Antonio Brown sends heartfelt message to Steelers fans, but says this isn’t goodbye “We’re a band of brothers. We’ve been together a long time,” Pouncey said, via ESPN. “You can’t tell me a great phone conversation or a sit-down can’t get things right.”Fellow wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, who replaced Brown in the Pro Bowl due to injury, echoed Pouncey’s thoughts, saying he doesn’t want to see Brown end up on a different roster. Related News Steelers WR Antonio Brown working out with Kyler Murray Antonio Brown has the support of his teammates from afar.While preparing for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, Steelers center and captain Maurkice Pouncey said he believes the ongoing issue between the disgruntled wide receiver and the team will eventually work itself out. “He helps out the team a lot — not only myself, he makes the team better,” Smith-Schuster said. “Obviously I don’t control the situation, but if I could, I wouldn’t like for that to happen.”Tensions between Brown and the team, specifically quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, have grown this season in the aftermath of Le’Veon Bell’s ugly contract dispute. Brown sat out the team’s regular-season finale against the Bengals after a reported blowup with Roethlisberger, and Pittsburgh missed the playoffs for the first time in five years despite a win over Cincinnati.Steelers president Art Rooney II released a statement earlier this month insisting the franchise is open to every option this offseason except for releasing Brown.Nonetheless, Pouncey thinks a little time and patience will help everyone move on and toward a solution eventually.”The simple fact it’s two Hall of Fame players, there’s a reason it’s being brought up so much,” Pouncey said of Brown and Roethlisberger. “Rightfully so. I agree everyone has opinions and everybody can talk about things.”But I honestly think, and I’ve been playing football a long time, things will get worked out. They are the best duo in Steeler history. If you don’t want to talk to two Hall of Famers who have played with each other and did so much together, I just don’t understand what ‘team’ is anymore.”
Today, FIFA has released its monthly FIFA World Ranking table which shows that BiH football team has advanced for two places, and it is now the 21st team of the World with 896 points.The best team is still Spain, followed by Germany, Argentina, Croatia, which improved for 5 places and Portugal.Concerning the teams of BiH’s group for FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifications, Greece has dropped for one place and its currently 13th, Slovakia also improved and now it is 55th team, Latvia dropped by two places and it is now 110th team, while Lithuania improved by 4 places and it is now 111th team, Lichtenstein has improved for 10 places and it is 147th team of the world.
Break new ground PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. MOST READ Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments