PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror.
Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bobby Wagner has seen the highlights of what happens when Najee Harris gets in space and there's a defender within arm's reach.
And it's not good. Not if you're a defender anyway.
1940 — Alabama snaps Tennessee’s defensive scoreless streak of 71 quarters but still loses 27-12. Tennessee hadn’t allowed a point since Oct. 29, 1938, when it beat LSU 14-6.
1957 — Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadians scores his 500th career goal in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1917 — The Chicago White Sox won the World Series when the New York Giants left home plate uncovered and Eddie Collins dashed home with third baseman Heinie Zimmerman chasing him in helpless pursuit.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A wide receiver will line up in the slot for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night against Seattle. They will find a pass headed their way on third down. They will go over the middle looking to deliver as much punishment as they receive.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal judge in the capital murder case against Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre told lawyers Wednesday she wants a list of pretrial motions and plans to reassess the status of the long-delayed case in January.
Launching his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general sought to tie the crowded Republican field to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn last year’s election.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Florida Panthers
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -167, Penguins +137
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police officers who responded to the synagogue building during a shooting three years ago that killed 11 people told a judge Tuesday that defendant Robert Bowers made several references to killing Jews.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster's combination of tenacity and almost theatrical joy endeared the wide receiver to the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff since the moment he arrived in 2017 as the youngest player in the NFL.
1903 — The Boston Pilgrims won the first World Series, five games to three, with a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1914 — The Boston Braves completed a sweep of the Philadelphia Athletics, first in World Series history, with a 3-1 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -168, Penguins +141; over/under is 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't getting ahead of himself.
Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to make progress — and plenty of it — during a 27-19 win over Denver on Sunday.
There is more high-level hockey on tap over the next nine months than ever before.
Thanks to the addition of the Seattle Kraken as the NHL's 32nd franchise and the return to a full schedule, 1,312 regular-season games are set to be played before the start of the playoffs next spring.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Denver Broncos' perfect September is gone, replaced by the reality of October.
Two weeks, two losses to playoff teams a year ago, the latest a 27-19 setback in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the noise.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have dismissed third base coach Joey Cora after five seasons at the post.
The Pirates announced the move Saturday, less than a week after they finished 61-101 and last in the NL Central.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darius Perrantes passed for three touchdowns, ran for another and led the game-winning drive in the final two minutes as Duquesne battled past Bryant 39-34 on Saturday.
The Dukes then survived a Hail Mary pass from Bryant that was completed but, after review, was ruled just short of a touchdown.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Karen Baldridge rolled up her sleeve to get her covid-19 booster vaccine.
“I’m trying to baby myself and (am) doing everything that I can to keep healthy,” she said this past week while at Excela Square at Norwin.
PITTSBURGH (AP) —
Shamsa Mada points to her kitchen ceiling, dotted with mold and bubbling paint and stains that reveal signs of a leak from the upstairs bathroom.
Off to her left she signals to where a door fell from a bottom cupboard stocked with food.
Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein wears a unique, protective necklace that’s become as much part of his uniform as his helmet and shoulder pads.
The Q-Collar is a non-invasive device worn around the neck to aid in the protection of the brain from effects associated with repetitive, sub-concussive head impacts.
COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A former neighbor of a U.S. Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania confessed to authorities that he fatally shot him because he believed the mail carrier previously poisoned him and his family with cyanide, a federal official said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Banner's mind is eager to get back to work and help the Pittsburgh Steelers' completely retooled offensive line find some semblance of identity.
The massive right tackle also knows what his mind wants doesn't matter.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The number of Ben Roethlisberger doubters is growing by the week. Roethlisberger isn't among them. Neither is Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio.
Fangio remains plenty wary of the 39-year-old Pittsburgh quarterback as the Broncos (3-1) travel to Heinz Field to take on the struggling Steelers (1-3).
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's left pectoral remains tender. His hip is apparently some unidentifiable shade of black and blue. His numbers aren't great. His team's record is even worse.
Yet the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback insists he's not at the end.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate assistants at the University of Pittsburgh fell short in a 2019 effort to unionize.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington believes the franchise is starting to take the shape he envisioned when he took over two years ago.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin admits Ben Roethlisberger can't move around and extend plays like he used to. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach doesn't believe that's reason enough to move on from his team's longtime quarterback during a 1-3 start.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are already winning in the clubhouse.
“I’m really proud of the culture we’ve created here,” Shelton said after his second year as manager ended the same as the first, with Pittsburgh a distant fifth place in the NL Central.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger made very intentional choices last winter.
The franchise (publicly anyway) flirted with moving on before bringing Roethlisberger back for an 18th season, albeit at a reduced salary cap number.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored twice, Tristan Jarry made 25 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday in an exhibition game.
Jeff Carter, Kris Letang and Danton Heinen also scored for Pittsburgh, which announced before the game that left winger Jake Guentzel tested positive for COVID-19.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hangover from being officially eliminated from the playoffs last week threatened to blunt the significant strides the Cincinnati Reds made in 2021.
One big gut check by rookie pitcher Reiver Sanmartin and one last big swing from Joey Votto instead sent the Reds into the offseason with something akin to momentum.
TAMPA BAY AT NEW ENGLAND
Buccaneers: TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs); LB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder); RB Gio Bernard (knee); CB Jamel Dean (knee); G Nick Leverett; QB Kyle Trask; WR Jaelon Darden.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry made 25 saves to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in an exhibition game Sunday.
Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and Jeff Carter, Kris Letang, and Danton Heinen each had a goal for Pittsburgh, which announced before the game that Jake Guentzel tested positive for COVID-19.
Cincinnati Reds (82-79, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (61-100, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Reiver Sanmartin (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Pirates: Mitch Keller (5-11, 6.27 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds had four hits, raising his batting average above .300, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a five-run deficit and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-6 on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh second baseman Cole Tucker made a spectacular diving catch, then hit his first career grand slam to cap an eight-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Friday night.
Cincinnati Reds (82-77, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (59-100, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (8-16, 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 187 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (4-8, 5.77 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 102 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Steele breezed through seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the second inning Thursday night, beating Pittsburgh 9-0 and sending the Pirates to their 100th loss of the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is tired of listening to critics pile on Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense.
Last time the longtime defensive end checked, the entire team was 1-2.