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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma sports news from The Associated Press

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The NCAA has denied former Tulsa basketball player Patrick Swilling's request for a progress-toward-degree waiver to play football based on academic eligibility. Swilling was accused of sexual assault earlier this year, but no charges were filed. He was suspended from the basketball team in February and did not play again. Swilling has no athletic eligibility remaining.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tickets to the University of Oklahoma-University of Tulsa football game in Tulsa will go on sale online this weekend. TU announced Wednesday that tickets will be available starting Saturday. Any tickets remaining after the weekend will be available at the TU Athletic Ticket Office. All tickets are $90.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oral Roberts University has released its basketball schedule for the coming season. The schedule includes games against Oklahoma, Missouri, Memphis and the annual cross-town rivalry game with Tulsa. ORU will open with exhibition games on November 3rd and November 8th against East Central and Rogers State before the season-opener at home on November 15th against Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa Shock's Odyssey Sims has been the WNBA's Rookie of the Month for August. It's the second straight month she won the award. Sims averaged 23.5 points and 4 assists per game during the month while scoring 20 or more points in five of six games during the month. Sims was selected by the Shock as the second overall pick in the 2014 WNBA draft.

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