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    Mike Tomlin got the spark he wanted and the crowd got the player they have so fervently wanted when the hometown hero, Kenny Pickett, was sent into the game after halftime to rescue the Steelers. And he didn’t disappoint either one. He ran for a pair of touchdowns, made quick decisions like a crafty veteran and repeatedly got the ball to his two favorite playmakers, receiver George Pickens and ...

      GREEN BAY, Wis. — As Brian Hoyer walked off the field Sunday, head down and carrying his team’s best hopes of an upset into the locker room, the Patriots turned to a fourth-round rookie. Bailey Zappe, their last remaining quarterback, had no choice but to replace Hoyer and take the field against Aaron Rodgers in his NFL debut. Waves of football history and the sounds of 81,441 strong crashed ...

        LAS VEGAS — Three takeaways from the Raiders’ 32-23 win over the Broncos on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium: 1. Get the win The Raiders didn’t care about style points Sunday; they just needed a victory. They got a little bit of both. All three phases made big plays as part of their first victory this season. A team that has been unable to finish possessions or games in the first three weeks did ...

          CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers aren’t just bad this season. They are boring. What’s going wrong is the reason the stands were only about two-thirds full — at best — at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday in Carolina’s 26-16 loss to Arizona, and will likely be less full one week from now for the next home game. The Panthers (1-3) are boring because they have a sludge-filled, ...

            There is an old saying in the music business: you spend your whole life preparing to make your first album, and six months preparing to make your second. Kevin O'Connell spent six months preparing for his first game as an NFL head coach. He spent a handful of days preparing for each of the next three. The results are telling. His debut was a tour de force, 23-7 victory over Green Bay. Since ...

              Who could have predicted the first week of October would have brought these things to pass? The Miami Dolphins are forcing the NFL to rewrite its concussion rules. Good ol’ boys are stuffing fish with leaden balls to cheat at fishing tournaments. Antonio Brown was shown flashing his backside and his frontside at a woman in a pool in Dubai. And the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles are the best ...

              Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel repeatedly said there is no timetable for Tua Tagovailoa’s return on Friday after his quarterback suffered a concussion in Thursday night’s loss at the Cincinnati Bengals. His thoughts are certainly more with Tagovailoa’s personal health than how quickly he can get game ready. But Dolphins fans — and Tagovailoa himself, as he noted in his statement released ...

              PITTSBURGH — After a dreadful showing offensively against the Bengals last week, the Jets were hoping the return of their starting quarterback would ignite a spark. It wasn’t pretty, but the Jets found a way to come away with their second road victory of the season. The Jets (2-2) defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) 24-20 on a cloudy, 60-degree day at Acrisure Stadium in front of over ...

              Just how bad was the Oklahoma Sooners’ defense Saturday during their 55-24 humiliation at the hands of Texas Christian? The numbers spell it out clearly: 27 first quarter points. 668 total yards, including 361 on the ground. 8.8 yards per carry. When I visited Norman, Okla., early last December after USC hired Lincoln Riley away from the Sooners to succeed Clay Helton, the state was downright ...

              Are you ready for some … pickleball? America’s fast-growing pastime is growing up — as in Major League Pickleball — with the MLP finals slated for Oct. 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio, competing for a $319,000 prize pool. The 12-team league plans to expand to 16 next year, with the likes of LeBron James and Drew Brees buying in. Now it’s just a TV contract and a steroids scandal away from official ...

              The NFL players union told you what they think of the independent doctor’s diagnosis of Tua Tagovailoa’s possible concussion last Sunday after interviewing him and Dolphins team doctor John Uribe on Saturday. They thought, “many mistakes,’' were made, according to a league source. They thought after Tua bounced his helmet off the ground last Sunday when Buffalo tackled him, shook his head upon ...

              PITTSBURGH — On a night filled with overcast skies, the only thing uglier than the weather Saturday evening on the North Shore was the showing from No. 24 Pitt in its 26-21 loss to Georgia Tech at Acrisure Stadium. Despite a strong effort from its defense, four quarters of dysfunction on the offensive side of the ball prevented Pat Narduzzi’s team from coasting to what many believed would be a ...

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              CLEMSON, S.C. — One streak continues. Another starts anew. And Clemson football once again finds itself in the driver’s seat for the ACC’s Atlantic Division title and conference championship game spot after losing that long-held position last year. Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei had three total touchdowns and kicker B.T. Potter booted three field goals as the No. 5 Tigers defeated No. 10 N.C. ...

              LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas stretched its season-opening winning streak to five games — and may have emerged as a true contender in the Big 12 Conference football race — by downing Iowa State 14-11 Saturday before a sellout crowd at Booth Memorial Stadium. Jalon Daniels and Daniel Hishaw each rushed for a touchdown as the Jayhawks (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) snapped a seven-game losing streak to the ...

              THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants to believe there was no foul play involved regarding the Miami Dolphins’ injury situation with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who slammed his head last week against the Buffalo Bills before sustaining a concussion three days later versus the Cincinnati Bengals. “If he was in a situation where it wasn’t smart for him to even be out there, ...

              UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fifth-year defensive end Nick Tarburton was involved in two takeaways and the rest of No. 11 Penn State’s (5-0) defense held Northwestern (1-4) in check to overcome five Nittany Lion turnovers in a 17-7 win on a rainy Saturday evening at Beaver Stadium. Penn State’s offense was loose with the ball during a wet first half, as freshman running back Nicholas Singleton had a ...

              Devising the perfect Daily Fantasy Sports strategy for the NFL can be a challenge, which is why I'm here to assist. On DraftKings, it's important to remember you're playing full-point PPR with bonuses if a player surpasses 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards or 100 receiving yards. Here is my optimal lineup for Sunday's $4 million Fantasy Football Millionaire contest, but can be utilized as a ...

              LOS ANGELES — Their season has been ignored, but no longer. Their record has been minimized, but no more. Their presence on this fall's Los Angeles college football scene was completely overshadowed until Friday night, when the UCLA Bruins emerged from a cool darkness into the blinding brightness of legitimacy. Dorian Thompson-Robinson hurdling. Zach Charbonnet sprinting. Jake Bobo bobbing. A ...

              MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State football team stayed undefeated in Big 12 play with a 37-28 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) won thanks to 171 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Adrian Martinez and six sacks from its defense. Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1) made things interesting after falling behind 13-0 in the ...

              KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke for seven and a half minutes Wednesday, spread across 15 sets of media questions and his answers. He was accommodating and expansive for the most part, but there was one exception. In response to an inquiry late in the conversation, he provided a terse, six-second reply, more than twice as short as any other. The relevant backdrop: ...

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