Pittsburgh second-year inside linebacker Devin Bush sustained what coach Mike Tomlin called a “significant knee injury” in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 rout of the Browns on Sunday.
Bush, who had not missed a defensive snap all season, injured his left knee in the second quarter when he took an awkward step while attempting to break up a pass.
“Devin is a great player,” Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree said. “He’s one of the most underrated guys on the team, one of the fastest guys on the team, so anytime you lose somebody like that, it’s a big blow. But (Robert) Spillane came in and did well. He communicated well. Prayers up for Devin as he goes through recovery.”
Justin Haley to return to Kaulig in Xfinity Series in 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Haley will return to Kaulig Racing for a third season in the Xfinity Series. The team announced the one-year contract extension with a clever social media post in which fan favorite AJ Allmendinger briefly teased that he would be the driver of the No. 11 Chevrolet next year. Instead, Allmendinger peeled the tape off the car to reveal Haley’s name. The extension delays an expected promotion for Haley to a full-time Cup Series ride with Spire Motorsports. Haley could still run races in NASCAR’s top series next year but will contend for the Xfinity Series title with Kaulig.
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires
By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer
Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick has announced his retirement after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his Ph.D. in communications spent the past 15 years as the voice of the NHL in the United States. The 74-year-old Emrick called 22 Stanley Cup Finals and six Olympics since working his way up from the minors in the 1970s. He did the most recent NHL playoffs remotely from his home in Michigan. He was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 on the way to being a part of more than 3,700 professional games.
Steelers stay perfect, blow out Mayfield, Browns 38-7
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and the Pittsburgh Steelers battered the Cleveland Browns in a 38-7 blowout victory. Pittsburgh improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1978 with the win. Ben Roethlisberger added 162 yards passing and a score as Pittsburgh emphatically ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak while extending the Browns’ skid at Heinz Field to 17 and counting. The Browns (4-2) were unable to get anything going against a defense that sacked aching Baker Mayfield four times. Mayfield also threw a pair of interceptions and was pulled late in the third quarter.
Avonworth and Hopewell had a tight race for the win in tonight’s game. Both teams managed to score on each other early in the game. The Antelopes mangaged to secure an early single possession lead on the Vikings however, and kept it going for the rest of the game. The first half ended with a score of 21-13. In the second half both teams kept going at it but managing to put a stop to one another throughout the entire second half. Hopewell came close to evening up the score but were unsuccessful. The game ended with the score of 21 – 13 Avonworth.
The Tigers traveled to Bulldog stadium for tonight’s match up. The game started out close with a single score between each team in the first quarter. Freedom fought hard to prevent Beaver Falls from scoring early in the game. In the second quarter, things still remained close with Beaver Falls only managing one more touchdown to end the first half with a score of 14 – 7 in favor of the Tigers. In the second half, Beaver Falls decided to show Freedom what they came to do, which was to win the game. The Tigers managed to score touchdown after touchdown while the Bulldogs only gained one more. The game ended with a score of 50 – 14 Beaver Falls.