Gene Collier

 Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gene Collier: Long as they keep ball, Colts keep on winning

The ball-hogging Colts might well be unflappable on offense and defense, but their leader’s phone is certainly flippable.

1 day ago

 The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles the ball against the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

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.

3 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with offensive coordinator Todd Haley as they face the Browns on Sunday in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Gene Collier: Steelers need Todd Haley to take a hike

After two total duds and a few other distressing results, it’s clear that the Steelers offense needs more points and a lot less Todd Haley.

1 week ago

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference Sept. 19 in New York City. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league.

Gene Collier: College teams also reek of negativity

Turning attention to college football is no escape from the turmoil of the NFL.

1 week ago

Gene Collier: College football no escape from turmoil of NFL

If you are looking to college football unable to stomach all the scandal in the pro game … don’t.

1 week ago

 Antonio Brown pulls in a pass to set up a touchdown Sept. 28 against the Buccaneers in the first quarter at Heinz field.

Gene Collier: Antonio Brown eyes a streak that sure enrages

Wide receiver’s streak certainly is not one for the ages, but it has caused quite a stir ahead of the game Sunday in Cleveland.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to break away from the Jaguars defense Sunday at EverBank Field.

Gene Collier: Trying to believe Steelers offense is not as bad as it appears

Their sputtering performance Sunday at Jacksonville is surely about as bad as the Steelers can play on offense ... right?

2 weeks ago

Gene Collier: Second big chance must be seized by Steelers

The Steelers cannot afford to blow another shot at an easy win, so it's high time the offense breaks out for right around 40 points.

2 weeks ago

 The Giants' Joe Panik is forced out at home in the seventh inning Wednesday night against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Postseason tossed aside as quickly as it arrived

In a little more than three hours, Madison Bumgarner had made quick work of the Pirates and brought Bucwinter's abrupt arrival.

3 weeks ago

 Starling Marte and the rest of the Pirates lineup will need to provide timely hitting to avoid an early postseason exit.

Gene Collier: Pirates must feast in the clutch

The urgency and simplicity of win-or-go-home is a tasty mix, but things will go sour if the Pirates continue to struggle with men on base.

3 weeks ago

 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto gets a hit against Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday in Cincinnati. Cueto earned his 20th win of the season as the Reds won, 4-1. Chris Stewart catches at right.

Gene Collier: Cueto drives Pirates batty

Pittsburgh nemesis Johnny Cueto did it all Sunday against the Pirates, including sealing their fate as a wild-card team.

3 weeks ago

 Ramon Santiago of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates his walk-off grand slam as he rounds the bases in the 10th inning Saturday against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Gene Collier: A day to pay for overdue ills

For the Pirates and Reds, it was a day for everything that was overdue, writes Gene Collier.

3 weeks ago

 Vance Worley allowed only one run against the Reds in a crucial win in Cincinnati Friday night.

Gene Collier: Pirates line up well vs. weak Reds

Cincinnati without Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier, and Devin Mesoraco? The Pirates should -- and did -- take advantage.

3 weeks ago


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