Alvarez a summer-winter medalist, US reaches baseball final
Tokyo Olympics Baseball United States' Eddy Alvarez, front, and Nick Allen embrace after a semi-final baseball game against South Korea at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. After earning a silver in 2014 at Sochi as part of the U.S. four-man short track team, he'll get at least a silver in baseball. South Korea (3-3) faces the Dominican Republic (2-3) for the bronze. South Korea stacked its batting order with six left-handed hitters, likely taking notice of his minor league righty/lefty splits. Park Hae-Min chased Ryan with an RBI single in the fifth, and Ryan needed just two pitches to escape two-on trouble, getting Kang Baek-Ho to ground into an inning-ending double play.wftv.com
Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35
NORMAN, Okla. – A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't know until Friday if he'd have enough players available at all position groups to play the game. Kansas State upset Oklahoma 48-41 in Manhattan, Kansas, last year, making the loss especially disappointing for the Sooners. Oklahoma outgained the Wildcats 517 yards to 400 but had four turnovers to none for Kansas State. STAT LINESIn the fourth quarter, Kansas State outscored Oklahoma 17-0.