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Out of uniform and not managing, Dusty Baker relishes watching son

Dusty Baker is in the stands for nearly every home game to watch Cal's new infielder with that sweet left-handed swing that...

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Cards pitcher Wainwright onto 60-day DL, catcher Kelly out

Wainwright, a three-time All-Star has been bothered by the elbow most of the season, and is on the DL for second time this year.

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Illini rely on student who geeks out on baseball analytics

Charlie Young, a student at the University of Illinois and a self-described baseball geek, was at the right place at the right...

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MLB Notebook: Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement.

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Boston's Wright returns from domestic violence ban

The 33-year-old right-hander accepted the penalty in March without an appeal.

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OKC Dodgers pitcher Justin DeFratus named PCL Pitcher of Week

Oklahoma City pitcher Justin DeFratus’ pristine complete game Friday earned some hardware. DeFratus was named the Pacific...

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MLB Notebook: Cano breaks hand when hit by pitch

Robinson Cano broke his right hand when hit by a pitch from left-hander Blaine Hardy in the third inning of the Seattle...

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Price may cut back video games, pitches Saturday at Toronto

Price returned to Boston on Tuesday for tests after experiencing numbness in his pitching hand during a bullpen session and was...

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MLB Notebook: Mariners' Paxton pitches no-hitter in Toronto

James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in his home country, shutting down the Blue...

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How MLB Hall of Famer Andre Dawson became a funeral home director

Dawson, who for 21 years was one of the most dynamic players in baseball, winning one MVP in Chicago and finishing runner-up...

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Big Bartolo still having fun, getting batters out for Rangers

No player in the majors is older than Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turns 45 on May 24. And no active pitcher has as...

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Red Sox, Yankees battle for first place

Following their throwback brawl at Fenway Park last month, the teams square off on Yankee Stadium soil for the first time this...

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Olympic champion accused of sexual misconduct

Lopez's suspension Monday comes days after four women filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing USA Taekwondo and the U.S....

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MLB Notebook: Molina has surgery, out 1 month after hit in groin

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, and he's expected to miss at least four weeks...

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In Japan, Ichiro's move starts long 'Sayonara'

Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the...

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Encarnacion, Betts each hit three homers

Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger.

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Strikeouts top hits in month for first time

Strikeouts exceeded hits during a full calendar month for the first time in the sport's nearly century-and-a-half history,...

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MLB Notebook: Twins place Sano on DL with hamstring strain

The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

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The NL Rookie of the Year in 2016 will undergo Tommy John surgery

Seager's loss is a major blow to the Dodgers, who are off to a 12-15 start and trailed Arizona by seven games in the NL West...

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Pirates 3B Kang granted visa, will rejoin club

The 31-year-old Kang last played for the Pirates in 2016.

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Morning Roundup: Dozens of schools kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexually abusing...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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White Sox pitcher remains in hospital after brain hemorrhage

Danny Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team...

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MLB Notebook: Oakland's Manaea tosses no-hitter Saturday night

A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years in Oakland's 3-0 win Saturday night.

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Reds fire manager Bryan Price

Cincinnati fired its fifth-year manager on Thursday because of a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues...

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MLB Notebook: San Juan mayor excited to host series

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz wants it known that San Juan "is open for business," and she wants to see big league games in her city...

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OKC Dodgers: Alex Verdugo delivering in clutch

OKC outfielder Alex Verdugo has seven RBIs this season, all coming on either tying or winning situations late in games.

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OKC Dodgers journal: Dodgers win behind third straight walkogg

Oklahoma City's opening homestand was not short of drama. Plenty of offense and strong pitching. Oh, and four walk-off...

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Keith Jackson memorial held at Rose Bowl

Broadcaster Keith Jackson came up with the Rose Bowl nickname, "The Granddaddy of Them All."

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Patriots Day game postponed due to weather

The series between Baltimore and Boston was supposed to last four games, but the traditional Patriots' Day game scheduled for...

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Collected Wisdom of former Sooner, Dodger Mickey Hatcher

The former Sooner baseball and football player talked about his baseball career and more.

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OKC Dodgers: Veteran Daniel Hudson looking to make most of chance with Dodgers

Veteran reliever Daniel Hudson bounced around during a whirlwind spring training, but now he's the latest veteran the Dodgers...

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Minor League Baseball: Former OKC Dodger Willie Calhoun still searching for role with Texas

Former OKC Dodgers fan favorite Willie Calhoun is still searching for his role with the Texas Rangers.

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OKC Dodgers Journal: Buehler dominant in start

uehler, who allowed just one run on a wild pitch in five innings. He struck out six, walked one and allowed four hits. He threw...

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OKC Dodgers: Tim Locastro's callup was brief and crazy, but it's now motivation

Oklahoma City Dodgers outfielder Tim Locastro spent three days in the big leagues last year and he's hoping for more.

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OKC Dodgers rally with four runs in ninth to win home opener

Daniel Hudson, 38, started the spring with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. He did not make...

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OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin finally healthy as he looks to regain 2016 form

OKC Dodgers third baseman Rob Segedin lost most of last season to injuries, but now he's healthier than he's been in years.

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OKC Dodgers: What's new at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

The OKC Dodgers' home opener is Tuesday night. Here is a look at some new food items and more throughout the season.

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Cardinals call up new closer

Greg Holland tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, then signed as a free agent with St. Louis on opening...

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MLB Notebook: Ohtani tosses 7 superb innings, Angels beat A's 6-1

Shohei Ohtani threw seven shutout innings of one-hit ball in his home debut on the mound.

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MLB serves up a frosty start to new season, more snow coming

From Yankee Stadium to Great American Ball Park to Comerica Park, the big winner so far this season is the wintry mix. Nine...

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MORNING ROUNDUP: McGregor involved in melee at news conference

Video showed Connor McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at...

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A's acquire brother of Warriors star Klay Thompson

Trayce Thompson is expected to join the A's in Southern California in the next few days. Oakland begins a three-game series...

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Dodgers claim pitcher Alec Asher

The Oklahoma City Dodgers picked up some major league experience for their starting rotation. Right-handed pitcher Alec Asher...

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MLB Notebook: Stanton homer turns boos to cheers as Yanks beat Rays

Giancarlo Stanton turned boos to cheers with his first Yankee Stadium home run in pinstripes.

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OKC Dodgers: Top prospect Walker Buehler focused on task, not ranking

Right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler is the Dodgers' top prospect, but he's not concerned with that as he starts opening day for...

