Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
wishboneI'm not sure who the winner will be in this cruel game, Highmark or UPMC. It seems like an economic loser for UPMC to boycott Highmark patients. Then again, they must be doing it because they think it will be profitable. I am sure who the loser will be: the patient.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:06 pm by Mike White
sites-set-for-wpial-teams-in-state-playoffs-brumbaugh-s-winning-recordThe PIAA has finalized sites for its quarterfinal games next weekend. The four WPIAL champions will play in the quarterfinal games - three on Friday and one Saturday. In Class AAAA, Pine-Richland (13-0) plays State College (6-6), Saturday at Altoona's Mansion Park Stadium, 1 p.m. Yes, State College's record is an unimpressive 6-6, but the Little ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:32 am by Barbara Vancheri
just-part-1-no-one-minded-for-123-million-hunger-games It was all “Hunger Games” all the time at the movies this weekend and the evidence is in the box office figures.    No one seemed to mind that ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” covers just half of the final Suzanne Collins novel about a heroic teen named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). She volunteers to take the place of her ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:50 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-23-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "For half the game, we played well. For the other half, they took it over." - Mike Johnston. -Newsday's recap. "If they want to take a bad penalty in a 2-1 game and give us a two-goal lead, we'll take that every time." - Islanders forward Matt Martin on Steve Downie taking an interference ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 8:45 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-30-syracuse-7 Pitt broke it's three-game losing streak Saturday with a 30-7 victory against former Big East and current ACC rival Syracuse. This was a game Pitt really should have won (they're just better than Syracuse), but also hardly guaranteed given how the past few have gone for the Panthers. Most importantly, this win keeps Pitt's faint bowl hopes alive as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 7:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 3:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-islanders-11-22-14  A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus, City. Record: 13-6-0, 26 points. The Islanders are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Brock Nelson, 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists). Last Game: 5-4 road shootout win, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 2:38 pm by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-syracuse We're just under an hour away from Pitt's final home game of the season against Syracuse. The Panthers need a win today to keep any hope of bowl eligibility alive. This is a game they probably should win but, then again, there have been a lot of those that Pitt has lost this year. Here are a few pregame notes to get your day started... - Receiver ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:48 am by Doug Oster
free-garden-books-and-more-sunday-with-dougI'm giving all of this stuff away on Sunday at 1 p.m. I've got lots of books, bulbs and other gardening bling to giveaway Sunday. I'm presenting "Preparing the Garden for Spring (things you can do now, for your best garden ever)." I'll also be cooking with oysters all as part of Wholey's Oysterfest in the Strip at 1p.m. Hope to see you ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-22-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "Didn't really deserve to win the game. You can break it down in different ways, but, at the end of the day, we didn't deserve to win it." - Sidney Crosby. -Newsday's recap. "It's not the score you want to see. Especially from our end, the last thing we want to do is get in a shootout with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
emperor-s-new-clothesThe GOP leaders of the do-nothing Congress are criticizing Obama for actually doing something about immigration reform. Meanwhile they refuse to do anything about immigration reform.  Read More and Comment
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