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Mahle, Reds avoid sweep, edge Pirates 1-0

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds reliever Mychal Givens has been around long enough to understand the rhythms of a season. Funks happen. What defines a team is how it responds to them. With the Reds staggering at the end of a frustrating nine-game road trip, Givens...

Syrian refugee pleads guilty in IS-inspired church bomb plot

Sep. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee accused of plotting to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh and who was inspired by the Islamic State group pleaded guilty to a federal charge on Thursday and awaits sentencing. Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 23, entered...

Steelers, Raiders hoping to prove Week 1 wins were no fluke

Sep. 16, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin spent four years on Jon Gruden's staff in Tampa Bay in the early 2000s, helping mold a defense that won a Super Bowl and gleaning what he could from his fiery boss. Nearing two decades later, the lessons Tomlin — now in his 15th season as...

Unbeaten Pitt looks to avoid letdown versus Western Michigan

Sep. 16, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taysir Mack was talking about himself. The fifth-year Pittsburgh wide receiver might as well have been talking about his team, too. Yes, Pitt's impressive 41-34 victory at Tennessee last weekend provided a sense of joy and relief for Mack, who played...

Difo scores winning run in ninth, Pirates keep Reds slumping

Sep. 15, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Wilmer Difo scored on a groundout from Colin Moran with one out in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Cincinnati Reds a seventh loss in nine games with a 5-4 win Wednesday night. Difo skied a ball down the left-field line against...

Dominant defensive front gives Steelers D plenty of options

Sep. 15, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers could have sent the house at Josh Allen. It would have been understandable. Preferable even. Yet they didn't. Mostly because they didn't have to. Perhaps even more importantly, they didn't need to. For all but a handful of snaps...

Miley struggles, Reds' skid continues with 6-5 loss to Bucs

Sep. 14, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Wade Miley surrendered six runs on 10 hits and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the sixth time in eight games, 6-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Miley (12-6) gave up three runs in the first and three more in the fifth before being pulled with...

Public's help sought after teen killed at Halloween event

Sep. 13, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are asking for help from the public in their search for a teenage suspect who opened fire at a popular Halloween attraction in western Pennsylvania over the weekend, killing one 15-year-old youth and wounding another. Allegheny...

Steelers upend expectations with decisive victory in Buffalo

Sep. 13, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The growing pains Ben Roethlisberger warned about were unmistakable. The Pittsburgh Steelers' new-look offensive line didn't muster much in the running game, leaving first-round pick Najee Harris with little room to work. The...

The Latest: Mahomes rallies Chiefs to win over Browns

Sep. 12, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:40 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs started slowly on Sunday but did more of what they've done quite a bit over the past few years — win. Patrick Mahomes...