The Pittsburgh sports stories that matter.
Get unrivaled Pittsburgh sports coverage from the best newsroom in the game.


Get All access to The Athletic
Your teams. In-depth. Ad-free.


All-time greatest Super Bowl halftime show rankings: Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lead the way
Rhiannon Walker
Feb 13
Since the '90s, Super Bowl halftime shows have become full-on pop-culture-phenomenon moments. Here's a list of the best shows so far.
Yohe: Ranking Sidney Crosby’s 10 most memorable goals
Josh Yohe
Feb 12
Breaking down the 10 greatest goals Sidney Crosby has ever scored.
T.J. Watt opens up on DPOY award, family and his acceptance speech, including a shout-out to … the cafeteria workers?
Mark Kaboly
Feb 11
In a Q&A with The Athletic, Watt also discussed new Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and his offseason preparation.
Revisiting the Pirates’ designated hitter history. What now with a universal DH?
Rob Biertempfel
Feb 11
A trip through the Pirates' DH history, in all its glory. Yoshi Tsutsugo could fill the role this season, or outside options could emerge.
Inside the recruitment of Aaron Donald: How Pitt found an underrated gem who turned into a Super Bowl headliner
Audrey Snyder
Feb 11
Donald will be one of the Super Bowl's highest-profile players, but Pitt was one of the few teams interested when he was in high school.
NHL players dish on their favorite subtle skills around the league: ‘I don’t know how he does that’
Mark Lazerus
Feb 11
We asked more than 20 NHL stars for the unique skill they most admire in other players.
Designated hitter candidates for every National League team
The Athletic MLB Staff
Feb 11
MLB is adopting a universal designated hitter in 2022, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. How will NL teams respond?
ACC’s transfer portal winners, losers: Kedon Slovis steps in at Pitt, FSU lands some help, Mario Cristobal has been busy
The Athletic College Football Staff
Feb 11
Which ACC teams have made the biggest moves in the transfer portal, and which ones have some work to do?
Yohe’s 10 observations: Sidney Crosby doesn’t get No. 500, but helps save another win
Josh Yohe
Feb 11
Casey DeSmith made 26 saves — and Crosby made one of his own — as the Penguins shut down the Senators, 2-0, on Thursday.
Latest on Steelers GM search, who will call the defense and is Kenny Pickett a good fit? — Bouchette’s mailbag
Ed Bouchette
Feb 10
The Steelers' search for Kevin Colbert's replacement is heating up, and so is the chatter about the team's next quarterback.
Enigmatic Penguins forward Kasperi Kapanen on his frustrating season: ‘I know I need to be better’
Josh Yohe
Feb 10
The enigmatic Kasperi Kapanen sat down for a chat about his frustrating season and where it goes from here.
Bowden: The first move each NL team should make when the lockout ends
Jim Bowden
Feb 10
Impact free-agent signings, significant trades and big-money extensions. Here's what each of the NL teams should do first post-lockout.
Steelers need to do better in the 2022 draft than they did in 3 of the 4 from 2016 through 2019
Ed Bouchette
Feb 9
In reviewing the 2016 through '19 drafts, the Steelers hit the jackpot in 2017 but didn't get much production from the other three classes.
Yohe’s 10 observations: Bruins’ Brad Marchand loses it as Tristan Jarry wins the game
Josh Yohe
Feb 9
Jarry absorbed 45 shots, a punch to the head and a stick to the face in the Penguins' 4-2 win in Boston.
With Evgeni Malkin out, Penguins’ Evan Rodrigues will look to get his groove back
Josh Yohe
Feb 8
With Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup again, it could be time for Evan Rodrigues to shine.