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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday morning that offensive coordinator Matt Canada was let go. In a statement, head coach Mike Tomlin said the following:
“Matt Canada has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator. I appreciate Matt’s hard work and dedication, and I wish him the best moving forward in his career.”
Canada’s firing comes following Pittsburgh’s 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, dropping the Steelers to a record of 6-4. The Steelers will face the Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) for their Week 12 matchup on Sunday, November 26.
Pittsburgh quarterback Nate Yarnell looks for a receiver during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Boston College, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nate Yarnell threw for 207 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as Pittsburgh beat Boston College 24-16. Yarnell, a redshirt sophomore making his second career start, completed 11 of 19 passes. His 61-yard scoring strike to Bub Means in the third quarter gave Pitt the lead for good. The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 3-8. Thomas Castellanos passed for 171 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Eagles. Boston College fell to 6-5 after a second straight loss.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hopeful tight end Pat Freiermuth can return in time for a showdown with Cleveland. Freiermuth hasn’t played since injuring his right hamstring in a loss to Houston on Oct. 1. He was on track to return in late October before aggravating the injury before a visit to the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 22. Freiermuth says he’s been pleased by the team’s progress in his absence, but is eager to help out an offense that ranks 29th in the league in passing.
FILE – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Adam Johnson in action during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Police in England arrested a man Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson, whose neck was cut by a skate during a game. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
LONDON (AP) — Police in England have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson whose neck was cut by a skate during a game. Johnson, 29, was playing for the Nottingham Panthers against the Sheffield Steelers in an Oct. 28 game when he was struck by an opponent’s skate blade. South Yorkshire Police did not name the suspect or provide his age. He was in police custody. The player whose skate cut Johnson’s neck was Matt Petgrave, 31, who plays for Sheffield. Johnson was a Minnesota native who had a brief NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Jaylen Warren runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren is becoming a vital part of his team’s offense. Warren ran for a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown in a 23-19 win over Green Bay that pushed Pittsburgh’s record to 6-3. Warren’s role has steadily increased since he made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2022. Warren has become a co-starter alongside Najee Harris, an honor Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said Warren is deserving of because of the way he goes about his business. Warren, Harris and the rest of the Steelers visit Cleveland next week.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Markeese Hastings scored 20 points as Robert Morris beat Point Park 66-56 on Thursday night.
Hastings added 14 rebounds and three blocks for the Colonials (1-1). TJ Wainwright was 7 of 17 shooting, including 0 for 3 from 3-point range, and went 3 for 3 from the line to add 17 points. Stephaun Walker shot 5 of 11 from the field and 3 for 4 from the line to finish with 14 points.
Jamisen Smith finished with 19 points and three steals for the Pioneers. Nate Van added 14 points for Point Park. In addition, Nazareth Fisher had nine points and 10 rebounds.
(Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Erik Karlsson, second from right, celebrates an overtime goal by right wing Bryan Rust as Los Angeles Kings goaltender Pheonix Copley, left, and center Phillip Danault stand in goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, in Los Angeles.0 (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Andujar was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on Monday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 28-year-old outfielder and infielder hit .250 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 90 plate appearances in his second season with the Pirates, who claimed him off waivers from the New York Yankees in September 2022. Andujar batted .338 with 16 homers and 86 RBIs in 103 games this year with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Andujar batted .297 with 27 homers and 92 RBIs for the Yankees in 2018 but his production has dropped considerably. He has a .270 average with 39 homers and 149 RBIs in parts of seven big league seasons.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) scrambles on a run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Freed)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett expects to play when the Steelers host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Pickett sat out the second half of a loss to Jacksonville with a rib injury. Pickett says he “for sure” plans to face the Titans. The biggest issue for Pickett will be pain management when his body makes a twisting motion while throwing. Pickett said the best remedy for the injury is rest but that isn’t an option with the team playing on a short week. The Steelers are 4-3 as November begins. The Titans are 3-4.
Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi runs on to the field before an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Caterina)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi has apologized to his players after questioning their talent following a blowout loss to Notre Dame. Narduzzi said in the immediate aftermath of a 58-7 defeat that the Panthers lost a lot of good players from their 2022 team and the coaching staff didn’t do a good enough job replacing them. Narduzzi said later that his comments didn’t come out the way he intended but added that he and the players are on solid terms ahead of a visit from No. 4 Florida State.