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Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork. Luke Kunin Jersey .com) - The Steelers are back in the playoffs. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass and Pittsburghs defense held strong in a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field. The Steelers (10-5) secured a wild card berth and will host Cincinnati next Sunday for the AFC North title. The Bengals (9-4-1) host AFC West-champion Denver Monday night. Pittsburgh, in the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season, held the Chiefs (8-7) out of the end zone and limited them to four Cairo Santos field goals. Kansas Citys playoff hopes are slim heading into next Sundays home game against San Diego (9-6). The Steelers exacted revenge on the Chiefs for last season. In the final week, Kansas City rested the majority of its starters in a 27-24 overtime loss to San Diego. That ultimately knocked Pittsburgh out of playoff contention. The Chiefs lost for the fourth time in five games. Shaun Suishams 23-yard field goal widened Pittsburghs lead to 20-9 with 4:04 remaining. That capped a 12-play, 70-yard march that took 6:14 on the clock. The drive was aided by a 24-yard pass interference penalty on Jamell Fleming on 3rd-and-3 from the KC 48. Santos split the uprights from 23 yards out with 1:37 left, but the Steelers were able to kill the clock when the Chiefs failed to recover the onside kick. Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards. LeVeon Bell rushed 20 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburghs third consecutive win. Alex Smith finished 31-of-45 for 311 yards for the Chiefs, who also received 29 rushing yards from Jamaal Charles. Suishams 23-yard field goal capped Pittsburghs 11-play, 80-yard drive to open the game. The big play of the march was a 44-yard reception by Martavis Bryant down the right sideline during a 3rd-and-4 play from the Pittsburgh 21. Santos tied the game with a 35-yard field goal on KCs first possession, during which Smith converted a key 3rd-and-16 with a 19-yard connection to Albert Wilson. The Chiefs pushed the envelope twice in the second quarter in an attempt to get into the end zone. First, they faked a field goal, and Travis Kelces 6- yard gain gave the Chiefs a 1st-and-goal from the 6. The drive stalled, and Santos kicked a 25-yard field goal with 9:25 left in the half. Pittsburgh battled back to grab a 10-6 edge. Roethlisberger converted a 3rd- and-7 with a 13-yard pass to Markus Wheaton to the KC 32. A 14-yard reception by Heath Miller brought the ball to the 6, but the Chiefs made two stops from the 1 on a pair of incompletions. On 4th-and-goal, Bell rushed off right tackle into the end zone with 4:18 remaining. Smith led the Chiefs from their own 16 to the Pittsburgh 12. but on 4th-and- inches and under 30 seconds left in the half, the Chiefs opted to run Charles up the middle. He was met by linebacker Lawrence Timmons and a host of Steelers for no gain. On the play prior, DeAnthony Thomas caught a 5-yard pass, which would have been a first down, but replays showed Thomas knee hit the ground before he stretched the ball to the marker. Charles was stripped of the ball midway through the third quarter. The turnover led to Roethlisbergers 3-yard TD connection to the middle of the end zone to Antonio Brown with 34 seconds left in the quarter for a 17-6 margin. Roethlisberger appeared to injure his knee during the scoring play when defensive tackle Vance Walker stuck his foot out and made contact with the Pittsburgh QB just as he stood in the pocket and threw the TD pass. Roethlisberger went to the locker room but returned in time for Pittsburghs next offensive series after Santos drilled a 43-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. Game Notes Brown had seven receptions for 72 yards ... Bells TD was just the third rushing one allowed by KC all season ... Pittsburgh has won six straight games in December. Jason Zucker Jersey . -- Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee. Jonas Brodin Jersey . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training.GLASGOW -- Patricia Bezzoubenko watched the Maple Leaf go up and wiped a tear from her eye. It was a remarkable moment for the rhythmic gymnast who has lived most of her life in Russia but was overjoyed to win gold for Canada on Friday. "Gosh, so proud of my country and for my coaches and my parents," she said with a shy smile. The 17-year-old captured her second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games, winning the individual all-around title a day after she led Canada to a victory in the team event. Later Friday, swimmer Katerine Savard made it a double-gold day for Canada by winning the womens 100-metre butterfly in a Commonwealth Games record time of 57.40 seconds. Canada is fifth in the overall medal standings after two days of competition with nine (four gold, one silver, four bronze). England and Australia have 32 medals apiece, followed by host Scotland (15) and India (10). More gold could be coming for Canada as Bezzoubenko is poised to climb the podium several more times when she competes in the four individual events -- hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon -- on Saturday. She could potentially win all four. "I will try," she said. Bezzoubenko scored 59.175 points to claim gold, while