West Virginia Sports

K-State’s Bill Snyder back on the sidelines for another year

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder likes to spin a well-worn story about an old man from western Kansas, who had driven through the night many years ago to visit Kansas State's coach after a victory in the Copper Bowl. Snyder was in the early stages of ...

J.J. Watt learns of brother’s big game from unlikely source

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — J.J. Watt learned of his brother T.J. Watt's big game on Friday night from an unlikely source. The Houston Texans star checked his phone after a team meeting to see a text from Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar ...

Houston’s Clowney sheds bust label, ready to do more

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney made his first Pro Bowl last season but still remembers those who criticized him after his first two injury-filled seasons with the Houston Texans. He's intent on doing even more this season to prove ...

Conference USA even again while adding high-profile coaches

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Butch Davis is back on the sideline, and Lane Kiffin is again leading his own program. While those high-profile coaches get ready for their Conference USA debuts — Davis at FIU and Kiffin at Florida Atlantic — coach Bill Clark ...

Santana throws 4-hitter, drives in 2 runs in Twins’ 5-2 win vs. Padres

By Bernie Wilson AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — The slumping Minnesota Twins desperately needed a big game from Ervin Santana, who was more than happy to oblige. Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Twins to a ...

On the go! Darvish, Gray dealt on busy trade deadline day

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the playoffs. All-Star Brandon Kintzler, Addison Reed and Justin Wilson were among the many relievers ...

‘My turn’: Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds

By Pat Graham AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even joined her . Her schedule sometimes got thrown off for ...

LA reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

By Michael R. Blood Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles reached an agreement Monday with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday. The deal would ...

Bye bye Brandon, Twins ship Kintlzer to Nationals

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — After adding three relievers in two weeks, the Washington Nationals still aren’t sure who’s going to be their closer. They suddenly have plenty of candidates. The NL East leaders added another Monday by barely beating the trade deadline ...

West Virginia prep coach accused of soliciting girl resigns

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school football coach who led his team to three state championships has resigned after being charged in a solicitation case. Media outlets report 34-year-old Bridgeport High coach Josh Nicewarner submitted a resignation letter to the Harrison ...

Ex-Marshall athlete pleads in attack on 2 men he saw kissing

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University football player pleaded guilty Monday to two battery charges in an attack on two men he saw kissing. Steward Butler entered the plea to the misdemeanors in Cabell County Circuit Court. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday. Sentencing ...

Gardner’s walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays 5-4

By Charles O’Brien Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees — without any mishaps, either. Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa ...

Beltre 1 hit from 3,000 after 4th-inning single for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a single for his 2,999th career hit leading off the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers’ game Saturday night against Baltimore. That grounder through the left side of the infield in his second at-bat of the game put him within one hit of becoming ...

Jaguars’ Bortles throws 5 interceptions in camp practice

By Mark Long AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw five interceptions in practice Saturday night, quite possibly his worst training camp outing in four years. Bortles was picked off three times in 11-on-11 drills and twice more in ...

Twins acquire LHP Jaime Garcia, Recker from Braves for Ynoa

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins got veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash from the Atlanta Braves for minor league righty Huascar Ynoa on Monday. The 31-year-old García is 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA ...

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

By RYAN J. FOLEY and SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press Writers SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. Records show that Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to ...

Bell has 4 hits, McCutchen 3 as Pirates beat Rockies 13-5

By MICHAEL KELLY, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A rough first inning could have meant an early exit for Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams. The rookie settled down, though, and rode his offense to his first win in more than a month. Williams pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, and the surging ...

Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th-straight win

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Cubs are on the roll that had been long expected from the defending World Series champions. Manager Joe Maddon said he likes the momentum created by a season-best six straight wins and feels even better about the positive energy in his ...

Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — As the clock ticked down on the Spurs’ season and Manu Ginobili was pulled from the game, a thunderous roar from the home crowd guided him to the bench. Ginobili wore an appreciative but quizzical look on his face as he put a warmup shirt back on and prepared to head off ...

Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At 37 years old and having never played in the NBA Finals, Jamal Crawford certainly could have gone ring chasing when he received a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, who have met in ...