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Iowa must contain Barkley, McSorley at No. 20 Penn State

By The Associated Press Iowa (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) at No. 20 Penn State (6-2, 4-2, No. 12 CFP), 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Line: Penn State by 7½. Series record: Penn State leads 13-12. WHAT’S AT STAKE Both teams will try to keep chances at conference championship berths alive ...

Cut by Eagles, Josh Huff tells AP he’s sorry and doing fine

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days after he was arrested on gun and drug charges, Josh Huff lost his job. The Eagles released the wide receiver and special teams standout on Thursday, reversing course after coach Doug Pederson said he planned to play Huff against the Giants this week. “I ...

Feds investigating Sandusky fine Penn State a record $2.4M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky slapped the school with a record $2.4 million fine on Thursday, saying it violated requirements about reporting campus crimes and warning people if their safety is threatened. The ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger practices in limited capacity

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced in a limited capacity on Monday, just two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Whether Roethlisberger is healthy enough to start under center when the Steelers visit their ...

Big second half helps No. 24 Nittany Lions romp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes, and No. 24 Penn State used a 24-point third quarter as the centerpiece of its 62-24 victory against Purdue on Saturday. The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) ...

Wentz, Prescott lead Eagles, Cowboys into NFC East showdown

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trying to explain the quick success for Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz and Dallas counterpart Dak Prescott often comes back to the complementary parts behind both rookies. For Wentz, that means relying on a persistent if not wildly successful running game, and one ...

Battered, frustrated Steelers enter bye week

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The casual brilliance the Pittsburgh Steelers flashed with remarkable ease over the first month of the season -- well, save for three regrettable hours in Philadelphia -- has faded quickly. It tends to happen when the training room looks just as crowded as the locker ...

Jury hands McQueary $7.3M in defamation case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Jurors deliberated for about ...

Huge upset major turning point for PSU, Franklin

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com It wasn’t just one game. It was a game changer for the Penn State football program. Years from now, we all could be looking back on Saturday night as the turning point to Penn State’s return as a major player on the national stage. The ...

Patriots find inspiration in victory over Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Their momentum gone and the Pittsburgh Steelers surging behind backup quarterback Landry Jones, the New England Patriots needed something to get them going. They found inspiration in the usual places: LeGarrette Blount’s churning legs, Tom Brady’s accurate right arm and ...