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  • Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes. Instead, he just added to them. Madison Bumgarner allowed all five runs in the first two innings as the Giants lost their fifth straight game, 5-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. "Just having trouble making pitches," Bumgarner said. "I didn't feel like I was so far off but was just missing enough each time, and then putting us behind in the count a lot." Four players drove in a run off Bumgarner (12-8) in the first, and Josh Harrison hit his seventh homer in the second to provide

  • Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career. Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling Giants on Monday night. "Just glad I gave them something fun to watch," said Worley, who didn't grow up a Giants fan but heard "a lot of lip" from friends after coming up in the Phillies organization. Worley sure seems to bring his best against San Francisco. Worley (4-1) struck out three and walked one in an efficient 100-pitch outing.

  • Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — After nine seasons in Japan and three years in the minor leagues, Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada finally picked up that elusive first major league victory. Wada (1-1) left little doubt to Monday night's outcome, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. "I'm so happy for him," catcher John Baker said about Wada's first win. "It's great, when you're having a tough season like we're having, to have little victories like that." In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through the Colorado lineup, allowing one run and five hits. It was a far cry from his last outing, when he lasted just four innings and gave up five runs in a loss to San Diego.

  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. It was only later, when she was able to clear her head, that she realized the seriousness of her situation. "It was interesting and I was scared after," Williams said. "I didn't realize how I felt until later. In the moment I didn't realize how sick I was. It's weird but that's the fight in me. I never know when to say when." She would have continued had not Venus insisted she get off the court.

  • Road woes continue for Rockies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies struggles away from Coors Field continued. Just don't blame rookie starter Yohan Flande, who took the loss in Colorado's 4-1 defeat to the Chicago Cubs on Monday. "Flande put us in position to win that game and we just couldn't put together a big inning," said Rockies manager Walt Weiss, whose team fell to 16-34 on the road this season. Flande (0-3) gave up just two runs and struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings, but wasn't quite up to the level of Chicago's Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1). Each pitcher entered seeking his first major league win. In his third career start, Wada allowed one run and five hits. It was a far cry from his last outing, when he lasted four innings and gave up five r

  • Film of oil on open salt water tank kills birds, Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Several dead birds found in uncovered salt water tank in northwest Oklahoma.

  • City leader positive about Mustang's future

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Assistant City Manager Justin Battles thinks Mustang’s rapid growth will continue.

  • Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Landon Donovan scored one goal and set up the other two as Los Angeles won 3-0 at MLS Eastern Conference leader Seattle on Monday. Donovan set up Gyasi Zardes' eighth-minute opener, then scored off a rebound 10 minutes later. The former U.S. international, who was contentiously overlooked for the World Cup, also played a role in Stefan Ishizaki's goal in the 36th minute. The three early goals threatened to produce a worst-ever home defeat for the Sounders, but they managed to avoid matching the record home loss of 4-0, also against the Galaxy, in 2010.

  • Tiafoe falls in ATP debut

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow Americans Robby Ginepri and Donald Young won their opening-round matches at the Citi Open on Monday. Russia's Evgeny Donskoy defeated Tiafoe, the world's seventh-ranked junior player and a D.C.-area native, 6-4, 6-4. Top-seeded Tomas Berdych will face Ginepri, who advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-4, 6-2. Young beat Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. American Shelby Rogers upset No. 3 seed Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the WTA draw. No. 7 Madison Keys lost in straight sets while Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, the sixth seed, won 6-3, 6-2 over Slovenia's Polona Hercog

  • Reds lose to Dbacks 2-1 in 15, fall below .500

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifteen innings. Six hits. One run. No matter how long the game goes, Cincinnati's offense can't do much of anything. Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Monday night, extending Cincinnati's miserable return from the All-Star break. Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All-Star break, a slump that has dropped them below .500 for the first time since June 21. The offense has been the problem, scoring only 17 runs in those 10 games, by far the fewest in the majors. "There's not a whole lot to say," catcher Devin Mesoraco said. "Everybody's trying. They're giving good

  • Ahmed sends Dbacks over Reds 2-1 in 15 innings

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — As the game went one with no hint that either team was capable of scoring, Arizona catcher Miguel Montero became philosophical. "I knew eventually it was going to go one way or the other," he said. Whenever it goes really long, the Diamondbacks always win. Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when the innings pile up. Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings. "You get into a game like this, everybody is trying to end it," manager Kirk Gibson said. "You tell yourself not to do it, but that's the reality of it." Ahmed's single off J.J.

