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Steelers’ Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

Steelers’ Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

By WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl titles. That commitment will be…More

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver helped lift Cleveland past the short-handed and banged-up…More

Judo champion who defied Iran’s rules now in hiding

Judo champion who defied Iran’s rules now in hiding

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he’s training for next year’s Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the defending world champion,…More

Bring on the Irish: A historic game between the hedges

Bring on the Irish: A historic game between the hedges

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia players know it’s a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn’t mean they’re well-versed on Notre Dame’s storied past. George Gipp? “Uhh, no,” tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four Horsemen? “That rings a little…More

INJURIES: Seeing Brees and Big Ben on sideline is very odd

INJURIES: Seeing Brees and Big Ben on sideline is very odd

By BARRY WILNER Few if any scenes on Sunday seemed more incongruous than Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline watching their team’s offenses try to produce without them. It doesn’t happen very often, and both the Saints and Steelers better hope it is a rare occurrence that won’t be repeated much, if at…More

Brees injured, Rams beat Saints 27-9 in title game rematch

Brees injured, Rams beat Saints 27-9 in title game rematch

By GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Drew Brees went to the sideline holding his injured throwing hand, this NFC championship game rematch — and maybe this season’s Super Bowl race — dramatically changed in an instant. Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams didn’t waste the opportunity created by Brees’ absence to beat…More

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