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NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. The goliaths of the East ...

Chief under fire after labeling Steelers’ Tomlin with slur

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area volunteer fire chief is apologizing after using a racial slur to describe Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for instructing his team to stay in a stadium tunnel instead of standing on the field for the national anthem ahead of Sunday's game against the Chicago ...

STAT WATCH: Kansas, Stanford backs post top 2 rushing totals

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer The nation's top two rushing games had big a big weekend, with Kansas' Khalil Herbert going for 291 yards on 36 carries against West Virginia and Stanford's Bryce Love running for 263 yards on 30 carries against UCLA. Herbert had the best rushing day ...

Grier, Crawford help West Virginia put away Kansas, 56-34

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia did what most people expected it would against Kansas in the first half Saturday, building the kind of lopsided advantage that should have made it an easy afternoon in Memorial Stadium. Instead, the banged-up Mountaineers ...

Mountaineers try to keep rolling, Jayhawks seek fresh start

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wouldn't change much about the way things have been going lately for his Mountaineers, who bounced back from a close loss in their opener to Virginia Tech with a pair of lopsided routs. Kansas ...

Rams hold off 49ers 41-39 in rare Thursday night thriller

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller. With Jared Goff and Todd Gurley leading a resurgent Rams offense, Brian Hoyer sparking what ...

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Top QBs guiding teams to top of league

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Baker Mayfield was relaxing in his hotel room in Norman last week, waiting for the bus to head to the stadium for Oklahoma's game against Tulane, when he flipped on the television. Naturally, he wanted to see how Big 12 rival Oklahoma ...

Simms gives WVU special teams fix entering Big 12 play

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Just in time for the start of the Big 12 season, Marcus Simms has helped fix West Virginia's production problems on special teams while providing needed speed as a pass catcher. Simms has given the Mountaineers a reliable kick and punt ...

Steelers defense talking, playing a good game

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The difference in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier insists, isn't in what is happening after the snap, but before it. The kids like nose tackle Javon Hargrave, cornerback Artie Burns and safety Sean Davis ...

Grier, Crawford lead West Virginia over Delaware State 59-16

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wasn't left discouraged by several early glitches in a blowout win over an FCS school. Holgorsen came away pleased overall despite several first-half turnovers on offense and his defense's inability ...