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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws as offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner watches during NFL football practice in Pittsburgh. Fichtner has a message for players who think everything will be easy now that star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has returned from an elbow injury that limited him to two games in 2019.

Roethlisberger's return raises expectations in Pittsburgh

Jul. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time Super Bowl winner's...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Wendell Smallwood (34) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL football game in Minneapolis. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini, File)

Steelers sign RB Wendell Smallwood to 1-year deal

Jul. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Wendell Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. Smallwood joins a group that includes James Conner, Benny Snell Jr., Jaylen Samuels and rookie Anthony McFarland. The...

In this July 10, 2001 photo, Carlton Haselrig, who is looking to get into coaching, looks on in Greentree, Pa. Haselrig, a Pro Bowl right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s who is also the only wrestler in NCAA history to win six individual national championships, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was 54.  (John Heller/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Former Steeler, NCAA wrestling champion Haselrig dies at 54

Jul. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlton Haselrig, a Pro Bowl right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s who is also the only wrestler in NCAA history to win six individual national championships, died Wednesday. He was 54. Pat Pecora, who coached Haselrig to heavyweight division championships at both the...

Ben's back: Roethlisberger's return to hit full go at camp

Jul. 20, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-8) CAMP SITE: Pittsburgh LAST YEAR: Steelers lost star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2 because of right elbow injury. Yet they somehow managed to stay in playoff race until final weeks thanks in large part to defense galvanized by arrival of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in...

BigDogz Grill owner Michael Ziants removes the last chair from his bar  in Johnstown, Pa. to comply with Governor's Wolf new COVID-19 restrictions for bars on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Restaurants to fight back; sports teams want fans in stands

Jul. 17, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania approached 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, restaurant and bar owners say they will fight back against Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders to further limit the number of patrons they're allowed to serve at a time. Wolf's order this week to reduce...

Cardinals sign offensive lineman Beachum to 1-year deal

Jul. 17, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum to a one-year deal. The 31-year-old Beachum is an eight-year veteran who played the last three seasons with the New York Jets. He started all 45 games he played at left tackle. The 6-foot-3, 308-pounder began his career...

FILE - In this Nov. 14 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game, in Cleveland. Garrett knows his ugly, helmet-swinging assault on Rudolph last season will always follow him. Speaking to reporters Thursday, July 16, 2020, for the first time since Nov. 14, Garrett, who was suspended six games by the NFL for his actions, touched on a wide range of topics during a 25-minute Zoom conference call. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Garrett vows to not let 'one moment' define him

Jul. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett knows his shocking, helmet-swinging assault on Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph last season will always follow him. It's part of his legacy, unwanted or not. He said he won't let it define him. “My life is bigger than one moment,” Garrett said Thursday....

FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The coronavirus pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for 2020, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

NFL's stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Jul. 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. So much for that. The pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for this year, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. The league's version...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Jul. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday,...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, a visitor to the Pro Football Hall of Fame pauses to take a photo of the sign in front in Canton, Ohio. The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced, though an announcement is expected later Thursday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Jun. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the...