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Working the Count

Surprise! Pittsburgh's Soccer Team is Worthy of Your Attention

So what if the Riverhounds aren't a major-league team. If you're not going to their games, you are missing out.

Why Hate the Bandwagon Fan?

Do you get irritated at people jumping on to team’s bandwagons this time of year? Lighten up. Those fans make the sports world go ‘round.

Pittsburgh's Best (and Worst) Sports Uniforms of All Time

Sports teams are constantly reaching back into their history for throwback jerseys. But “retro” isn’t always a term of endearment when it comes to uniforms.
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Pirates

Pittsburghers Expect Results from Confident Gregory Polanco

Unlike previous top prospects, the Dominican-born outfielder joined the Pirates when they were playoff bound. This season, he knows he must find his place in the big leagues to help the team win a pennant.

Getting Better Over Time: PNC Park at 15

Adoration for PNC Park is near-universal. But would the park be the cherished baseball palace it is today if a few early proposals instead had become reality?

For the Pirates, Playoff Expectations are the New Normal

But is that a good thing?

Pittsburgh Pirates' Hurdle on Hip: 'I Feel Great'

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle talks about his recovery from hip replacement surgery.
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More Sports

Bigger and Better than Ever, Pittsburgh's Vintage Grand Prix

The annual Vintage Grand Prix charity event provides an automotive spectacle unmatched in North America.

On Par with Arnie, She is America's 'Queen of Golf'

The world of golf may have been slow to embrace women, but Sewickley amateur Carol Semple Thompson always has found her way into the club.

Last in the Water But First at the Finish Line

Penn State Behrend swimmer Mia Pietropola’s deafness may give her competitors an advantage at the starting blocks. She beats them anyway.
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Steelers

Finally Home: How Pittsburgh Won Over Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu came to Pittsburgh craving the California sun. Nearly a dozen years later, he shares a rare glimpse of the relationships he developed here — with his God, the Steelers Nation and the city he and his family now call home. One thing is certain: he never wants to leave.

Ryan Shazier Can Get the Job Done

The new Steelers linebacker brings more than speed and athleticism with him to Heinz Field.

Remembering Chuck Noll

Veteran journalist Bob Dvorchak looks back on the life of the Super Steelers’ celebrated coach.
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Penguins

Gotta See: Sidney Crosby Joins NHL Rivals for Unforgettable Sledge Hockey Game

Gatorade unveiled the video as part of a new commercial campaign during the world junior championship.

Penguins Profile: The Fearless Patric Hornqvist

The Penguin winger fits in easily with the team, thanks to his infectious personality and his mad dedication to confounding opposing goaltenders.

Mike Johnston’s Plan for Bringing the Cup Back to Pittsburgh

Via Nova Scotia, Australia, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Portland, the new Penguins coach arrives with championship expectations.

Why Can’t the NHL Stop Punching Itself in the Face?

Hockey’s unwritten code is hurting the league and its players.

9 Questions With Olli Maatta

Olli Maatta, the Penguins’ soft-spoken rookie defenseman, prefers to let his play on the ice do the talking.

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The 412

Pittsburgh-Area Fireworks: When & Where to Watch Them

You can get your fill of fireworks all weekend long, if you know where and when to look.

Historic Opportunity: Pittsburgh's Oldest House for Sale

The home was built the same year George Washington won his second term in office.

Report: Penguins Try But Fail to Acquire Blackhawk's Brandon Saad

Instead, the Pittsburgh-area hockey phenom is headed to Columbus.

Tamari to Disappear from Pittsburgh Restaurant Scene

Tamari's owners have decided to close their Warrendale location.

Think You Could Be a Reality-TV Star? Here's Your Chance

The producers of "The Next Reality Star: Pittsburgh" share some do's and don'ts for potential candidates.

Rare Video: How Pittsburgh Was Promoted in 1928

This short film was shot as a tourism video by a company in the Netherlands.
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