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Steelers run defense to go against potent Chiefs

The numbers, at least by James Harrison’s impeccably high standards, aren’t good enough. Not by a long shot.

Pump fake an old standby tool in QB’s belt

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter.

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Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game

Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks JV wins

The Blair Oaks Falcons defeated the California Pintos 57-56 in the Blair Oaks JV Tournament on Wednesdsay night.

Youth Basketball: St. Stanislaus girls win

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade girls team defeated Immanuel Lutheran, 42-12, Saturday.

Middle School Boys Basketball: St. Stanislaus wins

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade team claimed a 28-25 win against St. Joseph on Tuesday.

Tulsa tops Missouri State, 74-70

James Woodard scored 26 points — with a career-high six 3-pointers — and Shaquille Harrison knocked down 23 points with seven assists Wednesday night as Tulsa defeated Missouri State 74-70.

St. Louis wins against Texas-Pan American

Mike Crawford scored 19 points — including an 8-of-10 performance from the line — and Saint Louis made a late run to beat Texas-Pan American 75-69 on Wednesday.

Pelini ripped AD in last talk with Nebraska players

On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.

Titans, Jaguars offer little outside of draft positioning

There are few, if any, reasons to watch Tennessee and Jacksonville tonight.

Three more All-America teams for Missouri’s Ray

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was named Wednesday to the American Football Coaches Association, the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America All-America first teams.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 17, 2014

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Farad Cobb hit a 3-pointer that put Cincinnati in control in overtime, and the Bearcats pulled away to a 71-62 victory over No. 19 San Diego State on Wednesday night after letting a late lead slip away in regulation.

Wednesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Dec. 17, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Dec. 17, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 17, 2014

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, helping No. 1 South Carolina beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 71, Vienna 58

The Tuscumbia Lions had four players score 10 or more points — two with double-doubles — in a 71-58 defeat of Vienna on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 69, St. Elizabeth 49

Levi Anderson scored a game-high 26 points and Coy Bond finished with 20 to lead the Russellville Indians to a 69-49 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Fatima 71, Jefferson City JV 63

The Fatima Comets edged the Jefferson City Jays JV team 71-63 on Tuesday in the Linn Tournament.

Boys Basketball: California 71, Cuba 40

The California Pintos ripped Cuba in the first round of the Linn Tournament on Tuesday, 71-40.

Lady Comets rip Lady Bearcats

The Fatima girls basketball team moved to 5-0 on the year with a 59-23 defeat of Hermann on Tuesday.