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Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes

Nov. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love. Visiting it each day, with Mister...

Mixed result for Pittsburgh-area official in Detroit trial

Nov. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Pittsburgh-area elected official of disturbing the peace but couldn’t reach a verdict on a felony charge of obstructing police at a Detroit hotel. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her...

Key AFC South matchup Thursday night: Colts at Texans

Nov. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EST

Earlier in the schedule, the AFC South looked like one of the NFL’s deepest divisions. That might still be true, though none of the four members has exactly distinguished itself. Certainly, the Texans didn’t when they got mauled last week in Baltimore. As for the Colts, whom they host on Thursday...

Islanders are rolling: 14-0-1 stretch harkens to 1982 glory

Nov. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders insist they don’t think about how well they are playing. They are too busy preparing for their next opponent. However, win after win after win has added up to a point streak the franchise hasn’t seen since its Stanley Cup dynasty days, Since opening the...

Steelers’ Rudolph: ‘No acceptable excuse’ for role in brawl

Nov. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph wanted to get away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The way Rudolph went about it — a process that contributed to a brawl that culminated with Rudolph getting smacked in the head with his own helmet and led to Garrett...

Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins 5-4

Nov. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn’t keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Probably time to start. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the...

Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl. Authorities in Westmoreland County filed 21 new charges against Vázquez on Tuesday, including 10 counts of child...

Tomlin: Brawl vs. Browns “ugly for the game of football”

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use...

Xavier Johnson's strong second half leads Pitt over Monmouth

Nov. 18, 2019 10:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a promising first season under head coach Jeff Capel in 2018-19, Pitt’s offense has started his second in a prolonged slump. Despite returning three of their top four scorers, the Panthers entered play on Monday shooting 38.7% from the floor, down almost three percent from a...