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Kentucky-WVU, Texas A&M-Kansas headline Big 12/SEC Challenge

By The Associated Press Kentucky will travel to West Virginia and Kansas will host Texas A&M in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The field for the annual event was announced Thursday, with all 10 games played on Jan. 27. Baylor will travel to Florida in what could be a Top 25 matchup. Oklahoma ...

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday. The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead of Game 6 on Tuesday night to help his team "refresh" and "reload" after a 7-0 beating by Pittsburgh, one of the ...

West Virginia’s Carter withdraws from NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Big 12 defensive player of the year Jevon Carter of West Virginia has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft. West Virginia said Monday in a news release that Carter will return for his senior season. Carter had until Wednesday to decide whether to remain in the ...

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game." It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending ...

Pirates edge Phillies 1-0 in rain after Freese HBP

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming off two subpar outings, Chad Kuhl went into the video room to find some past success he could recreate. Kuhl and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates scratched out the only run of a rainy game ...

Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby ...

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole spent the last six weeks stringing together dominant performance after dominant performance with little to show for it, thanks to a Pittsburgh Pirates offense that always seemed to sputter whenever their ace's turn in the ...

Marshall’s Jon Elmore withdraws name from NBA draft

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall guard Jon Elmore has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft. Marshall announced Elmore's decision Wednesday to return for the 2017-18 season. Elmore had announced in March that he would enter the draft and not hire an agent. The 6-foot-3 Elmore led ...

Crest back at West Virginia, now listed at wide receiver

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — William Crest Jr. has had a change of heart and is returning to West Virginia's football team for the 2017 season. West Virginia football spokesman Mike Montoro tells The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/2qoSlQl ) that Crest is back with the team as a wide receiver. ...

West Virginia spring hunters take more than 11,000 turkeys

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials say hunters killed 11,539 turkeys this spring, up 11 percent from last year. The Division of Natural Resources says that's the largest harvest since 2006. The counties where the most birds were taken were Preston with 475, ...