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  • BC-BBN--Giants-Phillies Rain Delay Advisory

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    EDS: The game between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies is being delayed at the start by rain.

  • Nats' late rally falls short in 6-4 to Rockies

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Early on, Stephen Strasburg didn't have his best stuff and yet the powerful right-hander tried to bear down to keep his team close. Almost paid off, too. The Washington Nationals loaded the bases in the ninth before falling 6-4 to Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Strasburg (7-8) settled in after a shaky start, giving up four runs — three of which were in the first — and nine hits over 5 1-3 innings. "Giving up three runs early, I could've easily shut it down," Strasburg said. "I didn't want to do that. I wanted to keep it as close as possible. Give the guys a chance to come back — anything can happen here." And almost did.

  • Colon overpowers Seattle in New York's 3-2 win

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do after his attempt to toss the first perfect game in New York Mets history was thwarted. Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon, before giving up a two-out single to Robinson Cano in the seventh inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Mariners. Colon left a 2-2 fastball elevated on the outer half of the plate and Cano served the pitch into left field, dropping it well in front of Eric Young Jr. "You're a little disappointed when they get a hit, but that's what they're trying to do," Colon said through an interpreter. "They're trying to get a hit and break up the no-hitter

  • Diamondbacks lose 11-5 to Tigers

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks rallied after a shaky start. They couldn't finish it off, unable to add on runs or stop one of baseball's best hitters when they needed to. Cahill labored in his second start since returning to the rotation and Miguel Cabrera hit a hope-ending three-run homer in the eighth inning, sending the Diamondbacks to an 11-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. "We have been great about that, no question about it," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of coming back. "They felt us coming and we had a good attitude and put up some good at-bats." Detroit had more productive ones. Austin Jackson had the first one, a three-run double in the fourth inning as the Tigers roughe

  • High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling during his junior season at both positions for Douglass. He caught five touchdown passes and also rushed for one, while totaling 49 tackles and two interceptions to lead the Trojans to the Class 4A semifinals. Doddles becomes the latest Oklahoma standout to commit to a Division I university after Broken Arrow’s Markale Moses verbally committed to Army earlier this week. Verbal commitments are

  • Rockies snap 7-game skid, beat Nationals 6-4

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies tried a little bit of everything to break out of their funk. They wore their socks high and even engaged in a pregame staring contest. Turns out, the best cure for their slump was simply the left arm of Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen held off Washington's late rally, helping the Rockies snap a seven-game skid with a 6-4 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. LaTroy Hawkins got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth to protect De La Rosa's fine effort. De La Rosa (11-6) was one strikeout away from matching his career high set in 2009. He kept the Nationals guessing by effecti

  • Tigers wear down Diamondbacks 11-5

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Tigers raced out to a seven-run lead, thanks to a big hit by Austin Jackson. They needed another one after Arizona rallied. Of course Miguel Cabrera came through. Jackson hit a three-run double fourth inning and Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the eighth after Arizona cut the lead to two, helping the Tigers wear out the Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field on Wednesday. "Jackson's hit was the big hit at the time because we hadn't done that in a while," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Of course, Miggy's home run opens up the game for us, gives us a little breathing room." Detroit appeared to be cruising after roughing up Trevor Cahill (1-7) for seven runs in four inni

  • Oklahoma St preparing early for Winston

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer has spent considerable time this summer trying to find flaws in Jameis Winston's game. He's still searching. Oklahoma State opens the season against last year's Heisman Trophy winner and defending national champion Florida State on Aug. 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Though practice doesn't start until Aug. 1, Spencer already is stressed about dealing with Winston. "That's no fun when you look at a ton of film all summer and you're not getting any answers," Spencer said Wednesday. As a freshman last season, Winston passed for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns, with just 10 interceptions.

