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West Virginia signs DePaul grad transfer Pauly Paulicap

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added DePaul forward Pauly Paulicap as a graduate transfer. Coach Bob Huggins announced Paulicap's signing Thursday. The 6-foot-8 Paulicap will bring defensive help to the Mountaineers, who ranked eighth in the Big 12 in scoring defense at 72 ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Baylor, Houston a matchup of programs on the rebound

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The redemption journeys involving Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and the Baylor program he faces at the Final Four on Saturday have roots in far-from-comforting places — courtrooms, prison cells, the NCAA compliance office. They are ...

Oklahoma St star freshman Cade Cunningham to enter NBA draft

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham used to see superstars when he watched NBA players. Now, he sees opponents. They soon will see him, too. Cunningham announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft after a dynamic freshman season for Oklahoma ...

West Virginia guard Taz Sherman to enter NBA draft process

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Taz Sherman plans to enter the NBA draft process. Sherman announced his intentions Sunday on Twitter, saying he will leave open the option of returning to school for a final season. Sherman joins fellow guard Sean McNeil in declaring for the ...

WVU’s Matthews joins McCabe is announcing plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews is planning to transfer. The junior announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Matthews joins guard Jordan McCabe, who announced earlier this week that he was entering the transfer portal. In addition, junior guard Sean McNeil ...

West Virginia safety Tykee Smith entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Tykee Smith is entering the transfer portal. Smith announced his decision Wednesday night on Twitter. Smith was an Associated Press third team all-American as a sophomore last season, when he was fourth on the Mountaineers with 61 tackles. He ...

WVU’s McNeil entering NBA Draft, McCabe to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Sean McNeil is entering his name in this year's NBA Draft but leaving open the possibility to return to the Mountaineers, while teammate Jordan McCabe has announced his plans to transfer. Both players announced their decisions Tuesday on ...

West Virginia hires Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive analyst

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Penn State and Minnesota offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca has been hired as an offensive analyst at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Ciarrocca's hiring Tuesday. Ciarrocca spent last season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks ...

Gondrezick leads No. 17 WVa women past Lehigh 77-53

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Once West Virginia started running, the Mountaineers couldn't be stopped. Kysre Gondrezick scored seven of her 26 points in a game-breaking 16-0 run to close the third quarter and No. 17 West Virginia raced past Lehigh 77-53 in the opening round of the women's NCAA ...

Buddy Boeheim gets dad back to Sweet 16 as Syracuse tops WVU

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Boeheim kept shooting, carrying his Hall of Fame father and 11th-seeded Syracuse back into the Sweet 16. The Orange, a top program for four decades under Jim Boeheim, once again showed they're just as dangerous as an NCAA ...

McBride, West Virginia beat Morehead State 84-67 in NCAAs

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miles McBride knocked down shots from the start while West Virginia managed to convert turnovers into baskets in a defensive effort that satisfied coach Bob Huggins. It was enough to help the Mountaineers advance in the NCAA Tournament ...

Frederic’s third-period goal carries Bruins past Penguins

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trent Frederic scored the lone goal of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Frederic gave the Bruins the lead for good at 7:07 of the third. He beat goaltender Casey DeSmith with a wrist ...

Malkin records 1,100th NHL point, leads Pens to win

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play for his 1,100th career point and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Monday night. Malkin is the third Russian-born player to reach 1,100 points in the NHL, joining Alex Ovechkin and ...

K-State forward Gordon transferring after ‘health issues’

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Antonio Gordon has been released from his scholarship and will transfer for his junior season. The 6-foot-9 forward from Lawton, Oklahoma, started 21 games and appeared in 27 more during his first two seasons with the Wildcats. The former ...

Baylor beats West Virginia 76-50 for Big 12 crown

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 76-50 to win the Big 12 Tournament on Sunday. It is the ninth Big 12 Championship in the last 10 tournaments for top-seeded Baylor (25-2). Dijonai ...

Illinois gets No. 1 seed in Midwest after Big Ten title; WVU gets 3 seed

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer Illinois was still cutting down the nets in Indianapolis after a thrilling overtime victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament title game when the bracket was revealed for the NCAA Tournament. The Illini will attempt to cut down another set of nets ...

‘A bad break’: Kansas out of Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men's basketball program, becoming the third major team to have its conference postseason end because of the coronavirus. The ...

No. 12 Okla St beats No. 10 West Virginia, 72-69 in Big 12s

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Avery Johnson III hit the go-ahead bucket for Oklahoma State with less than a minute to go, and Sean McNeil's tying 3-pointer came a split-second after the final buzzer, allowing the No. 12 Cowboys to escape with a 72-69 win over ...

Big 12 tourney set with 7 of 10 teams in latest Top 25 poll By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard played college basketball in Texas, worked for a spell at his alma mater, then spent most of his coaching career at small schools across the state before ...