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Martin shines in WVU women’s tourney run

MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament started on Wednesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, No. 2 ranked, and defending champion, Baylor was the favorite to take home the championship trophy. Texas’ Karen Aston and junior guard Brooke McCarty were the ...

Pitt tops GT at ACC tournament

NEW YORK — Michael Young scored 17 points and fellow senior Jamel Artis added 11 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh rode its two seniors to a 61-59 victory against Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The 14th-seeded Panthers ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bogut (6) is helped up by Cleveland Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Cleveland. Initial X-rays and evaluation of Bogut revealed a fractured left tibia. The Heat won 106-98. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Tough break for Cavs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James didn’t need to speak with Andrew Bogut or see the X-rays on the center’s leg. “I heard it break,” he said. “I heard it crack.” In an ugly instant, Cleveland lost much more than a game Monday night. Bogut broke his left leg less than one minute into ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer heads to first after hitting a home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 6, 2017, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Chris Sale throws 2 innings in spring debut

Boston Red Sox newcomer Chris Sale gave himself mixed reviews after his first spring training performance, an outing that ended a little earlier than originally planned. Acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December, the dominant lefty gave up two runs, one of them earned, in two innings ...

Johnson playing like he’ll be at No. 1 for a while

MEXICO CITY — Fresh off his victory at Riviera that elevated Dustin Johnson to the top of the world ranking, the question was how he would handle the expectations and attention that come with being No. 1. “I’ve only been No. 1 for about 30 minutes,” he said. “Ask me in a couple of ...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rivalries are the lifeblood of sports, and NASCAR sorely needs a few to spice up the action. The discourse among drivers has been tame for several years, in part because wives and children have seemed to mellow the competitors. They live inches away from each other in the ...

W. Virginia tops No. 2 Baylor 77-66 for Big 12 women’s championship

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tynice Martin scored 32 points, and West Virginia beat No. 2 Baylor 77-66 in the Big 12 women’s championship game on Monday night. Martin, a sophomore guard, was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. West Virginia had never won the Big 12 Tournament. The ...

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot by Buffalo Sabres' Evander Kane (9) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 5, 2017. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Fleury stands tall in relief, Penguins rally by Sabres 4-3

PITTSBURGH — His team flat, listless and basically overwhelmed during a miserable first period against Buffalo on Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan looked down his bench searching for a jolt. He found one in Marc-Andre Fleury, who wondered in recent weeks if his time with the ...

Hilltoppers men stun Fairmont State

CHARLESTON — When you’ve had the type of success the West Liberty’s men’s basketball team has, it gets more difficult to reach extended heights. The Hilltoppers found a way to achieve something new Sunday at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum. Devin Hoehn scored 18 points to earn ...

Cardinals win second straight title

CHARLESTON — With a berth in the Atlantic Regional still in question, the Wheeling Jesuit women’s basketball team left zero doubt Sunday during the Mountain East Conference Tournament championship game. All-Tournament team member Kylie Frizell scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the ...