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Steelers defeat Arizona Cardinals 23-17

The Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday 23, 17 while being surrounded by a sea of black and gold at State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

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Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner have officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Arizona Cardinals.

Source: Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against Arizona Cardinals

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Steelers running back James Conner says he will not play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals

James Conner’s shoulder injury will sideline him for a third straight game when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Source: Steelers running back James Conner says he will not play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals

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Steelers defeat Browns 20-13 on a rainy Sunday 

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-13 Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field before a crowd of 62 thousand.

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Steelers defeat winless Bengals 16-10

Steelers turned to third-string quarterback Devlin Hodges in second half, benching struggling Mason Rudolph.

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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph fined $50,000 for role in Browns-Steelers fight

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is suspended without pay indefinitely

Source: Steelers QB Mason Rudolph fined $50,000 for role in Browns-Steelers fight

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NFL moves Dec. 1 Steelers-Browns game to 1 p.m. kickoff | TribLIVE.com

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Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

The hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation

By Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor
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A Cleveland Police spokesperson says that the hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off the signal-caller’s head and bashed him in the head with it.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that in order for there to be an investigation in this instance, Rudolph would have to return to Cleveland and file formal charges with the police. Ciaccia says an investigation would then take place and the prosecuting attorney’s office would decide what, if any, charges would be filed.

On Friday morning, Rudolph’s agent Timothy Younger told the Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo: “that he is still gathering information on Thursday night’s incident before any decisions regarding legal or civil action on Rudolph’s behalf are made,” Fittipaldo wrote. On Thursday night Younger tweeted:

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There are many risks an NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on your uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.

Source: Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

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Three ejected after nasty brawl tarnishes end of Steelers 21-7 loss to Browns

Three players were ejected after a nasty brawl between the Steelers and Browns in the closing seconds of Thursday night’s game in Cleveland.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tore off Mason Rudolph‘s helmet and struck the Steelers quarterback in the head with it after the two tangled on the ground.

Several skirmishes ensued. Garrett, Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey were ejected. Pouncey got tossed after throwing a couple punches and kicking Garrett in the helmet while he was on the ground.

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Early in the second quarter, Landry sprinted across the formation for an easy 1-yard touchdown, then followed the lead of Beckham, his close friend, with a yawn.

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What a beautiful 26-24 win for the Steelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Winning cures everything. At least for a week. But man, the diseased football game we witnessed Sunday at Heinz Field — an inexplicable, 26-24 Steelers victory — sure put that theory to the test.

Start with the officiating. Brad Allen’s crew was awful, whether it was flagging phantom late hits, mangling interference calls or somehow penalizing Indy’s Bobby Okereke for daring to tackle Ryan Switzer on a punt return.

The new interference replay rule continues to confound. Nobody understands it. Nobody knows what replay czar Al Riveron will see, or willfully ignore, back in New York.

Read Source: Joe Starkey: What a horribly beautiful win for the Steelers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach Mike Tomlin Fined For Violating Injury Report Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin are facing fines for violating the NFL policy regarding Ben Roethlisberger‘s injury.

NFL Insider Ian Rapport reports that the Steelers are being fined $75,000 and Tomlin is being fined $25,000.

He says the team and the coach violated NFL injury report policy by not accurately listing Roethlisberger on the practice report before the team’s game against the Seahawks in week two.

Source: Report: Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach Mike Tomlin Fined For Violating Injury Report Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

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Devin Bush and Devlin Hodges lead Steelers to 24-17 win over Chargers – The Washington Post

The word is success when undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges made his first NFL start for Pittsburgh after the injuries to other quarterbacks,  Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.

James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night.

Conner had his first game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown and accounted for 119 scrimmage yards (41 rushing, 78 receiving).

Bush forced turnovers on the Chargers second and third drives. The rookie linebacker scored his first NFL touchdown when he scooped up a backward pass from Philip Rivers that Melvin Gordon was unable to handle and went 9 yards to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead

Bush got his second turnover four plays later when he intercepted a Rivers’ pass that was deflected by defensive end Tyson Alualu at the line of scrimmage. That would lead to Conner’s first TD.

The Chargers (2-4) trailed 24-0 after three quarters but rallied to get within seven on a Chase McLaughlin field goal and two TD passes from Rivers to Hunter Henry.

After Henry’s 11-yard TD catch made it 24-17, Los Angeles tried an onside kick with 1:28 remaining but it was recovered by Steelers. The Chargers forced a three-and-out and got the ball at the 1 after a punt, but Rivers was picked off by Cameron Sutton to preserve the Steelers win to improve to 2-4.

Rivers was 26 of 44 for300 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while Henry, who missed the past four games due to a knee injury, had eight receptions for 100 yards.

Conner gave the Steelers a 14-0 lead with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter with a 12-yard run around left end on a nice block from left tackle Alejandro Villanueva.

