• Report: Thunder signs Josh Huestis to 4-year deal

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Josh Huestis will be a member of the Thunder this upcoming season. The second-year wing has reportedly signed a four-year rookie scale deal with the Thunder, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com . Huestis, the No. 29 overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, played his rookie year in the D-League with the Oklahoma City Blue after agreeing with the Thunder to forego signing his NBA rookie contract. This summer, Huestis told The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry  he had no regrets about making that decision. Huestis' first-year salary would have been $1 million had he signed. Instead, it was closer to $25,000. “I think it was a great decision,” Huestis said earlier this month. “I think it was the best decision that I could make in terms of my own career. I think having an opportunity to play in the D-League for a year has really taught me a lot and has prepared me to move forward in my career. And I think if I had to make the decision again I would make the exact same one.”

  • Thunder TV analyst Nancy Lieberman expected to become Kings assistant coach

    Yesterday

    The Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman, the 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team, as an assistant coach, according to a report Thursday from the Sacramento Bee . According to The Bee, Lieberman said she will accept the offer.. Lieberman  joined Fox Sports Oklahoma in 2012 as an analyst on Thunder Live pregame and postgame shows. Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday "definitely I'm going to offer her the job." Lieberman helped the Kings at the Summer League in Las Vegas. Lieberman's hire would make her the second full-time female assistant coach in NBA history, joining San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon, who was hired a year ago.

  • Dodgers send Olivera to Braves in three-way trade

    Yesterday

    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos and Michael Morse in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away. In the deal, the Dodgers are sending away Cuban infielder Hector Olivera - a Cuban infielder who was just signed two months ago to a six-year, $62.5 million deal. Olivera played just 19 games in the Dodgers minor league system - seven of which came with the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers - before being placed on the disabled list in June . Olivera batted .387 in Oklahoma City. The Dodgers will also reportedly send injured reliever Paco Rodriguez, minor league pitcher Zachary Bird and a compensation draft pick to the Marlins in the deal. In addition to Wood, Latos and Morse, the Dodgers will also get pitchers Bronson Arroyo, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves.

  • MTV's 'Real World' sets casting call in Oklahoma City

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Producers of MTV's long-running reality series "Real World" are holding an open casting call in Oklahoma City Aug. 8. The call will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hooters, 111 E. California St. Applicants are asked to bring a recent photo of themselves (photo will not be returned) and a photo ID. They must be 21 years or older by October 2015 and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24, according to press information. “We look for characters from real life; people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds,” says Jonathan Murray, executive producer of the series.

  • This Picture of Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence On a Jet Ski Is the Definition of Joy

    Yesterday

    A few weeks ago, Amy Schumer shared her priceless reaction to Jennifer Lawrence merely uttering Schumer’s name. Fast-forward to right now, and the two of them are apparently besties.

  • Abortion opponents plan nationwide Planned Parenthood protest

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Anti-abortion groups are planning a coordinated, nationwide protest in front of Planned Parenthood clinics later in August, in an effort to ramp up pressure on the group for its involvement in obtaining aborted fetal tissue. Around 40 groups have agreed to participate so far, including national organizations such as March for Life, the Family Research Council and Americans United for Life, along with smaller regional and state activist groups. Their plan is to organize protests by abortion opponents outside local Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics around the country from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Three groups organizing the event will provide banners that say Planned Parenthood sells baby parts followed by the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts. [Planned Parenthood] sites is where the killing and organ harvesting is actually occurring (especially the mega-centers), wrote Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, in an email sent Tuesday to anti-abortion groups.

  • Cowboys Camp: McFadden hamstring injury opens door for Joseph Randle

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys opened training camp Thursday in Oxnard, Calif., by announcing that linebacker Rolando McClain and running back Darren McFadden have been placed on the physically unable to perform list. McFadden, who is expected to compete with former Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle for the starting job, has a hamstring injury that also limited him during the spring. "Just because a guy starts on PUP doesn't mean he'll be there long," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Thursday. "A lot of times they start there to get a good feel for them and then move right off." Problem is, McFadden has a history of injuries that have limited the former Arkansas standout throughtout his seven-year pro career. The door is open for Randle to take over as the clear No. 1 back following the departure of DeMarco Murray to Philadelphia this offseason in free agency. Randle is the Cowboys' leading returning rusher (51 carries, 343 yards, three touchdowns), and team owner Jerry Jones said himself  Wednesday that Randle has the potential to be the No. 1 back.

