• Dallas Cowboys release Joseph Randle

    Published: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys have released running back Joseph Randle. The former Oklahoma State standout was excused by the Cowboys last week to deal with what the team called a "personal issue." There are also reports that Randle is facing a suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy for an incident in February in Wichita, Kansas. Failing production, off-field incidents and pending NFL discipline were all factors in the Cowboys' decision to release Randle. In five games this season, Randle rushed for 315 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries.

  • Charlotte Hornets sign Jeremy Lamb to $21 million contract extension

    Published: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    The Charlotte Hornets have signed shooting guard Jeremy Lamb to a three-year contract extension that will pay him about $21 million. Lamb was traded by Oklahoma City to Charlotte in June after three uneventful seasons with the Thunder. In two games off the bench for the Hornets, Lamb is averaging 10 points and three rebounds in 18 minutes per game.

  • Dez Bryant erupts on reporters after Cowboys' loss to Seahawks

    Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Dez Bryant made his highly anticipated return for the Dallas Cowboys. Controversial Greg Hardy made a potential game-changing interception. But the result Sunday was a familiar one: a fifth straight loss for the Cowboys, who see their once promising season quickly slipping away. At 2-5, they are in last place in the middling NFC East. Emotions boiled over in the Cowboys locker room after the game, as Bryant started screaming at reporters, loud enough that it was heard across the entire room. The Cowboys public relations staff attempted to intervene but Bryant kept yelling.

  • Miami stuns Duke, uses eight laterals to win on final play

    Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    Miami trailed by three. Only six seconds remained. But when the Hurricanes received the kickoff from Duke, they never panicked. Instead, they calmly tossed the ball back and forth to each other, lateraling it eight times before finally racing into the end zone to stun the Blue Devils and complete one of the craziest finishes you'll ever see.

  • Former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha tells his story of assault by the NYPD

    Published: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    For the first time since suffering a broken leg at the hands of the New York Police Department, Thabo Sefolosha is sharing his side of the story. Sefolosha opened up to GQ about the night of April 8, when multiple police officers forcibly restrained him outside of a nightclub, resulting in the former Thunder guard sustaining a season-ending injury that caused him to miss the entire 2015 postseason. "An officer came over to me and said, "Get the hell out!" I said, 'Did I do something wrong? You can talk to me in a nicer way,'" Sefolosha told GQ. "I didn't quite understand why he had to come at us so hard when there were so many other people around. We moved, but he kept telling us to get the hell out. I told him we were listening to him: 'You are the police, but you don't have to act like you're the toughest guy on earth.' He said, 'With or without a badge, I can (expletive) you up.' Like, whatever. We're not about to find out. I'm the last guy who gets physical with anybody, especially the police. At the same time, I felt singled out for no reason. He was much shorter than me. I said, 'You're a midget, and you're mad.' I voiced my opinion, but I kept moving." Sefolosha also recounted the moment he sustained his leg injury. "Somebody kicked my leg, more than once, from the back to force me to the ground," he said. "I knew something had happened as soon as they did it; I'm an athlete, so I know how my body should feel. They were stepping on my foot, too, I guess to try to keep me there. I didn't feel like there was anything I could do to calm it down. I tried to show them I was cooperating. I tried." Sefolosha was arrested at the scene for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration. Sefolosha fought the charges in court, rejecting multiple plea deals. On Oct. 9, a jury exonerated Sefolosha. Two weeks later, Sefolosha announced that he is suing the City of New York, the New York Police Department and the officers involved in the incident for $50 million. Sefolosha also has told his story to ESPN in a on-on-one, sit down interview with Hannah Storm .

  • Thunder fan dedicates website to keeping Kevin Durant in OKC

    Published: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Move over "KD2DC." Say hello to "OKLOVESKD." It's a website created by a Thunder fan named Ben Parker who is giving Oklahomans an opportunity to show Kevin Durant how much he means to the state in hopes that it will persuade the star to stay put. Durant will become a free agent on July 1, and the basketball world is eagerly anticipating his decision. Multiple teams have spent the past several months preparing to make a run at Durant next summer, and fan bases have launched campaigns to entice Durant to join their favorite teams. Washington fans have been the most vocal and perhaps most passionate in trying to entice Durant to sign with his hometown team. Multiple movements have cropped up over the past few years, including comehomekd.com as well as the catchphrase "KD2DC," the most notable campaign that captures the hype surrounding Durant's impending free agency. Things are a little simpler at okloveskd.com, where Parker has created ready-made social media posts for fans to let Durant know how much he means to them. Another cool part of the site is the T-shirts Parker is selling. The blue shirt with orange writing has an image of the state of Oklahoma with the words "Keep KD in OKC 2016" written below it. All proceeds from the $25 shirt, according to the website, will benefit OU Children's Hospital.

