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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Tomlin unhappy about video
PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.
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Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Lynn anxious to sell Chargers’ product
CARSON, Calif. — Anthony Lynn stepped to the podium under a brilliant sun Tuesday and immediately made the same verbal slip that everybody in Southern California will be making for at least a little while.
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Professional Golf | January 18, 2017
Murray turns ankle, still wins
MELBOURNE, Australia — When Andy Murray tumbled to the court, clutching his right ankle, the top of the men’s draw at the Australian Open momentarily took on a new complexion.
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Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Pats love the home life
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have had what seems like an annual spot in the AFC championship game over the past decade.
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Professional Baseball | January 18, 2017
Baseball HOF may welcome new members
NEW YORK — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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Professional Hockey | January 18, 2017
Islanders dismiss coach Capuano
Stuck in last place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending one of the longest tenures in the NHL.
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Professional Football | January 17, 2017
Reid refutes holding penalty
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | January 17, 2017
Pens win crazy 8-7 shootout vs. Caps
PITTSBURGH — The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.
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Professional Football | January 17, 2017
Brown’s video creating a buzz
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live-streamed the giddy celebration in Pittsburgh’s locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.
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Other Professional Sports | January 17, 2017
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Djokovic, Williams pick up hard-fought opening triumphs
MELBOURNE, Australia — There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
KC fails to survive mistakes in defeat
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Fisher stood all alone in the middle of the field as the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated a 2-point conversion that would have tied the game, well aware that the flag laying a few yards away was thrown at him.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 16, 2017
No touchdowns, no problem
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Le'Veon Bell deftly danced his way through the teeth of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Brown films post-game locker room
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So much for Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping a low profile.
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Professional Golf | January 16, 2017
Thomas shoots record 253 to win Sony Open
HONOLULU — One last putt. One more record. And two unforgettable weeks in Hawaii for Justin Thomas.
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Other Professional Sports | January 16, 2017
Top seeds win Open debuts
MELBOURNE, Australia — In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes during a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Top QBs highlight finals on Sunday
Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Ryan throws for 338, 3 TDs as Falcons roll, 36-20
ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons offense will have one more game in the Georgia Dome after all.
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Professional Hockey | January 16, 2017
Pens struggle again in loss at Detroit
DETROIT — Andreas Athanasiou went end to end with the puck, split two defenders and flipped a fluttering puck into the net.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Patriots in title game again
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Short nights and short offseasons.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Out-dueled in Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas — After another improbable throw from Aaron Rodgers that propelled the Green Bay Packers to a playoff win, coach Mike McCarthy was asked if it was the best one yet from his star quarterback.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 14, 2017
Weather threat shifts game to primetime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The AFC divisional playoff game between the Steelers and Chiefs on Sunday has been moved from an early afternoon kickoff to primetime because of an ice storm due to hit the Kansas City area this weekend.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 14, 2017
Best served cold
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs’ meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season “a bunch of times” this week, still trying to figure out where everything went wrong.
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Professional Golf | January 14, 2017
Thomas leads at Sony Open
HONOLULU — Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose and Zach Johnson did their parts to stay in the game Friday at the Sony Open.
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Professional Baseball | January 14, 2017
Players get big money
NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as more than 100 major leaguers reached agreements for 2017 and left just 27 players on track for salary arbitration.
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Professional Baseball | January 14, 2017
Bucs make deals with Cole, Mercer
PITTSBURGH — No quibbling over Gerrit Cole’s salary this season. The quibbling over closer Tony Watson’s salary is heading to a arbitration panel.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 14, 2017
A familiar feel
NEW YORK — The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel.
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Professional Football | January 13, 2017
Le’Veon drawing Chiefs’ attention
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prevailing wisdom says the easiest way to hold a star running back in check in the NFL is to simply keep him from getting started.
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Professional Hockey | January 13, 2017
Pens hit rare skid on road
OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman was asked to shut down Sidney Crosby. Outscoring Pittsburgh’s captain was a bonus.
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Professional Baseball | January 13, 2017
Pirate pitchers ink 1-year deals
PITTSBURGH — Right-handers Jared Hughes and Drew Hutchison agreed to one-year contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates and avoided salary arbitration.
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Professional Hockey | January 12, 2017
Ovechkin party at Pens’ expense
WASHINGTON — Nothing about Alex Ovechkin the showman surprises the Washington Capitals anymore.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 12, 2017
Ball security critical for Steelers
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin didn’t mention any names. Then again, he didn’t really have to. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey are the only two players on the Pittsburgh Steelers who put their fingers around the laces on every offensive snap.
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Professional Baseball | January 12, 2017
Cubs visiting White House
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will welcome the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday, just five days before he leaves office.
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Professional Golf | January 12, 2017
McIlroy shoots 5-under at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG — Rory McIlroy made an impressive start to 2017 with a new set of clubs, shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round at the SA Open today.
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Professional Football | January 12, 2017
Chiefs, Houston look to pressure Roethlisberger
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs have been cautiously nursing the surgically repaired left knee of star pass rusher Justin Houston back to health. He should be ready just in time to face Pittsburgh on Sunday.
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Other Professional Sports | January 12, 2017
Murray, Kerber get top seeds
MELBOURNE, Australia — A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tough draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
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Professional Football | January 12, 2017
Butler Eagle hosting Steelers tailgate party
The Butler Eagle, 114 W. Diamond St., will host a Pittsburgh Steelers tailgate party Friday in the parking lot located in front of the building’s main entrance.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | January 12, 2017
Edwards steps away from car
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Carl Edwards listed reason after reason for stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition this season, less than two months removed from nearly winning his first Cup title.
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