Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 5:55 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
islanders-at-penguins-11-21-14PREGAME   5:41: Spaling sticks Nielsen on his wallet with a stiff check in the Islanders' left wing corner. 5:12: Scuderi chucks a wrister from the left point. It gets blocked. 4:47: Wow. Matt Martin races up the left wing and backhands a pass to Nielsen sneaking in off the left wing. Nielsen taps it off the near post and the pucks deflects ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 3:34 pm by Sam Werner
bisnowaty-orndoff-out-and-other-friday-notesA couple of quick notes 24 hours before Pitt hopes to keep any hopes of a bowl game alive against Syracuse... - Pitt coach Paul Chryst said yesterday that left tackle Adam Bisnowaty and tight end Scott Orndoff will both miss tomorrow's game with injuries sustained in the North Carolina game. Orndoff has been pretty much a non-factor in the passing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 3:08 pm by Scott Mervis
jimmer-podrasky-coming-back-for-an-encore  Rod Schwartz and Jimmer Podrasky at the Winery in July.Jimmer Podrasky of the late-great Rave-Ups played his first Pittsburgh show in 20 years this summer, and it went better than anyone could have expected. In fact, it was flat-out amazing. He returns for an encore at the Rex Theater, South Side, on Friday (Nov. 28) as Jimmer Podrasky and the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 2:55 pm by Mike White
clairton-wins-wpial-class-a-titleClass AAA final In what turned out to be a terrific game, Central Valley won the Class AAA championship with a 35-28 victory against West Allegheny. It was certainly the best game of the day. Central Valley jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, but West Allegheny eventually tied it in the third quarter. There were great swings of momentum in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 2:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-islanders-11-21-14A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: MSG, Root Sports, SportsNet One, TVA. Record: 12-6-0, 24 points. The Islanders are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Brock Nelson (right), 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists). Last Game: 5-2 home win against the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 1:17 pm by Doug Oster
everything-must-go-free-garden-giveaway-sunday-with-dougThis is just some of the garden bling I'm giving away this Sunday at Wholey's in the Strip. Photo by Doug Oster I'm just finishing up vacation and part of the chores included cleaning my office. If you've ever seen the show Hoarders, you get the idea. I've got tons of cool gardening things to giveaway this Sunday, 11/23/14, 1 p.m. at Wholey's in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 8:47 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-holiday-fun-at-hope-haven-farmHope Haven Farm Sanctuary in Wexford is by far one of my favorite places to visit. This very special place, founded by veterinarian Karen Phillips, has taken in roughly 125 farm factory animals including llamas, goats and turkeys! It is truly magical. Enjoy our Thanksgiving Special on the farm!   Want to help? Go to www.hopehavenfarm.org ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 9:37 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-21-14Penguins -“I definitely have the skills set to put up numbers, but, right now, I’m focusing on playing defensive hockey,” he said. “My goal is not to put up points every game. My goal is to shut the other team down and move the puck to the forwards, because we have good forwards. The points will come eventually.” - Simon Despres (above). -Pascal ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 12:45 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
west-virginia-shoots-itself-in-the-foot-again-in-26-20-loss-against-no-12-kansas-state MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Three up, three downers. West Virginia came out flat, again, and lost its third game in a row, this a 26-20 defeat against No. 12 Kansas State Thursday night at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers fell to 6-5 on the season and will travel to winless-in-Big-12 Iowa State next Saturday in hopes of salvaging an eight-win regular ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
father-s-nightmare80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson is engaged to a 26-year-old woman. Her parents must be proud.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:47 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-no-12-kansas-state-17-west-virginia-3 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia players and coaches insisted all week that No. 12 Kansas State wouldn't beat itself. The Mountaineers, then, couldn't beat themselves, either. Well, that's not going so well. West Virginia turned the ball over twice, including a fumble inside the Kansas State 5-yard line, and missed a field goal in the first half. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 6:00 am by Jacob Quinn Sanders
the-first-time-yinz-primanti-slippy-n-at-debuted-on-pittsburgh-twitterIt didn’t take long for the friends who lived in my pocket to become my real friends. Twitter made that easier. Even before moving to Pittsburgh four years ago, I started following some Pittsburgh people as preparation. Food people, networking people, journalism people, academic people, neighborhood people. People. I was going to be writing ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 5:02 pm by Barbara Vancheri
tcm-to-remember-mike-nichols-with-three-famous-films    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mike Nichols with a three-film tribute on Saturday, Dec. 6.    Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83, is one of the few artists to earn Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy accolades.   TCM’s tribute will showcase his Oscar-nominated ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:31 pm by Sam Werner
post-route-podcast-episode-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:28 pm by Sam Werner
house-talks-syracuse-preparationIt's no secret that Pitt's defense has not been so great over these last few games. The Panthers have given up an average of 49 points per game in losses to Georgia Tech, Duke and North Carolina. Perhaps the worst part was the sense of inevitability that came over when the Tar Heels got the ball back late in Saturday's latest loss. There just didn't ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 3:22 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
post-route-podcast-episide-10 POST ROUTE PODCAST: WEEK 10 Hello and welcome back to another week of the Post Route Podcast, hosted by Post-Gazette college writers Sam Werner (Pitt) and Stephen J. Nesbitt (WVU). Last weekend was West Virginia's turn to have a week off, and the Mountaineers now have their fifth top-15 matchup when No. 12 Kansas State comes to town ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 1:23 pm by
shuster-holds-transportation-committee-chairmanshipU.S. Rep Bill Shuster will take another spin as chairman of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.The Blair County Republican said he used his chairmanship to help bring federal funds -- to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars -- to Somerset County for a three-phase project to improve U.S. Route 219 . In the same...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-20-14Penguins -“It’s been hard, but the hockey stuff, the knee, the puck in the neck, this is all stuff you come back from. You’re a hockey player. You’re supposed to come back from that stuff. It’s the risk you take as a hockey player to be on the ice. But the other stuff? The clot, the lungs … it has nothing to do with hockey. It’s life-threatening, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
keystone-jobsDespite the myth of jobs created by the Keystone Pipeline, the actual number is 35. The State Dept. estimates there will be 42,000 plus jobs created by economic ripple effect by the construction of the pipeline but those jobs will only last 2 years. On the other hand, actual jobs are being created as a result of renewable energy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:46 pm by Mike White
highly-touted-jenkins-only-an-honorable-mention-all-conference-pickSome items that fell off my laptop The Class AAAA football all-conference teams were released recently, and an intriguing selection was Baldwin High School's Sterling Jenkins. Jenkins is a senior offensive lineman who played in the Southeastern Conference against Upper St. Clair and Woodland Hills, among others. Jenkins wasn't a first-team ... Read More and Comment