  • Soriano blows save as Nats lose to Marlins 7-6

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano went from milestone to meltdown. One day after notching his 200th career save, Soriano blew one Monday night, giving up four runs in the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins rallied to beat Washington 7-6. Jeff Baker's two-out game-winning single capped the comeback by the Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games after trailing 6-0 with two out in the seventh. Soriano (2-1) took the mound to start the ninth with a 6-3 lead and blew a save for the fourth time this season. "Bad day for me," he said. "I feel fine, but every pitch that I threw, I had no command. Everything that I tried to throw didn't work.

  • Oklahoma football: Destroying the 'wrong place at the wrong time' myth

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 3 hr ago

    JOE MIXON — Wrong place at the wrong time doesn’t always mean unlucky. Sometimes it means you placed yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. What can coaches and teammates do to get through to young players that being out late and around alcohol is a sure way to find trouble?

  • Marlins score 4 in 9th to beat Nationals 7-6

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins mounted an improbable rally Monday against first-place Washington, and they're thinking they can come from behind in the NL East standings, too. Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run ninth inning for the Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Nationals 7-6. Miami won after trailing 6-0 with two out in the seventh. Washington's Rafael Soriano (2-1), who earned his 200th career save Sunday, took the mound in the ninth with a 6-3 lead and blew a save for the fourth time this season. The Marlins were coming off best seven-game trip in franchise history, a six-victory swing that put them back into the playoff picture. They now trail Washington

  • Lohse, Brewers fall to Rays 2-1

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Everything that went wrong for Kyle Lohse on Monday night happened in the sixth inning, and that was enough to get him beaten. The Tampa Bay Rays put together two walks and a couple of scratch hits in the decisive inning to beat Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the opener of a three-game interleague series. "It was frustrating," said Lohse, who sailed through the first five innings. "I thought I made some good pitches. It was a tough one." After a walk to Evan Longoria loaded the bases on a pitch Lohse thought was a strike, James Loney popped a single into right-center to drove in both of Tampa Bay's runs. "For the most part I was making pitches and doing the things we set out t

  • Burnett struggles, Mets crush Phillies 7-1

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets were smacking doubles off A.J. Burnett. The Phillies mostly managed singles off Bartolo Colon. Philadelphia lost 7-1 on Monday night despite outhitting New York 13-9. The Phillies left 12 men on base. Burnett (6-10), like Colon a veteran who could attract suitors before Thursday's trade deadline, was coming off a stellar outing. But after throwing 131 pitches Wednesday, one shy of his career high, Burnett got off to a shaky start this time. Curtis Granderson walked to open the bottom of the first, and Daniel Murphy drove him in with a double. Lucas Duda had an RBI single and Juan Lagares a two-run double later in the inning. Burnett settled down, retiring 11 of the next 13 batters with f

  • BC-BBN--Diamondbacks-Reds,Extra Inning,ADVISORY

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Editors: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds are tied 1-1 after 14 innings.

  • Travis d'Arnaud homers, Mets crush Phillies 7-1

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon let the trade talk get to him — a dozen years ago, when he was dealt from the Indians to the Expos. Baseball is now long gone in Montreal, but the 41-year-old pitcher is still going strong — and certainly won't get distracted by any rumors. Travis d'Arnaud went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer, Colon made his second straight strong start, and the Mets crushed the Phillies 7-1 on Monday night. "That's when I really noticed this is a business," Colon said of the 2002 trade. "Really after that I quit paying attention." D'Arnaud hit one of three Mets doubles as they took a 4-0 lead in the first. Then the catcher's seventh home run of the season broke the game open in the fifth.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Oklahoma City drops finale to Nashville

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City lost three of four games at Nashville. The RedHawks open a four-game set at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday in Round Rock.

  • Odorizzi goes 7 strong, Rays beat Brewers 2-1

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi helped the Tampa Bay Rays get a bounceback win. Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and the Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Monday night. Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft. The Rays had won nine in a row before a 3-2 loss Sunday to Boston. The winning streak was the second longest in team history. "Our guys have a good vibe right now," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases-loaded single off Kyle Lohse (11-5), who gave up two runs and four hits over six innin