Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 1:16 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-05-04-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Defenseman John Carlson, 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road loss to the Penguins in Game 3. Captain/left winger Alex Ovechkin (right) had a goal and an assist for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:00 pm by Brian Batko
hello-brian-batko-dukes-dispatches-duquesne-basketball-blog  Greetings, Dukes fans. It’s a pleasure to let you know I’m taking over for Craig Meyer on the Duquesne men’s basketball beat, as he heads up the road to Oakland to cover Pitt. It had become something of a dream of mine to be a full-time reporter writing about a college basketball team, and I intend to match your passion for Duquesne ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 9:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-recall-oleksy-sestito-05-04-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -The Penguins recalled defenseman Steve Olesky (above) and defenseman Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. Olesky, 30, appeared in 63 AHL games this season and had 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) and a team-leading 123 penalty minutes. Sestito, 28, has played in 41 AHL games this season and had 14 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:40 pm by Mike White
a-look-at-the-case-of-five-football-players-who-transferred-from-ambridge  Just by sheer numbers, the case of the Ambridge football transfers was unusual. Maybe one of a kind. Within the past two months, five players left Ambridge and transferred to other schools. These weren’t just any players. The starting quarterback, the two leading rushers, the leading receiver and the only returning lineman all transferred. And ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 6:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
letang-suspended-one-game-for-hit-on-johansson-05-03-16 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was suspended one game by the NHL for his high hit against Capitals left winger Marcus Johnsson during Game 3 of their second round series Monday. The NHL's Department of Player Safety produced a video explaining the suspension: Patrick Burke, director the NHL's Department of Player Safety, states: “Johansson ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
47-stopsThese Stanley Cup playoffs are pretty exciting. The Capitals outplayed the Penguins on Monday night. If not for one rookie goalie, all hope would have been lost. Now the rest of the team has to step up. GO PENS!    Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 1:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-capitals-05-03-16Playoff StuffPenguins-Capitals  -Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL over an interference penalty he took against Capitals right winger Marcus Johansson during the first period of Game 1. -“He obviously leaves his feet and hits me in the head. I guess that’s the kind of play you want out of the league. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:31 am by Elizabeth Bloom
cineshape-opens-the-pittsburgh-festival-of-new-musicThe Pittsburgh Festival of New Music is coming back. The last installment, in 2014, was a highlight of the musical year, and this one has some intriguing offerings on tap. I'll be writing a full article about the festivities next week, ahead of a flash mob performance of Stravinsky's "The Firebird" in Market Square (!), but there is one event ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:16 am by Craig Meyer
a-farewell Anyone who has followed Duquesne for any amount of time is accustomed to turnover. Things can only remain the same for so long in college athletics and at a school whose marquee program hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since 1977, things really don’t stay intact for very long. While I’m not delusional about my own importance – newspaper writers are ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:11 am by Scott Mervis
tickets-for-goldenvoice-go-on-sale-monday  Goldenvoice, aka "Oldchella," is officially on for October in Indio, Calif. The lineup will be: Friday Night - October 7THE ROLLING STONES · BOB DYLAN Saturday Night - October 8PAUL McCARTNEY · NEIL YOUNG Sunday Night - October 9ROGER WATERS · THE WHO Of the singers, Neil Young is the youngster here, at 70. And Dylan is the only ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:03 am by Mike White
wpial-to-have-hearings-with-six-ambridge-playersItems that fell off my laptop The WPIAL will have six eligibility hearings today - and all five will be with football players from Ambridge. Five Ambridge football players have transferred to other schools in the past two months. Included among the transfers are the team's quarterback, top running back and top receiver. Two went to Aliquippa. The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
even-dressing-as-a-backup-was-more-normal-for-fleury-05-02-16  One of the more surprising developments with the Penguins' 3-2 win was a player who dressed but did not play. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made his "return" to the Penguins' lineup as the backup goaltender to Matt Murray tonight. It was the first time Fleury had dressed in any capacity since suffering a concussion March 31. After the game, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
north-carolinaNot only does North Carolina have discriminatory bathroom laws, they also have discriminatory Voter ID laws to go with them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 2:17 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-capitals-xx-05-02-16  Observations from the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Capitals in Game 3: First things first, right winger Bryan Rust left the game in the first period after blocking a pair of shots on his first and only shift of the game. Head coach Mike Sullivan did not have an update on his status and described his injury as "lower-body." Rust injury ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 8:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-capitals-at-penguins-game-3-05-02-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Capitals game: -The original No. 3, Al MacNeil: -Rob Scuderi: -Mark Recchi: -Bob Errey: -Bill Guerin: -The man who scored the overtime goal against the Capitals in Game 5 of a 1995 Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Capitals, Luc Robitaille: -Michel Briere: -Kevin ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 7:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-capitals-at-penguins-05-02-16 A lot of attention has been directed to Capitals coach Barry Trotz's comments after today's morning skate. If you look at Twitter, it's a perfect illustration of what we think Trotz was doing. Here's the top trends in Pittsburgh at the moment: Trotz has all of the spotlight on him at the moment. He deflected it off of defenseman Brooks Orpik ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 3:13 pm by Edgar Ramirez
trendsburgh-what-were-yinz-tweeting-n-at-this-week  (Dominique Hildebrand/Post-Gazette) Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday, we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh throughout the day.  This week: May 2-May 6 Tuesday (Photo credit: Joan Marcus) #TonyAwards No surprise here: "Hamilton" set a record with 16 Tony ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 2:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-game-2-05-02-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Defenseman John Carlson (right), 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 2-1 home loss to the Penguins in Game 2. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 33 saves for the Capitals. Probable ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 2:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
trotz-disappointed-in-orpik-s-suspension-but-disappointed-but-not-surprised-based-on-who-we-re-playing-05-02-16 Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke with reporters after his team's morning skate. He expressed disappointment in the length of defenseman Brooks Orpik's three-game suspension for hitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in the head during Game 2. He also fired back at critics who called Orpik a "predator" and even suggested Maatta was injured before ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 1:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
orpik-it-was-a-bad-hit-05-02-16  Capitals defenseman Brooks Oprik spoke with reporters after this team's morning skate today at Consol Energy Center. It was the first time Orpik spoke publicly since he was suspended three games for hitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in the head during Game 2. Towards the end of his media availability today, Orpik appeared to get ... Read More and Comment