West Virginia Sports

Marte lead Pirates to 2-0 victory over Nationals

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday. Marte homered to center field with two outs in the third off ...

Polanco has 4 RBIs as Pirates top Nationals 6-3

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looking for a spark to get his offense going, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made a change to the top of his batting order by stacking outfielders Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco in the first three spots for the first ...

Lonnie Walker IV settling in nicely with Spurs this summer

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — These are highly uncertain times for the San Antonio Spurs. That's why Lonnie Walker IV might be so valuable. This is a summer when Spurs mainstay Tony Parker has already left for Charlotte, when four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is ...

Kevin Na wins by 5 shots in West Virginia for 2nd tour win

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour. Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday. The 34-year-old Na's only previous ...

Kingham pitches, hits Pirates to 4-1 win over Phillies

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 ...

Varner, Kraft tied for lead at Greenbrier in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the PGA Tour in West Virginia. Varner shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to tie Kraft at the top entering the final round of A Military Tribute at ...

Kelly Kraft leads Lahiri, Simpson by 1 in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Kelly Kraft is about to find out whether he's ready to handle the lead entering the weekend for the first time on the PGA Tour. Kraft shot a 7-under 63 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Friday to take a one-stroke edge over ...

Xander Schauffele looks for repeat win in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Decisions by most of the world's elite golfers to skip the PGA Tour's stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele. Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with ...

Myers, Lucchesi lead Padres over Pirates, 4-3

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers helped give the San Diego Padres an early lead and closer Brad Hand barely held onto it. Myers homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and rookie Joey Lucchesi threw five scoreless innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3 victory ...

Pirates rally for 4 runs in 9th to beat beleaguered Mets 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — After bringing in Felipe Vazquez with his team trailing by two in the eighth inning, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked by bench coach Tom Prince whether the closer would stay in the game if his turn to bat came up in the ninth. "At the time, I counted off and said this ...

Bell, Polanco homer as Pirates beat Mets 6-4 to stop skid

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to shake his squad out of its slump, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle juggled the top of his lineup. Didn't hurt that the Pirates ran into the perfect opponent, too — a team struggling even worse than they were. Josh Bell hit ...

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 ...