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What next for Steelers?

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger shook his right arm once. Then twice. And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers found their season at a crossroads just two weeks in. While Mason Rudolph filled in capably in the second half after Roethlisberger left with an unspecified right elbow injury ...

Indians hang in AL Central race, beat Twins

CLEVELAND — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They’re not finished yet. “We’re going to keep fighting,” said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the ...

Ohio State stars shine in rout of Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses. Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State’s dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination. Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one touchdown, caught one of Fields’ three ...

Double trouble: Twins sweep twin bill from Tribe

CLEVELAND — Miguel Sano’s grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing a sweep of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader. The sweep pushed the Twins 5¢ games ahead of the Indians in ...

Seahawks wary of Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Pete Carroll watched the tape. The Seattle Seahawks coach isn’t buying what he saw from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a lopsided Week 1 loss to New England. “Opening games are always difficult,” Carroll said. “You don’t know what you’re going to get. New England ...

Theater builds anticipation as renovation nears end

WARREN — The marquee for the Robins Theatre will be installed in early October. That’s one of the final developments the public will see before the downtown theater that’s been closed for 45 years celebrates its grand re-opening, announced for Jan. 9, 2020. A news conference Monday to ...

Get your northern pike experience close to home

You can spend big bucks on a dream trip to a North Woods wilderness lodge where northern pike prowl the cold waters. Or you might just drive up to Bazetta and Mecca townships and work the weedy waters of Mosquito Lake. Northern pike have been slashing and crashing anglers’ baits all across ...

Hoosiers hope to be more than ‘competitive’ vs. OSU

The Indiana Hoosiers feel like they are watching movie sequels each time they see tape of their most recent games against Ohio State: Competitive for three quarters before wearing down in the fourth. On Saturday, they will try to rewrite the script with a surprise twist when the No. 6 ...

Rizzo, Cubs slam Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam, Willson Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Chicago Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Rookie Nico Hoerner hit a two-run shot for his first major league homer and had four ...

Musgrove leads Pirates over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Musgrove pitched five shutout innings and hit a triple, Jacob Stallings homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday. The Pirates took three of four in the series, and have won 14 of their last 20 games in San Francisco dating to ...