• Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    It's just two days before the 2015 Arnold Strongman Classic, an international competition for strongmen and strongwomen in Columbus, Ohio, and Brittany Diamond is worried, NPR reports. As a relative newcomer to the sport, the 22-year-old from Boston has never even seen the 100-pound dumbbell she'll soon be asked to lift and press with just one arm. "Instead of it being filled with a solid weight, it's almost like sand, where it's a little tippy and uneven. So just because I haven't ever tried that, I am a little bit nervous," she says.

  • Kentucky star's slur was dumb, but not racial

    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Around the Kentucky program they'll describe Andrew Harrison as uniquely competitive and occasionally emotional, much of which plays out on the court, Yahoo Sports reports. He can be great. He can be, to put it mildly, a handful. He tends to wear his emotions – good, bad and ugly – on his sleeve for all to see. Racist? No, not that...

  • OSU basketball: Anthony Allen charged with marijuana possession

    staff reports | Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Oklahoma State junior center Anthony Allen was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday, according to a report from ocolly.com . Allen was charged in Payne County court on Friday. Allen, a 7-foot junior college transfer from Lamar State College (Port Arthur, Texas), averaged 1.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 25 games for the Cowboys in his first season in Stillwater.

  • OU football: Sooners spring game to be broadcast in Spanish

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    OU athletics and Tyler Media announced Friday that Francisco X. Rivera and Roger Valdivieso will handle the Spanish language television broadcast of the OU Spring Game. Per SoonerSports.com: The Spanish broadcast will air at 2 p.m. on April 12 on Telemundo affiliates in Oklahoma City (KUTU channel 25.2 – Cox channel 702) and in Tulsa (KTUZ channel 30 – Cox channel 5). The April 11th spring game will mark the second time OU football has been broadcast locally in Spanish. OU's 2007 game against Miami in Norman was also broadcast in Spanish on radio.

  • Map: Oklahoma stands alone on its pick for NBA MVP

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Earlier this week, ESPN Sports Nation asked fans which NBA player is their pick for 2014-15 MVP. As of Thursday evening, the results were nearly unanimous: Stephen Curry, the prodigious point guard who has led the Golden State Warriors to be the best team in the NBA, is the one. Unless you're an Oklahoman. Eleven percent of the votes went to Russell Westbrook, whose recent triple-double binge has helped keep the Oklahoma City Thunder in playoff position despite the absence of Serge Ibaka and reigning MVP Kevin Durant.

  • Tiger Woods is playing in the Masters

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Tiger Woods announced via his website Friday that he will play in the Masters at Augusta National on April 9. "I'm playing in the Masters," Woods said in a statement. "It's obviously very important to me, and I want to be there. "I've worked a lot on my game and I'm looking forward to competing. I'm excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone's support." Woods missed the Master for the first time in his career in 2014 after undergoing surgery for a pinched nervew in his back the week before the tournament.

  • OU football: Four-star quarterback Austin Kendall has OU, Auburn, Kentucky in final three

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Four-star Class of 2016 quarterback Austin Kendall has OU in his final three schools and is planning on making a commitment soon, per rivals.com. It looks like it could come down to a Stoops brothers battle for the 6-foot-2, 210 pounder. Kendall (Cuthbertson HS/Waxhaw, N.C) says he'll choose between OU (Bob Stoops), Kentucky (coached by Bob’s brother, Mark) and Auburn. He's visited each school and told AuburnSports.com that right now, OU is in the lead. "I would say Oklahoma (is at the top) right now," Kendall said. "It's just a feeling (at Oklahoma, but I got a feeling here (at Auburn), too, so it could weigh out." Kendall is ranked as the No. 3 pro style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com. He's yet to set an official date for his decision. OU currently has three Class of 2016 commitments - Westmoore WR DeShawn Lookout, Victory Christian TE/DE Jon-Michael Terry , and Dekaney High (Houston) WR Adrian Hardy . Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  • NFL Is Reportedly Hiring Its First Female Full-Time Official

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Sarah Thomas has officiated football games in the NCAA and for the NFL's preseason and training camps. For the 2015 NFL season, she'll reportedly be a full-time official, NPR reports. The news was broken this morning by Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson, who called it "a ground-breaking move." Thomas, 42, is a Mississippi native who has been widely regarded as a contender for a regular NFL contract.

  • TCU's Trevone Boykin has wrist surgery, will miss spring game

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin underwent surgery on his left wrist on Friday. Boykin throws with his right arm and coach Gary Patterson told FOX Sports Southwest "everything is great. Minor surgery so no worries." Even before surgery, Patterson planned on Boykin sitting out of the Horned Frogs' spring football game on April 10. The senior-to-be is one of the frontrunners for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

  • Josh Hamilton will not be suspended for substance-abuse relapse

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    An arbitrator determined that Josh Hamilton’s conduct did not violate Major League Baseball’s drug-treatment plan, and the Los Angeles Angels outfielder will not be suspended. Major League Baseball released a statement regarding Hamilton, saying that the former American League Most Valuable Player will not be suspended, as an outside arbitor ruled that Hamilton did not violate the terms of his drug prevention and treatment program. Hamilton has a history of substance abuse issues dating back to his days as a minor league prospect with the Tampa Bay Rays. Hamilton self-reported the use of cocaine and alcohol to MLB in February.

