• Morning roundup

    AP | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Wawrinka, Murray advance at French Open, Nadal bows out with injury PARIS — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka cruised into the French Open fourth round on Friday just hours after Spain's Rafael Nadal shockingly withdrew with a left wrist injury. Wawrinka was hardly troubled in a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Jeremy Chardy, though he had to twice serve for the win after being broken in the 10th game of the third set. Nine-time title holder Nadal said that a wrist problem which he has been carrying all month was to blame for his heartbreak withdrawal from the tournament, where he made his name as the untouchable king of clay over the past decade.

  • Sooners hang on, reach WCWS

    Sooners hang on, reach WCWS

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORMAN — When Oklahoma's Lea Wodach hit a triple off the right- center field fence to drive in Nicole Pendley in the top of the seventh inning, it seemed the Sooners were just padding their lead and waiting for the chance to celebrate a trip to the Women's College World Series. But what looked like a meaningless insurance run turned out to be the game-winner in OU's 7-6 victory over Louisiana- Lafayette in the second game of a NCAA Super Regional on Friday night at Marita Hynes Field. It was a joyful end to a long night that began with a rain delay of 2 hours, 25 minutes. The series sweep sends the Sooners to their 10th Women's College World Series, where they'll face the winner of the Alabama-Washington

  • NCAA Softball: Women's College World Series field taking shape

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The field is taking shape for the 2016 Women's College World Series. Following Friday's games, two of eight teams punched their tickets to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, June 2-7/8. Here's the rundown. Oklahoma (52-7): The Sooners defeated Louisiana Lafayette, 8-2 and 7-6, and will aim for their first WCWS title since 2013. Georgia (45-18): The Bulldogs stunned top-seed Florida with consecutive victories, 3-0 and 3-2, to reach their third WCWS in program history.

  • Oklahoma Softball Super Regional: Sooners coach Patty Gasso celebrates 54th birthday with WCWS berth

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    NORMAN — A group of Oklahoma softball faithful arrived at Marita Hynes Field on Friday night with a stack of paper cards, each containing a specific handwritten letter. When placed in order and organized among fans on the first baseline, it created a personalized message before first pitch against Louisiana Lafayette: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH GASSO. “Social media is just a killer, because nobody used to know,” said Patty Gasso, who turned 54 years old. “But for them to go above and beyond to make it special, the team and the fans, it was a night I won't forget.” The Sooners' 7-6 victory marked Gasso's 1,080th career win since taking over the program in 1995, and now, the Sooners are headed to their 10th Women's

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Saturday, May 28

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    SATURDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon Boston at Toronto MLBN (Cox 264) 1 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Cox 77/FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m. New York Yankees at Tampa Bay MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Texas KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KRXO-FM 107.7 6 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at New York Mets KTOK-AM 1000 6 p.m. St. Louis at Washington Cox 77 9 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City TNT (Cox 31)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM AUTO RACING 7 p.m. Formula One Qualifying NBCSN (Cox 251) 9 a.m. Sprint Cup Practice FS1 (Cox 67) 10 a.m.

  • It's Adams vs. Bogut with the Western Conference title on the line

    It\'s Adams vs. Bogut with the Western...

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer aslater@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Last August, the FIBA Oceania Championships took place with a spot in this August's Olympics on the line. Australia was the overwhelming favorite. But New Zealand stood as optimistic challengers, hoping that its young, giant phenom could neutralize Australia's massive longtime advantage in the matchup — Andrew Bogut. "On paper, Steven Adams is the only Tall Black who could reasonably be expected to tussle with Bogut in single coverage," a New Zealand news report read in late July. But Adams chose not to compete and Australia rolled to two straight double-digit wins, securing the automatic bid.

  • Thunder has flipped the script against Golden State

    Thunder has flipped the script against Golden...

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Golden State Warriors felt quite good about themselves Thursday night. And they had every right to. When you beat a better team, pride should swell. The Warriors beat back the Thunder 120-111 to stay in the Western Conference finals and keep alive hope for an exclamation point to a record- setting year: an historic comeback. Only nine NBA teams out of 232 have won a series after trailing three games to one. If the 73-win Warriors can survive the tornado-of-a-team the Thunder has become and go on to win their second straight NBA championship, Golden State will be known as the greatest NBA squad of all time. “It was a good feeling out there to obviously perform at a high level,” Warrior star Steph Curry said after

  • OU softball: Sooners stop UL-Lafayette rally to advance to WCWS

    OU softball: Sooners stop UL-Lafayette rally to...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    What looked like a meaningless insurance run turned out to be the game-winner in OU’s 7-6 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the second game of a NCAA Super Regional on Friday night at Marita Hynes Field.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys eliminated from Big 12 Tournament as bullpen falters again in loss to Texas

    Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys eliminated...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Closing time has become trouble time for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys blew a late lead for the second straight night at the Big 12 Tournament, with Texas rallying with a nine-run eighth inning for a 12-8 win in an elimination game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Ousted from the tournament, OSU will live to play in an NCAA regional next week, yet must shake the pains of back-to-back meltdowns. It was an almost identical repeat of Thursday night, when TCU hung nine runs in the eighth for a 13-4 win over the Cowboys. And just like Thursday, Texas did it against a failing OSU bullpen. Cowboys closer Tyler Buffett opened the eighth and was greeted by a leadoff double by Travis Jones. The inning escalated from there,

  • Oklahoma Scene

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    OCU men's golf win national title Oklahoma City University claimed the 2016 NAIA men's golf national championship with a decisive eight stroke lead over the rest of the field Friday. The win marks the Stars' 10th national title in program history and first since 2013. Oklahoma City was led by Matthew Cheung, who took home all-tournament honors behind a runner-up finish at TPC Deere Run. Oklahoma City's Anthony Marchesani and Rupert Kaminski were also named to the all-tournament team. UCO junior named All-American Central Oklahoma junior Jon Kamies was tabbed as a first-team All-American by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

  • Big 12 baseball notebook: OU's Dylan Grove looks to Buddy Hield for inspiratio

    Big 12 baseball notebook: OU\'s Dylan Grove...

