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Failure abundant in latest Pittsburgh loss

PITTSBURGH — This was all about things the Steelers were lacking on Sunday, and Ben Roethlisberger was only one item on that list. Roethlisberger was on the sideline in sweats after undergoing knee surgery last Monday, just another spectator for the frustrating 27-16 loss to the New England ...

Tomlin happy with offensive line, effort

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s weekly news conferences have the same agenda: The Steelers head coach tries to answer questions while revealing as little information as possible. He deviated from that a bit last Tuesday when he was asked about Landry Jones substituting at quarterback for the ...

Jones wishes he could have done more in loss

PITTSBURGH — Landry Jones did just as he promised. He didn’t panic . The Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback moved the ball. He stood in the pocket. He put together a handful of throws that made him look like the full-time starter somewhere he believes he can become. Jones also ...

Steelers face daunting task at home

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady wanted the showdown with Ben Roethlisberger, if he’s being honest. And the New England star is far from the only one that wanted to see Roethlisberger’s familiar No. 7 run out of the tunnel for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field today ...

Fleury struggles in defeat

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals each to lead the illness-depleted Nashville Predators to a 5-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Calle Jarnkrok also scored and P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg ...

Penguins rally past San Jose

PITTSBURGH — Down two goals — and even worse, down two defensemen — after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder. “You can win ugly in this league,” Sullivan told them. The Stanley Cup ...

Davis facing stiff test against Patriots

PITTSBURGH — When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Sean Davis in the second round last spring, defensive coordinator Keith Butler reveled in the possibilities. Here was a 6-foot-1, 202-pound guy who could play both safety and cornerback depending on the situation, someone with the size and ...

Ready to get behind Mr. Jones

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Landry Jones is a realist. Call it the byproduct of spending the last three-plus years fighting for a job and fending off repeated attempts by the Pittsburgh Steelers to find somebody better to back up Ben Roethlisberger. So in a team meeting Wednesday, ...

Prediction business tough

The Associated Press Pro Picks is going golfing. More specifically, we’re taking a mulligan. After asking our sidekick to sub in for last week and seeing him destroy whatever credibility we still had, we’re dismissing the 5-9-1 mark against the spread and, ugh, a 4-11 total straight up. ...

Overreactions: Big Ben’s knee, poor ‘D’ mean doom for Steelers

The Steelers are sinking.Big Ben is hurt and the defense allowed 223 yards rushing to the Dolphins (2-4). It was the second awful performance by Pittsburgh's defense in a month following a 34-3 beatdown by the Eagles in Week 3.If they couldn't stop a rookie like Carson Wentz and let Ryan ...

Montoya blanks Penguins

MONTREAL - David Desharnais scored twice, and Al Montoya made 36 saves as the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 4-0, over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.Offseason signing Alexander Radulov got his first goal as a Canadien - with Montoya picking up an assist - while Max ...

Roethlisberger among several out for Sunday

PITTSBURGH - As a general rule, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't get too caught up in the emotional toll of a loss or the carnage it can leave behind.Yes, going over Sunday's lifeless, sloppy showing in Miami wasn't pleasant. It's not supposed to be when you get whipped by a ...

Big Ben not out long term

The Associated PressPITTSBURGH - The cartilage in Ben Roethlisberger's aching left knee is repaired.And while the Pittsburgh Steelers are optimistic their franchise quarterback will return sooner rather than later after tweaking the knee in the second quarter of a miserable loss in Miami on ...

NFL prepared to descend on Twickenham Stadium

LONDON - Twickenham Stadium has seen its share of tackles and tries, field goals and forward passes.The NFL is about to bring some more, but with a twist.A sporting event other than rugby will be held at the venue for the first time in its 107-year history when it hosts a game between the Los ...

Penguins blow early 2-0 lead

By Will GravesThe Associated PressPITTSBURGH - Jared Bednar's streak is just chugging along.Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon past Marc-Andre Fleury 22 seconds into overtime to lift the Colorado Avalanche and Bednar, their first-year coach, by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 ...

Teams skirt NFL video policy

PHILADELPHIA - Some NFL teams are going old school to find ways around a league policy that prohibits team social media accounts from sharing their own highlight videos.Sports Illustrated reported earlier this month that the NFL is strictly limiting its teams from sharing their own video or ...

Johnson, Cardinals roll to second straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. - David Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, and the Arizona Cardinals shut down the listless New York Jets 28-3 on Monday night.Johnson scored on runs of 58, 2 and 2 yards while becoming the first player to rush for three scores against the Jets since LeSean McCoy ...

Report: Big Ben tears meniscus

Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported on Twitter late Sunday night that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery this morning.Roethlisberger apparently injured his knee right before halftime in Sunday's 30-15 loss to Miami. He ...

Upset-minded Dolphins run past Steelers in victory

By Steven WineThe Associated PressMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins left Ben Roethlisberger limping, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't look much better.Roethlisberger missed one series because of a left knee injury and was held to 189 yards passing, and Miami won 30-15 ...

Miami RB has breakout game

By Steven WineThe Associated PressMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jay Ajayi talked with his offensive line before Sunday's game about his yardage objective, and at the time the numbers discussed seemed outrageously optimistic.After all, the Miami Dolphins' second-year pro had never had a 100-yard day."I ...