good special teams player. ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger avoids politics, endorses 2-point conversions 

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has no desire to publicly endorse a presidential candidate, but he campaigned nonetheless on the first day of Steelers minicamp. His platform: Making ...

Steelers RB Bell denies missing drug test 

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday refuted a report that he missed or failed a drug test. "I don't know what you are talking about," ...

Steelers notebook: This might not be Harrison's final season 

James Harrison won't limit himself in how many snaps he can play this season. He ...

Big opportunity awaits Steelers defensive lineman McCullers

Listed at 300 pounds, Steelers defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews is far from being a small ...

Steelers RB Toussaint seeks redemption from playoff fumble

Bring up the name Fitzgerald Toussaint, and inevitably the word that closely follows is "fumble." Toussaint ...

Penguins/NHL
Draft proves a team effort as Penguins' Rutherford sways from plan

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jim Rutherford, just days removed from being named NHL General Manager of the Year, sat at the head of the Penguins' table ...

Meet Penguins' 2016 draft class

Filip Gustavsson Selection: Second round, No. 55 Position: Goalie Amateur team: Lulea Jr. (Sweden Junior) Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds Born: June 7, 1998 (Skelleftea, ...

Penguins trade winger Bennett but remain content with team's makeup

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford hasn't shown much interest in making major ...

Penguins focus on team issues on Day 1 of draft while other teams scramble

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Twelve months ago, there was constant activity around the Penguins' table on ...

Penguins notebook: Rutherford looking to bolster blue line

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eight defenseman walked to the stage within the first 20 picks during ...

Penguins could focus on defense heading into NHL Draft

Mike Sullivan will step onto the First Niagara Center floor for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft on Friday night in Buffalo as ...

Starkey: Remembering a long-forgotten Penguins hero

At some point, lower in this space, we'll talk about how the original captain of ...

Penguins look to replenish prospect pool at NHL Draft

Barring any trades, by the end of this weekend, the Penguins will have selected a total of 20 players over the past four NHL Entry ...

No surgery required for Malkin's elbow injury

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not need surgery on his elbow this summer, the team announced Thursday. He will spend the offseason rehabilitating and is not ...

'Hockey Night' Punjabi team thanks Pittsburghers for hospitality

The "Hockey Night in Canada" Punjabi team on Thursday thanked Pittsburghers for their hospitality during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The team members penned a letter ...

Penguins' Crosby finishes 2nd in NHL MVP vote; Rutherford named GM of the Year

LAS VEGAS — Batman stuck it to the Penguin again. Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton did not hand the Hart Memorial Trophy to Penguins star Sidney ...

No 1st-round pick no problem for Penguins

By the time Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announces his first selection at the NHL ...

Penguins get invitation to White House

The Penguins on Wednesday received an invitation to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship at the White House. President Barack Obama called Penguins coach Mike Sullivan and ...

Rutherford not 'aggressively' trying to trade Fleury

Amid swirling trade rumors, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday that he's not aggressively trying to move goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. "We might have to make ...

Penguins get Stanley Cup rematch with Sharks twice in season's opening weeks

The San Jose Sharks won't have to wait long for a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins will face the Sharks twice in the ...

Pirates/MLB
Pirates notebook: Stewart continues to perplex Kershaw

Pirates catcher Chris Stewart can't explain it, and neither can his manager. That's baseball, in other ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Mariners; Tuesday, June 28

Tuesday at Mariners 10:10 p.m. Safeco Field, Seattle TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, ...

Kuhl wins major league debut as Pirates edge Kershaw, Dodgers 

Before he took the mound for his major league debut Sunday, Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl seemed unfazed by the hype. "It ought to be fun," the ...

Pirates notebook: Searage raves about new rehab technique for pitchers

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage is hopeful a new rehab technique will allow Gerrit Cole and Ryan Vogelsong to come back better than they were ...

Multiple factors contribute to what is evolving into transition year for Pirates

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington created a stir around town last winter when he suggested ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Dodgers; Monday, June 27, 2016

Today vs. Dodgers 12:35 p.m. PNC Park. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 ...

McCutchen homers twice to back Locke in win over Dodgers 

Maybe Andrew McCutchen just needed to find the right chord to begin turning around what so far has been a dismal season. McCutchen certainly seemed ...

