West Virginia Sports

Century mark: Fowles, Moore lead Lynx past Wings 100-74

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Maya Moore added 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx cruised past the Dallas Wings 100-74. Fowles, Moore and Rebekkah Brunson combined for 42 of Minnesota’s 54 first-half points Wednesday as the Lynx took a 14-point lead. ...

Berrios, Twins top Yankees 6-1 for elusive home series win

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios was coming off his worst start of the season, during which his personal trainer spotted some stiffness on the right side of his delivery. He loosened up. The Minnesota Twins did too, with an early burst. Miguel Sano hit a ...

Pirates rally past Brewers 4-3 in Marte’s return

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte could feel the jitters as he darted out of the dugout and onto the field in a major league game for the first time in three months. The Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder dreaded what may await following an 80-game ...

Jerry Jones: Cowboys still exploring latest Ezekiel Elliott incident

By Schuyler Dixon AP Sports Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday the team is still gathering details over Ezekiel Elliott’s involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back. Elliott, who was ...

Injuries mount in WNBA

Injured Griner, Delle Donne will miss WNBA All-Star game By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tough week of injuries in the WNBA with both Brittney Griner and Elena Delle Donne getting sidelined. Griner injured her left knee and right ankle on Friday night in ...

Yankees surge past Colon in 5th for 6-3 win vs. Twins

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent the New York Yankees on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Twins on ...

Matthews wins Stage 16 in Tour, Froome keeps yellow jersey

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and JOHN LEICESTER ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France (AP) — Ahead of two grueling Alpine stages likely to decide the outcome of the 104th Tour de France, Chris Froome and his teammates have sent a clear message to their rivals with another impressive display of collective ...

3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three condemned killers with upcoming execution dates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for a delay while they continue challenging Ohio's new lethal injection method. Lawyers for the death row inmates argue the ...

Playoff-needy Big 12 has 3 new coaches, new media days venue

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Big 12 kicks off its football media days on Monday, commissioner Bob Bowlsby will be able to tout a winning record in bowl games last season and the still-growing revenue for the league's 10 schools. Three new head coaches ...

Bowlsby feels good about Big 12 despite negative perceptions

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Big 12's decision to restore a football championship game was based only on the league wanting to boost its chances of getting a team into the College Football Playoff, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday. At the start of ...

Big 12 preseason top newcomer: WVU’s Grier

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield and Kansas junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. have been named the preseason Big 12 players of the year. The Big 12 preseason honors released Wednesday were selected by media who cover the 10-team league. Mayfield was a ...

Pirates jump on Lester, Cubs for 10 runs in 1st

CHICAGO (AP) — It started with Josh Harrison's crisp single. It ended with Jose Osuna's fly ball to center field. In between, it was quite a display by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh scored 10 runs in the first inning of its 14-3 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, chasing Jon ...

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 ...