  • Geno Auriemma is totally right to call men's college basketball 'a joke'

    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has it in his interests to play up the merits of the women’s game as opposed to the men’s game. But when he said during the women’s Final Four teleconferences on Wednesday that men’s college basketball is “a joke,” he was totally right. To see how he was totally right, we’re going to have to do the annoying thing of getting past the headline and get into the meat of what he actually said...

  • OSU basketball: Nets coach Lionel Hollins compares Markel Brown to Tony Allen

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has a team that's battling for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. A contributor to that has been rookie guard Markel Brown. The former Oklahoma State high-flyer had helped the Nets win nine of their last 11 games, pitching in with three consecutive double-digit scoring performances. On WFAN sports radio in New York on Thursday, Nets coach Lionel Hollins had high praise for Brown, comparing him to another former Cowboy standout. Lofty praise. If Brown developed into the defensive presence Allen has been throughout his 10-year-career, you'd have to call that more-than-solid NBA career. And at only 23 years old, Brown's offensive game still has room to grow past Allen's.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys commit Jawun Evans helps East to win at McDonald's All-American game

    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans had six points and four assists to help the East to a 111-91 win at the McDonald's All-American game Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Evans, a 6-foot senior from Dallas Kimball High School, led the East team in assists and added five rebounds and two steals. He teammed up with game MVP Cheick Diallo (18 points) and the nation's top recruit -- LSU signee Ben Simmons (seven points, 10 rebounds). Evans, who ranks among the top point guards in the country out of the Class of 2015, committed to the Cowboys in October and signed during the early signing period in November . Former Oklahoma prep guard Allonzo Trier, an Arizona signee, scored 17 points to lead the West All-Americans. Trier played for the homeschool OKC Storm in eighth and ninth grade, then for Tulsa NOAH as a sophomore before moving on to Montrose Christian (Md.) and Findlay Prep (Nev.) for his final two high school seasons.

  • Adrian Peterson, come on down: How the Cowboys' moves signal their pursuit

    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    A series of moves, highlighted by Tony Romo restructuring his contract to save $12.8 million in cap room for 2015, suggests one thing and one thing only, writes Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Cowboys are going all in for Adrian Peterson. "Now if they actually land him, the loss of DeMarco Murray goes away and the team moves to the top of the heap alongside Seattle and Green Bay as favorites in the NFC," writes Cowlishaw. "Even if the Cowboys are agreeable to dealing with Peterson's current contract, one that makes him the league's highest paid back by a wide margin, they certainly might not fulfill all three years on the deal. So again Peterson would come here as something of a rental. Is going for so many home runs at once — Hardy, McClain and the big one, Peterson — a terrible idea?"

  • Facebook MLB fan map shows Rangers, Cardinals rule Oklahoma

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    With Opening Day approaching for baseball, Facebook has released its latest data detailing Major League Baseball fandom across the country. The map shows all MLB fans on Facebook according to county, and Oklahoma (understandably) has a strong Texas Rangers fan following. The closer to Missouri you get, however, the St. Louis Cardinals start to take over. Northeast Oklahoma appears to be Cardinals Country.

  • Drake videobombs sportscasters during Warriors-Clippers game

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Drake, the sports fanatic who you may also recognize for his musical talents, got a jump on his April Fools' Day antics during a basketball game on Tuesday night, Mashable reports. As he was leaving a Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers game, Drake took a brief moment to videobomb TNT sportscasters Mike Fratello and Kevin Calabro.

  • NFL player sues Bank of America for $20 million

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Free agent linebacker Dwight Freeney is suing one of the nation's largest banks, alleging it swindled him out of more than $20 million and forced him to close an emerging Hollywood restaurant business, USA TODAY reports. Freeney and his company, Roof Group LLC, sued Bank of America in a California superior court weeks ago. The former Colts and Chargers defender, a seven-time Pro Bowler, went public with the lawsuit Tuesday. The lawsuit claims Freeney was taken advantage of after trusting the bank's wealth management division with his assets.

  • Former Oklahoma and Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar hired as coach at Texas' Freer High

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Former University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State standout quarterback Rhett Bomar was announced as the new head football coach at Freer High School, the school district announced on Tuesday. Bomar, who played high school football at Grand Prairie, has been working as an assistant at Alief Taylor and also spent two seasons coaching for his father, Jerry, at Orange Grove. Bomar began his college career at Oklahoma in 2004, and started for much of the 2005 season leading the Sooners to a Holiday Bowl victory against Oregon. But less than a year later, Bomar was dismissed from the team for a violation of NCAA rules.

  • Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo: I would have taken pay cut for DeMarco Murray

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep former Sooner DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said while appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back'. He knew that."

  • T. Boone Pickens says Travis Ford deserves more time at Oklahoma State

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Following reports of Oklahoma State considering buying out Travis Ford's contract, Ford can at least take solace in having the support of the Cowboys' most influential booster. "I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes!," billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens said via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. If Oklahoma State was to buy out Ford's deal, it would cost the university at least $9.6 million - the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension Ford received in 2009.