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Varner, Kraft tied for lead at Greenbrier in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the PGA Tour in West Virginia. Varner shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to tie Kraft at the top entering the final round of A Military Tribute at ...

Kelly Kraft leads Lahiri, Simpson by 1 in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Kelly Kraft is about to find out whether he's ready to handle the lead entering the weekend for the first time on the PGA Tour. Kraft shot a 7-under 63 in the second round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Friday to take a one-stroke edge over ...

Xander Schauffele looks for repeat win in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Decisions by most of the world's elite golfers to skip the PGA Tour's stop in West Virginia have been a boost for younger players like Xander Schauffele. Schauffele had a one-stroke victory over Robert Streb at The Greenbrier resort last season, which ended with ...

Myers, Lucchesi lead Padres over Pirates, 4-3

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers helped give the San Diego Padres an early lead and closer Brad Hand barely held onto it. Myers homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and rookie Joey Lucchesi threw five scoreless innings to lead San Diego to a 4-3 victory ...

Pirates rally for 4 runs in 9th to beat beleaguered Mets 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — After bringing in Felipe Vazquez with his team trailing by two in the eighth inning, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked by bench coach Tom Prince whether the closer would stay in the game if his turn to bat came up in the ninth. "At the time, I counted off and said this ...

Bell, Polanco homer as Pirates beat Mets 6-4 to stop skid

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to shake his squad out of its slump, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle juggled the top of his lineup. Didn't hurt that the Pirates ran into the perfect opponent, too — a team struggling even worse than they were. Josh Bell hit ...

2 more officials out in West Virginia disaster housing rift

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two more officials involved in an embattled housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims are out of their jobs. Mary Jo Thompson and Russell Tarry of the West Virginia Development Office were scheduled to speak Tuesday at an interim legislative ...

In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's first such wagering arrangement. The Greenbrier announced Tuesday that New York-based FanDuel ...

Auditors seek answers on state Supreme Court spending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislative auditors have expressed concern on how the West Virginia Supreme Court accumulated around $29 million in its excess revenue funds in fiscal year 2012. Justin Robinson with the legislative auditor's office says the court had $1.4 million in its rainy-day ...

West Virginia gov OKs session to mull justice impeachment

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Days after a member of the West Virginia Supreme Court pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, Gov. Jim Justice has called the Legislature into special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against any ...