West Virginia Sports

Texas A&M uses balanced attack to thump Marshall 92-68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The holidays are a time for sharing - and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is loving what he's witnessing from his players on that front. "I like to see it when we have five, almost six guys in double figures," Kennedy said. "That means we're sharing the ball, ...

West Virginia shores up secondary with 5 DBs signed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs. The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 ...

Lillard scores 24, Blazers down the Grizzlies 99-92

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' bench is proving to be difficult to stop when all five players come together. Portland's reserves were key in the team's 99-92 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, outscoring the Memphis bench ...

Penguins end Capitals’ five-game win streak with 2-1 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar said December. The intensity felt like late spring. The third meeting this season between longtime rivals Pittsburgh and Washington featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. The Penguins won ...

URI tops West Virginia 83-70 in Hall of Fame Showcase

BY PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island broke West Virginia's press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. The Rams' Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled ...

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to use the word "crossroads." He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday — a sight that typically signals doom ...

Blackhawks end 8-game slide with 6-3 win over Penguins

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I think we ...

Roethlisberger OK, Boswell not as Steelers weigh changes

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he'll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to 24-21 loss to Raiders

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential ...

WVU slugs out win over Pitt 69-59 in Backyard Brawl

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt's 24 ...