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Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

post-gazette.com — PHOENIX - The Bus is headed to Canton. Befitting the relentless, bruising, running style that made him the sixth leading rusher in NFL history and helped make the Steelers Super Bowl champs, Jerome Bettis today was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his fifth try.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @PittsburghPG: Dan Rooney on @JeromeBettis36: “He was a leader in the locker room, no question about that. It’s great he made it." post-gazette.com/sports/steeler…

Jan 31, 2015

@steelersPG: Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame bit.ly/16daFz7” congrats to The Bus

Penguins notebook: Evgeni Malkin on the mend and on the move

post-gazette.com — Penguins center Evgeni Malkin resumed practicing Saturday at Southpointe, but will not be in the lineup for today's home game against the Nashville Predators. He has been skating on his own while recovering from a groin injury that has sidelined him for four games. "I feel so much better," Malkin said.
Feb 01, 2015

#Penguins notes: Malkin (groin) is out, Bennett knows he has to play better & how Canadian dollars impacts the NHL: bit.ly/1CmyaTJ

Penguins' Simon Despres-Kris Letang pairing benefits both

post-gazette.com — Penguins defenseman Simon Despres experienced a few firsts in Friday's 2-1 overtime win at New Jersey. In addition to scoring the first overtime goal of his career, he spent an entire game on a defensive pairing with Kris Letang. "It's the first time I played a whole game with him," Despres said.
Feb 01, 2015

Christian Ehrhoff's injury has led the #Penguins to team up Kris Letang and Simon Despres: bit.ly/1tNGCbo

'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins grand jury, audience awards at Sundance Film Festival

post-gazette.com — "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize -- the most coveted honor of all -- along with the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night in Park City, Utah. Turns out that festival jurors and audiences love "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" as much as critics.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @PittsburghPG: 'Me & Earl & the Dying Girl' wins U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival bit.ly/15XCbzN

Penguins Blog - PG Blogs

sportsblogs.post-gazette.com — Center Andrew Ebbett and right winger Bryan Rust each recorded two assists for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (24-18-1-3) in a 6-2 home loss to the rival Lehigh Valley Phantom Saturday. Goaltender Matt Murray recorded the loss after making nine saves. Right winger Tom Kuhnhackl and left winger Scott Wilson scored goals for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton which had a four-game winning streak snapped.
Jan 31, 2015

Minor league report - #Penguins' winning streak snapped with loss to #Phantoms: bit.ly/1BIm41S

A Monday with Steelers running back Jerome Bettis

old.post-gazette.com — A day earlier, 62,661 people had paid to watch Jerome Bettis put a hurt on the Minnesota Vikings. He gained 81 yards on the ground and 16 yards through the air in a hard-fought 21-16 Steelers victory. That was Dec. 2.
Jan 31, 2015

As Jerome Bettis is voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, remember the agony after a game, in words and photos: bit.ly/1zrW4JN

Former Pitt WR, Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald wins inaugural Art Rooney award

post-gazette.com — It only seems fitting that the inaugural winner of the NFL's Art Rooney Award is a player with Pittsburgh ties. Former Pitt receiver and Arizona Cardinals' star Larry Fitzgerald was named the award's first winner Saturday night in Phoenix. The award was created by the NFL this year to honor the player that demonstrates the best on-field sportsmanship.

Remembering Aunt Agnes

blogs.post-gazette.com — For a nonagenarian diehard Steelers fan, it was a fitting exit for a life well-lived and full of love for her favorite team. 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) Falls of the South Hills passed away roughly an hour after the final gun, according to her great niece, Mary Joyce Burger of Ross.
Jan 31, 2015

I knew Aunt Agnes. Went to her tailgate for years -- my brother still goes every week. RIP Aunt Agnes. blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/steeler…

Despres-Letang worked out well - 01-31-15

blogs.post-gazette.com — 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 together.
Jan 31, 2015

