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 Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 17.
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Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 17.

Chiefs defense relies upon sacks to succeed

The opportunistic defense in Kansas City is still very much predicated on getting to the quarterback, even in the NFL’s changing landscape.


 Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring in the third period against the Panthers.

Penguins face 46 Florida shots, still win 3-1

Marc-Andre Fleury faced the most shots of the Penguins’ season Saturday night, and he stopped all but one.



 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the net against Oakland's Nick Daniels in the first half at the Petersen Events Center Saturday.

Pitt beats Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 81-77, in overtime

The game was a classic case of good news, bad news, as the Panthers came out with a win but struggled to do so at home.



 Former Pitt coach Paul Chryst is gone, and the search is on to find his replacement.

Pitt football coach search committee plans to interview 5 to 7 candidates

Committee chair Jerry Cochran said conversations are already well underway.



 Pitt's Reggie Mitchell, who transferred in from Wisconsin, said he can relate to Paul Chryst's desire to return home.

Pitt players say they understand Paul Chryst’s reasoning

Panthers players claim they harbor no ill will toward Paul Chryst for going home to coach his alma mater at Wisconsin.



 Antonio Brown leads the NFL with 115 catches and 1,498 yards, and his 11 touchdowns tie for second.

On the Steelers: Go ahead, try and pick just one team MVP

If there ever was a year for a three-way tie in Steelers MVP voting, 2014 is it with Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.



 Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, right, needs 50 yards for 1,000 on the season. He'll be key to the offense during today's game against the Steelers at Heinz Field. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Dulac's Game 15 matchup: Steelers vs. Chiefs

A look at the players to watch, big matchups and keys to victory for the Steelers-Chiefs game today at Heinz Field.



 Maurkice Pouncey

Head to head: C Maurkice Pouncey vs. Chiefs NT Dontari Pope

Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe is a throwback player in that he rarely leaves the field even at a position that has become less valuable.



 Kasperi Kapanen was selected 22nd overall by the Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft earlier this year in Philadelphia

On the Penguins: Kasperi Kapanen is the one to watch at world juniors

The Penguins have just one prospect to follow at junior championships, but Kasperi Kapanen is quite an eyeful.



 Penn State players celebrate Thursday night after defeating Stanford in an NCAA women's volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City.

Player of year Hancock sets pace for PSU women

National player of year Micha Hancock sets everything up for Penn State women's volleyball team as it bids for NCAA title Saturday night.


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    Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is turning into a star, but friend and mentor Brett Keisel saw that coming long before it happened.



    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

    Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

    For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

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