• KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when things don’t go his way

    KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. – A minor league baseball manager threw a temper tantrum when things didn’t go his way.   Frisco Rough Riders manager Joe Mikulik got a little carried away this week when his team was up against the Tulsa Drillers.   Mikulik was arguing a call with the refs when he threw his helmet.

  • Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Art Briles was dismissed as Baylor football coach after eight seasons with the school, according to ESPN. Players were notified of the news via text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The school will make the announcement at 11 a.m., the report said. Briles, who was hired in December 2007, went 4-8 in his first two seasons. Baylor then went 7-6 and played in its first bowl game in 16 years in 2010. Since 2011, Briles has compiled a 50-15 record, winning 10 games or more in four of the last five seasons. The Baylor football program has been embroiled in scandal in recent weeks, including allegations of violence against women by football players. The school commissioned a third-party law firm to investigate the school's handling of rampant allegations. The report is expected to be released to the public soon. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will take over as head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

  • Shaq shows up to Oklahoma City rap show, tweets about local rapper

    Shaq shows up to Oklahoma City rap show, tweets...

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    15-time NBA All-Star, platinum-selling recording artist and notably large person Shaquille O'Neal is in town for the Western Conference Finals, but he showed up somewhere 

  • OSU women's tennis reaches championship match of NCAA tennis tournament

    OSU women\'s tennis reaches championship match...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    The Oklahoma State women's tennis team will be competing for a national championship. The Cowgirls upset No. 1 seed Cal 4-3 in the national semifinals Monday morning at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa to reach the championship match for the first time in program history. The national championship will begin at noon Tuesday.

  • Draymond Green wants to apologize to Steven Adams for low blow

    Draymond Green wants to apologize to Steven...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Golden State forward Draymond Green maintains that he did not kick Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin intentionally in Game 3 on Sunday night, and he said he would apologize to Adams if given the opportunity. In a diary entry for The Undefeated, Green attempted to explain his side of the incident. "I would tell (Adams), 'My bad. I didn't try to do something like that,'" Green said. "Honestly, I wanted to go up to him during the game and say that. But I know what type of competitor he is and I think I know how he would react. If he would have reacted the way I thought he would have reacted, I know what that would have done to me as well. I just kind of erred on the side of not saying anything and was hopeful I may catch him after the game. I didn't intentionally kick him down there. Whether he believes me or not, which I don't think he will and wouldn't in the moment, which is why I didn't say anything. I would definitely apologize, and I look forward to apologizing to him, if I see him."

  • ‘Brazil, you are next’ ISIS issue serious threat to 2016 Rio Olympics

    ‘Brazil, you are next’ ISIS issue serious...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    The country’s national intelligence agency has warned the threat of a terror attack by Islamic militants is on the rise – less than four months before the games start in August.   Counterterrorism director Luiz Alberto Sallaberry revealed the number of Brazilians who sympathise with Islamic State – also known as Daesh – is increasing.   And he confirmed a “credible threat” to state security from ISIS had been identified.

  • Crazy story about how one former NFL player lost his job shows how cutthroat and cheap the league can be

    Crazy story about how one former NFL player...

    Business Insider | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Miami Dolphins cut Mike Golic by having him lie on a medical release waiver.

  • Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out what it will cost and timeline for its construction

    Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out...

    Dallas News | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If voters agree to pay for half of a $1 billion stadium, the Texas Rangers will stick around Arlington long enough to celebrate the team's 80th anniversary. City leaders and Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers' stay by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city and team would share the cost evenly, with the Rangers responsible for overruns. The stadium is expected to open no later than the 2021 season, nearly three years before the team's contract to play at Globe Life Park expires. The team, which moved from Washington to Arlington in 1972, would be committed to the city through the 2053 season. The new venue would be built in parking lots across Randol Mill Road from the current stadium.

  • New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

    New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t...

    Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker. The survey of 504 people across every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations. Among the Native Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name.

  • Thunder guard Randy Foye buys Bruce Springsteen's home

    Thunder guard Randy Foye buys Bruce...

    Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Bruce Springsteen is selling one of two neighboring homes in Rumson, NJ., and the buyer just so happens to be Thunder guard Randy Foye, according to redbankgreen.com. The contract, dated Feb. 26, does not indicate the sale price of the five-acre property. A deed has yet to be filed to indicate completion of the sale. According to county records, the property is a 3,700-square-foot home built in 1904. The property is assessed at $1.96 million.

  • Olympics could spark 'full blown global health disaster'

    Olympics could spark \'full blown global health...

    Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could spark a “full-blown public health disaster”, doctors have warned.   Since the Zika virus was first identified in Brazil in May 2015, the disease's spread through Latin America has been declared a health emergency by the World Health Organisation and the number of suspected cases in Rio is the highest of any state in the country.   The continued presence of the virus ahead of the summer Olympics has caused athletes and health specialists to question the risks involved in allowing the Games to go ahead with hundreds of thousands of spectators travelling to the city.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules OAB has right to sue for Joe Mixon video

    Oklahoma Supreme Court rules OAB has right to...

    Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this week the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has the right to sue for access to the surveillance footage that shows Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman at a Norman restaurant. Seven of the nine Supreme Court judges agreed the video was a public record. The court ruled Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman "acted outside the law" in denying public access to the video.

  • A Texas town is building a $62.8 million high school football stadium

    A Texas town is building a $62.8 million high...

    Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    The town of McKinney, Texas voted in favor of a bond Saturday that will allow the school district to build a $62.8 million, 12,000-seat high school football stadium. According to USA Today, that price tag would make it the most expensive high school football stadium in the country.   Saturday's vote allowed the town to devote $50.3 million toward the stadium out of a new $220 million bond. The other $12.5 million for the football stadium project will come from a bond approved by the town in 2000.   Although McKinney's new field might be the most expensive, it is far from the only mega-priced project in the area. The stadium will be built approximately four miles north of a $60 million football stadium which seats 18,000 in Allen, Texas. The town of Katy, Texas is currently building at $62.5 million stadium set to open in 2017.

  • Sean McDonough Joins ESPN’s Monday Night Football

    Sean McDonough Joins ESPN’s Monday Night Football

    Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    Sean McDonough, one of sports television’s most versatile broadcasters, will be the new play-by-play voice for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. McDonough becomes the fifth play-by-play voice in the 46-year history of Monday Night Football, joining Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels and Mike Tirico, who called the past 10 seasons on ESPN. Tirico is leaving ESPN after 26 years at the network to join NBC, where he will work on NBC's NFL telecasts, Summer and Winter Olympics coverage and select golf tournaments. McDonough, who has been with ESPN since 2000, joins MNF from the college ranks, where he has served as a play-by-play commentator on Saturday afternoon ABC college football and ESPN's Big Monday ACC basketball games. He also provided play-by-play for ESPN for Major League Baseball, NFL, tennis, golf, the College World Series and other college sports. McDonough will work alongside analyst Jon Gruden and reporter Lisa Salters when the 2016 NFL season kicks off this fall. "Sean is a premier play-by-play commentator who combines a signature voice with intelligence, passion and humor, and he always brings out the best in his partners," said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production. "Monday Night Football has a rich history and a bright future ahead with our new booth team of Sean and Jon." "This is a dream come true," said McDonough, who will make his MNF debut at the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 7. "One of my favorite memories of my childhood was watching Monday Night Football with my dad, who I know is smiling down on me today. I am humbled and deeply honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the most iconic franchise in the history of sports television."

  • God Bless Russell Westbrook, May He Never Change

    God Bless Russell Westbrook, May He Never Change

    GQ Magazine | Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    Russell Westbrook is the kind of player who was meant to be broken by time or age. Except Westbrook is too stubborn and powerful for that.

  • CBS report: Russian gold medalists used steroids at Sochi Olympics

    CBS report: Russian gold medalists used...

    Published: Mon, May 9, 2016

    CBS News says the former head of Russia's drug testing laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov has told whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov that at least four of Russia's gold medal winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics were using steroids, according to an interview to be aired on Sunday.  Stepanov, who previously worked for Russia's anti-doping agency and is now living in the United States, told the investigative program "60 Minutes" that Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the drug laboratory, had evidence of the use of banned substances at the Games in Sochi, Russia.   Reuters was unable to independently confirm the disclosures in the "60 Minutes" report.

  • Report: Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry Sandusky sex abuse in 1976

    Report: Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry...

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was allegedly told in 1976 about an accusation of child sexual abuse by former assistant Jerry Sandusky, according to a court order cited in a story published by PennLive.   The PennLive story cites a court order connected to insurance coverage case involving Penn State. The order includes a line that one of the school’s insurers has claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” The filing also cites incidents of other assistant football coaches witnessing “inappropriate contact between Sandusky and unidentified children.”   Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse in June 2012, five months after Paterno’s death, and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. Lawyers for Sandusky, 72, have been in court this week attempting to overturn his conviction.

  • Five things to know about former Guthrie star, new Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers 

    Five things to know about former Guthrie star,...

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    The Minnesota Vikings added to their defense in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Missouri linebacker  Kentrell Brothers  with the 160th overall pick. Brothers, a graduate of Guthrie High, played outside linebacker for the Tigers but could shift inside for the Vikings. The 6-foot, 245 pounder was credited by Vikings general manager Rick Spielman for his instinctive playmaking, and Minnesota believes Brothers also could help on special teams. Here are five things to know about Brothers.

  • Akolda Manyang charged with felony assault after Campus Corner incident

    Akolda Manyang charged with felony assault...

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Oklahoma basketball player Akolda Manyang has been charged with felony aggravated assault and battery in the aftermath of an incident that took place at Norman's Campus Corner district early Sunday morning. According to Cleveland County district attorney Greg Mashburn, the 22-year-old Manyang approached a group including a man identified as Tyler Evans and allegedly began making advances toward some women in the group. Evans allegedly told Manyang to take it easy. The two separated for a moment, before Manyang re-approached Evans and punched him in the face. Evans sustained "injuries to his face, including swelling, a lacerated lip and two missing teeth, which he said were knocked out as a result of the punch," according to the probably cause affidavit filed to Cleveland County District Court. An OU athletic department statement issued to the Tulsa World on Thursday morning read: "We are aware of the matter and Akolda has been indefinitely suspended from the team." Manyang, a 7-foot reserve center, averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 25 games last season. He left the team during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament after the death of his older brother and did not return until after OU finished its tournament run in the Final Four.

  • Former Women's College World Series star signs groundbreaking contract

    Former Women\'s College World Series star signs...

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Monica Abbott, who pitched in Oklahoma City in the Women's College World Series as a University of Tennessee standout, has signed a groundbreaking contract with a Houston-area expansion franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch league.from the Scrap Yard Dawgs to prove it. Now Monica Abbott hopes to pave the way for other female athletes. Abbott's six-year contract is expected to pay her $1 million, according to espnw.com, which said the contract is believed to be the most lucrative paid by an individual American professional franchise to an active female athlete in team sports. Abbott became a free agent after five seasons with the Chicago Bandits of the NPF. Last season she went 13-1 with a 0.31 ERA and 149 strikeouts in 90-1/3 innings.