Minnesota, Oklahoma among teams vying for WCWS title

Sports 05/30/19, 12:55

Two years ago, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA softball poll heading into the NCAA Tournament.Somehow, the Golden Gophers weren't even a national seed and got sent to Alabama for regional play. It was a harsh fate for a highly respected Minnesota team with a 54-3 record. ...

Idaho State’s Haley Harrison still fighting off the darkness

Health 05/17/19, 01:20

The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable.Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches, swallowing the mental torment to avoid any appearance of weakness. A senior softball player at Idaho State, she had been taught all her ...

Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat

U.S. 04/18/19, 09:57

When a Florida woman heard a noise and saw a man trying to break into her car early Sunday, she took matters into her own hands. Clarese Gainey, 65, of Gainesville tells WGFL that she picked up her softball bat early Sunday, braced herself and eased open the door before hitting ...

Jessica Mendoza hired as Mets adviser but keeps ESPN job

Sports 03/05/19, 12:05

Jessica Mendoza was hired as a baseball operations adviser for the New York Mets on Tuesday while remaining a broadcaster for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." The move is part of an increasing number of television commentators who also work for teams.She will be involved in player evaluation, roster construction, technological ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

Basketball 02/05/19, 19:58

An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past.The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to help with marketing and to boost the city's ...

Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties

Football 02/01/19, 14:33

Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track.The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would finish his career with the Tigers, ...

Missouri sanctioned by NCAA after academic misconduct

Sports 01/31/19, 13:02

The NCAA handed one-year postseason bans and other penalties to Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday after a two-year investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor.The penalties mean that the Tigers' highly regarded football team won't be eligible for the SEC title game or a bowl game this ...

Little League star Mo’ne Davis to play softball at Hampton

Baseball 12/19/18, 13:26

Mo'ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a victory in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball.At 13, Davis delivered her 70-mph fastballs for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association during the 2014 LLWS and became a national celebrity. She appeared on the cover of Sports ...

IOC’s Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region

Baseball 11/24/18, 05:55

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a quick trip Saturday to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors.The Fukushima region will hold baseball and softball games during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The visit was ...

Having ‘The Talk’ about college costs with your teen

U.S. 11/15/18, 10:06

A four-year journey to decide where to go to college ended for Sofie Adams when a college recruiter approached her after a softball game and asked, "Do you want to study abroad?""No one else had asked me that, and yes — I really do want to get overseas," says Adams, ...

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