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Bengals leaning on defense in playoffs vs dangerous Steelers

CINCINNATI (AP) — An inexperienced quarterback's biggest ally is a stingy defense. The Bengals know it.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Look for an unknown player or 2 to star wild-card weekend

Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, J.J. Watt and the other star players got their teams to the playoffs.

With the season on the line, a lesser-known player often makes the difference.

Remember Malcolm Butler?

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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New Hall of Famers Griffey and Piazza talk about dads

NEW YORK (AP) — On their first full day as Hall of Famers, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza talked about their dads.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Favre, Owens, Faneca among Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Brett Favre is one step away from entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Cincinnati, Pittsburgh mayors make savory wager on playoff

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mayors of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are wagering local favorite foods on the Steelers-Bengals NFL wild-card game Saturday.

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Who's at home for wild-card round? Not favorites

It's great to make the playoffs and get a home game in the wild-card round. Not so great is being an underdog for that game.

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1 downhill, 2 runs: Unusual format will remain exception

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will need two good runs on Saturday to match the record for most downhill wins on the women's World Cup circuit.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Browns' QB Johnny Manziel cited for expired license plates

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel's troubles keep piling up.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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