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Bellinger, Betts help Dodgers rally

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined an RBI double in the Dodgers’ eighth-inning ...

Steelers steady themselves heading into their bye week

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush scooped up the loose ball and amid the chaos, immediately started running in the wrong direction before finding his bearings. How very fitting for a team that’s spent its first six weeks trying ...

Dodgers confident with games in LA

LOS ANGELES — Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house. The Braves’ last win at Dodger Stadium was June 9, 2018. They’ve lost nine straight in Los Angeles, getting swept in a three-game series ...

Watt a finish! LB makes big plays in helping Steelers prevail

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin insists there is nothing “mystical” to the way outside linebacker T.J. Watt goes about his business. The perennial All-Pro is talented. He’s focused. He’s relentless. And as of last month, he’s also one of the highest-paid ...

Rookie RB Harris making strides

PITTSBURGH — Bobby Wagner has seen the highlights of what happens when Najee Harris gets in space and there’s a defender within arm’s reach. And it’s not good. Not if you’re a defender anyway. “When he reads the holes, when he sees it, he hits it,” the longtime Seattle ...

Steelers eye momentum vs. injured Seattle

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team’s early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror. Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee Harris ran with what is becoming his ...