  • Anthony Kim speaks: Golf only 'a fond memory' now | Golf Channel

    Published: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    Anthony Kim, in his first interview in three years, said golf is only a 'fond memory of mine.' "I've been watching more and more," said Kim, who turned 30 in June. "I miss the competition a little bit. Watching these young guys like  Jordan Spieth  is bringing me back to watch." Kim underwent surgery on his Achilles tendon in June 2012, but the former Oklahoma standout has not played a tournament since.

  • Baylor quarterback Seth Russell to undergo season-ending neck surgery

    Published: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    Baylor's fears have come true, as quarterback Seth Russell needs neck surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, the school announced Monday. The typical recovery period for the surgery is six months, Baylor said. "Seth exemplifies the spirit and will of our football team," coach Art Briles said in a statement, "and through this our team will keep that spirit alive and well for him." Briles said Monday that he has confidence in true freshman backup Jarrett Stidham , citing his maturity, accuracy and polish.

  • Former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha suing NYPD and New York City for $50 million

    Published: Wed, Oct 21, 2015

    Thabo Sefolosha recently beat criminal charges of resisting arrest in a melee outside a Manhattan nightclub, but the former Thunder guard now plans to sue the city of New York City and eight police officers for up to $50 million. In a legal notice, Sefolosha, now with the Atlanta Hawks, is claiming "permanent" injuries and that the broken leg he suffered when the cops pushed him to the ground caused him to "become substantially disabled."

  • Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino says former grad assistant needs to 'tell the truth'

    Published: Tue, Oct 20, 2015

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino wants former graduate assistant coach Andre McGee to "come out and tell the truth" in the face of allegations about strippers and sex parties on campus. Pitino has said he isn't aware of the allegations. "I don't know if any of this is true or not," Pitino said. "There's only one person who knows the truth, and he needs to come out and tell the truth to his teammates, to the University of Louisville, to his fans and to his coaches that have taught him to do the right thing for years and allowed him to be part of something special here."

  • Jerry Jones not ruling out Dez Bryant from Sunday return

    Published: Tue, Oct 20, 2015

    Dez Bryant hasn't been ruled out from returning from a broken foot for Sunday's game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, and the decision may be up to the receiver. Bryant underwent surgery to repair a broken right foot on Sept. 14 after sustaining the injury in the Cowboys' season-opening win against the New York Giants. After the surgery, the Cowboys announced a four-to-six week recovery period for Bryant. "If he's comfortable putting it down and driving off on his foot, then we're comfortable with him playing," Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. The Cowboys are coming off their bye week and will face the Giants on Sunday.

  • Remembering Bevo XIV, the beloved Texas mascot

    Published: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    Bevo XIV was intimidating at first glance. His horns spanned 82 inches tip to tip. He weighed 2,100 pounds. He ate 60 pounds of feed and hay each day. And the Texas mascot drank from a bucket that held roughly 30 gallons of water. Even so, Bevo XIV's handlers insist he was sweet.

  • Former OU quarterback Landry Jones makes NFL debut Sunday, guides Steelers to victory

    Published: Mon, Oct 19, 2015

    With customary starter Ben Roethlisberger injured and his backup, Michael Vick, struggling, the Pittsburgh Steelers turned to Landry Jones on Sunday. And the former OU quarterback, after two-plus seasons of standing and watching, guided the Steelers to a 25-13 win over Arizona in his first career game. "Oh my goodness," Jones told reporters after the game. "It's been a long road since those days at Oklahoma. But I'm just so thankful and just blessed to get in there and finally play the game again." Jones replaced an ineffective Vick early in Sunday's game and quickly energized the Steelers' offense before finishing 8-for-12 for 168 yards and two touchdowns tosses. Jones' first touchdown pass, an 8-yard hookup with Martavis Bryant in the back of the end zone, was completed against coverage from Jones' former Sooners teammate Landry Jones, now a safety with the Cardinals.

