• Tulsa Shock majority owner Bill Cameron announces plans to move team to Dallas-Fort Worth

    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Tulsa Shock majority owner Bill Cameron announced plans Monday to relocate the team to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Cameron requested the WNBA submit the request to the Board of Governors for approval as soon as possible. Cameron cited the larger fan base and increased corporate sponsorship pool in a top-five media market as reasons for the move.

  • VIDEO: OU quarterback Baker Mayfield dances in Owen Field end zone

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Baker Mayfield strikes again. The OU quarterback had already gained national notoriety for his dancing abilities, but he's adding more to his resume. The latest video of Mayfield doing the "whip" has surfaced (via @caroline_kemp) and it's just as good as the first. This time, Mayfield breaks it down in what looks like the Owen Field end zone. A touchdown celebration to come?

  • K.J. McDaniels signs 3-year, $10 million contract with Rockets

    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    K.J. McDaniels, the 2014 second-round pick that unconventionally signed only a one-year contract last season, has seen his bet on himself pay off. He will sign a three-year, $10 million contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, according to SB Nation's Jake Pavorsky. The deal will have a player option for the third season. McDaniels confirmed the re-signing on his Twitter account.

  • Who can Tom Brady trust when it comes to Deflategate?

    Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    While Brady is seeking to exonerate himself and clear his name, losing in court could have the adverse effect. The football world still awaits Roger Goodell’s decision on the appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension, but Brady and those close to him are making it fairly clear that the quarterback doesn’t intend to go down without a fight. ABC News reported that Brady intends to file a lawsuit against the NFL and seek an injunction to stay the suspension unless it is completely wiped out. Sources close to Brady have expressed a similar sentiment and said that the ABC News report is generally accurate. For anyone following this saga, that should hardly come as a surprise.

  • VIDEO: Bob Stoops, Joe Castiglione comment on stadium renovations

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Renovations are ramping up at OU. In the videos below, OU football coach Bob Stoops and athletics director Joe Castiglione discusses the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium master plan and what it means both for fans and student-athletes.

  • OU running back Samaje Perine named to Walter Camp Award Watch List

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    OU running back Samaje Perine is one of 50 players on the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Award, given to the player of the year in college football. Perine is also on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell (best player in college football) and Doak Walker (best running back) awards. The sophomore rushed for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2014. The Walter Camp Award watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The winner will be announced Dec. 10. Preseason Watch List Calendar Tuesday, July 7:  Bednarik Award  (defensive player of the year)/  Maxwell Award  (player of the year) Wednesday, July 8: Mackey Award (tight end)/  Rimington Trophy  (center) Thursday, July 9:  Lou Groza Award  (kicker) / Ray Guy Award (punter) Friday, July 10:  Bronko Nagurski Trophy  (best defensive player)/  Outland Trophy  (interior lineman) Monday:  Jim Thorpe Award  (defensive back) Tuesday:  Butkus Award  (linebacker)/  Rotary Lombardi Award  (best lineman/linebacker) Wednesday:  Biletnikoff Award  (wide receiver)/  Wuerffel Trophy  (exemplary community service, athletic and academic achievement) Thursday: Davey O’Brien Award (quarterback)/ Doak Walker Award (running back) Friday: Walter Camp Award (player of the year)

  • Clippers sign Josh Smith in free agency

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The Los Angeles Clippers continue their offseason rehaul with the addition of forward Josh Smith on a one-year deal. Smith, 29, started last season with the Detroit Pistons before getting waived and picked up by the Houston Rockets. Smith reportedly signed for a veterans minimum worth $1.5 million. Smith joins Paul Pierce and Lance Stevenson as major free agent acquisitions this summer.

  • Former Guthrie standout Kentrell Brothers named preseason All-SEC

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The preseason All-SEC teams were released on Friday and a former Guthrie football standout made the cut. Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers was voted to the All-SEC third-team defense by the media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. Brothers led the Tigers in tackles (117) as a junior, earning second-team All-SEC honors . This preseason, Brothers has also been named to watch lists for the Butkus  (best linebacker) and Bronko Nagurski  (best defensive player) awards.

