Kickoff and punt returns for scores way down in the Atlantic Coast Conference

...Crowder had a 52-yard punt return for a score against Syracuse and Edwards had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Pittsburgh."For those people that have run a lot back in the past, they probably don't get as many opportunities as they did when...

Islanders set franchise mark in shootout win over Flyers

...PENGUINS 3, BRUINS 2 (OT)In Boston, Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a win over the Bruins.Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a crossing pass for Malkin's one-timer...

Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 17 newcomers on hall ballot.

...288 for Baltimore, $115,481 for St. Louis, $31,544 for Detroit, $31,543 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, $29,845 for the Los Angeles Angels, $29,418 for Washington, $16,556 for Pittsburgh and $15,266 for Oakland.

Steelers release running back LeBarrette Blount

PITTSBURGH - LeGarrette Blount's early exit Monday...the volatilerunning back his job.The Pittsburgh Steelers cut Blount on Tuesday, less...to make as a man and he made it."Pittsburgh announced the move shortly after 1 p...

Islanders edge Penguins in third round of shootout

PITTSBURGH - Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pitts burgh...

Rangers cool off Penguins, snap Pittsburgh's seven-game winning streak

...his third shutout of the season, and the Rangers snapped Pittsburgh's seven-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory on Tuesday...Brassard's goal.Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots for Pittsburgh, 5-1-1 on the road.The Rangers shook off their lackluster...

Union appeals suspension of Adrian Peterson

...LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut him on Tuesday the day after he jogged toward the tunnel...

Some Atlantic Coast Conference stars toil in the shadow of Florida State

...back toils in relative obscurity, his muscular brilliance overshadowed by his team's inability to get out of its own way: Pittsburgh's James Conner.The league's most dynamic quarterback not named Jameis Winston spends his Saturdays trying to overcome...

ACC: Louisville hands Notre Dame third loss in a row

...first-year coach Dave Clawson his first ACC victory. PITTSBURGH 30, SYRACUSE 7In Pittsburgh, Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes...3-4) beat Syracuse (3-8, 1-6).Pittsburgh's James Conner set a ACC record with his 22nd...

Snowfall in Buffalo might force change in Bills-Jets game

...weekend off since a 22-9 loss at Miami on Thursday night. The Jets (2-8) had a bye weekend off since a 20-13 win over Pittsburgh on Nov. 9.The Bills canceled practice Wednesday because of a driving ban in Orchard Park and its surrounding communities...