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  • Oklahoma basketball: The Sooners' One Shining Moment

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Tyler Neal doing ball push ups. Cameron Clark doing pull ups. It's the Sooners' "One Shining Moment." Oklahoma was bounced in the first round by North Dakota State a few weeks ago, but the Sooners of 2014 will live on forever in the this year's video montage of "One Shining Moment." The OU players make their appearance around the 34-second mark.

  • Check out former Baylor QB Robert Griffin III's new logo

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Washington Redskins quarterback and former Baylor standout Robert Griffin III debuted his own logo via his Instagram account on Sunday. "This wouldn't be possible without the love and support of my family, friends and fans growing up," Griffin said via his Instagram account. "This is for us and represents all of the work the people around me put in to help me succeed in life." Griffin continues the line of Adidas athletes with logos, ranging from Derrick Rose to Dwight Howard. Nike guys Kevin Durant and LeBron James are among the other prominent athletes with their own logo, but Griffin is one of few in football to have his own.

  • Manhattan basketball keeping coach who fudged resume

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Manhattan has decided to retain coach Steve Masiello and will reinstate him once he completes his undergraduate degree, the school announced Monday. Masiello, 36, led the Jaspers to the NCAA tournament this season and a near-upset over Louisville in the second round. He then agreed to a deal with South Florida to replace Stan Heath, but a background check provided information that Masiello did not have a degree from the University of Kentucky.

  • Battle of unbeatens in women's hoops final

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports the All-American senior guard shed defenders with behind-the-back dribbles and quick cross-overs before scoring. She set the tone, refusing to let for Notre Dame's pursuit of a perfect season end and her Irish teammates followed her lead into Tuesday night's championship game. In one of the most impressive games of her career, McBride scored 28 points to lead Notre Dame to an 87-61 win over Maryland Sunday night.

  • Unique Kentucky team baffles its own coach

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Aaron Harrison – or "Aaron the Assassin," as John Calipari calls him – had drained the big shot to win the game for Kentucky, 74-73 over Wisconsin. It was the same way he hit the big shot for Kentucky to win in the last game, as well as the game before that, too, according to Yahoo Sports. The Wildcats were headed to Monday's national title game against Connecticut as the first team in NCAA tournament history to win four consecutive games by five points or less. Their "breather" was a seven-point win in their tourney opener. The Big Blue side of AT&T Stadium was some kind of mix of emotional exhaustion, extended disbelief and the non-parallel joy of continuing to win what seemed lost.

  • PHOTO: Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover recreated with men

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    The Golf Digest cover featuring Paulina Gretzky (daughter of Wayne Gretzky, who is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson) didn't go over so well with LPGA golfers last week. One man's response might get a few more laughs, as Orlando photographer Cy Cyr gathered up some of his male friends to recreate the shot (white capris and all).

  • PHOTO: The most awkward photo ever at a Cleveland Indians game

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    There's no telling what exactly is being said or conveyed in this photo at a Cleveland Indians game today, but it doesn't seem like a comfortable moment for either party.

  • Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury might play in spring game

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    This is how young Kliff Kingsbury is: The Texas Tech coach may suit up for the spring game. Kingsbury, 34, is considering suiting up and playing a series in the Red Raiders' spring game on April 12, a Texas Tech official told FOX Sports Southwest. Kingsbury last suited up professionally in the Canadian Football League in 2007. The last time Kingsbury put on his alma mater's colors was 2002, when he tossed for 5,017 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior.

  • VIDEO: Xavier Henry on sitting out the rest of the season with Lakers

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Former Putnam City High School star Xavier Henry will miss the remainder of the season with a wrist injury. Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times talked to Henry about having to sit out. In the video, Henry said that despite injuries this season, he showed he can bring intensity and aggression to the floor. Henry is coming to the end of a one-year deal with the Lakers, so his status is still up in the air for next season.

  • Oklahoma football: OU-Texas game gets a new name

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    There's an official name for the OU-Texas football game and it involves a sponsor. Starting this season, the game will officially be referred to as the AT&T Red River Showdown. The name changed to the Red River Rivalry in 2005 and was also referred to as the Red River Shootout. This year's game is slated for Oct. 11 in Dallas.

  • The White House Is Pretty Upset About The Samsung-Sponsored Selfie With Obama And Ortiz

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    President Obama welcomed the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the White House on Tuesday. Obama made mention of the team’s run as the most decorated Major League baseball team of the last decade with three world championships, crediting the team with helping the city of Boston heal post-Boston Marathon bombing last April, according to Buzzfeed. Then a selfie was snapped. And this was actually a PR stunt by Samsung, who worked with Ortiz to make this selfie happen. Just like the Ellen picture, BuzzFeed reports.

