Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 7:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
rutherford-giving-kessel-a-fresh-start-07-01-15Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford spoke with Pittsburgh media this afternoon at Consol Energy Center. He discussed the blockbuster trade he made today involving right winger Phil Kessel, center prospect Tyler Biggs, defensive prospect Tim Erixon, and conditional draft picks in exchange for right winger prospect Kasperi Kapanen, center Nick ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 7:05 pm by Barbara Vancheri
no-kong-for-keaton-busy-with-minions-ray-kroc-lots-of-projects  Michael Keaton will not be in "Kong: Skull Island." And neither will J.K. Simmons, recent Oscar winner for "Whiplash."    It turns out they have scheduling conflicts that will prevent them from being part of the Legendary Pictures' project, Deadline.com reports. The movie is expected in theaters, in 3-D and IMAX 3-D, in March ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 3:11 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-swing-blockbuster-trade-for-kessel-07-01-15 On the first day of the free agent signing period, the Penguins made a blockbuster trade. The Penguins acquired all-star right winger Phil Kessel, center prospect Tyler Biggs, defensive prospect Tim Erixon, and conditional draft picks in exchange for right winger prospect Kasperi Kapanen, center Nick Spaling, defensive prospect Scott Harrington, a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:15 am by Craig Meyer
antonio-crawford-enrolled-at-west-virginia (Photo: Miami Herald) Cornerback Antonio Crawford, a transfer from Miami, is officially enrolled at West Virginia, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday. In accordance with NCAA rules, Crawford will sit out next season before becoming eligible for the Mountaineers' 2016 campaign. In late April, Crawford announced that he was headed to Morgantown ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
free-agency-chat-07-01-15 The NHL's free agency signing period opens at noon (EDT) today. We will be hosting a chat for it beginning at approximately 11:50 a.m. Feel free to participate in the chat below: Live Blog NHL free agency chat   window.cilAsyncInit = function() ;(function() var e = document.createElement('script');e.async = true;var domain = ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 7:51 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-blue-jackets-trade-for-saad-07-01-15Penguins -Free agency day is here. -Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Scott Munroe has joined the OHL's Moncton Wildcats as a goaltending coach. -Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Paul Crowder has joined Amiens of France's Ligue Magnus. -Happy 48th birthday to former Penguins forward Mike Eastwood. A free agent signing in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
el-yinzeroMayor Peduto has a 37-point plan to attract immigrants to the city. I hope it works. Pittsburgh is woefully lacking in Latinos. The problem is, Latinos generally go to places where their culture already exists and Spanish can be heard on every corner. We are not that place yet.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:07 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-jim-ferry-agree-to-contract-extension Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry has been granted a contract extension, university president Charles Dougherty announced Tuesday. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Though he declined to say how long his contract now runs, Ferry said “we’re going to be here for a while.” Ferry has compiled a 33-58 record in his three years at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 6:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-cole-gets-paid-06-30-15Penguins -Penguins defenseman Ian Cole (right) got paid. -“I wanted to go nowhere else and, fortunately for me, they wanted me to come back, too.” - Cole. -Don't expect the Penguins to re-sign any of their pending unrestricted free agents prior to the start of the free agent signing period Wednesday. -The Penguins extended qualifying offers to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:56 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-releases-2015-non-conference-schedule (Photo: Matt Freed / Post-Gazette) Duquesne released its 2015 non-conference schedule Monday, a slate of games that features three matchups against teams from Power Five conferences. The most notable of those will come Dec. 4 at Consol Energy Center when the Dukes play Pitt in the City Game, a series in which the Panthers have won the past 14 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
piece-of-cakeThe Supreme Court has made it official. As some had expected, they ruled in favor of upholding gay marriages from one state to another. This ruling, along with the precious ruling on DOMA, has pretty much settles the argument in terms of the law. Will it quiet the intolerant bigots out there who want to deny some people the right to legally marry the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:13 pm by Craig Meyer
mountaineers-underdogs-in-four-of-five-golden-nugget-games (Photo: Getty) Last week, the Golden Nugget became the first Las Vegas sportsbook to open betting on individual college football games for the 2015 season. Five of those games involve West Virginia, with the Mountaineers opening as an underdog in four of those matchups. Those select games are: Oct. 3 at Oklahoma (+10) Oct. 10 vs. Oklahoma ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 3:00 pm by
toomey-s-up-with-first-adFifteen months before he will face voters in the November 2016 general election, Sen. Pat Toomey is airing the first television commercial of his re-election campaign beginning Tuesday.        The Republican's ad highlights his efforts to enact legislation designed to make it easier for schools to identify sex...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 1:36 pm by Doug Oster
take-time-to-enjoy-the-little-things-in-the-gardenJewelweed is a great pollinator plant. I didn't get these plants pulled early and the peas used them for support. When the peas are done, the jewelweed will probably be done blooming and can be removed. Photos by Doug Oster Tiny green, luminescent bees dance around the pink petals of cosmos flowers. It's a stunning color combination and one which is ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:55 am by Sara Bauknecht
fgi-pittsburgh-talks-next-steps-for-fledgling-fashion-groupMembers of the Pittsburgh provisional chapter of Fashion Group International came together last week to discuss what can and needs to be done to secure the city's permanent status in the elite fashion group. "We really need to step up our game," said FGI Pittsburgh president Stephanie Taylor. To become a full-fledged chapter, Pittsburgh ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 10:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-re-sign-cole-06-29-15 The Penguins have re-signed pending restricted free agent defenseman Ian Cole to a three-year contract worth a total of $6.3 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $825,000, Cole's new deal will have a cap hit of $2.1 million. Cole, 26, appeared in 74 games last season and scored 17 points (five goals, 12 assists). Acquired in a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:45 am by
perry-on-politics-once-lost-obama-now-is-foundThe casket of Rev. Clementa Pinckney sits beneath the podium as President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy during his funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Pundits and commentators agreed that Barack Obama, in his second term in office, was a lame duck, a tarnished president who would spend the...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 5:09 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-29-15Penguins -“There aren’t as many top-end guys, what you would call the ‘impact guys.'" Jim Rutherford on the crop of potential unrestricted free agent players this offseason. Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division -The Hurricanes are trying to sign captain/forward Eric Staal (right) to a long-term contract extension. -New Devils head coach John ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:40 am by Barbara Vancheri
jurassic-world-roars-to-a-half-billion-dollars-in-north-america  That sound you hear? It’s the dinos flattening the competition — still — at the box office.    “Jurassic World” was No. 1 again, bumping comedy “Ted 2” to third place behind the Pixar sensation “Inside Out” (although a coworker said his family thought it was a bit of a downer).    With Wednesday’s opening of “Magic ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 June 2015 9:55 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-28-15Penguins -General manager Jim Rutherford is still looking for a top-six winger. -Second rounder Daniel Sprong (above) took a tumble from first-round projections. -Scouting Sprong. -Scouting fifth rounder Dominik Simon. -Scouting sixth rounder Frederik Tiffels. -"I think Pittsburgh got the steal of the draft, and I think they feel the same way. ... Read More and Comment