• Report: Adrian Peterson tells Vikings he wants to play for Cowboys

    Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Adrian Peterson's been talking about playing in Dallas since 2013. Will this offseason be the one in which AP lands in Big D? The former OU star has reportedly informed the Minnesota Vikings that he'd like to play for the Cowboys. Peterson is reportedly "uneasy" about returning to the Vikings following their handling of his suspension by the NFL in 2014. The Peterson-to-Dallas rumblings have been going on for some time now. Last summer, Peterson reportedly  talked to Jerry Jones about playing for the Cowboys. He also said  back in 2013 it would be cool to play for the Cowboys.

  • Report: Cavaliers to sign Kendrick Perkins

    Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    The Cleveland Cavaliers look to have added a major defensive piece -- and former Thunder player. Kendrick Perkins, the former Thunder center who was traded to the Utah Jazz on Thursday, will reportedly sign with the Cavaliers, as his contract buyout has been completed by the Jazz ( Yahoo Sports ). Along with Reggie Jackson, Perkins, 30, was shipped out in the three-team deal which saw the Thunder acquire Enes Kanter and Steve Novak from Utah, and Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin from Detroit. Perkins  reportedly also considered the Los Angeles Clippers, where he would have reunited with Doc Rivers, who coached him with the Boston Celtics. But ESPN sources said Perkins has  been recruited directly by LeBron James to pick the Cavaliers.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant out against Hornets with foot soreness

    staff reports | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant (foot soreness) will not play against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night, according to The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater . Thunder general manager Sam Presti  said Friday that Durant isn't at risk, but he is sore, and the team will continue to look at ways "to best manage the situation." Durant was noticably limping and was taken out of the Thunder's home win against Dallas on Thursday with 2:24 remaining. In that game, he played in three different pairs of shoes for reasons not specified by the team. He finished the game whith just 12 points in 37 minutes. Durant didn't participate in on-court portions of practice on Friday, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks. Durant has played in just 27 of the Thunder's 54 games this season.

  • Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight date officially set

    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The long-awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has finally been set. The two will meet May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout will more than likely be the most lucrative in boxing history. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao has been anticipated as the biggest fight in boxing for half a decade. Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) has won world titles in five weight classes, while Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) is the only boxer in history to win world titles in eight weight classes.

  • Reggie Jackson on trade to Pistons: 'This is such a weight off my shoulders'

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Now that Reggie Jackson is in Detroit, he's letting his emotions flow. The former Thunder guard tells Yahoo Sports that he's "always imagined having a coach like this, an opportunity like this in the NBA," and that coming to Detroit "is such a weight off my shoulders." Jackson was traded to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday in a multi-player deal that also saw Kendrick Perkins shipped to Utah and the Thunder acquire four players. From Adrian Wojnarowski's story : "The whole time, I was honest," he said. "I wanted to start. And then, I became the problem in the locker room to people who have never been in our locker room. …I mean, come on. "Coming here, this is such a weight off my shoulders, a new beginning. To come play with a new group of guys, to start to change this perception of me, I can't wait to get to the arena tonight and meet them all."

  • MLB announces changes to speed up games

    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    On Friday, Major League Baseball announced a series of measures aimed to shorten the escalating length of regular-season games, which averaged well over three hours apiece in 2014, USA TODAY reports. None of the changes is nearly as dramatic as implementing a pitch clock, which the league experimented with during Arizona Fall League play. Instead, batters will be forced to keep one foot in the batter’s box throughout their at-bats, timers will be added to limit break times between innings, and managers will be able to challenge calls from the dugouts. The league will impose warnings and fines on players and clubs violating the rules.

  • Heat's Chris Bosh could miss rest of season with blood clot

    Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Heat could announce Friday whether Chris Bosh will be forced to miss the remainder of the season following tests on his lungs. Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital on Thursday after meeting with a doctor, with fear he could have blood clots on his lungs. If there are multiple clots, then Bosh would be out for the remainder of the season. The Heat (22-30) are currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings with 30 games left in the regular season.

  • Russell Westbrook: I own 1,000 pairs of shoes

    Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Russell Westbrook discusses his love of fashion, his line at Barneys and owning a thousand pairs of shoes.

  • OKC Thunder: Kendrick Perkins says farewell to Oklahoma City

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Following his trade on Thursday to the Utah Jazz, Kendrick Perkins went on Twitter to express his gratitude for his time in Oklahoma City. "We are going to miss this wonderfull place and all of you guys hold a special place in ours hearts! ThunderUp for life," Perkins said via Twitter .

  • Amar'e Stoudemire not playing for Mavericks against Thunder

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said that newly-acquired forward Amar'e Stoudemire will not play for the Mavs against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. Stoudemire's contract was bought out by the New York Knicks earlier this week, paving the way for the Mavericks to pick him up after he cleared waivers Wednesday. Stoudemire has faced the Thunder once this season, logging 20 points and nine rebounds in the Knicks' 105-78 loss.

