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Murray injury puts goalie situation in flux for Pittsburgh, WBS Penguins

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early season funk without goaltender Matt Murray. And the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are now without both members of their successful tandem from the start of the season. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a […]

Comments - 5:31 pm

Giants bench Eli Manning to close out lost season; Geno Smith will start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are changing quarterbacks for first time in more than 13 years. Yes, Eli Manning is not going to start. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start in place of Manning when the Giants (2-9) face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. Rookie Davis Webb […]

Comments - 4:41 pm

Mike Tomlin fine with hyping up Steelers’ showdown with Patriots

PITTSBURGH — Sitting across from a Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster, Mike Tomlin decided to do longtime friend Tony Dungy a solid. Asked about his team’s potential during a taped segment before the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Green Bay on Sunday, Tomlin said aloud what’s long been whispered in his locker room. Dungy asked for […]

Comments - 2:04 pm

Carson Wentz doing Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers-like things

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz is doing things only Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have done. The second-year quarterback has the Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) on the verge of securing an NFC East title with five games remaining. He leads the NFL with 28 touchdown passes and has thrown just five interceptions. Wentz is the third QB […]

Comments - 9:16 am

Steelers, Antonio Brown hold off Packers 31-28

PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal as time expired to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. The Steelers (9-2) won their sixth straight thanks in large part to wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two scores […]

Comments - 1:20 am

Eagles roll past Bears

PHILADELPHIA — Another strong performance by Carson Wentz. Another dominant effort by the defense. Another lopsided win for the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz tossed three touchdown passes and the NFL-leading Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 31-3 Sunday for their ninth straight win. The Eagles (10-1) reduced their magic number to clinch the NFC East to one […]

Comments - 7:28 pm

Happy in Philly, Alshon Jeffery downplays facing former team

PHILADELPHIA — Alshon Jeffery guaranteed his team would win the Super Bowl after the Chicago Bears finished 3-13 last season. “I never said a team, though,” Jeffery explained with a smile. His bold prediction still could come true because the standout receiver left the Bears to join the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract in […]

Comments - 7:57 am

Saints can run and play defense; Rams have dynamic offense

Suppose you were told the New Orleans Saints could run the ball and play defense, and Drew Brees was still their quarterback. And you were informed that the Los Angeles Rams had a dynamic offense to go with a physical defense. What you would have is a terrific matchup of division leaders. It happens Sunday […]

Comments - 6:42 am

Flavor of the Week: There are just some things I don’t get

There are just some things that I don’t get. Like how the Buffalo Bills are 10-point underdogs to the Kansas City Chiefs, who just lost to the New York Giants, this weekend. Wait. No. I’m getting sidetracked. What I meant to say is that I don’t understand how Dak Prescott can go without Ezekiel Elliott […]

Comments - 6:29 pm - updated: 6:34 pm.

Dak Prescott has dealt with adversity before on the field and in life

FRISCO, Texas — Following the worst game of his NFL career, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was left alone at AT&T Stadium. His brother normally waits for him after the game and rides home with him. But he didn’t come to the game Sunday, leaving Prescott to make the lonely drive from Arlington to Frisco […]

Comments - 11:00 am

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