Category: Sports


SWAC banking on Celebration Bowl for money, prestige


Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp talks to media during the NCAA college football conference’s media gathering, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (Butch Dill/The Advocate via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ The Southwestern Athletic Conference is all-in when it comes to the Celebration Bowl, banking on it to put the league on better financial footing.

Column: Phil the Thrill is just playing the percentages


Phil Mickelson adjust his hat as he walks off the first tee during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) _ Maybe everyone has had it all wrong about

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Chris Stewart gets doused by Josh Bell as he waits to be interviewed after a 4-2 Pirates win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Vick needs to ‘Get Out’ of the Sunken Place

Michael Vick

Former NFL QB Michael Vick suggested that Colin Kaepernick NFL unemployment has more to do with his hairstyle than his protest of the national anthem.

“O.J. like, ‘I’m not Black, I’m O.J.’……OK.” – JAY-Z, The Story of O.J.

Inside Conditions …Savran: Popular sports show axed ‘by people that didn’t live in Pittsburgh’


(Part 2 of a two-part series)

In July 2009, there were players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster with names like: Trai Essex, Willie Colon, Doug Legursky and Aaron Smith. All have long since departed from the Steelers. At the same time, the voice of Stan Savran was in jeopardy of departing from the Pittsburgh sportscasting scene as well.

Pittsburgh’s Vintage Grand Prix

PITTSBURGH’S VINTAGE GRAND PRIX was held July 15-16, as vintage sports cars raced through the streets of Schenley Park. Courier photographer J.L. Martello captured the event in photos.


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Don’t give ‘The Juice’ 30 years for breaking into a hotel room!

THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY—O.J. Simpson, with lead defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, during Simpson’s double-murder trial, of which he was found not guilty on October 3, 1995. Simpson will have a parole hearing on July 20 pertaining to his conviction on robbery charges stemming from a hotel incident in Las Vegas in 2007. (AP Photo)

Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

At left, in a Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. At right, in a Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/File)

Steelers, RB Le’Veon Bell fail to reach long-term deal


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and star running back Le’Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, meaning Bell will play on a one-year tender this season.

Pirates OF Starling Marte humbled in return from suspension

In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) takes the field for an opening day baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)