West Virginia Sports

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL's top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had ...

Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him. Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led ...

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from ’16

BY STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. It's the little things that might matter most this time around. The Capitals added center Lars Eller and ...

Pick 6: WVU one of 10-win teams in 2016 likely to slip back in 2017

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look so easy, but for most programs, it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can be difficult to replicate from one year to the next. Twenty-five FBS teams won at least 10 ...

Nova beats former team, pitches Pirates over Yankees 2-1

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova spent more than six years with the New York Yankees, fluctuating between good and not-so good as they waited for him to develop consistency to go with his occasionally top-end-of-the-rotation stuff. It never happened and the ...

Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer On paper, it looked as if the Washington Capitals could cruise past the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets beat each other up on the other side of the bracket. On the ice, the series could not have been more ...

Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot for Penguins

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is doing his best to stay in the present. Who knows how much longer he'll play for the Pittsburgh Penguins? The winningest goaltender in franchise history certainly has no clue. Heck, 10 days ago he was the backup to Matt ...

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck fluttered into the net and the Columbus Blue Jackets thrust their arms into the air, certain they had tied the Pittsburgh Penguins early in the third period of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. One problem. They weren't ...

Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella hates the kind of music his players often blare in the dressing room. Still, he really wanted them to be able to hear it again. After the first three games of the playoff series with Pittsburgh, the Blue ...

Big 12 football coaches ready to add 10th assistant coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wishes he could add a 10th assistant coach to his staff right away. So does David Beaty at Kansas. They will have to wait until after the 2017 season for another full-time assistant, but Big 12 ...