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Brown gets new contract; Bell receives franchise tag

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team’s biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell vital parts of the organization “for life.” Done and well, on its way ...

Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Judge John ...

Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won’t play this season

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons won’t make his NBA debut this season. His surgically repaired right foot hasn’t healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday. Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training camp ...

Penn State fires women’s gymnastics coach; no reason given

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State women’s gymnastics coach has been fired. Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour says Jeff Thompson was fired on Thursday. Two assistants will take over interim head coaching duties while the university searches for a new coach. A Penn State news ...

Son of Jerry Sandusky arrested on child sexual abuse charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was arrested Monday on multiple sexual offense charges involving children, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested. Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, a stalwart supporter who attended many of his ...

After avoiding suspension, Marchand lifts Bruins past Pens

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand got fined, but avoided a suspension — and led the Boston Bruins to a victory. Marchand scored two second-period goals in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, hours after he was docked $10,000 by the NHL but not ordered to sit out any games ...

Panthers in freefall during bumpy first year for Stallings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Stallings and Scott Barnes took turns standing at the dais plopped down near center court inside the Petersen Events Center last March ticking off the reasons — well, reason, mainly — Stallings left Vanderbilt after 17 years to become the head coach at ...

Citizens board: Video backs cop in Steelers’ coach arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surveillance video supports a police officer’s version of the arrest of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, including that Porter briefly grabbed the officer’s wrists, the head of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board said Wednesday. A county prosecutor ...

Tomlin not alarmed as Roethlisberger ponders future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a general philosophy, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin treats each individual season as its own unique entity, with no direct through line from one to the next. Considering his quarterback’s current state of mind, probably a good idea. While Tomlin believes the ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger not ruling out retirement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t sure he’ll be back in 2017. Roethlisberger said during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he is going to take some time to evaluate whether he wants to keep playing. The two-time Super Bowl ...