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Pittsburgh Marathon organizers focus on improving race's quality, not size

To understand how far the Pittsburgh Marathon has come since its reboot, it helps to know where things were when Patrice Matamoros took over as ...

Entering A-K Hall of Fame, King's football legacy extended well beyond X's and O's

Bob King was a rare individual who got to coach and play in a WPIAL championship football game. King played for Har-Brack against Ken High in ...

Cooler weather welcome for Pittsburgh Marathon

When runners line up for the start of the Pittsburgh Marathon and half-marathon Sunday morning, temperatures could be in the low 50s. A light drizzle ...

Marathon officials weed out would-be cheaters

A warning to would-be cheats at the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon: Race officials, runners, spectators and online sleuths are coming after you. As the marathon grows in ...

'Accidental cheating' in Pittsburgh Marathon ... it happens

It was one of those marathons where everything went wrong. I've had them. In seven attempted marathons, three were great, three brought pain, and one, ...

McCandless' Heckert recognized by town council, athletic association

A longtime youth baseball umpire and coach with ties to the McCandless Athletic Association was honored twice on opening day April 23 at the Vincentian ...

Nearly 10,000 enter qualifying for U.S. Open at Oakmont

The United States Golf Association announced Thursday that 9,877 golfers will attempt to qualify for this year's U.S. Open, which will be held June 16-19 ...

Monroeville's Murphy earns hall-of-fame honor at national martial arts tournamnent

Tim Murphy grew up in Verona and attended Penn Hills High School. He met Monroeville-based International Tang Soo Do Master C.S. Kim 25 years ago when ...

Moon resident battling multiple sclerosis uses long-distance running as avenue for advocacy

John Platt's running career started with a glance at the television. It was June 2013, and Platt had just lost a friend to multiple sclerosis, the ...

Oakmont Country Club, USGA ready for influx of spectators at U.S. Open

The 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club will arrive in less than two months. So will tens of thousands of spectators and their cars. On ...

U.S. Open notebook: Cell phone ban lifted for Oakmont

The USGA has lifted the cell phone ban it had in place for the 2007 U.S. Open, but if all spectator rules are abided by, ...

Oakmont expected to be as nasty as ever for U.S. Open 

United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis described the 2016 U.S. Open course at Oakmont Country Club as "tough," "challenging," and a "test." In other ...

U.S. Open notebook: History helps Oakmont land premier events 

Eight U.S. Opens at Oakmont Country Club have given the course a reputation as one of the nation's toughest. They have also given the United ...

Pittsburgh East Storm set to begin second season

The Plum-based Pittsburgh East Storm semi-pro football team is the only squad to return from last year's inaugural West Penn Sports League season. The Storm, made ...

Mars grad excels for Iceland's national hockey team

Robbie Sigurdsson always wanted to represent his home country in the world hockey championships. He just never thought he would do it wearing an Iceland jersey. Sigurdsson, ...

Diverse class enters Armstrong County Hall of Fame

Chuck Sarver was running the scoreboard one night in Freeport when Ralph "Sonny" Westerman talked about having a baseball event where kids from inner-city Brooklyn ...