BY Staff and Wire reports
Friday, February 15, 2013
2/15/13 at 3:26 AM
Bob Carpenter to speak at ONEOK Field: Bob Carpenter, a Tulsa resident and the television voice for the Washington Nationals, will be the headline speaker of the Tulsa Sports Charities monthly luncheon on Wednesday. The luncheon will be held at noon at ONEOK Field in the stadium's Conference Center.
Reservations are required. The cost is $11 and includes a buffet-style lunch. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Carpenter has been with the Nationals since their inaugural season in 2006. This past year, Washington advanced to the postseason for the first time in franchise history.
To reserve a spot or for more information, call the Drillers at 918-744-5998 before 5 p.m. Monday.
Tulsa hosting youth hockey tournament: The Tulsa Junior Oiler Mites are hosting their inaugural President's Cup Mite Travel Tournament during USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America, Saturday at the BOK Center and Sunday at the Oilers Ice Center at 64th and Mingo.
The six-team, round-robin tournament features squads from Colorado, Illinois, Arkansas and Texas along with Tulsa's own representatives. The 5- to 8-year-old Mites are the youngest age level of youth hockey.
Consolation and championship games will be Sunday at 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. All games are free to the public.
On Saturday, the Tulsa Oilers play the Fort Worth Brahmas in a CHL contest, where all teams in the tournament will be featured during the second intermission.
OU players earn academic honors: Oklahoma men's players Amath M'Baye and Tyler Neal were each named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Team on Thursday.
M'Baye and Neal were selected to the 15-person first team, which includes student-athletes who have recorded a 3.20 or better GPA.
Nadal cruises into Brazil Open quarterfinals: Rafael Nadal beat Joao Souza 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Open, the Spanish star's second tournament since returning from a left knee injury.
Nadal broke Souza's service late in each set to win in 1 hour, 18 minutes at the indoor clay-court tournament in South America's biggest city.
The victory over the 140th-ranked Brazilian came a day after Nadal withdrew from the doubles tournament to preserve the sore knee that sidelined him for seven months. The 11-time Grand Slam winner, the tournament champion in 2005, had a bye in the first round.
Nadal will face Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, a 7-6 (7), 6-4 winner over eighth-seeded Albert Ramos of Spain.