With more than 4,000 animals, 800 species and 700,000 exotic plants from forests and jungles all over the world, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is the perfect setting for animal lovers of all ages.
The unexpected death of a former local athlete is hitting hard today at Duquesne University.
Baseball season is about to get started, and Pittsburgh’s PNC Park has been named top ballpark in America.
A Pennsylvania woman’s trip south of the border ended in a very unusual arrest. Agents say they found her hiding drugs in her private parts.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority did a recent poll of which destinations flyers would like to be able to fly to non-stop. Seattle, San Diego, and Jacksonville top the list.
A former Pittsburgh resident is now headed to prison after pleading guilty in connection with the alleged rape of a Shadyside woman 25 years ago.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Although the San Diego Chargers have more or less played their way out of playoff contention, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley expects a tough test when they invade Heinz Field Sunday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It all proved to be better than expected for rookie Andrew Werner. The left-hander could barely believe the news two days ago that the San Diego Padres were calling him up to the majors. But Werner made the most of his opportunity. Werner allowed two runs over six-plus innings in his major league debut and Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, leading the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had some room to breathe in the NL wild-card standings after a series win over the weekend against one of their main pursuers. A series against a team far from playoff contention has been more problematic.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Edinson Volquez struck out 10 and Will Venable drove in two runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
(AP) — A.J. Burnett is enjoying a late-career resurgence with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, while the San Diego Padres are Jason Marquis’ second team this season and sixth in the last five years.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Yesterday the Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic reported, according to an internal source, that Pirates right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia privately volunteered to pick up the team’s tired pitching staff after a 19-inning win in St. Louis. The team has confirmed Correia will indeed make a spot start, opposing Edinson Volquez, in tonight’s game at San Diego, the start of a three-game set against the Padres.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Edinson Volquez, who was bailed out by his teammates in a 9-8 comeback win by the San Diego Padres at PNC Park Aug. 10, will face the Pirates again to kick off a three-game series at Petco Park Monday at 10:05, but who will oppose him?
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates arrive in San Diego a bit exhausted and uncertain who’ll be their starting pitcher in the series opener to face a Padres team that has historically given them trouble.