West Virginia Sports

Pirates Top Brewers, 3-2

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth ...

Mahomes spreading the love for unbeaten Chiefs

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is taking a democratic approach to his new job. Get open and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback will get you the ball. The proof came on Sunday in Pittsburgh in a record-setting 42-37 victory over the Steelers. The ...

Brewers now 2 1/2 games behind Cubs with 3-1 loss to Pirates

By JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn't hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers. Davies gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Brewers on ...

Taillon helps Pirates to 4-3 win, slowing Cardinals

By STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small bump in the road. That's what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. "At this point we're flushing this one," DeJong said. "And getting ready for L.A." The Cardinals ...

Grier throws 4 TDs, No. 14 WVU beats Youngstown State 52-17

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago. The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018. Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to ...

Green throws 3 TDs, Marshall whips Eastern Kentucky, 32-16

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns and Marshall doubled up FCS Eastern Kentucky in its home opener, 32-16 on Saturday night. The game between former rivals is the first meeting since 1992. The Colonels punted twice before Marshall got its offense ...

Big 12’s older QBs include a 5th-year, 1st-time starter

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback's 23rd birthday is coming up the day after the Cowboys play their third game of the season. Cornelius arrived on campus as a ...

No. 14 West Virginia to work on depth vs. FCS Youngstown St.

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia has the opportunity to shore up its depth with a Championship Subdivision opponent looming and the Big 12 opener just two weeks away. The defense in particular could use a few more linebackers as the Mountaineers ...

No. 14 West Virginia’s Grier-Sills show set for home opener

By The Associated Press Youngstown State (0-1) at No. 14 West Virginia (1-0), 6 p.m. ET (AT&T SportsNet) Line: No line. Series record: West Virginia leads 2-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia is looking for its 15th straight win in a home opener and ways to shore up its depth, especially ...

Luplow hits tiebreaking HR, Pirates beat Marlins 5-3

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — When veteran pitcher Chris Archer faltered and regular right fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night against Miami with an injury, Pittsburgh turned to the kids to get the job done. Kevin Kramer recorded his first major league ...

Steelers RB Bell a no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday ...

West Virginia’s Charlie Benton hurts knee, season over

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Dana Holgorsen said during a Big 12 coaches conference call Monday that Benton will have season-ending surgery. The junior college transfer injured his left knee in the ...

Votto gets fan’s shirt, vote; Reds get 5-1 loss vs Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — This trade was too good for Joey Votto to turn down. The Cincinnati Reds star first baseman spotted a fan sitting along the first base line Monday at PNC Park wearing a T-shirt that read "Votto for President." It was from a Nike ...

West Virginia coordinator: People don’t respect our defense

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is determined that his unit will not be the weak link in what has the potential to be a special season for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers. His guys are off to a promising start. The ...

Grier leads No. 17 West Virginia past Tennessee 40-14

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It isn't in Will Grier's nature to panic. So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren't about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on ...

Green leads Marshall to 35-28 win over Miami (Ohio)

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Green threw for two touchdowns as Marshall beat Miami (Ohio) 35-28 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams. Green had 272 yards passing for the Thundering Herd. Anthony Anderson ran for two touchdowns and Keion Davis led the ground game with 76 yards and a ...

West Virginia QB Grier, WR Sills ready for run at Big 12

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they'd return for their senior seasons. Rather than wondering what might have been ...

Different tone of talk about Texas Tech’s defense in Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Kliff Kingsbury knows all about players wanting to go to Texas Tech to be part of a big-play, high-scoring offense. He was one, a quarterback who passed for a lot of yards and touchdowns as a three-year starter long before becoming the Red Raiders ...

No. 17 West Virginia faces Tennessee; Vols start Pruitt era

By The Associated Press No. 17 West Virginia (7-6 last season) vs. Tennessee (4-8) at Charlotte, North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS). Line: West Virginia by 10 Series record: First meeting WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia wants to live up to its preseason ranking, launch QB Will Grier's ...

Cornelius throws 5 TDs in 1st start; Oklahoma St. rolls

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius' stat line in his first career start was something to be proud of. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy thought it could have been even better. Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns to ...