    By John Helsley and Ryan Aber | Updated: 5 hr ago

    When Oklahoma traveled to Lubbock in late March for the Big 12 opener, freshman Dylan Grove wasn't even on the Sooners' travel roster. Friday, he pitched seven innings to help Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 17-4 and keep its season alive in the Big 12 Tournament. “I feel like I've just matured and grown into the role,” Grove said. “I got my opportunity as a starter and that's kind of what I was through high school and worked my way through the bullpen just trying to get to that position. “Once I got to that position, I kind of ran with it.” Grove said a quote from Oklahoma basketball star Buddy Hield, hanging up on the pitcher's bulletin board helped motivate him. “My freshman year, I wanted to start.

  • Sooners keep season alive with win over Texas Tech

    Sooners keep season alive with win over Texas Tech

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Early in the Big 12 Tournament, the baseball looked like it was about the size of a pea to Oklahoma's hitters. Two days later, it's looking like the size of a beach ball. The Sooners pounded out 17 hits in an 17-4 seven-inning win over Texas Tech on Friday to stay alive in the tournament. Now, Oklahoma must beat West Virginia twice to extend its season. The Sooners (30-26-1) will play the Mountaineers at 9 a.m. Saturday needing two wins to advance to the championship game. After being held to just two hits against West Virginia in the tournament opener, Oklahoma has combined for 30 hits in its two wins since. “Everyone's just seeing the ball well,” Alex Wise said. “A lot better than we did at

  • Mets spoil Urias' debut

    By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Curtis Granderson homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Chase Utley, who was booed all night in his return to Citi Field, hit a tying three-run double off Jeurys Familia with two outs in a four-run ninth inning for the Dodgers. Granderson hooked a home run over the wall in right field on the second pitch from Pedro Baez (0-1). New York took a 3-0 lead in the first against Julio Urias and chased the 19-year-old after 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut. Urias, who was 4-1 with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, left after throwing 81 pitches to 17 batters, just 42 of them strikes, and he allowed five hits and

  • Julio Urias and the Dodgers pitching company he keeps

    FROM WIRE REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    YOUNG DODGER PHENOMS Here's the youngest Dodgers left-handed pitchers to debut the last 75 years: Season Pitcher Years-Days 1955 Sandy Koufax 19-176 2016 Julio Urías 19-289 1980 Fernando Valenzuela 19-319 2008 Clayton Kershaw 20-67 SOURCE: espn.

  • Oklahoma Softball Super Regional: Sooners coach Patty Gasso celebrates 54th birthday with WCWS berth

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The Sooners’ 7-6 victory marked Gasso’s 1,080th career win since taking over the program in 1995, and now, the Sooners are headed to their 10th Women’s College World Series in program history.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys eliminated from Big 12 Tournament as bullpen falters again in loss to Texas

    Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys eliminated...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The Cowboys blew a late lead for the second straight night at the Big 12 Tournament, with Texas rallying with a nine-run eighth inning for a 12-8 win in an elimination game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Oklahoma wheat harvest begins

    Oklahoma wheat harvest begins

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    When it comes to Oklahoma's wheat crop this year, rain's been a good thing — until now. Now, farmers need drying conditions so they can get the crop out of their fields.

  • Public defender asks Oklahoma County judge to address jail overcrowding

    Public defender asks Oklahoma County judge to...

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The routine triple-celling and the quadruple-celling "has created overcrowded conditions in ... jail cells not large enough to accommodate two, let alone three or four, inmates under state law," Okahoma County Public Defender Bob Ravitz wrote in a notice. "Such confinement is unlawful and unconstitutional."

  • What We're Talking About

    What We\'re Talking About

    AP | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    CELLPHONE TUMORS: National Institutes of Health expert reviewers are finding flaws in the agency's new study that connects heavy cellphone radiation to a slight increase in brain tumors in male rats.  ZIKA-CALL TO POSTPONE: A group of public health experts have urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.  HURRICANE FORECAST: U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years.  AUTISTIC CHILD RESTRAINED: Kentucky schools to pay $1.75M after autistic teen's legs broken.  SPACE STATION: NASA will try again Saturday to inflate the

  • LIVESTOCK

    Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    LIVESTOCK Friday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Combined Weekly Auction Summary Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report and Cow and Bull Report for week of May 23 through Thursday. Receipts: 33,013; Last week 35,809; Last year 11,529 Compared to last week: Combined weighted average report for Oklahoma auctions. Seven auctions reported this week: Apache, El Reno, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ada and Woodward. Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly $5-$10 lower. Sales toward the end of the week improved as cattle futures rose. Supplies of new crop calves has increased and bringing big discounts compared to their weaned counterparts.




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