Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

Aug 29, 2016

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be the conference’s representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos ...

Aug 6, 2016

Rooney Rule not working: Dungy

Tony Dungy would like to see the NFL’s Rooney Rule used in the manner it was intended. The new Pro Football Hall of Fame member said Friday that he doesn’t believe teams are “following the spirit of the rule now.” The rule, designed by ...

Apr 14, 2016

Football great Swann hired as USC athletic director

Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department. The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named USC’s athletic director on Wednesday. USC President Max Nikias announced the appointment of the former Trojans receiver, ...

Mar 15, 2016

Steelers' Bryant gets one-year suspension

The NFL suspended Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant at least one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension, which begins immediately, was announced on Monday. This is the second league-mandated discipline for Bryant. The 24-year-old Bryant was suspended for the ...

Feb 20, 2016

Steelers tight end Miller says he's retiring

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired in typically understated fashion Friday. It ended an 11-year career featuring a pair of NFL championships while winning over his teammates and an ardent fan base with his work ethic and reliability. No news conference. Just a ...

Manning to face Brady again as Broncos eliminate Steelers

Jan 18, 2016

Manning to face Brady again as Broncos eliminate Steelers

Peyton Manning gets to face his biggest nemesis for one more shot at glory. Get ready for Brady-Manning XVII. The NFL’s only five-time MVP earned one more and possibly final game against his rival by leading the Denver Broncos to a come-from-behind 23-16 win ...

Jan 16, 2016

Bengals defender Jones apologizes

Pacman’s sorry, AB. Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized Friday for claiming Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was faking a concussion at the end of the wild-card game last Saturday night. The Steelers, who beat the Bengals on a late field goal, ruled ...

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Jan 13, 2016

Pittsburgh leaves door open for Roethlisberger

Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should consider throwing with his left hand. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said on his radio show Tuesday he’s dealing with torn ligaments and a sprain in his right shoulder, though coach Mike Tomlin stressed the team remains hopeful Roethlisberger will be ...

Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Jan 10, 2016

Steelers prevail in bad-tempered clash with Bengals

Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t throw. Antonio Brown couldn’t stand without help. And in the end, it didn’t matter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver after the Cincinnati Bengals did what they always seem to do this time of year: they imploded. Spectacularly. Chris Boswell ...

Bengals quarterback Dalton has cast removed

Jan 6, 2016

Bengals quarterback Dalton has cast removed

Andy Dalton’s passing hand was finally free on Tuesday, liberated from the black cast that has covered his right forearm and his spirits for the past three weeks. And his coach held out the possibility he might have a backup role for the Bengals’ ...

Steelers feed off Brown's relentless nature

Dec 25, 2015

Steelers feed off Brown's relentless nature

Their lone off day of the week nearing an end, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Antonio Brown were plotting how to wrap up Tuesday night when Brown mentioned something about hitting the gym. Heyward-Bey checked the time and shook his head. “It was almost 10 o’clock,” ...