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August 20, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - The final installment of the Dark Knight trilogy was filmed here. Heinz Field stood in as the home stadium for the Gotham Rogues, and as villain Bane systematically obliterates the Batman-less city he sets off a bomb underneath the grass just after kickoff. The ground craters and engulfs every player save for the kick returner. The image briefly crossed the mind while watching the Eagles first-team offense play on that very same turf Thursday night. What if the earth swallowed up every wide receiver?
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December 19, 2015 | By David Sell, Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met with Temple University officials Thursday and told them they must address the worries of neighbors before he can endorse the school's plan to build a football stadium on campus. "Temple asked for this meeting to explain the benefits of building their stadium," Kenney's spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, said in a statement Thursday night. "The mayor-elect enjoyed meeting with the university's representatives, and he appreciated them working with the city on this issue.
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October 5, 2012 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE STEELERS don't lose at home, and they absolutely don't lose at home to NFC teams. But nothing lasts forever, as Phillies fans found out this season. Some of the Pittsburgh defensive stalwarts aren't getting younger, quicker or healthier. Half a decade ago, the top teams in the AFC clearly were better than the top teams in the NFC. Not sure that's the case anymore. The Eagles' offense took an important step forward when it didn't turn the ball over against the Giants. Now it needs to solidify that gain, and add some efficiency to the formula, scoring touchdowns instead of field goals.
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January 21, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh could be a winter wonderland by the time the New England Patriots and Steelers play their AFC championship game on Sunday night. That should make Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri very happy. Though Vinatieri is the man who kicked game-winning field goals in two of the last three Super Bowls, he might be better known in these parts for kicking an incredible 45-yarder in heavy snow against the Oakland Raiders in the playoffs three years ago. That kick sent the game into overtime, and New England won, fittingly, on another field goal by Vinatieri.
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November 24, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Cincinnati Bengals yesterday said they had suspended offensive tackle Reggie Coleman for a week without pay for hitting fellow rookie Thatcher Szalay in practice on Friday. Szalay, a guard, needed dental work and will not travel with the team to Pittsburgh for today's game. Coleman has been on the inactive list for seven games since being signed Oct. 1 from the Washington Redskins practice squad. Szalay has been inactive for eight games this season. Steelers. Quarterback Tommy Maddox will dress for today's home game against the Bengals, a week after a spinal cord concussion left him temporarily paralyzed.
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September 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State at Pittsburgh Saturday, noon, at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh TV: ESPN. Live stream: WatchESPN.com Radio: WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). History: Penn State leads, 50-42-4. It's the first meeting since 2000, when Pitt gained a 12-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium. About Penn State: The Nittany Lions' new up-tempo offense wasn't at top speed in their 33-13 win over Kent State, and sputtered at times. But redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and Saquon Barkley added 105 yards and a TD. . . . Chris Godwin was the top receiver with seven catches for 67 yards.
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August 18, 2011 | by Les Bowen, bowenl@phillynews.com
AGENDA : Who: Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers What: Second game of the preseason When: Tonight, 8 Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh TV: FOX29 Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), ESPN (97.3-FM) FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: 1. DeSean Jackson: Wideout makes his debut after about a week of camp. Wants a new deal before risking injury too extensively. Looked great at Lehigh. 2. Right tackle: This is a huge chance for a huge guy, King Dunlap, who seemed to be a bit of an afterthought until Ryan Harris' back started bothering him. 3. Kickoffs: Is that facet of the game really going to be as boring as it was last week?
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January 25, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
To coach Bill Cowher, the Pittsburgh Steelers simply look right in white. The Steelers will buck years of tradition and wear their white away uniforms in the Super Bowl against Seattle, even though they are designated by the NFL as the home team and could wear their more imposing black jerseys. The black jerseys and gold pants are the Steelers' traditional look, and numerous sports teams have switched to black uniforms in recent years because they believe it creates a more intimidating presence.
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October 28, 2011
Former Flyer Joffrey Lupul and Clarke MacArthur scored 4 minutes, 22 seconds apart in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs broke open a tie game and spoiled the New York Rangers' return to renovated Madison Square Garden with a 4-2 victory Thursday night. Lupul scored off a rebound in a scrum in front of Henrik Lundqvist to make it 2-1 with his fifth goal of the season, and MacArthur made it a two-goal edge with his first at 6:33. Matthew Lombardi scored his first in the second period, and Mike Brown made it 4-1 in the third.
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September 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
Villanova at Pitt Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Heinz Field TV: ACC Network Extra (available on ESPN3). Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM) History: Pitt leads, 2-0. It's the first meeting since 1998. About Villanova: The Wildcats, entering their 32nd and final season under Andy Talley, return five starters on each side of the ball from a 6-5 team. . . . They were picked to finish fourth in the CAA. . . . Talley is 3-16 against FBS opponents, having lost the last six. . . . QB Zach Bednarczyk, who replaced Walter Payton award winner John Robertson in game three, was the co-CAA Rookie of the Year.
