Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:10 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-deal-sutter-add-bonino-clendening-fehr-07-29-15Penguins -The Penguins traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round draft pick to the Canucks in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick. Additionally, they signed former Capitals forward Eric Fehr (above) to a three-year contract worth $2 million. -Commentary: These moves make the Penguins deeper and more ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
training-campThe Pittsburgh Steelers have been holding their summer training camp at St. Vincent College for the last 50 years. That is quite a history. Here's to 50 more!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-deeper-more-flexible-after-dealing-sutter-07-28-15 The Penguins swung some moves today with the aim of getting deeper among their bottom six forwards and gaining some flexibility with their salary cap. Center Brandon Sutter (above) and a 2016 third-round pick were sent to the Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 third-round pick. That trade feed up ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7:03 pm by Barbara Vancheri
gyllenhaal-pic-to-open-toronto-film-festival-michael-keaton-movie-among-galas-special-presentations    If you are considering a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival, here is the first look at the galas and special presentations (a fraction of the movies that will play).    Jake Gyllenhaal, whose filmed-in-Pittsburgh “Southpaw” just arrived in theaters, stars in the opening night movie called "Demolition," and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 6:44 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
clendening-on-the-move-again-07-28-15 Like Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening (above) has been traded twice recently.  Both players were part of a trade today which sent Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks. Unlike Bonino, Clendening will likely be set to start next season at the AHL level. A second-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2011, Clendening has spent most of his three-year ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 4:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fehr-sought-stability-in-signing-with-penguins-07-28-14Even before joining the Penguins as an unrestricted free agent signing today, Eric Fehr had a unique place in Pittsburgh hockey history. He's the all-time leading goal scorer at Heinz Field. Fehr, as a member of the Capitals, scored two goals in a 3-1 win against the Penguins in the 2011 edition of the Winter Classic. "That's a home game now," Fehr ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 3:20 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
trade-to-penguins-a-shock-for-bonino-07-28-15For the second consecutive offseason, Nick Bonino is on the move. Today, the Penguins acquired the 27-year-old center from the Canucks, along with defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round draft pick in exchange for center Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick. During the 2014 draft, the Canucks acquired Bonino as part of a deal which ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 1:03 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-trade-sutter-to-vancouver-sign-fehr-07-28-15 The Penguins restructured their bottom two lines in a major way today. The team traded third-line center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick in 2016 to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino (above), defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick in 2016. Additionally, the Penguins signed former Washington Capitals center ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:15 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
liner-notes-vol-xviiSome goodies from the music journalism world: From NPR, the revival of Pakistan's classical music scene http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/04/18/400409262/in-song-of-lahore-a-race-to-revive-pakistani-classical-music  From the Guardian, how music became free ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 2:14 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-28-15Penguins -The schedules for NBC's and NBC Sports' slates of games next season was released. The Penguins' games on the networks are: (Note: All times are listed as Eastern.) Oct. 28 - Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBC Sports)Nov. 11 - Canadiens at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)Nov. 17 - Wild at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)Dec. 1 - Penguins at ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trumpnadoDonald Trump has a far better chance of landing a cameo in the next "Sharknado" sequel than he does landing the GOP nomination. That said, until his campaign officially implodes, it will be a cheesy thrill-ride worthy of a made-for-TV disaster movie!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:38 am by Craig Meyer
nakye-sanders-to-miss-ireland-trip    (Photo: SILive.com) Duquesne freshman forward Nakye Sanders will not participate in the team's upcoming trip to Ireland while recovering from a surgery. Last week, Sanders underwent a procedure to treat a bone chip in his left knee. Aside from the chipped bone, there was no structural damage and even one week removed from the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 2:05 pm by Craig Meyer
10-for-10-no-3-comeback-win-against-louisville-launches-pat-white-era In this college football desert of July, and with this upcoming season marking the 10th anniversary of West Virginia’s 2005 team that won the Sugar Bowl, I’ve decided to count down the 10 most important Mountaineers games of the past decade. Over the next three weeks, we’ll work from 10 to one, with one entry appearing every few days. Lists like ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 12:05 pm by Barbara Vancheri
amc-to-air-3-vacation-movies  If publicity for the new “Vacation” movie has you hankering for the old, cable's AMC will run a “Vacation Marathon” Friday, July 31, starting at 2 p.m. ET.    Sadly the Christmas movie isn’t part of the line-up but it will turn up early and often come fall. Here is the schedule:   2 p.m.:  “National Lampoon’s Vacation” ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 10:51 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-27-15Penguins -Happy 24th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Simon Despres (above). A first-round pick in 2009, Despres spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. In 2011-12, Despres appeared in 18 games and recorded four points. He played in three playoff games that spring and did not record a point. During the 2012-13 campaign, Despres played ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 July 2015 12:38 pm by Barbara Vancheri
ant-man-holds-onto-top-spot-southpaw-grosses-16-5-million “Ant-Man” appears to have eked out a win at the weekend box office.   Early estimates from Rentrak show the Paul Rudd movie earning an estimated $24.7 million, bringing its total to $106 million since release.    “Southpaw,” the boxing drama largely filmed in Pittsburgh by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 July 2015 1:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-26-15Penguins -Happy 24th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Philip Samuelsson (right). The son of former Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, Philip Samuelsson was a second-round pick in 2009. His Penguins career amounted to five games and no points in 2013-14. Last season, He was traded to the Coyotes in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a draft pick. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 July 2015 3:36 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-25-15Penguins -Assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald (above, with forward Evgeni Malkin) leaves the Penguins for an identical position with the Devils. -"The relationship has always been there and that's there first and foremost. Ray is a friend because of that relationship. But Ray doesn't just hire friends. He wants people who will do the job and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 7:30 pm by Sam Werner
hargrove-found-his-place-at-pittPitt landed its eighth verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting class today when Akron, Ohio, defensive lineman Bryce Hargrove gave his pledge to the Panthers. "It’s exciting," Hargrove said. "I feel like I’ve found my place." Hargrove, a two-star recruit according to 247 Sports, chose Pitt over his other two finalists, Rutgers and Cincinnati. He is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 6:30 pm by Sam Werner
pitt-freshmen-run-drills-at-mel-blount-youth-home The incoming Pitt freshmen made their annual trip to the Mel Blount Youth Home in Claysville this afternoon. This is the eighth year Pitt has done this, and it's generally the first time we get to see all the freshmen together as a group. Going back, I can recall talking to guys like Tyler Boyd a few years ago (Penny Semaia, who runs the event out of ... Read More and Comment