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West Virginia man dies after going in river to help child

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Search crews have found the body of a West Virginia man who disappeared in New River Gorge National River where he went in to help a child. The park said the body of 49-year-old Terrance Bell of Oak Hill, West Virginia, was located Monday morning in the river where ...

Disease spread prompts deer transport restrictions

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have placed restrictions on the disposal and transport of deer carcasses in two more counties in response to a disease. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release the restrictions start July 1 in Berkeley and Mineral ...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to ...

Taillon sharp, Pirates beat Diamondbacks 5-4

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates had what looked like an out turn into a home run. They made a couple of questionable decisions, endured some nerve-wracking moments in the ninth inning. But they're leaving Arizona with a win, which is all that really ...

PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia changes name

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour has approved a name change for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs says in a statement the tournament will now be known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The eight-year-old tournament ...

Former quarterback Oliver Luck to become XFL commissioner

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck is leaving his high-ranking position at the NCAA to become commissioner of the XFL, the second edition of professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon's football league. McMahon announced the hire ...

Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference had another record revenue year, and the money is expected to keep increasing in the near future. In wrapping up its spring meetings Friday, the league announced revenue of nearly $365 million for the 2017-18 ...

Slaton, White among 11-member WVU Sports Hall of Fame class

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton highlight the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. WVU athletic director Shane Lyons announced the 11-member class Sunday. This year's class will be inducted Sept. 22 in Morgantown. Slaton and White were ...

TCU tops West Virginia, will play Baylor for Big 12 title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coby Boulware had three hits, and TCU beat West Virginia 7-3 on Saturday to advance to the Big 12 Tournament championship. Michael Landestoy and A.J. Balta had two hits apiece for the Horned Frogs (33-22), who have won 14 of 19. Sixth-seeded TCU will play No. 5 seed ...

West Virginia’s Konate withdraws from NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for the 2018-19 season. West Virginia announced Konate's intentions Thursday. Konate entered the draft process last month but didn't hire an agent. He had until May 30 to ...