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  • Kiefer Sutherland Responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Negative Comments

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Kiefer Sutherland's rep tells ABC News that the negative comments from former "24" co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr. about working together came as something of a surprise. "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances," his rep told ABC News. The rep added, "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."

  • KFOR: Car crash kills OU student, 5 others in serious condition

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    TULSA – Tulsa police are investigating a car crash that killed an OU student and left five others in serious condition when a car crossed the center line smashing head on into an SUV with 6 people inside, KFOR reports.   Taylor Witcher, former OU cheerleader and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, died from injuries sustained in ...    

  • News 9: End of An Era: KWTV To Take Down Historic Broadcast Tower

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Many people may not know, or if they did, have since forgotten, but the broadcast tower at KWTV News 9 once held a pretty impressive world record. The tower stands at more than 1,572 feet tall, making it at one time the world's tallest manmade structure, resulting in the call letters KWTV, standing for “world's tallest video,” and now that tower is coming ...

  • Report: Sooners to play Houston in 2016 Advocare Texas Kickoff

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Houston Chronicle reports that the University of Houston will open the 2016 season against Oklahoma in the Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston. LSU and Wisconsin will play in this year's game, while Texas A&M and Arizona State are slated to play in the 2015 edition. Oklahoma State and Mississippi State played in the inaugural game in 2013. Houston and OU have only met twice, with the Sooners winning both times -- 40-14 in the 1981 Sun Bowl and 63-13 in Norman in 2004.

  • WATCH: Big 12 football coaches read mean tweets

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Big 12 coaches took some time out during Big 12 Media Days to read some mean tweets people sent them on Twitter. There's some funny stuff from Paul Rhoads (Iowa State), Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia), Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech), Art Briles (Baylor) and Gary Patterson (TCU). Unfortunately Bob Stoops (OU), Mike Gundy (OSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Charlie Weis (Kansas) and Bill Snyder (Kansas State) didn't participate (although, I'm sure you'd be hard-pressed to find something mean about Snyder).

  • OU football: Trevor Knight ranked No. 81 in ESPN's top 100 College Football rankings

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Editors and writers from ESPN ranked the top 100 college football players. OU quarterback Trevor Knight tied for No. 81. From ESPN.com: "There might not have been a better bowl game performance by a quarterback last year than Knight's against Alabama. But will Knight be a one-hit wonder? Or will the sophomore take the Sooners back into championship contention after a five-year hiatus?" Knight is tied at 81 with, ironically, an Alabama player -- wide receiver Christion Jones. ESPN is revealing its top 100 players throughout the week, ending with Nos. 10-1 on Friday.

  • OU football: Sooners in final 5 for top defensive end Keisean Lucier-South

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange, Calif., has Oklahoma in his final five schools, according to ESPN.com. Lucier-South (6-foot-5, 218 pounds), the No. 28 overall recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, has narrowed his list to OU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and UCLA. Lucier-South has consistently mentioned OU, Florida and Oregon as favorites, according to Erik McKinney of ESPN.com. Lucier-South says he plans to visit all five schools. Lucier-South is rated as the No. 6 defensive end nationally by ESPN, and is the No. 2 DE and a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com. In addition to his top five, he has offers from Alabama, USC, Texas, Florida State, LSU and Notre Dame, among others.

  • OU football: Tide won the Sugar Bowl, according to T-shirts in Alabama TJ Maxx

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    When is this getting to Oklahoma? The shirt above (priced at a reasonable $7.99) is reportedly being sold in a Foley, Ala., TJ Maxx store. The shirt, which says "2014 Sugar Bowl Champions" and has an Alabama "A" on it, was clearly printed before the Tide was upset 35-21 in the Sugar Bowl by OU. Add this one to the  great tradition of preemptively printed tees.

  • Crews battle apartment fire in Oklahoma City

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Firefighters are battling an apartment fire in northwest Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon.

  • Satanists want Hobby Lobby-style religious exemption from anti-choice counseling laws

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Remember how satanists are building a  statue of a 19th century goat-man occult symbol  to place outside the Oklahoma State Capitol because there is already a Ten Commandments monument on display? Well, those same satanists are now using the Supreme Court’s sweeping Hobby Lobby decision to challenge coercive mandatory counseling laws by requesting a religious exemption for satanists (and non-satanists).

