RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Strauss completed 17 of 23 passes for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns, all three to different receivers, to lead Richmond to a 55-10 win against Morehead State on Saturday. Strauss was one of 20 players named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List in 2014, an award given to the most outstanding player in FCS. The Spiders, who are ranked 24th in the FCS coaches poll, extended their winning streak in home openers to nine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement on Saturday, saying his desire to play doesn't match the desire to stay home with his family. Harrison, the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, wrote on his Facebook page he didn't want to miss another birthday or first day of school so he could continue his career. The 36-year-old was a free agent after spending the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals following a decade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates made it hold up behind starter Vance Worley, beating the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. Todd Frazier homered for the Reds.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals put quarterback AJ McCarron on the injury list Saturday as they got down to the 53-man roster limit, making the fifth-round pick ineligible to practice for the first six weeks of the season. McCarron missed training camp and the preseason with a sore shoulder.
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