The Oklahoman

Saints might open season in Arlington


The New Orleans Saints are investigat­ing the possibilit­y of remaining in the Dallas area for up to a month and opening their regular season against Green Bay in the Cowboys’ home stadium, coach Sean Payton said.

While the Superdome appears to have been spared significant damage from Hurricane Ida, there are logistical challenges with staffing an NFL game there in the near future because of the widespread damage in the area.

Dodgers slip to .500 after loss

Oklahoma City left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday and lost a 6-4 Triple-A West baseball decision to Las Vegas at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

OKC fell to 50-50 after scoring two runs in the inning but failed to score again. Las Vegas outfielder Buddy Reed made a diving catch for the third out to end the game.

RANGERS: Former Oklahoma Baptist pitcher Taylor Hearn had a careerbest big league outing on Sunday against the Houston Astros. The Texas Rangers hurler threw a career-high 89 pitches over 6 2/3 innings in a 13-2 win over first-place Houston. Hearn struck out six, walked none and allowed just two runs.

ANGELS: Los Angeles manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Mike Trout is experienci­ng soreness in his right calf after running the bases on Saturday and that discussion­s about shutting down the three-time AL MVP for the rest of the season are rapidly approachin­g.

Extra points

PARALYMPIC­S: Ardmore resident and University of Oklahoma alum Monique Matthews scored a team-best 11 points, but the U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team lost 3-0 to China in the Tokyo Paralympic­s.

— Staff and wire reportss

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