• Dwyane Wade Sr. says to 'pray' his son stays in Miami

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Dwyane Wade made some interesting comments during the NBA Finals regarding his future with (or without) the Miami Heat, USA TODAY reports. It’s widely expected that Wade will opt out of his contract, explore free agency, and potentially sign with another team this offseason. But his father, Dwyane Wade Sr., is praying to God that doesn’t happen.

  • Heaney, Bradley, Gray on 25 best pitchers under 25 list

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Who are the best pitchers in Major League Baseball under 25? That's an ongoing argument, but ESPN.com's Dan Szymborski has three Oklahoma natives on his list. Even though each has struggled this season with consistency, Andrew Heaney (24 years old), Archie Bradley (22) and Jonathan Gray (23) each make the list. Heaney (Los Angeles Angels) and Bradley (Arizona Diamondbacks) have each broken into the big leagues, while Gray - the former OU pitcher - has yet to make his MLB debut. Szymborski on Gray, who he ranks No. 21 on the list ( Insider content ): Heaney, ranked 25th on the list, is currently pitching for the Salt Lake City Bees in Triple-A. Bradley, ranked 23rd, is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in eight games with the Diamondbacks this season.

  • Wes Welker's horse wins at Royal Ascot

    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Undrafted, owned by Wes Welker, won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on the final day Saturday in Ascot, England. Welker, a former Heritage Hall standout who is a free agent in the NFL, named the horse after his status in the 2004 draft when he was not selected. Undrafted, ridden by Frankie Dettori, was a 14-to-1 shot to win the prestigious race, which trainer Wesley Ward called "the biggest race I've ever won, including Breeders' Cups and everything."

  • OU tennis associate head coach headed to Georgia

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma men's tennis associate head coach Bo Hodge has accepted the same role at the University of Georgia, the university announced Friday. Hodge, who was a four-time All-American at Georgia from 2001-04, joined the OU staff in 2012 and helped the Sooners to a Big 12 Championship in each of his four seasons. In his final two seasons, the Sooners made NCAA Championships finals appearance. Hodge was named the 2014 ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

  • VIDEO: Oklahoma State hype video gets you ready for football season

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Getting excited for Oklahoma State football season? There are high expectations for the Cowboys coming into 2015. Kickoff is a few more months away, but you can keep this video handy until then.

  • Thunder player now calls himself 'The Snake God'

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Mitch McGary had some time on his hands last fall while recovering from a left foot fracture, so the Oklahoma City Thunder rookie passed the time like any of us would — by buying three baby snakes, naming them Zoey, Zeus and Layla, and going about the business of raising them, Yahoo Sports reports. McGary's clearly a doting and committed pet owner; I mean, check out just how much the "babies" have grown under the warm, nurturing care of "The Snake God." Oh, bee-tee-dubs, Mitch McGary is calling himself "THE SNAKE GOD."

  • Teen dies during workout for football team

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Coaches say a freshman football player had yet to break a sweat when he collapsed and died during a workout in Granite City, Illinois, Wednesday, USA TODAY reports. Toney Malik Graham was only 13-years-old, but his family says he was 6’4,” weighed well over 300 pounds, and his personality was just as big.

  • Adrian Peterson getting back to business, skipping Euro trip for training camp

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Adrian Peterson is getting serious about the upcoming season. The former OU running back said he and his wife thought about getting away before Vikings training camp started in July, but he's instead "going to focus on working, just relaxing, just do what I do." Peterson, who returned to the Vikings on June 2 after skipping the first week of organized training activities , said he was thinking about going to Europe. That thought was probably made more difficult because his wife, Ashley, is expecting a child later this year .

  • Former Thunder forward Jeff Green excercises option with Grizzlies

    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Grizzlies forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option,keeping him with Memphis for the 2015-16 season. The former Thunder player could have opted for free agency, but in exercising his player option will earn a base salary of $9.2 million this upcoming season. Green averaged 15 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 78 games this season between Boston and Memphis.

  • OU-Tennessee football kickoff time announced

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Oklahoma vs. Tennessee is set. The Sooners will kick off against the Volunteers Sept. 12 at Neyland Stadium at 5 p.m. central. The game will be carried by ESPN. In their last meeting, OU defeated Tennessee 34-10 in Norman in 2014.

  • John David Crow, Texas A&M's first Heisman winner, dies at 79

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Texas A&M's first Heisman Trophy winner, John David Crow, has passed away at 79. According to Texas A&M sports information, Crow died "peacefully surrounded by his wife, Carolyn, and family," around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Crow, who played for legendary college football coach Bear Bryant, won the Heisman Trophy in 1957.

