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Cricket Has Loyal Following in Greater Tulsa

By GLENN HIBDON

By Glenn Hibdon
GTR Sports Writer

Tulsa hotelier Jatin Bhakta has devoted his life to playing and promoting the sport of his ancestors. The 37-year-old Indian expatriate came from the subcontinent eight years ago to discover his American dream. To his disappointment, he found that Oklahomans are largely unaware of his favorite pastime, the sport of cricket.

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Gene Shell a Winner in Long Career

By TERRELL LESTER

Gene Shell never was a man to give up. To surrender. To quit.
Not in the game of baseball. Not in the game of life. Not in a wartime foxhole.
Gene Shell is a fighter. A scrapper. Always has been.

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Football Arrives with Change Abounding

By TERRELL LESTER

Football’s back.
The pomp, the circumstance.
The spirit, the happenstance.
The school colors, the old college try.
Friday night lights, Saturday afternoon tailgates.
Football’s back.

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Jenks Trojans Sports Roundup

By DOUG EATON

This is a quick overview of Jenks Trojans and Lady Trojans fall sports. Volleyball will be reviewed in the October Jenks District Gazette.

Football
The 2014 edition of Jenks High School football finds the Trojans in the middle of several impressive streaks, including a 26-game winning streak and two straight Class 6A state titles.

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Tulsa, OSU Sign Contract

The University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University have agreed to terms for a two-game series in men’s basketball and a three-game football series, it was announced recently by TU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Derrick Gragg in coordination with Oklahoma State University Athletic Director Mike Holder.

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Shock Win 2nd Overall Pick in 2015 WNBA Draft

The Tulsa Shock were awarded the second overall pick in the 2015 WNBA draft at the draft lottery held today at the NBA Offices in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Seattle Storm was awarded the first pick, while the Connecticut Sun received the third and fourth picks. The 2015 WNBA Draft will take place next spring.

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Stephen Robison to Coach Holland Hall

Steve Heldebrand, athletic director at Holland Hall, has announced Stephen Robison as Holland Hall’s new varsity head baseball coach. Heldebrand says, “Coach Robison comes to us from Union High School where he has been the head junior varsity head coach for the past four years. He also currently serves as the director of high school baseball operations for the Tulsa Tide organization.”

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Oklahoma, Creighton, Wichita State Highlight Tulsa's Non-Conference Schedule

The Tulsa men’s basketball team will face up to six 2014 postseason opponents, including home contests against Oklahoma and Creighton, as part of a 12-game non-conference schedule, as announced Friday by TU Head Coach Frank Haith.

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Brackets, TU Opponents for MGM Grand Main Event Released

The Tulsa men’s basketball team will face off against Auburn on Monday, Nov. 24 in the Heavyweight bracket of the MGM Grand Main Event at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, the tournament and ESPN announced Tuesday.

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TU-OSU Sign Contrcat to Play Football and Basketball

The University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University have agreed to terms for a two-game series in men’s basketball and a three-game football series, it was announced today by TU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Derrick Gragg in coordination with Oklahoma State University Athletic Director Mike Holder.

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Shock Coach Appreciates Talents of Paris

By GLENN HIBDON

At last, Courtney Paris has found a home with the Tulsa Shock.
A household name with the Oklahoma Sooners before graduation in 2009, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound athlete has toiled in obscurity through four years in the WNBA. After meeting Shock coach Fred Williams, she’s found someone who appreciates her unique talents.

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Tulsa Athletics: Growing Local Enthusiasm

By EMILY RAMSEY

Soccer roots were planted very early for Sonny Dalesandro, co-owner of the Tulsa Athletics.

“At six years old, I would go to sleep with my shin guards and soccer shoes on,” he says.

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Tulsa Basketball to Play Inaugural MGM Grand Main Event

The University of Tulsa Basketball team will play in the first MGM Grand Main Event, a new tournament featuring eight teams, Nov. 24-26 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

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Oklahoma to Play Michigan in 2025, 2026

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Michigan have agreed to a two-game football series in 2025 and 2026. Oklahoma will host the Wolverines in Norman on Sept. 6, 2025, while the Sooners are scheduled to travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 12, 2026.

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Tulsa Athletics Advance to NPSL South Regional Semifinals

The Tulsa Athletics advance to the NPSL South Regional semifinals after clinching the NPSL South Central Conference Championship this weekend. The NPSL South Regional semifinals and finals will be held in Chattanooga, TN on Friday July 18 and Saturday July 19.

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