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West Virginia Sports

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by ...

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play — men and women

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys ...

No. 19 West Virginia women turn back Texas 68-65

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 to rally No. 19 West Virginia to a 68-63 win over Texas on Sunday, running the Mountaineers' winning streak to nine. Martin and Gondrezick combined to score 20 of 21 West Virginia points in the fourth quarter ...

McBride leads No. 17 West Virginia over No. 22 Texas Tech

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride took over when the shots weren't falling for West Virginia. McBride scored a season-high 22 points, fellow freshman Oscar Tshiebwe added 17 rebounds and No. 17 West Virginia beat 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 66-54 on Saturday ...

Pearson, Sule power Texas State past Appalachian State 82-57

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 22 points and Alonzo Sule added 18 off the bench as Texas State routed Appalachian State 82-57 on Saturday. Junior forward Quentin Scott had 11 points, six rebounds and three assists in his first career start for Texas State (10-8, 3-4 Sun Belt ...

Parker, Koonz hired as football assistants at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has filled two assistant coaching vacancies with Gerad Parker being named offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach while Jeff Koonz will oversee special teams and inside linebackers. Mountaineers coach Neal Brown announced the hirings ...

Former Steelers coach Cowher elected to Pro Football HOF

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff ...

Baylor-Kansas headlines second weekend of Big 12 hoops play

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 heads into its second week of conference play, and a high-profile matchup between third-ranked Kansas and No. 4 Baylor on Saturday could set the stage for the rest of the season. Here are the things to know: GAME OF THE ...

After Super Bowl, sports books preparing for XFL bets

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — While many sports fans are picking NFL playoff teams to bet on, or marshaling their cash for the Super Bowl, yet another opportunity to wager on football is right around the corner: the XFL. Several states have already authorized ...

WVU’s Huggins fined for referring to refs as ‘3 blind mice’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has fined West Virginia coach Bob Huggins $10,000 for referring to an officiating crew as "three blind mice" after a recent loss at No. 3 Kansas. The league announced the fine in a statement that also issued a public reprimand. "Coach Huggins' ...

Martin, Gondrezick lift No. 19 WV women past Kansas 68-49

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 and No. 19 West Virginia pulled away in the second half to defeat Kansas 68-49 on Wednesday night, the Mountaineers' eighth-straight win. Both players had 13 points in the second half as West Virginia (12-1, 2-0 ...

Parity party has college basketball’s best on constant edge

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The season was barely a week old when Michigan State lost to Kentucky in the Champions Classic, a defeat of the nation's No. 1 team that could be written off easily as a high-profile battle of heavyweights on a neutral court early in ...

Azubuike leads No. 3 KU to 60-53 win over No. 16 W Virginia

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew he would need his toughest bunch on the floor to muscle up against West Virginia. All three of them showed up. Udoka Azubuike had 17 points and 11 rebounds while outplaying Mountaineers big man Oscar ...

Gondrezick, No. 19 W. Virginia women win Big 12 opener 74-63

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick matched career highs with 24 points and eight assists in helping No. 19 West Virginia beat Kansas State 74-63 in a Big 12 opener on Sunday. Gondrezick was 9-of-14 shooting, making half of her eight 3-point attempts. Tynice Martin added 18 points and ...

Hamlet scores 15 to lead North Texas past Marshall 67-64

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Javion Hamlet and Umoja Gibson scored 15 points apiece and North Texas held on to defeat Marshall 67-64 on Saturday. The Thundering Herd missed a potential game-tying free throw with 1:37 left and then missed four shots in the final minute before Hamlet's two free ...

Baylor, West Virginia surprise teams as Big 12 play begins

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 16 West Virginia heads to Allen Fieldhouse to take on third-ranked Kansas on Saturday in what few had circled on the calendar just a few months ago. ...

No. 16 WVU, No. 3 Kansas start Big 12 play

No. 16 West Virginia (11-1, 0-0) vs. No. 3 Kansas (10-2, 0-0) Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 West Virginia and No. 3 Kansas meet in the first conference game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, West Virginia finished with ...

Martin scores 19, No. 19 West Virginia women beat Cornell

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 19 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 14 and No. 19 West Virginia beat Cornell 68-62 on Tuesday. Kari Niblack added 10 points for West Virginia (10-1). Esmery Martinez had eight points, seven rebounds and four steals. West Virginia has wins against ...

Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins’ Guentzel for 4-6 months

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's play-making helped the Pittsburgh Penguins withstand the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, earning his first All-Star team in the process. The joy over Guentzel's selection proved short-lived. The talented forward will miss at least four months after injuring ...

Tomlin: Rudolph is Steelers’ top backup QB heading into 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 season was defined by chaos at quarterback. Coach Mike Tomlin is eyeing a return to normalcy in 2020. Tomlin said Tuesday the team expects veteran Ben Roethlisberger to return next season after missing all but six quarters of Pittsburgh's ...