  • The one NFL logo that hasn't changed in 51 years

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    When an NFL franchise changes its primary logo or uniform design, it feels like a major event. In many ways, an NFL team's identity is tied to its logo, Yahoo Sports reports. Teams have freshened up their look through the years, with some teams doing it more than others. Ironically enough, the Boston Braves/Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins franchise has seemingly had the most logo changes, using 10 different primary logos over the years, although most of them have portrayed the same thing. No team in sports has had more discussion about changing their nickname than Washington's NFL franchise, though the team has been resistant to do so. The opposite end of the spectrum is Washington's rival, the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have had just two logos, which are very similar, and the last change was 1964. 

  • Marcus Smart dislocates two fingers in summer league game

    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart dislocated two fingers in his team's 91-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The former Oklahoma State standout suffered the injury in the second quarter going for a loose ball, landing on his right hand. Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry said one of Smart's bones may have pierced his skin and that the second-year player needed five stitches, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe . Through five summer league games, Smart was averaging 16.0 points, 4.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals in just 24.8 minutes per game. On Thursday, Smart was announced as a member of Team World for the first NBA game to be played in Africa on Aug. 1, but the sudden injury puts his status for the exhibition in jeopardy.

  • OU's Samaje Perine on Doak Walker Award Watch List

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Oklahoma sophomore running back Samaje Perine is one of 69 players on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the best running back in college football. Perine is coming off a true freshman season at OU in which he led the Big 12 in rushing attempts (263), yards (1,713), and touchdowns (21). Perine is also on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award (best player in college football). You can view the entire list of Doak Walker Award candidates here . Ten semifinalists for the award will be named Nove. 18. Finalists will be announced Dec. 3. The winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 10 (ESPN). The Doak Walker presentation banquet will be in Dallas in early 2016. Preseason Watch List Calendar Tuesday, July 7:  Bednarik Award  (defensive player of the year)/  Maxwell Award  (player of the year) Wednesday, July 8: Mackey Award (tight end)/  Rimington Trophy  (center) Thursday, July 9:  Lou Groza Award  (kicker) / Ray Guy Award (punter) Friday, July 10:  Bronko Nagurski Trophy  (best defensive player)/  Outland Trophy  (interior lineman) Monday:  Jim Thorpe Award  (defensive back) Tuesday:  Butkus Award  (linebacker)/  Rotary Lombardi Award  (best lineman/linebacker) Wednesday:  Biletnikoff Award  (wide receiver)/ Wuerffel Trophy (exemplary community service, athletic and academic achievement) Thursday: Davey O’Brien Award (quarterback)/ Doak Walker Award (running back) Friday: Walter Camp Award (player of the year)

  • TCU on top of Big 12 football's media preseason poll; OU picked over Oklahoma State

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The media has deemed TCU the frontrunner in the Big 12 this football season. The conference released its preseason poll on Thursday and the Horned Frogs are the pick to win the Big 12. TCU received 32 first-place votes and 408 points overall, besting second-place Baylor (10 first-place votes, 384 points). TCU and Baylor received all 42 first-place votes. Oklahoma (312 points), Oklahoma State (289) and Texas (245) round out the Top 5, followed by West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas. Big 12 Football Media Days kick off from Dallas on Monday.

  • Edmond's Robert Streb, OSU's Niebrugge among leaders at British Open

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    The first day of play at The Open at St. Andrews so far has been kind to players with Oklahoma ties. Edmond native Robert Streb, who played at Edmond North and Kansas State, is currently tied for second after shooting a 6-under 66. He's one shot behind leader Dustin Johnson (-7). Oklahoma State rising senior Jordan Niebrugge set an Open record for the lowest score ever by an amateur at St. Andrews, carding a 67 in the first round to tie him for eighth. Niebrugge sealed his record round with a birdie on the 18th hole. Three-time winner Tiger Woods chunked his second shot into the burn at the first hole of his first round, and it got worse from there as he struggled to a 4-over 76. Woods finished the first round in a tie for 143rd. Other first-round results of note: Tie-74, Hunter Mahan (OSU), E (72); T-97, Morgan Hoffmann (OSU), +1 (73); T-120, Todd Hamilton (OU), +2 (74); Jonathan Moore (OSU), +2 (74) Still on the course: Jimmy Walker, Rickie Fowler.

  • OU's Darlington, Knight on Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    OU offensive lineman Ty Darlington and quarterback Trevor Knight are two of 78 players on the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually to the Football Bowl Subdivision player "that best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement." Knight and Darlington are two of 10 Big 12 players on the list. The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the way with 15 players on the watch list. Former OU offensive lineman Gabe Ikard won the Wuerffel Trophy in 2013. Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 3, finalists will be announced Nov. 24, and the winner will be announced Dec. 8 at the National Football Foundation's press conference in New York City. The award will be presented to the winner on Feb. 12, 2016, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., at the 47th Annual All Sports Association Awards Banquet. See the entire Wuerffel Award preseason watch list here .

