Steelers hold off Bucs for first win

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it.

In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the sidelines and getting into a spat on social media with a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

The Steelers (1-1-1) built a 20-point lead held on for their first win despite not scoring after halftime.

A's earn playoff spot, then beat Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years.

"It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting for this day for a while. I feel so much excitement. It's just a dream come true." (MORE)

Browns name Mayfield starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) Baker Mayfield's heard all about the Browns' quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999.

From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in Cleveland before Mayfield, who isn't taking any pride in being No. 30. (MORE)

Cardinals turning QB job over to Rosen

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Rookie Josh Rosen will take over as the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Rosen, the 10th overall pick in this year's draft, replaced veteran Sam Bradford in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears with 4:31 left to play after three Arizona second-half possessions ended in turnovers. (MORE)

BoSox clinch home field with 106th win

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox were still shaking hands on the field when the "106" went up in the win column of the AL East standings that are posted on the Green Monster.

Scoreboards flashed "106 Wins." Fans waved signs to celebrate breaking a record that has stood as long as Fenway Park itself. (MORE)

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