Conner put Pittsburgh up by three touchdowns with 6:34 remaining in the second when he caught a short pass from Hodges and went 26 yards up the right sideline after Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown was unable to tackle the third-year running back at the 25.

Los Angeles didn’t get on the board until one minute into the fourth quarter on Chase McLaughlin’s 38-yard field goal. Rivers ended the offense’s seven-quarter drought without a touchdown when he found Hunter Henry in the back of the end zone from 5 yards out with 7:13 remaining.

Source: https://www.wtae.com/article/steelers-defeat-chargers-24-17/29453353

Source: Devin Bush and Devlin Hodges lead Steelers to 24-17 win over Chargers – The Washington Post

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Over 300 Runners Complete 150-Mile Relay From Maryland To Pittsburgh Along Greater Allegheny Passage – CBS Pittsburgh

Over 300 runners completed a 150-mile relay race from Cumberland, Md., all the way to Pittsburgh over two days.

Friday morning between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the race began in Cumberland, Maryland and continued for anywhere between 16 and 26 hours.

The defending champions, DiMarco Workhorse Plus 40 II gave other teams a 4-5 hour head start, starting Friday evening at 4:00. They then passed every team except for two, completing the race in 15 hours and 56 minutes, successfully defending their title.

Team No Big Dill finished second overall, crossing the finish line at 7:07 p.m. making their total time 19 hours and 7 minutes.

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Steelers’ Rudolph concussed on big hit by Ravens, Steelers Fall 26-23

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left Sunday’s game against the Ravens after appearing to be knocked out cold on a hit by Earl Thomas II.

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Sheary scores twice against old team, Sabres beat Penguins

Conor Sheary scored twice against his old team and Carter Hutton stopped 26 shots in the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in the opener for both teams.

Rasmus Dahlin also scored to help Buffalo give Ralph Krueger a victory in his Sabres coaching debut. Buffalo beat Pittsburgh in regulation for the first time since April 23, 2013.

Evgeni Malkin scored on the power play for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray made 38 saves.

Source: Sheary scores twice against old team, Sabres beat Penguins

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Baseball playoff predictions: Astros, Yankees, Dodgers, Twins, Braves

It’s a fool’s errand to predict what’s going to happen in postseason baseball. Nine times out of 10, you’re setting yourself up to be completely wrong because the unpredictable nature of baseball is, in fact, what makes it so fun.

But that’s not going to stop us from giving you our annual MLB postseason predictions as the field of October hopefuls moves onto the division series round. We have the Washington Nationals playing the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals playing the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, while the Minnesota Twins meet the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays face the Houston Astros in the ALDS.

Our panel of six MLB writers — Tim BrownHannah KeyserChris CwikLiz RoscherMark Townsend and Matt Ehalt — are like a lot of pundits in that they believe in the Astros’ behemoth rotation of Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke.

Here are our round-by-round predictions, as well as choices for World Series MVP, breakout player, disappointing team and more.

Source: Baseball playoff predictions: Astros, Yankees, Dodgers, Twins, Braves

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Pittsburgh Pirates fire 9 year manager Clint Hurdle — “an extremely difficult decision”: report

Announcement made Sunday

The Pirates fired manager Clint Hurdle before Sunday’s regular season finale against Cincinnati following a stunning second-half collapse that dropped Pittsburgh to the bottom of the National League Central and included a series of off-the-field issues.

Pittsburgh entered Sunday 69-92, including a 25-47 since the All-Star break.

Hurdle went 735-720 in nine seasons with Pittsburgh, helping the franchise emerge from 20 years of losing to reach the playoffs three straight years from 2013-15. The Pirates never advanced past the Division Series and are assured of a third losing season in their last four years. Hurdle had two years left on an extension he signed in 2017.

Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington called it “an extremely difficult decision” for the organization.

Source: Pittsburgh Pirates fire manager Clint Hurdle

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Tom Brady didn’t want his viral Antonio Brown comment to leak | Fox News

 

Tom Brady was “a million percent in” with the Patriots signing Antonio Brown — he apparently just didn’t want everyone to know it.

“That was supposed to be a private conversation,” the quarterback told Westwood One Sports radio on Monday of his comments to team owner Robert Kraft when New England signed the disgraced star in early September.

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It instead was broadcast to the world around the same time by NBC’s Al Michaels on “Sunday Night Football,” in addition to the development that Brady had invited Brown to move into his stunning, 10,000-square-foot Massachusetts mansion.

Source: Tom Brady didn’t want his viral Antonio Brown comment to leak | Fox News

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Patriots release Antonio Brown, saying it’s ‘best to move in a different direction’

The Patriots signed Brown this month, hours after he was released by Oakland. He was traded to the Raiders after wearing out his welcome with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was a four-time All-Pro in nine seasons.

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The NFL released the following statement regarding Brown’s status in the league:

“Antonio Brown was released today by the New England Patriots and is currently an unrestricted free agent. Our office is presently investigating multiple allegations, some of which are the subject of pending litigation. We have as yet made no findings regarding these issues. The investigation is ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously.

