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Harrison’s triple in 12th sends Pirates over Reds 5-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Harrison came off the disabled list just in time to give his hometown a show. Harrison tripled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning — his fourth hit of the game — and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied after wasting a late lead for a ...

Clemens, Texas look to win Big 12 baseball tourney

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texas star Kody Clemens is taking steps toward breaking out of his father's huge shadow. Adding major awards and championships certainly doesn't hurt. The son of Roger Clemens was named Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday. He led the ...

8-year-old Marshall basketball fan ‘signs’ with the Herd

By RICK MCCANN, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Calvin Fields, a second-grade student at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, signed this past week with the Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball program. Seated between his mother, Brentney Fields, and Marshall head coach Dan ...

Staley says Cuevas-Moore planning to stay at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says Bianca Cuevas-Moore will be back with the Gamecocks next season, just over a month after West Virginia announced the 5-foot-6 guard was joining the Mountaineers. Staley said Friday in a university release that Cuevas-Moore is ...

Richard pitches into the eighth, Padres top Pirates 6-2

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clayton Richard's plan was simple. After the San Diego Padres gave him a three-run lead in the first inning, Richard decided to attack the zone early and often. It worked. Richard (3-5) allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian ...

Polanco, Pirates beat Padres 5-4 for 8th win in 9 games

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren't expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January. Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five teams ...

Bell’s single lifts Pirates over reeling White Sox 3-2

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell was in the unaccustomed role of pinch hitter when he stepped to the plate, getting a rare break from the starting lineup in a day game after a night game. He adjusted quite nicely. Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, ...

West Virginia signs recruit Emmitt Matthews Jr.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed recruit Emmitt Matthews Jr. Coach Bob Huggins announced Matthews' signing Monday. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged more than 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots per game last season at Woodrow Wilson High in Tacoma, ...

Pirates top Giants 6-5 for 5th straight win

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are learning to win without Andrew McCutchen. A sudden power surge and a more mature approach on the bases is certainly helping. Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage ...

Pirates rip Giants 11-2 in McCutchen’s return to Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The men Andrew McCutchen used to call his teammates wanted to make sure McCutchen would have his moment. So when the San Francisco Giants outfielder stepped out of the batter's box on Friday night to acknowledge the standing ovation at PNC ...