• Golf roundup

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Woods is in contention at Quicken Loans National Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment of a 5-under 66 on Friday in the Quicken Loans National that put Woods in contention for his first victory in nearly two years. Woods sank the 36-foot birdie putt, which broke hard to the right and trickled over a crest and into the hole. He celebrated with a vintage fist pump and smile.

  • MLB notebook

    Compiled by Nathan Ruiz from wire reports | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Blue Jays add Revere, Lowe on busy deadline day The Blue Jays capped a busy week with pair of trade deadline deals asToronto acquired right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and got outfielder Ben Revere from Philadalphia ahead of Friday’s deadline for trades without waivers. Earlier in the week, the Blue Jays obtained All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and former Cy Young Award winner David Price. Toronto began Friday six games behind AL East-leading New York Yankees and two games back in the wild card race. Lowe, obtained for a trio of minor league left-handers, had a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. Revere, acquired for two minor league right-handers, is batting .296 with 24

  • Texas Rangers find Cole in their stocking

    BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline. It took a couple of days to finalize all the details of the agreement reached earlier in the week. The Rangers sent left-hander Matt Harrison and five prospects to Philadelphia. Texas also got left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and will receive $9.5 million — $7 million in 2016 and $2.5 million in 2018 — to offset part of the contract for Hamels, who is due $22.5 million per season through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

  • Former Energy assistant acquitted of murder charges

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK Staff Writer cbrannick@oklahoman.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Energy FC learned Friday that former assistant coach Chris Spendlove was acquitted on charges of murder and manslaughter in Liverpool, England, and would be rejoining the organization. Spendlove, who was an assistant with the Energy at the time, was arrested in December 2014 after a night out with friends on his 30th birthday turned ugly. Spendlove, Andrew Taylor, who played soccer with Spendlove at Oklahoma City University, and Timmy Donovan got into an altercation with three off-duty police officers while walking home from a bar. Petty Officer Neil Doyle died from injuries sustained in the fight. The other two officers were hospitalized and later released.

  • Dodgers end skid with road victory

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Oklahoma City Dodgers wrapped up a 13-game Pacific Coast League road trip on Friday night with a 6-1 victory over Memphis before 6,276 fans at AutoZone Park. Oklahoma City (63-42) snapped a four-game losing skid and avoided a sweep by the Redbirds (57-50). The first-place Dodgers maintained a four-game lead over Omaha in the American Conference’s Northern Division. Memphis led 1-0 after the first inning on Xavier Scruggs’ run-scoring double. But OKC starting pitcher Joe Wieland (7-4) settled down and received plenty of help on the offensive end. Scott Schebler and Buck Britton paced the Dodgers with two hits each. Wieland helped his own cause with an RBI double. Britton finished with a

  • Breaking down traded players Oklahoma ties

    BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline passed Friday afternoon with a flurry of moves, including multiple moves involving players from Oklahoma or players who have played for the Oklahoma City Triple-A franchise. Most notably, former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer was dealt by the New York Mets to Detroit as part of the deal for Yoenis Cespedes, a move that some evaluators believe is a big steal for the Tigers considering Fulmer’s upside.

  • DA charges two brothers with five counts of murder in family slayings

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World samantha.vicent@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Two brothers were each charged with five counts of first-degree murder Friday after the fatal stabbings of their parents and three of their siblings last week in their Broken Arrow home, the Tulsa County district attorney’s office announced. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, are set for arraignment in Tulsa County District Court at 9 a.m. Monday. They are accused of killing their parents, David and April Bever, as well as Daniel Bever, 12; Christopher Bever, 7; and Victoria Bever, 5, on July 22. Sister still hospitalized Each also is charged with one count of assault and battery with intent to kill, accused of stabbing their 13-year-old sister who survived the attack and remains hospitalized.

  • Agency rules 2 died in Lake Eufaula during Rocklahoma

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World samantha.vicent@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Two men whose bodies were found inside a submerged vehicle in Lake Eufaula in June drowned after going missing during the Rocklahoma festival near Pryor in May, the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office ruled Friday. Benjamin Baber and Cody Parrick, both 20, had been missing for 16 days before the Oklahoma Highway Patrol recovered their bodies from Baber’s minivan near the Onapa Road boat ramp at the lake overnight June 7. The ramp is about 42 miles southeast of the men’s homes in Okmulgee and eight miles north of Eufaula. The patrol received a call from a person who reported seeing a partially submerged vehicle about 7:45 p.m. June 7, and law enforcement officers found the bodies after pulling the minivan from the water.