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OKC Dodgers: Tentative opening day roster

A look at the Oklahoma City Dodgers' tentative opening day roster.

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OKC Dodgers: Andrew Toles looking to prove he's ready for big league return

OKC Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles is looking to prove he should be in the big leagues after tearing his ACL last season.

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Michigan State's Jackson leaves for NBA

Jaren Jackson was the Big Ten freshman of the year, joining former Ohio State star Greg Oden as the only players in conference...

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Ohtani wins pitching debut, matches Babe Ruth

Shohei Ohtani could exhale, at last having made it through a whirlwind week and not one, but two separate debuts in the big...

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Happ, Rizzo hit memorable home runs

Happ hit a leadoff homer on the first pitch of the major league season, and Rizzo also homered to make his emotional homecoming...

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MLB Notebook: Royals' Perez out 4-6 weeks after freak injury

Royals catcher Salvador Perez sprained the MCL in his left knee when he missed a step while carrying a suitcase up stairs in...

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Pro baseball: List of players tied to Oklahoma entering opening day

Want to know who has ties to Oklahoma in professional baseball? Here is a complete list of MLB and minor league players.

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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MLB: Reggie Willits' journey continues as New York Yankees coach

Former Fort Cobb-Broxton and Oklahoma star Reggie Willits is back in the big leagues, this time coaching with the New York...

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Dodgers donate $2 million toward hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Los Angeles Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto...

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The New York Yankees will open the season with baseball's seventh-highest payroll, their lowest ranking since 1992.

The Red Sox $223 million payroll ends the Dodgers' four-year run as the highest paid team.

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Ex-NFL lineman Evan Mathis selling prized Mickey Mantle card

After retiring from the NFL a little more than a year ago, Evan Mathis decided to move closer to where he grew up in Alabama....

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MLB Notebook: Hall of Fame rejects Chief Wahoo

The baseball Hall of Fame said that while the Chief Wahoo logo appears on Early Wynn's 1972 bronze plaque and other exhibits in...

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MLB Notebook: Dodgers' Turner won't need surgery on wrist

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner's broken left wrist is expected to heal without surgery, according to manager...

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OKC Dodgers unveil new name for two 2018 home series

The Oklahoma City Dodgers will be known as Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City for two series this season as part of a new baseball...

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Astros sign Altuve to seven-year deal, the longest contract in team history.

The American League MVP signed a $163.5 million, seven-year contract.

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Twins' Polanco suspended 80 games

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing...

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OKC Dodgers: MiLB to place runner on base in extra innings

Baseball’s pace-of-play initiative is again experimenting in Minor League Baseball with a drastic change coming to extra...

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Trump honors World Series champion Houston Astros

Trump thanked the players for spending time with people who were displaced by Harvey's floodwaters, and for donating money.

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MLB Notebook: Lincecum to wear No. 44 with Rangers in honor of late brother

After wearing No. 55 for his entire major league career, Tim Lincecum will switch to 44 with the Texas Rangers in honor of his...

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Texas Tech gives Beard new $19M contract through 2023-24

The No. 14 Red Raiders (23-8) go into this week's Big 12 tournament as the No. 2 seed.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Colon still throwing strikes in his spring debut for Rangers

In his spring training debut Thursday, Bartolo Colon threw 23 of 32 pitches for strikes in two innings against the San Diego...

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MLB Notebook: Source: Lincecum in discussions with Rangers

Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is deep in negotiations with the Texas Rangers on a one-year contract, a person...

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Ohtani delivers as hitter

His first Cactus League at-bats came two days after his first start on the mound.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday

Wilson will spent a few days with the Yankees but won't play in any games. He was assigned No. 73; his football jersey is No....

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Colby Rasmus returns to baseball

The 31-year-old Rasmus was with Tampa Bay in mid-July when the Rays said he was going to "step away from baseball."

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MLB Notebook: Hosmer to wear number of late teammate Ventura

Eric Hosmer has joined the San Diego Padres, and will wear a jersey number to honor late Kansas City teammate Yordano Ventura....

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JD Martinez, Red Sox agree to $110M, 5-year deal

Boston was seeking to add power to a lineup that hit an AL-low 168 home runs.

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MLB Notebook: Francona rejoins team after father's death

On his first day back at spring training after his dad's funeral, Terry Francona seemed to exhale when the questions eventually...

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MLB Notebook: Tight-knit Astros attempt to build dynasty

Soon as George Springer and his World Series MVP trophy arrived at Houston Astros camp, the All-Star leadoff hitter began...

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Cardinals bolster bullpen

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Bud Norris on Wednesday as part of revamping their bullpen.

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Peterson ordered to replay loan; Former OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables get raise at Clemson

A judge has ordered former Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson to pay about $600,000 after he defaulted on a loan

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MLB NOTEBOOK: MLB would drop 2018 pitch clock if players agree to phase-in

Commissioner Rob Manfred said owners authorized him to implement management's proposal from last offseason, which calls for a...

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MLB: Clayton Kershaw receives fourth Warren Spahn Award with eye toward World Series ring

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw received his fourth Warren Spahn Award on Wednesday, tying the record set by Randy...

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Four elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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St. Louis receives Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock in the deal announced Thursday.

Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the...

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MLB Notebook: Yankees trade Headley, Mitchell to Padres

The Yankees traded third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell and $500,000 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday,...

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No surprise. Clayton Kershaw wins another Warren Spahn Award

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the winner of the Warren Spahn Award, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Randy...

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Fort Cobb native and former OU standout Reggie Willits is now part of the New York Yankees' coaching staff

Newly hired New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is filling out his coaching staff, and Tuesday he turned to Oklahoman Reggie...

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It's official: Yankees get Stanton from Marlins

Now slugging for the Bronx Bombers, Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton's trade to the New York Yankees from Miami was finalized Monday,...

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People are slamming Derek Jeter for trading Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is once again being hailed as a Yankees hero after news broke that the Marlins will send reigning NL...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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Evans says Giants have parameters of potential Stanton trade

San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has...

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Sources: Yanks choose Boone as next manager

Aaron Boone will be named the next manager of the New York Yankees, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Boone has been an...

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Giancarlo Stanton a 28-year-old outfielder, is guaranteed $295 million over the remaining decade of his record 13-year contract.

Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting Wednesday in...

