Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

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Burdette named as Nitro AD; Musilli as boys coach

Garrett Burdette will make the move from boys basketball coach to the new athletic director at Nitro High School with assistant Kevin Musilli taking over coaching duties this season. Burdette, 24, was the head coach last year after four years as an assistant coach at Buffalo. He takes over the athletic director job from Steve Pritchard who accepted a job as an assistant principal at Logan Middle School in late September.

College golf: MU's Robinson shines, WVU struggles

The West Virginia men's golf team sits 11th out of 14 teams, but Marshall golfer Clark Robinson ended with the top score after the first day of the two-day Mountaineer Intercollegiate tournament Monday at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport.

The Mountaineers, playing their first season as a team, finished Monday at 17-over par with a first-round team score of 305. Penn State, at 6-over with a team score of 294, is in first place and Connecticut, at 7-over with a team score of 295, is in second. Marshall is tied with Toledo for sixth with a 13-over 301.

Robinson, a junior, carded five birdies in his first round to finish the day with a 3-under 69. For WVU, Max Sear and Mason Short, playing as an individual, are among a six-way tie for eighth with a 1-over 73. Former Winfield golfer Chris Williams is in a nine-way tie for 14th with a 2-over 74. The second round begins today at 9 a.m.

Tigers' Norris says he pitched with cancerous growth

DETROIT - Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris says he kept pitching last season after finding out he had a cancerous growth on his thyroid.

In a message on Twitter and Instagram on Monday, the 22-year-old Norris said he found out the growth was malignant but was told by a doctor that he could wait until the end of the season to have it removed.

Norris says now: "It's time to get this thing out.

Lefty pitcher Zito retiring from baseball as planned

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