Published on Friday, 01 July 2016 12:51 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-sign-stuart-olesky-sestito-re-signed-07-01-16The Penguins signed defenseman Stuart Percy (right), formerly of the Maple Leafs, to a one-year two-way contract. The contract has a salary cap hit of $575,000 at the NHL level. Percy, 23, appeared in three NHL games last season and had no points. In 58 American Hockey League Games with the Toronto Marlies, he scored 24 points (four goals, 20 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 July 2016 10:26 am by
federal-judge-gives-third-parties-a-helping-hand-on-pa-ballotA federal judge has handed down a win to third-party candidates in Pennsylvania -- and possibly added a new wild card into an already dizzying presidential election campaign....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/07/01/Federal-judge-gives-third-parties-a-helping-hand-on-PA-ballot/stories/201607010174 Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 July 2016 8:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-free-agency-day-07-01-16Penguins -“There are a lot of good players, and it’s not always [the case] that you make your best deal on July 1. Sometimes, it’s a week into July, or two weeks. We’ll just watch the market and see how it’s going and jump in when we think it’s the right time.” - General manager Jim Rutherford (above) on his team's approach to free ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 July 2016 7:39 am by
ap-source-gingrich-being-vetted-for-trump-vpWASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/07/01/Former-House-Speaker-Newt-Gingrich-being-vetted-as-possible-Trump-VP-running-mate/stories/201607010168 Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 01 July 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
two-doorsEveryone is trying to draw parallels between Brexit and the U.S. Presidential election. The big difference is Trump voters aren't voting to take leave of the EU, they're voting to take leave of their senses.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016 2:46 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jarry-trying-to-rebound-after-rocky-second-half-of-the-season-06-30-16 Tristan Jarry is still waiting for the offseason to start.  One of the of the Penguins' Black Aces who were recalled by the NHL club when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' season came to an end, Jarry was practicing with his fellow prospects and minor leaguers right up until the Penguins won the Stanley Cup in San Jose less than three weeks ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016 8:46 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-30-16Penguins -Defensive prospect Ethan Prow is still adjusting to the professional game. -“He’s a great puck-moving defensemen. Very composed. Very good on the power play. Runs the power play well. His first pass is tremendous." - Penguins player development coach Mark Recchi on Prow. -Center prospect Jake Guentzel (above) is trying to build ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
fishing-expeditionTrey Gowdy and his Benghazi Committee cronies failed to find any evidence that Hillary or anyone else did anything wrong, though, even now they continue to whine about "failed leadership" in the White House. This GOP witch hunt only cost the taxpayers two years and $7 million. Talk about failed leadership.    Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 5:07 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
prow-ready-for-the-next-step-06-29-16 As the leading scorer among all defensemen in the NCAA, Ethan Prow's (above, right) services were in high demand when he concluded his senior season at St. Cloud State this past spring. In 37 games, he scored 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists) and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. After agreeing to a two-year entry-level deal with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-cullen-wants-to-return-06-29-16Penguins -Center Matt Cullen (right) said he wants to return for a 20th season. Will the Penguins be able to squeeze him under the salary cap? -Defenseman Brian Dumoulin is scheduled to celebrate his day with the Stanley Cup Aug. 3 in Biddeford, Maine. -The Penguins will hold their development camp beginning today. The players scheduled to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:00 am by
poll-toomey-mcginty-senate-race-a-dead-heatWASHINGTON — The candidates in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race are in a dead heat, but a new poll suggests incumbent Republican Pat Toomey could pull ahead if he would change his position on one issue: filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-ztripYellow Cab in Pittsburgh has been forced to embrace the slogan, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." They have created an app called zTrip that will give customers a way to access cabs through their phones the same way they do with Uber and Lyft.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:36 pm by
trump-vows-to-bring-back-prosperity-to-american-workersPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came to Monessen this afternoon, promising not just to make America first, but to make it the last word in prosperity. "America" also appeared in many of the words in between....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:52 am by
trumka-tackles-trump-at-afl-cio-conferenceAFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took a swipe at Donald Trump this morning ahead of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s speech in Monessen....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/06/28/Trumka-tackles-Trump-at-AFL-CIO-conference/stories/201606280134 Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 9:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-schultz-set-free-06-28-16Penguins -The Penguins did not extend a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent defenseman Justin Schultz (right) and are scheduled to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Penguins acquired Schultz in a deal prior to the trade deadline which sent a 2016 third-round pick to the Oilers. Schultz, 25, appeared 18 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
undue-burdenYes, the latest Supreme Court ruling is a victory for reproductive freedom and women's rights, but why did we even have to go through this? GOP extremists, both on a Federal level and in the states, are doing everything they can do to turn back the clock on everything from feminism to civil rights. Now they have a candidate whose entire platform is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:34 pm by Sam Werner
transcript-barnes-on-beer-sales-pitt-s-strategic-plan-and-morePitt athletic director Scott Barnes met with reporters in his office Monday afternoon to discuss a number of topics. Obviously, top of the list was Pitt's decision to expand beer sales at Heinz Field, but we ended up talking about a number of different subjects. The transcript is below the jump and, as always with these things, it's long. All questions ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sexton-allvin-assess-penguins-draft-06-27-16Saturday afternoon, as the second day of the draft, Penguins scouting executives Randy Sexton and Patrik Alvin offered some insights into the players their team drafted over the weekend. Randy Sexton, director of amateur scouting: On goaltender Filip Gustavsson (right), selected in the second round, No. 55 overall: "Our first pick, Filip Gustavsson, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 6:17 pm by
wine-gambling-cigarettes-how-the-pa-house-proposes-to-fund-its--5b-budgetHARRISBURG — There may soon be a budget bill, but there is no budget deal....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/06/27/Wine-gambling-cigarettes-How-the-Pa-House-proposes-to-fund-its-31-5B-budget/stories/201606270147 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016 2:17 pm by Brian Batko
duquesne-basketball-atlantic-10-rankings-post-gazetteI would like it to be college basketball season (at all times), but it is not. Hopefully everyone checked out last week's blog post on a number of things. There should be a little more to look at/discuss on the Dukes in the near future, with the return of the PBC Pro-Am scheduled to start July 6, but until then... Is it too early to rank the Atlantic ... Read More and Comment