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Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash in Gulf of Mexico

Roy Halladay, a retired pitcher who starred for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, died on Tuesday when his plane...

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Pitcher Roy Halladay dies in Gulf of Mexico plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane...

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Houston's 'Mattress Mack' sends Hurricane Harvey first responders to the World Series

“Take me out to the ballgame” took on new meaning for dozens of Houston Astros fans on Tuesday when hometown hero "Mattress...

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Yes! After win, Astros' Correa proposes on field

Carlos Correa went from World Series champion to newly engaged in a matter of minutes Wednesday night, as Houston's star...

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George Springer named World Series MVP

Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought...

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OKC Dodgers hosting World Series Game 7 watch party

The World Series is coming to Bricktown. The Oklahoma City Dodgers will open the doors of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for fans...

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Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7

LOS ANGELES — Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases, taking as...

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Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture — But Not Until After World Series

The Astros' first baseman Yu Gurriel will sit out five games next season without pay, and undergo sensitivity training. But the...

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Astros beat Dodgers to take 3-2 series lead

HOUSTON — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros...

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Girl with 3-D printed hand on what it's like to throw 1st pitch at World Series

While the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers will both be trying to take a step towards winning the World Series tonight,...

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OKC Dodgers pitching coach Matt Herges hired by Giants

At least one Oklahoma City Dodgers coach is not returning next season. Pitching coach Matt Herges was announced as the San...

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The World Series is now tied 1-1 after the Houston Astros rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers

The clubs split the first two games in Los Angeles and now head to Houston

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The former Dodgers broadcaster and icon threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Game 2

Vin Scully walked out with a microphone in his right hand and a baseball in his left. Fitting for the man who provided the...

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Kershaw, Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 in hot World Series opener

LOS ANGELES — No sweat, Clayton Kershaw. Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff...

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Why the foundation for this World Series was built in Oklahoma City

Houston and Los Angeles are facing off in this year's World Series, but make no mistake, Oklahoma City had a big hand in...

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At long last, Dodgers ace Kershaw pitches in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the Twilight Zone of October, the clock turns back at Dodger Stadium. To the mound, to the moments that...

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For love of the game: Puig's infectious joy powers Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wagging his tongue, licking his bat and calling his shot, Yasiel Puig has powered the Dodgers' run to their...

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Breaking down OKC's World Series connection to Dodgers, Astros

Breaking down the Oklahoma City connection on rosters for both the Dodgers and Astros entering the World Series.

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Dodgers hold 3-1 series lead over Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Wood finally returned to the mound Wednesday night. A familiar problem followed him all the way to Game 4...

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Keuchel quiets Yankees again in ALCS Game 1

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel already had an October history against the Yankees, turning them back in the 2015 wild-card game. And...

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Red Sox fire manager John Farrell

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team's second straight loss in the AL Division Series....

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Cubs rally past Scherzer, Nationals 2-1 to take series lead

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo looped a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max...

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OKC Dodgers announce 2018 home schedule

Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball returns to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in six months. The Dodgers announced their 2018 home...

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch isn't the only one in his family using lessons learned in Midwest City to inspire success

Midwest City product A.J. Hinch isn't the only one inspiring greatness as the Houston Astros prepare for the playoffs. Meet his...

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Judge homer helps Yankees come back to beat Twins

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius' three-run homer tied the score after the Minnesota Twins chased Luis Severino in the first inning, a...

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Braves general manager forced to resign

Braves GM resigns John Coppolella was forced to resign as Braves general manager on Monday after an ongoing Major League...

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Royals’ Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas re-create iconic photo from their youth

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas on Saturday recreated a photo that they posed for...

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Major League Baseball to top 40,000 strikeouts for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is set to smash through a previously untouched barrier Sunday: Some batter likely will...

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Royals stop Indians’ historic winning streak at 22

CLEVELAND — To make the playoffs in 2017, the Royals will seek an answered prayer in the season's final weeks. To etch...

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Indians rally for walk-off victory, extend record winning streak to 22

FROM WIRE REPORTS CLEVELAND — Somehow, the streak is still alive. Somehow, the Indians came back in thrilling fashion Thursday...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

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As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

NEW YORK (AP) — When watching sports in virtual reality, it's best to remind yourself that TV wasn't born in a day. Early...

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The Red Sox got caught using Apple Watches to steal signs against the Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have been using an Apple Watch to gain the upper hand while stealing signs, according to a report from...

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OKC Dodgers' O'Koyea Dickson among L.A. roster additions

Just days after the birth of his son, Oklahoma City slugger O’Koyea Dickson is heading to the big leagues for the first time....

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OKC Dodgers star Alex Verdugo being promoted to majors

Alex Verdugo is getting his chance. Oklahoma City’s star outfield prospect is being promoted to the major leagues for the first...

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For minor leaguers, facing baseball's best pitcher on rehab is no easy task

Omaha's Frank Schwindel had never faced a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw. He got his chance Saturday in OKC.

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OKC Dodgers journal: Why a young fan wanted to see Clayton Kershaw in OKC

Fans of all ages flocked to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to catch glimpse of Dodgers ace on rehab assignment

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Dodgers send Joc Pederson to Oklahoma City

Joc Pederson is getting a chance to reset, and that will come with Oklahoma City. The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned their...

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MLB Notebook: With Didi's emojis, Clown face, Squid join Babe & Boss

A franchise known for the Babe, the Boss and the Iron Horse has a new set of nicknames. Clown face is in left, Bow and arrow...

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Tales, thoughts from knuckleballer Charlie Hough

Longtime knuckleball pitcher Charlie Hough calls his career a "fluke"

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MLB Notebook: Matt Joyce suspended 2 games for gay slur

Oakland outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay Saturday for directing a gay slur toward a fan in...

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MLB Notebook: Yu Darvish to make debut with Dodgers on Friday

Yu Darvish will make his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night at the New York Mets. Darvish, a four-time...

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Who is Claire Smith? A baseball writer, a trail blazer, a role model

During this weekend's festivities at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Claire Smith will become the first woman to win the prestigious...

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Prized OKC prospect gets aid hitting a homer - from an outfielder's head

Sometimes when you’re going well, nothing can go wrong. Take for example Oklahoma City Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo’s night...

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New OKC Dodgers outfielder is quickly finding comfort level

28-year-old outfielder entered Thursday 10 for 20 since joining Oklahoma City in a trade with St. Louis

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OKC Dodgers: Walker Buehler has off day in Triple-A debut

Walker Buehler felt the heightened emotions. As the 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher stood on the mound of Chickasaw Bricktown...

