Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:16 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-16-14Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -"Not read too much. Not watch [TV]. And remind myself that I have won one more Stanley Cup than a lot of people." - Marc-Andre Fleury (right) on how he deals with criticism directed his way. -The Penguins have a considerable advantage over the Blue Jackets in terms of postseason experience. -Evgeni Malkin ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-mayor-camMayor Peduto is so accessible, I wouldn't be surprised if he started his own reality show. In case you haven't seen it yet, check out the awesome Eagle Cam on the PG web site.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:27 pm by Sam Werner
pitt-wraps-up-spring-practicePitt had its 15th and final spring practice down on the South Side today. It was a bit of an abbreviated session with some fun thrown in at the end, but here are a couple of notes... - Redshirt sophomore cornerback Jahmahl Pardner was absent today, and Paul Chryst said after practice that Pardner has decided to leave the team (though he is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:54 pm by Mike White
canon-mcmillan-s-piechnick-had-10-hit-streak-other-notesSome items that fell off my laptop. Streaking has become popular in WPIAL baseball this spring, and nobody has taken off their clothes. This blog has documented impressive streaks of Blackhawk's Brendan McKay and Norwin's J.J. Matijevic. McKay hasn't allowed a run in 37 innings dating back to last season. Matijevic has hit a home run in six ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:00 pm by Scott Mervis
volcano-dogs-has-echoes-of-eviction  Three-fifths of Eviction will take the stage at the 31st Street Pub (Strip) Friday with the debut of Volcano Dogs, but don’t expect that same thrash-metal sound from the ’80s. “Eviction was metal with some punk tossed in,” says bassist Ted Williams. “Volcano Dogs has some of that but we are definitely not thrash or metal or punk. This band is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-blue-jackets-previewPenguins vs. Blue Jackets Penguins Leading Regular Season Scorer: Sidney Crosby (right), 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists). Blue Jackets Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ryan Johansen (below), 63 points (33 goals, 30 assists). Penguins Expected Starting Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury, 39-18-5, 2.37 GAA, .915 SV%. Blue Jackets Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 2:16 pm by Diana Nelson Jones
5-days-to-back-bike-safety-kick-starter   BikePGH has five days to raise the last $20,000 on Indiegogo to broaden the reach of its Drive With Care campaign.    The effort arose after some well publicized accidents between cars and cyclists to remind drivers that people on bicycles aren’t just people on bicycles but people they might know and even ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
a-kfc-corsage-big-bucks-for-versace-victoria-s-secret-fashion-show-changes-and-more-fashion-headlines It's been one of those days where tweet after tweet is another tidbit of fashion news. Don't have time to go social media surfing to find out the latest? Stylebook has done the work for you! Here's a brief link roundup of where you can find more on today's fashion headlines: Big bucks for Versace: Hundreds of millions of dollars are going to the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
have-these-penguins-underacheived-04-15-14 At 10:37 p.m. on June 12, 2009, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. For a franchise stocked with several high-end draft picks in the middle part of the first decade of the 21st century, this was supposed to happen. A championship was preordained for a team which drafted Sidney Crosby, a player who was anointed as the next Wayne Gretzky. It was also ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:30 pm by Craig Meyer
report-andy-toole-to-interview-at-marshallIt wouldn't be a Robert Morris basketball offseason if coaching speculation wasn't involved. Colonials coach Andy Toole is expected to interview for the vacant men's basketball head coaching position at Marshall University, a source told the Charleston Daily Mail. This time of year is always filled with people trying to pimp Toole out to most any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
ducks-stars-preview-04-15-14Ducks vs. Stars Ducks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ryan Getzlaf (right), 87 points (31 goals, 56 assists). Stars Leading Regular Season Scorer: Tyler Seguin, 84 points (37 goals, 47 assists). Ducks Expected Starting Goaltender: Frederik Andersen, 20-5-0, 2.29 GAA, .923 SV%. Stars Expected Starting Goaltender: Kari Lehtonen (below), 33-20-10, 2.41 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:57 am by Doug Oster
record-low-temperature-predicted-for-tonight-don-t-panic-in-the-gardenEven though it won't get cold enough to kill things like lettuce, a floating row cover will make the plants happier. Photo by Doug Oster There's a possibility temperatures will reach a record low of 21 degrees tonight and that could adversely affect some plants in the garden. Don't panic though, most of these plants have seen this many times over the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:33 am by Doug Oster
secrets-in-the-daffodil-patch-spiders-and-flowers-beyond-yellow-trumpetsSecrets are revealed when you get close to the flowers. This tiny spider tried to hide behind a daffodil petal. Photos by Doug Oster The forest is filled with scrawny deer, tired and hungry from a brutal winter. But even though they are starving, the four legged thieves turn their noses up at daffodils, that's one of the reasons I grow so many. I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:25 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-15-14Penguins -"Maybe people don't see us as much as the favorite. I think that's fine. No problem." - Marc-Andre Fleury (right) on the playoffs. -"Playing kind of meaningless games, it's not easy to get motivated. I think we did a pretty good job with it, but you can probably see it that the games really didn't matter that much." - Olli Maatta. -The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:51 am by Barbara Vancheri
gone-girl-movie-looks-like-october-treatUnless something goes horribly wrong, “Gone Girl” has all the makings of a good – likely very good – movie.  It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and is based on the Gillian Flynn novel about a husband accused in his wife’s disappearance. He goes from sympathetic spouse of a missing woman to murder suspect, even though there is no body. Just ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 8:04 pm by Mike White
norwin-s-matijevic-hits-home-run-in-sixth-consecutive-gameJ.J. Matijevic's home-run streak got a little more ridiculous today. Oh yeah. His consecutive hit streak also reached double figures. Matijevic, a 6-foot senior shortstop, is on a streak for the ages, and that's not an overstatement. Matijevic hit a home run today in an 11-5 victory against previously undefeated Penn-Trafford. It was the sixth ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 7:44 pm by Barbara Vancheri
throw-100-mph-pitch-and-possibly-win-a-million-dollars-from-disney   Disney is staging a Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest to celebrate the opening of the movie “Million Dollar Arm.”   The May 16 release tells the true story of two young men from India who went from never throwing a baseball or cradling a glove to getting a Major League tryout. And yes, there’s a huge Pittsburgh ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 6:38 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
zatkoff-i-don-t-think-anyone-really-knew-who-i-was-04-14-14If you're don't want to see Jeff Zatkoff appear in a game over the next two months, you're not alone. Zatkoff hopes his season is done also. That's not a condemnation of Zatkoff's play. It's simply the reality of the postseason. If the backup goaltender has to play for any reason, that's never a good development. Zatkoff wrapped up his regular ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
tax-bracketHey, GOP, I have a good reason for you to pay women more. It'll mean they have to pay more in taxes, the worst thing that could happen to a person.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 2:00 pm by Sara Bauknecht
prom-spending-drops-14-percent For many high schoolers, prom night is the most enchanted evening of the year. But that fairy tale does come with a cost. According to a survey released this month by Visa Inc., families are tightening their wallets when it comes to prom spending. The average American household will spend $978 on prom attire, accessories and activities related to ... Read More and Comment