×

Professional Sports

Getting to January will be major challenge for NFL

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press In every NFL season, there are losing teams who hit December and just want to get to January, get the schedule done and go home. In 2020, it’s all about the league itself getting to January during a pandemic that daily is becoming harder to deal ...

NFL moving Steelers-Ravens to 3:40 p.m. kickoff

Better write this down Pittsburgh will host Baltimore on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. The original date of the game was Nov. 26. The Steelers’ home game with Washington, which was scheduled for this Sunday at 1 p.m., is now Monday at 5 p.m. By David Ginsburg The Associated Press The ...

Steelers optimistic but also wary

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t add any players to the team’s expanding reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, but coach Mike Tomlin isn’t exactly ready to say Tuesday night’s rescheduled visit by Baltimore is a go. “I don’t know that I can say I’m confident of anything ...

Steelers playing Tuesday

With reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson under quarantine as part of an outbreak of COVID-19 that has ravaged the Baltimore Ravens, the team has turned its focus from breaking out of a slump to simply getting healthy and back to practice. The Ravens have more than a dozen players on the ...

Counting on Browns to erase last week’s bad day

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press Following a dismal week in which we missed on three of our categories, we would like to make it up to our pro football fans with an early holiday present. We missed on the Best Bet, the Upset Special and the Knockout Pool last week so for what it’s ...

Despite ill Ravens, Steelers still on

The Associated Press The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday afternoon because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL officially announced the move Wednesday, placing the game at 1:15 p.m. on NBC. Previously, it was scheduled for ...

Steelers moved to Sunday

The Associated Press The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL announced the move Wednesday, but did not specify a time of game nor which network would televise it. Previously, it was ...

Steelers, Jets part of weird NFL history

The Associated Press Winning or losing 10 straight games to open the season is a relatively rare occurrence. A season in which teams have done both has happened only a handful of times before the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) and New York Jets (0-10) pulled it off this season. This is just the ...

Steelers find ways to slow down Jackson

PITTSBURGH — Lamar Jackson’s energy is palpable. It pulses every time the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player has the ball in his hands, a kinetic energy fueled by the Baltimore quarterback’s unique skillset, one most teams in the league have struggled to grasp let alone stop. Yet ...

Ravens have two test positive for virus

The Associated Press The Baltimore Ravens experienced another outbreak of COVID-19 on Monday, providing an additional burden for a team that’s trending downward following a 5-1 start. Coach John Harbaugh said running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

Steelers trying to focus only on upcoming game

Wolf puts new limit on Steelers crowd PITTSBURGH — Because of a decision being made by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, the Pittsburgh Steelers will start to limit the amount of people who can attend a game at Heinz Fied beginning in December. It was being reported by Sports Illustrated early ...

Steelers dominate Jags, improve to 10-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them well-deserved. Ben ...

Skidding Jags up next for Steelers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have played some real nail-biters. Ten of their past 12 meetings have been one-score games, including several decided on the final drive and a few on the final play. The past two might have been the best between the former AFC Central ...

Bucs DFA Williams, Osuna

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates selected infielder Rodolfo Castro and pitcher Max Kranick to add to their 40-man roster on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Trevor Williams and INF/OF Jose Osuna were designated for assignment. “We felt like ...

Steelers at Jaguars

Records: Pittsburgh (9-0); Jacksonville (1-8) Kickoff: Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS Opening line: Steelers by 10 Record vs. spread: Steelers 7-2; Jaguars 4-5 Series record: Jaguars lead 14-12 Last meeting: Steelers beat Jaguars 20-16 on Nov. 18, 2018 Last week: Steelers beat Bengals 36-10; ...

Steelers star receiver having fun on, off the field

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Don’t get it twisted. Life is still very much “lit” for JuJu Smith-Schuster. A quick scan of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver’s hyperactive social media accounts offers all the proof required. There’s the soon-to-be ...

Jags will be minus starter on defense

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed rookie cornerback CJ Henderson on injured reserve Thursday with a groin injury, creating a huge hole in their secondary days before hosting unbeaten Pittsburgh. The Jaguars (1-8), who have lost eight in a row, could ...

Steelers DT part of Jaguars revenge tour

Next up Sunday: Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Records: Steelers (9-0); Jaguars (1-8) TV: CBS Line: Steelers by 10 The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are seeing former teammates nearly every week, so many down the stretch that it could be ...

Tomlin knows run game needs work

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want ...

NFL MVP honor eludes Steelers’ star QB

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s resume is stacked. Two Super Bowl rings. Six Pro Bowls. Two passing titles. A spot likely awaiting in the Hall of Fame five years or so after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback retires. There is one accolade ...