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  • Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline


    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for...

  • Phillies trade Revere to Blue Jays


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Revere was there to see Troy Tulowitzki make his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays and bat leadoff for the first time in his career. Now, he's probably taking his spot. The Blue Jays have bolstered their offense by acquiring Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies for two...

  • Cardinals get reliever Jonathan Broxton from Brewers


    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, supplementing their bullpen with another veteran. "He has those late-inning experiences, and he's been throwing the ball well," manager Mike Matheny said. "A big arm with experience...

  • Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, option Tepera, cut 2 others


    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves Saturday after a busy week of trade deadline activity. Toronto added right-hander Mark Lowe and outfielder Ben Revere, acquired Friday from Seattle and Philadelphia, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo....

  • Haren dealt by Marlins to Cubs for 2 minor leaguers


    MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Dan Haren has been acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Miami Marlins. As part of Friday's deal, Miami is sending $500,000 to the Cubs to cover part of Haren's $11 million salary. Haren was 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA in a team-best 21 starts for the Marlins this season. The...

  • Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges


    BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate. Human...

  • For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters


    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans. Despite a warning from a state environmental agency that some Olympic venues are unsafe, triathletes and...

  • Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1


    NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart. The new favorite at Citi Field hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to lift New York over the Washington Nationals 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series...

  • Harper ejected again, Nationals lose to Mets 2-1 in 12


    NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals spent much of the night annoyed at plate umpire Jerry Meals. They never really figured out how to handle Matt Harvey or Wilmer Flores, either. The new fan favorite at Citi Field, Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to lift the...

  • Brewers trade veterans, begin build for future


    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers didn't turn the page on the 2015 season. They slammed the book shut. Losers of 8 of 10 and in last place in the NL Central, the Brewers chose to rebuild, unloading veterans before the trade deadline Friday. The first look at the revamped team was no...

  • Breaking down Oklahoma players involved in MLB trade deadline

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline passed Friday afternoon with a flurry of moves, including multiple moves involving players from Oklahoma or players who have played for the Oklahoma City Triple-A franchise. Most notably, former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer was...

  • Cole Hamels to make Rangers debut Saturday

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Rangers have gotten another ace, completing their trade to acquire pitcher Cole Hamels from the Phillies. Hamels will make his Texas debut at home Saturday. Texas acquired Hamels in an eight-player deal announced officially on Friday. The Rangers sent six players to Philadelphia,...

  • Dodgers send Olivera to Braves in three-way trade

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos and Michael Morse in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away. In the deal, the Dodgers are sending away Cuban infielder Hector Olivera - a Cuban infielder...

  • Report: Tigers trade David Price to Blue Jays

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Detroit Tigers have traded left-hander David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt, according to multiple reports. The Blue Jays' acquisition of Price is their second major move in the trade market this week. Toronto traded for...

  • Drake pays homage to Joe Carter, Blue Jays via Meek Mill diss track 'Back to Back'

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    If you haven't heard, rappers Drake (he of "against-the-rules recruiting of Kevin Durant to the Toronto Raptors" fame) and Meek Mill are in a rap beef of sorts (here's a quick explanation of the feud). Somehow, Oklahoma City native/Millwood alum and Toronto Blue Jays legend Joe Carter...

  • Ralph Terry: A hall of famer and a gentleman

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Our series on this year's inductees to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame continued today with Ralph Terry. I had the honor of penning this piece. I say honor because I got the chance to meet the former big-league pitcher earlier this year when the induction class was announced, and he struck...

  • Oklahoma strong: Ralph Terry overcame injury and disappointment several times, and in the process, the big-league pitcher earned a spot among Oklahoma’s best.

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    On Aug. 3, Ralpth Terry will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. He’ll join gold medalists and world champions and legends of sport.

  • Collected Wisdom of former major league baseball pitcher Buddy Groom

    Interviewed by Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Groom pitched for six different teams in his major league career: the Tigers, Marlins, A’s, Orioles, Yankees and Diamondbacks. He had a career record of 31-32 with 27 saves and an ERA of 4.64.

  • Reggie Jackson has heated exchange with autograph seeker

    Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    New York Yankees Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson got into a heated exchange with an autograph seeker Friday night, but vehemently denied Saturday that it turned into a physical altercation.

  • MLB: Stillwater's Matt Holliday returns to Cardinals lineup with grand slam

    BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS) | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    CHICAGO — Although quickly back in the swing of the game after losing six weeks to heal a torn quadriceps, Cardinals outfielder and Stillwater native Matt Holliday has received and understood strict orders not to push at full speed on the bases. For the decisive blow Tuesday he only had...


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