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Dodgers: Pitching prospect Walker Buehler continues rapid rise through minors

One year ago, Walker Buehler sat in a Phoenix apartment sporting a common scar on his right elbow with thoughts of pitching in...

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Dodgers journal: Alex Verdugo not worried about trade rumors

Alex Verdugo used to stress over trade rumors. Not anymore. Oklahoma City's star outfield prospect has been the focus of...

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Aaron Judge’s homer off the roof defied NASA calculations

Aaron Judge stumped literal rocket scientists. 

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All-Star Game: Robinson Cano's homer leads AL past NL in 10 innings

MIAMI — Aaron Judge's flyball to center field in the fifth inning triggered a crowd crescendo even though it came to rest in a...

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Derek Jeter adds Michael Jordan to group bidding to buy Marlins

Derek Jeter, who is part of a group bidding to purchase the Marlins, has brought Michael Jordan onto his team.

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Aaron Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

MIAMI — Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season....

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OKC Dodgers journal: Justin Masterson shuts down Iowa

Masterson dazzles in shutout Justin Masterson resembled a pitcher who struggled his previous outing. Oklahoma City's...

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Cubs star Kyle Schwarber working extra to make return to Chicago

Kyle Schwarber sat at his locker inside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark's visiting clubhouse talking about Jon Jay's home run in...

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Oklahoma native, MLB and NBA champ Gene Conley dies

Oklahoma native Gene Conley, the only man to win an NBA Finals and a World Series, has died. He was 86. Born in Muskogee,...

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OKC Dodgers: How move to top of order benefited star prospect Alex Verdugo

Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman says it's just a coincidence that a lineup change ignited star outfielder Alex Verdugo....

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OKC's Alex Verdugo, Luis Matos named to All-Star Futures Game

Oklahoma City will get a chance on the national stage. Two representatives from the Dodgers were selected for the annual...

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Promoted Tebow: Still have 'long way to go'

Tim Tebow knows he can still improve on everything and acknowledged Tuesday he "has a long way to go" after his promotion to...

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Stillwater's Ryan Vilade homers in first pro at-bat

Ryan Vilade waited more than a month for his first baseball action. One swing Monday made it look like he never had that break....

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Fox Sports Cuts Web Writing Staff to Invest More in Online Video

21st Century Fox Inc.’s sports department is overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in...

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Triple crowns, triple doubles: Baseball's history shows that Westbrook will be voted MVP

Oscar Robertson didn't win the MVP voting the year of his triple double. Of course, the Big O was in the land of giants. That's...

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Oklahoma native on first MLB home run: 'A great feeling'

ATLANTA -- Before coming to SunTrust Park for Thursday night's game, Braves outfielder Lane Adams went to lunch to...

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Southmoore's Conner Uselton signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

Conner Uselton made it official Tuesday evening. Southmoore’s star outfielder is not heading to Oklahoma State. He instead...

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Jair Jurrjens went from depression to comeback to failed PED test

Jair Jurrjens stood in front of his Oklahoma City Dodgers locker April 25 and described his own personal hell in the previous...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

Business5 days ago

A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Offense continues rolling in rout of Omaha

Throughout the first part of the season Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman cautioned patience with the offense as it worked...

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MLB Draft notebook: UCO's Holden Capps drafted by Kansas City Royals

Two years ago, Holden Capps hoped his name would be called. He watched every pick he could and hoped the disappointment that...

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Colorado Rockies draft Stillwater's Ryan Vilade No. 48 overall

Earlier in the spring, Stillwater star Ryan Vilade hinted he was ready to test the professional waters. Now he’ll get his...

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Pittsburgh Pirates pick Southmoore's Conner Uselton No. 72 overall

The wait was a little longer than some expected, but Southmoore star outfielder Conner Uselton finally head his name called...

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Twins draft shortstop Lewis at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Minnesota Twins selected California high school shortstop Royce Lewis with the No. 1 pick in the Major...

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Dodgers: Willie Calhoun showing off power

Willie Calhoun's frustrations mounted throughout April. The ball, with cooler temperatures, was not carrying at Chickasaw...

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Dodgers journal: Offense rolls with Joc Pederson

OKC's offense rolls Willie Calhoun made it a game in spring training to predict a Joc Pederson home run. Somehow, he was...

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Dodgers: Trayce Thompson talks NBA Finals, regaining his swing

Trayce Thompson's mind might have wandered Friday night. He wasn't in Oklahoma City's lineup in the series opener against Round...

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Former Carl Albert star J.T. Realmuto breaks fish tank at Marlins Park

Former Carl Albert star J.T. Realmuto is breaking glass and putting fish on the disabled list. Realmuto, now the Miami Marlins...

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OKC Dodgers' Trevor Oaks named PCL Pitcher of Week

Oklahoma City’s Trevor Oaks did a little bit of everything in his lone start last week. It was enough for a win and an award....

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OKC Dodgers: Brock Stewart moves closer to joining Los Angeles bullpen

Brock Stewart wasn't going to throw anything but his fastball. It's his best pitch. It's his most accurate pitch. And locked in...

OKC Dodgers hosting military appreciation night Friday

Oklahoma City is home for just a brief four-game series with Colorado Springs this weekend. Fans will have plenty of reasons to...

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Stillwater's Ryan Vilade named state's Gatorade Player of Year

Stillwater star shortstop Ryan Vilade played just one season within the state, but it was enough to take home a top honor....

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MLB notebook: Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins

The Los Angeles Angels' 10-game trip down the East Coast ended in disturbing fashion on Sunday. Mike Trout left the game after...

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Baseball: Willie Stargell’s family angered by decision to auction memorabilia

Members of Willie Stargell's family, including several children and grandchildren, are angered by his widow's decision to...

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Berry Tramel: Baseball's unwritten rules need to be written down

Jose Bautista homered for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, glared at Atlanta pitcher Eric O'Flaherty and then...

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Baseball: Turner injures right hamstring during L.A. Dodgers' win

LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner rounded third base and grimaced, grabbing at his right hamstring in a frightening scene for the Los...

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Cubs fan dies after falling over railing at Wrigley

A 42-year-old man died Wednesday after tumbling over a railing and hitting his head at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. Richard...

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MLB Notebook: Cano lands on 10-day DL

Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a quadriceps strain, the latest...

