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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/23/2014

NCAA Tournament 2014: Saturday’s scores

In case you missed the day’s action, check out a complete list of game stories and box scores.

By Tariq Lee  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, Louisville, Michigan, NCAA tournament, North Dakota State, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Diego State, Texas

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/22/2014

NCAA Tournament 2014: Bill Belichick watches top-seeded Florida run past Pittsburgh

New England Patriots coach watches as good friend Billy Donovan leads Gators into Sweet 16.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duke, Florida, Mercer, NCAA tournament, Pittsburgh

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Mike Tomlin fined $100,000 by NFL for sideline incident (updated)

Steelers coach stepped onto the field and impeded Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return on Thanksgiving night.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Mike Tomlin calls sideline move “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal”

Soon enough, it is also likely to be expensive for the Pittsburgh Steelers coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Tomlin says it’s “crazy” to think he’d step onto field intentionally

Pittsburgh Steelers coach awaits possible punishment by the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Mike Tomlin awaits punishment by NFL as new video surfaces

There’s a new angle on sideline gaffe by Pittsburgh Steelers coach, who is likely to be fined.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Mike Tomlin, Steelers may be hit with six-figure fine, reports say

Coach impeded Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones as he ran down the sideline on Thanksgiving.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Mike Tomlin crosses line in Steelers-Ravens game (video)

Pittsburgh coach impeded Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return. Maybe he got the idea from Jason Kidd.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Ben Roethlisberger: “I’d retire before I’d accept a trade”

Trading the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks seems unthinkable . . . or is it?

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Calvin Johnson has a career day in Detroit Lions’ win over Dallas Cowboys

Week 8 featured Johnson’s 329 receiving yards, the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs and numerous injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calvin johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jason Campbell, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

NFL Roundup: Peyton Manning loses in emotional return to Indianapolis

Manning received a warm welcome, but his Denver Broncos lost 39-33 Sunday night. Week 7 was also dominated by multiple injuries to star players.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, brian cushing, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Geno Smith, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Pittsburgh babies are dressed as pirates (photos)

Hey, the baseball team faces the Cardinals today in the playoffs. Why not dress up defenseless infants?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, National League Division Series, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Dallas Latos, wife of Reds pitcher, says Pirates fan attacked her (video)

Pittsburgh police says no charges will be filed.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Cincinnati Reds, Mat Latos, Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Penguins support Pirates with Wiffle Ball on ice (video)

One key thing to remember when playing baseball in skates: No sliding.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/30/2013

L.C. Greenwood, member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, dies at 67

Defensive end helped lead Steelers to four Super Bowl wins.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LC Greenwood, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Marlon Byrd traded on Marlon Byrd T-shirt night

Mets also send John Buck to Pittsburgh for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Marlon Byrd, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Plaxico Burress tears rotator cuff in Steelers' practice (updated)

Wide receiver may be sidelined for the season.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaxico Burress

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Maurkice Pouncey apologizes for cap supporting Aaron Hernandez

Steelers center drew fire for "Free Hernandez" message.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maurkice Pouncey, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Ben Roethlisberger has 'minor' knee surgery, Mike Tomlin says

Steelers coach says quarterback had surgery because of 'slight discomfort.'

By Cindy Boren  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 05/15/2013

James Harrison spends up to $600,000 on 'body work'

Bengals linebacker says: "My body is what helps me to make money," but that still seems like a lot to spend.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:43 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, James Harrison, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Sidney Crosby back on the ice before Penguins practice

Pittsburgh star has been out since his jaw and teeth were broken by a flying puck March 31.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Iginla traded to Penguins, not Bruins, in Stanley-Cup-or-bust move

General Manager Ray Shero admits "We're all in" to try to win the Stanley Cup.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarome Iginla, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Plaxico Burress to sign one-year deal with Steelers, report says

Wide receiver, who missed two NFL seasons while in prison, reportedly will be offered a one-year deal at the veteran minimum.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaxico Burress

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers reworking contract, report says

Agreement on a salary-cap friendly deal could come by the end of the week.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Sidney Crosby hit in face by puck, but keeps playing (video)

Penguins captain is only briefly sidelined after scary moment.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Ben Roethlisberger apologizes to Todd Haley, Mike Tomlin

Quarterback says he apologized to Mike Tomlin, Todd Haley and Dan Rooney.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, Todd Haley

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday

After missing three games with a shoulder/rib injury, Ben Roethlisberger will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Ben Roethlisberger has "positive day," is closer to playing

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin liked what he saw from injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but will he play Sunday against San Diego?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Ben Roethlisberger may start Sunday if he can prove he is healthy

The Pittsburgh Steelers, with a wild card on the line, may get Ben Roethlisberger back this weekend if he has a good week of practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Ben Roethlisberger: Door is open but return not likely, report says

The return of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly is more a matter of how well he can throw than of pain tolerance.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:40 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Ben Roethlisberger: It's killing me to watch

With the Pittsburgh Steelers' season on the brink, Ben Roethlisberger wants desperately to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Ben Roethlisberger out with rare, dangerous rib injury, too

Ben Roethlisberger's rib injury is of greater concern than his shoulder injury and there's no timetable for his return.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Ben Roethlisberger is out Sunday for Steelers

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly will be sidelined Sunday with a shoulder and rib injury. Byron Leftwich will get the start.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Ben Roethlisberger questionable with shoulder sprain

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sprained his shoulder Monday night, but gave away little more on the matter.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Ben Roethlisberger has shoulder injury; how bad is it?

The Steelers' usually indestructible quarterbackmay be facing an iinjury he can't play through.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Steelers make Giants game a day trip due to Sandy aftermath

Power outages and a shortage of hotel rooms will force the Pittsburgh Steelers to fly to New Jersey hours before their Sunday game against the New York Giants.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Emmanuel Sanders faking an injury? Steelers WR saves his team a timeout

Emmanuel Sanders was stricken by an injury at a fortuitous moment in the Steelers' victory over the Bengals. And miraculously recovered.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Ben Roethlisberger injures ankle in practice, still expects to play Sunday

Pittsburgh's quarterback has played through ankle pain before, and plans to do so again against Cincinnati.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012

James Harrison adds helmet padding after “double-digit” concussion symptoms

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison added military-grade Kevlar to his helmet to help minimize concussion-like symptoms.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Ben Roethlisberger closes in on Terry Bradshaw’s Steelers passing record

Pittsburgh's quarterback is 300 yards away from breaking the team's all-time passing mark, but will the current record holder be eager to hand it over to a player he has repeatedly hammered on air?

By Matt Brooks  |  09:52 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, James Harrison expected to play

Troy Polamalu, James Harrison are expected to play Sunday as the Steelers try to avert a 1-3 start..

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ryan Mundy fined for hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey

Steelers safety Ryan Mundy fined $21,000 for hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers