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West Virginia signs DePaul grad transfer Pauly Paulicap

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added DePaul forward Pauly Paulicap as a graduate transfer. Coach Bob Huggins announced Paulicap's signing Thursday. The 6-foot-8 Paulicap will bring defensive help to the Mountaineers, who ranked eighth in the Big 12 in scoring defense at 72 ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Baylor, Houston a matchup of programs on the rebound

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The redemption journeys involving Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and the Baylor program he faces at the Final Four on Saturday have roots in far-from-comforting places — courtrooms, prison cells, the NCAA compliance office. They are ...

Oklahoma St star freshman Cade Cunningham to enter NBA draft

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham used to see superstars when he watched NBA players. Now, he sees opponents. They soon will see him, too. Cunningham announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft after a dynamic freshman season for Oklahoma ...

West Virginia guard Taz Sherman to enter NBA draft process

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Taz Sherman plans to enter the NBA draft process. Sherman announced his intentions Sunday on Twitter, saying he will leave open the option of returning to school for a final season. Sherman joins fellow guard Sean McNeil in declaring for the ...

WVU’s Matthews joins McCabe is announcing plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews is planning to transfer. The junior announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Matthews joins guard Jordan McCabe, who announced earlier this week that he was entering the transfer portal. In addition, junior guard Sean McNeil ...

West Virginia safety Tykee Smith entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Tykee Smith is entering the transfer portal. Smith announced his decision Wednesday night on Twitter. Smith was an Associated Press third team all-American as a sophomore last season, when he was fourth on the Mountaineers with 61 tackles. He ...

WVU’s McNeil entering NBA Draft, McCabe to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Sean McNeil is entering his name in this year's NBA Draft but leaving open the possibility to return to the Mountaineers, while teammate Jordan McCabe has announced his plans to transfer. Both players announced their decisions Tuesday on ...

West Virginia hires Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive analyst

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Penn State and Minnesota offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca has been hired as an offensive analyst at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Ciarrocca's hiring Tuesday. Ciarrocca spent last season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks ...

Gondrezick leads No. 17 WVa women past Lehigh 77-53

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Once West Virginia started running, the Mountaineers couldn't be stopped. Kysre Gondrezick scored seven of her 26 points in a game-breaking 16-0 run to close the third quarter and No. 17 West Virginia raced past Lehigh 77-53 in the opening round of the women's NCAA ...