  • Judge wants to know status of guns belonging to Nichols

    By Robert Boczkiewicz For The Oklahoman | Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER — The federal judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials wants to know whether the FBI has guns it seized 20 years ago from bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols’ home. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch issued an order Friday to find out the status of the approximately 10 guns. His action was in response to Nichols’ July 18 request for Matsch to compel the FBI to turn over Nichols’ guns to one of his ex-wives or his sister. He said the FBI in Oklahoma City contacted him two years ago to arrange for disposing of the unspecified types of guns. FBI agents seized the guns from Nichols’ Herington, Kan., home soon after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

  • Edmond man, 65, receives sentence of 90 days in jail for deadly punch

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A judge Friday sentenced a 65-year-old Edmond man to 90 days in jail for a deadly punch to the face that killed another man. Oklahoma County District Judge Glenn M. Jones accepted a plea agreement that ordered Bruce Walter Garrison to be on probation for 10 years except for the first three months in jail. The deal also was approved by the victim’s family. Garrison entered an Alford plea in April. That type of plea essentially means he didn’t admit to the act and maintained his innocence, but if the evidence was presented to a jury or judge, he believes it would likely show he committed the crime. Garrison was charged in January 2014 with one count of first-degree manslaughter.

  • VA hears from advocates on ways to serve Indians

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORMAN — Jenifer ShieldChief Gover thought her cousin, a homeless American Indian veteran, would qualify for the federal help he needed. But because he had a family willing to put a roof over his head, he was low on the list. ShieldChief Gover, executive director of the Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board, told a group of veterans, tribal leaders and health care providers Thursday that the federal definition of homelessness limits the type of services American Indian veterans can qualify for because it lacks a cultural understanding of how American Indian families generally operate. “As natives, we don’t let our family go homeless,” ShieldChief Gover said. “We live with our relatives. ... We don’t

  • Extended slump for oil takes its toll on industry, economy

    By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK  — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Low oil and gas prices are good for the overall economy because they reduce costs for consumers and businesses. U.S. economic growth was higher in the second quarter, and economists say that was partly fueled by consumers spending some of their savings on gasoline at stores and restaurants. But with oil prices down around 50 percent from last year, major oil companies are cutting back, offsetting some of this good news. For instance, Exxon Mobil said Friday it cut

  • Churches offer back-to-school activities

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Churches offer back-to-school activities for students in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Edmond man, 65, receives 90 days in jail for a deadly blow that killed ailing man

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Walter Garrison, 65, of Edmond, was sentenced to 90 days in jail in Alford plea after punching an ailing man in the face who later died. Robert Hirsch, 47, suffering from end-stage liver failure.

  • Exxon Mobil profits drop to $4.2 billion

    By James Osborne The Dallas Morning News (TNS) | Updated: 20 hr ago

    DALLAS — Exxon Mobil profits continue to fall, as the global oil industry reels under the lowest crude prices since 2009. The oil giant, based in suburban Dallas, reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday $4.2 billion in profits for the second quarter of 2015, down more than 50 percent from a year ago. The results fell in line with those of other oil companies, some of which have sustained significantly greater losses as oil trades about $48 a barrel, down from more than $100 a year ago. In its earnings report Thursday, Royal Dutch Shell announced profits of $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2015, down from $6.1 billion the previous year, and the layoff of another 6,500

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Oklahoma briefs for Aug. 1, 2015

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Campbell Corner work continues to move forward A 15,683-square-foot building on the southeast corner of Campbell and Broadway is expected to open this fall. The two-story building, to be named Campbell Corner, is four blocks down Campbell from Old North on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. The high-end building will have retail on the first floor and offices on the second floor, said developer Koorosh Zahrai. Zahrai is developing the project with his father, Saeed Zahrai, in the family-owned business, Plaza USA. The names of the businesses expected to open in the new building have not been announced. A $31,500 piece of public art for Campbell’s Corner has been approved by the


    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Friday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Combined Weekly Auction Summary. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report and Cow and Bull Report for week of July 24 through Thursday. Receipts: 14,781 Last Week 18,696 Last Year 16,465 Combined weighted average report for Oklahoma auctions. Seven auctions reported this week: Ada, Apache, El Reno, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Woodward. Buyer demand was heavily influenced by the movement on the CME Board this week. Demand was low to start the week but increased by Tuesday following a good rally by the CME Board. Feeder steers and heifers sold $4-$8 lower before Tuesday; and steady to $3 lower to close the week.

  • Nation world briefs

    By SCOTT SONNER and MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    HEALTH NEVADA | SPARKS — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Unless the next Legislature takes action sooner, Nevadans will consider another ballot measure in 2016 to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Nevada is among 23 states that allow medical marijuana, along with Washington, D.C., and Guam. MARRIAGE PENNSYLVANIA | PHILADELPHIA — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $69 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill’s Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more AHIP OK Bethany Properties LLC from Bethany Hospitality LLC, 7840 NW 39 Expressway, Bethany, $4,753,000. Lamplight Apartments LLC from 34th and MacArthur Apartments LLC, 5811 NW 34, $2,905,000. 15600 Investments LLC from Alva Roofing Co., 14200 N Lincoln Blvd., $2,400,000. Jeremy Jon and Rachelle Lynnea Cumming from Titan Development Partners LLC, 3100 E Sorghum Mill Road, Edmond, $1,700,000. Meridian Car Wash LLC from Elmer Smith LLC and Brodersen Inc., 3817 N Meridian Ave.,