Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thursday night to Sunday
By The Associated Press undefined
The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL announced the move Wednesday, but did not specify a time of game nor which network would televise it. Previously, it was scheduled for NBC’s prime-time telecast. Baltimore placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the reserve/COVID-19 list, joining running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins and defensive tackle Brandon Williams. The Ravens also have been doing team work virtually.
2020 features 1st NFL season in 9 years with 0-10, 10-0 team
By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer
Winning or losing 10 straight games to open the season is a relatively rare occurrence. A season in which teams have done both has happened only a handful of times before the Pittsburgh Steelers won their first 10 games and the New York Jets lost their first 10 this season. This is just the sixth season in the Super Bowl era to feature both a 10-0 team and 0-10 team, and first time it has happened since 2011. That year, the Packers went 15-1 before losing their first playoff game, while the Colts finished 2-14.
Steelers dominate skidding Jaguars 27-3, remain unbeaten
By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s most dominant defensive performance of the season kept the Steelers perfect. Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted two passes each and the Steelers steamrolled their way to 10-0 with a 27-3 win in Jacksonville on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Jake Luton looked lost most of the day against the Steelers, who allowed just 206 yards and finished with two sacks. They celebrated each turnover by running into the end zone and posing for the cameras. Ben Roethlisberger and Co. gladly shared the spotlight with one of the league’s most disruptive defenses.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Trevor Williams and utility player José Osuna for assignment. The team made the moves to create room on the 40-man roster for infield prospect Rodolfo Castro and starting pitching prospect Max Kranick. The 28-year-old Williams spent five seasons with the Pirates, the last four as a member of the starting rotation. Williams went 31-37 with a 4.43 ERA in 106 career appearances in Pittsburgh but struggled in each of the last two seasons. Osuna hit .241 in four seasons with the Pirates while bouncing around defensively.
Beaver Falls and Wilmington met at Reeves field tonight for this PIAA state playoff game. Wilmington was the first to score early on in the game taking a 7-0 lead. Beaver Falls responded, getting points on the board but missing their attempt at 2. Before the 1st half was over, Wilmington scored another 6 ending the half with a score of 13-6 Wilmington. In the second half, Beaver Falls fought hard to catch up, scoring another touchdown but once again missing their attempt at 2, making it a one point game. Wilmington wasn’t ready to give up and managed another touchdown. The Tigers responded and scored again as well but could not get the extra 2 they needed to tie the game. Wilmington took the win with a final score of 20-18.
Photos from Friday nights PIAA Semi Final playoff game:
The Central Valley Warriors travelled to Altoona for tonight’s game against Bedford. The Warriors started this game fighting from the start making big plays and gaining yards. Bedford spent the first half trailing on the scoreboard without being able to catch up. The score at halftime was 35-6 CV. In the second half, Bedford knew they’d have to do something to have any hope of closing in the score. They made a valiant effort to to catch up but they couldn’t stop the Warriors from getting more points. The game ended with a score of 49-20, sending the Central Valley Warriors to the state championship in Hershey.
1460 WMBA’s Tom Hays Bruce Frey have the call from Mansion Park in Altoona of this 2020 PIAA Class 3A Semifinals high school football state playoff game as the WPIAL champion Warriors battle the District 5 champion Bisons. The action gets under way at 6:30 with the pre-game and kick-off is set for 7 PM
If you can’t listen to the game on the air and want to hear it via the Trib-Live High School Sports Network click the link below. The stream doesn’t start til the pre-game:
1230 WBVP, 99.3 FM and beavercountyradio.com’s Bob Barrickman and Jason Colangelo have the call from Reeves Field at Geneva College of this 2020 PIAA Class 2A Semifinals high school football state playoff game as the WPIAL champion Tigers battle the District 10 champion Greyhounds. Eddy Crow will provide the Freedom United Federal Credit Union Sideline Reports during the game
The Game will also be presented via Facebook Live on the Beaver County Radio Facebook Page. Just Click the link below at game time:
Week of isolation works for Big Ben; Steelers rip Bengals
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for a season-high 333 yards and four touchdowns despite being forced to stay away from the team facility all week due to COVID-19 protocols, and the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed unbeaten with a 36-10 victory over the Bengals. Roethlisberger was one of four Steelers put on the COVID-19 list last Monday due to contact tracing after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He connected with Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster for touchdowns in the first half and found rookie Chase Claypool twice in the second half as Pittsburgh improved to 9-0.