CINCINNATI (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says every game against an AFC North opponent is an elimination game.
That starts Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have already defeated the Steelers once this year.
No. 4 Cincinnati is riding a successful formula to the College Football Playoffs: Beat everyone on its schedule and wait out the other contenders in front of the Bearcats in the rankings.
The Bearcats (11-0, 7-0 American Athletic Conference; CFP No.
There is still so much to be decided heading into this week's Thanksgiving college football feast.
Let's sort it out, conference by conference.
Atlantic Coast Conference: No. 20 Pitt is locked into the conference championship game and will face No.
Cincinnati moved into position to make the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night, climbing a spot to fourth behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama.
A team from outside the Power Five conferences has never been selected for the semifinals in the previous seven years of the College Football Playoff.
CLEVELAND (AP) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Wayne Embry, a five-time NBA All-Star and the first African American general manager in sports when the Milwaukee Bucks named him to that position in 1972, shares some of his experiences of playing in the league during the 1960s.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals lost the first game after the bye week in each of the past five seasons.
That provided a little extra motivation for Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
It took 12 weeks of regular-season play to have a turnover-free AP Top 25.
For the first time in 2021 all the teams that were ranked in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank last week stayed ranked this week.
Ohio State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, surging three spots Sunday past No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati in a close vote.
Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank for the seventh consecutive week, but for the second week in a row, No.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and even caught a TD pass to help No. 3 Cincinnati roll past SMU 48-14 on Saturday.
Alec Pierce had a pair of TD catches for the Bearcats (11-0, 7-0 American Athletic).
Just a few weeks ago the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders found themselves in surprising spots, tied at the top of the AFC standings.
The two perennial also-rans had both gotten off to 5-2 starts that offered promise that a long-awaited breakthrough could be in the cards.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a Tennessee lawyer to serve on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is Andre B. Mathis, a partner in the Memphis office of the law firm Butler Snow LLP.
CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 3 Cincinnati will try to keep its College Football Playoff dream alive on Saturday against one of the better teams in the American Athletic Conference.
The Bearcats' matchup with SMU may not have the same luster as it would have had before the Mustangs dropped out of the AP Top 25 after Week 10, but there’s still a lot at stake.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The timing wasn't lost on Baker Mayfield, who raised his voice to compete with an emergency siren screaming nearby as he began his weekly news conference.
When someone asked if he had called an ambulance, the Browns' battered quarterback smiled.
Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State held their places in the College Football Playoff ranking Tuesday, with Cincinnati still sitting at fifth.
There was no movement in the selection committee's top seven after all those teams won last week.
SOUTH Bend, Ind. (AP) — A $50 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to support undergraduate financial aid is the largest of its kind in the school's history, officials said Tuesday.
Alumnus Harry Fath and his wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, Ohio, pledged the money exclusively toward aid for undergraduates, Notre Dame officials said.
It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season.
Tampa Bay's speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either.
Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics while Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India earned NL Rookie of the Year on Monday night.
Timing is everything in life and this week was a strange-looking time for Alabama to pass Cincinnati in The Associated Press college football poll.
The Crimson Tide moved up Sunday to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.
Alabama jumped Cincinnati to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 12 after losing for the first time this season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Baker Mayfield limped to the sideline with a bruised knee, and with him went the Cleveland Browns' hopes.
In the game, and possibly the season.
The departure of the insurance pitchman and quarterback was a demoralizing way to complete a week in which the Browns finally rid themselves of receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hayden Koval buried a dagger of a 3-pointer from the top of the key, Jeremiah Davenport drove for a layup with just over a minute remaining and Cincinnati turned back a Georgia rally for a 73-68 win on Saturday night.
You've got to feel for the Cincinnati Bearcats.
No matter what lofty heights they reach — and a perfect record is certainly within reach after after a 45-28 win Friday night over lowly South Florida pushed the record to 10-0 — in all likelihood they will not be among four teams selected for the College Football Playoff.