  • Report: Tigers trade David Price to Blue Jays

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Detroit Tigers have traded left-hander David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt, according to multiple reports. The Blue Jays' acquisition of Price is their second major move in the trade market this week. Toronto traded for Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Tuesday. Price, the 2010 Warren Spahn Award winner as the best left-handed pitcher in baseball, is 9-4 this season with a 2.53 earned run average for the Tigers, who entered Thursday fourth in the AL Central division with a 49-52 record.

  • Mia Farrow under fire for lion killer tweet

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Actress Mia Farrow was heavily criticized Wednesday after tweeting the business address of the dentist who infamously killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Yahoo News reports. Some Twitter users thought she had tweeted out Walter James Palmer’s home address in Minnesota and called for the suspension of her verified Twitter account.

  • Second-largest snake ever caught in Florida

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A massive Burmese python large enough to ingest deer and alligators was captured by a permitted python researcher in the Everglades National Park in Florida recently, CBS Miami reported Tuesday. GrindTV.com reports the python, found along a tram road at Shark Valley on July 9, measured a whooping 18 feet, 3 inches and was only five inches shy of the largest snake ever captured in Florida. An 18-foot, 8-inch Burmese Python was caught in Miami-Dade in 2013.

  • What One Can of Coke Does to Your Body in Only One Hour

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    While most of us know soda isn’t good for us, we also don’t know exactly what happens to our bodies once we drink it. A detailed new infographic from TheRenegadePharmacist.com  breaks it down, step by step — and it’s not pretty, Yahoo Health reports.

  • Donald Trump to Breastfeeding Mom: 'You're Disgusting'

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump called a lawyer and breastfeeding mother “disgusting” after she requested a break from a deposition in order to pump, according to a New York Times report on Tuesday.

  • 'Fuller House': Candace Cameron Bure Reveals D.J. Is No Longer a Pregnant Widow in Netflix Series

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Fuller House has just begun work on its first episode, but executive producers have already made one major change to the original conceit: D.J. Tanner is no longer a pregnant widow, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "She's actually not pregnant anymore. The baby's been born," star Candace Cameron Bure told The Hollywood Reporter at a Television Critics Association press tour event Wednesday. "We didn’t start it off quite so heavy so some more time has passed than they originally intended."

  • Miranda Lambert-Blake Shelton Update: 'Voice' Coach Reportedly Hired Detective Amid Cheating Worries

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The NBC “Voice” coach suspected Miranda Lambert, 31, was being unfaithful, and hired a private detective to follow her around, International Business Times reports. The detective claimed the “Over You” singer was hooking up with one of her employees, so Blake Shelton, 39, secretly flew to one of her concerts to see if the accusation was true and to “confront” the mystery man.

  • Transgender Army Sergeant Shane Ortega Opens Up About His Journey

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hassaid we’ve reached an era in which transgender service members could serve openly in the military. But until that day comes there’s an estimated 15,000 transgender service members protecting our country who can’t serve as their authentic selves, The Huffington Post reports.

  • Tennessee high school football player dies after morning practice

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Haywood High football player Tekarian Maclin died Wednesday afternoon in Memphis after morning practice, USA TODAY reports. Maclin was a 16-year-old student at Haywood who was about to begin his junior year of high school.

  • Awesome fried chicken bucket also prints photos

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Is it possible Kentucky Fried Chicken created something greater than the Double Down? USA TODAY reports the restaurant chain is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Canada by unveiling a Memories Bucket, which not only carries fried chicken but comes equipped with a small photo printer at the bottom.

  • Four Ohio State players suspended for season opener against Virginia Tech

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Defending national champion Ohio State will be without four players for its season opener vs. Virginia Tech. Ohio State announced the defensive end Joey Bosa, H-Backs Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall, and wide receiver Corey Smith have all been suspended one game for violating the Department of Athletics policy. Virginia Tech was the lone blemish on the Buckeyes' schedule in 2014, a 35-21 loss in their second game of the season. At the time, the defeat seemingly derailed the Buckeyes' season, but Ohio State went on to win 13 consecutive games en route to the national title in the first year of the College Football Playoff.

  • Amazing video of 1000 Musicians playing the Foo Fighters

    Adam Kemp | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    1000 musicians play Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters to ask Dave Grohl to come and play in Cesena, Italy. 

  • Frank Shannon's suspension was 'a tough time for him' says OU coach

    Yesterday

    Once OU's leading tackler, Frank Shannon is back from his one-year suspension. When the Sooners have their first football practice next Thursday, Shannon - the linebacker who was forced to sit by the school following violations of OU's sexual misconduct policy - will be on the field. Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World spoke to OU linebackers coach Tim Kish about the return of Shannon. “That was a tough time for him," Kish said. "He served his sentence and ultimately ended up having the opportunity to make a decision to come back, and I couldn’t be more happy that he decided to finish out here.”




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