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 Colts quarterback Andrew Luck spikes the ball after scoring on a fourth-quarter touchdown against the 49ers in San Francisco last season.
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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck spikes the ball after scoring on a fourth-quarter touchdown against the 49ers in San Francisco last season.

On the Steelers: Luck is just around the corner

Awaiting the Steelers after their big win Monday night is one of the league’s premier quarterbacks in Colts star Andrew Luck.

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  •  Lawrence Timmons takes down Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

    Ron Cook: Steelers linebacker Timmons shows intestinal fortitude

    It was an odd sight to see Lawrence Timmons vomit on the field Monday, but he missed just one play and led the Steelers defense to a win.



     Steve Downie, show here as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, looks to face his old team tonight in Pittsburgh.

    Penguins renew rivalry with Flyers tonight

    Steve Downie, a former Flyer, is happy to be on the other side of one of the NHL's most intense rivalries.



     Pitt defensive tackle Darryl Render isn't Aaron Donald, but he will have to help fill his shoes against Georgia Tech's dangerous running attack.

    Pitt defense will need team effort to stop triple option

    Without Aaron Donald to do much of the heavy lifting, the Panthers will need to find other ways to limit Georgia Tech’s vaunted ground game.



     Penn State head coach James Franklin looks on from the sidelines during Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

    Penn State getting serious about season

    Coach James Franklin sees Nittany Lions stepping up, taking ownership heading into Saturday's showdown against Ohio State.



     West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett drops back to pass against Baylor in the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown Saturday afternoon.

    West Virginia notebook: Quarterback endures highs, lows Saturday

    Clint Trickett played with the flu in upset of Baylor, then found out his dad had a heart attack that morning.



     Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams smiles during training camp in Latrobe.

    Steelers notebook: After Gilbert's concussion, tackle Adams steps up

    Gilbert will go through normal concussion protocol, and his status for Sunday’s Colts game is unclear.



     Thomas Greiss of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Penguins notebook: Backup Greiss to debut on the road

    With three games in four days, goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury will give way to Thomas Greiss for the first time this season.



     Coach Andy Toole and Robert Morris were picked to finish third in the NEC in a preseason poll released Tuesday.

    Robert Morris predicted to finish 3rd in NEC

    Andy Toole’s team is picked third in the NEC preseason coaches poll.



     South Fayette QB Brett Brumbaugh looks to pass against Seton LaSalle on Friday night.

    WPIAL playoffs shaping up ahead of final week

    Heading into the final weekend of WPIAL football’s regular season, only 11 of 64 playoff spots are still in play.


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    It was an odd sight to see Lawrence Timmons vomit on the field Monday, but he missed just one play and led the Steelers defense to a win.

    Ron Cook: Steelers linebacker Timmons shows intestinal fortitude

    It was an odd sight to see Lawrence Timmons vomit on the field Monday, but he missed just one play and led the Steelers defense to a win.



    Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

    Gene Collier: Shocking doesn’t begin to describe Steelers' win against Texans

    Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

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    Sewickley Academy's Jason Li and Greensburg Central Catholic's Olivia Zambruno came away winners Tuesday at the PIAA championships in York.



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    In a span of 33 days, Dom DeBonis, 81, had four holes in one on four courses in three states.



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