Not just Duck; Other Steeler rookies also keying playoff run

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impa...

National powers, fewer players define California football

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — On a typically perfect Southern California afternoon, bright sun and blue sky, the stars are out at St. John Bosco Prep football practice. The quarterback b...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2019. There are 40 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Don’t play blame game with Tua’s injury

The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy ...

Latest: Lawyer threatens lawsuit after student death report

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player after training at a Kansas community college (all times local): ...

Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player’s death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college ha...

"It's home." Rams' star Donald embraces Pittsburgh roots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trappings of success have not changed Aaron Donald. Not the millions he's made. Not the honors he's won. Not the endless Southern California sunshine or the potentially intoxicat...

Brissett's injury forces Colts to make more adjustments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Andrew Luck retired. Now, Jacoby Brissett is hurt. And suddenly the Indianapolis Colts may need Brian Hoyer and Chad Kelly to survive the next couple of we...

Cardinals' rally comes up short in 28-25 loss to 49ers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andy Isabella caught Kyler Murray's pass behind the outstretched hand of a defender and left the rest of San Francisco's defense flailing behind him. A two-poi...

All-America Watch: Oklahoma State's Hubbard nation's top RB

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard's wildly successful season has made a lifelong issue a much smaller problem. For as far back as Hubbard can remembe...

The Latest: IHSA allows teams in playoffs if strike ends

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago teachers' strike interruption of fall high school sports (all times local): 2:56 p.m. Highly-ranked Simeon Career...

Not giving up his shot: Ben Simmons' jumper could lift 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons too...

Shanahan returns to face Redskins as coach of unbeaten 49ers

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan is in a better place now. After serving as the Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator under his dad, Mike Shanahan, from 2010-2013, he returns ...

Column: Clock now ticking as California takes on the NCAA

The state of California is ready to take the NCAA to school. And the smart money should be on California in this one. A bill signed Monday by California Gov. Gavin ...

Chepkoech the runaway winner in steeplechase at worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech was so new to the steeplechase two years ago that she missed a water jump and had to make a U-turn, costing her a medal at the world championships. ...