| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:09 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison expected the Pittsburgh Steelers defense to be tested by the high-powered Atlanta Falcons.
The All-Pro linebacker also expected to get off the field.
Turns out, he was half right.
Though the Steelers rode the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:52 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A violent collision with Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew’s churning knees won’t be enough to keep Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu out of the lineup.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the 2010 NFL...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:45 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If things had worked out a little differently a decade ago, Brett Keisel never would have needed “Da Beard” to get noticed.
Taken in the seventh round of the 2002 draft out of BYU, Keisel at the time wondered if the...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
There’s been a startling amount of talk about the aging of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, a unit that surrendered the fewest points last season and boasts the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in strong safety Troy Polamalu.
The media has often...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1986 - Groton will take a 23-0 record into the State A high school girls' basketball tournament. The Tigers, behind a 26-point performance by Diane Dohman, defeated Milbank 61-33 in the Region 1A title game.
1991 - Nora Stoltenburg...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:25 AM
The celebration was on at Death Valley Friday night.
Excitement was already building before the first snap, with the dedication of the football field kicking off the night’s homecoming festivities. But nothing could match the jubilation that set...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:41 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger can take a hit.
But even a 6-foot-5, 241-pound guy has a tough time dealing with the beating he’s endured this year.
The quarterback left Houston in a walking boot on his left foot after he was sacked five...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- If this were high school football, it would have seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing a junior varsity game Sunday.
The defense was missing three Pro Bowl players in end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) and...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 6:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has a pretty good explanation for how a guy with one good foot can throw for five touchdowns as he did in Pittsburgh’s 38-17 thumping of Tennessee on Sunday.
“I told ya, I was just faking it,”...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Auto Racing-NASCAR Nationwide Series, 300 Miles of Courage practice, 1 and 5 p.m. (ESPN2); NASCAR Sprint Cup, Bank of America 500 practice, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2), pole qualifying, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball-Texas Rangers at Detroit...