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  • Where Were West Virginia’s Shooters?

    Where Were West Virginia’s Shooters?

    Feb 27, 2020 2:00pm

    Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Despite West Virginia’s need to score quickly to come back against Texas, the Mountaineers’ strongest outside shooters were not in the game. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. Basketball West Virginia’s abandonment of Sherman and McNeil puzzling Sean McNeil was…
  • West Virginia’s Noah Adams Completes Undefeated Regular Season

    West Virginia’s Noah Adams Completes Undefeated Regular Season

    Feb 25, 2020 4:30pm

    Photo by Justin K. Aller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images West Virginia native, Noah Adams, of the WVU wrestling finished the regular season with a perfect 29-0 record. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. Basketball Mountaineers fall three spots in AP poll The West Virginia…
  • West Virginia Falls in Rematch Against Texas, 67-57

    West Virginia Falls in Rematch Against Texas, 67-57

    Feb 25, 2020 2:31am

    Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Mountaineers look like a team without chemistry, leadership, consistent scoring. West Virginia men’s basketball limped into Austin, Texas, for a rematch with a resurgent Texas team and picked up another knock, losing 67-57. Though not the embarrassing beat down they dished out in Morgantown, this game seemed to perfectly capture…
  • GAME THREAD: No. 20 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    GAME THREAD: No. 20 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    Feb 25, 2020 12:00am

    Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers look for their first road win in over a month Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no…
  • West Virginia loses on the road... again.  WVU 60, TCU 67

    West Virginia loses on the road... again. WVU 60, TCU 67

    Feb 22, 2020 10:06pm

    Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports The road woes continue as West Virginia loses another winnable game. Despite 18 points and 12 rebounds from Derek Culver, and another 16 points from Taz Sherman, West Virginia couldn’t find a way to win in Fort Worth on Saturday. The Mountaineers started shaky Saturday afternoon, allowing TCU to score the…
  • GAME THREAD: No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    GAME THREAD: No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    Feb 22, 2020 6:00pm

    Join us in the comments section as the Mountaineers look for their first road win in over a month Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no…
  • Road Hazard:  West Virginia Visits TCU Saturday

    Road Hazard: West Virginia Visits TCU Saturday

    Feb 22, 2020 12:45pm

    Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports WVU stopped their three-game skid at home on Tuesday but returns to the road to face a familiar foe Saturday in Forth Worth. A buzzer beater by Jermaine Haley followed by an assertive second half performance against TCU has put the swagger back in the West Virginia step. The Mountaineers are…
  • Best Virginia to Host Regional in TBT

    Best Virginia to Host Regional in TBT

    Feb 20, 2020 2:30pm

    Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The West Virginia men’s basketball alumni team is returning to The Basketball Tournament, and the former Mountaineers will be hosting this year. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. Football Dontae Wright hired as WVU outside linebackers coach Dontae Wright…

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Penguins Yahoo Sports

  • Kings hand Penguins 4th straight setback

    Feb 27, 2020 7:19am

    The Pittsburgh Penguins took too long to solve rookie goalie Cal Petersen on Wednesday night and lost their season-high fourth straight game 2-1 to the Kings in Los Angeles. Petersen made 35 saves in his fifth start of the season and 15th of his NHL career. Blake Lizotte had a goal and an assist and…
  • New faces try to help Pens snap 3-game skid at Kings

    Feb 26, 2020 12:23am

    The Pittsburgh Penguins added some scoring depth as they prepare for a 14th straight playoff run, and the new additions are expected to make their team debuts at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Patrick Marleau, Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues were acquired on Monday, and the forwards are arriving at a good time, as…
  • Avs, Sabres to meet after bolstering lineups

    Feb 25, 2020 11:56pm

    The NHL trading deadline passed with no blockbuster deals, but the Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres made moves to improve their chances for the postseason. The Sabres have won six of their last eight to get back into the playoff conversation, and they bolstered their lineup by acquiring veteran winger Wayne Simmonds from the New…
  • Joe Thornton’s Stanley Cup dreams dashed for another season

    Joe Thornton’s Stanley Cup dreams dashed for another season

    Feb 25, 2020 8:20pm

    Just before Monday's NHL trade deadline the San Jose Sharks were able to find a match to help one of their franchise legends continue his quest for a Stanley Cup when they sent Patrick Marleau to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional third-round draft pick. They were not able to find a similar match for…
  • NHL Power Rankings: Teams that improved the most at trade deadline

    NHL Power Rankings: Teams that improved the most at trade deadline

    Feb 25, 2020 5:41pm

    In this week's edition of the NHL Power Rankings we take a look at the teams that did the most to improve at the 2020 NHL trade deadline. We have the teams ranked in a handful of tiers from the potential playoff teams that made significant moves, to the teams that got worse in the…

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  • Pirates unfazed by pitch clock in Spring Training

    Major League Baseball will use pitch clocks during Spring Training games, Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Sunday, which possibly paves the way for the introduction of a pitch clock during the regular season. The Pirates don't seem too worried about the idea.
  • Bucs challenge Bell to get back to basics in '19

    Josh Bell stepped to the plate on Field 1 at Pirate City late Tuesday morning and assumed his left-handed stance.
  • Bell reunited with 'Million Dollar Arm' pal Singh

    Bell reunited with 'Million Dollar Arm' pal Singh
  • The Pirates' Spring Training battle to watch

    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.
  • Eckstein, Cruz work to fuel Pirates' bats

    The Pirates hired hitting coach Rick Eckstein and assistant hitting coach Jacob Cruz this winter to get more out of their bats, and their work begins in earnest this week. Eckstein and Cruz have set out to extract more power and consistency from a lineup in need of improvement.
  • Hurdle urges Pirates to 'sharpen each other'

    Before the Pirates took to the back fields of Pirate City for their first full-squad workout on Monday morning, manager Clint Hurdle addressed the team. He finished his speech with a call to action.
  • Reasons for optimism for each MLB club

    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.
  • Melky grateful for his opportunity with the Bucs

    This season is already off to a better start than 2018 for Melky Cabrera. At this time a year ago, he was still waiting to sign. He kept waiting until late April before finding a match with the Indians on a Minor League contract. So the veteran outfielder felt like he was arriving early when…
  • Archer 'can't wait to experience' home opener

    Chris Archer is scheduled to start the Pirates' home opener against the Cardinals. When manager Clint Hurdle announced Pittsburgh's opening series rotation on Saturday, he also gave Archer the nod for the season's first game at PNC Park.
  • Frazier prepares to thrive as everyday 2B

    Adam Frazier is set to be the Pirates' starting second baseman this season. So unless there's an unexpected development, he doesn't have to worry about following his work at second with fly balls in the outfield or grounders at another position. The Bucs hope that kind of consistency will bring out the best in him.