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  • The Internet's most extreme alley-oop

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The beauty of YouTube is that it captures people trying crazy things at home so that you can experience things without actually endangering yourself. You don't have to wonder what an alley-oop choreographed between nine guys, jumping off trampolines, through flames into a pool would look like -- brave souls ike the Jam Broz will show you, according to Yahoo Sports. In their timely viral video (we were experiencing some World Cup withdrawal, too) you can see what happens when thrillseekers with GoPro's take the concept of Lob City and transport it to a backyard pool replete with rings of fire. In this perfectly executed stunt the group makes eight consecutive passes while jumping into a small pool, connecting with Chris-Paul-to-Blake-Griffin-like precision, culminating their alley-oop with a headfirst dive through flames — all in the name of summertime fun and internet glory.

  • USC, Alabama to play in Cowboys Classic in 2016

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    More powers collide! USC and Alabama will play in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. It will be the second year in a row for Alabama in the Cowboys Classic. The Crimson Tide will play Wisconsin Sept. 5, 2015. Oklahoma State and Florida State open their seasons this fall on Aug. 30 in Arlington.

  • OU's Trevor Knight, OSU's J.W. Walsh on Davey O'Brien Watch List

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Oklahoma's Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh are each on the preseason Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. Knight and Walsh are among five Big 12 quarterbacks on the list (Bryce Petty, Baylor; Jake Waters, Kansas State; Davis Webb, Texas Tech). The Davey O'Brien Award is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback. The semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 3, finalists on Nov. 24 and the winner will be revealed at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 11. 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List Anthony Boone (Duke, Senior) Terrance Broadway (Louisiana, Senior) Shane Carden (East Carolina, Senior) Rakeem Cato (Marshall, Senior) Connor Cook (Michigan State, Junior) Jeff Driskel (Florida, Junior) Cody Fajardo (Nevada, Senior) Devin Gardner (Michigan, Senior) Jared Goff (California, Sophomore) Everett Golson (Notre Dame, Junior) Garrett Grayson (Colorado State, Senior) Christian Hackenberg (Penn State, Sophomore) Connor Halliday (Washington State, Senior) Grant Hedrick (Boise State, Senior) Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion, Senior) Taysom Hill (BYU, Junior) Kevin Hogan (Stanford, Junior) Brett Hundley (UCLA, Junior) Matt Johnson (Bowling Green, Junior) Chuckie Keeton (Utah State, Senior) Taylor Kelly (Arizona State, Senior) Cody Kessler (USC, Junior) Trevor Knight (Oklahoma, Sophomore) Sean Mannion (Oregon State, Senior) Marcus Mariota (Oregon, Junior) Nick Marshall (Auburn, Senior) Hutson Mason (Georgia, Senior) Braxton Miller (Ohio State, Senior) John O’Korn (Houston, Sophomore) Bryce Petty (Baylor, Senior) Dak Prescott (Mississippi State, Junior) Keenan Reynolds (Navy, Junior) Joel Stave (Wisconsin, Junior) P.J. Walker (Temple, Sophomore) Bo Wallace (Ole Miss, Senior) J.W. Walsh (Oklahoma State, Junior) Jake Waters (Kansas State, Senior) Davis Webb (Texas Tech, Sophomore) Jameis Winston (Florida State, Sophomore)

  • Sooners place four players on All-Big 12 preseason team

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Big 12 conference announced its preseason awards Tuesday as voted on by the media. Oklahoma offensive lineman Daryl Williams and kicker Michael Hunnicutt were all-conference selections on offense, while linebacker Eric Striker and defensive back Zack Sanchez made the defensive team. Oklahoma State didn't have a single player on the all-conference team roster, but JUCO transfer Tyreek Hill was named the conference's preseason Newcomer of the Year. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty earned preseason Offensive Player of the Year, and TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Other notables include Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett, who made the team as a kick returner.

  • Kevin Durant says he 'can't afford' $1.4 million car

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Kevin Durant can certainly afford any car he wants, but he has his limits. At a club in Los Angeles, the Thunder star got into his Range Rover but said he couldn't afford the $1.4 million Pagani parked in front of him. Too rich for KD? Nah.

  • Missouri coach Gary Pinkel: Dorial Green-Beckham 'in a good place' at OU

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has the support of Tigers coach Gary Pinkel going forward. Pinkel said at SEC Media Days Wednesday that Beckham "is in a good place" at the University of Oklahoma, and that he wants things "to work well for Dorial." Beckham officially joined the Sooners in early July, but it's unknown whether or not he will be eligible to play for OU in 2014. Pinkel said he is not involved in the NCAA waiver situation which would allow Green to play immediately for the Sooners.

  • Report: Prime Prep Academy shut down by Texas state officials

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    KDFW-FOX 4 reports that the State of Texas has moved to revoke the charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent company of Prime Prep Academy. The move effectively shuts down the Prime Prep campuses in Fort Worth and Dallas. Prime Prep’s co-founder was NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. Prime Prep has played games against Oklahoma high schools in 2012 (Millwood) and 2013 (Ardmore, Oklahoma City Legion).

  • Former OU football player Gerald McCoy welcomes twins

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Former OU All-American and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy welcomed twins into his family. McCoy announced the birth of his children -- Gerald and Germany McCoy -- via his Instagram account on Tuesday.

  • Report: Dallas Cowboys to release Kyle Orton; Brandon Weeden set for backup role

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is one step closer to being a starting quarterback again -- this time with the Dallas Cowboys. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys are set to release quarterback Kyle Orton, who was slated to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Tony Romo. That was until Orton didn't show for any of the Cowboys' organized team activities. With Romo healing from back surgery, Weeden was able to take reps with the first team this offseason, impressing the Cowboys staff along the way. Weeden was signed in the offseason after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March.

