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West Virginia Sports

Knapper leads WVU over Oklahoma 79-71

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day where a groundhog predicted an early spring, West Virginia basketball fans got the opposite, a little sun shine. While Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on a cloudy day in Pennsylvania, Brandon Knapper came off the bench ...

Elmore has career-best 44 as Marshall stops skid, beats UTEP

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore made almost half of Marshall's field goals as he totaled a career-high 44 points to help the Thundering Herd get past UTEP 91-86 on Thursday night and halt a three-game skid. Elmore was 14 of 23 from the floor to fall just short of dropping in half of ...

Bob Friend, pitched most innings for Pirates, dies at 88

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88. The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh. Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander ...

No. 20 Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind ...

No. 1 Vols beat West Virginia 83-66 for 14th straight win

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamonte' Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee. Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory. The 21-year-old ...

3 tapped to join Neal Brown’s administrative staff at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia football coach Neal Brown is bringing three members of his administrative staff from Troy. Brown on Wednesday announced the hirings of Mark Perry as director of football administration, Brian Bennett as director of player personnel and Patrick ...

Mason scores 29, Baylor defeats West Virginia 85-73

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Both Baylor and West Virginia upset AP Top 10 teams on Saturday, but only one team got to build on that momentum. Makai Mason scored a season-high 29 points as the Bears cruised to an 85-73 win over West Virginia on Monday ...

Western Kentucky hands Marshall 1st conference loss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Josh Anderson scored 25 points with five steals, Charles Bassey had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of his freshman season and Western Kentucky handed Marshall its first conference loss of the season, 68-59 on Monday ...

Brown leads as No. 2 Baylor women roll past W Virginia 79-47

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown turned the ball over once and missed a couple easy shots in the first few minutes Sunday. That earned Baylor's senior All-America center a seat on coach Kim Mulkey's bench. But when Brown returned to the game less than a minute later, she did so with a ...

QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl. The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones. The North and ...

Haley’s layup lifts West Virginia over No. 7 Kansas 65-64

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia's Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake. "Go win the rest of them," Self said. Wishful thinking, perhaps. But Huggins will gladly take this ...

Rudd, Martin lead West Virginia women by No. 18 Cyclones

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lucky Rudd and Tynice Martin combined for 42 points, 16 in the fourth quarter when they made 12 of 14 free throws, and West Virginia pulled away for a 73-64 win over No. 18 Iowa State on Wednesday night. Rudd had 22 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, 7 of 8 in the ...

TCU travels to K-State in key Big 12 matchup

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: TCU at Kansas State. The Wildcats got preseason player of the year Dean Wade back on Saturday, and he helped K-State stun Iowa State 58-57. TCU followed up a two-point loss at ...

Bane scores 26 points in 98-67 TCU win over West Virginia

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane and TCU quickly got over the sting of consecutive tough road losses to Top 25 teams that knocked them out of the poll. The Horned Frogs returned home with their biggest margin of victory in a Big 12 game. And for ...

West Virginia’s Brown adds to defensive staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former safety Jahmile Addae is returning to West Virginia as a coach on the defensive staff. New West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Addae's hiring Tuesday. Addae spent last season as the defensive backs coach at Minnesota. He also spent five seasons as an ...

Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he's playing perhaps the best hockey of his career. Hertl knocked down Evgeni Malkin with his ...

Matt Moore named offensive line coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia coach Neal Brown has brought offensive line coach Matt Moore with him from Troy. Brown announced Moore's hiring Friday. Moore was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Troy for the past four years. He also served stints an an assistant ...

Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — As if the pressure of playing for the Los Angeles Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough, Todd Gurley carries an extra imperative into the Coliseum on Saturday night. "Basically, everybody I know hates the Cowboys," the ...

Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history vs nemesis Colts

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs have every reason to believe ...

Mitchell dominates, Jazz beat Lakers 113-95

By JOHN COON, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz played without point guards Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto because of injuries, and it was no big deal. Not with Donovan Mitchell showing off his ball-handling skills. Mitchell had 33 points and a career-high nine ...