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Roethlisberger OK, Boswell not as Steelers weigh changes

Dec. 12, 2018 12:19 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he'll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few certainties for a team in search of answers...

The Latest: Scrambling QB Murray tough to watch for A's

Dec. 11, 2018 6:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:39 p.m. Kyler Murray has lots of new fans in the Oakland A's organization, even if they cringe watching the Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The Athletics don't want their most recent first-round...

AP source: McCutchen, Phillies agree to $50M, 3-year deal

Dec. 11, 2018 4:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes a club...

Prosecutors outline death penalty review in synagogue case

Dec. 11, 2018 11:51 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors are outlining the steps they will take as they decide whether to seek the death penalty against the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. In a court filing, the U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh provided details of the review process. It's expected to last...

Steelers' playoff hopes iffy after pratfall in Oakland

Dec. 10, 2018 4:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged his team's spotty track record in Oakland before the AFC North leaders headed west last week but added "it's not a major component of logistical preparation." Maybe, but history ended up repeating itself anyway in a 24-21 loss to the team...

Williams, Norman spark Duquesne comeback over Longwood 80-71

Dec. 9, 2018 3:46 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Williams, Jr. started a comeback midway through the second half with a 3-pointer as Duquesne stormed back from 15 points down and surged past Longwood 80-71 on Sunday afternoon. Williams scored 22 points with 12 rebounds, Lamar Norman Jr. added 15 points and Tavian Dunn-Martin 11...

Anti-Semitic papers reported near shooting site, elsewhere

Dec. 9, 2018 12:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October. A spokesman said police and the city department of public safety "are taking this matter very seriously...

Kessel, Letang score twice, lead Pens past Islanders

Dec. 6, 2018 11:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A renewed commitment to defense has the Pittsburgh Penguins back on track after a bumpy November. The Penguins' dynamic offense appears to have found its stride, too. Kris Letang and Phil Kessel each scored twice, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Thursday night....

Pittsburgh's Terrell, Trey Edmunds ready for family reunion

Dec. 6, 2018 6:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ferrell and Felecia Edmunds didn't make things overly complicated for their sons Trey, Terrell and Tremaine growing up. The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win. Easy to remember if not always easy to live by,...

Hughes, Curry lead Duquesne past Marshall 93-82

Dec. 6, 2018 1:33 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Hughes tied his career-high with 20 points, Sincere Carry added 19 and Duquesne defeated Marshall 93-82 on Wednesday night. The Dukes (5-2) had a 22-8 run in the middle of the first half to open an 18-point lead and then made 10 of their final 13 shots, including eight in a row,...