Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
hillary-s-new-hatEvery news report about the 2016 campaign mentions how unpopular both candidates are. Maybe Hillary should take a page from Trump's playbook by creating her own trucker's cap with a catchy slogan.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 3:34 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xxx-lightning-xxx-05-26-16 Observations from the Penguins' 2-1 win against the Lightning: Right winger Phil Kessel is a pretty low-key personality in his dealings with the media. He is usually brief and offers few words beyond the bare minimum regardless if his team wins or loses. He's introverted and slow to reveal much in the way of a personality.  Tonight, the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 8:58 pm by Alex Iniguez
steelers-ben-roethlisberger-wife-ashley-welcome-third-child-bodie Big Ben's family just got a bit bigger. Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, had their third child, a boy named Bodie, Thursday night. The birth was announced on BigBen7.com. Bodie joins sister Baylee and brother Ben Jr. as members of the Steelers' quarterback's clan. As the website points out, and the photo proves, the birth came just in time ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 8:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-lightning-at-penguins-05-26-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Denis Herron: -Matt Niskanen: -Alex Goligoski: -No. 6 is popular. Trevor Daley: -And Ben Lovejoy: -Matt Cullen: -Jordan Staal: -Richard Park: -Nick Bonino: -Dave Tippett: -Randy Cunneyworth: -Craig Adams: -Phil Bourque: -Matt Murray: -Ken ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-lightning-at-penguins-game-7-05-26-16 Every playoff game is overly intense right? So what makes Game 7 different from any other game in playoff series? Five players from the Penguins and Lightning were asked if anything feels different heading into a Game 7 compared to a Game 1 or 2. Here are their answers: Penguins center Eric Fehr - “We know each other. We know what to expect from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-lightning-game-7-05-26-16A preview of the Lightning. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT.  Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Right winger Nikita Kucherov, 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists). Last Game: 5-2 home loss to the Penguins in Game 6 Tuesday. Center Brian Boyle (right) had two goals for the Lightning. Probable ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:16 am by
obama-world-leaders-are-rattled-by-trump-s-ignorance-love-of-tweetsISE CITY, Japan -- President Barack Obama said today that world leaders have been surprised by Donald Trump’s emergence as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and remain uncertain “how seriously to take some of his pronouncements.”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:53 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-there-s-no-feeling-like-playing-in-a-game-7-05-26-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -“There’s just no fun, there’s no atmosphere, there’s no feeling like playing in a Game 7. It is the ultimate." - Center Matt Cullen. -Three wins. Three game-winning goals by captain/center Sidney Crosby. -“When Sid’s playing that way, I think it certainly gives our bench a big lift." - Mike Sullivan on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
conspiracy-theoriesDonald Trump says a lot of crazy stuff that should have eliminated him as a candidate a long time ago. But this is America, where even a reality TV star who spews nutty conspiracy theories can win the GOP nomination. Yay.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:58 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
seven-defensemen-a-normal-look-for-the-lightning-05-25-16For five of the six games in the Eastern Conference final, the Lightning has dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Most teams only use this unusual alignment in the event of something along the lines of an injury or other player unavailability. The Penguins used 11 forwards and seven defensemen in Game 1 of their first-round series against the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:10 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-lightning-05-25-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “They made a push. We bent, but we didn’t break.” - Right winger Phil Kessel. -The Associated Press' recap. "They had a certain mindset going into this tonight: 'We're going to leave it all out there and do everything we can to bring this back to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 9:58 am by
anti-trump-protests-turn-violent-outside-new-mexico-rallyALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In one of the presidential campaign year’s more violent demonstrations, Tuesday night protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers trying to contain them, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 9:41 am by
john-baer-hey-hillary-normal-what’s-normalHave you noticed Hillary Clinton’s fixation on what she sees as the dangers of Donald Trump becoming “normal?”...Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/05/25/john-baer-early-returns-Hey-Hillary-clinton-What-s-normal/stories/201605250146 Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 7:33 am by
trump-clinton-win-washington-state-s-presidential-primariesWASHINGTON — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/05/25/Trump-Clinton-win-Washington-state-s-presidential-primaries/stories/201605250136 Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-adaptive-reuseIf you have driven through the Strip or Lawrenceville lately then you've see all of the new construction. Who is going to be occupying all of those trendy, expensive lofts and condos? I guess we will see.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xxx-lightning-xxx-05-24-16 Observations from the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Lightning: The Penguins have three wins in this series. Center Sidney Crosby has all three game-winning goals in each of those contests. Sense a trend? After largely being inert in a deflating Game 5 loss, the Penguins' top players had their fingerprints all over a victory which extended their ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 9:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-penguins-at-lightning-05-24-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Radko Gudas:   -Boyles are popular. Brian: -And Dan:   -Brett Connolly: -Martin St. Louis is popular: -Fredrik Modin: -Nikolai Khabibulin: -Cory Conacher: -There are some Red Wings fans on hand. Current Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman: -And Nicklas ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 6:46 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-at-lightning-game-6-05-24-15Quite a bit was made out of center Evgeni Malkin's "guarantee" of there being a Game 7 the past 24 hours or so. Ditto (to a lesser degree), right winger Patric Hornqvist's "guarantee." Here is, word for word, what each player said: Malkin - "I believe my team. I believe myself. And we can get it back at Pittsburgh for sure." Hornqvist - "It's no ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:48 am by Mike White
north-allegheny-baseball-coach-maddix-resignsNorth Allegheny still hasn't filled its boys basketball coaching position, which became vacant when highly successful coach Dave DeGregorio resigned in April. But now North Allegheny will also be looking for a baseball coach. Andy Maddix resigned Monday as North Allegheny's baseball coach. Maddix also was highly successful in his nine years at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:17 am by Scott Mervis
dinosaur-jr-launching-new-album-and-tour  Great news this morning for Dinosaur Jr. fans: Not only is there a new album on the way, but also an extended tour (that includes a date at Mr. Smalls on Oct. 9 -- tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 3 at ticketweb.com; $25). J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, who reunited in 2005, will release "Give a Glimpse Of What Yer Not" on Aug. 5 on ... Read More and Comment