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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speaks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.  While Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is encouraged by the fact no players have opted out of the 2020 season, he's also wary the season will be able to go without interruption amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

While Steelers remain united, Tomlin warily eyes 2020

Aug. 6, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are united heading into the 2020 season. Yet even with every member of his team opting to play this fall, that doesn't mean Mike Tomlin is certain his club — or the NFL at large — will be able to navigate without any complications the next five months...

Maryland football coach forms group to aid minority hiring

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level. Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. 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...

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....

In this image made from video, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy speaks on a Zoom call Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The biggest takeaway following the NFL's two-day quarterback coaching summit aimed at improving the league's diversity, is that there's no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators.(Rob Maaddi/Zoom via AP)

NFL's coaching summit highlights minority candidates

Jun. 26, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

The biggest takeaway following the NFL’s two-day quarterback coaching summit is there’s no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. The league and the Black College Football Hall of Fame earlier this week held a virtual version of...

Before entering the field gates for football strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School, athletic Trainer Joey Pena, right, uses a thermometer on the forehead of sophomore running back Gervawn Neville for a temperature check Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, some are now letting high school athletes return for summer workouts before teachers have even figured out how they are going to hold classroom instruction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men’s basketball player has virus

Jun. 23, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A second member of the Tennessee men’s basketball team has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Tennessee had reported Friday that one player had tested positive. School officials announced Tuesday that a...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is shown prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Tomlin says the organization will support most forms of social justice protest by his players, including kneeling during the national anthem. Tomlin says as the organization is on board with any protest as long it is done

Tomlin: Steelers will support players if they opt to kneel

Jun. 23, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants his players to feel comfortable speaking out about social justice in any way they see fit, provided it's done “thoughtfully and with class.” Kneeling included. Tomlin said Tuesday the club has engaged in “intimate...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) plays against the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL football gamein Pittsburgh. Heyward isn't sure what his future holds. The club hasn't contacted the Pro Bowler about an extension as he enters the final year of his current deal. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Steelers' Heyward: team will be united if it opts to protest

Jun. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social injustice. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and his teammates met it head on in 2017, when a miscommunication with left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva left Villanueva...