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Depleted WVU Visits Kansas

MORGANTOWN — “We will fix it.” With these four words West Virginia (10-14 overall, 2-9 Big 12) basketball coach Bob Huggins opened Tuesday’s Big 12 Teleconference. “Maybe not this year, but we will fix it,” the Hall of Fame-caliber coach said. Less than two days after ...

Mountaineers Back on Diamond

MORGANTOWN — The boys of summer — West Virginia University style — open the 2019 season on the road today against Kennesaw State with a solid pitching staff and a huge chip on their shoulders following a 2018 campaign that was less than anyone expected. Especially veteran coach Randy ...

Neely, Cameron Defeat Valley

CAMERON — Lili Neely accounted for 14 points to lead Cameron to victory over Valley, 52-32, on Thursday. Madge Lucey followed with 12 points for the Dragons (13-7) and Kori Scott chipped in with 10. Wellsville 51, Edison 39 WELLSVILLE — Kenzie Potkrajac and Ashley Grafton each chipped ...

Injured Lindor Arrives at Spring Training Complex

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Injured shortstop Francisco Lindor arrived at the Cleveland Indians spring training complex Thursday, exactly six weeks before their season opener. The three-time All-Star strained his right calf while working out recently in Florida. The team said last week the ...

Davis Injured, Pelicans Still Stop Thunder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first ...

Houston Wins Ninth Straight

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Houston guard DeJon Jarreau believes he’s gotten his basketball career back on track and expects to be a factor as the Cougars make a run at a conference title and perhaps something bigger. The sophomore transfer from Massachusetts had 18 points and seven assists to ...

Indians’ Bauer Wins Second Arbitration Case

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer thought the Cleveland Indians had presented a better overall case against him in their latest salary arbitration hearing, until the last 10 minutes in a rebuttal by Major League Baseball labor relations staff he viewed as “character ...

Genesis Open Halted by Rain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the 50 minutes of golf Thursday morning at the Genesis Open, Phil Mickelson still managed to put on a show. He hit into three bunkers on the par-4 10th hole at Riviera. He still made par. And now it won’t even count. The opening round was halted by rain with only ...

Islanders Power Past Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night. Casey Cizikas scored twice on breakaways and Josh Bailey also had a goal for the Islanders, who cruised to their fifth ...

Dillon, Wallace Try to Rekindle Daytona Magic

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon would fly home from another miserable race last year — say, a 35th-place finish at Talladega or a 37th at Chicagoland — and try and comfort himself with thoughts of when he was feeling sky high. “Every time you have a bad race, you’re ...

Park Spoils Bellaire’s Senior Night

BELLAIRE — Wednesday night had all the makings of a special night. Fresh off its first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball championship since 2006, Bellaire honored four seniors who helped resurrect the program during their careers during pregame ceremonies on Senior Night. ...

Central Wins 11th Straight

NEW MARTINSVILLE — At the beginning of the season, Wheeling Central coach Mel Stephens knew his squad was going to hit some speed bumps along the way. With a tough schedule as well, the Maroon Knights sat at 5-4 after nine games. Fast forward about a month later, and it seems like Wheeling ...

St. John Girls Fall to TCC in Final Contest

BELLAIRE — The cliche ‘if only the walls could talk’ was totally apropos inside St. John Central High School on Wednesday night. The history and tradition of Lady Irish basketball was on full display as the program played its final game with a large crowd of fans and alumni on ...

Nailers’ Ruby Authors Gem of Performance

WHEELING — As one game after another passed, Jordan Ruby patiently went about the business of preparing for his chance. If Wednesday night is any indication, Ruby intends to take advantage. A veteran of seven teams — in two different leagues — the past four seasons, perhaps Ruby has ...

Crosby, Pens Trip Up Oilers

PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling on his stick and the game in the ...

Gainer, Central Top Beaver

EAST LIVERPOOL — Eden Gainer had the hot hand with 33 points to lead Wheeling Central to 63-43 victory over Beaver Local. Kaylee Reinbeau accounted for 14 points for the Maroon Knights (12-9). Jenna Riccardo scored 22 for the Beavers and drained a shot at the buzzer to become the team’s ...

Garcia Regrets His Actions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera. That has been the easy part. He has had ...

Broncos Make Trade for Flacco

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior. The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated ...

Tennessee Wins 19th in a Row

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory. Tennessee owns the longest active winning streak of any active Division I team and is 11-0 in Southeastern ...