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Rudolph, Haskins eager to make bid for open Steelers' QB job

Jan. 19, 2022 14:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph understands the baggage he carries. Dwayne Haskins too. The next seven months give the two Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks a chance to shed the weight. For the first time in nearly a generation, the starting gig in the city they play for is up for...

Steelers' Tomlin: 'all options' on the table at QB in 2022

Jan. 18, 2022 14:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in Mike Tomlin's long tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he enters the offseason unsure of who his starting quarterback will be in the fall. The only certainty is that it won't be Ben Roethlisberger, who has given every...

Eagles have a long way to go to compete for championship

Jan. 17, 2022 17:27 PM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles have a long way to go to compete for a championship despite reaching the playoffs. There’s a large gap between the Eagles (9-9) and teams that advanced past the wild-card round. That was quite evident when the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers (14-4)...

Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Roethlisberger exits

Jan. 17, 2022 12:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round playoff loss. Even with his closest friends gone. Even with a first-year offensive coordinator. Even knowing he'd have an almost completely...

Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

Jan. 17, 2022 00:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a trick play. Their exchange hit the ground, T.J. Watt...

Steelers visit Chiefs with nothing-to-lose playoff attitude

Jan. 14, 2022 17:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger are brutally honest about the Steelers' chances of advancing past the wild-card round of the playoffs, especially given the Chiefs humiliated them just a few weeks ago in Arrowhead Stadium. First, the Pittsburgh coach: “I...

Cavaliers add former NBA guard José Calderón to front office

Jan. 14, 2022 13:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing back former guard José Calderón as a special advisor in their front office. Calderón played 14 seasons in the NBA, spending the 2017-18 season in Cleveland as the Cavs made their fourth straight trip to the Finals. The...

Mets to retire Keith Hernandez's No. 17 in July

Jan. 11, 2022 19:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez will have his No. 17 retired by the New York Mets this summer to honor his seven seasons as a player and nearly three decades as a beloved broadcaster with the franchise. The Mets announced Tuesday that Hernandez will become the fourth player to have...

Shawcross retires due to back injury after 16-year career

Jan. 11, 2022 11:20 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defender Ryan Shawcross is retiring after a 16-year career that ended last season with David Beckham's Inter Miami in Major League Soccer. The 34-year-old central defender and the team said Tuesday they have mutually terminated the contract agreed to...

The Latest: Georgia beats Alabama 33-18 for national title

Jan. 11, 2022 00:00 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff championship game (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes to lead Georgia to a 33-18 win over Alabama on Monday night for its first national championship in 41 years. ...