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Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder ...

Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Like a well-executed blitz, Bob Stoops shocked the college football world. Oklahoma's football coach abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday after leading the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 ...

Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley was the offensive coordinator at East Carolina. Now, he'll take the reins at Oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football. The 33-year-old Riley has stepped in for the retiring Bob ...

Flood-repaired course almost ready for Greenbrier Classic

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — There was some concern right after historic flooding forced the cancellation of last summer's Greenbrier Classic that the Old White TPC course in West Virginia wouldn't even be ready for this year's PGA Tour event. Count ...

Wake Forest rallies past West Virginia 4-3 in NCAA tourney

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Gavin Sheets singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Wake Forest rallied to beat West Virginia 4-3 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament. Bruce Steel hit a two-run homer in the fifth to start the comeback for the top-seeded Demon ...

WVU hits 6 HRs, routs Terps 9-1 in 1st NCAA game since 1996

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Davis hit two of West Virginia's six home runs, and the Mountaineers routed Maryland 9-1 on Friday in their first NCAA Tournament game in 21 years. Jimmy Galusky also homered twice, Davis finished with three RBIs and winning pitcher B.J. Myers threw 5 2-3 ...

Big 12 strong financially as teams split $348M in revenue

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference reported another year of record revenue Friday, with school officials saying it was proof of financial strength. "No one is significantly stronger than we are in any of the power five conferences," said David ...

Late sub Diaz has 1st homer, 6 RBIs as Pirates top Mets 12-7

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With catcher Francisco Cervelli feeling ill and ace Gerrit Cole struggling again, Pittsburgh needed a boost at the plate. Elias Diaz had just the thing for the ailing Pirates. "Big shot in the arm," manager Clint Hurdle said. Diaz hit his ...

Pittsnogle, 7 others selected for WVU Sports Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former basketball standout Kevin Pittsnogle is among eight people selected for induction into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame. WVU athletic director Shane Lyons announced the class of 2017 on Sunday. The 6-foot-11 Pittsnogle played at WVU from 2003 ...

McCain lifts Oklahoma State into Big 12 championship game

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Garrett McCain hit the game-winning single in the top of the 10th inning as Oklahoma State advanced to the Big 12 Conference championship game with a 4-3 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The eighth-seeded Cowboys (29-25), who reached last season's College World ...