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  • BC-BBN--Rockies-Cubs,Extra InningsAdvisory

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    EDS: The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs were tied 3-3 after 15 innings.

  • Liriano fans 11 in Pirates' 3-1 win

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013. With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldn't be better. Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and Pittsburgh beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night. "I was just trying to hit my spots, make some good pitches," said Liriano, who last won consecutive starts nearly a year ago. "My last start and tonight, everything's getting better pitching-wise and I'm getting ahead with the fastball.

  • Gyorko, Ross lead Padres to 3-1 win vs Cardinals

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Tuesday night. Ross, a first-time All-Star, won his third straight start by holding St. Louis to one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven, including fanning the side in his last inning. It was the eighth time Ross (10-10) went six-plus innings and allowed two or fewer runs, the second-longest such streak in the majors. Gyorko returned Monday from a 44-game stay on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis. His run-scoring single to left off Lance Lynn came just as it seemed the Padres would strand two runners.

  • Ivanovic, Venus are first round winners

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook. Venus Williams continues to work toward another possible Grand Slam title. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday. The former world No. 1 lost to Lisicki in three sets in their previous meeting at Wimbledon. "My mentality has changed," Ivanovic said. "Sometimes just a few points make a difference and it helps to be positive in a tight situation. I did that today in the tiebreak." She also hired Dejan Petrovic and was playing her first tournament with him. "It was a lot of things on and off the court," Ivanovic said of her split with Nemanja Kont

  • Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. Mladenovic rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Wimbledon semifinalist. She will face American qualifier Taylor Townsend in the second round. On the men's side, Americans Jack Sock, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson each advanced with straight-set victories. Other first-round winners included Dominican Republic's Victor Estrella Burgos and Dudi Sela of Israel. Seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa and No. 11 seed Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan reached the third round with straight-set victories.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Community briefs

  • Oklahoma football: Hello, Houston

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Houston Chronicle reports that an OU-University of Houston game is being finalized to kick off the 2016 season at NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium).  And if the Sooners indeed play in Houston, only one question arises. What took the Sooners so long? Houston is a big city for the university, both for football recruits […]

  • Fans run on field in Real Madrid-AS Roma match

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Approximately 20 fans ran on the field in the 87th minute of AS Roma's 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday night, disrupting play in the International Champions Cup match. The group of mostly young men appeared to overwhelm the security officials working the game. One man waived a Palestinian flag as he ran across the field. Players and officials waited patiently as the visitors were rounded up and removed from the scene. Some of the players stretched while others just stood with their hands on their hips as the fans ran by looking for some sort of acknowledgement. Francesco Totti scored the only goal on a cross from Alessandro Florenzi from the right side in the 58th minute.

  • Nationals blanked by Alvarez, Marlins

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Even though Washington Nationals were on the wrong end of the result, it was a positive outing for Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg pitched well Tuesday night in the Nationals' 3-0 loss to Miami, the Marlins' sixth straight win. Strasburg (7-9) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. He gave up four runs in each of his last two starts. "I just tried to keep the ball down and less contact and really move it in and out," Strasburg said. The Marlins got to Strasburg in the sixth when Giancarlo Stanton drove in his first of two runs in the game. "That might be the best that I've seen him pitch," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He had a really good fastball going.

  • Alvarez, Marlins beat Nats for 6th straight win

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have gotten contributions from a number of players during their recent surge. On Tuesday night, their two All-Stars led them. Henderson Alvarez pitched seven scoreless innings, Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and the surging Marlins beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-0 for their sixth straight win. Christian Yelich also drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won nine of their last 10. "Guys are excited, there's a lot of confidence," manager Mike Redmond said. Steve Cishek loaded the bases in the ninth before striking out Anthony Rendon to record his 27th save in 30 chances. At 53-53, the Marlins have climbed back to the .500 mark for the first time si

  • Brad Peacock, RedHawks stop Round Rock

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Brad Peacock picked up the win in his first Triple-A start since being sent down by the Houston Astros, and the Oklahoma City RedHawks beat Round Rock 7-3 in Round Rock, Texas, on Tuesday night. Peacock (1-0) allowed seven hits and three runs in 52/3 innings. He struck out five in the opener of a four-game series. Three RedHawks relievers combined to shut out the Express the rest of the way. Domingo Santana went 4 for 4 with two RBIs to pace the OKC offense. Matt Duffy also drove in two runs. Express starter Justin Germano (4-11) took the loss, allowing 11 hits and four runs in 61/3 innings. Brent Lillibridge hit a two-run homer for the Express. The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Right-hander Asher

