Sports
Steelers offensive starters make statement in preseason win over Saints

NEW ORLEANS — Bada boom, bada bing — see you in D.C. That was the message the Steelers offense sent to the rest of the ...

Mercer makes Brewers pay after intentional walk by smacking grand slam in Pirates win

MILWAUKEE —When the Milwaukee Brewers intentionally walked Francisco Cervelli in the sixth inning Friday, Jordy Mercer took it personally. The free pass loaded the bases with ...

Pirates notebook: Bell brings hefty on-base percentage to 2nd spot in order

MILWAUKEE — Josh Bell marked his 10th game in the majors Thursday by drawing three walks in a 3-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers. Broadcaster Greg ...

Steelers notebook: Thomas says pressure of following Polamalu proved too much

NEW ORLEANS — They say it isn't easy following a legend. For Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas, he didn't give much thought to the ramifications of being ...

Sundqvist highlights Penguins' rookie camp roster

Which forward prospects the Penguins might call up this season will become a bit clearer ...

Switch paying off for Pitt offensive tackle O'Neill 

If anyone wonders why Pitt offensive right tackle Brian O'Neill walks around training camp with ...

Joe Starkey
Starkey: Pirates can't overcome Cole

Say this much for Gerrit Cole, who suffered a career-high ninth loss Wednesday: When reporters ...

Kevin Gorman
Gorman: For Central Catholic, it all starts up front

Troy Fisher spent the spring sitting in on Central Catholic's offensive line meetings, a quarterback trying to bond with the people who protect him. ...

Rob Rossi
Rossi: Bucs' bridge clearly to somewhere 

This time next year, Josh Bell will know better. But the Pirates' slugger with a suspect first-baseman's mitt hasn't played enough in the big leagues ...

Steelers/NFL News
Harrison, NFL have long-awaited meeting 

The NFL's long-awaited meeting with Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Thursday lasted longer than the ...

Journeyman Harris in another fight for NFL starting job with Steelers

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rarely, if ever, tips his hand about who is most likely ...

Williams appreciates Steelers' investment

While Vince Williams was speaking with the media for the first time since becoming a rich(er) man Wednesday, Antonio Brown talked up his teammate from ...

Steelers' Harrison on NFL meeting: 'They're going to clear my name'

In James Harrison's mind, there's only one possible outcome resulting from his meeting with the ...

Steelers notebook: Burns to miss 3rd preseason game

Steelers fans will have to wait longer for their first in-game look at 2016's first-round ...

Clock ticking on DeCastro deal for Steelers 

The Steelers offensive line has a motto they're sticking too — at least for the ...

Steelers re-sign LB Williams for 3 years 

The Steelers on Tuesday locked up one of their inside linebackers for the next three years. It's just not the inside linebacker that everybody was expecting. The ...

Steelers' Harrison, NFL agree to terms of interview regarding PED report 

The NFL and James Harrison have agreed to terms on an interview concerning a nine-month-old ...

Steelers notebook: Golson targets November return

Senquez Golson said he should be fit to play in November. The injury-plagued cornerback, who ...

Veteran Williams gives Steelers viable option while Bell serves suspension

DeAngelo Williams stares curiously at those insinuating the Steelers offense will be adversely affected by ...

Starkey: Will Steelers' 'Lucky Le'Veon' ever get it?

Lucky Le'Veon Bell keeps stepping into piles of you-know-what and stepping out with barely a ...

Steelers' Roethlisberger hopes to get preseason snaps vs. Saints

Ben Roethlisberger has yet to take a snap in a preseason game. If it is ...

Steelers notebook: Foster warns of 2021 work stoppage

The Steelers' NFLPA representative, Ramon Foster, has a message for his union brethren: Prepare for ...

Cockrell's continued improvement at cornerback draws raves from Steelers

It has been nearly a year since the Steelers released 20 players to get down ...

Penguins/NHL
Penguins notebook: Forward prospect Simon starting his preseason early

One of the first things winger Dominik Simon did when he arrived in Pittsburgh last summer, shortly after the Penguins picked him in the fifth ...

Penguins single-game tickets go on sale Friday

The sale of single-game tickets for the Penguins' 2016-17 season will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. About 2,000 tickets will be available for each game. They ...

Penguins notebook: Rutherford praises Pouliot's strong offseason

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford considered this summer a good one for himself. His team cherished the Stanley Cup all over the map. His top ...

Former Notre Dame center Di Pauli boosts Penguins' depth

Thomas Di Pauli suspects he might beat former Notre Dame teammate Bryan Rust in a race around the rink. Even if his skating speed fails him ...

College free agent Vesey chooses Rangers over Penguins, several others

Jimmy Vesey, the hottest college free agent in hockey, chose the New York Rangers on Friday, leaving behind a group of unsuccessful suitors that included ...

Penguins sign Notre Dame center Di Pauli

While much of the hockey world awaited word on where Hobey Baker Award winner Jimmy Vesey would end up, the Penguins added another high-profile college ...

Penguins re-sign veteran forward Cullen to 1-year, $1 million deal

Matt Cullen parted ways with Jim Rutherford after the last time they devoted their energies ...

Penguins to court Hobey Baker winner Vesey

The Penguins are one of a handful of teams with a chance to secure the services of the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner as he ...

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hire 2 assistants

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Penguins' affiliate in the AHL, on Tuesday announced the hiring of two assistants, Chris Taylor and J.D. Forrest. Taylor, 44, served as an assistant ...

