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 Cam Newton smiles after scoring on a two-point conversion Sunday in Carolina's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.
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Cam Newton smiles after scoring on a two-point conversion Sunday in Carolina's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.

Next nuisance for Steelers defense is Cam Newton

A leaky Steelers defense takes on mobile quarterback Cam Newton Sunday night in Charlotte, N.C., against the Carolina Panthers.


 Pirates' Jordy Mercer tries to pull in the ball on a steal attempt by Cubs' Javier Baez in the third inning at PNC Park today. PIrates won, 7-3.

Walker helps Pirates rally for 7-3 win over Cubs

Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez went seven innings, giving up three runs, one earned, and five walks. He struck out five.



 Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison inches closer to the National League batting title.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Harrison never forgets to have fun

The Pirates have a chance to nab the NL Central crown with Josh Harrison winning the batting title, which would be tons of fun for everyone.



 Penguins assistant Rick Tocchet works with prospect Oskar Sundqvist at development camp in July.

Penguins' European prospect Oskar Sundqvist thinking big, small

Oskar Sundqvist, the Penguins' third-round draft choice in 2012, realized he would need some time to adjust to playing hockey in North



 Pitt defensive back Lafayette Pitts breaks up a pass against Florida International Saturday.

Early struggles provide 'teaching points' for Pitt

Saturday's win at Florida International showed that if nothing else, the Panthers are getting good at overcoming first-quarter hiccups.



 Penn State safety Ryan Keiser intercepts a pass intended for receiver Leonte Carroo with less than a minute to play Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Penn State defeated Rutgers, 13-10.

Penn State defense glad to take five

The Nittany Lions' defensive players didn't think they were going to snag five interceptions against Rutgers Saturday night; they knew.



 Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton appears to be ready to contribute to the rotation again.

Pirates notebook: Morton will return to rotation in Tuesday's game against Red Sox

Pirates notebook: Charlie Morton's return will push Vance Worley into bullpen if it works out.



WVU cornerback suspended indefinitely

West Virginia returned one cornerback from suspension Sunday only to have another be suspended Monday.



 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shows his disgust along side head coach Mike Tomlin in the final seconds of their loss to the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 9.15.14

Ray takes your questions on the Steelers and what went wrong against the Ravens last week.



The Fantasy Fool: Rough week gets rougher

After a week the NFL would love to forget, things managed to get uglier still once the players took to the field.


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