Daily Archive: September 21, 2013



Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55 in ACC thriller

Pittsburgh’s Tyler Boyd (23) and Manasseh Garner (82) celebrate Boyd’s touchdown against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) by Joedy McCrearyAP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild 58-55 win over Duke on Saturday. Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three scoring passes to freshman Tyler Boyd.



Pope’s blunt remarks pose challenge for American bishops

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) by Rachell ZollAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the sacrament of Communion.



Nicklaus confident Woods will break majors mark

In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, Tiger Woods watches his shot after hitting from behind tree behind the first green in the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. Woods was docked two shots at the end of his second round when his ball moved ever so slightly behind the first green. Video from a camera man hired by PGA Tour Entertainment showed the golf ball dip down as Woods was removing a twig before playing a shot from the trees. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) by Pete IacobelliAP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus remains confident Tiger Woods will surpass his mark of 18 major titles despite facing a level of competition the Golden Bear says as good as any that’s ever been in golf.



Pirates falter late, fall to Reds 6-5

Marlon Byrd (2) waits to bat as Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (13), second from left, talks with umpire Mark Carlson, left, after Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Sam LeCure (63) during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. At right is Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker (12) talking with umpire Gerry Davis. Both benches were warned after the pitch and Hurdle was ejected from the game. The Reds won in ten innings, 6-5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – It was a play, Jordy Mercer estimates, he makes “99 times out of a 100.” That 100th time couldn’t have popped up in worse moment for the shortstop and his Pittsburgh Pirates teammates.



Jones accepts Gustafsson’s challenge at UFC 165

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, left, and Swedish challenger Alexander Gustafsson attend a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, ahead of the UFC 165 mixed martial arts event Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Neil Davidson) by Greg BeachamAP Sports Writer Jon Jones saw all the zeros next to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s name. He knows how much money the world’s best boxer made while dominating his opponent last weekend. If Jones does something similar to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto this weekend, he realizes the reward for being arguably the world’s top mixed martial artist is only a fraction of Mayweather’s $40 million-plus payday.



Guitar great Jimmy Ponder rests

In life and on stage with his Gibson Super 400 guitar, Jimmy Ponder was a force of nature because he blew people away. From the Hill District, to Manhattan, to Atlanta and beyond, he epitomized the Pittsburgh jazz guitar legacy. He died Sept. 16 after battling cancer for more than a year. He was 67.



Flavors Pittsburgh…Table #7 Six Penn Kitchen

Elise, the Diva Chef Wims and Six Penn Kitchen Executive Chef Kevin Klingensmith Flavors is a food event which provides a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. Each course showcases the signature dishes of the assigned chef, while helping to fund research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.



Viola Davis and Terrence Howard make great couple in ‘Prisoners’

Terrence Howard and Viola Davis seen at Warner Bros. Premiere of ‘Prisoners’, on Thursday, Sep, 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images) Warner Brothers Pictures has been on roll lately dropping great summer movies like “We’re the Millers” and “The Conjuring”. Not to mention the highly anticipated film “Gravity,” about Sandra Bullock trapped in outer space, will be released in early October.