Steelers practice canceled as team awaits NFL decision on game Sunday vs. Ravens | TribLIVE.com

Coach Mike Tomlin canceled practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday as the team awaits a decision from the NFL on whether the game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens will be played.

The game is in danger of being postponed for a second time because of the coronavirus outbreak in the Ravens locker room.

Source: Steelers practice canceled as team awaits NFL decision on game Sunday vs. Ravens | TribLIVE.com

Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving game postponed to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on Channel 11 after COVID-19 cases

The Steelers-Ravens game that was set to air on Channel 11 on Thanksgiving has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the Baltimore players and staff.

Source: Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving game postponed to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on Channel 11 after COVID-19 cases

Steelers roll to 10-0, but they aren’t thinking about perfection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After dispatching of another rookie quarterback and taking care of business the way they should against the NFL’s lower echelon, the Steelers insist they are not ready to even begin thinking about a perfect season. Nor should they.

Maybe it will become more of a reality if they manage to beat the suddenly slumping Baltimore Ravens a second time on Thanksgiving night at Heinz Field. And it might start dancing in their head if they get past the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills two weeks later.

For now, they are managing to get away with less-than-perfect performances, which was the case Sunday when the Steelers scratched out three touchdowns and a pair of Chris Boswell field goals against the AFC’s worst scoring defense in a 27-3 victory against the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

“We don’t anticipate rolling out of tunnels and people laying down for us,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “We step out of tunnels expecting a 60-minute fight every week.”

Source: Steelers roll to 10-0, but they aren’t thinking about perfection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers vs. Bengals score: Ben Roethlisberger’s four touchdowns propel Pittsburgh to 9-0 start – CBSSports.com

The Steelers are still undefeated after routing their division rivals in Week 10

The Steelers became the 21st team in the Super Bowl era to start 9-0 after posting a 36-10 win over the visiting Bengals on Sunday. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 333 yards with four touchdown passes, propelling Pittsburgh to its 11th straight win over Cincinnati (2-6-1).

Roethlisberger’s touchdown total on Sunday was his highest in a game since he had five touchdown passes in Pittsburgh’s win over Carolina in Week 10 of the 2018 season. For his career, Roethlisberger is 26-7 against the Bengals and 22-2 against rookie quarterbacks. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked four times while recording his third lowest passing output of the season. Two of those sacks were by T.J. Watt, who led a Steelers’ defense that held the Bengals to an 0-of-13 mark on third down.

Down 12-0 in the first quarter, the Bengals found pay dirt after Burrow hit fellow rookie Tee Higgins on a two-yard pass on fourth-and-goal. Pittsburgh responded with consecutive scoring drives that included Roethlisberger’s eight-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Roethlisberger threw for 243 yards in the first half, while Diontae Johnson caught six passes for 116 yards in the first half, including his 12-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Source: Steelers vs. Bengals score: Ben Roethlisberger’s four touchdowns propel Pittsburgh to 9-0 start – CBSSports.com

Dodgers claim first World Series title in 32 years, rallying past Rays in Game 6

Dodgers win first World Series since 1988 after beating Rays in Game 6.

Los Angeles has officially transformed into Titletown.

For the second time in October, the city claimed a major sports championship as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1, in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series. Of course, the LeBron James-led Lakers already brought home the NBA title after topping the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

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The Dodgers triumph ends a 32-year championship drought for one of MLB’s most decorated franchises. Not since Kirk Gibson and Orel Hershiser became postseason legends in 1988 has the team’s season culminated with a celebration. It some ways, the wait felt a lot longer. Probably because the Dodgers have fallen short time and time again since becoming perennial World Series contenders in 2013. Now, all of that built up pain and frustration can give way to jubilation.

Source: Dodgers claim first World Series title in 32 years, rallying past Rays in Game 6

Dodgers intent on ending title drought in World Series Game 6 | One America News Network

There will be no backing down from the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with their best pitcher on the mound and a relentless offense in tow.