  • Jenny McCarthy Regrets Hillary Clinton Gay Joke

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Jenny McCarthy is having second thoughts about a recent joke she made regarding Hillary Clinton's sexuality, according to The Huffington Post. Last week on "The View," McCarthy and her co-hosts were discussing Ronald Kessler's new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents, which claims Bill Clinton has a mistress nicknamed "The Energizer." McCarthy then suggested Hillary Clinton might be a lesbian, saying Bill and Hillary could have some sort of marital "arrangement." "Well, maybe he has his girlfriends and she has her girlfriends, you never know," McCarthy added, smiling. "Maybe they have an arrangement."

  • 'Bad Timing' Wiped Out Dinosaurs

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist, according to The Guardian. The violent collision 66m years ago, which occurred in the area that is now Mexico, triggered tsunamis across the oceans, caused powerful earthquakes and released enough heat to start many fires. Material thrown into the air descended as acid rain, and also blocked the sun's warmth, cooling the Earth temporarily, perhaps by tens of degrees celsius. A thick blanket of dust that was thrown up darkened the globe, affecting plants and other photosynthesising life, The Guardian reports.

  • He had sex with a witness in his chambers, but judge can't be sued

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Wade McCree Jr. lost his job, but he won’t lose his shirt, according to The Detroit Free Press. The disgraced judge — who once texted a shirtless photo of himself to a female court bailiff — had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case, had sex with her in his chambers and sexted her from the bench. Be he  can’t be sued for money damages  over any of that because judges are immune from civil lawsuits — a well-established doctrine that has many in the legal profession demanding change, arguing the McCree case highlights a pervasive problem in the justice system: judges getting away with bad behavior on immunity grounds, The Free Press reports.

  • Attorney expresses confidence about Devon Thomas’ case

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas made an appearance in Tulsa County District Court on Monday, with a preliminary hearing continued until Aug. 18. Thomas pleaded not guilty to felony charges of shooting with intent to kill, robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary. Thomas' attorney Steve Hjelm said Monday that he hopes "we get this all behind us," and that he's anxious to question witnesses in the case. Mike Gundy’s stance – to allow the legal process to run its course before making a decision on Thomas’ future with the Cowboys – is the “is the responsible thing for him to do,” says Hjlem.

  • A Meteorologist On Facebook Told Off A Viewer Who Complained She Was Wearing Too Many 'High-Bodiced' Dresses On Air

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Julya Johnson of WATE in Knoxville, Tenn., posted a letter on her Facebook page that was sent to her from an anonymous viewer. And according to the letter, the apparent elderly viewer thought Johnson needed to stop wearing high-bodiced dresses, BuzzFeed reports. Johnson has been covering weather for WATE for the last 12 years and, as she wrote on Facebook, she's more concerned with delivering an accurate forecast than what people think of her "bust."

  • Why Working with Kiefer Sutherland Made Freddie Prinze Jr. Want to Quit Acting

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Freddie Prinze Jr. was a can't-miss movie star in the late 1990's with hits like "She's All That" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," according to Yahoo News. The 38-year-old father of two grew into different roles on TV and film until he co-starred in "24" alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2010 -- a role that almost led him to quit acting, Prinze told ABC News. "I did '24,' it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze said. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."

  • Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints. The page in question , is named, "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews." The page, which spells "Zionist" incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes on ESPN's 'First Take'

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    On Friday’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith made remarks that spawned controversy in the wake of the NFL’s decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was recently involved in a domestic dispute with now wife. Smith made a formal apology on Monday for those remarks (those original remarks can be seen here ). "I do sincerely apologize. I did an incredibly poor job of asserting my point of view this past Friday," Smith said. "'I'm sorry' doesn't do the matter its proper justice, to be quite honest." Smith said he was raised by four older sisters and "the greatest mother in the world." Smith added that he's spoken out against domestic violence all of his life, and his primary reason for doing so is because he's dealt with domestic violence in his own family. ESPN issued this statement Monday: “We will continue to have constructive dialogue on this important topic. Stephen’s comment last Friday do not reflect our company’s point of view. As his apology demonstrates, he recognizes his mistakes and has a deeper appreciation of our company values.”

  • Mike Gundy celebrates baseball championship with son

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

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  • Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    When sharks started cropping up in the Cape Cod town of Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. But Chatham’s merchants and hoteliers embraced the sharks’ arrival. “When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and this was one of the great opportunities to do so,” said Shareen Davis, a commercial fisher, gallery owner and descendant of one of the original families that settled in Chatham in the 1600s.