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Steelers eye momentum as Seahawks face life without Wilson

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror. Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee ...

Marshall scores on first 6 drives in 49-21 rout of N. Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Grant Wells passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns, ran for three more and Marshall routed North Texas 49-21 on Friday night. Marshall (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) scored touchdowns on six consecutive possessions in the first half with Wells, who completed 24 of 32 passes, ...

Game day future: 3D replays, gambling, no parking lots

By CRAIG MEYER, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the world stood still for extended stretches during the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic, so did the stadiums, arenas and ballparks where screams and cheers (and boos) from thousands of sports spectators once echoed in ...

No. 12 Oklahoma St at No. 25 Texas; BYU gets Big 12 preview

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 7 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Texas. The Cowboys are 5-0 for the first time since 2015, and have a chance to win three consecutive games over Top 25 teams for the first time in ...

Kansas tabbed by Big 12 coaches as preseason favorite

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been picked by Big 12 head coaches as the favorite to win the conference title after Baylor won the league title last season and went on to win its first national championship. The Jayhawks got eight of 10 first-place votes and 80 of 81 potential points from ...

Jarry has 26 saves, Penguins beat Lightning 6-2 in opener

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday ...

Like a paisley tie, solid Big 12 defenses are trendy again

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Gary Patterson compare efforts by defenses to keep pace with changing offenses to the on-and-off fashion cycle of the paisley tie. In the nearly four decades that Patterson has been in college football, including two decades as TCU's head coach, he's seen great ...

Shoulder injury ends season for Steelers WR Smith-Schuster

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster's combination of tenacity and almost theatrical joy endeared the wide receiver to the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff since the moment he arrived in 2017 as the youngest player in the NFL. Now, the Steelers must find ...

Ready to run? Steelers show long-awaited balance in win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't getting ahead of himself. Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to make progress — and plenty of it — during a 27-19 win over Denver on Sunday. The league's worst running game gained traction behind an offensive line ...

Roethlisberger throws 2 TDs, Steelers top Broncos 27-19

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the noise. At least for a week. Funny how having something resembling a running game for the first time in a long time will do that. Riding an offensive balance nonexistent for most of ...