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Baseball: Former RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco honored in return

Tony DeFrancesco didn't see Friday coming. The former Oklahoma City RedHawks manager was in town for a series against the...

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MLB notebook: Jeter's No. 2 retired, joins Yankee legends in Monument Park

Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in...

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Yankees outlast Cubs 5-4 in 18-inning marathon

CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro drove in Aaron Hicks with a fielder's choice in the 18th inning, and the New York Yankees beat...

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MLB notebook: Cubs put Brett Anderson on disabled list

The world champion Chicago Cubs are working out a plan for their rotation after they placed Brett Anderson on the 10-day...

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Boston Red Sox Fan Reports A Racial Slur, And A Lifetime Ban Results

"I thought that surely I'd misheard him," says Calvin Hennick, the white father of a mixed-race son, of his encounter with a...

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Dodgers allow five unanswered, fall to Colorado Springs

The Oklahoma City Dodgers gave up a combined five unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings, and the Colorado Springs Sky...

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Orioles' Adam Jones berated by racist taunts at Fenway Park

Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones was berated by racist taunts at Fenway Park while a bag of peanuts was...

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High school baseball: How working with future big leaguers molded Stillwater's Ryan Vilade

STILLWATER — Ryan Vilade was unaware at the time the importance of the ballplayer. It was 2008, and Vilade was 9 years old...

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Rangers slugger Gallo showing he's more than just big bopper

ARLINGTON, Texas — Joey Gallo has hit the hardest homer in the majors this season — and some of the longest. The young slugger...

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Dodgers journal: Top prospect Cody Bellinger headed to majors

Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Cody Bellinger was not in Tuesday's Oklahoma City lineup, and for good reason. The 21-year-old...

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OKC Dodgers: Trayce Thompson working way through slump at plate

The video clips show the tiniest differences, if any at all. That's what frustrates Trayce Thompson. That's also what shows him...

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Dodgers journal: Justin Masterson looks like old self in win

Masterson dazzles Memphis over seven innings Justin Masterson felt like his old self. Well, except for the velocity that once...

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Dodgers: Justin Masterson working to make most of newest opportunity

Justin Masterson was nearly content to stay home. His surgically repaired shoulder felt great. His heavy sinker had returned....

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Dodgers journal: Home struggles continue in loss to Memphis

Oklahoma City's home woes reached a new level. The Dodgers fell short in a 4-3 loss to Memphis in front of 5,310 fans at...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Dodgers: Prospect Alex Verdugo validating move from pitcher

Alex Verdugo wanted to show people he could do what he wanted. A left-hander armed with a 97 mph fastball as a high schooler in...

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Steve Geltz, OKC Dodgers bullpen showing strength

Steve Geltz doesn't count the strikeout totals. He even thinks he's not striking out people. “It's all of the other guys out...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Cody Bellinger remains hot at plate

Bellinger remains hot Dodgers top prospect Cody Bellinger has yet to slow down at the plate this season. The sweet-swinging...

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Pirates CF Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball...

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MLB notebook: Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki awaits Seattle homecoming

Ichiro Suzuki made his name with the Seattle Mariners. For the first time as a Marlin, he'll be returning to the place where it...

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MLB Notebook: Giants' Parker breaks collarbone

Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker broke his right collarbone during Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies when he...

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Seattle Mariners to limit sales of popular toasted grasshoppers

The Seattle Mariners are imposing a per-game order limit on toasted grasshoppers after the club sold 901 orders the first three...

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MLB Notebook: Kipnis bruises hand in rehab assignment

Already on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a bruised and...

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Dodgers journal: Cody Bellinger continues fast start at plate

Cody Bellinger was never worried about spring training results. The Los Angeles Dodgers' top prospect had plenty of at bats in...

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Dodgers: Julio Urias makes season debut as future remains a mystery

Julio Urias stood at his locker wearing a white shirt with a cartoon version of “The Sandlot” character Hamilton “Ham” Porter...

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MLB notebook: Yankees place young slugger Sanchez on disabled list

The Yankees Universe is still holding its breath, waiting to see how serious Gary Sanchez's biceps injury really is. Is it a...

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Collected Wisdom of World Series hero, Millwood product Joe Carter

Joe Carter Profession: Retired baseball player, Arizona Diamondbacks' current special assistant to the general manager Age: 57...

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Dodgers journal: Report says Julio Urias to pitch Monday

Left-handed star prospect Julio Urias is expected to make his season debut Monday for Oklahoma City, according to a report from...

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Dodgers journal: Bobby Wilson, Jack Murphy to split time behind plate

Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman — a former catcher — likes what he's seen in a brief period from the Dodgers' catchers. Now...

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OKC Dodgers: Cody Bellinger latest top prospect to come through OKC

Eric Karros saw the numerous articles and even saw the cover of Baseball America heaping praise on Dodgers top prospect Cody...

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OKC Dodgers set roster to open season

The Dodgers announced Wednesday the roster to open the season, and it’s full of talent. Thirteen of the players spent times in...

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OKC Dodgers: Outfielder Trayce Thompson works to regain footing in new setting

Trayce Thompson arrived for the first time Monday night in Oklahoma City with little to no knowledge of the city. He had heard...

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MLB notebook: Former Dodgers star Pedro Guerrero suffers stroke

Former World Series MVP Pedro Guerrero had a massive stroke and is recovering in a hospital in New York, his wife said. Roxanna...

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MLB: Grichuk, Cardinals top Cubs 4-3 in wild opener

ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, helping the St....

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MLB: Baseball's new trend? Saying 'NO' to ground balls

Josh Donaldson and Reggie Jackson stood off to the third base side of the batting cage, a pair of former American League MVPs...

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MLB notebook: Rangers' Beltre might open season on disabled list

Adrian Beltre tested his sore right calf muscle again before Saturday's exhibition finale, but he was not in the starting...

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Gordon looking to regain 2015 touch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon were both flying high a year ago, the team coming off its first World...

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Rangers' Beltre close to 3,000 hits, but wants one ring

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre goes into his 20th major league season only 58 hits shy of joining the 3,000 club. He was a...

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MLB Notebook: Royals outfielder Soler likely to miss opener

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his...

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High school baseball: A look at Oklahoma high school's recent MLB draft selections

It was a banner year for Oklahoma high schools in the 2011 MLB Draft. Four players were selected in the first two rounds,...

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Former Dodgers great Eric Karros talks Bill Haselman, Cody Bellinger

Former Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros recently spent a few weeks at Dodgers' spring training as a guest...

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Eric Karros loved emotions shown in World Baseball Classic

Eric Karros felt fortunate Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. He sat in the stands of the stadium he played in for 12 seasons...

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Baseball notebook: Former Phillies, Yanks manager Dallas Green dies at 82

Former Phillies manager Green dies at 82 Dallas Green, the bearish, blustering, boom box-throated manager who in 1980 whipped a...

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Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball  —  but who's no. 2?

Noah Syndergaard has the big fastball, Chris Sale has the big slider, but Max Scherzer has the whole package, writes Michael...

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Baseball notebook: Red Sox pitcher Price to start season on disabled list

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the baseball season on the disabled list because of his sore pitching...

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BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Royals catcher Perez’s return to camp pushed back

Royals catcher Salvador Perez's return to spring camp was pushed back a day as a precaution. While catching for Team Venezuela...

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Keuchel says he's back following spring debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch wasn't pleased to lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time on...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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High school notebook: Joe Carter attends opening of Millwood baseball field

World Series hero Joe Carter stood near the backstop of the newly christened Joe Carter Field on Monday and showed his love to...

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MLB Notebook: Beltre cleared to play in World Baseball Classic

Third baseman Adrian Beltre has passed the test of playing some spring training games for the Texas Rangers and is ready to...

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MLB Notebook: Rangers’ Cashner to visit doctor for upper right biceps soreness

Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner, expected by most to earn the fourth spot in the rotation, has soreness in his right upper...

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Dodgers trade Chase De Jong, land Drew Jackson

One young, talented pitcher is not coming back to Oklahoma City as expected, but the organization landed a highly regarded...

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Former Dodgers 1B Eric Karros to attend OKC Dodgers Fan Fest

Fans will have a chance to meet former National League Rookie of the Year Eric Karros at this year’s Oklahoma City Dodgers Fan...

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Millwood to name new baseball field Joe Carter Field

Former Millwood baseball star and World Series hero Joe Carter is being honored Monday by his alma mater. Millwood is holding a...

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MLB notebook: Nationals sign setup man Joe Blanton

Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, according to a person with...

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Paul Waner bat put up for auction

Hall of Famer from Oklahoma remains a part of Pittsburgh Pirates' lore.

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Cubs might bid for 2020 All-Star Game The Chicago Cubs hope to meet with city officials in the next few months to plan a bid...

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MLB notebook: Rangers' Hamilton might need another knee surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton went to Houston on Sunday, facing the possibility of another knee surgery in his bid to...

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MLB Notebook: Hamilton leaves Rangers' camp with knee injury

Josh Hamilton was back in Texas on Wednesday to have his surgically reconstructed left knee examined after he experienced...

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MLB notebook: Hosmer understands Royals’ core can’t stay together

The Kansas City Royals and representatives for first baseman Eric Hosmer continue to discuss a possible long-term contract...

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MLB notebook: Dodgers' Kershaw to make seventh consecutive opening day start

Clayton Kershaw will make his seventh straight opening-day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, tying Don Sutton's franchise...

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Broken Arrow product Archie Bradley hoping beard leads to big season

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher and Broken Arrow graduate Archie Bradley is taking No Shave November to a new level. Bradley...

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MLB Notebook: Midwest City native Kemp impresses with leaner physique

It wasn't just that Matt Kemp shed some pounds during the offseason, it was that the Braves slugger redistributed, if you will,...

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MLB: Jake Arrieta remains hopeful of staying with Cubs

MESA, ARIZ. — Jake Arrieta spoke Wednesday about his contract situation with the calmness and confidence that has mirrored the...

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Diamondbacks bench coach, Okmulgee native Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with cancer

New Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire was dealt some tough news to open spring training. The Okmulgee native...

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Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange...

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MLB: Carl Albert product J.T. Realmuto shared bond with Jose Fernandez

MIDWEST CITY — The first pitch was impressive enough. A high-90s fastball followed by that electric smile. The glove popped...

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Morning Roundup: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins receives automatic suspension

Kings C Cousins receives automatic suspension Kings star DeMarcus Cousins has been handed his automatic one-game suspension for...

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Cubs' Lester receives Warren Spahn Award as title celebration continues

Jon Lester hasn't let a third World Series title settle in just yet. That moment will be Opening Day at Wrigley Field — a...

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Falcons' Super Bowl a sign of the NFC's parity

12 NFC franchises have made the Super Bowl in the last 16 seasons. No other conference, any sport, approaches such parity.

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OKC Dodgers to celebrate Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark's 20th anniversary

A celebration of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark’s 20th anniversary is set to begin next month. The Oklahoma City Dodgers...

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Dodgers trade prospect Jose De Leon to Tampa Bay

The Dodgers’ top pitching prospect is not coming back to Oklahoma City. Los Angeles traded right-hander Jose De Leon to the...

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Major League Baseball: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car crash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in...

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Berry Tramel: Bonds, Clemens will make it to Cooperstown

Jeff Bagwell, a suspected steroid user, and Pudge Rodriguez, an accused steroid user, are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame....

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Baseball Hall of Fame: Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines

NEW YORK — Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing...

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Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the...

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Perkins-Tryon native Jeremy Hefner retires from baseball

Jeremy Hefner is ending his comeback. After spending last season in Triple A trying to make his way back to the major leagues...

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Ferguson Jenkins Award, Michele Smith Award winners announced

The winners for the annual Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student Athlete Award and the Michele Smith Outstanding Student Athlete...

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Dodgers trade IF Micah Johnson to Braves

Micah Johnson won’t be coming back to Oklahoma City. Los Angeles announced Friday it traded Johnson to Atlanta for a player to...

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Baseball America names Cody Bellinger top Dodgers prospect

For a third straight year it’s likely the Dodgers’ top prospect spends a good portion of the season in Oklahoma City. Baseball...

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Major League Baseball: Wednesday designated 'Michael Fulmer Day' for Deer Creek product

Michael Fulmer actually felt star-struck last week. Big news considering the Deer Creek product shares a Detroit Tigers...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Sports on TV: Rangers add FS1 sportscaster C.J. Nitkowski to broadcast team

The Texas Rangers have juggled the lineup for its TV broadcast team with Dave Raymond and FS1 sportscaster C.J. Nitkowski...

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Oklahoma Scene: Lester wins Warren Spahn Award

Lester wins Warren Spahn Award Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was named the 2016 Warren Spahn Award recipient. The award is...

