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Oklahoma scene: Retired NBA stars to host free basketball clinic in Moore

The National Basketball Retired Players Association will donate $5,000 to tornado relief.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 7, 2013

The National Basketball Retired Players Association — made up of former NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotters — will host a free youth clinic for tornado victims ages sixth-grade and under. The clinic is scheduled 4 p.m. Thursday at Moore High School. Former NBA All-Stars Otis Birdsong and Michael Ray Richardson and Tulsa head coach Danny Manning will conduct the clinic. The NBRPA will make a $5,000 donation to tornado relief.


Catcher Jessica Shults, who helped Oklahoma win the NCAA softball championship this week, signed a two-year contract to play professionally with the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch League. Shults was a second-round draft pick of the Pride, which begins the season Sunday against the New York Comets. Shults finished as the Big 12's career leader in home runs (61).


Former Southern Nazarene University standout Jackie Acevedo scored an insurance goal in the 75th minute Friday, helping the Houston Aces beat the Oklahoma City FC 2-0 in Women's Premier Soccer League play at Stars Field. Acevedo, who played for Oklahoma City last season, took a cross from Dallas Carter and scored. Kristine Rhode scored the Aces' first goal, in the 31st minute, off a rebound.

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OKC (0-1) will play the Houston Select at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stars Field, which is located on the Oklahoma City University campus.


The Eastern Golf Club will hold clinics each Saturday through Aug. 31 to kids ages 7 to 17 at the James Stewart Golf Course, 824 Douglas Drive. The free lessons will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to putt, chip and drive the ball. For more information, call program director David Long at (405) 816-4953.


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