CINCINNATI (AP) — In choosing new TQL Stadium for Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, the U.S. Soccer Federation selected a city with a 3% Hispanic population in a state that ranks 42nd among the 50 in that demographic.
CINCINNATI (AP) — D.J. Reader knows maturity and resilience matter when it comes to winning games down the stretch in a long, arduous NFL season.
The veteran defensive tackle — like every other Bengals player performing self-analysis during the team's off week — is still trying to figure out how Cincinnati managed to follow a solid 5-2 start with two particularly bad losses.
Indiana entered this season with its first preseason Top 25 ranking in decades and an experienced roster filled with talent, seemingly primed to continue its Big Ten ascent.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Karolina Pliskova overcame a slow start before beating Garbiñe Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) on Wednesday in her opening match at the WTA Finals.
Ja’Marr Chase sure has adjusted nicely to the NFL ball.
Chase, who blamed his preseason drops on getting accustomed to the size and color differences between footballs used in college and pro, is the leading contender at the halfway point of the season to be voted the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Taylor Twellman has played in and watched the U.S.-Mexico rivalry: intense, physical matchups in front of frenzied fans who savor the often bruising battles between the top teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Cincinnati all moved up one spot behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama in the second College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night.
Two Southeastern Conference teams sat atop the ranking for a second straight week, but after Michigan State lost last weekend, at least one spot in the top four was certain to change.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeremiah Davenport registered 11 points and eight rebounds as Cincinnati easily beat Evansville 65-43 on Tuesday night in a season opener.
David DeJulius had nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI (RNS) — Mitchell Lands couldn’t make the trip south from Canada, where he lives on the traditional lands of the Migisi Sahgaigan, or Eagle Lake First Nation, in the province of Ontario.
Ricardo Pepi sat down with his family to discuss his big decision: whether to play for the United States or for Mexico.
“I was just bringing everything to the table to them," he recalled. “I was talking about what it would be like walking out, playing in a game versus Mexico.
WITHAMSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A woman driving a Tesla died in fiery crash near Cincinnati after going off the side of the road and hitting a landscape boulder and two trees, according to authorities.
Another driver who called 911 early Monday said he heard an explosion and then saw the fire quickly grow.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns right guard Wyatt Teller has agreed to a four-year, $56.8 million contract extension with the team through the 2025 season.
Teller has developed into one of the NFL’s best interior linemen during three seasons after coming over in a trade from Buffalo.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday launched his sales pitch for his recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, predicting that a notoriously congested bridge that sits in Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's backyard will finally get a long overdue overhaul.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor and senior Republican senator sounded upbeat Monday about the prospects for a new a bridge to unclog a notoriously congested route between their state and Ohio.
Coaches Ron Rivera and Sean McDermott, standout players Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle and Demario Davis, team owner Arthur Blank, and the Houston Texans cheerleaders are among nominees from 31 teams for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Pulisic was among just 10 of 25 players on hand for the United States' first day of training ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel urged caution with the attacker as he regains fitness.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The off week is coming at an opportune time for the Cincinnati Bengals, who followed a promising start to the 2021 season with two bumbling losses in a row.
Who knows which version of the Bengals will show up next?
Associated Press college football poll voters are grappling with how too handle head-to-head results in a season that has been filled with twists and turns.
Georgia has made things easy as far as voting for No.
Cincinnati held on to the No. 2 ranking by just four points over No. 3 Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Oregon slipped past Ohio State to move up to No. 5.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Just a yard from the end zone, Joe Burrow dropped back, cocked his arm and fired a pass he's made countless times.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With drama swirling and doubt threatening to wreck Cleveland's season, Myles Garrett felt Baker Mayfield needed to address the Browns before kickoff.
As pregame warmups finished, they had a moment while huddling with their teammates.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Miles Robinson and Josef Martínez scored and Atlanta United overcame an early deficit to beat FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Sunday and clinch a playoff berth on the last day of the regular season.