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Catching up with AD Franch
Former Oklahoma State goalkeeper AD Franch is faring well in the National Women's Soccer League. The All-American plays for the Western New York Flash, who selected Franch No. 1 in the 2013 NWSL Draft. The rookie is the league's No. 4-ranked stopper with a 6-3-5 record and .929 saves percentage. Franch has 61 saves and four shutouts.
The sports scene 10, 20 and 30 years ago Tuesday:
The New York Yankees were without their starting middle infield for a game against the Cleveland Indians. Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano were sidelined with hand injuries. They were hit with pitches the day before by Boston's Pedro Martinez. ... The NCAA denied an informal request by Kentucky for another year of eligibility for Sam Bowie. The 7-foot center had missed two seasons due to a stress fracture in his left shinbone.
Norman sprint car driver Bruce Jennings set a State Fair Speedway record by winning a sixth consecutive A feature. Jennings' standings lead ballooned to more than 600 points over brother Rickey Jennings, who was second in the championship hunt. ... Rafael Palmeiro had a two-run homer and collected four RBIs as Texas beat Toronto, 4-2. Palmeiro extended his hit streak to 11 games.
Kelvin Bryant's touchdown in overtime lifted the Philadelphia Stars to a 44-38 victory over the Chicago Blitz in a U.S. Football League semifinal. ... Mark Kerlin, Billy Sautter and Horst Fleps scored goals as the Oklahoma City Slickers beat the Detroit Express 3-1 in a soccer game before 4,331 fans in the Silverdome.