Francesca Jones of Wales was second with 57.350 and teammate Laura Halford won the bronze with 56.225. Maria Kitkarska of Montreal was eighth. Canada has four gold medals at the Games. Swimmer Ryan Cochrane won the mens 400-metre freestyle race on Thursday. Bezzoubenko was born in Vancouver but her parents returned with her to Moscow when she was just four. When Bezzoubenko was 13, Russias national team coach placed a call to Canadian coach Svetlana Joukova -- who is Russian-born -- suggesting she take a look at the young gymnast with dual citizenship. Now Bezzoubenko, who lists her hometown as Thornhill, Ont., trains with Russias top gymnasts in Moscow, a privilege that was facilitated by Joukova, and that costs her parents about $2,000 a month. The family lives in a tiny rented apartment there. Its a partnership thats paying off for the sport in Canada. "Yes, the Russians are the best in the world , so shes being exposed to the best in the world, you cant really ask for more than that," said Jean-Paul Caron, a consultant with Gymnastics Canada and its former president and CEO. "And she can come back and share that with the others." The gymnasts have been training together for the past three or so weeks, and Kitkarska said shes been watching Bezzoubenko train and perform with a keen eye. "Shes very young, but shes training very hard and she has goals and Im sure shell achieve them because shes an amazing gymnast and an amazing performer and I really love her routines. All of them," said the 18-year-old. "I love her." Bezzoubenkos programs come with much higher degrees of difficulty, so even if she drops an apparatus -- which she did with the hoop on Friday -- she still has the potential to win. "Shes taking risks," Caron said. "A lot more difficulty, a lot more movement of the apparatus, a lot more difficulty spinning with the apparatus in the air, also the flexibility that she obviously has." Glasgow represents Bezzoubenkos first major Games experience, so its a crucial stepping stone to the 2016 Rio Olympics. &qquot;This is very important, its like first step, she feels like its a mini Olympic Games," Joukova said. Mike Reilly Jersey. "Shes really going to fight for Rio so for her this is amazing experience. Its very important for her to feel that everybody cares about her, everybody loves her, and everybody is behind her, to support her and give her more power. This will stay strong in her mind." Canada has had a long tradition of success in the sport at the Commonwealth Games, but theres been a gap since Alexandra Orlando swept all six gold medals eight years ago in Melbourne, Australia. Joukova, who also coached Orlando, said shed love to see Bezzoubenko repeat that sweep. Shell have to clean up her hoop routine however. Bezzoubenko, who won the Canadian junior title three times and the national senior title the past two years, was fifth after the hoop, but was first in the ball, clubs and ribbon to win the gold. "I didnt do good with the hoop. I think I just was not good concentration, but Ill try to make the other ones good," she said. Overall, it was a strong day for the young athlete coming on the heels of a late night after Thursdays gold in the team event. "Im very happy that Patricia did these results, shes been working very, very hard," Joukova said. "We finished very late (Thursday), arrived at the village around midnight, maybe not enough recovery. But she has to survive, she has to go, she has to feel the pressure and she has to fight. "Im very happy for her first Commonwealth Games." Kitkarska and Annabelle Kovacs of Vancouver were the other two members of the victorious team. Kitkarska was thrilled with the response from back home. "Social networks went crazy, Facebook and Instagram, people were so happy for us, everybody was just Im so proud of you guys. It was amazing support," she said. Her only minor disappointment was that few people were still awake Thursday night to welcome the gold medallists home to the village. "It was empty, but some people saw our medal, they were cheering for us," Kitkarska said. Savard, from Pont-Rouge, Que., added Canadas second gold in the pool when she outraced Englands Siobhan OConnor and Australias Emma McKeon. Elsewhere, Dorothy Ludwig of Langley,B.C, won bronze in the womens 10-metre air pistol event. Ludwig finished with a score of 177.2 points, behind Singapores Shun Xie Teo and Indias Malaika Goel. Alix Renaud-Roy of St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Que., won a bronze medal in the womens 70-kilogram judo event. Renaud-Roy defeated Australias Catherine Arscott by ippon in her bronze-medal match. "Im happy. I didnt know what to expect," Renaud-Roy said. "I fought against some tough girls. This is the first time judo has been included in 12 years and I feel lucky to be a part of it." Englands Megan Fletcher, who beat Renaud-Roy in the quarter-finals, went on to win gold. Moira de Villiers of New Zealand won silver and Scotlands Sally Conway won the second bronze. Jonah Burt of Whitby, Ont., won bronze in the mens 81-kg judo event, beating Robert Nicola of Cyprus in his bronze-medal match. Englands Owen Livesey, who beat Burt in the semifinals, won gold. Tom Reed of England took silver and Boas Munyonga of Zambia claimed the other bronze. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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