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  • Oklahoma State football report card: Cowboys get an 'A' for ballhawking after producing four spring game turnovers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Optimism prevails around OSU football this spring, and that spirit was evident after an Orange-White Game that produced no glaring question marks Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh thrilled to be back in action

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    J.W. Walsh has gone from backup to situational player to starter during his Oklahoma State career. But after being injured and sidelined for a good chunk of last season, the quarterback was bypassed by Mason Rudolph and will enter the fall as the Cowboys’ backup.

  • Collected Wisdom: Hubie Brown, NBA broadcaster and former coach

    By Mel Bracht, mbracht@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Hubie Brown, 81, is beginning his 30th year of broadcasting the NBA playoffs, including working with USA Network, CBS, Turner and now ABC/ESPN. He brings an encylopedic knowledge of the game and a coach’s approach to his broadcasts.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Baker Mayfield says Mark Andrews reminds him of former Texas Tech star Jace Amaro

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    One of the most talked-about Sooners throughout spring practices was redshirt freshman Mark Andrews, who switched from wide receiver to tight end last season and is expected to play a big role in the offense next year.

  • Elmo Encourages Kids to Get Vaccinated in Hilarious New Video

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Even Sesame Street's residents get shots! Elmo teamed up with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to encourage kids to get vaccinated. In two PSAs, the lovable puppet learns more about the importance of vaccines, and relies on a famous pop star's tune to smile through the shot. In the longer video, produced by The Daily Dot, Dr. Murthy talks to Elmo about germs, and how they make him sick. "Elmo doesn't like being sick because Elmo feels bad when Elmo can't play outside with Elmo's friends," the puppet replies.

  • Gender bender at ESPN? If Britt (Brat) McHenry was a man, she'd be out of a job

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Equality for all is something we should support. That’s no grand revelation. Yet this axiom popped fresh after watching Britt McHenry, the ESPN reporter, berate a female towing company employee on a video that went viral. McHenry got what amounted to a slap on the wrist, receiving a one- week vacation, er, suspension after the video surfaced last week.

  • Kylie Jenner Debuts Pink Hair

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Kylie Jenner's hair evolution continues and she rocks out for a second weekend at Coachella. The ...

  • 'Just Got Paid' singer Johnny Kemp dies - CNN.com

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    (CNN)Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the 1988 party anthem "Just Got Paid," died this week in Jamaica. The singer is believed to have drowned at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday, the Jamaica Constabulatory Force said in a press release. The statement listed his age as 54, but other reports say he was 55.

  • Opinion: The end of the license plate | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Until recently our auto travels — in public — have been essentially private. Scattered individuals may have observed our locations at given moments, but the bulk of our public movements have been practically obscure. Nobody collected data in a systematic or useful way, and our movements were lost to history. That is no longer true. Public and private entities are scanning license plates, snapping photos of our cars, and storing the times and locations where they appear. Close correlation between license plate numbers and particular drivers means that databases of mundane information about auto movements also reveal quite sensitive information.

  • Grandfather of child abuse victim dies in prison in Lexington, Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Don Luke, a former newspaper editor in McAlester, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the death of his grandson, Ryan Luke, 2. Luke, 74, died of cancer Thursday at the Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington.

  • Bethany City Council calls election despite funeral home withdrawal

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Residents will decide June 9 whether to overturn a rezoning decision made by members of the Bethany City Council on behalf of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service.

  • Tornado watch issued Saturday afternoon for western Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A tornado watch issued Saturday afternoon covers most of western Oklahoma, including Alva, Woodward, Clinton, Altus and Lawton. It remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday.

  • OU softball: Lauren Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record

    Erik Horne | Updated: 2 hr ago

    OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run against Baylor on Saturday. With the Sooners leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and 90th of her career, tying […]

  • Concert review, photos & set list: With Christine McVie's return, Fleetwood Mac electrifies Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    “The Chain” is at last mended, and unbroken, it’s as strong as ever. Fleetwood Mac made its delayed yet triumphant return to Oklahoma City Friday night with its full, five-star iconic lineup, including singer/keyboardist Christine McVie, whose significance in the band becomes even more apparent once you witness live the way she both energizes and […]

  • Elvin Bishop to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Paul Butterfield Blues Band tonight

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Elvin Bishop, who has Tulsa ties, will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame tonight as an original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Other inductees in the Rock Hall’s Class of 2015 include Ringo Star, The “5” Royales, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan, […]

  • Photos: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum and more participate in ACM Lifting Lives gala

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    On Friday night, ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, celebrated its first fundraising gala, hosted by Oklahoma country music luminary Garth Brooks and his wife and fellow country superstar Trisha Yearwood, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The gala, co-hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Montel Williams, kicked off the 50th ACM Awards […]

  • Western Heritage Awards streaming live tonight; honoring 'Hell on Wheels,' 'The Homesman'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    WranglerNetwork.com is providing live stream coverage tonight of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Western Heritage Awards. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum honors and memorializes the men and women who have through their exemplary lives, careers, and achievements embodied and perpetuated the heritage of the American West. Tune in to the Western […]

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State Spring Game

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma State football kicks off its Spring Game today from Stillwater. Follow Kyle Fredrickson and more from around the Web for updates.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 18, 2015: Hear Horse Thief, CHAPPO and DJ Fishr Pryce at Eskimo Joe's in Stillwater

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Today’s featured event: STILLWATER – Organizers of Tulsa’s Center of the Universe Festival are planning a free show tonight in Stillwater as part of a CouFest Preview Tour. Brooklyn band CHAPPO, Dallas-based DJ Fishr Pryce and Oklahoma City alternative rockers Horse Thief will play at 6 p.m. at the Eskimo Joe’s parking lot stage, 501 […]

  • Five Joules: Taft Stadium re-opens

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC began this season with road matches in Tulsa and Colorado Springs sandwiched between two bye weeks. Sound Familiar? Energy FC opened 2014 with three road games as Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City was being renovated for soccer. But the Energy aren’t playing at Pribil Stadium anymore. […]