  • OKC Thunder, Atlanta Hawks working on sign-and-trade for Thabo Sefolosha

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks are working on a sign and trade for veteran shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha. Sefolosha reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million with Atlanta via free agency. Instead, the Thunder will send Sefolosha and overseas prospect Giorgos Printezis to the Hawks in exchange for a $4 million trade exception and the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis.

  • OKC Thunder: Mitch McGary talks unicycles, summer league and Olive Garden on the Jim Rome Show

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Mitch McGary hit the airwaves on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday to talk unicycles, summer league and Olive Garden. The 6-foot-10 McGary talked about how he's been an avid unicyclist since he was young, and how he'll try to convince teammates to get on one -- maybe his fellow big men Serge Ibaka and Hasheem Thabeet. McGary also called Olive Garden his go-to spot. Maybe he an Gabe Ikard can get together? “Olive Garden is a cheap place, you get free salad and breadsticks, so I always love going there," McGary told Rome. "I got the chicken alfredo. One of my favorites. It was definitely pretty good.”

  • VIDEO: Former OU swingman Cameron Clark talks about summer league

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Former OU player Cameron Clark talked to Campus Insiders' Kristen Keith after a win with the Los Angeles Clippers at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Clark and former OU teammate, Amath M'Baye, have each played in the Clippers' first two games, with M'Baye quickly becoming one of the early stars of the summer league. Clark says that since he went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, he has something to prove. He also feels like his defensive game translates best to the NBA. “I’ll always got a chip on my shoulder, so when I’m out there, I’m always d’ing up, playing hard, and just knocking down shots.” Clark said.

  • Knicks coach Derek Fisher talks playoffs

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks can make the playoffs and be a contender in the East, says rookie head coach Derek Fisher. "My opinion, based on our roster and the things that we're going to do and who we are going to become, we can compete for playing in the playoffs and a championship in the Eastern Conference," Fisher said on Monday after a summer league game. But there's a catch, for Fisher didn't say this coming season was the year for success in New York, Yahoo Sports reports.

  • Drake ready to hop on the Cleveland bandwagon

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The past two months have been good to the city of Cleveland, with the Browns drafting super popular quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Cavaliers landing free agent LeBron James, according to ThePostGame.com. In turn, a third beloved but somewhat controversial figure in the sporting world will likely be making his way to northeast Ohio inr the coming years. In a recent interview, the rapper Drake, who has been called the most prominent fan in sports, said he'll be making trips to Cleveland to watch pals Manziel and James play. Drake will be in Cleveland so often, he claimed, that he may even be looking into real estate in northeast Ohio, ThePostGame.com reports.

  • OKC Thunder: Here's Kevin Durant on the cover of NBA2K15

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Earlier this year, Kevin Durant was announced as the face of NBA2K15 -- the popular basketball video game series by 2KSports. The news happened to fall on the same day as his league MVP announcement . On Tuesday, the star unveiled the cover of the game, set for release on Oct. 7. on multiple...

  • Tulsa Shock's Skylar Diggins jersey ranks second in sales

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Second-year Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has the second-highest selling jersey in the WNBA. Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the league, followed by Diggins, and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.

  • Metallica looks for work in new ESPN spot

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Metallica have a sense of humor, a fact they proved recently with the video they made to troll Glastonbury protesters. And now they're proving it again in a spot for ESPN's SportsCenter that will air during tonight's Home Run Derby, according to RollingStone.com. The clip plays off the idea that since Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera retired at the end of last season (taking his "Enter Sandman" entrance music with him) they don't know what to do with themselves, so they have started coming up with their own ideas. "Sometimes it can be quite freeing to put yourself at the mercy of others," Lars Ulrich says about making the ad. "ESPN's commercials have a tendency to be hilarious. We were like, 'That sounds like a good time.' The whole thing had an overriding impulsivity to it."

  • A closer look at LeBron James's Cleveland return from SI.com

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    In an SI exclusive, Lee Jenkins takes a closer look at LeBron James's return to Cleveland. In Jenkins' follow-up to SI.com's announcement of James' return last week, Jenkins says that despite "King James" insisting he didn't have a plan after losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, James has left a "heavy trail of bread crumbs" leading back to Northeast Ohio since he first left in 2010.

  • Cavaliers contacted Kansas’ Bill Self about head coaching job

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    As part of a lengthy search that included courtships with multiple college coaches, the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers contacted KU coach Bill Self about the vacancy, Self told The Kansas City Star on Monday. Self declined to discuss specifics about his conversations with the Cavaliers, and he did not provide a timetable for when they occurred. Cleveland ultimately hired David Blatt on June 20, three weeks before LeBron James announced his return home to Northeast Ohio.

  • San Antonio pays tribute to an Oklahoman who helped keep the Spurs

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Henryetta, OK, native Bob Coleman, a businessman and civic booster who led an investor group that bought the San Antonio Spurs in 1993, died Saturday at age 82. Coleman's group purchased the Spurs from B.J. "Red" McCombs for $75 million. Among the investors in Coleman's group was The Oklahoma Publishing Company, whose holdings include The Oklahoman and was then owned by the Gaylord family. Thus began an San Antonio-Oklahoma City basketball connection that 15 years after the Spurs purchase helped land an NBA franchise in OKC. Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett served on the Spurs board of directors and represented the franchise in league meetings. Bennett later headed the ownership group that purchased the Seattle Supersonics and in 2008 moved them to his hometown Coleman owned San Antonio-based Texace Corporation, a leading manufacturer of golf hats, caps and visors. He was a 1957 University of Oklahoma graduate who launched the construction of OU's basketball practice facility in 2000 with a $1 million donation to his alma mater.