West Virginia Sports

Green, Brady lift Marshall past Western Kentucky 20-17

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Green threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Tyre Brady with 1:44 left and gave Marshall a 20-17 win over Western Kentucky in a conference opener Saturday night. Green threw for 288 yards and two scores — both to Brady — for the Thundering Herd (3-1, 1-0 ...

Stephens’ wild pitch in 10th sends Pirates over Reds 6-5

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison put arms around each other as they walked off the field after Pittsburgh's season-ending victory, enjoying perhaps their final moment together on a Pirates team they helped resurrect. Pablo Reyes scored on Jackson ...

Heisman hopeful Grier leads WVU against young Texas Tech QB

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — West Virginia launched a Heisman Trophy campaign for Will Grier over the summer and the senior quarterback for the No. 12 Mountaineers has certainly backed it up. So has Alan Bowman, the true freshman for No. 25 Texas Tech who got ...

Moran plates 3, Pirates get 7th straight win over Reds 8-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates decided to give Jung Ho Kang a few at-bats this weekend as a reward for working back from wrist surgery. His first plate appearance in two years was a hit. Kang had a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning as Pittsburgh pulled away ...

WVU-Texas Tech matches top Big 12 QBs, a senior and freshman

By The Associated Press GAME OF THE WEEK No 12 West Virginia (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) at No. 25 Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0). Will Grier, the senior Heisman Trophy hopeful for the Mountaineers, goes against the only Big 12 quarterback throwing for more yards per game — Red Raiders true freshman Alan ...

Cubs clinch 4th straight playoff spot, top Pirates 7-6 in 10

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo thought he'd caught the foul ball. Many others at Wrigley Field, meanwhile, thought about Steve Bartman. Despite a play that reminded Cubs fans of what went wrong many years ago, Chicago wound up clinching its fourth straight ...

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made ...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They'll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and ...

Pirates blank Brewers, 3-0

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' playoff push was slowed by a nemesis. Milwaukee's offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday night. "He's ...

Grier throws 5 TDs, No. 12 WVU rocks Kansas State 35-6

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn't worried about quarterback Will Grier being overwhelmed by the attention and pressure that comes with being a Heisman Trophy candidate. Grier has thrown far too many passes. Played in far too ...