• Carmen Electra Reveals The Private Side Of Her Relationship With Dennis Rodman

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    When Carmen Electra began dating Dennis Rodman in 1998, she had just experienced the devastating loss of her mother to a fatal brain tumor. Though the 26-year-old's career was taking off -- Electra had landed a role on television's "Baywatch" and was one of the hosts of MTV's "Singled Out" -- she says that she was still emotionally fragile and struggling to cope with her mother's death. At the time, as Electra tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", her relationship was a welcome distraction from the pain she was experiencing.

  • OU softball: Lauren Chamberlain, Destinee Martinez among USA Women's National Team invitees

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Former OU outfielder Destinee Martinez and current Sooners first baseman Lauren Chamberlain have each been invited to the 2015 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp Jan. 4-8. Those athletes who accept the invitation will try out for one of 17 spots on the National Team that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in July 2015. Additional athletes may be invited to the selection camp at a later date.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook out of lineup against Pelicans

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not play tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans, The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry reports. Westbrook is fine and is just taking the night off. He'll play again Friday against the Toronto Raptors in Wichita, Kan., in the Thunder's fourth preseason game. The Thunder is still battling a slew of injuries. Unless you're counting Steven Adams, the starting lineup for tonight's game contains none of the Thunder's traditional regular-season starters.

  • Blake Griffin on Donald Sterling: 'He Was Like A Weird Uncle'

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Blake Griffin says he's thrilled the Clippers are finally rid of Donald Sterling, saying the guy was "like a weird uncle" who was clearly "off his rocker," TMZ reports. Griffin just spilled his guts about his former boss on The Players Tribune, saying his relationship with Sterling was bizarre from day 1 ... when the Sterling tried to hook him up with two women at a Malibu beach party who were likely paid escorts.

  • OU basketball: Sooners ranked 19th in coaches poll

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The first USA Today men's basketball coaches poll was released on Thursday, and Oklahoma is one of four Big 12 schools ranked in the top 25. The Sooners are ranked 19th in the country, receiving 237 votes. The Big 12 has two teams in the top 10 in league favorite Kansas (No. 5) and No. 10 Texas. No. 14 Iowa State is the other Big 12 school in the initial top 25. Kentucky is the No. 1 team to start the season, receiving 24 of a possible 32 first-place votes, followed by Arizona (three first-place votes), Duke (2) and Wisconsin (3). USA TODAY MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL 1. Kentucky (24 first-place votes) 2. Arizona (3) 3. Duke (2) 4. Wisconsin (3) 5. Kansas 6. North Carolina 7. Florida 8. Virginia 9. Louisville 10. Texas 11. Wichita State 12. Vilanova 13. Gonzaga 14. Iowa State 15. Connecticut 16. Virginia Commonwealth 17. San Diego State 18. Michigan State 19. Oklahoma 20. Ohio State 21. Nebraska 22. SMU 23. Michigan 24. Syracuse 25. Iowa Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 47; Stanford 47; Kansas State 37; Pittsburgh 36; Utah 26; Memphis 25; Minnesota 18; UCLA 15; New Mexico 11; Oregon 9; Louisiana Tech 8; Colorado 8; Arkansas 8; Dayton 6; Providence 5; Notre Dame 5; Massachusetts 4; Georgetown 4; Illinois 4; Texas-El Paso 4; Florida State 3; Baylor 2; George Washington 1; Miami (Fla.) 1; Toledo 1; Saint Mary's 1.

  • Texas Rangers choose Jeff Banister as new manager

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The Texas Rangers named Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager today. Banister, 49, is a native of Huston and spent four seasons as a bench coach to former Rangers hitting instructor and current Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in Pittsburgh. Bannister replaces Ron Washington, who resigned as manager in Septemeber .