  • NCAA infractions chair responds to 'cheating pays'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the NCAA's infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program "broken." Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky, chair of the Committee on Infractions, on Wednesday listed reforms and restructuring in the enforcement system and expansion of the committee as possible reasons. He also noted the NCAA enforcement director changed in the aftermath of two investigators and two key leaders leaving in less than a year after an internal investigation uncovered problems with the NCAA's investigation of the University of Miami.

  • Norman North's Haley Woodard commits to Oklahoma State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Norman North multi-sport star Haley Woodard has chosen what field she will pursue in college. Woodard verbally committed to play soccer for Oklahoma State, she announced on her Twitter page. “never thought I’d like orange.. but excited to say I have officially committed to play soccer at OSU!,” she tweeted. Woodard was instrumental in leading […]

  • Plans for national soccer training center unveiled

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City announced plans to build a $75 million National Training and Coaching Development Center. Sporting chief executive Robb Heineman joined Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Wyandotte County officials Wednesday to announce plans for the 190-acre soccer village about 10 minutes from Sporting Kansas City's home stadium. Center supporters say they hope the complex will serve as the future home of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Plans call for 16 fields, including one climate-controlled indoor field, 11 outdoor grass fields and four outdoor synthetic fields. The center is expected to be completed in 2016.

  • Slumping Reds swept by Brewers

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — After another tough loss for the Reds, Cincinnati manager Bryan Price still believes in his team. Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers sweep the three-game series from the Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their a season-worst sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. "Anybody that watches our six games on this road trip would understand that we're not playing as we were leading into the break," Price said. "We're not scoring a lot of runs. We're not getting terribly efficient starting pitching. We know that we're a better club than we've represented here in the last six games.

  • Troops entertain Junior, Rahal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track. They saw the real thing Wednesday visiting Indiana National Guard troops at Camp Atterbury. They got an up-close look at some of the weapons and explosives used and they honored soldiers who recently committed to the National Guard and others who served in Afghanistan. The two drivers are sponsored by the National Guard, and they loved every moment. "Oh yeah, they're entertaining us," Rahal said after setting off an explosive so big that mud and clay landed nearly 300 yards from the detonation site. "We're not entertaining them. They're the experts, we're learning from them. It's very cool, very

  • Monaco beats 3rd seed Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday. Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve. Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight career titles on outdoor clay courts. He plays Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil, a two-time Gstaad champion, in the quarterfinals. Bellucci won 6-4, 6-4 against fellow left-hander Federico Delbonis, the fifth-seeded Argentine. Second-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain reached the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Switzerland's Yann Marti.

  • OKC RedHawks: Astros fan lends a helping hand to Tony DeFrancesco

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A chance meeting at a gym turned into a friendship that helped the RedHawks’ manager fight through his cancer treatment in Houston.

  • Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy makes the right call

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    OSU coach chooses to watch his son play baseball rather than go through the ESPN ‘car wash.’ And that’s where he should be.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a visit to Norman. Mann is the Sooners’ ninth commitment overall, the third on the defensive line and the sixth from Texas.

  • Kevin Durant asks for your basketball videos in Summer is Serious 2

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Kevin Durant could draft you to his squad. Or how about James Harden or Skylar Diggins? If your moves are good enough, you could participate in the "World's Biggest Pickup Game" in Barcelona this summer in the second edition of Nike's Summer is Serious tournament. Step 1. Film yourself Step 2. Put it online Step 3. Hashtag your video #summerisserious And Nike will find it. Here's the link:

  • Tuning in: Thursday, July 24

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    THURSDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Akron at Reading, CBSS (Cox 249) 7 p.m., Round Rock at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Texas at N.Y. Yankees, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, San Francisco at Philadelphia, MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m., Miami at Atlanta, MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m., San Diego at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Cleveland at Kansas City, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 9 p.m., Detroit at L.A. Angels, MLBN (Cox 264) GOLF 7 a.m., Russian Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 a.m., LPGA: Inter. Crown, GOLF (Cox 60) 11 a.m., Senior British Open, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 3 p.m., RBC Canadian, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., AC Milan vs. Olympiacos FC,