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Former OSU goalkeeper AD Franch named to U.S. team

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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Portland Thorns goalie Adrianna Franch, right, stops a scoring attempt by Orlando Pride forward Jasmyne Spencer during the second half of their NWSL soccer match in Portland, Ore. The Thorns will host the third-place Pride in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in their NWSL playoff semifinal game. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Portland Thorns goalie Adrianna Franch, right, stops a scoring attempt by Orlando Pride forward Jasmyne Spencer during the second half of their NWSL soccer match in Portland, Ore. The Thorns will host the third-place Pride in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in their NWSL playoff semifinal game. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)

Former OSU goalkeeper named to U.S. team

Former Oklahoma State All-American goalkeeper AD Franch is one of 23 players on the United States Women’s National Team roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Franch, who starred for the Cowgirls from 2009-12, is one of three goalies on the USWNT World Cup roster. It marks Franch’s first time being named to a World Cup roster.

Franch is the second OSU star to be named to a Women’s World Cup roster, joining Courtney Dike on that list. Dike competed for Nigeria in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

OSU's career leader with 38 shutouts, Franch was a three-time All-American at OSU and is now a star in the NWSL, where she was the league's Goalkeeper of the Year in 2017 and 2018 as a member of the Portland Thorns.

Game Winner now Kentucky Derby favorite

The new favorite enters the Kentucky Derby seeking his first win of 2019 and tops several contenders on modest winning streaks that could factor large in the sport's marquee race.

Game Winner is now the favorite to win Saturday after Omaha Beach was scratched.

He has already won more than $1 million and seeks a bigger payday of $1.86 million along with a garland of roses. He's among a trio of horses trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who's chasing a record-tying sixth Derby win and second in a row after Triple Crown winner Justify.

OSU golfers named Ben Hogan finalists

Oklahoma State’s Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff have been named two of the three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award it was announced today by The Hogan Trophy Award Foundation, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Hovland and Wolff are the third set of teammates ever to be finalists. They are joined by California’s Collin Morikawa. For the first time in the award’s history, all three players are ranked among the top five in all four major ranking systems.

The Ben Hogan Award is given annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the past 12 months.

Woods to get Medal of Freedom next week

As he prepares for another major golf tournament, Tiger Woods will squeeze in a visit with one of his golfing partners next week, heading to the White House on Monday to see President Trump and receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods will receive one of the nation's highest civilian awards in a Rose Garden ceremony that will fall 10 days before he gets back down to serious work and attempts to win his second major tournament of the season, the PGA Championship.

Woods and Trump are longtime business and golf partners and Trump tweeted that Woods would receive the Medal of Freedom shortly after he completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports by winning the Masters last month.

Indians' pitcher breaks arm on line drive

Pitcher Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians sustained a non-displaced fracture Wednesday night when he was struck by a line drive in the fifth inning of a start against Miami.

Kluber, who struggled through the season's first month, couldn't avoid the 102 mph comebacker hit by Brian Anderson. After being nailed, Kluber chased after the ball with his right arm motionless against his side before swatting it with his glove toward the bag.

The 33-year-old was undergoing further imaging tests Thursday to determine the length of his absence. He may miss more than one month to allow his ulna bone to heal.

Wire reports

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<strong>Kentucky Derby entrant Game Winner runs during a workout at Churchill Downs on Thursday. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday. [AP Photo/Charlie Riedel].</strong>

Kentucky Derby entrant Game Winner runs during a workout at Churchill Downs on Thursday. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday. [AP Photo/Charlie Riedel].

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