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Cabrera, Grossman power Tigers past Pirates 5-1

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Robbie Grossman each had four hits, and the Detroit Tigers avoided a sweep by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 Wednesday night. Cabrera was 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. He doubled off the Clemente Wall in ...

Big 12 This Week: No. 9 Iowa State biggest rivalry game yet

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 2 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Iowa. The Cyclones' instate rivalry game has never been so big. Both teams are ranked in the Top 25 for the first time when meeting in the Cy-Hawk rivalry ...

West Virginia looks to fix mistakes after fading at Maryland

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia's Neal Brown went into the season opener with cautious optimism and returned home with a mess. Now the third-year coach needs to figure out why things went totally wrong for the Mountaineers in the second half of a 30-24 loss at Maryland on ...

Big 12 quickly working to expand before Texas, OU departures

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The Big 12 survived college football's last significant conference realignment a decade ago because the league still had Texas and Oklahoma. With the pending move of its only national championship winners to the Southeastern Conference creating another ...

So long, sound of silence: Teams adapt again to noisy crowds

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — College football teams spent the first big weekend of the season getting reacquainted with an unfamiliar sound. Authentic crowd noise. After playing in empty stadiums throughout the pandemic-delayed 2020 season, teams across the ...

Ben Gamel’s RBI single helps Pirates rally past Tigers 3-2

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Gamel had a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning among his three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Gamel also made an outstanding catch in left field to end the top of the sixth. He ...

ACC wide open after league’s disappointing opening week

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference crown seems up for grabs after the league's disappointing opening week performance. Its three preseason ranked teams all lost as the league went 7-7, a dent to a conference eager to show that it's more than just Clemson at the ...

Roethlisberger on T.J. Watt’s contract status: Pay the man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt has an ally in his contract negotiations: Ben Roethlisberger. The veteran quarterback said Wednesday he believes Watt "should get whatever he wants" as he tries to lock down a new deal before Sunday's opener at Buffalo. Watt, a ...

Anxiety abounds in Big 12 towns with OU, Texas departures

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sipping a beer with friends on a weekday afternoon at Wallaby's Bar and Grille, Chris Clough explained life as an Iowa State fan. "You have to know that you're going to see so many painful years and you just have to get over it," he ...

Hayes, Tsutsugo rally Pirates to 6-3 win over Tigers

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo each hit a two-run single during Pittsburgh's four-run seventh inning, and the Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Monday to stop their six-game losing streak. Hayes finished with three hits, and ...

Marshall thunders past Navy 49-7, Ali scores 4 in debut

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Freshman Rasheen Ali scored the first four touchdowns of his collegiate career as Marshall dominated Navy 49-7 in Charles Huff's debut as head coach on Saturday. Huff was introduced as the Thundering Herd's coach nearly a year ago. While Marshall won a ninth-straight ...

Tagovailoa, turnovers lift Maryland over West Virginia 30-24

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns, and Maryland topped turnover-prone West Virginia 30-24 on Saturday. With his brother Tua on the sideline watching, Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes of 66 yards to Dontay ...

AP sources: Big 12 moving quickly to add 4 new members

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Big 12 is moving quickly on an expansion plan that could have the conference at 12 schools after Texas and Oklahoma leave, with BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston as the "most intriguing" candidates. Three people familiar with the ...

Bob Huggins gets 2-year contract extension at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins has agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes the option for him to step aside or continue coaching after the 2023-24 season. Under the agreement announced Friday, Huggins, who turns 68 next month, will earn $4.15 million in ...

WVU tries to escape Big 12’s bottom half in Brown’s 3rd year

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Coach Neal Brown pushed for patience as he took West Virginia through a rebuilding first season, then made a bit of progress in his second. The challenge in Year 3 is getting more noticeable results. The Mountaineers are going to need marked improvements on ...

Ohio, West Virginia agree to three-game football series

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Ohio have agreed to a three-game football series. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said Wednesday that the Mountaineers will travel to Athens, Ohio, to play the Bobcats on Sept. 6, 2025. The next two games will be played in Morgantown on ...

PICK SIX: Ex-Tennessee players head list of impact transfers

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Tennessee hasn't finished a season ranked higher than 22nd since 2007, yet there still figures to be a heavy Volunteer flavor to the playoff picture this year. Or to put it more accurately, an ex-Volunteer flavor. While the transfer portal was particularly ...

Big 12 teams face forfeits if virus keeps them from playing

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 teams unable to play a game this fall because of COVID-19, or any other reasons, will have to forfeit and be given a loss in the conference standings. The Big 12 released its game threshold policy Tuesday. A no contest would be declared only if both teams are ...

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. Two people with knowledge of the meeting said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff ...