• MLB Notebook

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Four Royals to start All-Star Game Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park. The voting results were announced Sunday. AL champion Kansas City will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar. Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously. “Winning brings attention, and that’s what we’ve been

  • Man remembers wife’s life by maintaining sobriety

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOISE CITY — For most of his life, pills and booze were Bruce Carlton’s answer. Two failed marriages, a broken relationship with his daughter and failed business ventures wore him down. Anytime Carlton found success, he would run from it, believing he wasn’t good enough. Over and over, his father’s words would remind him — “You’re worthless.” But then came Lana. Lana Pelt Carlton, a 46-year-old dental hygienist and mother of three, was so proud of her husband’s recovery. It was one of the last things she said. “He needs to keep going,” Lana Carlton said to a nurse as she lay dying in her crushed car. "He’s almost there. He’s doing great. August.

  • Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team's first World Cup championship since 1999. A sellout crowd of 53,341 that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd's hat trick, the first in a Women's World Cup final. "It's been a long journey, my career. I've had a lot of people believe in me, in my corner, from day one," said the midfielder, who turns 33 on July 16. "I've dedicated my whole life to thi

  • Rain delays Gordon's final race at Daytona

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 7 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards commemorating Gordon's milestones at Daytona, dating to his victory in a Daytona 500 qualifying race in 1993. By the time he was introduced in front of the grandstands near Turn 1, many of those cards were soggy from the rain. That didn't dampen the enthusiasm of some fans as Gordon walked on stage without an umbrella. They cheered while waving the commemorative cards.

  • Mustang’s Garrett found peaceful end to wild recruitment

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 7 hr ago

    MUSTANG — Recruiting was an ever-changing process for Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett. One school would be showing strong interest, but then it would cool down. As that would happen, another school’s pursuit would heat up. Programs from all parts of the country were calling. Air Force and Wyoming. Kentucky and West Virginia. Notre Dame, Northwestern, Kansas State and Missouri. All of them, and others, wanted Garrett to come to their camp, or to their junior day. They all wanted to get him on their campus and in their coach’s office. Garrett, rated No. 21 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2016 class, is the oldest of five children from a family that works hard for what they have.

  • OkC Dodgers notebook

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Omaha pounds Dodgers pitching for second straight night Omaha changed its original lineup twice before Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, but it ultimately didn’t matter who was in the lineup. The Storm Chasers pounded Oklahoma City pitching for the second straight night, this time for 16 hits in an 8-2 win at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Omaha has 28 hits in two games and is now nine games behind the Dodgers in the American Northern Division. “Bottom line is the last two nights we didn’t show up to play and get ready for a good team behind us trying to catch us,” Dodgers manager Damon Berryhill said. “We need to wake up a little bit and get after it.

  • All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

    By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    LONDON — What should prove to be a fascinating second week of Wimbledon will begin, well before most on the West Coast of the U.S. arise for the day, with the biggest fascination. That would be Venus versus Serena — the Williams sisters, far from their roots in Compton in their rise to a collective 27 major titles. They face off across the tennis net for the 26th time. Serena leads, 14-11. Early risers (match start scheduled for 8 a.m. Eastern time) may catch some of it with the expectation that top-seeded Serena, a little more than a year younger than her sister at 33 and statistically more accomplished, will handle the 16th-seeded Venus. At stake is a fourth straight Grand Slam title for Serena (as well as a

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Carl Crawford eats words regarding his football recruitment by Oklahoma

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Carl Crawford still wonders what it would have been like to play college football, and now that he’s in Oklahoma City he can look south to Norman and reminisce about his college recruitment by Oklahoma. A two-sport star at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Crawford was recruited by the Sooners entering his senior year in 1999, only to choose to sign with Nebraska. He was then selected in the second round by Tampa Bay that summer and signed to play baseball. He’s now a four-time All-Star and also a Gold Glove winner who is in the fifth year of a seven-year contract worth $142 million. But football still sits in the back of his mind. “Just for bragging rights,” Crawford said.

