West Virginia Sports

Bell powers Pirates past Cards 6-3 in Little League Classic

By TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Despite spending the afternoon with 12-year-old Little Leaguers who idolize pros like himself, Josh Bell didn't find himself dispensing much advice. "No one came to me and asked, 'What do you think about my swing?'" Bell said. "It ...

Rookie Conner stars in Steelers’ 17-13 win over Falcons

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh Steelers debut Sunday that he plans to stick around for a while. The rookie running back from the University of Pittsburgh ...

Frazier HR, 3 hits, Pirates top Cards 6-4 to end 6-game skid

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished off a win at PNC Park, then packed their bags for a trip — to another home game about 200 miles away. Frazier homered, doubled and singled to help the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals ...

Vrabel a hit in 1st year in charge of Texans defense

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Vrabel isn't making any drastic changes in his first season as the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator. After what the unit did last year he knows that isn't necessary. The defense was the strength of the team in ...

Spartan Race comes to West Virginia for first time

By TYLER JACKSON, The Register-Herald GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — For the first time since its inception in 2007, the Spartan Race is coming to West Virginia. The Spartan Race will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean Aug. 26-27, with a dinner on Aug. 25 for the athletes who will ...

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. So Houston's star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday after he and the Texans had the first of two joint ...

West Virginia WR Marcus Simms suspended following DUI arrest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Wide receiver Marcus Simms has been suspended for West Virginia's season opener following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced the suspension Monday night. Holgorsen says in a statement that Simms also must fulfill ...

K-State’s Bill Snyder back on the sidelines for another year

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder likes to spin a well-worn story about an old man from western Kansas, who had driven through the night many years ago to visit Kansas State's coach after a victory in the Copper Bowl. Snyder was in the early stages of ...

J.J. Watt learns of brother’s big game from unlikely source

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — J.J. Watt learned of his brother T.J. Watt's big game on Friday night from an unlikely source. The Houston Texans star checked his phone after a team meeting to see a text from Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar ...

Houston’s Clowney sheds bust label, ready to do more

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney made his first Pro Bowl last season but still remembers those who criticized him after his first two injury-filled seasons with the Houston Texans. He's intent on doing even more this season to prove ...