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Oklahoma scene: Barons open home schedule Oct. 19 against San Antonio in Cox Center

The defending division champions start the regular season with two consecutive road games in Cleveland.
From Staff Reports Published: August 17, 2012

Swindell, the son of legendary sprint car driver Sammy Swindell, continued to make a name for himself in Salina, Kan. He became the 18th different feature winner on the ASCS national tour this season, holding off a late challenge from current points leader Jason Johnson of Eunice, La. Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson finished fifth in the feature; he and several Oklahoma-based drivers are scheduled to race Saturday night in Lawton.

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The Oklahoma State and Oklahoma soccer teams opened the regular season Friday night with home victories.

No. 5-ranked OSU tripped Missouri-Kansas City 1-0 with a goal in the 74th minute. Oklahoma came back to beat Nebraska 2-1, getting two goals from Renae Cuellar. She scored the winner at the 67:29 mark of the second half.


The Oklahoma women's basketball team finished its four-game exhibition tour through Australia unbeaten, including a 70-59 victory over the Sydney Flames. Portia Durrett had 13 of her team-high 14 points in the second half for OU, which beat another team from the Australian Women's National Basketball League. The Sooners also whipped the defending WNBL champion Dandenong Rangers 89-60 during the tour.