Upsets reign at Class AAA wrestling tournament

PIAA Wrestling February 28, 2015 12:36 AM Share with others: It was a night of upsets at the Class AAA WPIAL/​Southwest Regional tournament at Penn Hills High School. At total of 16 wrestlers seeded among the top four in their weight class were upset. In fact, only two of the 14 weight classes had the […]

Wise leads Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A girls title over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

February 28, 2015 9:52 PM Share with others: Related Media: Blackhawk girls beat South Fayette for WPIAL Class AAA crown Chartiers Valley comes from behind to earn WPIAL Class AAAA title Norwin defeats Penn Hills, 54-34, for Class AAAA WPIAL title Brenna Wise couldn’t stop smiling. Twenty minutes after she and her Vincentian Royals won […]

Basketball Box Score: March 2

March 3, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Box score from Monday, March 2, 2015 BOYS BASKETBALL PIAA CLASS AAA PLAY-IN ROUND (District 8-9 Regional Championship) Obama Academy 66, Clearfield 52 Obama Academy – 13 – 14 – 17 – 22 – — – 66 Clearfield – 13 – 11 – 16 – 12 – […]

Winnik put on Penguins’ third line

March 1, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Related Media: Dave Molinari On the Penguins Shootouts not netting many points for Penguins Ron Cook: Rutherford can rest easy at deadline Penguins center Daniel Winnik practiced with the team Saturday at Consol Energy Center for the first time since being acquired in a trade with the […]

Penguins GM adds considerable experience to corps of defensemen

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford didn’t cobble together the most celebrated deals Monday in the hours leading up to the NHL’s trade deadline. And he certainly didn’t receive universally positive reviews – especially from his team’s fan base – for the two trades, both of which involved swapping defensemen, he pulled off. Especially the one […]

Seth Rorabaugh’s Penguins chat transcript: 3.2.15

Tim: OK, the million dollar question: Are the Penguins better today than they were yesterday? Seth Rorabaugh: Better as puck movers, yes. Better as a physical team, no. Lovejoy and Cole have skills with the puck and can skate. Despres is more than adequate with the puck but won’t be a power play QB anytime […]

British TV shows student picture of ‘Jihadi John’ in Pirates baseball cap

February 27, 2015 11:06 PM Share with others: LONDON — British television broadcast the first picture of Mohammed Emwazi as a student today, showing the man identified as the Islamic State “Jihadi John” killer with a mustache and goatee beard wearing a large Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap. And the Major League Baseball team is not […]

Ex-Pirate Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds’ depleted rotation

March 2, 2015 9:32 PM Share with others: GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation. The Reds signed Maholm to a minor league deal and invited him to training camp to see whether he could be a starter again after […]

Kang sees first game action in Pirates scrimmage

BRADENTON, Fla. — Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage did not reveal much about Jung Ho Kang’s capabilities, but it at least started the data set. Kang started at shortstop, retired one batter on a routine grounder, tagged out Jaff Decker when he overslid second base and went 0 for 1. Other than showing he could handle velocity […]

With ‘honeymoon’ over, Pitt coaches push players in offseason workouts

The first month of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure as Pitt’s coach didn’t actually involve much interaction with his current players. With the staff on the road scrambling to hold together a recruiting class, the new coaches’ first impressions on their players didn’t come until a few weeks ago when winter conditioning workouts started. And while talk […]

Pitt’s wait to play at Wake is over

Pitt has played at every ACC court except for one, and that will change tonight when the Panthers visit Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., for a game against Wake Forest. The Panthers (19-10, 8-7) beat the Demon Deacons (12-16, 4-11) in both meetings a year ago but one game was at Petersen Events Center […]

Loss has Pitt down, but not without hope

The Pitt Panthers are down, but not out. That’s at least the approach they are taking to this final week of the regular season as they try to regroup after losing Sunday at Wake Forest, 69-66. The loss could very well have been the final blow to their NCAA tournament at-large bid chances but the […]

WorkZone: A boss with a big ego is bad news

March 1, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: They are the hear-no-evil bosses. The type who overreact to bad news. The shoot-the-messenger sort. They are the managers who will go from calm to panic faster than a Maserati goes from 0 to 60. So what happens? “When the boss won’t take bad news, eventually something really […]

What killed FirstEnergy’s coal plants in southwestern Pennsylvania?

There are several suspects in the case of Tunnel Ridge vs. Allegheny Energy Supply, a lawsuit that aims to identify what killed two southwestern Pennsylvania coal plants in 2013 — and, by extension, a multimillion-dollar coal contract. Was it, as the power plants’ owner FirstEnergy Corp. said, environmental regulations that did them in? Was it competition from […]

State police investigate counterfeit bills passed in Somerset

March 1, 2015 10:00 PM Share with others: Counterfeit $100 bills have been used in a Dollar General and Tractor Supply Co. stores in Somerset Township, state police said Sunday. Merchants are warned to keep an eye out for possible counterfeit bills.  State police in Somerset are investigating.   Join the conversation: <!– This button […]

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and […]

Wiz Khalifa is a no-show at mom’s birthday party

March 2, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: When and Where: Friday at the Heinz History Center, Strip District. A Mardi Gras Moment: As partygoers flocked to the fifth floor dressed in gowns, tuxedos and masquerade masks for a festive French Quarter affair produced by Shayla Hawkins Events, the crowd buzzed with anticipation, waiting to […]

Wyndham Grand hosts the Heart Ball

March 2, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: The Place: A red carpet flanked by pillars of fire greeted guests as they entered the Wyndham Grand, Downtown, on Saturday night. The Purpose: The American Heart Association’s 26th annual Heart Ball — Fire Ice, to benefit research to fight heart disease and stroke. More than 700 […]

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh provisional chapter pushes forward

March 2, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Related Media: Stylebook Snapshot: FashionAFRICANA debuts first clothing line at this year’s event Stylebook blog: More PG fashion news and trends The first paid admission event by the Fashion Group International provisional chapter of Pittsburgh was held last week at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. It was […]

Collier tax rate is unchanged

February 27, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: For the third time in as many years, Collier is holding the line on its real estate tax rate. Township officials voted unanimously  Feb. 11 to keep the 2015 millage at 2.73 mills, the same amount approved for the 2013 and 2014 budgets. The 2015 budget was […]