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Purcell to name Steve Gale new football coach

PURCELL - Purcell is turning to one of its former stars to lead the football program in hope of some continuity. The school is expected to name Purcell graduate and current Alva athletic director...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    February 1, 2018

Lady Bison Picked to Win GAC

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist is the preseason favorite to win the Great American Conference's women's tennis title after a runner-up finish last season, according to the GAC Coaches' Poll Wednesday. The 2017 NCCAA National Champions took the poll by...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    February 1, 2018

GAC Coaches Pick Bison No. 1

SHAWNEE – Defending Great American Conference champion and reigning NCCAA national champion Oklahoma Baptist is favored to repeat the conference accolades according to the preseason GAC Coaches' Poll released Wednesday. Ranked 21st in the...

 

Southeastern Women's Tennis Second in Preseason Poll

DURANT, Okla. – Coming off an incredible run to the Elite Eight a season ago that included Great American Conference regular season and tournament championships, the 2018 squad has been picked to finish second in the league according to the...

 

Scoring Outburst Leads Hillcats to 93-58 Win over Saints

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State women's basketball used its best offensive performance of the season to pull away for a 93-58 win over Randall on Tuesday (Jan. 30) at the Claremore Expo Center. The win ended a four-game home stretch for the Cats...

 

Harding Men's Tennis Picked Third in GAC Preseason Coaches Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – With the 2018 Great American Conference Men's Tennis season set to begin in two days, the league's head coaches established Oklahoma Baptist as the preseason favorite, the conference office announced on Wednesday. The Bison...

 

GOP congressman who led the Benghazi probe will leave House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run...

 

Fed leaves key rate unchanged at Yellen's final meeting

The Federal Reserve has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged but signaled that it expects to resume raising rates gradually to reflect a healthy job market and economy. At Janet Yellen's final meeting as chair Wednesday, the Fed kept its key...

 

US prosecutors won't retry Menendez on corruption charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this yea...

 

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist convicted for his role in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims for their pain and suffering before being sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. The outbreak killed 76 people, and...

 

Abuse victims say they were required to see disgraced doctor

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Another wave of victims confronted Larry Nassar on Wednesday, this time about sexual abuse at an elite Michigan gymnastics club where young athletes felt they had to use the disgraced doctor's services and could not...

 

FBI says it has "grave concerns" over release of Russia memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it has "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that President Donald Trump wants to release to the public. It was the first time the bureau has weighed in...

 

Porn star who claimed and denied Trump affair fans intrigue

NEW YORK (AP) — A publicist for adult film star Stormy Daniels — who has both claimed and denied a 2006 extramarital affair with Donald Trump — canceled an upcoming appearance for the performer on ABC's morning talk show "The View," the show's...

 

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts of interest

NEW YORK (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's complex financial investments...

 

AP source: Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years, $3B

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will...

 

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