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No. 9 Penn State dealing with more injuries up front

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Earlier this season Penn State endured a rash of injuries to his its linebacker corps. Now, coach James Franklin hopes it can do the same down a handful of offensive linemen. The No. 9 Nittany Lions (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) will have to continue their chase for the Big ...

Slumping Steelers lose Cam Heyward for season due to injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin understands the negativity associated with a four-game slide and stressed his underachieving team would do its best to absorb it and move forward. It’s a path they’ll have to travel without Cam Heyward. The defensive end and ...

Steelers closing ranks as losing streak hits 4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ramon Foster knows the drill, even if it’s one the Pittsburgh Steelers have been largely able to avoid most of the last four-plus decades. When a team that began September with realistic Super Bowl expectations finds itself listing as Thanksgiving nears like the ...

Panthers not getting ahead of themselves after Clemson upset

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a general rule, Pittsburgh kicker Chris Blewitt tries to steer clear of social media. He logs onto Facebook only occasionally, joking he likes something every couple of months so people know he’s still alive. Twitter is pretty much out. Consider it an act of ...

Death of man after Pittsburgh Steelers game investigated

BALDWIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a Pittsburgh-area man after some kind of incident following the Pittsburgh Steelers game. Pittsburgh police said detectives started investigating after Allegheny County police informed them of the ...

Penn State pays out $93 million to 33 Sandusky victims

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's latest audited financial statements show it has settled with one more sexual-abuse accuser of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, bringing the total payout to $93 million to 33 people. The statements cover the fiscal year that ended June ...

Steelers-Ravens rivalry renewed with duel for 1st place

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (4-3) at BALTIMORE (3-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Ravens by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Pittsburgh 4-3, Baltimore 2-4-1 SERIES RECORD — Pittsburgh leads 24-20 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers, 20-17, Dec. 27, 2015 LAST ...

Iowa must contain Barkley, McSorley at No. 20 Penn State

By The Associated Press Iowa (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) at No. 20 Penn State (6-2, 4-2, No. 12 CFP), 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Line: Penn State by 7½. Series record: Penn State leads 13-12. WHAT’S AT STAKE Both teams will try to keep chances at conference championship berths alive ...

Cut by Eagles, Josh Huff tells AP he’s sorry and doing fine

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days after he was arrested on gun and drug charges, Josh Huff lost his job. The Eagles released the wide receiver and special teams standout on Thursday, reversing course after coach Doug Pederson said he planned to play Huff against the Giants this week. “I ...

Feds investigating Sandusky fine Penn State a record $2.4M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky slapped the school with a record $2.4 million fine on Thursday, saying it violated requirements about reporting campus crimes and warning people if their safety is threatened. The ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger practices in limited capacity

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced in a limited capacity on Monday, just two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Whether Roethlisberger is healthy enough to start under center when the Steelers visit their ...

Big second half helps No. 24 Nittany Lions romp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes, and No. 24 Penn State used a 24-point third quarter as the centerpiece of its 62-24 victory against Purdue on Saturday. The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) ...

Wentz, Prescott lead Eagles, Cowboys into NFC East showdown

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trying to explain the quick success for Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz and Dallas counterpart Dak Prescott often comes back to the complementary parts behind both rookies. For Wentz, that means relying on a persistent if not wildly successful running game, and one ...

Battered, frustrated Steelers enter bye week

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The casual brilliance the Pittsburgh Steelers flashed with remarkable ease over the first month of the season -- well, save for three regrettable hours in Philadelphia -- has faded quickly. It tends to happen when the training room looks just as crowded as the locker ...

Jury hands McQueary $7.3M in defamation case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Jurors deliberated for about ...

Huge upset major turning point for PSU, Franklin

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com It wasn’t just one game. It was a game changer for the Penn State football program. Years from now, we all could be looking back on Saturday night as the turning point to Penn State’s return as a major player on the national stage. The ...

Patriots find inspiration in victory over Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Their momentum gone and the Pittsburgh Steelers surging behind backup quarterback Landry Jones, the New England Patriots needed something to get them going. They found inspiration in the usual places: LeGarrette Blount’s churning legs, Tom Brady’s accurate right arm and ...

Steelers’ Davis may not see action against Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 ...

Former PSU coach recalls learning of Sandusky complaint

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors heard Thursday that a former Penn State head football coach testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky’s arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators. The deposition by Tom Bradley was read during the ...

Sharks stave off elimination, top Penguins 4-2 in Game 5

WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer   PITTSBURGH (AP) — There's very little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. Call it a reflex action honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally ...