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Morning Roundup: OU advances to NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships

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Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven bars during the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City on Feb. 16, 2019. [AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file]
Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols competes on the uneven bars during the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City on Feb. 16, 2019. [AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file]

The top-ranked Oklahoma women's gymnastics team won its 10th straight regional title on Saturday.

The Sooners recorded a nation-high 198.475 — just .025 off the program record set in 2015 — during Saturday's competition in Athens, Georgia. Georgia took second place with a 198.050, followed by California (197.675) and Kentucky (197.600).

OU's Maggie Nichols capped the night with a perfect 10 on bars.

With the victory, OU clinched a berth in the NCAA Championships, which will be held April 19-20 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wozniacki, Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Madison Keys of the U.S. will play in the Volvo Car Open title match on Sunday after posting straight-set wins in Charleston, South Carolina.

The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final nine games following a 70-minute rain delay at the season's first clay-court tournament.

Tuberville to run for Alabama Senate

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville is joining the Republican race to win back the Alabama Senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones in 2020.

Tuberville announced his candidacy Saturday on Twitter.

Tampa Bay ties NHL record with 62nd win

The Tampa Bay Lightning won its NHL record-tying 62nd game, getting a short-handed goal by Steven Stamkos during a three-goal second period in a 6-3 road victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

Tampa Bay (62-16-4) tied the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most victories during the regular season.

Elsewhere ...

• Roadster defeated Game Winner by a half-length Saturday to win the $1 million Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, California, giving trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish and the possibility of three horses in the Kentucky Derby.

His other standout, Improbable, is set to run in the Arkansas Derby next weekend.

Bob Knight has made his first public appearance on Indiana University's Bloomington campus since his departure following his 2000 firing.

The former IU basketball coach attended IU's baseball doubleheader against Penn State Saturday afternoon with his longtime friend and former (Bloomington) Herald-Times sports editor Bob Hammel.

Staff and wire reports

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