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Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher tested positive for the coronavirus

[ad_1] Former Steelers head coach and Hall of Famer Bill Cowher says he can be added to the list of sports figures who have battled the coronavirus.Cowher told The Athletic that he and his wife, singer Veronica Stigeler -- known by the stage name Queen V -- weren't tested for the virus when they were affected with symptoms in March but that they did test positive for antibodies a month
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Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fall Game called off; enshrinement ceremony postponed

[ad_1] The preseason-opening Dallas Cowboys-Pittsburgh Steelers game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 is being canceled and the Hall of Fame's Aug. 8 enshrinement ceremony is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, league sources told ESPN.This marks the first time the NFL has had to cancel an event on its calendar, with the Hall of Fame Game annually kicking off the preseason.
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Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger says faith has helped him deal with off-field addiction issues

[ad_1] Speaking at a virtual conference for Christian men over the weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged he's fought off-the-field vices over the years."It's not always easy," Roethlisberger said, talking to Tunch Ilkin, a former Steelers player and one of the event's hosts. "People don't realize all the time that us athletes, we're human. We sin like everybody else. I am no different. We make mistakes. We get addicted
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Pittsburgh Steelers players who kneel will have Mike Tomlin, organization’s support

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Players who choose to kneel during the national anthem will have the support of coach Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, the head coach said on a video conference call Tuesday.Speaking for the first time since the death of George Floyd while in police custody and the widespread protests for justice and racial equality that followed, Tomlin said he supports players in any statements or actions
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If Steelers meet Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game, it’ll likely be without fans, Ohio governor says

[ad_1] If the Hall of Fame Game happens, it likely will be without fans in attendance, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Tuesday.The game is scheduled for Aug. 6 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys in Canton, Ohio as a part of the enshrinement weekend."As much as I hate to say this, because we've all been looking forward to that and I know how much it means to the
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We ranked NFL teams’ continuity from 1-32

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN The coronavirus pandemic forced NFL teams to shut down this spring and summer, creating an offseason devoid of in-person organized team activities and minicamps.This could be especially problematic for teams that made a lot of moves this offseason, or advantageous for clubs that maintained continuity from 2019 to 2020.The Buffalo Bills top the league with 95.4% of their offense returning, while the defending NFC champion
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Cancer-free, Steelers’ James Conner isn’t worried about playing amid pandemic

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH - People with compromised immune systems are at greater risk for inflection and complications from COVID-19, but Pittsburgh Steelers running back and cancer survivor James Conner isn't worried about the coronavirus when he eventually returns to the field."I'm 100 percent," Conner said. "I had a weak immune system four years ago. It's not weak anymore, thank God. I'm OK. I'm young and healthy. I went through what I
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Pittsburgh pro teams given green light by Pa. Gov. to practice, play; Philly still week away

[ad_1] Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a new guidance Wednesday permitting the play and practice of professional sports in counties that are under the yellow and/or green phase of reopening.But that doesn't mean every professional team in the state can start gathering right away.Located in Allegheny County, which currently is "yellow," the Pittsburgh Steelers would be allowed by local laws to practice once the NFL permits. But the Eagles, located
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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin likes incentivized Rooney Rule changes

[ad_1] Mike Tomlin likes the discussion around an incentivized minority hiring process in the NFL.On "Coffee with Cal," hosted by Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, on Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach said he likes the idea of a change to the Rooney Rule that rewards teams for hiring minority candidates."We've always taken it from the approach of, punitive if you don't interview minority candidates or things of