• Penn newspaper fools Internet, says Emma Watson will attend for grad school

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    April Fools’ Day may be a week away, but The Daily Pennsylvanian got a jump start this year, USA TODAY reports. The University of Pennsylvania’s independent newspaper is successfully trolling the Internet, reporting that Hogwarts’ brainiest alum, Emma Watson, is headed to Penn for grad school.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame chooses three

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Jim Ed Brown said he was as nervous as a mosquito at a nudist colony at Tuesday's announcement that he and his sisters Bonnie and Maxine would be joining the Country Music Hall of Fame, USA TODAY reports. "I know what to do, but I don't know where to start." The Browns, who recorded the 1959 crossover smash "The Three Bells" and several other country hits during the '50s and '60s, will join the Oak Ridge Boys and guitaristGrady Martin in the Hall's 2015 class.

  • Ex-employee on how Adidas didn't sign Michael Jordan

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    In 1984, the Portland Trail Blazers made the decision to draft Sam Bowie with the second pick of the NBA Draft. At the time, it seemed like a pretty reasonable decision. Bowie, a senior out of Kentucky, was an All-American and was just shy of averaging a double-double during the 1983-84 season with the Wildcats. Bowie was to provide valuable assistance to the team struggling to replace Bill Walton, USA TODAY reports. This all made sense on June 19, 1984, before the Chicago Bulls picked third. The Bulls chose Michael Jordan with that pick.

  • LeBron James: 'No one should fault' Kevin Love for choosing Russell Westbrook as MVP

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    In response to Kevin Love's endorsement of Russell Westbrook as the NBA's Most Valuable Player this season, LeBron James hasn't added fuel to the fire. "Kev has is own opinion on who he believes is the MVP," James said Tuesday. "No one should fault him for that." On Monday, Love went on the Dan Patrick Show and said he would pick Westbrook over James, his Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, as this season's MVP. Westbrook and Love played together at UCLA in college. Per the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd , Love "seemed frustrated Tuesday" that only a small portion of his interview had been circulated. “If you choose to get the little three- or four-second clip of my whole answer, I said LeBron could very well be the MVP, Steph Curry, James Harden,” Love said Tuesday. “Those are guys you all talk about and you know very well all of them could be the MVP.” With Kevin Durant out indefinitely, Westbrook has helped the Thunder move three games ahead of Phoenix for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. James' Cavaliers are second in the Eastern Conference standings as of Wednesday.

  • Employees working fewer hours due to Obamacare: survey

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Some U.S. workers are ringing in the fifth anniversary of Obamacare by working fewer hours, according to a new survey the Washington Examiner reports. A new survey by the Society of Human Resource Management released Tuesday found about 14 percent of businesses have reduced part-time hours and another 6 percent plan to do so. Employers are reducing hours to avoid Obamacare's employer mandate, which requires companies to provide health insurance to all workers that work 30 or more hours a week. In addition, 5 percent of companies already reduced or plan to reduce the total number of employees. The remainder of those surveyed chose not to reduce employee hours.

  • The top-selling throwback jersey in Oklahoma is ...

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Mitchell and Ness specializes in throwback sports apparel and vintage jerseys, so the the tradition-rich company has a good idea of what is selling where. Take Oklahoma, for example. Mitchell and Ness created a map of the best selling professional team throwback jerseys by state and a Sanders is at the top of the list. It's not Barry, however. It's Deion Sanders' 1995 authentic Dallas Cowboys jersey (which is selling for $300 here ). Remember this one? The big stars on the shoulders? It was the final Super Bowl season of the early-90s Cowboys' dynasty. Sanders' also has top-selling throwbacks in Georgia and Hawaii (for what it's worth, Barry Sanders' 1993 Detroit Lions jersey is the top seller in Michigan.) But Sanders is far from the most popular throwback athlete according to M&N. Kobe Bryant's 1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers jersey is the top throwback in SEVEN states. Kobe's No. 8 is even the top selling throwback in Ohio, which is supposed to be LeBron James country. Maybe James isn't old enough to have a throwback yet? Other notables: Mickey Mantle's 1951 New York Yankees jersey is the No. 1 M&N throwback in Idaho. Troy Aikman is No. 1 in Texas . 1995 Cowboys strike again.

  • Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible. It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, providing just the right amount of stimulation, working in some decent downtime, and fitting it all into your time frame and budget. The following destinations provide would-be adventurers with a host of options a world away from that five-star hotel and the lacklustre kids club.

