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Son of Jerry Sandusky arrested on child sexual abuse charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was arrested Monday on multiple sexual offense charges involving children, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested. Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, a stalwart supporter who attended many of his ...

After avoiding suspension, Marchand lifts Bruins past Pens

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand got fined, but avoided a suspension — and led the Boston Bruins to a victory. Marchand scored two second-period goals in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, hours after he was docked $10,000 by the NHL but not ordered to sit out any games ...

Panthers in freefall during bumpy first year for Stallings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Stallings and Scott Barnes took turns standing at the dais plopped down near center court inside the Petersen Events Center last March ticking off the reasons — well, reason, mainly — Stallings left Vanderbilt after 17 years to become the head coach at ...

Citizens board: Video backs cop in Steelers’ coach arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board said Wednesday. A county prosecutor ...

Tomlin not alarmed as Roethlisberger ponders future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a general philosophy, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin treats each individual season as its own unique entity, with no direct through line from one to the next. Considering his quarterback’s current state of mind, probably a good idea. While Tomlin believes the ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger not ruling out retirement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t sure he’ll be back in 2017. Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is going to take some time to evaluate whether he wants to keep playing. The two-time Super Bowl ...

Brady deflates Steelers’ hopes in Patriots’ win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in ...

Packers-Falcons, Steelers-Patriots for Super Bowl berths

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. Quite a quartet of QBs is heading to the NFL's conference championship games next weekend: Brady's New England Patriots host Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC, and Rodgers' ...

Bell carries Steelers into AFC title game in New England

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell deftly danced his way through the teeth of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Next, he'll carry Pittsburgh Steelers off to New England. With his amusingly patient, maddeningly effective running style, Bell followed ...

Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Thompson kept running into the end zone on one of those rare times scoring a touchdown wasn’t the optimal play. Ryan Kerrigan made sure it didn’t matter. Thompson had a 25-yard TD run with 1:53 remaining, Kerrigan forced a turnover in the red zone and the ...

Bell scores three TDs in Steelers win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — When Big Ben doesn’t have his “A” Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed they have a more than capable Plan B in continuing their late-season playoff push. That’s “B” as in Bell. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggling once again with his accuracy on ...

Giants alerted NFL that Steelers used deflated balls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says no formal complaint was filed last week by the New York Giants, who reportedly alerted the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using deflated footballs during their game. Fox reported Sunday that after the Giants forced two turnovers during their 24-14 loss ...

Eagles having issues on defense after strong first half

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No pass rush, poor coverage and sloppy penalties have turned a strong defense into one of the NFL’s worst in a short span. The Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) have lost three straight games by an average margin of 14.3 points per game. While the offense has reasons for ...

Steelers red-zone D looks to keep opposition out of end zone

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once opponents get into the red zone, the Steelers take it as a challenge to keep them out of the end zone. That’s part of the reason why Pittsburgh’s defense leads the league in stops inside the 20-yard line, including four goal-line stands in the past two weeks, ...

Judge adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M verdict against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday awarded more than $5 million to a former Penn State assistant football coach over his treatment by the university following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child molestation charges five years ago. Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in favor of Mike ...

Harrison sacks way to Steelers’ record

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Surrounded by his teammates in the locker room, James Harrison accepted the game ball as his eyes flooded with tears. On a special day for Pittsburgh’s pulverizing linebacker, there was something was missing and Harrison struggled to harness his ...

Win over Browns gives Steelers new life

CLEVELAND (AP) — A short bus ride into Ohio put Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers back in the fast lane. The playoffs remain a possible destination. Le’Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard touchdown run — long after time expired in the first half — and Pittsburgh’s defense recorded ...

Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15

SEATTLE (AP) — Everyone knew Russell Wilson could run and pass. But catch? The Seattle Seahawks quarterback showed he can do that, too. Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown, and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Doug Baldwin as the Seahawks rolled past the Philadelphia Eagles ...

Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted Russell Wilson in 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson would be playing for the Philadelphia Eagles if Andy Reid got his man in 2012. Reid planned to select Wilson in the third round of the NFL draft that year, but Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. The Eagles settled for Nick Foles 13 ...

Steelers look to cure defensive woes against Browns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison feels the team’s current defensive woes can be cured. Adding a former first-round pick into the mix can only help. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said second-year linebacker Bud Dupree is in the plans for Sunday’s game at ...