Revolution goes local for new coach

Coach David Yates

Coach David Yates

TULSA, OK—The Tulsa Revolution introduced David Yates as their new head coach on Thursday morning at a press conference in the Cox Business Center.

Yates, originally from Manchester, England, has many years experience in playing and coaching soccer in the United States, England and Germany. He is a veteran of the British Army and was a member of the Royal Engineers Corp Football Club (1990-99). He served as a peacekeeper for the U.N. and NATO, in Bosnia during two six-month deployments.

Yates replaces Michael Nsien, who led the team to a dismal 2-14 record in their inaugural season.

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Russian troops invade Ukraine

Armed pro-Russia fighters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian police on the outskirts the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Armed pro-Russia fighters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian forces (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Updated: Declaring that Russian troops had crossed into Ukraine, President Petro O. Poroshenko on Thursday canceled a planned visit to Turkey and convened a meeting of the national security council to focus on the “marked aggravation of the situation” in the southeast of his country the New York Times is reporting today.

The meeting of the national security council will focus on shaping a response, and Ukraine will also request a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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Oklahoma Defenders go dormant

OKDefendersLogo3In a Facebook posting on Sunday afternoon the management of the Oklahoma Defenders indoor football team made it known that they would choose to sit out the 2015 Champions’ Indoor Football (CIF) season. The posting reads, in part:

The Oklahoma Defenders announce today we will go dormant for the 2015 season. All facets of the organization will go dormant with the exception of the Defenders Youth Football Association.

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Analysis: How Israel made Hamas crawl

PalestineAgreeIn the Jerusalem Post Wednesday Yossi Melman writes: If the cease-fire holds, and it is a big if, the results of the 50-day war in Gaza will mark an important and impressive achievement for Israel.

Hamas was forced to accept Egyptian and Israeli dictates.

Hamas crawled to the cease-fire. One should not be impressed by the well-organized victory festivities in Gaza. Most of Hamas’s demands and preconditions were rejected from the outset. 

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Oilers add experience and leadership

Bruce Ramsay introduces players - Photo by Greg Duke

Bruce Ramsay introduces players – Photo: Greg Duke

TULSA, OK–At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon the Tulsa Oilers hockey club announced the signing of four veterans to the team.  Ben Gordon, Drew Fisher, Ryan Cramer and Scott Macauley will return to the Oilers for the 2014-15 season, bringing the total number of players signed to at or near sixteen players.

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