  • OU's Shepard, TU's Lucas on Bilietnikoff Award Watch List

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Oklahoma senior Sterling Shepard and Tulsa junior Keevan Lucas have been named to the watch list for the 2015 Biletnikoff Award, given to the best receiver in college football. Shepard, who was named to the preseason All-Big 12 conference team by the media on Wednesday, is also on the watch list for the Maxwell Award (player of the year). Shepard finished his junior year with 51 receptions, 970 yards receiving and five touchdowns despite battling various injuries toward the end of the year. As a sophomore, Lucas was second in the American Athletic Conference in receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,219) and was first in touchdown catches (11). You can view the full Biletnikoff watch list here .

  • Dez Bryant signs five-year, $70 million contract with Cowboys

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Dez Bryant will finally get his big payday from the Dallas Cowboys. The former Oklahoma State receiver has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cowboys, $45 million of which is guaranteed. Bryant, 26, was threatening to miss regular season games if he and Dallas didn't come to a long-term agreement before Wednesday's deadline to make a deal. That conflict looks to be over, as Bryant's proposed deal will pay him an average of $14 million per season. Only Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions makes more on average ($16.2 million) and is getting more guaranteed money ($48.75 million) than Bryant among receivers in the NFL .

  • Even Russell Westbrook had to laugh at this impression of what he looks like on the court

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Throughout his NBA career, Russell Westbrook has earned scores of fans (and an awful lot of detractors) for his unapologetically amplified approach to playing basketball. He hurtles toward the rim like the Hulk in high tops, and when he lands after yet another gamma detonation, he tends to uncork the sort of roar that'll wake you the hell up, Yahoo Sports reports.  Westbrook roars a lot, and roared even more last season, when he became the NBA's most watchable weapon, led the NBA in scoring and carried an Oklahoma City Thunder squad missing reigning MVP Kevin Durant to within one victory — or, more accurately, one ridiculous buzzer-beater loss — of the playoffs.

  • Teen inspires Nike to make a shoe for people with disabilities

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    In some ways Florida teenager Matthew Walzer is a lot like any other 19-year-old. He’s obsessed with sports, particularly basketball, and is particularly fond of basketball shoes. That’s where the similarities end, because while he may be particularly fond of them, Walzer isn’t able to put shoes on himself; he was born with cerebral palsy, and as the disease has advanced he has had to enlist the help of relatives and others to complete relatively every day tasks like putting on shoes, USA TODAY reports. That’s what inspired Walzer, now a college sophomore but then a 16-year-old high school junior at Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla., to reach out to Nike with a simple question: “Can you help?”

  • John Wall perspective on big NBA contracts, CBA: 'I'm getting the same as Reggie Jackson'

    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Who's better: Washington Wizards guard John Wall or former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson? You can't tell by the money they're getting paid. Jackson received a five-year, $80 million contract from the Detroit Pistons this offseason and Wall used Jackson's deal to offer some perspective on the escalating contracts in the NBA -- recalling how people were critical of the five-year, $80 million deal he received in 2013. Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has made two All-Star teams in his five year career, whereas Jackson, the No. 24 overall pick in 2011, has primarily served as a backup to Russell Westbrook during his first four years in the league. "People talk about me getting $80 million, now you got people getting $85 million that haven't made the All-Star [Game] or anything like that," Wall told Comcast SportsNet Washington. "I guess they came in at the right time. That new CBA kicked in, and they're good now. Reggie Jackson gets five years, $80 million. I'm getting the same as Reggie Jackson. "But I'm happy for all those guys. To see anybody get the opportunity to live their dream out, get the opportunity to take care of their family when they can, it's a blessing."

  • Thunder gets 'B' grade for Perry Jones trade to Celtics

    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The Thunder was able to trim some of its luxury tax to come by dealing Perry Jones III to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. So, who won the trade? Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com gives the Thunder a "B" grade and the Celtics an "A". From Pelton:  "I'm sure Oklahoma City was hoping to move Jones into another team's space or trade exception without giving up any assets. Alas, with only one season left on his rookie contract, interest in Jones apparently wasn't that strong. Still, the savings were so great that the Thunder can afford to give up a second-round pick and cash."