Steelers hold off Chiefs

Jan 16, 2017

Steelers hold off Chiefs

Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le’Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals? Throw in a stingy Pittsburgh defense for most of Sunday night, and a multitude ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Jan 10, 2017

Steelers assistant coach Porter arrested for assault at bar

Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team’s wild card win over the Miami Dolphins. The altercation happened at ...

Packers too much for Giants to handle

Jan 9, 2017

Packers too much for Giants to handle

Aaron Rodgers, master of the Hail Mary pass, struck again in another big moment. Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with four touchdown passes, including a momentum-swinging 42-yard heave to Randall Cobb at the end of the second quarter, to lead the Green ...

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

Jan 7, 2017

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5. On Saturday, the playoffs open as Oakland travels to Houston and Detroit ...

Steelers edge Ravens to clinch AFC North

Dec 26, 2016

Steelers edge Ravens to clinch AFC North

With the clock ticking and a season filled with promise evaporating, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the snap, turned to his left and put the AFC North title in the hands of Antonio Brown. The star wide receiver caught the ball at the Baltimore ...

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 ...