Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 9:16 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-snow-dayThe holidays are quickly approaching, but have you been able to just take a moment and enjoy all the wonderful things to do downtown? From ice skating to shopping the holiday market, see what Sara and I did on our "snow day." (And check out some tasty treats we picked up along the way!) Until next time...we'lll be seeing you! Follow ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 6:07 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “The way we’re playing, we’re not giving other teams too much. It’s been making my job a little easier.” - Marc-Andre Fleury (above, catching up with old teammate Maxime Talbot) on recording his career-best sixth shutout of the season. -The Denver Post's recap. "I felt good, I felt ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 12:19 am by Seth Rorabaugh
avalanche-at-penguins-12-19-14 -For a game with 13 former first-round picks on the ice, including quite a few No. one, two and three overall picks, there' weren't a tone offensive fireworks. Sure, there were lots and lots of shots but only one goal. That was scored by Blake Comeau and gave the Penguins a 1-0 win against the Avalanche tonight. -In essence, this game came down to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
cold-war-embargoNormalizing relations with Cuba is way overdue. Fifty years of cold war embargo have not done a thing but hurt the people.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:32 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
crosby-a-game-time-decision Penguins center Sidney Crosby could to the lineup for tonight's home game against the Avalanche after missing three games due to the mumps. He centered the team's first line with Evgeni Malkin on the left wing and Patric Hornqvist on the right wing at today's morning skate. “It's been a boring week, that's for sure” the Penguins' captain - pictured ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 2:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-avalanche-12-81-14A preview of the Avalanche. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Altitude (Denver market), NHL Network (rest of the United States), SportsNet 360, TVA2. Record: 10-13-7, 27 points. The Avalanche is in last place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Center Matt Duchene, 20 points (10 goals, 10 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:47 am by Mike White
blackhawk-s-omogrosso-nears-2-000-pointsChassidy Omogrosso has four "O's" in her last name. She will soon have three zeroes in her scoring total. Omogrosso is a senior guard on the Blackhawk girls basketball team who will, barring injury, reach 2,000 career points either tonight or Friday. Blackhawk plays Ellwood City tonight and Mercyhurst Prep Friday. Omogrosso has 1,972 points. She has ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:32 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-18-14Penguins -Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo were tested for mumps. -The NHL issued a memo to all 30 teams with a "more definitive protocol" for dealing with the mumps. -With Fleury ailing, the Penguins recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff (above) from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. Zatkoff, 27, has appeared in 15 games this season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:05 am by Barbara Vancheri
michael-keaton-talks-birdman-nicholson-cmu-with-kimmel Jack Nicholson said it all after watching “Birdman” with Michael Keaton and a couple of others. “Masterful, Keats,” he told him and “Thanks for making this movie because now I don’t have to.” Keaton, who does a pretty good imitation of Nicholson’s voice, told a few stories on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about their days filming “Batman” (Jack typically ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:12 pm by Sam Werner
notes-from-chryst-s-wisconsin-press-conferenceMADISON, Wis. — As I'm sure many of you know, there's more significant news in Pitt's athletic department tonight, with the removal of Steve Pederson from the post of athletic director. But here are a few Pitt-related notes from Paul Chryst's introductory press conference here in Madison this evening... - Chryst said that, while he was excited to take ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:25 pm by Mike White
piaa-upholds-wpial-rulings-on-two-lincoln-park-basketball-playersThe PIAA had appeal hearings today with two boys basketball players who had transferred to Lincoln Park in the past year. The PIAA upheld the WPIAL on both cases. Nick Aloi was ruled ineligible to play at Lincoln Park until Jan. 21. Aloi transferred from Ellwood City to Lincoln Park on Jan. 21 of this year and the WPIAL ruled the move was at least ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
taliban-behaviorRecent stories of CIA torture make it hard to criticize other countries for their own human rights violations. We are still better than places like Pakistan and Afghanistan ... but sometimes it feels a little too similar.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 2:25 pm by Sam Werner
a-few-thoughts-on-the-impending-coaching-searchWith Paul Chryst set to be named Wisconsin's next head coach this evening, Pitt is about to undertake its fourth coaching search in the last five years. While the university officials were holding out hope over the past week that Chryst would reconsider, they have also been preparing what has been a poorly-kept secret basically since Gary Andersen left ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
engelland-some-days-it-s-still-pretty-shocking-12-14-14 You weren't the one the only one surprised by the three-year, $8.75 million contract Deryk Engelland got from the Flames this past offseason. Engelland was too. "I was in shock," Engelland admitted prior to Friday's 3-1 loss for the Flames at Consol Energy Center, his first game in Pittsburgh since leaving the Penguins as a free agent in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:37 am by Mike White
ambridge-coach-jula-wins-500thMark Jula joined an elite group of WPIAL boys basketball coaches with a win Tuesday night. Ambridge defeated Ellwood City, 69-37, to give Jula his 500th career win. Fewer than 20 WPIAL coaches have 500 career wins. The only active coaches known to have 500 wins are Ringgold's Phil Pergola, Monessen's Joe Salvino, Central Catholic's Chuck Crummie and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 6:19 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-12-17-14Penguins -Beau Bennett has officially been diagnosed with the mumps. He joins Sidney Crosby as the only two members of the Penguins who have been diagnosed. -Bobby Farnham has thrown a body check or two during his professional career. -Former Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun was popular and also "silly." -The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:50 pm by Maria Sciullo
pittsburgh-s-chris-jamison-finishes-third-on-the-voice-but-what-s-the-deal-with-that-craig-wayne-boyd-interviewWell, that was super-awkward. It's not unusual for media types to get tangled up in the post-show interview area at big events. But when WPXI hired Los Angeles -based Stephanie Stanton to get a quote or two from Chris Jamison, a Ross man who'd just finished third on NBC's 'The Voice,' it got more than it bargained for. Instead of Jamison, she was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:32 pm by Barbara Vancheri
carmike-won-t-play-the-interview  Variety has just reported that the New York premiere of "The Interview" has been canceled. That came on the heels of word that Carmike Cinemas had scrapped plans to show the movie.  The news came hours after hackers’ threats that evoked 9/11 and seemed to target theaters playing the comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 7:58 pm by Dan Gigler
knights-in-steelers-serviceIn what was a particularly inspired showing Sunday by Steelers fans at a road game (which is really saying something given Pittsburgh fans' propensity for taking over stadia across the land) even head coach Mike Tomlin took a moment to acknowledge postgame, saying, "I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Steeler Nation. They were special in the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
popular-vokoun-was-silly-12-16-14 Tomas Vokoun's professional career began in 1995-96 with the Wheeling Thunderbirds, the precursor to the Nailers. As a 19-year-old Czech who spoke little English and didn't have a drivers license, he had to take special measures to get to the rink from his apartment. “I had to sit every morning by the window,” Vokoun said in a 2013 interview with ... Read More and Comment