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Garrett hits Rudolph in head with helmet

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final ...

Steelers highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 21-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland: Worst play of the game: With 8 seconds left in the game, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, after a late hit after the whistle, ...

High stakes game: Plenty on the line for Steelers, Browns

The Associaterd Press CLEVELAND — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never ...

Steeler playmakers searching for consistency after Rams win

PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn’t. He couldn’t be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end stewed. Yes, the Steelers had pushed their ...

Deal of the century: Fitzpatrick trade looking better every week

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The ball left Jared Goff’s hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up. Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn’t really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the ...

Steelers are Ram tough: Minkah’s play key to victory

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah ...

Steelers highlights-lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh: Play of the game: Facing a fourth-and-10 at the Steelers’ 30-yard line with 1:30 left in the game and trailing 17-12, Rams quarterback Jared ...

Rams’ offense wastes performance by its ‘D’

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Aaron Donald slipped by Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro and crashed into Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, slamming him into the Heinz Field turf for a safety early in the fourth quarter on Sunday, a play the Los Angeles defensive end ...

Ex-Pitt star leads Rams into Steelers battle

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Aaron Donald is losing his edge. Kind of. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle spent his team’s bye week back home in Pittsburgh working out in the facility at the University of Pittsburgh that bears his name . It was cold. Well, cold ...

Steelers’ Dupree thriving

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — For years, Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward would talk about getting together to train during the offseason. The discussion was always vague. No specifics or firm commitments. Then the months would pass, January would become April would become June and the chance ...

In a better place: Surging Steelers forget September stench

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The franchise quarterback hasn’t taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked ...

Fortunately .500: Steelers at 4-4 after missed kick

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin sighed and let out a sentence that, after 13 years on the job, surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers coach for the sincerity with which he meant it. Considering what his team has endured during the first half of a wildly uneven season, it was hard to blame ...

Despite finish, game ‘special’ for Rhodes

PITTSBURGH — Sunday probably wasn’t the homecoming Indianapolis Colts long snapper Luke Rhodes had in mind. With the game on the line against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rhodes — a Hollidaysburg product — lined up to snap the ball to placeholder Rigoberto Sanchez for a 43-yard field goal ...

Steelers-Colts highlights, lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh: Play of the game: Colts veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri badly missed a 43-yard field goal attempt with 1:14 remaining in the game that would have ...

Steelers getting Chickillo back

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo is back at practice after being taken off the commissioner’s exempt list. The league made the move on Thursday, one day after misdemeanor chargers were withdrawn against Chickillo stemming from an incident with his girlfriend ...

Lafferty returns to the minors

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent Sam Lafferty to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The move was announced by the team on Thursday. Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, made his NHL debut on Oct. 8. He had totaled six points in 10 games for the Penguins, who are currently 8-5-0 and in ...

QB shuffle not bothering O-line

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Hall of Famer who served as the group’s Svengali is gone. The quarterback who long ago ditched his reputation for extending plays in favor of a more pragmatic and career-extending approach is out for the season. And yet the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Nix loves to mix it up

Week 9 Matchup: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, 1 p.m. The line: Pick ‘em TV: CBS By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — There’s a brutal quality to the brand of football Rosie Nix plays. It comes with the territory when you’re 5-foot-11, 248 ...

Chickillo charges dropped

The Associated Press UNIONTOWN — Misdemeanor charges have been dropped against a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who had been accused of injuring his girlfriend during a fight in their western Pennsylvania hotel room this month. Backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo had been charged with ...

Offense finally finding its groove

PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster was covered. Blanketed actually. Mason Rudolph didn’t care. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback flicked a pass down the left sideline and trusted Smith-Schuster to do the rest. As the ball dropped out of the sky, Smith-Schuster’s downfield wrestling ...