PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play that launched one of the most impressive streaks in NFL history began innocently — or maybe menacingly is the better word — with James Harrison in full flight, his No....
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is finding ways to make headlines in his retirement as easily he did during his productive but volatile...
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — No helicopter swooping in for a wind-swept landing. No Rolls Royce wrapped in black-and-gold complete with a chauffeur in full uniform.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and East Tennessee State beat NAIA Reinhardt 107-60 on Monday night.
ETSU closed the first half on an 11-0 run for a 52-27 lead and started the second half by making 12 of its first 15 shots.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Dangerfield has carved out a niche on the NFL's fringe, one that's not for the impatient or the faint of heart.
The 27-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers safety has spent much of the last five years bouncing from the 53-man roster to the practice squad and back again. He never gave himself a timetable, however, on when the whole playing football thing needed to work out, even as seasons passed and regular playing time proved elusive.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled in the trial of a former South Carolina lawmaker charged in an investigation of statehouse corruption.
The process of selecting a jury was to begin Monday in the trial of former Columbia Rep. James Harrison.
The former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was indicted last year on two counts of misconduct in office and criminal conspiracy charges.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it's likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi; WRs Danny Amendola and Matt Slater; RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead; OTs Nate Solder, Cam Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle; DTs Alan Branch and Ricky Jean Francois; LBs James Harrison and Marquis Flowers; DE Geno Grissom; FS Nate Ebner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Brandon King; G Ted Karras.
HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Garth scored 22 points, Josh Nzeakor went off for nine of his 19 points in the first two minutes of the second half and Lamar broke open a tight game to pull away from Houston Baptist 87-73 Wednesday night and earn a spot in the Southland Conference playoffs.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Colton Weisbrod scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, James Harrison added 18 points with four 3-pointers, and Lamar held off Northwestern State 79-75 on Wednesday night for the Demons' 15th straight loss.
Torey Noel had 10 points and five assists for the Cardinals (15-10, 7-5 Southland Conference), who made eight 3-pointers and forced 18 turnovers but turned it over 14 times.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Zjori Bosha scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and two steals and Lamar clobbered Stephen F. Austin 76-54 on Saturday to break a 10-game losing streak to the Lumberjacks, dating back to 2012.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — James Harrison and Malcolm Butler can probably trade notes when it comes to Super Bowl-changing defensive plays.
The two New England Patriots teammates are the authors of perhaps the two most memorable from the first 51 Super Bowls. One a game-sealing interception and the other a 100-yard return that provided a 14-point swing.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Colton Weisbrod scored 21 points to lead five in double-figure scoring, and Lamar closed on a 10-2 run to beat McNeese 86-80 on Saturday.
Kalob Ledoux hit a jump shot and McNeese (7-11, 4-4 Southland Conference) had its last lead, 78-76 with 4:07 remaining. Zjori Bosha made a layup and the Cardinals shot 8 of 11 from the free-throw line to end it. The Cowboys missed four straight shots before Jacob Ledoux made a jumper with 15 seconds left.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — James Harrison is headed back to the Super Bowl.
And he says the only thing he's focused on is winning a third championship.
Everything else is secondary for the 39-year-old Patriots linebacker, who is thriving in his new role with the team that was once his rival.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Makur Puou scored 14 points and led four players into double-figure scoring as New Orleans won its third straight to start the Southland Conference season, turning back Lamar 72-62 on Wednesday night.
The Privateers held Lamar to just 16 first-half points and held a 13-point advantage at intermission.
Joey Frenchwood knocked down a jumper in the first minute that got Lamar within one, but New Orleans (6-8, 3-0) ran off 10 straight before Frenchwood could hit a second jumper.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — James Harrison is happy to be with Patriots. He's done talking about his departure from the Steelers.
The 39-year-old linebacker would not say what factored into his decision to leave and would not address the critical comments by some former teammates since his release by Pittsburgh last week.
"I like to compete," he said Friday. "That's my main reason to go out and play the game."
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — James Harrison had 22 points and Zjori Bosha added 19 as Lamar rolled to a dominating 86-68 win over Houston Baptist to open Southland Conference play and halt a four-game losing streak on Thursday night.
