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Team announces Ben will be back

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th season. Team president Art Rooney II released a statement Wednesday saying he and Roethlisberger have met to figure out a way to ease the financial pressure caused by Roethlisberger’s ...

Allen leads Cavaliers’ victory

CLEVELAND — Jarrett Allen tied his career high with 26 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked four shots as the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away for a 112-96 win over Houston on Wednesday night, extending the Rockets’ losing streak to nine games. Allen, who leads the NBA making 67.2 ...

Long-term Bieber deal a possibility

CLEVELAND — Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber hopes to be talking about a new contract with the Cleveland Indians as soon as possible — maybe even this spring. They don’t seem to be in quite the same rush. Earlier this week, Bieber — who at just 25 led the majors in wins, ERA and ...

Cavaliers snap 10-game skid

CLEVELAND — Lamar Stevens drove for an easy dunk with 4.1 seconds left and Atlanta failed to get off a final shot as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Hawks 112-111 on Tuesday night to end their 10-game losing streak — the NBA’s longest this season. It was Cleveland’s first win since ...

Hayes ready to move from prospect to star

The numbers were eye-popping. At least, they were eye-popping to everyone except Ke’Bryan Hayes. His ability to handle his business at third base was never in doubt. Winning three Gold Gloves in the minors offered all the proof required. Yet there were still questions — at least ...

Penguins win in overtime

WASHINGTON — Kasperi Kapanen scored on a one-timer 1:43 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. The Penguins won for the fourth time in five games against the Capitals this season, including two in overtime and one in a shootout. They ...

Blue Jackets fall in shootout

COLUMBUS — Patrick Kane scored career goal No. 398 and collected three assists, helping the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-5 shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Alex DeBrincat had the only successful attempt in the tiebreaker. Cam Atkinson, Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic came up ...

Scrappers see benefits with new league

The more things change, the more they’ll stay the same. That’s the message proclaimed by Mahoning Valley Scrappers general manager Jordan Taylor, who is gearing up for a return to summer baseball at Eastwood Field. The Scrappers last played a game on Sept. 2, 2019 when they closed out ...

Life without Lindor

For the Indians, the changes go beyond just dropping their debated name. As a new season dawns, the four-time All-Star shortstop and face of the franchise is long gone, traded to the New York Mets this winter along with one of Cleveland’s most popular players and established pitchers. There ...

Pirates 2B Frazier one of last men standing after trades

Adam Frazier spent the winter watching the Pittsburgh teammates he came up through the minors with get flipped for prospects or flat-out released. Josh Bell. Jameson Taillon. Trevor Williams. The Pirates parted ways with all of three and a handful of others during the offseason as part of a ...