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 Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field before his record-setting game against Indianapolis on Sunday.
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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger takes the field before his record-setting game against Indianapolis on Sunday.

On the Steelers: How can Roethlisberger top it?

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger knows beating Baltimore Sunday would be the best encore for his recent record-setting performance.


 Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a playoff goal against Columbus at the Consol Energy Center in April.

Veteran defenseman Paul Martin's future with Penguins unclear

Paul Martin remains one of the top and busiest defensemen for the Penguins, but big question is for how much longer.



 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.



 Buster Posey, left, and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series Wednesday night.

A new dynasty? Giants capture third title in five years

The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.



Duke center gets wish at Heinz Field

Junior Blue Devils center Matt Skura takes the long way around to reach a major goal — playing a football game at Heinz Field.



 ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks at the conference's media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

Challenges arise amid misconduct in ACC

ACC commissioner John Swofford acknowledged the conference's ongoing scandals, but that doesn't mean he sees it heading the wrong direction.



 Penn State safety Marcus Allen breaks up the catch of Ohio State's Michael Thomas in Penn State's 31-24 double overtime loss Saturday to the Buckeyes at University Park, Pa.

Penn State freshman safety Allen off to flying start

Nittany Lions freshman safety Marcus Allen's college career is off to a fast start.



 West Virginia senior Kevin White, shown celebrating with fans after a 41-27 win Oct. 18 against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., is looking forward to a bowl game.

Mountaineers seniors relieved after 6th win

For Kevin White and the senior class, West Virginia's sixth win meant a little bit more -- it meant bowl eligibility.



Boys soccer championships: Perfection on line, stingy defense on tap for familiar foes

Ahead for the WPIAL boys tournament: A section rivalry in Class AAA, unfinished business in AA and a defensive struggle in A.



Girls soccer championships: Cinderella teams get shot at WPIAL titles

In each of the three WPIAL girls soccer games this weekend at Highmark Stadium, there is the chance that a giant gets taken down.


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