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September 13, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
PENN STATE hadn't played Pitt since 2000. On Saturday the Nittany Lions went to Heinz Field and fell behind, 28-7, after 18 minutes. It was 35-21 at the end of three quarters. It finished in a 42-39 loss. The Nits scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with five minutes to go and quickly forced a punt. They then got to the Pitt 31, but Trace McSorley was intercepted in the end zone with 1:15 showing. It was the most points for Pitt (2-0), which had opened with a 28-7 win over Villanova, in the 97-game series.
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September 11, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State at Pittsburgh Saturday, noon, at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh TV: ESPN. Live stream: WatchESPN.com Radio: WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). History: Penn State leads, 50-42-4. It's the first meeting since 2000, when Pitt gained a 12-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium. About Penn State: The Nittany Lions' new up-tempo offense wasn't at top speed in their 33-13 win over Kent State, and sputtered at times. But redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and Saquon Barkley added 105 yards and a TD. . . . Chris Godwin was the top receiver with seven catches for 67 yards.
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September 5, 2016 | By Craig Meyer, For The Inquirer
PITTSBURGH - Over the last several years, Villanova has made a habit of putting a scare into teams from the top conferences of the Football Bowl Subdivision. This season, that scare was short-lived. A lethargic offense was unable to take full advantage of a strong defensive showing, and after remaining tied with Pittsburgh midway through the second quarter, Villanova could not keep pace as it dropped its season opener, 28-7, Saturday at Heinz Field. The Wildcats (0-1) outgained the Panthers (1-0)
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September 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
Villanova at Pitt Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Heinz Field TV: ACC Network Extra (available on ESPN3). Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM) History: Pitt leads, 2-0. It's the first meeting since 1998. About Villanova: The Wildcats, entering their 32nd and final season under Andy Talley, return five starters on each side of the ball from a 6-5 team. . . . They were picked to finish fourth in the CAA. . . . Talley is 3-16 against FBS opponents, having lost the last six. . . . QB Zach Bednarczyk, who replaced Walter Payton award winner John Robertson in game three, was the co-CAA Rookie of the Year.
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August 24, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
FOOTBALL IS about so much more than measurables. It's about what you do with the chances you get. This is a trite lesson by now, but it's driven home every preseason. For the Eagles this summer, the wide receiver who has made the biggest splash is undrafted rookie Paul Turner, an unimposing 5-10, 193-pounder from Louisiana Tech, who ran a 4.55 40 on his pro day. "He's just one of those guys who does everything right," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "He's always in the right spot.
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August 24, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
CALEB STURGIS had taken off his helmet and was wearing an Eagles cap, kicking balls for returners to field as the team warmed up at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field for last Thursday's preseason game. Then Sturgis was on the ground. "I watched the ball go up in the air. I kind of saw (Sturgis). Next thing I know, he was getting struck in the middle of the head with the ball," recalled punter Donnie Jones, who said he had never previously felled a teammate in an NFL career dating to 2004.
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August 20, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
PITTSBURGH - The final installment of the Dark Knight trilogy was filmed here. Heinz Field stood in as the home stadium for the Gotham Rogues, and as villain Bane systematically obliterates the Batman-less city he sets off a bomb underneath the grass just after kickoff. The ground craters and engulfs every player save for the kick returner. The image briefly crossed the mind while watching the Eagles first-team offense play on that very same turf Thursday night. What if the earth swallowed up every wide receiver?
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By David Sell, Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met with Temple University officials Thursday and told them they must address the worries of neighbors before he can endorse the school's plan to build a football stadium on campus. "Temple asked for this meeting to explain the benefits of building their stadium," Kenney's spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, said in a statement Thursday night. "The mayor-elect enjoyed meeting with the university's representatives, and he appreciated them working with the city on this issue.
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November 12, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
Y OU'RE NOT go to believe this. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney decided to name long snapper Jim Brown a captain for this week's game against Syracuse as a tribute to the great Orange running back with the same name. A nice gesture, no? Except none his players ever heard of the original Jim Brown, the Hall of Fame running back, who starred at 'Cuse from 1954-56. "One thing that's kind of funny, I've been waiting all year to name Jim Brown the captain for the Syracuse game," Swinney told Clemson reporters.
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March 29, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IT MIGHT BE 2 years away, but the Flyers and Penguins have been working together behind the scenes to pitch an outdoor game between the teams to the NHL and broadcast partner NBC. Flyers chief operating officer Shawn Tilger revealed that news at a "town-hall meeting" between team executives and season-ticketholders Thursday night. Tilger said the pitch is for the contest to be played at a "certain stadium in Pennsylvania" in 2017 to commemorate the 50th year of both franchises.
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