Steelers’ Canada: ‘I need to do better’

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada appreciates his players — from longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to second-year guard Kevin Dotson — taking the onus for a sluggish start. The first-year play-caller also thinks it’s perhaps a bit misguided. ...

Phillies rally from 6 down past Pirates

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PHILADELPHIA — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East. Didi Gregorius also ...

Eisenhower to entertain run-heavy Cambridge Springs

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RUSSELL — The 3-1 Eisenhower football team is coming off a loss to Cochranton last week, the program’s first region setback since Oct. 11, 2019. On Friday, the Knights will attempt to get back on the winning track when they welcome Cambridge Springs, a team that has not played a game ...

McDowell wins final mega match, Dragons are 4th

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ERIE — McDowell claimed the final Region 6 mega match in weather-shortened competition at Whispering Woods Golf Course on Wednesday. With impending weather on the horizon, and players spread between the 13th and 18th holes, the coaches agreed to complete the match and determine team scores ...

Big Ben: ‘We’re not panicking’

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PITTSBURGH — Nearly two decades in, Ben Roethlisberger is well versed in the rhythms of the season. The first win is met with perhaps unbridled and unrealistic optimism. The first loss, the polar opposite. The Steelers (1-1) managed to get both out of the way during their first two weeks, ...

Bills’ Epenesa making impact

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After a disjointed 2020 rookie season, Bills coach Sean McDermott is still getting to know A.J. Epenesa away from the field. “He is quiet. I don’t think I really know the real A.J., maybe,” McDermott said. Opposing quarterbacks are quickly learning what Epenesa can do on the field, ...