West Virginia Sports

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 ...

Pirates’ Taillon solid in return following cancer surgery

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon walked off the mound for the final time Monday night, sat in the dugout and felt fortunate to have pitched once again in the major leagues. Taillon worked five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular ...

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 ...

Nova stars as Pirates beat Locke, Marlins 3-1

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elias Diaz is filling in quite nicely for injured catchers Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Diaz drove in two runs, Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Miami Marlins 3-1 on ...

Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder ...

Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Like a well-executed blitz, Bob Stoops shocked the college football world. Oklahoma's football coach abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday after leading the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 ...

Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina. Now, he'll take the reins at Oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football. The 33-year-old Riley has stepped in for the retiring Bob ...

Flood-repaired course almost ready for Greenbrier Classic

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — There was some concern right after historic flooding forced the cancellation of last summer's Greenbrier Classic that the Old White TPC course in West Virginia wouldn't even be ready for this year's PGA Tour event. Count ...

Wake Forest rallies past West Virginia 4-3 in NCAA tourney

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Gavin Sheets singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Wake Forest rallied to beat West Virginia 4-3 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament. Bruce Steel hit a two-run homer in the fifth to start the comeback for the top-seeded Demon ...

WVU hits 6 HRs, routs Terps 9-1 in 1st NCAA game since 1996

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Davis hit two of West Virginia's six home runs, and the Mountaineers routed Maryland 9-1 on Friday in their first NCAA Tournament game in 21 years. Jimmy Galusky also homered twice, Davis finished with three RBIs and winning pitcher B.J. Myers threw 5 2-3 ...

Big 12 strong financially as teams split $348M in revenue

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference reported another year of record revenue Friday, with school officials saying it was proof of financial strength. "No one is significantly stronger than we are in any of the power five conferences," said David ...

Late sub Diaz has 1st homer, 6 RBIs as Pirates top Mets 12-7

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With catcher Francisco Cervelli feeling ill and ace Gerrit Cole struggling again, Pittsburgh needed a boost at the plate. Elias Diaz had just the thing for the ailing Pirates. "Big shot in the arm," manager Clint Hurdle said. Diaz hit his ...

Pittsnogle, 7 others selected for WVU Sports Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former basketball standout Kevin Pittsnogle is among eight people selected for induction into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame. WVU athletic director Shane Lyons announced the class of 2017 on Sunday. The 6-foot-11 Pittsnogle played at WVU from 2003 ...

McCain lifts Oklahoma State into Big 12 championship game

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Garrett McCain hit the game-winning single in the top of the 10th inning as Oklahoma State advanced to the Big 12 Conference championship game with a 4-3 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The eighth-seeded Cowboys (29-25), who reached last season's College World ...

Kentucky-WVU, Texas A&M-Kansas headline Big 12/SEC Challenge

By The Associated Press Kentucky will travel to West Virginia and Kansas will host Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The field for the annual event was announced Thursday, with all 10 games played on Jan. 27. Baylor will travel to Florida in what could be a Top 25 matchup. Oklahoma ...

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday. The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead of Game 6 on Tuesday night to help his team "refresh" and "reload" after a 7-0 beating by Pittsburgh, one of the ...