Pirates notebook: Rookie pitcher Kuhl keeps his cool, prepares for Kershaw, Dodgers 

Flashing his best fibber's smile, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle claimed Saturday afternoon he still isn't ready to announce who will start Sunday night's game against ...

Starting Nine: Should the Pirates consider trading face of the franchise McCutchen?

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. ...

Minor league report: Aggressive mindset powers Single-A pitcher Keller

The biggest moment of Mitch Keller's 2016 season was over in 3 minutes, 18 seconds. Keller needed just 11 pitches — nine strikes — in ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Dodgers, Sunday, June 26, 2016

Today vs. Dodgers 8:05 p.m. PNC PARK TV/radio: ESPN/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP CHAD KUHL e_SFlb(MLB debut) ...

Pirates bats wake up in victory over Dodgers

Prior to Friday's game, Jameson Taillon opened a package in the PNC Park home clubhouse. ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Dodgers Saturday, June 25, 2016

Today vs. Dodgers 7:15 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Fox Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Dodgers RHP kentA ...

Pitt
Pitt to expand beer sales at football games

Before he approved one of the most groundbreaking measures of his 12-month term — allowing beer sales throughout Heinz Field for Pitt home games — ...

Penn State
Penn State, Auburn line up first-ever regular season games against each other

Longtime college football powers Penn State and Auburn have never played a regular-season game against each other. That will change in five years. The universities jointly ...

High School
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 ...

Knoch's Geist honored as track and field athlete of year

Knoch junior Jordan Geist has been named Gatorade Pennsylvania boys track and field player of the year. Geist last month broke the WPIAL championship meet shot ...

Trib Cup: Final results for spring

Five local schools stood atop the Trib Cup standings at the end of the spring sports season. A celebration of the success across numerous sports, ...

Plum's Kirilloff signs with Twins

Plum outfielder Alex Kirilloff, the No. 15 pick in June's Major League Baseball draft, officially ...

Woodland Hills teammates Sanders, Shaw lead Pennsylvania past Maryland in Big 33 game

HERSHEY — Even in an all-star game, Woodland Hills' Miles Sanders and Jo-El Shaw shared the backfield. And again, they made it work. The WPIAL's ...

Smith takes reins of Leechburg boys basketball team emerging from scandal, tumult

Corey Smith is aware of the turbulence that has shaken the Leechburg boys basketball program ...

Vincentian Academy captures 1st PIAA baseball title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Vincentian Academy's Christian Fedko circled the bases three times Friday, just at a more methodical pace than usual. The ...

High School Recruiting
Penn-Trafford's Sepe to play for Chatham women's soccer

Penn-Trafford's Darrian Sepe didn't know if she would continue her soccer career. But after much considerations, the goalkeeper will continue her career at Chatham in the ...

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
New PIHL commissioner brings wealth of experience

The PIHL has a new commissioner in Craig Barnett. He brings plenty of experience. Barnett, who coached Erie Cathedral Prep's hockey team the past three seasons, ...

High School Soccer
New Gateway girls soccer coach excited for future

Kelly Bender has lived in the Pittsburgh area for only a couple of years. But the ...

High School Softball
Pastor's sacrifice fly lifts Hempfield softball to PIAA championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp rarely shows emotion after a softball game — win or lose. Friday as Jordan Sterling slid home with ...

Auto Racing
Bloomquist wins third Firecracker 100 at Lernerville

Lernerville Speedway took a beating Saturday as the World of Outlaws Firecracker 100 completed with a doubleheader event that started in the afternoon and finished ...

Pro Wrestling
LaBar: Pittsburgh native is rising star in pro wrestling

Sam Adonis is a rising star in pro wrestling who has spent the past eight years under the radar. Growing up in Monroeville as Sam ...

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 Volleyball
Ambridge boys volleyball falls short in state championship match

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ambridge's hopes of upsetting reigning three-time state champion Northeastern on Saturday peaked late in the first set of the PIAA Class AA ...

Outdoors
Fishing on the Yough hits high marks

Stay the course. That's the plan. Rick Lorson, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's area fisheries manager, told those attending the recent Yough River Symposium that ...

Riverhounds
Early second-half goal leads Rhinos over Riverhounds

New coach Dave Brandt will have to wait a bit longer for his second win with the Riverhounds. Michael Garzi's goal in the 60th minute broke ...

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 ...

Other High School Sports
Hampton's Geis tackles award for community service

It takes a good football player to start both ways for a perennial playoff program such as the Hampton Talbots. It takes a better person ...