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Billy Sims to Appear On Cox’s Sportscene

Oklahoma’s 1978 Heisman Trophy winning running back, Billy Sims will be a guest on the Nov. 8 and 15 Oklahoma Sportscene Shows on Yur Vision/Cox 1333 (Tulsa) & 1334 (OKC). It can also be watched on oksportscene.com

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Baseball Ranks Among Oklahoma’s Top Exports

By TERRELL LESTER

At one time, it was widely embraced as “America’s Pastime.”
Some today claim that baseball is “past its prime.”
Too slow, critics wail. Lack of action. Too many games.
Their excuses and criticisms outnumber strikeouts in a Sandy Koufax shutout.
But in Oklahoma, it can be argued that baseball remains the state sport. Oklahoma’s Pastime, perhaps.

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Victory Christian Gets Off to Hot Start

By MIKE MOGUIN

Memories of the painful loss in last year’s Class 2A state championship game were on the minds of Victory Christian football players as they prepared for the upcoming season. The Conquerors seem to have total concentration for success this season, as they have won their first four games.  

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Minor League Basketball Plans for Area Return

By GLENN HIBDON

Minor league professional basketball will try to take root in the Tulsa area once more when the Tulsa Titans are born for the 2017-18 season.

 A member of the American Basketball Association, the semi-pro Titans will try and succeed where the Tulsa Fast Breakers, Zone, 66ers and Twisters failed. The brainchild of Claremore businessman Mike Muhle, the team will play in a new facility with a first-year head coach and a burning desire for a positive future.

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St. John Zoo 5K, 10K Run Returns

The 48th annual St. John ZooRun at the Tulsa Zoo is slated for Saturday, Oct. 7. Tulsa’s family-friendly race features a 5K and 10K, plus the St. John 1-mile Fun Run.
Until 10 a.m., family members of participants can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line. After the race, participants can enjoy this year’s hospitality area with St. John family activities, face painting, Jupiter jumps and more.

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Oilers Coach Rob Murray Has Ties to the Blues

By GLENN HIBDON

Another coach. Another chance.

Once again, the Tulsa Oilers seek redemption and a spot in ECHL post-season play when new boss Rob Murray takes charge for the 2017-18 season.

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Broadcasting Legend Chris Lincoln to Team With J.V. Haney and Gil Cloud on TV Show

By TERRELL LESTER

Chris Lincoln has a simple and direct assessment of his latest television venture. “Three dumb guys sitting around talking sports.” It’s Chris Lincoln at his self-effacing best.

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Broken Arrow Native Loves the Dirt Tracks

By GLENN HIBDON

Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon has a special relationship with dirt. The dirtier he gets, the more he likes it.

 Don’t mention asphalt to the 27-year-old open wheel racer. He won’t have it. NASCAR? Forget it. Bacon is after the USAC Triple Crown and he wants to do it on – wait for it – dirt.

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State Colleges Celebrate Softball Championships

By MIKE MOGUIN

Oklahoma repeating as softball national champions in June capped off a year in which all three of the state’s Division I programs had memorable seasons.

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LOU GROZA KICKER:

University of Tulsa place-kicker Redford Jones was one of 30 players named to the Watch List for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award. JonRead More

ORU Catcher Whatley Named Best in Nation

Oral Roberts baseball’s Matt Whatley was honored as the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com winner, recently given to the nation’s best collegiate catcher during the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet.

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CHAMBER GOLFERS:

Enjoying the recent Tulsa Regional Chamber golf scramble at Tulsa Country Club are, from left, Jared Lentz, Harry Lentz, Fred Utter and Jeff Utter. The team combined to shoot an impressive round of 66.

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Bishop Kelley Celebrates Great Spring Sports Year

By MIKE MOGUIN

The spring athletic season of 2017 was memorable for Bishop Kelley as three teams won state and a half-dozen athletes took top individual honors in other sports.
The accomplishments of the Comets and Lady Comets are as follows:
 
Girls Soccer
One year after losing state 1-0 in overtime to Claremore, Kelley redeemed itself with a 3-1 victory over the Lady Zebras in the 2017 Class 5A girls title game. It was the first title for Kelley in four years.

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Lauren Chamberlain and Justin Wren Named 2017 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award Recipients

Courtesy Margaret Butler

The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s major fundraiser was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa with a sold-out crowd of over 700 in attendance. The Iba Awards annually recognize a male and female athlete who have excelled in their sport and are personally involved and dedicated to helping others.

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Golf Fans Look Forward To PGA at Southern Hills

By MEAGAN COLLINS

Tulsa’s world-famous Southern Hills Country Club will host the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship—the most historic and prestigious major championship in senior golf—and will be the venue for a PGA Championship no later than 2030.

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