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Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger removed himself from Sunday's game against Seattle after taking a hit to the head. (AP)

Migraine or concussion?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger is blaming his early exit from last Sunday’s loss to Seattle on a headache. Mike Tomlin says his franchise quarterback…


Steelers' Landry Jones (left), Ben Roethlisberger, Greg Warren and Markus Wheaton watch the final seconds of Sunday's loss. (AP)

Steelers: Sloppiness in Seattle

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers kept insisting there was no need to scoreboard watch, figuring they didn’t have to worry about their spot in…


Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) and Edmonton Oilers' Mark Fayne (5) play in an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Pittsburgh Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP)

Penguins fall to Oilers in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Edmonton Oilers gained some much-needed momentum on a difficult trip and a rare win in Pittsburgh. Matt Hendricks and Jordan Eberle…


Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by the Seahawks' Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril (56) in the third quarter Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle. (AP)

Seahawks burn Steelers

SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson’s career-best day proved better than a record-setting performance by Ben Roethlisberger. Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two…


Kobe Bryant has scored more than 32,000 points as he is currently in his 20th season in the NBA. (AP)

Bryant announces plan to retire

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in…


Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby (left) is knocked off his skates after colliding with Columbus' Justin Falk during the first period. (AP)

Jackets knock off Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Cam Atkinson scored with 2:18 left in overtime after a dazzling setup by Brandon Dubinsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat…


Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winning goal in overtime Wednesday night against the Blues. (AP)

Stars shine for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) – All is right with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby. Crosby broke out with two goals and Evgeni Malkin scored 1:03 into…


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Vick accepts third-string role

PITTSBURGH (TNS) – Mike Vick went from helping to keep the Pittsburgh Steelers afloat, from starting three games, winning two and holding the lead in…


The bye week has given Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger time to heal his sprained left foot. (AP)

Oh no! Steelers headed west

PITTSBURGH (AP) – David DeCastro majored in management sciences and engineering at Stanford, which according to the school’s website prepares students “to plan, design and…


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LeBron joins ‘Big O’ on elite list

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson on an exclusive NBA list and Kevin Love scored a season-high 35 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers…


Offensive guard David DeCastro (66) leads the Steelers onto the field during a home game against the Raiders this season. (AP)

Steelers’ line has been steady

PITTSBURGH (AP) – There are few things the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen dread more than a video session with position coach Mike Munchak – who…





Pittsburgh's David Perron can't get his stick on a rebound in front of Colorado goalie Reto Berra. (The Associated Press)

Penguins survive Avalanche

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night. Malkin got his…


Antonio Brown has 27 catches for 433 yards in the Steelers' last two games. (The Associated Press)

Brown: Steelers’ steady star

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Antonio Brown’s form was so flawless, even Mary Lou Retton took notice. Then again, the 1984 Olympic all-around champion didn’t have to…


Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has been sacked 76 times in the last 23 games. (The Associated Press)

Nittany Lions prep for Michigan

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) – Penn State players call it “The Grind.” Their coaches see this stretch of the season as the toughest, too, but not…


Pittsburgh's Will Allen unloads on Cleveland's Taylor Gabriel during the Steelers' win on Sunday. (The Associated Press)

Steelers laying the lumber

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Keith Butler can come clean now. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator had no clue what was coming this fall while trying to…


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Big Ben: No ordinary backup

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Most days when the starting quarterback limps off the field, the resulting emotion as the backup jogs out to the huddle isn’t…


New Jersey's Jon Merrill checks Pittsburgh's David Perron into the boards during Saturday's game. (The Associated Press)

Devils blank Pens

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey is off to a strong start, and Cory Schneider thinks more success is coming for the Devils. Schneider made…