Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 6, set up winner-take-all Game 7 – Houston Chronicle

LOS ANGELES — After 179 games, the last 17 covering the three rounds of the postseason, the Astros’ season will come down to one game.

The Astros lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1, on Tuesday night to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Source: Astros lose to Dodgers in Game 6, set up winner-take-all Game 7 – Houston Chronicle

Houston Astros have yet to lose at home this October. Will they ever? – World Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Lance McCullers Jr. says “there’s no place louder” than Minute Maid Park, and Jose Altuve feels the love between the fans and players. That home-field advantage could lead to a World Series clincher in Houston.

With a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, the Astros raised their postseason record to 7-0 at their retractable-roofed haven on 501 Crawford Street in Houston. They joined the 2008 champion Philadelphia Phillies as only the second team in history to begin a postseason with seven straight home victories.

Source: Houston Astros have yet to lose at home this October. Will they ever? – World Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

A timeline of the Houston Astros’ improbable Game 2 victory – SweetSpot- ESPN

It was a roller-coaster night in L.A., where the Dodgers and Astros traded blows with their high-powered offenses … until Houston won with its own.

The festivities of Game 2 of the World Series started with Vin Scully invitingFernando Valenzuela to throw out the first pitch and ended with Chris Devenskistriking out Yasiel Puig in a nine-pitch battle to give the Houston Astros a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 11 innings

Source: A timeline of the Houston Astros’ improbable Game 2 victory – SweetSpot- ESPN

Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers – Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – MLB Game Center – MSN Sports

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It will be another classic duel in Astros-Dodgers history as Houston’s Dallas Keuchel will face Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw in Game 1. Both left-handers are former Cy Young Award winners.

Source: Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers – Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – MLB Game Center – MSN Sports

Game Day Central: 2017 Week 7 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals | Pittsburgh Steelers

Roethlisberger came out sharp, then kept it together to produce his best game of the season as the Steelers (5-2) pasted the Cincinnati Bengals 29-14 to tighten their grip on first place in the AFC North.

Source: Game Day Central: 2017 Week 7 – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals | Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers’ playmakers rise to the occasion against Chiefs – NFL.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Pittsburgh Steelers taught the Kansas City Chiefs a valuable lesson during a 19-13 win on Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs had the most prolific offense in the NFL, an unblemished record and a raucous home crowd ready to enjoy another fun-filled afternoon. The consensus was that the Steelers were primed to lose yet again in a season that has started with so many frustrations. Instead, Pittsburgh proved what can happen when its superstars decide to dominate.

Source: Steelers’ playmakers rise to the occasion against Chiefs – NFL.com

 

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Final 30-9 Jaguars Over Steelers | NJ.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2), led by quarterback Blake Bortles, met the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1), led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, in an AFC matchup in NFL Week 5 action on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers RECAP, score and stats | NJ.com

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Watch: Steelers honor Dan Rooney with video tribute | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The team remembered its late owner at the first home game since he died in April at age 84.

The Steelers honored late owner Dan Rooney with a video tribute before the game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Heinz Field. They posted the video to their Twitter page, as well. .

Source: Watch: Steelers honor Dan Rooney with video tribute | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers add 10 to their practice squad | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, who has been on the 53-man roster the past two seasons, was signed back to the practice squad after the Steelers cut him Saturday. The other members of the initial practice squad are: center Kyle Friend, tight end Jake McGee, receivers Marcus Tucker and Justin Thomas, linebacker Matt Galambos, safety Jacob Hagen, defensive end Lavon Hooks, linebacker Farrington Huguenin and cornerback Dashaun Phillips.

Source: Steelers add 10 to their practice squad | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buckley: Floyd Mayweather’s TKO over fatigued Conor McGregor a fitting end | Boston Herald

LAS VEGAS — So it turns out we were right about who was going to win this fight.

Despite his nearly two-year absence from the ring, Mayweather never lost his defensive skills. So he let McGregor do his thing, let him the first three rounds. And then be began to take over. By the ninth round, he was hammering away at McGregor; the 10th, then, was just a waiting game. The fight was stopped with 1:55 remaining in the round.

Source: Buckley: Floyd Mayweather’s TKO over fatigued Conor McGregor a fitting end | Boston Herald

Post-Gazette state football rankings: Aliquippa only WPIAL team ranked No. 1 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The only WPIAL team ranked No. 1 at the start of this season is Aliquippa in Class 3A. The Quips have a number of returning starters and will be trying to make it to a WPIAL title game for the 10th consecutive season.

Other No. 1 teams are St. Joseph’s Prep, Archbishop Wood, Cathedral Prep, Southern Columbia and Bishop Guilfoyle.

Source: Post-Gazette state football rankings: Aliquippa only WPIAL team ranked No. 1 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$1 million bet comes in on Floyd Mayweather ahead of Conor McGregor showdown

Big money showed up in Las Vegas on Thursday, shaking up the odds for Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The MGM sportsbook took a $1 million bet on Mayweather, at -550 odds, from a VIP casino guest, who wired in the money to the casino cage Thursday afternoon, MGM vice president of race and sports Jay Rood told ESPN.

Source: $1 million bet comes in on Floyd Mayweather ahead of Conor McGregor showdown

ESPN pulls Robert Lee from covering Virginia football due to name – NY Daily News

An announcer by any other name would announce just as sweet.

In what is sure to be a controversial decision, ESPN has decided to pull college football announcer Robert Lee from covering a Virginia football game this season due to the simple fact his name is Robert Lee, the network announced on Tuesday. Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis was the first to report the questionable decision.

Source: ESPN pulls Robert Lee from covering Virginia football due to name – NY Daily News

Steelers sign Mike Tomlin to two-year contract extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Team president Art Rooney II had been working on the deal this week and finalized details Friday.

Friday, the Steelers made it known they would like that tradition to continue when they extended the contract of Mike Tomlin through the 2020 season.

Each of the past three head coaches in Steelers history held the job for a decade or more. Tomlin is entering his 11th season, Noll coached for 23 seasons and Bill Cowher for 15 years before Tomlin was hired in 2007.

Source: Steelers sign Mike Tomlin to two-year contract extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shares thought process on his future

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger detailed his thought process on his playing future with media at training camp.

LATROBE, Pa. — Ben Roethlisberger has created a compelling case for potential retirement as early as 2018.

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback detailed his thought process about his future in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other outlets, citing the growing knowledge about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and his family.

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shares thought process on his future

The Latest: Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey scored for the defending champions, who got 24 saves from goaltender Matt Murray. Rinne got the hook after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period, and Nashville backup Juuse Saros didn’t fare much better, giving up three goals in relief.

Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville

Source: The Latest: Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

2017 Stanley Cup finals — Pekka Rinne steals Game 4, Preds even series

 

A game-stealing performance by goalie Pekka Rinne against the Penguins in Game 4 has evened the Stanley Cup Final and could very well be the tipping point for the Predators.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made 23 saves, including at least three to keep his team in the game, as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2 on Monday.

What’s next: The series is all knotted up, and Game 5 is Thursday in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: 2017 Stanley Cup finals — Pekka Rinne steals Game 4, Preds even series

D.A. To Withdraw Charges Against Catfish Throwing Suspect « CBS Pittsburgh

Charges against a man who threw a catfish on the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be withdrawn.

During the second period, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell launched a dead catfish onto the ice following a stoppage in play.

Waddell was escorted from the building immediately. Yesterday, he was charged with disrupting the hockey game, disorderly conduct, and using the dead catfish to commit the other two crimes.

Source: D.A. To Withdraw Charges Against Catfish Throwing Suspect « CBS Pittsburgh