West Virginia Sports

Moran gets key hit as Pirates rally past White Sox 10-6

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to interleague play, the Pittsburgh Pirates sail along like no other team in the National League. Colin Moran hit a key two-run double, Jordy Mercer also drove in two runs and the Pirates beat the lowly Chicago White Sox 10-6 on ...

Kuhl, Rodriguez pitch 2-hitter as Pirates pummel Brewers 9-0

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers bring out the best in Chad Kuhl. Kuhl and Richard Rodriguez combined on a two-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Brewers 9-0 on Sunday. Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six starts against the Brewers, and the ...

Marte’s inside-the-park HR helps Pirates beat Brewers 6-4

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rounding first, Starling Marte saw his hard-hit fly ball bounce off an odd part of the wall and skip past center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Marte broke into a full-fledged sprint with a chance for an inside-the-park home run finally within ...

West Virginia F Esa Ahmad withdraws name from NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season. West Virginia announced Ahmad's intentions Tuesday. Ahmad did not hire an agent when he announced his plans to enter the draft in early April. Coach Bob ...

West Virginia signs junior college guard Jermaine Haley

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college guard Jermaine Haley for next season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Haley's signing Monday. The 6-foot-7 Haley will have two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game last ...

Home is where the ‘L’ is? Home teams struggling in playoffs

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL. So far in the 2018 playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts. Consider the following: — The Pittsburgh ...

Kingham moves into Pirates rotation after near-perfect debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pirates rookie Nick Kingham's nearly perfect debut has earned him at least one more start in the majors. Kingham took a perfect game into the seventh inning of his first big league start, retiring the first 20 batters in Pittsburgh's 5-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on ...

Pirates’ Kingham takes perfect game into 7th in MLB debut

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning in his major league debut to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fifth straight win, 5-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Kingham, a 26-year-old rookie right-hander, retired 20 ...

Cervelli helps Pirates rally for 6-2 win over Cardinals

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Cervelli hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a two-RBI effort in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. He hit just five homers in all of 2017. It's been quite a strong start ...

Riley’s 1st spring as Sooners coach after Big 12 title, CFP

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Lincoln Riley has already led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff and a Big 12 title with a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Now Riley has completed his first spring as head coach of the Sooners. "Yeah, we did this one backward kind of ... having ...

Big 12 football players poised to break out in the fall

By The Associated Press Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2018: BAYLOR DE BJ Thompson, sophomore. The 6-foot-6 Thompson got some experience as a true freshman last season, and even started a game. Thompson should be a big part of ...

Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have a lot to live up to

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby doesn't think the Pittsburgh Penguins have some sort of mystical edge over the Washington Capitals. That all those series and all those years and all that dominance will not mean a thing when the two longtime rivals meet in the ...

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 ...

Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight. Now they'll strive to keep the intensity ...

3 regional championship soccer events to be in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will host the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships and the 2019 and 2020 Eastern Presidents Cup. Gov. Jim Justice announced the selection Friday and said the three tournaments are expected to generate economic benefit of an estimated ...

Marshall’s Penava to enter NBA Draft, sign with agent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall forward Ajdin Penava is skipping his senior season and will enter the NBA Draft and sign with an agent. Marshall announced Penava's decision Thursday. Penava led the nation with 134 blocked shots last season and averaged 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per ...

Pirates 2B Josh Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list after he broke the pinky finger on his left hand for a second time in a year. The team said Tuesday that Harrison fractured the fifth metacarpal in the finger when he was hit with a pitch ...

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he ...

Marte’s 5 hits help Pirates, Nova beat Marlins 7-3

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting. If the Pirates sought retribution for an inside fastball that sidelined Josh Harrison, Marte provided it by going 5 for 5 , ...

Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared "Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!" Here's the thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn't ...