West Virginia Sports

3 regional championship soccer events to be in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will host the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships and the 2019 and 2020 Eastern Presidents Cup. Gov. Jim Justice announced the selection Friday and said the three tournaments are expected to generate economic benefit of an estimated ...

Marshall’s Penava to enter NBA Draft, sign with agent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall forward Ajdin Penava is skipping his senior season and will enter the NBA Draft and sign with an agent. Marshall announced Penava's decision Thursday. Penava led the nation with 134 blocked shots last season and averaged 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per ...

Pirates 2B Josh Harrison out 6 weeks with broken finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list after he broke the pinky finger on his left hand for a second time in a year. The team said Tuesday that Harrison fractured the fifth metacarpal in the finger when he was hit with a pitch ...

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested. NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he ...

Marte’s 5 hits help Pirates, Nova beat Marlins 7-3

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — When things became testy between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, Starling Marte kept swinging. And connecting. If the Pirates sought retribution for an inside fastball that sidelined Josh Harrison, Marte provided it by going 5 for 5 , ...

Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared "Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!" Here's the thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn't ...

West Virginia releases nonconference home hoops schedule

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play former Big East basketball rival Pittsburgh and Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo next season. The Mountaineers released their nonconference home schedule Thursday. West Virginia will play Pittsburgh on Dec. 8 in Morgantown. It will ...

Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs 6-1

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Gregory Polanco and the Pittsburgh Pirates wasted no time in bouncing back from a rout to make an early statement in the National League Central. Polanco homered twice to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and ...

Crosby has hat trick, Penguins rout Flyers 7-0

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had his third career postseason hat trick, Evgeni Malkin added a highlight-reel goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday ...

Nova pitches hot Pirates past Cubs 8-5 in Wrigley opener

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed opening day very much this year. All three of them. Ivan Nova pitched seven solid innings, Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer and Pittsburgh ruined the Chicago Cubs' home opener with an 8-5 victory on ...

West Virginia backup forward Maciej Bender plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia reserve forward Maciej Bender plans to transfer. WVU coach Bob Huggins announced Bender's intentions Monday. A native of Warsaw, Poland, Bender averaged 1.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 35 games as a sophomore this past season.

Crunching the numbers for the Stanley Cup playoffs

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Josh Jooris wears No. 16. That happens to be the total wins necessary for the team to retain the Stanley Cup for a third straight season. There are lots of relevant numbers to be crunched heading into the ...

Taillon tosses 1-hitter, Pirates top Reds 5-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle approached Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh's dugout after the top of the eighth inning and asked his team's emerging ace for a bit of healthy self-assessment. "He asked me if I had pitches left," Taillon said. "I don't know if I ...

Snow forecast prompts WVU to cancel spring football game

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Much of West Virginia is due for another blast of winter. The National Weather Service says southern and western sections of the state could get 4 inches or more of snow starting Friday night. A winter storm watch has been posted for Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam ...

Twins hand Pirates first loss with 7-3 victory

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Dozier's bat tends to warm up in step with the weather. Not this year. The Minnesota second baseman hit his fourth home run in four days and his hustle on the bases sparked a rally as the Twins handed the Pittsburgh Pirates their ...

Moran’s slam leads Pirates over Twins 5-4, improve to 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colin Moran's name will forever be entwined with Gerrit Cole's whether the new Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman likes it or not. It simply comes with the territory when you're part of the trade that sends a franchise cornerstone out of ...

USC DL Kenny Bigelow transferring to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added Southern Cal graduate transfer Kenny Bigelow Jr. to its roster. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Bigelow's addition Saturday. He will be eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Bigelow graduated with a degree in ...

Polanco’s homer lifts Pirates past Tigers in kooky opener

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 13-10 victory over Detroit on Friday — about an hour after the Tigers spilled onto the field to celebrate what they thought was a game-winning hit of their ...

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier trims long mane

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has a mended hand — and a fresh haircut. According to WDTV-TV , Grier showed up to media interviews during spring practice Tuesday with a new look after getting several inches of his long mane chopped. Grier says he simply ...

Marshall’s Elmore declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall guard Jon Elmore has declared for the NBA draft for the second straight year. Media outlets report Elmore announced Monday he is entering the June 21 draft but will not hire an agent. That means he has until June 11 to withdraw his name and return to ...