Harrison nailed 5 of 8 from distance, making 8 of 12 from the floor. Bosha hit three treys on 8-of-10 shooting.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Improved coverage in the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary has allowed the defense an opportunity to make team history.
The Steelers have 50 sacks, which is five from the franchise record entering Sunday's regular-season finale against Cleveland.
"If you can get them to hold the ball a little bit and make them second-guess themselves by changing up the coverages and blitzes, then that really helps us," defensive coordinator Keith Butler said.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots safety Devin McCourty got a closer look at James Harrison when the linebacker strolled through the locker room on Wednesday.
It left an impression.
"He's a well put together human being. Scary-looking some would probably say," McCourty said.
The Patriots' deal with the former Steelers star also raised some eyebrows in Pittsburgh, where some of his former teammates voiced their displeasure with the circumstances surrounding his departure on Saturday.
James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room.
The ex-Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh.
The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo on Instagram showing himself with 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady in New England's locker room, writing that he finally has "a teammate that's older than me!"
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison's long tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over.
The AFC North champions released the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and 2008 NFL defensive player of the year on Saturday to make room for right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert is returning from a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell and linebacker James Harrison are active as the Steelers try to clinch the AFC North title against Baltimore.
Mitchell missed last week's victory over Cincinnati with an ankle injury. Harrison has been healthy but inactive since Oct. 22. The five-time Pro Bowler is playing thanks in part to an injury to inside linebacker Ryan Shazier.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Green Bay will be without linebacker Clay Matthews when the Packers try to pull an upset in Pittsburgh against the Steelers.
The Packers made Matthews inactive for their prime-time meeting with the AFC North-leading Steelers. Matthews is dealing with a groin injury. Matthews suffered the injury in the first half of last week's loss to Baltimore.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have new faces in the secondary against Tennessee.
Cornerback Joe Haden is out indefinitely with a fractured left leg. The team made safety Mike Mitchell inactive when his ankle didn't heal in time to face the Titans. Coty Sensabaugh will start in place of Haden. Rob Golden will fill in for Mitchell. The Steelers have the second-ranked pass defense in the NFL.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — James Harrison came off the bench to score 17 points, making all five of his 3-point attempts, and Lamar rallied late in the second half to earn a 66-60 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.
Lamar trailed the entire game until Harrison kick-started the comeback with three-straight 3-pointers to pull the Cardinals (2-0) within 50-48. Neither team scored over the next 3:37 until Colton Weisbrod made two free throws to tie it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison spent last weekend standing on the sideline waiting for a call that never came.
The NFL's oldest defensive player didn't take the field for a single snap during Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Minnesota in Week 2, the first time in more than a decade the five-time Pro Bowler was healthy enough to take his usual menacing spot at outside linebacker and just watched instead.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of four years trying to retool at outside linebacker, searching for the kind of players who could create the chaos that came so easily to James Harrison and Lamar Woodley in their primes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown will make their annual preseason cameos on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Steelers host Indianapolis. James Harrison will hop out of the weight room and into uniform, too, so coach Mike Tomlin can see if Harrison's 39-year-old legs are ready for the regular season.
How long any of Pittsburgh's bold-faced names stay on the field depends entirely on how effectively they play. A short night is probably a good thing.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt will take all the preseason snaps he can get at right outside linebacker.
And perhaps most of them in the regular season too, a fact the man his is in the process of replacing isn't fighting.
James Harrison is the Steelers' all-time sacks leader, including a team-high five last season at the not-so tender age of 38.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled into training camp on Thursday in pickup trucks and Porsches, Rolls Royces and Rubicons.
And in the case of ageless linebacker James Harrison, a firetruck.
Because of course he did.
Left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva showed up too, arriving with pen in hand to sign a contract extension that made the former Army Ranger a millionaire several times over as the protector of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's blind side for the rest of the decade.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger got help. Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell too. And Greg Warren? Really?
For a team whose defensive shortcomings were exploited by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh Steelers took a bit of a "we'll just outscore them" mentality instead during the NFL Draft.