West Virginia Sports

2 more officials out in West Virginia disaster housing rift

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two more officials involved in an embattled housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims are out of their jobs. Mary Jo Thompson and Russell Tarry of the West Virginia Development Office were scheduled to speak Tuesday at an interim legislative ...

In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's first such wagering arrangement. The Greenbrier announced Tuesday that New York-based FanDuel ...

Auditors seek answers on state Supreme Court spending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislative auditors have expressed concern on how the West Virginia Supreme Court accumulated around $29 million in its excess revenue funds in fiscal year 2012. Justin Robinson with the legislative auditor's office says the court had $1.4 million in its rainy-day ...

West Virginia gov OKs session to mull justice impeachment

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Days after a member of the West Virginia Supreme Court pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, Gov. Jim Justice has called the Legislature into special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against any ...

West Virginia man dies after going in river to help child

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Search crews have found the body of a West Virginia man who disappeared in New River Gorge National River where he went in to help a child. The park said the body of 49-year-old Terrance Bell of Oak Hill, West Virginia, was located Monday morning in the river where ...

Disease spread prompts deer transport restrictions

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have placed restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses in two more counties in response to a disease. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release the restrictions start July 1 in Berkeley and Mineral ...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to ...

Taillon sharp, Pirates beat Diamondbacks 5-4

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had what looked like an out turn into a home run. They made a couple of questionable decisions, endured some nerve-wracking moments in the ninth inning. But they're leaving Arizona with a win, which is all that really ...

PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia changes name

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour has approved a name change for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs says in a statement the tournament will now be known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The eight-year-old tournament ...

Former quarterback Oliver Luck to become XFL commissioner

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck is leaving his high-ranking position at the NCAA to become commissioner of the XFL, the second edition of professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon's football league. McMahon announced the hire ...

Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference had another record revenue year, and the money is expected to keep increasing in the near future. In wrapping up its spring meetings Friday, the league announced revenue of nearly $365 million for the 2017-18 ...

Slaton, White among 11-member WVU Sports Hall of Fame class

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton highlight the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. WVU athletic director Shane Lyons announced the 11-member class Sunday. This year's class will be inducted Sept. 22 in Morgantown. Slaton and White were ...

TCU tops West Virginia, will play Baylor for Big 12 title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coby Boulware had three hits, and TCU beat West Virginia 7-3 on Saturday to advance to the Big 12 Tournament championship. Michael Landestoy and A.J. Balta had two hits apiece for the Horned Frogs (33-22), who have won 14 of 19. Sixth-seeded TCU will play No. 5 seed ...

West Virginia’s Konate withdraws from NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for the 2018-19 season. West Virginia announced Konate's intentions Thursday. Konate entered the draft process last month but didn't hire an agent. He had until May 30 to ...

Balta drives in 4 runs to lead TCU past West Virginia, 8-1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A.J. Balta had a two-run double and drove in four runs to help TCU move on in the Big 12 baseball tournament with an 8-1 win over West Virginia on Thursday night. The sixth-seeded Horned Frogs (32-22) move on to face the winner between Texas Tech and the seventh-seeded ...

Balta’s 4 RBIs help TCU past Texas Tech, 12-2, will face WVU next

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A.J. Balta had four RBIs, including a three-run double in the second inning, to help sixth-seeded TCU make easy work of third-seeded Texas Tech with a 12-2 win in the opening round of the Big 12 baseball tournament. Balta finished 2 for 3 for the Horned Frogs (31-22), ...

Hill’s 3 hits help West Virginia past Oklahoma State, 8-5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Darius Hill had three of West Virginia's 13 hits to lead the seventh-seeded Mountaineers to an 8-5 win over No. 2 seed Oklahoma State in the opening round of the Big 12 baseball tournament on Wednesday night. West Virginia (28-25) advances to face either Texas Tech or ...

Harrison’s triple in 12th sends Pirates over Reds 5-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Harrison came off the disabled list just in time to give his hometown a show. Harrison tripled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning — his fourth hit of the game — and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied after wasting a late lead for a ...

Clemens, Texas look to win Big 12 baseball tourney

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas star Kody Clemens is taking steps toward breaking out of his father's huge shadow. Adding major awards and championships certainly doesn't hurt. The son of Roger Clemens was named Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday. He led the ...

8-year-old Marshall basketball fan ‘signs’ with the Herd

By RICK MCCANN, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Calvin Fields, a second-grade student at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, signed this past week with the Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball program. Seated between his mother, Brentney Fields, and Marshall head coach Dan ...