West Virginia Sports

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 ...

Finley leads NC State over Marshall 37-20

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State remains unbeaten after its first road trip and after being handed a week off by Hurricane Florence. Ryan Finley threw for 377 yards and a touchdown to lead North Carolina State to a 37-20 victory over Marshall on ...

No. 12 West Virginia returns from break, hosts Kansas State

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer West Virginia quarterback Will Grier would prefer not going down to the wire this time against Kansas State. Grier struggled in the second half a year ago against the Wildcats' defense, West Virginia didn't score after halftime and was lucky to escape with a ...

Marshall, NC State return from week off following hurricane

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons. The Wolfpack (2-0) are eager to return from the unwanted break caused by Hurricane Florence and must ...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. ...

Lavarnway drives in winning run, Pirates top Royals in 11

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates. The 30-year-old fourth-string catcher was playing his 142nd career game, spread out over seven seasons with five teams, and spent most of ...

Rookie Stallings caps Pirates’ 7-6 comeback win over Royals

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has made a some of them count. Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a ...

Pirates Top Brewers, 3-2

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth ...

Mahomes spreading the love for unbeaten Chiefs

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is taking a democratic approach to his new job. Get open and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback will get you the ball. The proof came on Sunday in Pittsburgh in a record-setting 42-37 victory over the Steelers. The ...

Brewers now 2 1/2 games behind Cubs with 3-1 loss to Pirates

By JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn't hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers. Davies gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Brewers on ...

Taillon helps Pirates to 4-3 win, slowing Cardinals

By STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small bump in the road. That's what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. "At this point we're flushing this one," DeJong said. "And getting ready for L.A." The Cardinals ...

Grier throws 4 TDs, No. 14 WVU beats Youngstown State 52-17

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago. The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018. Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to ...

Green throws 3 TDs, Marshall whips Eastern Kentucky, 32-16

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns and Marshall doubled up FCS Eastern Kentucky in its home opener, 32-16 on Saturday night. The game between former rivals is the first meeting since 1992. The Colonels punted twice before Marshall got its offense ...

Big 12’s older QBs include a 5th-year, 1st-time starter

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback's 23rd birthday is coming up the day after the Cowboys play their third game of the season. Cornelius arrived on campus as a ...

No. 14 West Virginia to work on depth vs. FCS Youngstown St.

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia has the opportunity to shore up its depth with a Championship Subdivision opponent looming and the Big 12 opener just two weeks away. The defense in particular could use a few more linebackers as the Mountaineers ...

No. 14 West Virginia’s Grier-Sills show set for home opener

By The Associated Press Youngstown State (0-1) at No. 14 West Virginia (1-0), 6 p.m. ET (AT&T SportsNet) Line: No line. Series record: West Virginia leads 2-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia is looking for its 15th straight win in a home opener and ways to shore up its depth, especially ...

Luplow hits tiebreaking HR, Pirates beat Marlins 5-3

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — When veteran pitcher Chris Archer faltered and regular right fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night against Miami with an injury, Pittsburgh turned to the kids to get the job done. Kevin Kramer recorded his first major league ...