  • Ride the rapids to these 'Deliverance' filming locations

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    "Sometimes you have to lose yourself 'fore you can find anything."

  • Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way. According to a March 23 report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America.

  • A 'Post Modern Skateboard' That Ditches The Board

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    It has been a while since we've seen an upgrade to either roller skates or the skateboard, says NPR. But which one is it? These wheels give skating in the 21st century an effortless new look.

  • Medical marijuana industry still growing in Colorado

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Colorado made headlines worldwide when recreational marijuana went on sale to the public in January 2014, the Colorado Gazette reports. News organizations descended on the Centennial State to document, and hype, the advent of legalized retail pot. The act of applying for and opening a retail pot business became reality-TV drama. MSNBC filmed a six-part documentary titled “Pot Barons of Colorado.” There was great anticipation, and long lines, as pot shops opened for business, and a multimillion-dollar industry was born overnight. By early February 2015, 334 retail shops were selling pot to the public, based on state Department of Revenue data.

  • Jon Hamm Completes Rehab Stint for Alcohol

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Jon Hamm completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol abuse, says TMZ, just days before the premiere of the last season of "Mad Men." We're told Hamm checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February. It's a high-end facility.

  • Lara Logan of '60 Minutes' hospitalized again

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    After Lara Logan was hospitalized for the second time in a month, a '60 Minutes' spokesperson wished her a 'speedy recovery.' Logan was hospitalized on Monday, weeks after the correspondent was taken to a Washington, D.C. hospital for internal bleeding. It was unclear whether Logan's current hospitalization is the result of any lingering complications from a brutal sexual assault she endured in 2011 at the hands of a gang of men during the uprising in Egypt.

  • KTUL: Sapulpa Police Investigating Motel Death

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Sapulpa Police were investigating Wednesday morning after someone was found dead at a motel along I-44, KTUL reports. The call went out sometime before 1:30 a.m. and officers responded to the America's Value Inn on West Skelly Drive ...

  • KOCO: Student expelled because of racist chant video to address media Wednesday

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    One of the students involved in the racist chant video that shut down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will address the media Wednesday in a media briefing called state Sen. Anastasia Pittman, KOCO reports. Pittman will be hosting a media briefing with Levi Pettit, 20 ...

  • Report: Former OU basketball coach Jeff Capel offered Arizona State job

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Arizona State has offered former OU basketball coach Jeff Capel its coaching vacancy following the firing of Herb Sendek, according to multiple reports. Arizona State fired Sendek on Tuesday after nine seasons in Tempe. The Sun Devils went 18-16 this season and did not make the NCAA Tournament. Since being fired by OU in 2011 , Capel has been an assistnt at Duke. The Blue Devils are currently in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, where they will play Utah on Friday. More from NewsOK : Baldwin: Former OU coach Jeff Capel will not be at Duke for long

  • Report: Mark Price mulling job at UNC Charlotte

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Former NBA All-Star Mark Price has been offered the job at UNC Charlotte, according to ESPN sources. Price, an Enid native, played 12 seasons in the NBA, where he was a four-time All-Star. Price would replace Alan Major, who left the school last week after five seasons. Price is currently an assistant with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. More from NewsOK : Oklahoma's greatest basketball player, Mark Price, returns to OKC as Bobcats' assistant coach Collected Wisdom: Mark Price

  • Blake Griffin cleared of battery charge in night club incident

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Nevada prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in connection with his alleged involvement in a night club confrontation in Las Vegas. Daniel Schuman, 39, filed battery charges against Griffin in November, claiming that Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone. But according to The Associated Press, new information obtained since the charges were filed in November "made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved." Schuman told police that the former OU All-American grabbed his cellphone after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers players Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub.

  • Blake Griffin cleared of battery charge in Las Vegas nightclub incident

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Nevada prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in connection with his alleged involvement in a night club confrontation in Las Vegas. Daniel Schuman, 39, filed battery charges against Griffin in November, claiming that Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone. But according to The Associated Press, new information obtained since the charges were filed in November "made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved." Schuman told police that the former OU All-American grabbed his cellphone after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers players Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub.

  • At least one killed in four-vehicle crash near Shawnee

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    At least one person was killed following a four-vehicle crash involving a semi in Pottawatomie County, Tuesday afternoon.The crash occurred just south of Shawnee, near state highway 177 and Hardesty Road.




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