Say hey, baseball: The Home Run Derby has new rules. Again.
No more long waits in between swings, no more sitting and watching a bunch of balls go by -- players will be encouraged to just let it rip on each opportunity and hope it goes over the wall, the only punishment around the ticking of the clock. They can ...
June 29, 2015
Book review: 'Modern Romance' by Aziz Ansari a humorous thesis on dating
Ever wondered how long is appropriate before you call or text that attractive person you met over the weekend at the bar? Have you ever felt bad for lying to someone about why you're breaking it off with them? Comedian Aziz Ansari, who spent a big part ...
June 28, 2015
The inspiring story of the golfer who overcame clinical depression to win on ...
For most of his life, Bowditch has struggled with extreme bouts of clinical depression. The cause is believed to be genetic, passed on from his grandfather, who spent years in a Burmese labor camp during World War II. While Bowditch's game was ...
June 1, 2015
'American Idol' auditions coming to Tulsa
Keith Urban (left), Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. are the judges for the final season of "American Idol." Dan Steinberg/Invision via AP file. UNDERWOOD. KEVORK DJANSEZIAN. UNDERWOOD. “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood performs ...
June 12, 2015
'American Idol' auditions come to Tulsa's Guthrie Green on June 29
Keith Urban (left), Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. are the judges for the final season of "American Idol." Dan Steinberg/Invision via AP file. Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:00 am. 'American Idol' auditions come to Tulsa's Guthrie Green on June ...
June 21, 2015
DCP Midstream hedging on whether it will keep Tulsa office open
2000: Duke Energy Field Services formed by combining natural gas gathering processing businesses of Duke Energy and ConocoPhillips' former GPM Gas Corp. 2005: Duke Energy Field Services becomes 50-50 joint venture between Duke and ...
July 7, 2015
VIDEO: Oklahoma side of Red River bridge on Highway 78 collapsing due to high ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - Bridges carrying motorists over the Red River — and across parts of Lake Texoma — continue to be a major source of concern for Department of Transportation officials. View the video below or click here to view it at The Oklahoman....
June 24, 2015
So, MLB has once again changed the rules for the Derby , in the hopes of making it a speedier, more exciting event. Gone are the outs that have been used to count the remaining swings for a batter, as the Derby will now run on a timer. Each of the eight participants will get five minutes to hit as many dingers as they can. No more long waits in between swings, no more sitting and watching a bunch of balls go by -- players will be encouraged to just let it rip on each opportunity and hope it goes over the wall, the only punishment around the ticking of the clock. They can stop the clock in the final minute by hitting a homer -- it'll start again with the next pitch -- and earn a bonus minute by hitting a pair of homers 420 feet in their turn, and an extra 30 seconds for a 475-foot bomb. If there are ties, there will then be a 90-second swing-off, so yeah, we should all be rooting for ties. Each round will also be head-to-head in a bracket, with the round ending once the second batter surpasses their opponent for that round in dingers. It sounds like it will be a faster, more action-packed and tense experience than before, which is exactly the kind of change the Derby needed.
Comedian Aziz Ansari, who spent a big part of his “emerging adulthood” as a single guy, contemplates these kinds of questions and much more in a new book that reads like a master’s thesis on dating. He got help from sociology professor Eric Klinenberg to write “Modern Romance,” which focuses on educated, heterosexual people who delay things like settling down or having children until their late 20s or 30s. Ansari, who used the site Reddit for... Ansari will make readers laugh out loud when he talks about things like sexting and the “bozo” things guys do and say, but the majority of “Modern Romance” is research-based interpretations of how young singles behave. There are stats and graphs galore, as well as stories and anecdotes from the thousands of people who shared their stories on Reddit, during focus groups or at one of Ansari’s comedy tour stops. “Modern Romance” may not be a how-to, but — like the young man whom Ansari said he helped get a date after reading his texts on stage at a Tulsa tour stop — its insight can definitely help men and women up their game or at least figure out how... If you would like the newspaper delivered to your home and unlimited digital access, please subscribe to one of our print + digital.
To most of the outside world, Steven Bowditch claiming his second PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship is far from spectacular. On the surface all that is undeniably true, but what makes Bowditch’s second win in two years so spectacular is to consider the 31-year-old’s past. For most of his life, Bowditch has struggled with extreme bouts of clinical depression. The cause is believed to be genetic, passed on from his grandfather, who spent years in a Burmese labor camp during World War II. While Bowditch’s game was skyrocketing him to the highest level on tour, he would experience terrible headaches,... He was diagnosed with clinical depression, and was left so under-treated that he would self-medicate by binge drinking before tournaments. In 2009, Bowditch told his hallowing story to Golf World for the first time:. When people would talk to me, I didn’t even know they were talking. “I wouldn’t sleep or eat from Monday to Wednesday and then I’d eat all day Thursday as much as I could,” he says. ” Bowditch describes himself as a binge drinker, if an infrequent one, in his schoolboy days. I would start drinking at 1 o’clock in the.
North Korea to set up new time zone, push clocks back
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Local time in North and South Korea and Japan has been the same since Japan's rule over what was ...
August 6, 2015
Mantra for the Lost
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July 30, 2015
Question regarding importing and repackaging food in the US.?
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July 4, 2015
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June 27, 2015
Giants lose Cameron, Scully for Blues game
Greater Western Sydney have suffered a double blow ahead of Sunday's AFL game against Carlton, with stars Jeremy Cameron and Tom Scully ruled out through injury. The key pair were withdrawn from the Giants squad on Friday and replaced by Jono O'Rourke and ...
June 19, 2014
The sun sets for the last time on Mountmellick Town Council
He succeeded his father and grandfather, John and Michael Moloney, respectively. First elected in 1985, Michael Gormley is the senior member of the Council which officially closes on June 1. He described himself as “the oldest swinger in town.”
May 23, 2014
Believe it or not, summer time is officially here as clocks go forward by one hour
British Summer Time began officially from 1am this morning as clocks went forward by an hour. The result will be more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings - sometimes called Daylight Saving Time.
March 30, 2013