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NFL HQ can relax: NFC East winner will have at least 8 wins

Dec. 16, 2019 3:47 AM EST

The folks at NFL headquarters can relax: The NFC East winner will have at least a .500 record. That's barring a tie next week when Dallas visits Philadelphia, of course. And in this season of unpredictability — isn't December supposed to be dominated by the better teams? — anything from 55-55 to 3-3...

Allen's fourth-quarter TD clinches playoff spot for Bills

Dec. 16, 2019 2:09 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buffalo Bills didn’t have many playoff experiences during a recent two-decade stretch. Bills coach Sean McDermott and his quarterback Josh Allen are helping to change the culture in Buffalo. Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Bills...

Steelers hope to learn from offensive struggles

Dec. 16, 2019 1:58 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges has been a Cinderella story for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, as the undrafted and unheralded passer pulled himself from the bottom of the depth chart into a starter’s role. His play also lifted the team out of an early slide and into playoff...

Steelers' Conner set to return against Bills

Dec. 15, 2019 7:33 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Running back James Conner is active for the Pittsburgh Steelers after he missed five of the past six games with a shoulder injury. Conner practiced fully, but was listed questionable for Sunday’s game against Buffalo and wanted to avoid a repeat of prematurely returning to game...

Rust scores in shootout, Penguins beat Kings 5-4

Dec. 14, 2019 11:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust has helped carry the Pittsburgh Penguins with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. Rust scored twice in regulation and got the lone goal in the shootout, and the Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Saturday night. “That’s just a character...

Pittsburgh diocese to merge 26 parishes into eight next year

Dec. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Roman Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh has announced plans to merge more than two dozen parishes into eight new parishes next year. Bishop David Zubik said Satuday that 26 parishes will be part of the Jan. 6 mergers, which will reduce the number of parishes in the diocese from 170 to...

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

NFL This Week: Round 1 of Texans-Titans' AFC South showdown

Dec. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

The Houston Texans have won the AFC South three times in coach Bill O'Brien's five seasons, and they have led or shared the divisional lead all but three weeks this season. Adding a fourth title to that list means going through the franchise the Texans replaced in Houston. The Tennessee Titans last won the AFC...

US Steel agrees to pay $8.5M to settle air pollution lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works. The proposed agreement was filed in Allegheny County Court and a hearing on it was...

WR Smith-Schuster will not play for Steelers vs Bills

Dec. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Despite some encouraging signs to the contrary earlier in the week, the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers offense won’t be getting its top wide receiver back for what is a crucial game this weekend. JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play when the Steelers host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday...