Steelers sneak into AFC playoffs with 28-12 win over Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger looked up in the fourth quarter and noticed Pittsburgh fans twirling their Terrible Towels with delight. The Steelers needed help, and they got it. They’re still in the hunt for another Super Bowl title. Roethlisberger threw three...

NFL Latest: Cam closing in on QB rushing record

The latest from NFL games on the 17th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST): 5:20 p.m. Cam Newton scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter against Tampa Bay for his ninth touchdown rushing of the season. It was Newton’s 41st TD run of his career, leaving him one...

Jets loss to Bills sends Pittsburgh into AFC playoffs

Leave it to Rex Ryan to continue the New York Jets’ playoff drought. Ryan and the Buffalo Bills stopped the Jets from making the playoffs Sunday and gave the Pittsburgh Steelers the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Bills beat the Jets 22-17, while Pittsburgh knocked off...

Jets blow playoff chance with 22-17 loss to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Jets aren’t going to playoffs. Their FitzMagic ran out against none other than Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills. A year after being fired by the Jets and taking over in Buffalo, Ryan got his revenge by thwarting the Jets’...

Pats miss chance to clinch No. 1 seed, losing to Miami 20-10

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A whipsaw hit sent Tom Brady’s legs one direction and his upper body the other, leaving him face down in the turf. Brady rose — slowly — but the hits kept coming from the Miami Dolphins, who beat New England 20-10 Sunday and...

Ohio Authorities Continue Search Of River For Missing Man

MORROW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities continue searching for a man who fled police and jumped into a southwest Ohio river after being spotted in the yard of a home where firefighters were extinguishing a blaze Friday night. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1Ty1M5x) that...

Workers return to site where San Bernardino attackers killed

AP Photo/Nick Ut SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — In the offices of the Inland Regional Center, Christmas did not come. Tinsel still festoons cubicles. A small tree with presents sits undisturbed. A sign-up sheet to bring in food remains empty of names. The staff was still...

Jets loss to Bills sends Pittsburgh into AFC playoffs

AP Photo/Gary Wiepert Leave it to Rex Ryan to continue the New York Jets’ playoff drought. Ryan and the Buffalo Bills stopped the Jets from making the playoffs Sunday and gave the Pittsburgh Steelers the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Bills beat the Jets 22-17, while...

Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it was severing diplomatic relations with Shiite powerhouse Iran amid escalating tensions over the Sunni kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. The move came hours after demonstrators stormed and set fire to...

Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it was severing diplomatic relations with Shiite powerhouse Iran amid escalating tensions over the Sunni kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. The move came hours after demonstrators stormed and set fire to...