LOCAL

TSC accepting fall registrations  

The Tahlequah Soccer Club is now accepting registrations for the fall.

The league will be open to children ages four to 17. The fee is $35 prior to July 15 and $50 after that.

Forms can be picked up and returned at Phillips 66 on the west bypass, at Felts Shoes or printed from our website (www.tahlequahsoccerclub.org).

Also, the club is in need of volunteers to coach, referee and field maintenance.

For more information, contact Serena Foster at 457-7388 or Melissa Foreman at 453-3838.

STATE

RedHawks make LeBron an offer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James has plenty of opportunities in front of him as the NBA's top free agent. How about playing baseball?

The Oklahoma City RedHawks on Wednesday offered the reigning NBA MVP the chance to play for the minor-league baseball club, along with some benefits.

Instead of offering millions of dollars, the RedHawks are attempting to entice James with a rental home with free lawn care, a "LeBratwurst" named after him and four tickets to the "All You Can Eat" section at the ballpark.

The tongue-in-cheek offer even includes an opportunity for James to win a long-desired championship. The Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers had a 31⁄2-game lead in its division in the Pacific Coast League entering Wednesday night.

The RedHawks say they're also considering similar offers for Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Brian Scalabrine.

NATION

Gamecocks win NCAA title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Whit Merrifield's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning gave South Carolina its first baseball national championship with a 2-1 victory over UCLA in the College World Series on Tuesday night.

The Gamecocks (54-16) won six straight games after losing their CWS opener against Oklahoma. They became the third first-time champion since 2006 after sweeping the best-of-three series.

Each team had plenty of scoring chances, but had difficulty converting in Rosenblatt's finale before the event moves to a new downtown stadium next year. A video tribute to the stadium, fireworks and a trumpeter playing a slow version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" finished Rosenblatt's 61-year run as the CWS home.

"To be the last team to win it here, that's amazing," said winning pitcher Matt Price.

It was the fifth championship decided in an extra-inning final, and first since Southern California topped Florida State — also 2-1 — in 15 innings in 1970.

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