The Times West Virginian


  • Phone conversations link Smallwood to alleged crime

    A recording of prison phone conversations between a Delaware inmate and West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood have linked the Mountaineer sophomore to a scheme to intimidate a witness in a murder case, according to court documents.

    July 19, 2014

  • Question marks linger at RB position for Bees

    Players come and go but when they leave, question marks are left behind.
    That’s the case for the East Fairmont football team as August quickly approaches.
    Last year the Bees leaned on a core of running backs to strengthen both the passing and ground attacks, with backs like Scotty Shroyer and Ronnie Mills lining up at all different kinds of positions.

    July 19, 2014

  • Pirates rally late, top Rockies, 4-2

    Travis Snider’s pinch-hit double in the eighth scored Neil Walker to spark the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
    Walker trotted home when Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez couldn’t track down Snider’s sinking line drive off reliever Matt Belisle (2-5). All-Star Josh Harrison added a sacrifice fly one batter later.

    July 19, 2014

  • Q&A: Players’ lawyer discusses NFL settlement

    New Jersey lawyer Craig Mitnick represents about 1,400 players in the NFL concussion lawsuit, from ex-quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler to practice squad unknowns.

    July 18, 2014

  • Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

    Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear.

    July 18, 2014

  • Resilient Pirates looking for post All-Star surge

    The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day — if still heated — pennant race.

    July 18, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: College athletes facing serious growing issues today

    Anyone who doesn’t believe the nation’s intercollegiate athletics aren’t out of control should really give this serious matter more consideration.

    July 18, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Saban offers alternate way of handling player issues

    In many ways, until the stunning news that West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood had been arrested and extradited to Delaware to face Class G felony charges of witness intimidation in a murder investigation, the Mountaineers had been going through a relatively clean period in disciplinary matters.

    July 18, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams

    Can LeBron James change Cleveland sports history? Overcoming this city's tortured curse could prove impossible - even for the world's best basketball player.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Saban, family happy at Alabama

    Alabama football coach Nick Saban, whose team opens the season against West Virginia in Atlanta on Aug. 30, denied receiving or turning down this offseason an offer of $100 million to coach Texas, indicating he planned to finish his career as coach of the Crimson Tide.

    July 18, 2014

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