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WVU hosts No. 15 Hokies at sold-out Mountaineer Field

By The Associated Press undefined No. 15 Virginia Tech (2-0) at West Virginia (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (FS1). Line: Virginia Tech by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: West Virginia leads 28-23-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Black Diamond Trophy. Virginia Tech has won three ...

Mahle, Reds avoid sweep, edge Pirates 1-0

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds reliever Mychal Givens has been around long enough to understand the rhythms of a season. Funks happen. What defines a team is how it responds to them. With the Reds staggering at the end of a frustrating nine-game road trip, ...

Harper homers, rallies Phils from 7 down in 17-8 win vs Cubs

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper keeps earning those "MVP!" chants in Philly. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the Philadelphia Phillies' 17-8 win over the Chicago ...

No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU battle for Black Diamond Trophy

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Black Diamond Trophy has been in No. 15 Virginia Tech's possession since the current players were preschoolers. It's time to dust off the prize that has symbolized the rivalry between the Hokies (2-0) and West Virginia (1-1), which ...

Young WVU QB thrives, status unknown vs No. 15 Virginia Tech

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown is making no promises to fans clamoring for more from dual-threat backup quarterback Garrett Greene. Greene had an impressive 2021 debut, giving a needed boost to the Mountaineers' running game against a ...

Lots of QB shuffling early in season, led by Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The most experienced quarterbacks in the Big 12 have already been sidelined this season for very different reasons. Skylar Thompson was off to good start in his sixth year in Kansas State's program before a knee injury that will keep him out indefinitely. ...

Steelers, Raiders hoping to prove Week 1 wins were no fluke

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin spent four years on Jon Gruden's staff in Tampa Bay in the early 2000s, helping mold a defense that won a Super Bowl and gleaning what he could from his fiery boss. Nearing two decades later, the lessons Tomlin — now in his ...

WVU hosts No. 15 Hokies at sold-out Mountaineer Field

By The Associated Press undefined No. 15 Virginia Tech (2-0) at West Virginia (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (FS1). Line: Virginia Tech by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: West Virginia leads 28-23-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Black Diamond Trophy. Virginia Tech has won three ...

No. 10 Penn State to draw on crowd against No. 22 Auburn

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford's confidence has grown with each play this fall, and Penn State's quarterback is about to get a big ego boost. It'll come from the more than 107,000 fans who'll pack Beaver Stadium on Saturday night for a rare Big ...

Big 12 coaches says swift expansion solidified league future

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference's future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference. "I knew none of that was ...

No. 15 Hokies TE Mitchell to have season-ending knee surgery

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente says tight end James Mitchell will have knee surgery and miss the rest of the season following an injury suffered Saturday. Mitchell, the preseason All-ACC first-team tight end, took a low hit on a run from the 2-yard line and in the ...

Eagles look to build off impressive, convincing road win

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Fresh off a convincing win in his NFL coaching debut, Nick Sirianni rocked a "Dawg Mentality" T-shirt to his video conference Monday and reminded everyone not to get carried away with one game. The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Atlanta Falcons in 32-6 ...

Online bets on NFL games seen surging as season begins

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are reported on Monday a record number of transactions over the first weekend of the NFL season. That helps ...

Steelers rally to beat Bills 23-16 to open season

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Knowing it was going to take the Steelers' new-look offense time to find its footing, Ben Roethlisberger was counting on Pittsburgh's defense to keep the score close. T.J. Watt and company delivered, with Pittsburgh getting the added ...

Doege, Greene, Wright shine, WVU trounces Long Island 66-0

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Winston Wright returned a kickoff for another score and West Virginia beat Long Island 66-0 Saturday night. The Mountaineers (1-1) bounced back from a dull effort last week at Maryland with 542 ...

Pickett leads Pitt past Tennessee, 41-34

By AL LESAR Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Pittsburgh to a 41-34 victory over Tennessee Saturday. The Panther defense collected five sacks, recovered two fumbles, had an interception and a crucial ...

Effective Corbin helps Nationals avoid sweep vs. Pirates

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Corbin is in the midst of a forgettable season. So is his team. Still, the veteran Washington Nationals left-hander believes he's found a little something of late. Then again, he always seems to when he's facing the Pittsburgh ...

Wells accounts for 4 TDs as Marshall rolls past NC Central

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Grant Wells accounted for four touchdowns, all in the first half, and Marshall defeated North Carolina Central 44-10 on Saturday night. Wells completed 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. He opened the scoring with a 10-yard run ...

Eduardo Escobar’s homer lifts Brewers past Phillies 4-3

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Wednesday night. Milwaukee, which won the final two games of the series after dropping the opener, extended its ...

Sirianni, Hurts prepare to reveal new-look Eagles offense

By LES BOWEN Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First-year Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni took pains during the preseason not to give away his plans for the offense and how he will tailor it to the strengths of quarterback Jalen Hurts. The big reveal will come Sunday when the ...