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Oklahoma Scene: Former 89ers pitcher dies in shooting

John Barfield, a left-hander who pitched three seasons for the Texas Rangers, died in a shooting in Little Rock, Ark., police...

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OKC Dodgers coaching staff to return in 2017

All four members of the OKC Dodgers' coaching staff will return, but Cashion native and athletic trainer Greg Harrel will not

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MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal...

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Southmoore's Conner Uselton ranked in top 30 MLB draft prospects

Southmoore outfielder Conner Uselton continues to project as a first-round MLB draft pick next June. ESPN’s Keith Law became...

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Corey Seager, Michael Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors

Corey Seager won the National League Rookie of the Year Award unanimously. Michael Fulmer took the American League honor — and...

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Detroit Tigers star rookie Michael Fulmer a plumber in Yukon

Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer held the Texas Rangers to four hits in a complete-game victory in early...

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CUB TALES: Ending the drought touched all kinds of Oklahomans

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and the world didn’t end. The Curse of the Billy Goat is over. The drought has ended,...

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Ratings Watch: World Series ratings up 49 percent in Oklahoma City

KOKH-25’s ratings for the Chicago Cubs’ victory in the seven-game World Series (10.0 average) were up 49 percent in Oklahoma...

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Cubs World Series celebration ranks as 7th largest gathering in human history

Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday, making it the 7th largest...

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Cubs fan shares World Series with late father at Greenwood cemetery

A North Carolina man drove back home to Indiana to keep a decades-old promise to his father. Wayne Williams drove in for the...

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Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND — The wait 'til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. Ending more than a century of...

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Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship since 1908 when Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double...

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Cubs rout Indians 9-3, send World Series to deciding Game 7

CLEVELAND — After 108 years, what's one more day?

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World Series: Chapman, Cubs stop Indians, cut World Series deficit to 3-2

CHICAGO — Aroldis Chapman got eight outs in the longest relief appearance of his career, and the Chicago Cubs held off...

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World Series Game 2: Indians hitters left cold in 5-1 loss to Cubs

CLEVELAND — The Indians' lineup came up cold against Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta in a 5-1 loss in Game 2...

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Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a great start and Roberto Perez finished off the Chicago Cubs in...

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Detroit's Michael Fulmer, Los Angeles' Corey Seager named Sporting News rookies of year

Baseball fans in Oklahoma got a possible preview of the award season this week. Deer Creek product Michael Fulmer and former...

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CURSES!: Jinxes and hexes are dying in sports; are the Cubs or the Indians next?

Curses are made to be broken. Or so it seems nowadays in the sports world. It's not just because either the long-suffering...

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Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO (AP) — Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at...

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NLCS: Cubs beat Dodgers, one win away from World Series

LOS ANGELES — Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one...

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ALCS: Are Indians adding to list of great postseason bullpens?

TORONTO — By winning the AL Championship Series in five games, the Cleveland Indians not only captured a spot in the World...

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PITCH IN: How Oklahoma native Andrew Heaney hopes Clemente Award nomination will encourage others to give back

Andrew Heaney has no idea how the process for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award works. Not the voting. Not the...

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Cubs defeat Dodgers to even NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs' bats broke out in a big way. Rizzo homered...

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Cubs deliver epic ninth-inning comeback | FOX Sports

A winner-take-all Game 5 seemed like a certainty. And then something strange happened. The Cubs slayed the giant. The Cubs...

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Jenni Carlson: Why Donald Trump's 'locker room talk' disparages athletes and coaches everywhere

There's been a lot of talk about locker room talk these past couple days. Or at least what Donald Trump and his campaign have...

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Madison Bumgarner, Conor Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between...

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Edwin Encarnacion's 11th-inning HR lifts Toronto Blue Jays into ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles...

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Major League Baseball: Poteau native Boyd Robertson had a three-decade long front-row seat to Vin Scully

Boyd Robertson stood on the field at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati wearing a suit and tie. His nerves were nearly...

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Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

The young ace was Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any...

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Los Angeles Dodgers with connections to Oklahoma

Because the Los Angeles Dodgers are the parent team for Oklahoma City's minor league baseball franchise, several players now in...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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MLB players in the playoff hunt with connections to Oklahoma

Fourteen teams remain within striking distance of landingone of the 10 spots in Major League Baseball's postseason. Entering...

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Collected Wisdom of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully

Vin Scully Age: 88 Profession: Hall of Fame MLB broadcaster Each Oklahoma City Dodgers home game features the voice of...

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Oklahoma native Michael Fulmer could have a big impact on the MLB Playoffs

Michael Fulmer remembers watching Justin Verlander pitch during his Cy Young season. Fulmer was still in high school at Deer...

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OKC Dodgers: El Paso tops OKC 4-3 in 11 innings to win PCL title

A 2-0 series deficit proved too much. The Oklahoma City Dodgers' attempt to rally and force a Game 5 in the Pacific Coast...

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OKC Dodgers slugger O'Koyea Dickson's season ends at worst time

Oklahoma City Dodgers outfielder O’Koyea Dickson thought it was just a cramp in his quad Wednesday. Then when it gave out a...

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OKC Dodgers: Breaking down the OKC Dodgers' PCL Championship series matchup with El Paso

Oklahoma City Dodgers broadcaster Alex Freedman summed up Sunday's dramatic 10-9 victory well with a two-word tweet. “This...

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OKC Dodgers: Pitcher Logan Bawcom delivers when needed to even series with Nashville

Logan Bawcom knew a loss Thursday could be disastrous for Oklahoma City in a short playoff series. Bawcom still didn't think...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Micah Johnson sparks the offense

Micah Johnson spends time before each game watching film on the opposing pitcher's pickoff moves and delivery. He even watches...

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KAZMIR'S REHAB OUTING CUT SHORT Veteran pitcher Scott Kazmir's rehab outing Wednesday didn't last an inning. The Dodgers...

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OKC Dodgers: Poor pitching leads to more Dodgers playoff struggles

The Dodgers’ performance Wednesday night was not bad luck. It was a mix of uncharacteristic pitching woes that led to a wild,...

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OKC Dodgers: Top prospect Cody Bellinger's power part of playoff reinforcements

Cody Bellinger joined Oklahoma City over the weekend along with a few other Double-A players as reinforcement for a playoff...

