OKGazette.com - Sports http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-123-1-sports.html <![CDATA[Great Scot - Colin Montgomerie sinks a long shot to win the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, but Oak Tree National might be the other winner.]]> After rolling home a 16-footer to win the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Sunday at Oak Tree National, Colin Montgomerie thrust his hands in the air as a grin flashed across his face. ]]> <![CDATA[Popular uprising - Running is a hot health trend across the country, and some believe it is helping Oklahoma get off the ‘fat’ lists.]]> Whether one drives, walks or runs down the metro area streets, they might notice herds of men and women in an assortment of colorful running gear on the roads. That is because five-kilometer runs, mud runs, color runs and most other types of “uns” and marathons are on the uptick.]]> <![CDATA[Golden moment - Hometown legend Scott Verplank will make his Champions Tour debut during the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Monday through Sunday, July 13 at Edmond’s Oak Tree National golf club.]]>

2014 U.S. Senior Open
Monday through Sunday, July 13
Oak Tree National
1515 W. Oak Tree Drive,
Tickets start at $20. Children 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and special group pricing and military discounts are available.

<![CDATA[Return to the diamond - After receiving a cancer diagnosis in March and subsequent treatment in Texas, the RedHawks manager returned to the team in June.]]> Oklahoma City RedHawks manager Tony DeFrancesco had no reason to believe he would not be with the team for its current season. But while at spring training earlier this year, he took a routine physical and discussed some health issues he was having with the doctor. ]]> <![CDATA[Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend - <i>NCIS</i> star Mark Harmon returns to Oklahoma to play baseball for charity.]]>

14th Annual Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend

6 p.m. June 27

Fire Lake Bowling Center

40945 Hardesty Road, Shawnee

Passes start at $125

1:30 p.m. June 28

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

2 South Mickey Mantle Drive




<![CDATA[The best offense - Oklahoma City Thunder’s Thabo Sefolosha is on the top of his game when it comes to helping others. ]]> What’s one thing that tugs at Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha’s heartstrings the most?]]> <![CDATA[Flatstick fandom - The Edmond Historical Society & Museum plans a history of golf display to coincide with the Senior USGA tournament and readies for its 30th anniversary.]]> The award-winning Edmond Historical Society & Museum is now collecting artifacts for its 30th anniversary exhibit, which will be displayed in June 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Revved up - American Legion Post 12 plans a car and bicycle show to raise awareness of veterans and help build community awareness.]]>

American Legion Car & Bike Show

8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17

American Legion Post 12

6101 NW 50 St., Bethany



<![CDATA[Best of the best - The MVP award grows Kevin Durant’s brand and the spotlight on OKC. ]]> Kevin Durant was already a global sports star.]]> <![CDATA[Bowling for titles - Top-tier pro bowling returns to Oklahoma as Shawnee’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort and FireLake Bowling Center hosts the PBA Summer Swing.]]>

PBA Summer Swing

May 17-25

Grand Casino Hotel & Resort 

Grand Event Center

777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee


964-7263, ext. 8161


Note: Pro-Am entries may be purchased at FireLake Bowling Center. For additional details, call 275-0404, ext. 0.

<![CDATA[Golfing buddies - The 11th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic benefits the OK Kids Korral, a home away from home for families battling pediatric cancer.]]>

Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic

May 16-17

Riverwind Casino, 1544 Oklahoma 9, Norman

Belmar Golf Club, 1025 E. Indian Hills Road, Norman



<![CDATA[Camp Thunder - Youngsters can hone their basketball skills during one of 10 youth basketball camps offered by the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer.]]> School’s almost out, and the NBA playoffs are heating up.]]> <![CDATA[Oklahoma Gazette sports briefs - ]]>
<![CDATA[Run dog run - Honoring animal lover Chris Cowden, Guthrie’s sixth annual The See Spot Run will benefit Free to Live, a local nonprofit animal sanctuary.]]>

The See Spot Run

9 a.m. May 10

Harrison Avenue and Second Street, Guthrie


<![CDATA[One hump or two? - Exotic animals charge into extreme racing for charity at Remington Park Racing & Casino.]]>

Extreme Racing Day

Remington Park Racing & Casino

One Remington Place



<![CDATA[Body slam! - Women’s wresting is a hot, all-out performance at this one-night-only event. ]]>

Balthazar’s Ladies of Wrestling (BLOW)

8 p.m. Thursday

OKC Farmers Public Market

311 S. Klein Ave. 


$10 advance, $15 door

<![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 - ]]>