Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 1:03 pm by Mike White
wpial-basketball-bracketology-let-s-talk-playoff-pairings-and-seedingsThe WPIAL basketball steering committee is meeting today to decide playoff pairings and seedings. The matchups and the seeds will be announced tomorrow night at a meeting in Green Tree. But let's talk brackets right now. We already know what teams are in the playoffs, but who will be the top seeds? What will be the first-round matchups? Let's not ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 12:09 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-ducks-02-08-16A preview of the Ducks. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports West. Record: 25-18-7, 57 points. The Ducks are in third place in the Pacific Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Corey Perry, 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists). Last Game: 5-2 home win vs. the Coyotes Friday. Left ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 8:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-perron-despres-return-02-08-16Penguins -Left winger Carl Hagelin faces each of his former teams this week in the Ducks and Rangers. -"Just having fun playing the game. That's what's it's all about. Finding the confidence back and playing and knowing you're a good player in this league. Maybe I lost that a little bit there [with the Penguins]." - Ducks left winger David Perron on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 5:37 am by
just-so-we-re-clearSo, Marco Rubio: Do you think Barack Obama knows what he's doing?...Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6722-rubio-repeats-lines-in-gop-debate-obama-christie Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
budget-cementGovernor Tom Wolf finds himself in the awkward position of having to present a new state budget while the old one is still stuck in limbo.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 07 February 2016 1:25 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
perron-i-m-happy-i-got-a-new-start-02-07-16 Stop us if you've heard this one before. David Perron is off to a fast start with a new team. Since joining the Ducks Jan. 16, Perron has scored eight points (three goals, five assists) in seven games, mostly on a line with center Ryan Getzlaf and right winger Chris Stewart. Something similar happened the last time he was traded. After the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 07 February 2016 11:38 am by Barbara Vancheri
dga-annie-and-naacp-winners      For the second year in a row, Alejandro G. Inarritu won the top prize at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. He picked up the honor for “The Revenant” this year and, in 2015, for “Birdman.” (Photo of Inarritu by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP.)    Other winners:    First-time feature: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 07 February 2016 5:15 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-panthers-02-07-16Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “Those two guys, I thought, put the team on their back. They raised their level at a critical time.” - Mike Sullivan on captain/center Sidney Crosby and defenseman Kris Letang. -The Associated Press' recap. "We kept fighting and found ways to generate chances and get ourselves ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 07 February 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
establishment-candidateBernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are fighting over the "progressive" label. I think Bernie wins that fight. Hillary is too closely tied to Wall St. to be called a progressive.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 07 February 2016 12:24 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-3-panthers-2-02-06-16There were plenty of reasons for the Penguins to lose this game. They were coming off a disappointing loss in Tampa the night before. They were facing a pretty hot Panthers team. They had the backup goaltender in net. They didn't have their leading scorer in the lineup. They were getting savaged on the special teams again. They allowed another ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 7:40 pm by Megan Ryan
rapid-reaction-robert-morris-89-bryant-71 That says it all, on to the rapid reaction. Turning Point: Rodney Pryor's one-handed dunk with 2:36 to go in the first half to make Robert Morris' lead 42-33. I haven't seen or heard the Sewall Center and Colonials' bench that excited in awhile. Game ball: Billy Giles. A game-high 23 points. A double-double with 10 rebounds, including five ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 7:21 pm by Megan Ryan
robert-morris-turns-around-to-score-biggest-win-of-the-season-89-71-against-bryant It had been less than 48 hours since Robert Morris lost at home to the worst team in the Northeast Conference and announced the departure of starter and second leading scorer Elijah Minnie. Yet the Colonials somehow bounced back to post their biggest win of the season. Robert Morris beat Bryant 89-71 on Saturday at the Sewall Center, scoring a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 7:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-at-panthers-02-06-16 The Penguins - to some surprise - will start backup goaltender Jeff Zatkoff tonight. With Marc-Andre Fleury in the midst of a mini-slump, starting Zatkoff might be more for Fleury's benefit than Zatkoff's or even the team's. Regardless, Zatkoff needs to follow up his mostly solid peformance with an equal or better effort tonight. Zatkoff has always ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 4:56 pm by Craig Meyer
semi-rapid-reaction-davidson-93-duquesne-82Duquesne entered its game Saturday against Davidson playing perhaps its best basketball of the season, having won five of its past six. The Dukes, however, struggled to corral defensive rebounds and were yet again undermined by their 3-point defense in a 93-82 loss to the Wildcats at the Palumbo Center. Here's what to take away from the loss, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 4:25 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-panthers-02-06-16A preview of the Panthers. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, National Car Rental Center Office Depot Center BankAtlantic Center BB&T Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Florida. Record: 31-15-5, 67 points. The Panthers are in first place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Jaromir Jagr (right), 37 points ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 5:13 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-02-06-16Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “When we’re short guys, we need to be that much more detailed. That’s no excuse. The guys in the lineup, they can play hockey, too.” - Defenseman Brian Dumoulin on the team's injuries. -The Associated Press' recap. “It’s discouraging. We played hard [in the first period]. We ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 12:34 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thought-penguins-lightning-02-05-16 Observations from the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Lightning. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been the Penguins' most valuable player for the better part of a calendar year. He was largely responsible for them getting into the playoffs last season and putting up a valiant effort against the heavily favored Rangers in the first round. This season, he ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 05 February 2016 7:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-at-lightning-02-05-16 -If you didn't see it, the Penguins and Flyers are working out details on playing an outdoor game (or two) in the near future. Really, it's surprising it hasn't happened already. Given how each television market is strong for the NHL and the white-hot rivalry between the two, it's a natural fit for the television event which outdoor games have ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 05 February 2016 4:41 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-lightning-02-05-16A preview of the Lightning. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EST, Ice Palace Arena St. Pete Times Forum Tampa Bay Times Forum Amalie Arena. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Sun Sports (Tampa market), NHL Network (Rest of the United States). Record: 28-18-4, 60 points. The Lightning is in second place in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 05 February 2016 3:12 pm by Sara Bauknecht
mark-your-calendars-style-week-pittsburgh-announces-2016-dates Style Week Pittsburgh will be back for its fourth year come summertime.  From Aug. 18-21, the fashion-focused affair will roll out a series of runway shows, mixers and more for Pittsburgh style enthusiasts to enjoy. Another highlight of the week will be the annual Style Awards, which recognizes some of the city's arts and style ... Read More and Comment
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