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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) jogs off the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still ticking: "Big Ben" to set franchise mark vs. Texans

Sep. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Fichtner watched the big kid with the strong arm and the sense of invincibility that is the province of the very young and immediately grew worried. So Fichter, then the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterbacks coach, suggested to Ben Roethlisberger that he might want to think about...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 24, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Penguins trade 2-time Cup winner Hornqvist to Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist's grit helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window opened, they decided it was time to move on without him. The Penguins traded the 33-year-old forward to Florida on Thursday in exchange for Mike Matheson and forward Colton...

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders, from left, Jared Oliva, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco (25) celebrate the final out of a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0

Sep. 24, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to...

FILE - This May 26, 2020 file photo shows an Official Democratic General Primary mail-in ballot and secrecy envelope, for the Pennsylvania primary in Pittsburgh. Democrats are launching a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren't put in the proper envelope.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Democrats in Pa. scramble to limit number of 'naked ballots'

Sep. 24, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats are launching a digital ad targeting Pennsylvanians voting by mail to explain how to correctly fill out and return the ballots, hoping to avert worried predictions that 100,000 votes or more could be invalidated because the ballots aren't put in the proper envelope. The...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers look to stay unbeaten as winless Texans visit

Sep. 24, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pieces to compete for a Super Bowl are all there. The Pittsburgh Steelers are sure of it, just as they have been for most of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's career. It's the main reason the 38-year-old came back from right elbow surgery this season rather than retire. And through two...

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi calls to a player during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 21-10. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 21 Pitt faces speedy test against No. 24 Louisville

Sep. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The warm-up portion of No. 21 Pittsburgh's schedule is over and coach Pat Narduzzi knows it. The evidence jumped off his television screen while Narduzzi watched No. 24 Louisville's loss to No. 12 Miami a week ago, a game that was more track meet than slugfest. The Cardinals rolled up...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. If their offense doesn't pick up soon, it might be a short stay. Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks as the...

Denver Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel, right, is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds, left, during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Welcome to "Blitzburgh"; Sack-happy Steelers causing chaos

Sep. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pressure came from everywhere. Up the middle. Off the edge. On stunts. On good old-fashioned one-on-one domination. Still, Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel thought he'd figured things out late on Sunday afternoon, leading the Broncos down to the Pittsburgh 15 with less than two minutes...

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Kyle Schwarber (12) as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Sam Howard during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th

Sep. 22, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings. The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot in the...