  • New Oklahoma law caps damages awarded to hurt worker

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Jurors on June 16 determined James Todd Beason, of Yukon, should be awarded $14 million in his lawsuit against I.E. Miller Services, Inc., a Texas-based company. But what the jurors didn't know was since they determined the defendant's faults were not grossly negligent or intentional, the non-economic damages had to be capped at $350,000.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Bus station lawsuit costs add up Oklahoma City has been billed for $35,680.71 for the outside lawyers who are representing the Board of Adjustment in Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid’s lawsuit over historic Union Bus Station. Shadid has asked a judge to order a new review of a developer’s request to demolish the downtown “streamline moderne” structure, dating from the early 1940s. Plans are to clear away the bus station and eight other buildings in the city’s former Main Street commercial district to construct a new office tower and parking. The city council agreed to hire the McAfee & Taft law firm to represent the five-member Board of Adjustment, which denied Shadid’s appeal of a decision to

  • Social Security check delivery follows birthday-based pattern

    By Jim Miller For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I plan to apply for my Social Security benefits in September. When can I expect my first check? And, is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment? — Almost Eligible DEAR ALMOST: Generally, Social Security retirement benefits (as well as disability and survivor benefits) are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you apply for your Social Security benefits in September, you will receive your September benefits in October. The day of the month you receive your benefit payment, however, will depend on either your birthdate, or the birthdate of the person whose work record you’re receiving benefits on.

  • Oklahoma man remembers wife’s life by maintaining sobriety

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    In August, Bruce Carlton, 56, a physician assistant working in Boise City, will have a chance to end his probation with the state Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

  • Dave Says: Don’t cut retirement saving for luxuries

    BY DAVE RAMSEY For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Dave Ramsey: Once you’ve paid off all of your debts, except for your home, and built an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses, you reach a point where you can breathe a little bit.

  • Oklahoma City judge tosses Zacarias Moussaoui's lawsuit

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-Lagrange dismissed the admitted al-Qaida terrorist's lawsuit last week because Zacarias Moussaoui never paid a $400 filing fee and never asked to have the fee waived like most prison inmates do.

  • New Oklahoma law seeks to keep guns away from dangerous mentally ill

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    A new Oklahoma law that went into effect Wednesday now requires courts to submit to the FBI the records of those who have been found mentally incompetent or involuntarily committed to prevent them from buying guns or receiving a handgun license.

  • OK courts information website will remain available, for now

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The free website — oscn.com — provides details about Oklahoma civil, criminal, probate, small claims and divorce cases at 18 courthouses, as well as appeals at the state Capitol.

  • Nation news briefs

    AP | Updated: 7 hr ago

    ACCIDENT NORTH CAROLINA | EMERALD ISLE — Authorities say the nails holding the floor of a deck gave way, causing a family posing for a picture to fall about 10 feet at a North Carolina beachfront rental home. Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush said at a news release Sunday that the deck was likely built to code when the house was constructed in 1986, but the nails had deteriorated in the harsh conditions along the ocean. Rush says 24 people were injured in the Saturday night collapse, and five of them remain in the hospital. He says the ages of those injured ranged from 5 to 94. The town manager says the family at the rental home was from northern Virginia.

  • Tulsa genealogy library moves to Broken Arrow

    BY SHARON BURNS For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The Tulsa Genealogical Society Research Library has transferred its library holdings to Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow campus, 3100 S New Orleans, Broken Arrow. The new facility includes computers for online research and Wi-Fi for individuals who bring their personal laptops or tablets. It also offers a computer lab, which will be available for society classes and workshops. Tulsa Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month from September to May. Meetings and other events will be at the society’s location in Briar Village Shopping Center, 9136 E 31, in Tulsa. The society researcher is also available for research requests. For more information, visit the society website at

  • Google takes Oklahoma museums to new frontiers

    Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Behind glass at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the individual glass beads forming the pretty pattern on a Lakota woman’s dress are minuscule, visible only as tiny, shiny bumps. But thanks to the Google Art Project, the texture of those carefully arranged seed beads can be clearly discerned from thousands of miles away. “To zoom in and see the level of craftsmanship and detail … it’s just amazing to me,” said John Spencer, the museum’s director of media and content production. “You can explore the West just from your desktop. It’s really neat.” Launched in 2011, the Art Project has since become part of the larger three-pronged Google Cultural Institute.

  • Waiting to eat causes awkward feelings

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMANAND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    QUESTION: I just love reading your 20-40-60 column every week! Sometimes I’ll just read through old ones too. I actually have been wondering about waiting to eat and found an answer from you in 2010, but my question is kind of a twist on that. I consider myself a bit of a stickler for etiquette, but know that I am not immune to mistakes. I am finding myself to be increasingly bothered by people not waiting until everyone is served or the host is sitting to begin eating. But, I also feel like I am the one who is making others at the table feel awkward because I will sit and wait, and usually others will start eating to make the first person to eat not feel bad for being so rude or not knowing better.




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