Drillers final 2015 homestand

TulsaDrillersLgThe Drillers will return to ONEOK Field Saturday for their final homestand of the 2015 regular season after a short trip to Arkansas. They will host the Springfield Cardinals in a three-game set August 29, 30 and 31 followed by a four-game series against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals September 1, 2, 3 and 4. All seven games are scheduled to begin at 7:05PM.

There will be several fun promotions at the ballpark during the last seven games. They include a Tulsa’s Channel 8 Grand Slam Saturday to begin the homestand, a OKC Thunder Night on Saturday, August 29 along with a final News On 6 Friday Night Fireworks show following the last home game of the year on Friday, September 4.

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Shock dims Sun

Karima Christmas (13) sizes up a shot in Friday's win over Connecticut.

Karima Christmas (13) sizes up a shot in Friday’s win over Connecticut.

TULSA, OK—Coming off a big 74-59 win over the WNBA defending champion Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night the Tulsa Shock (-14) looked to make it two in a row taking on the Connecticut Sun in the BOK Center Friday night. It took 45 minutes instead of 40, but the Shock pulled off a come from behind win dropping the Sun 84-76.

It also pushed the Shock into their 13th win this season, which is the most wins since the team left Michigan in 2010, which is ironic considering that it’s something the Tulsa fans wanted, but will only get one season to enjoy given the forthcoming move to Texas thanks to absentee majority ownership.

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Mark Costello stabbed to death in family tragedy

OK Labor Commissioner Mark Costello

OK Labor Commissioner Mark Costello

Updated: Oklahoma is shocked today as local and national news cover the horrific death of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello – stabbed to death Sunday night at a northwest Oklahoma City restaurant during a reconciliation effort gone bad with his son.

Costello’s son, Christian Costello, 26, was taken into police custody and was being questioned by detectives late Sunday according to the Oklahoman. A statement from the family has been added to this report.

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Shock run Mercury

Courtney Paris (#3, yellow jersey) battles Brittany Griner (blue jersey)

Courtney Paris (#3) battles Brittany Griner (blue jersey)

TULSA, OK—The Tulsa Shock hosted the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night and handed the defending champs of the WNBA a 74-59 loss in front of an alleged 4,566 in the BOK Center.

The victory by the Shock (12-14) was a gritty, hard fought battle and saw two players reach major watermarks in their careers as center Courtney Paris notched her 1,000th career rebound in the first quarter and Karima Christmas scored her 1,000th career point in the second half.

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Calls for prosecution of Planned Parenthood

RickSantorum6Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) issued the following statement upon the release of the latest video showing Planned Parenthood employees describing the removal of a born alive child’s brain even though they were born through a failed abortion procedure.

Rick Santorum said: “When will this horror show end! What we are seeing day after day is the destruction of innocent little babies. This is murder! Who are we as a society if we continue to let this go unpunished? Planned Parenthood is committing heinous crimes. They must not just be defunded, they must also be prosecuted.

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