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 The Steelers' Antonio Brown celebrates with Kelvin Beachum after beating the Bengals at Heinz Field.
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The Steelers' Antonio Brown celebrates with Kelvin Beachum after beating the Bengals at Heinz Field.

Steelers beat Bengals, 27-17, to win AFC North

The Steelers may have lost halfback Le’Veon Bell, who was injured in the third quarter with what is, reportedly, a hyperextended right knee.


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed pregame drills because of a stomach illness, but passed for 191 of his 317 yards and one touchdown in the first half.

Report Card: Steelers vs. Bengals, 27-17

Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers' effort in a 27-17 victory against Cincinnati. His overall grade: A.



 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell left Sunday's game against the Bengals after injuring his right knee.

Ron Cook: Injury to Le'Veon Bell puts more pressure on other Steelers

If star running back and Steelers MVP Le'Veon Bell misses any time with an injury, a slew of others will have to elevate their play.



 Steelers cornerback Antown Blake and Brice McCain celebrate an interception at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Gene Collier: Defense’s confidence shows with Blake Rake, two picks

Antwon Blake and Brice McCain anchor a strong Steelers defensive effort.



 The Steelers' Antonio Brown returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown, his longest of the season.

Gerry Dulac's Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Bengals

Antonio Brown became the first Steelers player to lead the league in receptions (129) and receiving yards (1,698).



 The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell goes airborne after being hit by the Bengals' Reggie Nelson at Heinz Field. Bell did not return after the hit.

Steelers notebook: Running back Le'Veon Bell cut down at the knees

A open-field hit on running back Le’Veon Bell by Bengals safety Reggie Nelson knocked the Steelers MVP out of the game in the third quarter.



 A new round of injuries will prevent the Penguins' Patric Hornqvist from participating in a road game tonight in New Jersey.

Penguins' power play hurting lately, too

Injuries and illness have taken some of the juice out of a power-play unit that was hitting on all cylinders early in season.



 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard took over after senior starter Clint Trickett's concussion.

Sky is the limit for young West Virginia quarterback

Similarities abound between the Mountaineers and their opponent in the Liberty Bowl, right down to the familiarity among the coaches.



 Penn State's Kyle Carter celebrates with Geno Lewis after scoring a touchdown in overtime against the Boston College Eagles in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Penn State's Kyle Carter embraces long journey

The tight end puts a perfect cap on season with a winning catch in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.



 The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin defended Sidney Crosby's recovery from the mumps.

Penguins notebook: Sidney Crosby slow to return to form

Rival Alex Ovechkin said the Penguins’ center doesn’t deserve any criticism after recovering from mumps.


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Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing an eight-part special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.

Chapter 1: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Chapter 2: Learning a new city

Chapter 3: The rise of 66

Chapter 4: Crises create deeper bond

Chapter 5: A fortune at stake

Chapter 6: The double life of 66

Chapter 7: A test of loyalty

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