Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 6:35 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
predators-at-penguins-02-01-15 -That was ugly. In a sequence of games which have been getting less and less pretty since right before the new calendar year, this was just a limp, lethargic, flat, lifeless outing for a team barely keeping it's head above water since the Christmas break. They played this game the way Marshawn Lunch approached press conferences. -Keep in mind too, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:11 pm by Barbara Vancheri
american-sniper-now-highest-grossing-war-movie    “American Sniper” shows little sign of slowing down, pulling in another nearly $32 million at the box office and boosting its North American gross to almost $250 million. It stars Bradley Cooper, pictured above, as the title character of Chris Kyle.   “It is now the highest-grossing war film ever (unadjusted for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:24 am by Barbara Vancheri
how-to-train-your-dragon-2-big-winner-at-annie-awards  More love for “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” this time at the Annie Awards honoring the best in animation.    The sequel took the honor for best animated feature from the International Animated Film Society-Hollywood which held its awards ceremony Saturday night. It emerged from a field that also included “The Lego Movie,” “Big ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 10:07 am by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-predators-02-01-14A preview of the Predators. When and where: 2 p.m., EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Tennessee. Record: 31-11-6, 68 points. The Predators are in first place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Center Mike Ribeiro, 43 points (10 goals, 33 assists). Last Game: 3-0 road loss to the Avalanche Friday. Goaltender Marek Mazanec ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 9:19 am by Sharon Eberson
going-on-an-on-demand-movie-spree-the-humbling-and-wild-cardOn evenings when I'm not at a live-performance or movie theater or having a girl's night out — or both — I watch lot of TV. A lot. You might know that if you listen to the weekly Tuned In podcast where I chat with colleagues Rob Owen and Maria Sciullo and I usually talk up "The Flash," "Arrow," "Sleepy Hollow," BBC America shows ... you get the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 5:27 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-02-01-15Penguins -Christian Ehrhoff's head injury has led the Penguins to team Kris Letang (above) and Simon Despres together. -Welcome back Evgeni Malkin ... to practice. -Derrick Pouliot was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while Andrew Ebbett was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. -EN Says: With Ehrhoff absent, Pouliot is needed to replace some of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
democracy-footballThe Citizens United ruling has reared its ugly head in the form of the Koch brothers who plan to dump nearly a billion dollars into the 2016 campaign. They will essentially be buying the election they want. So much for democracy.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:32 pm by Craig Meyer
a-farewellThese kind of posts are typically a little self-indulgent, so I'll try my best to keep it brief. When I first took over the Robert Morris beat as a 22 year old barely five months out of college, I saw it as an incredible opportunity. I truly did. College basketball had been a part of my life for longer than I could remember and here I was, given the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 7:53 pm by Craig Meyer
robert-morris-unable-to-get-over-hump-in-71-68-loss-to-bryant Even as his Robert Morris team won four consecutive games and raced to a tie atop the Northeast Conference standings, Andy Toole knew all the pieces didn’t quite fit together. On a roster that features a combined 10 years of Division I experience, one flaw was particularly glaring – immaturity. Toole’s players weren’t necessarily immature ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 7:52 pm by Craig Meyer
rapid-reaction-bryant-71-robert-morris-68Robert Morris saw its season-high four-game win streak come to an abrupt and somewhat unexpected end in a 71-68 loss to Bryant Saturday afternoon, dropping it into a second-place tie with the Bulldogs in the Northeast Conference standings. Here are the key points of how it went down: Turning point: It'd be easier (and maybe make more sense) to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 5:31 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
despres-letang-experiment-worked-out-well-01-31-15  With defensman Christian Ehrhoff sidelined due to a potential concussion, the Penguins switched around their defensive duos and paired Simon Despres (above) and Kris Letang in last night's 2-1 win against the Devils. While each have been used sporadically over the last few seasons, each said it was the first time they had played an entire game ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 3:54 pm by Mike White
central-catholic-s-petrishen-chooses-penn-stateCentral Catholic defensive back Johnny Petrishen today "tweeted" a photo of himself holding a Penn State jersey, with Penn State coach James Franklin and assistant Terry Smith at his side. Next football season, Petrishen will wear a Penn State jersey for real. Petrishen, one of the top defensive backs in the state, announced on his Twitter account ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 9:12 am by Doug Oster
love-blooms-at-ancient-italian-villa Silvia Casarotto and Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni have dedicated their lives to the preservation of Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Bisuschio, Italy. Photos by Doug Oster Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part occasional series on gardens in Northern Italy. Barbara Simoneschi looks out the window toward the courtyard at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 2:52 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-01-31-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “I just tried to put it on net. It wasn’t the hardest shot, but it went in.” - Simon Despres on his overtime goal. -The Bergen (N.J.) Record's recap. “He did a good job pulling it across and snapping it back against. It’s tough when it’s coming [through] traffic like that. I would have ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:00 am by Peter Smith
one-degree-of-thomas-mertonOn today's centenary of the birth of Thomas Merton, the vastly influential Roman Catholic monk and author, it's worth remembering that he didn't just write classic books and think provocative thoughts. He also kept remarkable company. Amazingly so, for a cloistered monk who spent his last years as a hermit -- if you can call him that for all the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 8:44 pm by Dan Gigler
remembering-aunt-agnes  For a nonagenarian diehard Steelers fan, it was a fitting exit for a life well-lived and full of love for her favorite team. "Aunt" Agnes Falls in a 2008 photo. Four weeks ago when the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs, they didn’t just lose the game, but also a matriarch of their fan base: Ninety-six-year old “Aunt” Agnes (Tinnick) ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 6:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-devils-01-30-15PREGAME -You may remember that game more for when Letang was struck in the head by Montreal's Max Pacioretty. -Kunitz played in his 700th career game. -Game summary. -Event summary. Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 4:10 pm by
breaking-mccord-admits-to-strong-arming-donors-resigns-immediatelyNow we know.State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to strong-arming potential campaign donors and resign his post effective immediately, according to a video statement the Philadelphia resident released today.A statement from Mr. McCord's attorneys, at Welsh & Recker in...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 3:56 pm by
poll-pennsylvania-loves-punxsutawney-philPunxsutawney Phil in 2008. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)In the heat of last year's gubernatorial race, we developed a real fondness for a good polling post. And, frankly, we've missed those looks at polling figures.But thanks to our friends at Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, N.C., we have a chance to write about a poll that's both timely and...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 30 January 2015 4:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-devils-01-30-15A preview of the Devils. When and where: 7 p.m, EST, Prudential Center. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus, TVA. Record: 18-22-8, 44 points. The Devils are in seventh place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Adam Henrique, 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists). Last Game: 2-1 home shootout win to the Maple Leafs Monday. ... Read More and Comment