  • Report: UT athletic director Steve Patterson facing heat from Longhorns community

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Less than two years on the job, and Texas athletics director Steve Patterson is under serious fire from inside the Longhorns community. Patterson, who took over for longtime Longhorns AD DeLoss Dodds in November 2013, has, as one HornsDigest.com source said "turned the Horns 'brand' into a commodity to be sold." HornsDigest.com's Chip Brown wrote a lengthy piece which dives into some of the ill feelings toward Patterson that have been developing since he entered office at UT. The story sites "misleading season ticket holders," "alienating longtime donors as well as faculty and staff," and "planting a vicious press leak targeting former basketball coach Rick Barnes" as just a few of the reasons why Patterson's reputation is taking a hit. "At a time when the football program needs all the support it can get, the program is receiving the opposite - all because of the athletic director," donor Matt Herring told HornsDigest.com. The website reports that "roughly 10,000 football season tickets were not renewed by an April 10 deadline" - that's following reports of football season ticket holders being docked an average cost increase in 2015 of 21.5 percent. More from NewsOK : Tramel: Oklahomans owe a debt to new Texas AD

  • When Kevin Durant shut down Rucker Park, as told by Bleacher Report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    In August 2011, Thunder forward Kevin Durant put on a show at Harlem's famed Rucker Park, dropping 66 points in the Entertainers Basketball Classic. Bleacher Report took a cool look back at the moment with exclusive interviews from the memorable night.

  • 'The Blind Side' football star claims the movie hurt his career

    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Remember "The Blind Side," that feel-good weepy family drama that won Sandra Bullock an Oscar for her blonde Southern football mom? USA TODAY reports the movie may have been a boon for Bullock’s career, but for the football player at the center of the movie…not so much. Michael Oher, whose real-life rags-to-riches story inspired the 2009 movie, told ESPN that "The Blind Side" has adversely affected his career.

  • 2016 lineman Parker Boudreaux has OU in his final five schools

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    One of the most highly-sought after football recruits in the nation has OU in his final five. Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.) Class of 2016 offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux, who has a reported 70 offers from programs around the country, is down to the Sooners, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Southern and Notre Dame. The four-star recruit gave his reasons for his top five to Bleacher Report in this video . Boudreaux (6-foot-4, 287 pounds), says he likes Oklahoma for its "amazing tradition" and "great people around the program." Boudreaux says he'll make his decision toward the end of summer.

  • UT approves beer, wine sales at football games

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The University of Texas at Austin has approved beer and wine sales at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the 2015 season, as reported by Horns247 and later confirmed by the university in a press release. "Fan safety and enjoyment remains our number one priority as we work through the process of expanding beer and wine sales into all seating areas of the stadium," said Texas Men's Athletics Director Steve Patterson said in a statement. "During our extensive pilot, we found fans and staff handled the situation responsibly and we had no negative issues or situations. We will continue to monitor the service closely." Sales will begin Sept. 12 at the Longhorns' home opener against Rice. UT will be the third Big 12 school to offer alcoholic beverages at its athletics events, joining West Virginia and Iowa State.

  • Johnny Manziel says no more 'money sign'

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel met with the media Wednesday for the first time this offseason. And following a 10-week stint in rehab, "Johnny Football" says he's left one of his trademark moves behind and is ready to focus on winning the starting job for the Browns. "The money sign will not be back. I will not be making it out there," Manziel said.

  • Riley Curry celebrates Warriors' NBA title with with dad

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    With the clock winding down in the fourth quarter of Game 6 and the Golden State Warriors leading the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ayesha Curry took a moment to tell her daughter Riley — the breakout star of the 2015 NBA playoffs, about whom you might have heard or read a thing or two — what was about to happen, Yahoo Sports reports. It wound up being a bit more interesting than expected — it always is whenever J.R. Smith isprominently involved — but Mom was right. They were going to win the whole thing.

  • What's next for LeBron James and the Cavaliers after NBA Finals?

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

     LeBron James never promised a championship when he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, USA TODAY reports. He only promised it will be difficult to win a championship, and he tried to temper expectations about winning a title this season.

  • Rickie Fowler among U.S. Open favorites

    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Just a few weeks removed from a win at the Players Championship, Rickie Fowler is one of the favorites for the U.S. Open. at Chambers Bay. The former Oklahoma State golfer is listed at 18-to-1, among the best odds to win golf's second major of the year. Only Rory McIlroy (5/1), Jordan Spieth (7/1) and Dustin Johnson (14/1) are listed as bigger favorites by mytopsportsbooks.com.