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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 ...

Penguins edge Sharks 2-1, take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final

WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby enters the faceoff circle with a plan every time, well aware it will almost certainly evaporate once the puck smacks the ice. That doesn't stop the Pittsburgh superstar from doing it, because every once in a while the idea ...

Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren't for the ...

Harrison’s 2-run double helps Pirates top Diamondbacks 8-3

  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison came off the bench to hit a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Thursday. The pinch-hitter gave the Pirates a 5-3 lead. The runs gave reliever A.J. Schugel (1-1) his ...

Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in ...