Father Fights In Court To Stop His Son From Playing Football « CBS Pittsburgh

March 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  UPPER ST. CLAIR (KDKA) — In the words of his father, No. 21 plays like a bull and wears his bruises like badges, but in his young life, Upper St. Clair running back and linebacker Antonio Orsini has already suffered three concussions. His father, John Orsini, has seen enough. Fear that his son will suffer permanent brain damage and diminished mental capacity has driven John to extraordinary lengths.   […] READ MORE

Penguins move into first place, defeat Flyers

March 8, 2018 wpanews 0

  Sidney Crosby’s continued dominance of the Flyers helped the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins move back into first place. Conor Sheary scored two goals, Crosby had three assists and Pittsburgh surged into the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night. Phil Kessel, Jamie Oleksiak and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who have won three straight. Pittsburgh (39-25-4, […] READ MORE

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies | Local | Eugene, Oregon

March 7, 2018 wpanews 1

PORTLAND — The state Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a letter to state legislative leaders Tuesday that the bureau would accept complaints from Oregonians who feel they have been discriminated against by new gun sales policies. The action comes after Tyler Watson, 20, from Gold Hill filed lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a […] READ MORE

Sir Roger Bannister obituary

March 4, 2018 wpanews 0

On a blustery spring evening in Oxford in the 1950s, Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, became an athlete of world renown, establishing himself as the most celebrated British sportsman of the period following the second world war. He never won an Olympic title, he set only one individual world record (which he relinquished after barely six weeks) and he retired from running at the height of his powers […] READ MORE

CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods announces company will no longer sell assault-style rifles

February 28, 2018 wpanews 0

  CEO Edward Stack released an open letter about the changes, which come after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “When we saw what the kids were going through and the grief of the parents and the kids who were killed in Parkland, we felt we needed to do something,” Stack said during an appearance on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning. Stack’s announcement comes after the Feb. 14 shooting […] READ MORE

Penguins goalie Matt Murray diagnosed with a concussion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 27, 2018 wpanews 0

SAM WERNER Pittsburgh Post-Gazette swerner@post-gazette.com The Penguins’ goaltending depth will face a significant test over the next few games. Matt Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion, coach Mike Sullivan announced Tuesday. He will not play Tuesday night against the Devils and will miss an indefinite amount of time. Murray was hit in the head with a puck in practice Monday, off a shot from defenseman Olli Maatta, and left the session […] READ MORE

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea – BBC News

February 26, 2018 wpanews 0

South Korea’s president met a top North Korean general at the end of the Winter Olympics. The announcement came after Gen Kim Yong-chol met South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. The US state department responded by saying nuclear disarmament must be the end goal of “any dialogue”. “We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the […] READ MORE

Florida Panthers 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 5

February 25, 2018 wpanews 0

Evgenii Dadonov records his first career NHL hat trick as the Florida Panthers held on for the wild win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Evgenii Dadonov scored with 1:53 to play to complete a hat trick and give the Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Dadonov beat goalie Matt Murray on a one-timer off Aleksander Barkov‘s pass for the winner. “The old saying, your best players […] READ MORE

Penguins Acquire Derick Brassard In 3-Team Trade « CBS Pittsburgh

February 24, 2018 wpanews 0

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired center Derick Brassard in a three-team trade with the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights. In exchange, the Pens are sending defenseman Ian Cole, goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson, their 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 third-round draft pick to Ottawa, and forward Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick to Vegas. Source: Penguins Acquire Derick Brassard In 3-Team Trade « CBS Pittsburgh

Women’s gold medal game an instant classic and a win for all of hockey – Chicago Tribune

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0

Who needs the NHL? Certainly, this was the only gold medal hockey game that matters at these Winter Olympics. Some will surely say this was a victory for women’s hockey. That would be selling it short. This was a victory for all of hockey.  “They played great. We played great,” Canadian forward Marie-Philip Poulin said, her voice barely above a whisper. “It just shows how much women’s hockey is growing. […] READ MORE

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

In the downhill at what’s believed to be her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain. “I gave it all today, skied a great race. Sofia just skied better than I did,” Vonn said, referring to the top finisher, Italy’s Sofia Goggia. “I thought I executed the line really well on the whole course, perhaps too well,” Vonn said. “I tried […] READ MORE

Penguins overtake Capitals, jump into first place in Metropolitan Division

February 20, 2018 wpanews 0

Sunday in Columbus, the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 5-2. The victory marked the Penguins fifth-straight win, and you guys, I have some bad news. With Washington sputtering, the Penguins (74 standings points) overtook the Capitals (73) and now lead the Metropolitan Division. FIRST PLACE IN THE METROPOLITAN DIVISION! Source: Penguins overtake Capitals, jump into first place in Metropolitan Division

2018 Westminster Dog Show Best in Show Winner | PEOPLE.com

February 14, 2018 wpanews 3

  It’s what all the dogs are barking about: Flynn the Bichon Frise won Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night. As always, the competition was fluffy and fierce, but it was Flynn aka GCHP CH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love, with help from his handler Bill McFadden, who beat out thousands of other canines from 202 breeds to win the coveted […] READ MORE

American Jamie Anderson defends Olympic gold in tough slopestyle performance | Fox News

February 12, 2018 wpanews 3

Jamie Anderson defended her title in Olympic women’s slopestyle snowboarding on Monday, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Source: American Jamie Anderson defends Olympic gold in tough slopestyle performance | Fox News

Kidnapped mother of Pirates player Elias Diaz reportedly rescued

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH — The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has been rescued after being kidnapped last week, CBS Pittsburgh reports. Multiple reports out of Venezuela say at least six people were detained Saturday after confessing that they were involved in the kidnapping. Five of those detained were reportedly police officers, including an officer who lived next door to Diaz. The governor of the Venezuelan state of Zulia tweeted Sunday that Diaz’s mother, Ana […] READ MORE