“As long as Mr. Brown is a free agent, placement on the Commissioner’s exempt list is not appropriate. If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, he may also be subject to discipline if the investigation finds that he has violated the law or league policies.”

Source: Patriots release Antonio Brown, saying it’s ‘best to move in a different direction’

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SAM DAVIS: Four-time Super Bowl champion with Pittsburgh Steelers found dead after being reported missing from personal care home

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New England Patriots: 3 Players that must show up big vs. Steelers

It’s finally here. The 2019 NFL season is officially underway for teams around the league, including the New England Patriots this weekend. The Patriots will open up the regular season slate with a tough test early on in the year, hosting their bitter rival the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football in Foxborough.

New England enters the fresh season coming off of its second Super Bowl victory in the last three years and third in the last five seasons. The Patriots, who took down the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to take Super Bowl LII in February, concluded the regular season with a record of 11-5 overall before going on the deep postseason run.

The Patriots ended up taking the AFC East crown for the 10th consecutive season, finishing ahead of the Miami Dolphins (7-9) in second place, the Buffalo Bills (6-10) in third and the New York Jets (4-12) in last.

Source: New England Patriots: 3 Players that must show up big vs. Steelers

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Six injured after lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship | Fox News

Six people were injured after a lightning strike at the season-ending PGA TOUR Championship event outside Atlanta Saturday.

The PGA Tour said that two lightning strikes hit East Lake Golf Club at 4:45 p.m. ET, 28 minutes after the third round was suspended due to thunderstorms in the area. The Tour said that a tree in the area between the practice range, the 15th green and the 16th tee “was hit and debris from that strike injured four people.”

The Tour added that six fans were taken from the course in ambulances for further medical attention. Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III said the six had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He said they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing.

Source: Six injured after lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship | Fox News

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Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

Steelers win their second preseason game

Devlin Hodges put the icing on the cake when he hit Diontae Johnson for a 24-yard touchdown with 4:22 to play in the game, giving the Steelers the 10-point lead.

Source: Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

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Mike Tomlin offers vague injury updates for Saturday’s second Steelers preseason game | TribLIVE.com

Though Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he expected more players to play Saturday than did in last week’s preseason opener, he was vague in disclosing any information on most of the injury news regarding players.

Safety Sean Davis again practiced Thursday and is expected to make his preseason debut at Heinz Field against the Chiefs. Center Maurkice Pouncey was in uniform (on a non-padded practice day) but appeared to be in a limited capacity. With his 10-year NFL veteran status, it would be shocking if Pouncey played Saturday.

Source: Mike Tomlin offers vague injury updates for Saturday’s second Steelers preseason game | TribLIVE.com

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Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

Pirates 10, Angels 7

Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the Pirates rally for a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

“It’s awesome to get our bats alive,” said Bell, who homered for the fourth straight interleague game to set a new Pirates record. “Hopefully it starts a new trend the next couple of weeks and hopefully we can finish this thing strong.”

José Osuna drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds added a solo homer for the Pirates, who have won consecutive games for the first time since July 6-7 against Milwaukee.

Source: Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Two days to Latrobe: The battles to watch | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Prior to the days of offseason training activities (OTAs), training camp was all about the position battles that would take place.

OTAs changed that dynamic — at least somewhat — but football in shorts, as Mike Tomlin likes to call the offseason program, isn’t a true measure of a player.

Source: PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Two days to Latrobe: The battles to watch | WPXI

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Pa. Game Commission Has Perks For Residents Who Apply Early For Hunting Licenses – CBS Pittsburgh

The wait is over, as the firearms deer season approaches, hunting licenses go on sale June 17.

Source: Pa. Game Commission Has Perks For Residents Who Apply Early For Hunting Licenses – CBS Pittsburgh

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A Rockets Game 6 win would set up greatest NBA Sunday ever – YouTube

SportsPulse: If the Rockets beat the Kevin Durant-less Warriors at home on Friday we could see the greatest Sunday ever in NBA history: Three game 7s. Time to reschedule Mother’s day?

 

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2019 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon results

Gold medal winners announced

The gold medal winner of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon men’s division was Boniface Kongin of Kenya, with a time of 2:10:34.

“I feel so happy and to make it more happier I did it in Pittsburgh,” Kongin said. “I felt the crowd kept me moving on such a difficult course. I am just super happy and this gave me the moral boost I needed.”

The gold medal winner of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon women’s division was Bizuwork Getahun Kasaye of Ethiopia, with a time of 2:36:29.

Source: 2019 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon results

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Kentucky Derby 2019 winner: Country House wins after Maximum Security is disqualified – Los Angeles Times

Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security, which crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for a contact foul while making its way onto the final stretch.

Source: Kentucky Derby 2019 winner: Country House wins after Maximum Security is disqualified – Los Angeles Times