  • Report: Sam Bradford may seek trade; Rams GM Snead wants him back

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford may have his eye on a trade. Rams general manager Les Snead says the team wants to keep the former OU star. What's going to happen? CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reports that the Bradford camp has permission to seek a trade. On a radio appearance with Dusty Dvoracek on WWLS 98.1 FM a few weeks ago (which you can read here ), Bradford was mum on his future with the Rams if he'd be faced with taking a pay cut or testing free agency. Bradford is slated to make $16.5 million in 2015, the final year of his six-year deal with the Rams. "It’s a business. That’s why I have an agent," Bradfor said.  "Obviously, if that does happen, me and him will sit down and we would just talk about the options that are out there — what he felt was best and what I felt was best — and we’d go from there."

  • Report: Agent for Reggie Jackson asks Thunder for trade before deadline

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The agent for Thunder guard Reggie Jackson has reported asked the team to trade the veteran point guard before the Thursday trade deadline, according to Yahoo Sports. From Adrian Wojnarowski: "Jackson, 24, has made it clear to the Thunder that he would be resistant to returning to the franchise should it keep him for the rest of the season and then decide to match an offer sheet in restricted free agency this summer." Jackson has averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds per game for the Thunder this season, but has seen his minutes dimisnish since the acquisition of shooting guard Dion Waiters in January.

  • OSU basketball: Le'Bryan Nash named Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award finalist

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Oklahoma State senior Le'Bryan Nash has been named one of 15 national finalists for the inaugural Julius Ervin Small Forward of the Year Award. The award, named for the Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA/ABA legend, will recognize the top small forward in Division I men's basketball. The list will be narrowed to five players in March and the winner will be announced at the ESPN College Basketball Awards on April 10 (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) Nash is tied for first in the Big 12 in scoring (17.2 points per game) and is in the top 10 in the conference in field goal percentage (ninth, 45.8 percent), free-throw percentage (seventh, 78.5), and minutes played (seventh, 31.29). 2015 Julius Erving Award Candidates Stanley Johnson, Arizona Roosevelt Jones, Butler Justise Winslow, Duke Branden Dawson, Michigan State Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Terran Petteway, Nebraska Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State LaDontae Henton, Providence Anthony Brown, Stanford Jonathan Holmes, Texas Vince Hunter, Texas-El Paso Treveon Graham, Virginia Commonwealth Justin Anderson, Virginia Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

  • Report: Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic wants out

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Pheonix Suns guard Goran Dragic has no plans to re-sign in Phoenix this summer as a free agent, according to USA Today sources. Dragic could be a part of a deal with the Thursday trade deadline looming. Sam Amick of USA Today says the Suns were given a list of seven teams Dragic would be willing to re-sign with if he was traded. The Suns have a logjam at the point guard spot with Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas and Dragic. Phoenix is currently 29-25, which would put them in the playoffs as the No. 8 seed if the playoffs started today.

  • Texas students hold up 'white power' signs at basketball game

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A suburban basketball game near Dallas was interrupted Friday when high school students held up signs reading “WHITE POWER” and allegedly shouted racial slurs at players, The Dallas Sun Times reports. Two Flower Mound High School students held up the signs during a triple-overtime matchup against Plano East.

  • Report: Knicks to rule out Carmelo Anthony the rest of the season

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The New York Knicks will officially rule out Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season later Wednesday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Anthony has missed 13 of the Knicks' 53 games this season with left knee issues. The veteran forward has talked repeatedly in the past week about shutting himself down for the rest of the season in order to have surgery on the knee. Anthony did participate in the NBA All-Star game Sunday in New York, contributing 14 points and seven rebounds to the East All-Stars.

  • OSU football: Cowboys Pro Day set for March 12

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Oklahoma State will reportedly have its pro day workouts on March 12 at Boone Pickens Stadium (via Tulsa World's Bill Haisten). The Cowboys  announced dates for spring practice and its spring game last week.

  • Dallas Cowboys leaning toward franchising WR Dez Bryant

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys are likely to place the franchise tag on star wide receiver Dez Bryant. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said "right now we're probably leaing that way. But that doesn't mean it won't change," about placing the franchise tag on the former Oklahoma State standout. The team must decide by March 2 whether or not to franchise Bryant. If he is tagged, the team will have until July 15 to sign him to a long-term deal.

  • Seahawks receiver apologizes for rude gesture

    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Wide receiver Doug Baldwin made himself one of the ugly elements of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX loss when he scored a touchdown and decided he ought to pretend to defecate on the football. For that classy display, Baldwin was penalized 15 yards, fined $11,025 and received some well-earned scorn on the Internet for his action. Long live spiking the football. Baldwin hasn't been apologetic about much, known for speaking his mind on a variety of topics, but he did take time to apologize for that single act on Monday when he joined 710 ESPN's "The Barbershop" show, Yahoo Sports reports.

  • The NBA's most interesting GM got hired by making a PowerPoint about the genius of the James Harden trade

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    It's hard to read ESPN's great new article about Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie without thinking he knows exactly what he's doing, Business Insider reports. The Sixers are using the most radical tanking strategy that the NBA has ever seen. Hinkie has put all his focus on the long-term, sacrificing any hope that the team can make the playoffs in the next year or two. Since he got hired in the spring of 2013 he has refused to sign free agents, traded his team's best players, drafted guys who are injured or overseas, and generally done everything possible to amass assets to build a championship team down the road instead of a good team right now.