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Game on? Steelers, Ravens set to finally meet … maybe

Game on? Steelers, Ravens set to finally meet … maybe

By WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t into hypotheticals. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach prefers to deal with what is happening, not what might happen. This season, however, has challenged that approach. The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) are scheduled to host some semblance of the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) in a game already pushed back…More

Georgia’s D’Wan Mathis to transfer after losing starting job

Georgia’s D’Wan Mathis to transfer after losing starting job

By CHARLES ODUM Quarterback D’Wan Mathis, who opened the season as No. 11 Georgia’s starter, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Coach Kirby Smart said Monday he wanted Mathis, a redshirt freshman, to continue his career at Georgia, where JT Daniels has emerged as the starter. “I am excited to see his future,” Smart said…More

Sandusky related conviction restored to Ex-Penn St. president

Sandusky related conviction restored to Ex-Penn St. president

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a…More

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

By JOSH DUBOW The San Francisco 49ers will relocate to Arizona for the next three weeks after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) announced they will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13…More

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

By ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DK Metcalf got extra motivation he didn’t even need. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 on Monday night. Before the game, Metcalf said Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who coached…More

Ravens-Steelers rescheduled again to Wednesday because of COVID-19

Ravens-Steelers rescheduled again to Wednesday because of COVID-19

By DAVID GINSBURG The Baltimore Ravens’ struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon. It’s the third fix to a matchup originally slated to be played Thanksgiving night. The game will remain on NBC, but at…More

Gruden apologizes to ‘Raider nation’ after ugly loss in ATL

Gruden apologizes to ‘Raider nation’ after ugly loss in ATL

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Gruden felt an apology was appropriate after his Raiders set season highs for penalties, turnovers and sacks allowed. The Las Vegas coach also was looking to quickly erase Sunday’s 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. “I apologize to the Raider nation and really compliment the Falcons,” Gruden said.…More

Vanderbilt fires coach Derek Mason in his 7th season

Vanderbilt fires coach Derek Mason in his 7th season

By TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach. “While this was a difficult decision, but I know this change is necessary,” athletic director Candice Lee said in…More

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

By GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with…More

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