Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 9:28 am by Barbara Vancheri
gaga-leo-sly-brie-rooney-matt-and-others-at-oscar-nominees-luncheon  The slight calm before the Oscar storm was Monday when nominees were invited to a luncheon Monday in Beverly Hills. It was a chance for odd couplings in photos and the sort of class photo common in elementary schools. Among the guests:  Lady Gaga and The Weeknd; Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone; Brie Larson and Deniz Gamze ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 6:27 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-ducks-02-09-16Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “With Sid going the way he is, it gives everybody confidence."- Left winger Chris Kunitz on playing with center Sidney Crosby (above). -The Associated Press' recap. "His game is at another level right now. He's a big reason we continue to gain traction in the standings." - Head ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
rubio-droidMarco Rubio's most recent GOP debate performance was stunningly repetitive, despite being taunted by Chris Christie for being stunningly repetitive.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 1:17 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-ducks-xxx-02-08-16Anaheim's Cam Fowler is everything you want in a modern defenseman simply because he can skate. There aren't many blue liners in the NHL who have a better stride than Fowler who has participated in faster skater competitions at lower levels of organized hockey.  Center Sidney Crosby made him look like Derian Hatcher, the lurching defenseman with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 29 November -0001 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-ducks-at-penguins-02-08-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Ducks game. -Dave Schultz: -We'd be suspicious of a John LeClair fan too: -Gary Roberts: -Darius Kasparaitis: -Matt Cooke: -Kevin Stevens with the 1990 All-Star Game patch: -Ruslan Fedoteneko: -Jussi Jokinen: -There's an outright invasion of Ducks fans here. Ryan Getzlaf: -Ryan ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 08 February 2016 5:47 pm by Sam Werner
transcript-barnes-on-ticket-sales-spring-game-future-schedules-and-morePitt athletic director Scott Barnes sat down with a group of reporters this morning to provide an update on Pitt's 2016 football ticket sales (season tickets went on sale to the public today) as well as a number of other topics. The conversation ran just over 40 minutes, so there's a lot to digest below, but there's plenty of good information in there. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 6:37 am by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-ducks-at-penguins-02-08-16After allowing a fairly crucial power-play goal in Friday's 6-3 road loss to the Lightning, the Penguins made some changes to their penalty kill for Saturday's 3-2 overtime road win against the Panthers. The biggest change involved center Sidney Crosby (right) a whole bunch on the penalty kill. Friday, Crosby logged only 15 seconds of ... Read More and Comment
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 12:10 pm by
mean-john-has-a-fetterman-and-a-smileMean Joe Greene in 1979.Mean John Fetterman in 2016.The resemblence is uncanny, right? Mean Joe's commericial is one of the most successful bits of television advertising ever, the winner of a 1979 Clio award as one of the best TV ads of the year.We're not certain that the remake made by the campaign of Mr.  Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock...Read ... 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