The Rays’ assignment: stopping the Dodgers from winning their first World Series title in 32 years.

The determined Tampa Bay offense was held in check Sunday night as Los Angeles took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 4-2 victory, but it was not for a lack of inventive thinking.

Even in the Game 5 defeat, the Rays’ bold and brash offensive mindset was represented by an attempted straight steal of home by Manuel Margot. It failed, but just barely, as Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy alerted Clayton Kershaw and the pitcher’s snap throw home — as catcher Austin Barnes applied the tag — stood out as the contest’s turning point.

The bottom of the fourth inning was trending the Rays’ direction. Margot was on third base and Hunter Renfroe was on first with no outs and the Rays trailing 3-2. But Kershaw got Joey Wendle to pop up before striking out Willy Adames.

Instead of relying on a two-out hit from Kevin Kiermaier, Margot broke for home. Kershaw stepped off the rubber and got the ball to Barnes just in time.

Kershaw’s resolve only seemed to grow stronger. He retired the next five batters he faced before manager Dave Roberts went to the bullpen and Los Angeles shut down Tampa Bay from there.

“(I’m) always confident in this bunch,” Kiermaier said. “If there’s any team that can respond well with their backs against the wall, our group is the group that has come through when we need it the most.”

Tampa Bay built a 5-0 lead for Snell in Game 2 as the offense got a jump on what was essentially a bullpen day for the Dodgers. Brandon Lowe emerged from a postseason slump with two home runs.

Dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin started Game 2 and went one inning on short rest. He will take the mound again in Game 6 in more of a traditional start, although he likely would have to be dominating in order to go five innings.

A bullpen-heavy game is not the Dodgers’ forte, although it did get them through Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against Atlanta. Gonsolin pitched two innings in that one but gave up two of the Braves’ three runs.

Source: Dodgers intent on ending title drought in Game 6 | One America News Network

Why Titans vs. Steelers could be the game of the year – Behind the Steel Curtain

Expect a shootout in Week 7.

The Steelers have a really good defense. let me be clear about that, they are a top 5 defense right now, and are likely to do what Mike Tomlin defenses do, and get better as the season continues. I’m a huge fan of this defense, and I think they can thrive even without Devin Bush.

But this isn’t about the whole season, how good this defense is the last 6 weeks and into the playoffs, or how we will look at this defense 5 years from now. This is week 7, facing the Tennessee Titans, and an offense that is the best in the NFL.

The Steelers offense is underrated, they are better than the normal stats say they are, and while they are not producing the numbers the Titans are, they are also a really good offense.

Source: Why Titans vs. Steelers could be the game of the year – Behind the Steel Curtain

Ellwood City Area School District Will Allow Up To 1,000 People At Homecoming Football Game – CBS Pittsburgh

The Ellwood City School District is allowing up to 1,000 people at its homecoming football game Friday.

This decision comes despite the school board’s solicitor recommending the district follows the state’s recommended limit on gatherings.

Source: Ellwood City Area School District Will Allow Up To 1,000 People At Homecoming Football Game – CBS Pittsburgh

Steelers, Pitt Broadcaster Bill Hillgrove Suspended | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PITTSBURGH, PA — Longtime Steelers and Pitt Panthers radio announcer Bill Hillgrove has been suspended for the first two games of the season by both teams. The move comes as Hillgrove is facing DUI charges.

Police said Bill Hillgrove, 79, drove his car into two glass panes at Ferri’s Shur Save supermarket in Murrysville in June. KDKA-TV reported that Hillgrove acknowledged to police that he had “a couple of beers” before the incident.

Hillgrove was hired in 1969 as a broadcaster for the Pitt Panthers basketball team, and later became a color and lead announcer for Pitt basketball and football games. The former WTAE-TV sports director has been the radio play-by-play announcer for Steelers games since 1994.

Source: Steelers, Pitt Broadcaster Bill Hillgrove Suspended | Pittsburgh, PA Patch