Softball

Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has been named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night, June 24, 2019, in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus.(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)
June 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA softball player Rachel Garcia has earned the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. Garcia was presented with the Honda Cup on Monday night in a ceremony at Galen Center on the USC campus. The junior pitcher from Palmdale, California, was selected most outstanding...
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UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma during the first inning of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
June 05, 2019 - 1:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — UCLA is back on top. Kinsley Washington's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Bruins past Oklahoma 5-4 on Tuesday night, and UCLA won the championship series 2-0. It is the Bruins' 13th national title, 12th NCAA title and first championship since 2010. "...
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UCLA's Rachel Garcia pitches against Oklahoma in the first inning of the first game of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
June 03, 2019 - 10:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rachel Garcia hit a two-run homer and gave up one run in five innings, and UCLA routed Oklahoma 16-3 on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. Garcia, who threw 179 pitches on Sunday to earn the win against Washington, threw just 61 on Monday. And a...
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June 02, 2019 - 2:46 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alabama coach Patrick Murphy turned things over to a freshman in the most important game of the season, and she came through. Montana Fouts pitched a complete-game shutout, and Alabama defeated Arizona 2-0 in a Women's College World Series elimination game on Saturday night...
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Oklahoma State's Chyenne Factor (9) makes a catch during an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game against Washington in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 1:12 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taran Alvelo bounced back in a major way on Saturday. Two days after losing to Arizona, she returned to being her usual dominant self. After getting a save against Minnesota in the first game, she struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout, and Washington defeated Oklahoma State...
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Oklahoma's Caleigh Clifton (20) and Falepolima Aviu (34) celebrates a score in the first inning against Oklahoma State during an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 31, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 2:31 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The venue and the hype were different, but the result was the same. Giselle "G'' Juarez struck out 11 and gave up one run in six innings to help Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 6-1 in the Women's College World Series on Friday. The top-seeded Sooners beat the Cowgirls for the 24th...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 18, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma's Caleigh Clifton, right, yells as she runs home after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against Wisconsin during an NCAA softball tournament regional game in Norman, Okla. No. 1 seed Oklahoma looks for its third Women's College World Series title in four years. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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...
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In this undated photo provided by the Alachua County Jail, Antonio Mosley is shown. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, sixty-five-year-old Clarese Gainey heard a noise and saw Mosley, dressed in boxers, trying to break into her car. She took matters into her own hands, picked up her softball bat and hit Mosley. He is being held in the Alachua County Jail on burglary and drug charges.(Alachua County Jail via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 10:57 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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...
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Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi speaks during a press conference to unveil detailed Olympic competition schedule in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For fans, athletes, and volunteers in Japan, next year’s Olympics in Tokyo could become known as the get-up-early games.Organizers announced Tuesday that - hoping to beat summer heat in the Japanese capital - the men’s 50-meter race walk final will begin at 5:30 a.m. The men’s and women’s marathon final will start at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 6:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — For fans, athletes, and volunteers, next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games. Hoping to beat the summer heat in the Japanese capital, organizers said Tuesday they will start the men's 50-kilometer race walk final at 5:30 a.m. The men's and women's...
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