Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:27 pm by Mike White
wpial-playoff-picture-who-is-in-so-farThe WPIAL football regular season wraps up this weekend. Who is in and who is out of playoff contention? Well, so far 53 of the 64 spots have been filled. There are three conferences in both Class AAAA and AAA. In those two classes, the top five teams in each conference qualify along with one "wild-card" sixth place team. In Class AA and AA, there ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 11:56 am by Barbara Vancheri
fury-wins-box-office-battle Brad Pitt won the war of the weekend box office with “Fury,” which bumped “Gone Girl” out of the top slot.    Bolstered by a cast that includes Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal, “Fury” earned an estimated $23.5 million.    Doing incredibly well in limited release is “Birdman" starring Michael ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 6:42 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-19-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “It’s fun to see him when he’s out there doing that.” - Sidney Crosby on Evgeni Malkin. -Newsday's recap. "We had our chances. There's just some little things we need to be better at." - Islanders captain/forward John Tavares. -The Associated Press' recap. "We scored and they didn't. That ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:00 am by Dan Gigler
1974-flashback-sp-sputtering-st-steelers-winIn recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Steelers first Super Bowl season, the Post-Gazette is reprinting the game story from each week of that year. This story was first published on Oct. 14, 1974. Sp-Sputtering St-Steelers Win By Vito Stellino / Post-Gazette Sports Writer The Steelers continue to resemble an Evel Knievel rocket ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
ebola-czarIt is estimated that in the U.S. an average of 24,000 people a year die from the flu (some figures say 36,000). Only one death has been attributed to Ebola. Why do we need a czar? Relax people! Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 5:38 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
islanders-at-penguins-10-18-14PREGAME 0:14: Maatta is sent off for holding. 0:00: End of game. Penguins 3, Islanders 1. POSTGAME -This wasn't a pretty game. It was definitely hard-fought, combative and very competitive. But after three fairly back-and-fourth run-and-gun affairs, the Penguins had to grind out a pretty ugly victory. -Once again, special teams were the story ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 3:21 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-islanders-10-18-14A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus. Record: 4-0-0, 8 points. The Islanders are in 1st place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: John Tavares, 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 4-3 home shootout win against the Sharks, Thursday. Nick Leddy ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 2:04 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
halftime-west-virginia-24-no-4-baylor-20 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s halftime, and West Virginia is down to Icky Banks and Ricky Rumph as their starting cornerbacks. Daryl Worley injured himself on a diving, muffed punt. Terrell Chestnut was eliminated on a vicious block from Baylor receiver Corey Coleman. Tailback Rushel Shell is out for now. Center Tyler Orlosky left for a bit, too, but ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 1:41 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
dupuis-status-a-game-time-decision   Two days after he left Consol Energy Center on a stretcher, Penguins' right winger Pascal Dupuis fully participated in a morning skate today prior to this team's game against the Islanders. Dupuis (above, shooting on goaltender Thomas Greiss), appeared to have no limitations during the skate. Dupuis was injured during the second period of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 1:30 pm by Sara Bauknecht
get-your-rogi-fashions-at-pittsburgh-pierogi-fest Grab your sunglasses and silverware and head to Stage AE today for the second annual Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest. In addition to food from several vendors, spice up your style with pierogi fashions from the vendor marketplace. There are earrings, T-shirts, baby clothes, pillows, aprons -- all inspired by Pittsburgh's favorite food! See more of what to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 8:19 am by Doug Oster
unique-and-wonderful-garden-combines-antiques-and-plants  Bob McDonough, who owns McDonough Antiques in Lawrenceville picks 'San Marzano' tomatoes from the garden behind his shop. Photos by Doug Oster By Doug Oster / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One of the first thing you see when entering the antique store are these beautiful tomatoes.The first thing most customers notice when walking into Bob ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 October 2014 3:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-18-14Penguins -A day after leaving the ice on a stretcher, Pascal Dupuis was back on skates. -The Penguins will have their hands full with an improved Islanders team tonight. -Sidney Crosby is the first Penguins player to score goals in the first three games of a season in 18 years. -Mike Johnston speaks: -Happy times for the Ducks. Not so much for ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 7:10 pm by Mike White
live-friday-night-blog-pine-richland-vs-central-catholicLive blog from Pine-Richland vs Central Catholic. To view score updates, look to the right of this blog at the Twitter account for @PGVarsityXtra. If you have a score update, tweet with #wpial. FINAL SCORE: PINE-RICHLAND 48, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28 Wow. What a performance. Yes, Pine-Richland is for real. PINE-RICHLAND 45, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28 Right down ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 2:41 pm by
eakin-accuses-mccaffery-of-threats-in-email-scandalThings are likely to be a little tense when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court returns to session in Harrisburg Nov. 17.A second justice of the court, J. Michael Eakin, has admitted to receiving pornographic emails – and he's blaming Justice Seamus McCaffery, who apologized on Thursday for sending explicit emails, for threatening to make public those ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 2:39 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
fast-start-for-crosby-10-17-14 Sidney Crosby made a bit of history last night by becoming the first Penguins player in 18 years to score goals in the first three games of a season. It's the 12th time a Penguins player has accomplished this feat: Season Player, position 1974-75 Bob Kelly, LW 1975-76 Syl Apps, Jr., C 1977-78 Greg Malone, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 10:30 am by
florida-governor-candidates-feud-over-fanThe fan in question. (Associated Press photo)It's not just us. Even if it may feel like it, Pennsylvania hasn't cornered the market on election-related weirdness. In Florida, current governor Rick Scott, a Republican, is in a tight race against former governor Charlie Crist, who recently changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 9:00 am by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-hello-city-of-dumplingsIt's Pierogi-fest time here in the City of Dumplings! Tomorrow, Stage AE is going to be packed with 5-7,000 pierogi enthusiasts looking to have great food and lots of fun! Check out this week's Setting the Seen as style editor, Sara Bauknecht and I, get a sneak preview of all-things-pierogi! Until next time...we'll be seeing you! Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 8:42 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-10-17-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. Pascal Dupuis left in the second period after being hit in the neck by a puck. -The Dallas Morning News' recap. “In the moments after that, it is tough. We have been around for tough situations, and that one scared us as much as it scared the Penguins.” - Stars coach Lindy Ruff on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gay-loving-socialistPope Francis has proven himself to be a breath of fresh air compared to other more conservative Popes. He is a Christian leader who actually follows the example of Jesus. Imagine that.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 October 2014 12:26 am by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-21-virginia-tech-16 Well, Pitt finished Thursday night with more points on the scoreboard than Virginia Tech and, really, that's what is most important. It wasn't pretty, but the Panthers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 21-16 victory against Virginia Tech. Whether this win serves as a turning point for the Panthers' season or just another example of ACC ... Read More and Comment