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Veteran Kazmir to start Game 1 of postseason

Left-handed veteran Scott Kazmir gets the Game 1 nod Wednesday against Nashville in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as he recovers...

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Los Angeles recalls Yasiel Puig, promotes top pitcher Jose De Leon

Yasiel Puig’s time in Oklahoma City appears to be coming to an end before next week’s playoffs. Los Angeles will recall the...

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Brock Stewart named Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of Year

Right-hander Brock Stewart’s meteoric rise through the Dodgers’ farm system has netted him a huge honor. Stewart was named the...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Josmar Cordero finally gets appearance in lineup

The emotions flooded through Josmar Cordero when he saw the lineup card. He was batting eighth and playing first base. After...

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Collected Wisdom: Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux

Maddux spoke with The Oklahoman during his second stop with the Oklahoma City Dodgers about his childhood, his remarkable...

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Fans caught up in arrival of Yasiel Puig

Kevin Frye stood five rows from the field watching the Oklahoma City Dodgers warm up. His focus sat on one player. Yasiel Puig...

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OKC Dodgers journal: El Paso miscues aid OKC in fourth straight victory

After ending two innings on plays at the plate, the Dodgers finally broke through late in the game thanks to three El Paso...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Yasiel Puig finishes double shy of cycle in home debut, rout of El Paso

Yasiel Puig won over the Oklahoma City Dodgers fans in just three at-bats. The Cuban outfielder singled, tripled and homered in...

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OKC Dodgers: Yasiel Puig making strides to improve on, off field

Yasiel Puig hit the town his first night in Oklahoma City, just not the way some might envision. The 25-year-old Cuban...

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Yasiel Puig knows why he's with OKC Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is in Oklahoma City for the first time in his career, batting second in the Dodgers’ lineup and playing right...

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OKC Dodgers: Yasiel Puig making anticipated home debut Friday

For nearly two weeks local fans have waited for a chance to see Yasiel Puig at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. That moment...

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Yasiel Puig posts Snapchat videos with OKC Dodgers teammates

Yasiel Puig appears to have taken the idea of being a better teammate to heart, but some may view it as just another...

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OKC Dodgers All-Star Rob Segedin promoted; Yasiel Puig activated

The Los Angeles Dodgers swapped a Triple-A All-Star for a former MLB All-Star. Oklahoma City Dodgers third...

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Yasiel Puig won't join OKC Dodgers in current homestand

It’s official: star outfielder Yasiel Puig will not be in Oklahoma City until possibly Friday. An OKC Dodgers team official...

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OKC Dodgers: Josh Ravin returns from PED suspension ready to move forward

Ravin, 28, was activated from his suspension Wednesday, and he pitched two scoreless innings for the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Dodgers break out of funk to snap losing streak

The five-game losing streak is over, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers' offense has reappeared. OKC used a five-run fourth to pull...

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OKC Dodgers: Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux learning while advising

Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux had a request for Oklahoma City Dodgers pitching coach Matt Herges before Thursday's game...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Ninth-inning rally falls short in loss to Round Rock

If there's a positive to take from the Oklahoma City Dodgers' 10-7 loss Thursday to Round Rock it's this: they nearly battled...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Poor start dooms OKC in fourth straight loss

Thrown into a spot start, Oklahoma City Dodgers pitcher Gus Schlosser struggled. The Dodgers ultimately stumbled, too. Round...

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OKC Dodgers: Anticipated arrival of Yasiel Puig comes with high expectations

Bill Haselman has yet to fully plan for the arrival this weekend of Yasiel Puig, and he probably won't until the star...

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OKC Dodgers, L.A. Dodgers extend partnership through 2018

The Dodgers are staying in Oklahoma City through the 2018 season with an extension of the Player Development Contract on...

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OKC Dodgers: Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig expected to join Dodgers during upcoming homestand

Los Angeles general manager Farhan Zaidi told L.A. reporters Yasiel Puig would join OKC by the weekend after he comes off...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Yasiel Puig assigned to the minors

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made it official. Yasiel Puig on Tuesday was sent to the minors, where he likely will report to...

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All-State baseball: How Putnam City's Kea'Von Edwards went from Chicago's South Side to MLB draft pick

Kea’Von Edwards has quietly developed into one of the state’s top baseball players at Putnam City, a Coastal Carolina signee...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Dodgers return home, pound New Orleans 8-5

Oklahoma City Dodgers manager Bill Haselman ran through key plays during Friday's 8-5 victory over New Orleans like a...

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OKC Dodgers: Jose De Leon sporting new look while dominating opponents

Jose De Leon sat at his locker Friday afternoon in the Dodgers' clubhouse sporting a new look. The goatee was gone. Say hello...

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Dodgers place Julio Urias on MLB Taxi Squad

Dodgers 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias is heading back to the majors to start Thursday, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers...

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Why be bothered about All-Star Game policy?

What's so wrong with the All-Star Game determining homefield advantage in the World Series?

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OKC Dodgers Journal: Offense continues rolling in 8-5 win over Omaha to close first half of season

Oklahoma City outfielder James Ramsey couldn't help but smile when asked about the Dodgers' offense following another onslaught...

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OKC Dodgers journal: Rob Segedin homers three times in doubleheader sweep of Omaha

Oklahoma City third baseman Rob Segedin looks ready for Monday's home run derby in Charlotte. He hit a mammoth home run in the...

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What are the Dodgers doing with Julio Urias?

Julio Urias rejoined OKC this week, but the team has yet to determine an exact plan of his usage. He will start in the bullpen,...

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The Collected Wisdom of David Mantle, son of Mickey Mantle

David Mantle was recently walking in New York City when a passer-by said something odd. “I thought you were dead.” “No, I'm...

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OKC Dodgers: Outfielder Andrew Toles completes comeback after year away from baseball

Andrew Toles' phone was not lighting up. Months had passed since he heard from an MLB team following his release by Tampa Bay...

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Tramel: Mickey Mantle's sons revive our memories about an Oklahoma hero

Mickey Mantle Day was signed into proclamation by Gov. Mary Fallin, a Mantle exhibit of vintage Oklahoman photos was unveiled...

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OKC Dodgers Journal: Little plays lead Dodgers to seventh straight win

Colorado Springs star shortstop Orlando Arcia was crossing into left field and stretched as far as he could for the slow...

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OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin now an All-Star one year after nearly quitting

Rob Segedin is the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ best hitter and the team’s lone Triple-A All-Star in Wednesday's all-star game in...