• Women's College World Series: Florida's Lauren Haeger shows why she is National Softball Player of the Year

    BY KYLE Fredrickson
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    In Florida’s 7-2 first-round Women’s College World Series victory Thursday against Tennessee, the Gators’ senior right-handed pitcher threw a one-hit complete game and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and RBI.

  • High school football: Lexington lineman Tyler Brown turning heads

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Brown has exploded on the recruiting scene this spring. He comes from a small town outside of Purcell not known for producing Division I football players to earn 17 scholarship offers ranging from Tulsa to Arizona State to TCU with more likely to follow once he qualifies academically.

  • High school basketball: Western Heights' Gerard Giles more comfortable playing basketball

    By Jacob Unruh
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    He remembers the moment he fell in love with the sport — the sixth grade. Since then, he’s wanted to make it his future, though that path didn’t look like it was possible when he signed to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

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    Hamilton back in Texas on home team Josh Hamilton took the turn on Ballpark Way driving toward the Texas Rangers' stadium and felt right at home. A month and a day after being re-acquired by the Rangers, Hamilton was set Thursday night for his first home game in Texas since the 2012 season. “Anytime I see the stadium, it's good memories,” Hamilton said before the game. “Just the memories of the good times … it's going to be tried by me very hard as a player, as a teammate and as somebody who works in the organization to create some more good memories.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Corey Seager has six hits, six RBIs as Dodgers outlast Salt Lake

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Seager had a solo home run, two doubles and three singles while becoming just the second player in Oklahoma City’s PCL history to record six hits in a game. Jeff Pickler had six hits in a June 2004 game at Albuquerque.

  • French Open Roundup

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    Federer faces unheralded Dzumhur Roger Federer goes up against an opponent he has never played before in Friday's French Open third round: 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur. Federer's been in this position many times and has faced hundreds of different opponents since winning his first title in 2001. Nothing special for Federer. But for the 23-year-old Bosnian, it will be a huge deal — because he's facing his childhood idol on center court at Roland Garros. Dzumhur, who is coached by his father, recalls watching Federer play Andy Roddick at Wimbledon. “That was

  • Oklahoma County public records

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  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm

    By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A representative for the New York bank declined to comment. The job cuts will come from across the bank. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, at an investor conference this week, said that the average Chase branch would lose one employee — mostly through attrition. JPMorgan executives said in February that they expected to have 300 fewer branches over the next two years because more customers were doing everyday banking transactions online or on their smartphones. The bank had

  • Plugging in business briefs for May 29

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Plugging in business briefs for May 29

  • Why last quarter's shrinking economy isn't reason for Americans to worry

    Associated Press |
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come. Friday, the government will likely estimate that the economy shrank in the January-March quarter for a second straight year, depressed by brutal weather, a reeling energy sector and an export slump caused by a higher-valued dollar. Yet few will see any cause for panic. Steady job gains are widely expected to propel modestly healthy growth for the rest of 2015. A harsh winter is gone. So is a labor dispute that slowed trade at West Coast ports. Home sales and construction are

  • Pentagon to 'fine tune' U.S. strategy in Iraq

    By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders are trying to “fine tune” U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters while traveling to Asia, said he told senior military officers at the Pentagon this week to come up with ideas to improve training and equipping.

  • Nation and world news briefs

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Nation | World briefs, May 29

  • Google unveils Android's latest additions to bag of techno tricks

    Associated Press |
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple to make their technology indispensable. The upgrade will give Android's personal assistant, Google Now, expanded powers of intuition that may be greeted as a great convenience to some and a tad too creepy for others. Most of the renovations unveiled Thursday at Google's annual developers' conference won't be available until late summer or early fall, around the same time that Apple is expected to release the latest overhaul of the iOS

  • Former speaker faces indictment

    By MICHAEL TARM | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    ILLINOIS CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors announced Thursday the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, claiming evasion of banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct. The indictment does not describe the misconduct Hastert allegedly was trying to conceal. The details were included in an indictment in which the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is charged with two counts including withdrawing cash in small amounts to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also charged with lying to the FBI. Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine,

  • Kurdish fighters are on march against Islamic State in Syria

    By BASSEM MROUE | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    LEBANON BEIRUT — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led air strikes. As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad, a major commercial center on the Turkish border, their advance highlights the decisive importance of combining air strikes with the presence of a cohesive and motivated ally on the ground — so clearly absent in Iraq. In Syria, a country now split mostly between al-Qaida-style militants and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, the U.S.

  • Two die in Carter County crash

    By Matt Dinger
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Gerald Letkiewicz, 61, of Ardmore, died at the scene of a crash on U.S. 77, five miles south of Ardmore in Carter County, Thursday morning. The name of a 17-year-old boy who died in another vehicle was not released.

  • Man fatally shot by Edmond police identified

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A 15-year veteran police officer is on administrative leave with pay after he shot and killed a man armed with a pellet gun Wednesday night. The man has been identified as Garrett Roderick Sandeno, 24, Edmond.

  • Two Oklahoma City police officers performed CPR on man who died in custody

    By Graham Lee Brewer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Two Oklahoma City police officers tried to revive an unidentified man who was subdued by citizens and tied up Wednesday, according to a report.

  • Child dies after being hit by car near Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A child is dead after a hit-and-run collision Wednesday night near Shawnee, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.