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James Madison pitcher Odicci Alexander makes stunning fielding play to beat Oklahoma State

OKLAHOMA CITY – Exhausted and with tears in her eyes, Odicci Alexander paused to take a moment and recover.

The James Madison pitcher had just made an incredible diving tag at home plate against Oklahoma State on Friday night and her Dukes were just one out away from becoming the first unseeded team in NCAA softball history to reach the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series.

OSU’s squeeze play with one out with one out and runners on second and third was thwarted when Alexander fielded a bunt and extended her body toward home plate, tagging out a sliding Scotland David. The JMU ace got a popup for the final out a batter later to seal a 2-1 win.

“If that’s not Top 10 SportsCenter, I don’t know what is,” JMU head coach Loren LaPorte said, “because that’s probably the best play I’ve ever seen in my career by

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James Madison upsets No. 1 Oklahoma in NCAA Women’s College World Series opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s bats have bashed opponents all season.

But Thursday, as the top-seeded Sooners opened the Women’s College World Series against unseeded James Madison at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, a real honest-to-goodness pitcher’s duel broke out.

JMU’s Odicci Alexander kept the Sooners off balance for seven innings, except for one quick burst in the third.

Shannon Saile did the same for Oklahoma, until James Madison’s Kate Gordon drove Saile’s full-count delivery over the left-center field wall with one out in the eighth, lifting the Dukes to a stunning 4-3 upset win in the WCWS opener.

James Madison (40-2) next faces No. 5 seed Oklahoma State in the winner’s bracket Friday at 7 p.m. ET after the Cowgirls squeaked past unseeded Georgia 3-2 in Thursday’s second game.

Oklahoma State and Georgia were the only teams to beat the Sooners this season before James Madison’s stunner.

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Andy Murray to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon after groin issues persist

In the latest setback of a miserable season, Andy Murray has dropped his plans to participate in the French Open — which starts a fortnight today — after experiencing a recurrence of groin pain while training in Rome. His intention now is to make an early start in his grass-court preparation in order to be as ready as possible for Queen’s and Wimbledon — the two most productive tournaments of his career. Clearly, he will first have to overcome this lingering and mysterious groin problem, which first surfaced just before the Miami Open in March. Murray travelled out to Rome a week ago to test himself in a series of practice sessions with leading players. He is understood to have taken Novak Djokovic to a tie-break in their unofficial set last Sunday, and also

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