OKGazette.com - Sports http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-123-1-sports.html <![CDATA[Energy player tapped for Olympic team - Energy FC's Jon Kempin may compete for Olympic medal.]]> <![CDATA[Use your Energy - The long-anticipated soccer season is here. ]]>

OKC Energy FC vs. Orlando City SC

7 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 26

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School

Clement E. Pribil Stadium

801 NW 50th St.




<![CDATA[OKC Energy FC drops first game with loss to LA - ]]> <![CDATA[Energy FC begin new era with win over Orange County - ]]> <![CDATA[Augusta girl - Yukon’s MaKaylee Cowan is one of only 88 junior golfers who will compete in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship in Augusta, Ga.]]> MaKaylee Cowan’s brothers have all played competitive golf, but they’ve never teed off at Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament.]]> <![CDATA[COVER STORY: Take me back to the ballgame - As the Oklahoma City RedHawks get ready for their season, a look back at Goodtime Baseball in OKC.]]> As a young advertising executive, Patty Cox Hampton Roloff didn’t aspire to one day own a baseball team. ]]> <![CDATA[Russell Westbrook of the Thunder hosts Why Not? Bowl - ]]> <![CDATA[Golden years - At the Yukon Senior Games, set for April 5-12, there’s always time to be a champion.]]> Although always active, Barb Rhodes never played competitive sports when she was young.]]> <![CDATA[Green streak - Runners will take to the streets donned in green to raise funds for a worthy cause.]]>

Run Lucky 5k and Mission Mile Fun Run

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Classen Curve

5825 NW Grand Blvd.



<![CDATA[Energy FC open soccer tryouts this weekend - ]]> <![CDATA[Women's football league tryouts are Sunday - ]]> <![CDATA[No Russ, no problem - While fans await the return of injured superstar Russell Westbrook, MVP-candidate Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing inspired basketball.]]> As Russell Westbrook works toward his return to NBA action following a third arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee in December, Kevin Durant is making his case for league MVP and the Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling.]]> <![CDATA[Back on attack - Fans Thunder up even more loudly and proudly after an announcement that Russell Westbrook is back in the game. ]]> DeeAnna Igleheart sat near the front row Sunday night in Oklahoma City, waiting for the Thunder to play its first home game of the season. ]]> <![CDATA[Stay positive - Coming off its greatest regular-season NBA accomplishment and worst post-season disappointment, injured superballer Russell Westbrook and the Thunder exude optimism for its sixth season.]]> Russell Westbrook flashed his trademark smile while getting peppered with questions from reporters. ]]> <![CDATA[I love this par - The best in women’s collegiate golf come together to tee up for the Toby Keith Foundation.]]> Moore-raised country music mainstay Toby Keith might be singing the praises of red Solo cups as of late, but his wife, Tricia Covel, can’t keep herself off the green. ]]> <![CDATA[Kick asana - Eighty-six-year-old guru BNS Iyengar holds his first-ever U.S. workshop in Norman. ]]> Sri BNS Iyengar
9 a.m. Wednesday-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29
Ashtanga Yoga Studio
120 E. Tonhawa St., Norman

<![CDATA[Doubting Pokes - Oklahoma State supporters are fighting back against Sports Illustrated’s allegations of improper payments, academic misconduct, drug abuse and inappropriate sexual conduct.]]> Like the apostle Thomas, the skeptic who refused to believe in the resurrection without seeing it firsthand, supporters of Oklahoma State University’s embattled football program are fighting back against allegations reported by Sports Illustrated in its five-part series, The Dirty Game. ]]> <![CDATA[Serious play - Kickball leagues make a comeback across the metro area. ]]> Remember playing kickball as a kid on the school playground with the big red ball? ]]> <![CDATA[Big lessons, little packages - Touchtone Youth Project brings together underserved local youth with willing area mentors to help both reach new heights together. ]]> Housed in the grain silos just south of Bricktown is Rocktown Climbing Gym, a one-stop-shop for sport climbing. ]]> <![CDATA[Ball control - Two soccer team operators battle for the honor of being OKC’s favorite football club. ]]> Two well-known local sports operators — Prodigal and Sold Out Strategies — find themselves on opposite sides. Prodigal, led by owner Bob Funk Jr., plans to bring a USL Pro team to the city that will start play next year.The United Soccer League and North American Soccer League (NASL) each eye Oklahoma City with a potential for a thriving professional franchise, one that someday could play at the highest level of the sport in North America. ]]>