West Virginia Sports

Caesars launching sports betting in 2 states

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally's casino in ...

Williams outduels deGrom, Pirates blank Mets 5-0

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams embraced being penciled in against Jacob deGrom on Saturday after pitching opposite Corey Kluber in his last start. Then, as he did on Monday, Williams outdueled one of the better pitchers in the major leagues. Williams ...

Rodriguez, Marte power Pirates past Reds 12-1 after delay

CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg. Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the ...

Bell’s double in 10th gives Pirates 5-game sweep of Brewers

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in ...

Marte, Polanco go back-to-back as Pirates sweep doubleheader

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once wasn't enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Pirates ...

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 ...