A chat with #Penguins assistant Gary Agnew on the Kris Letang-Simon Despres defensive pairing: bit.ly/1CMr35I pic.twitter.com/dWZsNuyY83

Penguins Blog - PG Blogs

sportsblogs.post-gazette.com — The Penguins assigned center Andrew Ebbett to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. In 21 NHL game this season, Ebbett has six points (one goal, five assists). Center Evgeni Malkin resumed practicing today at Southpointe today but said he would not be playing in Sunday's home game against the Nashville Predators.
Jan 31, 2015

Updated this post: The #Penguins recalled Derrick Pouliot and demoted Andrew Ebbett while Evgeni Malkin practiced: bit.ly/1DrbtdX

Jan 31, 2015

Brief post on the #Penguins: Andrew Ebbett went to the AHL, Evgeni Malkin practiced, no update on Christian Ehrhoff: bit.ly/1DrbtdX

Brewed On Grant: Undercover Dispute

blogs.post-gazette.com — County Controller Chelsa Wagner is threatening to withhold funds from VisitPittsburgh because they donated money to Bill Peduto's Undercover Boss episode. Some of that money is taxpayer money. I am not sure Wagner has the jurisdiction over VisitPittsburgh funds but she definitely wants the mayor to know she does not approve of the donation.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @jsilverpg: Clearly @billpeduto's Undercover Boss appearance was nothing if not a gift to @Rob_Rogers. blogs.post-gazette.com/opinion/rob-ro… … Embedded image permalink

New WGN America series to film in Western Pennsylvania

post-gazette.com — Late in 2015 at least two prime-time TV series scouted Western Pennsylvania as potential filming locations and on Friday cable network WGN America confirmed its upcoming series "Outsiders" will make Pittsburgh its home. Rita Cooper Lee, senior vice president of communications for WGN America and Tribune Studios, said the series, produced by Tribune Studios and Sony Pictures Television, does not yet have a production start date.

Empty Netter Assists - 01-31-15

blogs.post-gazette.com — Penguins -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.

Will Canton finally come calling for Jerome Bettis?

post-gazette.com — Linebacker Ray Lewis joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, the same year halfback Jerome Bettis arrived in Pittsburgh. Twice annually, the two would square off on opposite sides of the line, two titans of the game clashing in a semi-annual confrontation that lasted a full decade before the Bus retired.

Penguins Blog - PG Blogs

sportsblogs.post-gazette.com — Goaltender Matt Murray made 28 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (24-17-1-3) in a 5-0 shutout on the road against the Springfield Falcons Friday. Right wingers Tom Kostopoulos, Bryan Rust and left winger Conor Sheary each had a goal and an assist for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while center Nick Drazenovic recorded two assists.
Jan 31, 2015

Minor league report - Matt Murray leads the #Penguins to a 5-0 shutout of the #Falcons: bit.ly/1CkJRKr

Penguins at Devils - 01-30-15

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -Beau Bennett is scheduled to be out of the lineup tonight as a healthy scratch. This doesn't appear to be about him deserving this. Clearly, he hasn't been playing well as of late but the Penguins aren't a better team with Mark Arcobello in the lineup in place of Bennett.
Jan 30, 2015

Game blog up: What's different about Mike Johnston scratching Beau Bennett and Dan Bylsma scratching Beau Bennett: bit.ly/1zHar03

Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

post-gazette.com — HARRISBURG - Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said today that he would plead guilty to federal charges stemming from attempts in 2014 to use the influence of his office to sway prospective donors. "The facts are these," Mr. McCord said in a video statement.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @karen_langley: PA treasurer's lawyers say he'll plead guilty to federal charges for using his office to try to sway campaign donors post-gazette.com/news/state/201…

About the Devils - 01-30-15

blogs.post-gazette.com — A 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).
Jan 30, 2015

Previewing #Penguins-#Devils with a stab at lines, notes, etc.: bit.ly/1EUKIja (49th in an 82-part series.) pic.twitter.com/aUtURWkeIf