• VIDEO: OU golfers show off trick shot skills

    Nathan Ruiz | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma men's golf team is heading to the NCAA Championships, and after seeing the Sooners' ability to nail trick shots, that should come as a surprise to no one. The video, which can be seen above, features Oklahoma golfers Michael Gellerman, Grant Hirschman, Max McGreevy, Griffin Pierce, Charlie Saxon and Beau Titsworth and was filmed by Luke Kwon. The group took advantage of some rainy days and cold afternoons, seemingly spending time in the Charlie Coe Center chipping golf balls off various objects in the room landing in cups and trophies full of water. Some of the most impressive shots include a Sooner hitting a ball off a wall and course map before landing in a cup, and three Sooners in a line all chipping into a water-filled trophy at once. Kwon posted the video to his YouTube channel. He hinted in the description of the video that more might be coming. He apologized for the video being shot in portrait mode, adding "We'll keep that in mind next time." OU is the 12 seed in the NCAA Championships, which will be played Friday through Wednesday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Sooners will tee off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • The Oklahoma Derby: How Tulsa Roughnecks FC and OKC Energy FC's rivalry was heated from the beginning

    BY MARK COOPER, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Megaphone in his right hand, imaginary baton in his left, Mason Robbins stood with his back to the field and faced his fellow Roustabouts. He wore a throwback, red-and-white Tulsa Roughnecks jersey. On the back, it read “Capo” — an Italian word that is now synonymous with the chant-leaders for supporter groups of American soccer clubs. On top of Robbins’ matted hair was an orange, metal hard hat he found in a barn in southern Oklahoma. When the 28-year-old entered ONEOK Field and marched with the Roustabouts around the concourse, he carried a large, orange wrench he purchased at Harbor Freight Tools. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Boutique hotel apologizes for refusing lounge entry to Navy officer

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    New York's Standard Hotel, a boutique hotel located in Manhattan, has issued an apology to a Navy officer after denying her access to its rooftop lounge while visiting for Fleet Week this past weekend. The sailor's uniform was deemed a dress code violation by the rooftop lounge's bouncer.

  • Oprah Winfrey Network miniseries on Tulsa Race Riot hopes to begin filming in September

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The creative team behind a proposed miniseries set during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot hope to begin shooting in September, executive producer Nancy Miller said Wednesday. “I don’t believe anything until we’re on set and they say ‘Action!’ and even then it’s questionable,” Miller said. “But we think it’s going to go. We have a studio interested. They’re in the budget wars right now, and we hope to shoot this September.” A shooting location or locations have not been announced. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Ex-Miss America's divorce case scandalized Tulsa in '34

    BY DEBBIE JACKSON and HILARY PITTMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Two weeks of racy divorce court testimony filled with revelry, adultery and a tipsy toddler, shattered in 1934 the demure image most Tulsans had of our very own Miss America, who had married oilman Thomas Gilcrease. The crowning of Norma Des Cygne Smallwood was hailed as an anti-flapper victory by the Tulsa World. Smallwood didn’t bob her long, chestnut hair but wore it rolled into buns on either side of her face, somewhat like Princess Leia in “Star Wars.” “Chosen for beauty, intelligence and personality, Miss Tulsa … is a type entirely apart from the bobbed-haired, boyish flapper popularly acclaimed as the exponent of American girlhood,” read the Associated Press story bannered on the front page of the Tulsa World on Sept. 11, 1926. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Keystone Lake nearing flood stage

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    MANNFORD — The town administrator from Mannford is seeking to ease fears of flooding in a city that sits alongside ever-rising Keystone Lake. City hall took an estimated 300 calls Wednesday from people worried about water overtaking the community, Town Administator Mike Nunneley said. Sand bags four to five feet high have been placed around the doors of Mannford High School gymnasium, whose floor sits at 754 feet, he said. At 2 p.m. Thursday, the lake measured at 751.37 which is roughly three feet below flood stage. Keystone has a surcharge (above flood pool) of 757 feet. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' Will Premiere in September

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Trevor Noah will debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" on Sept. 28, 2015, Comedy Central has announced. BuzzFeed reports the announcement came via a video released on Thursday, which sees Noah getting a feel for current "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart’s desk.

  • Pa. newspaper: We 'bungled' letter calling for Obama's execution

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A Pennsylvania newspaper has apologized for printing a Memorial Day letter to the editor that called for a "regime change" and the execution of President Obama.

  • Sam Bradford 'right on schedule' but not full-go for Eagles yet

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is "right on schedule" in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, coach Chip Kelly said Thursday. Bradford has been limited in the Eagles' three offseason team activites this week. He's participated in individual drills, but not team drills. “He is on schedule," Kelly said, per Philly.com . "We all think there’s three phases – there’s medical rehab, performance rehab, and prepare to play. He’s probably at the tail end of medical rehab. He’ll probably start throwing some 7 on 7 next week, and I think he’s right on schedule.”

  • Former Oklahoma State QB Daxx Garman transferring to Maryland

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman is reportedly joining the Maryland football program following his graduation from Oklahoma State. Maryland tweeted the news from its official Twitter account Thursday. In March, OSU coach Mike Gundy confirmed Garman would be leaving Oklahoma State . Garman finished with 152-of-277 (54.9 percent) passing with 2,041 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his lone season of playing time in Stillwater. Garman was eventually replaced by true freshman Mason Rudolph after suffering a concussion against Texas on Nov. 15.