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 ...

Pirates/MLB
Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SATURDAY at Brewers 7:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP JAMESON ...

McCutchen accounts for all offense as Pirates edge Brewers 

MILWAUKEE — Andrew McCutchen was not spooked on Thursday to the Pirates' decade-long misery at Miller Park. McCutchen drove in a run on each of his ...

Pirates notebook: Polanco becomes Bucs' most consistent power source

MILWAUKEE — Which is more surprising, the fact that Gregory Polanco is leading the Pirates in home runs or that Starling Marte has yet to ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Today at Brewers 8:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wis. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP ...

Pirates' Cole continues slump with loss to Astros

The most common and elementary advice pitchers receive, usually unsolicited, is to throw strikes. Simple. ...

Pirates notebook: Freese receives Heart & Hustle Award

David Freese was rewarded on Monday for a strong 2016 season with a two-year, $11 ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

THURSDAY at Brewers 8:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP CHAD ...

Polanco's 2 homers back Nova's 4th career complete game as Pirates pound Astros 

The Pirates came as close as they had all season to playing a perfect game Tuesday night in a 7-1 win over the Houston Astros. ...

Pirates notebook: Glasnow making progress in rehab at Altoona 

The Pirates' improving starting rotation should be getting even more help soon. Right-hander Tyler ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Astros; Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY vs. Astros 12:35 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 ...

Pirates waste Taillon's strong start in loss to Astros

Time is beginning to run short for the Pirates to make a move in the ...

Pirates sign Freese to 2-year, $11 million extension

David Freese typically watched little MLB Network coverage during the offseason earlier in his career. ...

Penn State
Penn State football coach Franklin picks 3 captains

Penn State football coach James Franklin announced Tuesday that seniors Brandon Bell, Brian Gaia and Von Walker were named team captains. Bell, an inside linebacker, started ...

High School
HSFB position by position: Coaches replacing two of the best

The WPIAL saw two of its veteran football coaches retire this season, raising to four ...

Gorman: Liotta has a point to prove

Shawn Liotta heard the second-guessing as soon as he left Clairton to become coach at Albert Gallatin. Why would the architect of the highest-scoring offense ...

Coaches wrestle with decision to play games or scrimmage in Week Zero

Art Walker was given the framework for a 10-game schedule, but he was struggling to ...

Gorman: Teams have a chance to renew rivalries

Joe Salvino watched as a new scoreboard was installed at Memorial Stadium and had flashbacks ...

WPIAL runners-up Central Valley, South Fayette to square off

Scrimmage or play a game? South Fayette and Central Valley had to tackle that question ...

Neighboring Hempfield, Greensburg Salem set to square off after 4-year hiatus

Greensburg Salem senior linebacker Teegan Hahn was sitting in the Spartan Stadium bleachers watching his ...

H.S. Picks ready for another stellar season

H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review's wily prognosticator, had quite an offseason, especially exploring new vacation spots. His trips took him to Central Pennsylvania, where he enjoyed floating ...

High School Recruiting
Pine-Richland, Neshannock tight ends commit to Pitt

A pair of WPIAL tight ends verbally committed to Pitt on Thursday, the Panthers' first ...

High School Football
South Fayette tops Central Valley in battle of WPIAL runners-up

A crowd of thousands filled South Fayette's stadium, and Noah Plack heard them gasp. Lions ...

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
Veteran coach Basilone adds Valley baseball team to lengthy resume

Jim Basilone coached baseball in five states, in the spring and summer, as a head ...

High School Golf
Gateway boys golf team enters season under new management

Dennis Persin still is a golf coach at Gateway, but in the offseason, he made ...

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 Soccer
Seniors to guide Deer Lakes boys soccer

Coaches at any level covet veteran players. Deer Lakes boys soccer coach Josh Potter will have ...

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 ...

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: The Miz, Bryan stage WWE's best verbal confrontation in recent memory 

The Tuesday night WWE talk show encounter between The Miz and Daniel Bryan was the best showing in recent memory of what can be accomplished ...

High School Tennis
North Allegheny's Li hopes to guide Tigers to 4th straight girls tennis title

Anna Li's goal this fall is to help North Allegheny capture WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA team titles for the fourth year in a row. However, ...

High School Track
North Allegheny's Owens captures Junior Olympics titles

Ayden Owens found inspiration to keep going despite having gone full bore since last August. Owens, a junior at North Allegheny, wrapped up his longest ...

High School Volleyball
South Fayette, Chartiers Valley gear up for girls volleyball season as section foes

The South Fayette girls volleyball team reached the top of its section last season. Chartiers Valley came up a game short of the playoffs. This ...

Outdoors
Fishing report: Cross Creek water conditions clearing up

e_SBlt Water conditions at Cross Creek Lake are clearing up. Combined with the low fishing pressure in recent weeks, that should help make it a ...

Riverhounds
Riverhounds win 2nd in row at home

The Riverhounds are finding their form at home down the stretch. Two goals by leading scorer Corey Hertzog launched him into double digits for the season, ...

U.S./World
Western Pa. natives Fratangelo, Riske part of U.S. Open main draws

Two Western Pennsylvania players are in the singles draw for the U.S. Open. Plum native and Boca Raton, Fla., resident Bjorn Fratangelo, playing in his ...

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
Guido: Week Zero offers early start to season

The 118th season of local high school football is on the horizon, albeit a bit early this season. That's because the PIAA has allowed schools ...