Alex Storako pitches one-hit gem as OU softball beats Iowa State in Big 12 opener

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Storako pitches gem as OU beats Iowa State in Big 12 softball opener

Alex Storako allowed one hit in seven shutout innings Friday as the top-ranked OU softball team opened Big 12 play with a 3-0 win at Iowa State.

Storako, who struck out five with no walks, improved to 11-0 on the season.

The Sooners (28-1) scored two runs in the second inning off Ellie Spelhaug (1-4). Kinzie Hansen opened the scoring for OU, driving home Alyssa Brito with a one-out RBI double. One batter later, Haley Lee scored on a fielder's choice.

Jayda Coleman picked up an RBI in the sixth inning, drawing a bases-loaded walk to bring home Avery Hodge.

Alesia Ranches had the lone hit for the Cyclones (11-15).

The Sooners and Cyclones will wrap up their series Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Both games game are streaming on ESPN+ (subscription required) and can be heard on the radio (107.7 FM, 1560 AM).

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Alex Storako allowed one hit in seven shutout innings Friday as the top-ranked OU softball team opened Big 12 play with a 3-0 win at Iowa State.
Alex Storako allowed one hit in seven shutout innings Friday as the top-ranked OU softball team opened Big 12 play with a 3-0 win at Iowa State.

Six OU women's gymnasts earn 10 regular-season All-America honors

Six members of the No. 1-ranked Oklahoma women's gymnastics team combined to secure 10 regular season All-America honors from the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA), the organization announced Thursday.

Senior Ragan Smith, juniors Audrey Davis and Katherine LeVasseur, sophomores Jordan Bowers and Danielle Sievers, and freshman Faith Torrez all received recognition from the association.

Regular season All-America honors are based on an individual's final National Qualifying Score (NQS) prior to NCAA regional competition. First-team honorees are ranked 1-8 nationally, and second-team designees are ranked 9-16. Both team honors include ties.

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Eagles lineman Lane Johnson gets new deal

The Eagles are giving former OU standout Lane Johnson a one-year contract extension worth $33.4 million with $30 million of it guaranteed. ESPN first reported the news. That will keep the right tackle under contract through 2026. That move significantly lowers Johnson's salary cap hit for this season, which was $24 million.

That could create enough room for the Eagles to sign quarterback Jalen Hurts to a contract extension. The Eagles had $13.9 million in cap space, according to overthecap.com before Johnson's contract extension. It's believed that the extension will clear another $10 million.

Johnson, widely considered the best right tackle in the NFL, is 33 years old. He hasn't allowed a sack in more than 2 years and has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times.

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Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) answers questions from the media during team availability at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix on Feb. 7, 2023.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) answers questions from the media during team availability at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix on Feb. 7, 2023.

Mavs' Doncic fined $35,000 over money sign toward officials

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was fined $35,000 on Friday for directing a money sign toward officials in the final seconds of a loss to Golden State.

Doncic walked toward officials while rubbing his fingers together with 1.7 seconds left in the 127-125 loss on Wednesday night. The four-time All-Star apparently was upset that a foul wasn't called when he missed a layup.

Dallas was trailing 125-122 when Doncic caught a pass under the basket and his layup bounced off the back of the rim. After the Mavericks committed a foul to stop the clock, Doncic made the gesture.

The NBA said the fine was for “an inappropriate and unprofessional gesture toward a game official.”

—Staff and wire reports

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