  • High Schoolers Donate Class Trip Money To Principal Battling Cancer

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    It was a class act in every sense: High school seniors in New Hampshire canceled their long-planned class trip so they could give the money to their principal. The seniors of Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, donated nearly $8,000 to Courtney Vashaw, who is battling synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. "I was just absolutely floored," Vashaw told the New York Daily News. "I feel so honored, so touched. It's absolutely astounding."

  • Chiropractor who practiced in OKC admits to $2M real estate scam

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A Yorba Linda-based chiropractor pleaded guilty Monday to soliciting more than $2 million from investors in a real estate scheme while spending victims' money on himself, according to the FBI, MyNewsLA.com reports. Bobby Hamby, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in federal court, according to the news website. Hamby solicited some investors for about $150,000 to acquire laser equipment for his office, according to the FBI, the website reports. The Oklahoma State Board of Chiropractic Examiners revoked Hamby's license in April. Hamby applied for that license in September 2013. While in Oklahoma City, Hamby held seminars, titled "Can type 2 diabetes be reversed?," advertising the workshops for people with the disorder .  When filing for his Oklahoma chiropractic license, Hamby did not report that the Florida Department of Professional Regulation revoked his license in 1991, according to the Oklahoma board's records. The Florida revocation came after Hamby didn't pay fines regarding a complaint the Florida agency filed against him, according to board records.  Also, Hamby forfeited his chiropractor's license in California in March 2014. Two months later, the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners cited him for "exceeding the scope of his practice; unprofessional conduct -- gross negligence; and participation in fraud/misrepresentation," board records show.

  • Everett Golson says Notre Dame blocked him from transferring to Texas

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    New Florida State quarterback Everett Golson told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that he had interest in transferring to Texas, "especially since Charlie Strong's coaching staff had developed  Teddy Bridgewater into a first-round draft pick," Feldman writes. But Notre Dame blocked him from transferring to Texas. "I would've definitely entertained it, but just knowing that I couldn't, it kinda limited me," Golson said. "It was pretty awkward, but it was kind of expected. It would've been interesting to see Texas. They (Notre Dame) basically limited me to the schools that we wouldn't play. I wasn't really surprised by it."

  • SeaWorld in Orlando to build monster roller coaster

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    SeaWorld announced on Wednesday that it is planning to build Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. Named after a type of shark, "Mako" will stand 200 feet tall, reach speeds as fast as 73 mph and have 4,760 feet of steel track. Naturally, the coaster will be in the section of SeaWorld Orlando that is shark-themed.

  • Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman announced today that Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Throughout the season, it's been no secret of a rift between Thibodeau and the Bulls' front office. While it was speculated that Thibodeau could be kept then traded after the 2014-15 season concluded, the Bulls decided to let Thibodeau go with two years and close to $9 million left on his contract. A statement from Chicago Bulls chariman Jerry Reinsdorf: “The Chicago Bulls have a history of achieving great success on and off the court. These accomplishments have been possible because of an organizational culture where input from all parts of the organization has been welcomed and valued, there has been a willingness to participate in a free flow of information, and there have been clear and consistent goals. While the head of each department of the organization must be free to make final decisions regarding his department, there must be free and open interdepartmental discussion and consideration of everyone's ideas and opinions. These internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private. Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization-staff, players, coaches, management and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops and teams can grow and succeed together. Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture. To ensure that the Chicago Bulls can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required. Days like today are difficult, but necessary for us to achieve our goals and fulfill our commitments to our fans. I appreciate the contributions that Tom Thibodeau made to the Bulls organization. I have always respected his love of the game and wish him well in the future.” Thibodeau was the 2010-2011 NBA Coach of the Year after guiding the Bulls to a 62-20 regular-season record in his debut season as head coach. The Bulls were defeated in the second round of the NBA's Eastern Conference Playoffs this season by the Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Provision slipped into budget dilutes teacher license rules

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Anyone with a bachelor’s degree could be hired and licensed to teach English, math, social studies or science in Wisconsin under a provision slipped into the state budget last week.

  • Medical Examiner releases food writer Josh Ozersky's cause of death

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Ozersky, 47, traveled to Chicago earlier this month to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards. His body was found May 4 in his room at the Conrad Hotel.

  • The world's biggest brands could sue FIFA for millions over 'wasted' marketing budgets

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Authorities in Zurich on Wednesday arrested several high-ranking FIFA officials on racketeering and corruption charges.

  • Rolling Stone: 20 Best Graduation Songs of the Last 20 Years

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Though much of graduation season is soundtracked by the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, the stuffy layer of tradition is occasionally punctured by pop hits that strike the right emotional chord. Over the past two decades, a select number of songs have captured the proper feelings of pride, nostalgia, excitement and sadness that accompany such a rite of passage. As the class of 2015 turns their tassels from right to left, here are the 20 best graduation songs of the last 20 years.

  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them, Vanya Shivashankar, 13, who lives in Kansas, is back for a fifth time -- inspired no doubt by her sister Kavya, the 2009 champion.