  • Man U defeats Inter on penalties after 0-0 draw

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Louis Van Gaal said Manchester United's performance in Tuesday night's scoreless draw against Inter Milan was better than each of his team's previous preseason games. It was a revealing comment when it comes to the coach's priorities. Darren Fletcher converted the decisive fifth penalty opportunity in Manchester United's victory over Inter Milan in the second game for both teams in the International Champions Cup. United outscored its opponents 10-2 in its previous two matches, but Van Gaal took more pleasure in allowing Inter only one shot on goal. "I'm very pleased," said Van Gaal, who takes over United after it finished an embarrassing seventh last season in the Premier League.

  • Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against Atlanta. The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation for Scully, who stood and waved to fans from his booth, where he hugged his wife, Sandi. A decision about Scully's future has become an annual rite of passage in recent years as he evaluates his health and his family's wishes in considering whether he wants to

  • Brewers' Garza shines in 5-1 loss to Rays

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers wasted a strong start by Matt Garza. Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Brewers. Garza, who pitched for the Rays for three seasons, gave up five hits and two walks in seven innings, striking out two. The game was tied at 1 when he departed. "Cobb was really good," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Split-finger was outstanding. He was tough to hit. Garza, I thought did a great job. He matched him, and that's all you can ask." Cobb (7-6) gave up three hits and two walks in winning his third straight start. The right-hander is 5-0 in his last six starts.

  • Cobb strikes out 12, Rays win 5-1

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cobb pitched, Ben Zobrist hit and the Tampa Bay Rays won again. Tuesday night's 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers was the Rays' 11th in 12 games and it moved them within one game of .500 (53-54) for the first time since April 23. "This is the team we are," said Zobrist, who drove in the Rays' first two runs with a home run and a double. "We knew that this is the team we could be in spring training. It just took a long time for it to show up. "From here on out, I don't think we're ever going to return to the way we were playing before June 11." Since that date the Rays are 29-12, the best record in the majors over that span.

  • ESPN bringing "College GameDay" to Oklahoma State-Florida State

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    It’s official. ESPN’s “College GameDay” show will be at Oklahoma State’s season opener.   ESPN will broadcast Aug. 29-30 in Sundance Square before OSU and Florida State meet in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, at 7 p.m. Aug. 30.   Sundance Square Plaza is an outdoor plaza in downtown Fort Worth that hosted several ESPN broadcasts when the Final Four and Super Bowl were played in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.   College GameDay usually sets up on the campus of a school where the network is broadcasting a game that week. But the network chose the Fort Worth venue in the hopes of drawing out a variety of college football fans, Lee Fitting, senior coordinating producer for College GameDay, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  

  • All-State volleyball: Edmond duo shares MVP honor

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Edmond North's Rachel Manriquez and Edmond Santa Fe's Kaleo Kanahele both received the post-match honors.

  • Mets shut down by Hamels in 6-0 loss to Phillies

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets starter Dillon Gee was throwing the ball better than in his previous two losses, not that the numbers show it. And not that it mattered the way Cole Hamels was dominating for the Phillies. Hamels pitched eight shutout innings, and Chase Utley hit a grand slam after a tiring Gee loaded the bases in Philadelphia's 6-0 win over New York on Tuesday night. With the Phillies up 2-0 and two outs in the seventh, Gee (4-4) suddenly lost his control. He hit Ben Revere with a man on, then uncorked a wild pitch that put runners at second and third. After Gee walked Jimmy Rollins to load the bases, Josh Edgin came on for the lefty-lefty matchup against Utley.

  • Phillies beat Mets 6-0 behind Hamels, Utley

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cole Hamels needed only one run. Chase Utley's grand slam made sure he had plenty. Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some support from the offense in the Phillies' 6-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night. Hamels (6-5) has won three straight starts for the first time in almost two years, with 27 strikeouts and one walk in those victories. "I'm able to throw everything in any sort of count," he said. "That just puts all the momentum back onto my side." For a while, it looked as though this one might end like his last two, 2-1 wins over the Braves and Giants. But with the Phillies up 2-0 and two outs in the seventh, Mets starter Dillon Gee (4-4) suddenly lost his control.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant on free agency: 'I'm going to do what's best for me'

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    In his most extensive public comments about his highly-anticipated free agency, Kevin Durant addressed rampant speculation that he will soon leave Oklahoma City for his native Washington. While insisting he’s focused on the present, Durant also refused to rule out anything in the future.