Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:34 am by Barbara Vancheri
top-movie-of-the-week-is   “The Maze Runner” sprinted to the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $32.5 million, edging out “A Walk Among the Tombstones” starring Liam Neeson and the ensemble dramedy, “This Is Where I Leave You.”    Rentrak, which provided the early estimates below, reports the post-summer momentum is slowly building as box ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
smartwatchSmartwatches, including Apple's new iWatch, are all the rage these days. They can do everything from alerting you to the latest cute cat videos on Youtube to checking your heart rate response to those videos. I'll wait for the one that can fix climate change, cure Ebola and end global terrorism.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 1:35 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
oklahoma-runs-away-late-as-samaje-perine-stuns-shootout-in-morgantown OKLAHOMA 45, WEST VIRGINIA 33 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Maybe this is one of those times you just tip your cap and accept defeat. Truth is, West Virginia (2-2) met its match in No. 4 Oklahoma (4-0) tonight. "Every time we had some success they came right back," Dana Holgorsen said. "That's the sign of a good team." The Mountaineers ran stride ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 1:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-21-14Penguins -Assistant coach Rick Tocchet (above, with Sidney Crosby) is in charge of the Penguins' power play now. -Beau Bennett likes life as a right winger. -Goaltender Eric Hartzell is trying to learn from a rocky first professional season. -Mike Johnston speaks: Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division -CSKA Moskow of Russia's KHL is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 9:27 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-west-virginia-24-no-4-oklahoma-24 WEST VIRGINIA 24, OKLAHOMA 24 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Just when you thought the West Virginia offense had met its match, Clint Trickett delivered again. The Mountaineers punted on each of their first three drives before Trickett sent a perfect deep ball to wide-open receiver Kevin White, who ran the rest of the 68 yards downfield for the first ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 9:05 pm by Mike White
rowan-opens-recruiting-harrell-commits-to-ipfwSome news on the WPIAL basketball recruiting front today. Well, sort of the WPIAL. Maverick Rowan has backed out of his commitment to Pitt and opened up his recruiting. This news was confirmed by his father, Ron, tonight. Rowan used to be a WPIAL player. He played his freshman and sophomore years at Lincoln Park of the WPIAL and accepted a scholarship ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 5:28 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-iowa-24-pitt-20So that didn't go well for Pitt. The Panthers had an opportunity today to seize the momentum that they had started to build during the 3-0 start to the season. Pitt was right on the cusp of the top 25, and (thanks largely to a weak slate of noon games) seemed to have a lot of the country tuned in to the game against Iowa. Instead of staking their ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:15 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
hartzell-s-first-professional-season-a-learning-experience-09-20-14  (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Official Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In the winter and spring of 2013, Eric Hartzell was the big man on campus at Quinnipiac. Becoming a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, the goaltender lead the Bobcats to the NCAA's championship game. After wrapping up his ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:40 am by Stephen J. Nesbitt
gameday-west-virginia-2-1-vs-no-4-oklahoma-3-0 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This is gonna be fun. Milan Puskar Stadium will be packed tonight as West Virginia and No. 4 Oklahoma go under the lights again to open the Big 12 season. The Sooners are 4-2 all-time against West Virginia, but the last two wins couldn't have been any different; it was 50-49 in Morgantown two years ago and 16-7 in a slopfest last ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:14 am by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-iowa Pitt will look to push its record to 4-0 for the first time in 14 years in just under an hour against Iowa. Before we get going, here are a few quick notes to get your game day started... - No major injury updates for Pitt today. Obviously center Artie Rowell is out with his ACL injury, but defensive end David Durham, who missed last week's game ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 5:48 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-09-20-14Penguins -Welcome back Sidney Crosby (above)... to practice. -Who will be the Penguins' No. 3 goaltender? -After making his NHL debut and rebounding from a skate cut on his left forearm, Zach Sill returns to training camp with more confidence. -The Penguins revealed a "new" third jersey. -“It’s being able to read and react. We played a lot like ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:29 am by Dan Gigler
pg-archives-steelers-broncos-struggle-to-35-35-tie In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, we'll reprint the game story from each week of that year. This story was first published on Sept. 23, 1974   By Vito Stellino Post-Gazette Sports Writer   DENVER — It had to be the “Gone With the Wind” of regular season pro football games.   After 3 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 6:38 pm by Mike White
live-friday-night-blogLive blog from tonight's Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy game. For score updates, look to the right of this blog for @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account. You can "tweet" score updates or photos to @PGVarsityXtra with #WPIAL. FINAL SCORE: APOLLO-RIDGE 46, SHADY SIDE 20 Shady Side Academy gets 4-yard TD run from Hackaday. APOLLO-RIDGE 46, SHADY ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 6:07 pm by Sam Werner
assistants-players-talk-iowa-prepWe're less than 24 hours from Pitt's biggest game of the season against Iowa. In fact, you could make an argument that this is Paul Chryst's biggest game since he has arrived at Pitt. Sure, there are others up there (Notre Dame in 2012, Florida State last season) but in those cases, Pitt was just a scrappy underdog trying to pull off an upset. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 5:16 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-september-eventsI always love being a guest on Pittsburgh Today Live and sharing with the viewers all of the great things happening right here in our beautiful city! Mark your calendars for some awesome events happening now through the end of the month! #WheresNataliePG Follow me on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:59 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-bring-out-the-bridesmaidsSara and I had another fun-filled week! We had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Whitlinger of the Cancer Caring Center. The Center is holding a Bridesmaids Walk this Sunday at the Waterfront to raise money for the local organization. We donned our best "ugly" bridesmaids' dresses and chatted with Ms. Whitlinger about the organization and her ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:59 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
by-the-numbers-how-west-virginia-stacks-up-statistically-week-4 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At the dawn of the Big 12 season, it's time to take another look around the nation and see how West Virginia (2-1) stacks up statistically with its Division I counterparts. For comparison's sake, check out the final national rankings from last December. Things look ... better now.What you'll find below are the national rankings ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 1:11 pm by
city-county-building-exhibit-celebrates-immigrantsLuis Clemente speaks in front of a photo of his father, Roberto Clemente. By Robert ZulloLuis Clemente remembers the baseball seasons he spent in Pittsburgh as a child fondly."We loved coming to Pittsburgh as kids," said Mr. Clemente, one of three sons of legendary Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente. "For us, Pittsburgh was a source of fun."The...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:17 am by Seth Rorabaugh
sill-xxxx Initially joining the Penguins as an unsigned invitee to training camp in 2009, Zach Sill labored for four seasons in the organization's minor league system primarily in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After several training and prospect camps, he finally got his first taste of NHL action last season when injuries and a lack of depth ravaged the team's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:06 am by Mike White
a-dozen-predictions-to-go-for-week-4Program note: Tonight's live blog will come from Apollo-Ridge at Shady Side Academy. We'll see if the "Tre Tipton Show" has another terrific night. For score updates and notes, follow @PGVarsityXtra's Twitter account to the right of this blog. We appreciate any score updates if you could tweet them to @PGVarsityXtra and use #WPIAL. And tweet us any ... Read More and Comment