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West Virginia Sports

Refreshed Steelers wary as winless Dolphins visit

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect. Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a horrific start heading into Monday night's visit to Pittsburgh (2-4) — ...

Pirates fire GM Neal Huntington, shake front office again

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Pittsburgh parted with manager Clint ...

Former Marshall, MLB pitcher gives $1M for college ballpark

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University and major league pitcher has donated $1 million to help build the school's new baseball stadium. News outlets report Rick Reed's contribution will go toward a ballpark scheduled to open in March 2021 in Huntington. Reed says Marshall has ...

Rohrwasser kicks 53-yard FG, lifts Marshall over WKU 26-23

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Rohrwasser kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired and Marshall held off Western Kentucky's late rally for 26-23 victory on Saturday. Rohrwasser made two field goals in the second quarter, and his 43-yarder stretched the Thundering Herd's lead to 23-7 ...

For college basketball, a season begins on the brink

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer For coaches and other leaders in college basketball, the approach of the upcoming season has been nothing like business as usual. Not in Indianapolis, where lawyers at the NCAA are busy trying to circumvent a newly passed law that threatens the foundation of ...

West Virginia opens 2020 football season vs. Florida St.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the 2020 football season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Florida State and have three home games in September. The Big 12 released the Mountaineers' schedule Tuesday. West Virginia will play the Seminoles on Sept. 5 in Atlanta. The ...

Hurts scores 5 TDs, Sooners roll past West Virginia 52-14

By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — After No. 5 Oklahoma downed rival Texas last week, coach Lincoln Riley said a true test for the Sooners would be how they bounced back from that emotional game to face West Virginia as the heavy favorite. Riley was pleased with the ...

Jarry makes 27 saves, Penguins rout Jets 7-2

By The Associated Press undefined WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the Penguins. ...

Steelers’ Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed ...

Frosh RB Hall leads Iowa State over West Virginia 38-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 ...