West Virginia Sports

Schauffele birdies final hole to win Greenbrier Classic

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A strong finish in the U.S. Open late month helped prepare Xander Schauffele for the nerve-racking grind of chasing a title on the PGA Tour. The rookie made a 3-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win The Greenbrier ...

Parkersburg High crew team dedicates boat to late teammate

By JEFF SAULTON, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Current and former members of the Parkersburg High School Big Red Crew came together this past Wednesday to celebrate the memory of a teammate and friend who died in an automobile accident last year. Morgan Grimm, ...

State: Florida racing greyhounds test positive for cocaine

By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press At least 12 greyhound racing dogs in Florida have tested positive for cocaine, and their trainer has had his license suspended. It's at least the second instance this year of racing greyhounds testing positive for cocaine. The dogs raced at Bestbet Orange Park ...

West Virginia to open men’s basketball season in Germany

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the 2017-18 men's basketball season against Texas A&M in Germany. WVU announced the non-conference portion of its schedule Monday. The Mountaineers and Aggies will meet Nov. 10 in the Armed Forces Classic in Ramstein-Miesenbach, ...

West Virginia adds football transfers from Alabama, Miami

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia says it had added two transfers on offense for the 2018 season. Football coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday the additions of tight end Jovani Haskins and wide receiver T.J. Simmons. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Haskins redshirted at Miami as a freshman ...

Mercer, Harrison homer in Pittsburgh’s win over St. Louis

By WARREN MAYES, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — When it comes to taking one for the team, the Pirates can count on Josh Harrison. Harrison was hit by a pitch to drive in a run. He also homered and scored a run after hitting a double in a 7-3 Pittsburgh victory over the St. Louis ...

QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has cleared transfer quarterback Will Grier to play at West Virginia at the start of the season. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen confirmed Grier's eligibility Tuesday. While at Florida, Grier was suspended by the NCAA in October 2015 for one year for ...

Man shouts at Lions players, removed from team facility

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A man had to be escorted from the Detroit Lions’ minicamp after approaching a field and shouting as players and coaches were practicing. The man went past an unlocked gate Tuesday and approached the field, at one point yelling ...

Clemens’ son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Another Rocket is headed to Toronto. The Blue Jays selected University of Texas first baseman Kacy Clemens — son of Roger — in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday. The younger Clemens hit .305 for the ...

Pirates’ Taillon solid in return following cancer surgery

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon walked off the mound for the final time Monday night, sat in the dugout and felt fortunate to have pitched once again in the major leagues. Taillon worked five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular ...

Judge hits 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Judge realized he hadn't done much to impress his parents, who were in the Big A stands for his first game of the season in his home state. He struck out twice early, and he airmailed a throw to the plate that allowed a run to ...

LEADING OFF: Cespedes still limping, Zimmerman eyes return

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ YO DOWN Just days after ending a six-week DL stint, Mets star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is hobbling yet again, although the slugger isn't so concerned about his latest injury. Cespedes returned Saturday ...

Tough rough: US Open conditions can rob drama from a major

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Remember last year, when Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson played a round for the ages, trading birdies and spectacular shots until Stenson finally came away with the British Open title? The U.S. Open won't be like that. First off, ...

Spanish state prosecutor charges Ronaldo with tax fraud

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. In a statement, Madrid's regional state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four accounts of tax fraud from ...

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 ...

Bradley’s stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Michael Bradley watched Hector Moreno's pass to Javier Hernandez in the center circle and thought back to the videos he had seen of the star pushing the ball back. So even before Chicharito tapped the ball toward Hector Herrera, Bradley ...

Nadal up to No. 2; Djokovic slides to No. 4, worst since ’09

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Rafael Nadal moved up two spots to No. 2 in the ATP rankings on Monday, his highest placing since October 2014. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, slid from No. 2 to No. 4 in the new rankings, his lowest status in 7½ years. He ...

Nova stars as Pirates beat Locke, Marlins 3-1

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elias Diaz is filling in quite nicely for injured catchers Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Diaz drove in two runs, Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Miami Marlins 3-1 on ...

Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder ...