West Virginia Sports

Newman doubles in 10th, Pirates beat Reds 6-5

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman put the ball in the left-center gap — the most spacious place in PNC Park — and Francisco Cervelli turned on the jets. Newman lined a double in the 10th inning and Cervelli scored from first base, diving home with the ...

Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whatever chance the Pittsburgh Pirates have of elbowing their way into the conversation in the NL Central hinges largely on their starting rotation living up to the hype. A week in, all that talk looks legit. Playing the struggling ...

Penguins inch closer to playoff spot, top Hurricanes 3-1

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen is well-versed in the electricity that creeps into a locker room when the games dwindle down to a precious few and the playoffs loom. It's one of the main reasons the veteran Pittsburgh Penguins center — at 42 the NHL's oldest ...

Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound. He looked like somebody else at the plate. Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday. "He was just efficient," Pirates ...

Rinne makes 42 saves, Predators top Penguins 3-1

By The Associated Press undefined PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh. Viktor ...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. The Reds haven't been ...

Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jones initially faced charges including battery, cheating at gambling and resisting arrest. Court ...

Haley leads West Virginia over Grand Canyon 77-63 in CBI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley had 24 points as West Virginia defeated Grand Canyon 77-63 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night. Lamont West had 11 points for West Virginia (15-20). Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 11 points. Chase Harler had 10 ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman. "It ...

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to ...

Kansas beats West Virginia 88-74 to reach Big 12 finals

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson transferred to Kansas in part to win championships. He'll have that chance Saturday night. The former Memphis standout scored 24 points and the No. 17 Jayhawks, who failed to win a share of the Big 12 regular-season ...

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That's the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in ...

West Virginia beats Oklahoma 72-71 in Big 12 tourney

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jermaine Haley thought West Virginia was only up two when Oklahoma's Christian James knocked down what appeared to be a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. Turns out the Mountaineers were up by ...

Texas Tech’s Culver AP Big 12 top player, Beard top coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore guard Jarrett Culver is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after helping lead his hometown Red Raiders to a share of the regular season conference title. Chris Beard was named coach of the year ...

W.Va.’s Derek Culver Named 2nd Team All-Big 12

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season title with Kansas State. The league announced its awards Sunday. The Wildcats' Barry Brown was ...

Waters has 19, leads Oklahoma State over W. Virginia 85-77

By MICHAEL KINNEY Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and ...

Kansas State women top W Virginia 72-59 in Big 12 quarters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Peyton Williams scored 22 points, Rachel Ranke added 21 and fifth-seeded Kansas State won its sixth-straight, defending West Virginia 72-59 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Saturday. Williams and Ranke both had critical 3-point plays in the ...

Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak in 4-2 win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in nearly two months, the Boston Bruins ran out of time. It tends to happen when the Bruins play in Pittsburgh, no matter how hot they are. Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Penguins ...

Injured West Virginia guard James Bolden removed from roster

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's already thin roster has shrunk even further with the departure of guard James "Beetle" Bolden. Bolden, who has not played since late January with a sprained ankle, is no longer with the team. A West Virginia basketball spokesman did not elaborate ...

Big 12 title race down to Texas Tech, Kansas State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAMES OF THE WEEKEND: Texas Tech at Iowa State; Oklahoma at Kansas State. With Kansas out of the picture for the first time in 15 years, the Big 12 title race will come down to K-State and Texas Tech. ...