  • Lamar Odom Reportedly Emerges From Coma

    Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    Lamar Odom has reportedly come out of his coma and is breathing without machine assistance, according to multiple reports.  According to E! News, "Odom opened his eyes, saw estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, said, 'Hey, baby,' gave her a thumbs up and then went back to sleep." 

  • Double amputee plays local high school football

    Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    Joe Martel III had both legs amputated before he was 2 years old. As a freshman at Beggs High School, he plays football while wearing prosthetic legs. Martel is on the JV team but has made plays for the varsity team. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association believes he’s the first double leg amputee to play high school football in the state. Martell III had both legs amputated before he was 2 years old.

  • Texas mascot Bevo passes away peacefully

    Updated: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    University of Texas mascot BEVO XIV, recently diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus, passed away in his sleep today. Following a preliminary diagnosis of the illness last week, BEVO XIV had been resting at his ranch, where he died in the company of his best longhorn friend Spike and John T. and Betty Baker, the owners and caretakers of both BEVO XIV and his predecessor, BEVO XIII. "BEVO XIV was so much more than a traditional mascot — he was so big and strong, but he had such a sweet personality and a gentle soul," said Ricky Brennes, Executive Director of the Silver Spurs and BEVO XIV's regular traveling partner. "He loved the attention that came with being BEVO but was very cool, calm and smart. Like a dog he would come when called by name, show up to the house looking for treats and even roll over on his side so Mrs. Baker could rub his belly. He did so much for his university and community. His last few days provided great memories, but we miss him already." BEVO missed last week's OU-Texas game after being diagnosed with the disease. The search for BEVO XV will begin immediately

  • ESPN, WWE form partnership to increase ratings, demographic reach

    Published: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    ESPN and WWE headquarters are both located in Connecticut, and the corporate neighbors look to be forming a partnership that they believe can drive viewership to their respective tent-pole shows. It was announced that every Tuesday, ESPN will broadcast a segment on SportsCenter covering what happened the previous night on Monday Night Raw, TheFieldsOfGreen.com reports.  The content will most likely feature WWE talent as well (as it did this week with WWE’s Seth Rollins). This is a strict viewership play by both ESPN and WWE.

  • Brandon Weeden out, Matt Cassel in as Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback

    Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Brandon Weeden is out as the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback. The former Edmond Santa Fe and Oklahoma State star has been informed by the Cowboys that the team intends to turn to Matt Cassel as the starter when Dallas returns from its bye week, according to a report by ESPN. Weeden has filled in for Cowboys franchise quarterback Tony Romo since he sustained a broken left collarbone on Sept. 20 against Philadelphia. The Cowboys have lost three straight games with Weeden as the starter. In four games, Weeden has completed 71 of 98 passes for 739 yards and two touchdowns. He's thrown two interceptions and has a 92.2 quarterback rating.

  • Former Texas A&M player confesses to attacking, killing Dallas jogger, police say

    Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    A former Texas A&M football player and OU recruit has confessed to murdering a male jogger along a trail in Dallas on Monday. Police said Thomas Johnson, 21, used a large, edged weapon to kill the jogger at about 8 a.m. Monday. Thomas was one of the top prospects in the country coming out of Skyline High School (Dallas) in 2012. He was ranked as the No. 3 wide receiver in the country and the 33rd best player in the nation, according to ESPN.com. OU was among several national college football programs that recruited Johnson in 2012 and offered him an athletic scholarship. Johnson was former A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's third leading receiver during the 2012 season, catching 30 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown in 10 games. Johnson went missing after the Aggies played Alabama that season. When he surfaced, Texas A&M announced that he was leaving the university, which resulted in Johnson missing the team's final three games.

  • Steve Spurrier is retiring immediately as South Carolina’s football coach

    Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Steve Spurrier has resigned as coach at South Carolina. Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Shawn Elliott has been named interim coach. Spurrier, 70, has a 228-89-2 career record at Duke, Florida and South Carolina. He is the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest coach with 86 victories. Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article38886768.html#storylink=c