  • Actor Paul Rudd celebrates Kansas City win, invites Royals fans to a kegger at his mom's house

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Actor Paul Rudd was born in New Jersey, but he lived in Overland Park, Kan. from age 10 on. Thus, because he’s a good hometown boy, he’s a huge fan of the World Series-bound Kansas City Royals, according to USA TODAY. He was on hand for the Royals’ pennant-clinching Game 4 performance on Wednesday night and KMBC 9 Kansas City interviewed him after the game. At the conclusion of the interview, Rudd was asked where he planned on partying that night. It was clear Rudd hadn’t planned on anything, so he just invited everyone to a keg party at his mom’s house. No word on how many Royals fans took him up on the offer.

  • Jerry Jones, Ardmore stripper settle sexual assault lawsuit

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The lawsuit pitting Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones against a former stripper from Oklahoma is no more. Two hearings scheduled for today in a lawsuit pitting former stripper Jana Weckerly against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have been canceled after the case was settled “per mediator,” according to a note posted on the Dallas County website. Attorneys for Weckerly, who accused Jones of sexually assaulting her at a local hotel in 2009, and Jones say the suit was dismissed by the judge. The 27-year-old Weckerly of Ardmore had been seeking more than $1 million in damages.

  • LeBron James texts Kevin Durant support, says 'game's not the same'

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Kevin Durant is out for the Thunder. That saddens LeBron James. The former league MVP sent his support to Durant via text after hearing earlier this week that Durant would be sidelined for up to two months with a foot fracture. Fear not, King James. There's no guarantees, but if Durant sits out the full eight weeks, his expected return is Dec. 9 --  two days before James' Cleveland Cavaliers play in Oklahoma City on Dec. 11. (h/t For The Win )

  • OU football: Four Sooners on Mel Kiper's top 10 NFL draft prospects by position.

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks the top 10 players at every position ahead of the 2015 NFL draft, and the Sooners have four players listed. Offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, linebacker Eric Striker and defensive lineman Jordan Phillips all make Kiper's latest cut. Both Thompson and Phillips have made the biggest rise throughout the season in Kiper's rankings, as Thompson is currently Kiper's No. 4 offensive tackle prospect, and Phillips is No. 3 at defensive tackle. Striker is No. 4 among outside linebackers and Green-Beckham, despite not playing a game this season for the Sooners, is No. 5 among receivers.

  • Owasso's Shake Milton commits to SMU basketball over OU, Indiana

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The 6-foot-5 Owasso guard, announced his decision to verbally commit to SMU and coach Larry Brown over Oklahoma and Indiana on Wednesday afternoon at his high school.

  • Report: AT&T parts ways with Cotton Bowl

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    AT&T will no longer be the naming rights sponsor for the Cotton Bowl, industry sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday. Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas -- where the annual Cotton Bowl is played -- was renamed AT&T Stadium in 2013. Since the company name is already on the stadium, sources told ESPN that it didn't make since for AT&T to continue to pay for naming rights. AT&T Stadium will be the site of the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015, and will host the College Football Playoff's first national championship game on Jan. 12, 2015.

  • Shocking scenes as Serbia v Albania suspended after 'drone' sparks brawl

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    It was always set to be an emotive clash, but Serbia’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in Belgrade descended into chaos after a light aircraft dropped a Greater Albanian flag on to the pitch, leading to the match being abandoned. Late in the first half, the aircraft - which appeared to be remote-controlled - provocatively dangled the flag over the pitch, with the offending item hitting the turf soon afterwards.

  • Bill Self: OU's Buddy Hield could be player of the year in Big 12

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    High praise for a rising Sooners star. At Big 12 Media Days in Kansas City Wednesday, Kansas coach Bill Self said that Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield " could be player of the year in our league ." That's a big deal in a league that has its leading scorer back in West Virginia's Juwan Staten, Iowa State's Georges Niang, and a slew of talented Kansas players back in 2014-15. But Hield is the real deal and a legitimate contender for Big 12 Player of the Year honors. Staten may have received the coaches' vote for preseason Player of the Year, but Hield was a  preseason All-Big 12 pick and a star on the offseason camp circuit, impressing at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas.

  • Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle to be fined, will play Sunday

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said backup running back Joseph Randle will be fined significantly for being arrested for shoplifting in a Frisco, Texas, mall . Randle met with Garrett on Tuesday and addressed his teammates today. Garrett said that Randle will be available to play Sunday against the New York Giants in Arlington. The former Oklahoma State running back was charged with misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to police. Store security officers recovered a bottle of Gucci Guily Black cologne and a two-pack of black Polo underwear from Randle, valued at a combined $123.50.

  • VIDEO: OU-Texas fans fight in parking lot at Red River Rivalry game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    The Red River Rivalry turned into fisticuffs at the OU-Texas football game on Saturday. In this video posted Saturday to YouTube with the caption "The Red River Rivalry off the field!!" , OU and Texas fans brawl in the parking lot of the Texas State Fair. A woman is screaming, guys are rolling around and swinging wildly at each other, and at the end of the skirmish, a bus comes through to shoo them all away -- laying on the horn to get them to disperse. No winners here, but OU won the actual game 31-26. The brawl conjured up memories of the now-infamous Sugar Bowl scuffle between a beligerant Alabama fan and OU college students. (H/T kfor.com )

  • Bubba Watson regrets asking for Kevin Durant's shoes before Thunder-Clippers playoff game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    PGA golfer and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson talked to NBA.com about his relationship with Kevin Durant, explaining that he actually felt a little bad asking Durant for his shoes before a playoff game. The night before Game 6 of the 2014 Thunder-Clippers series in May, Durant went to a bible study at a church he helped found in Los Angeles. Watson happened to be speaking at the church that night. "He heard me talk about the bible and about family life, so we interacted," Watson said. "Then I said, 'hey, why don't you give me your shoes after the game? It'd be funny.'" Watson immediately regreted the request. "As soon as I said it, I was like "'if somebody did that to me at The Masters, I would be so mad,'" Watson said. "But I guess if it's the right person." Little did Watson know, Durant took him seriously,  walking right up to him after the game and handing him the shoes on the court. "I guess he likes me enough that he brought me his shoes," Watson said. You can watch the short clip of Watson's NBA.com interview here .

  • [UPDATE]: TCU's Trevone Boykin practicing, expected to play against Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    It was reported that TCU's starting quarterback Trevone Boykin would miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a wrist injury, but a university spokesman and Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson denied the report Tuesday.

  • SEC commissioner Mike Slive to retire in 2015

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Mike Slive will retire as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference on July 31, 2015, after serving in that position for 13 years, he announced Tuesday.  He also stated he is beginning treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer for which he was treated in the late 1990s. Following his retirement, Slive will serve in the role of consultant to the conference for a period of four years. "I consider my health situation a temporary detour in a remarkable road that has allowed me to meet amazing people, experience incredible events and celebrate historic victories," Slive said in a statement Tuesday via secsports.com. " I will relish my final year in this position and look forward to being the biggest fan of the SEC for many years to come."

  • Paul Gasol on Kevin Durant: Fractures happen

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Friends in fracture. That's what Pau Gasol and Kevin Durant are now. Following news of Durant's right foot fracture, the Chicago Bulls forward was asked about his own foot injury -- the same as Durant's -- which he sustained eight years ago as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies Gasol, who the Thunder tried to recruit this offseason in free agency, had foot surgery on the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot in 2006. "Fractures happen," Gasol said Monday following the Bulls' preseason win over the Nuggets. "I started to show some signs two years prior to the fracture and I was able to hold out for almost two years. From the point they started to see the little line of stress until the point actually broke, it was a year and a half or so. "You’ve got to take care of yourself, but there’s a luck factor. Injuries happen in this profession unfortunately but it’s part of our job, and there’s not much we can do besides take care of your body, make sure you’re on top of everything you’ve got going on, your weaker spots, and then understand that we’re all vulnerable and nobody’s unbreakable.”