  • LPGA players frustrated by 'Golf Digest' cover of Gretzky

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    With a provocative pose, Paulina Gretzky will be the cover girl in the upcoming issue of Golf Digest, according to USA TODAY. That doesn't sit well with some LPGA tour stars. Gretzky isn't a professional golfer but is engaged to one – PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson. Gretzky, the daughter of hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and former actress Janet Jones Gretzky, demonstrates six golf-improvement exercises for the issue and talks about her connections in the sports world. A tablet edition is available April 8, while the magazine hits newsstands April 15.

  • Clippers hit big milestone and didn't know it

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    For a franchise with a fairly uninspiring history, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently in a period of amazing success. Since acquiring Chris Paul in the truncated offseason of 2011, the Clips have gone from lottery mainstay to looming contender. With Blake Griffin having come into his own as a varied scorer this season and Doc Rivers providing a steadier hand from the bench, it wouldn't be a huge shock to see Los Angeles basketball's perennial also-ran make it to the NBA Finals, according to Yahoo Sports. For proof of the Clippers' ascendance, one need only take a glance at the NBA standings. For the second season in a row, the Clips have clinched the Western Conference's Pacific Division. That milestone became official on Wednesday night in their 112-108 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Two division titles in a row should mean something for a team as traditionally beaten-down as the Clippers. Except it turns out that they weren't even aware of it. As reported by Arash Markazi of, the Clippers weren't exactly focused on winning the division.

  • Oklahoma football: Comparing Trevor Knight to Tim Tebow

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    A star college quarterback who loves to share his Christian faith, prides himself on being a leader and does his best not to use profane language. Sound familiar? For OU's Trevor Knight, the comparisons to Tim Tebow are an honor. writes that Knight resembles Tebow in the way he's driven by faith and leadership. "Tim Tebow is second to none in the way he proclaims his faith, the way he plays and his competitiveness," Knight said. "He's a leader. You can see that. A lot of people give him a hard time for maybe not being the best quarterback, but he's a winner and conducts himself with class and honor." The Tebow comparisons would really be apt if Knight can guide the Sooners - projected by many as Big 12 favorites - into the national championship race in 2014.

  • Potential candidates to replace Danny Manning at TU

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    With Danny Manning having accepted Wake Forest’s offer to become the Demon Deacons’ new head man, the University of Tulsa now begins to consider candidates to coach the Golden Hurricane. The Tulsa World put together a list of potential candidates the Hurricane could have their eye on, from Mercer coach Bob Hoffman to former Oklahoma State guard Doug Gottlieb.

  • Danny Manning accepts Wake Forest offer, leaves TU two seasons

    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Danny Manning is headed east. After only two seasons at Tulsa, Manning has accepted an offer to become the new head coach at Wake Forest. Manning spent the majority of the week mulling his next step and the Tulsa World believes that Manning chose the Demon Deacons over a TU proposal that was at or above the $1 million mark.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Senior Brian Williams to transfer

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Oklahoma State has lost one of its key pieces for next season with the departure of senior swingman Brian Williams. Multiple sources close to the program confirmed to the Tulsa World on Thursday that Williams is transferring and will be able to play immediately wherever he lands because he is graduating this semester.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson, Kendrick Perkins back against Spurs

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Prior to Thursday's big game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced that Reggie Jackson, Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Perkins would all play. Perkins (groin) had missed 17 straight games leading into Thursday, and Jackson had missed the last two games with a back sprain. But both participated in a majority of Wednesday's practice. It was up in the air whether or not Westbrook would play Thursday against the Spurs or Friday against Houston Rockets on the road. Westbrook has been restricted to one half of back-to-back games for the rest of the regular season. Perkins will get the Westbrook treatment for the rest of the season in back-to-backs.

  • Conversation with late father influenced Kelvin Sampson to return to college coaching

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Former Oklahoma men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson is back in the college game with Houston, a decision that was heavily influenced by a conversation Sampson had with his dying father. Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde writers that before Ned Sampson's death on Feb. 18, father and son had a discussion, with Ned making some points that convinced Kelvin to get back into college coaching. "He said some profound things to me that made me think about it," Kelvin told Yahoo Sports. "Call it whatever you want – God's will or karma. But it had an impact."

  • PHOTO: Where's USC's Matt Leinart? Supporting his local newspaper

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was one of the greatest college signal callers of all-time. But his pro career didn't go as planned. What's Leinart doing now? The former Heisman Trophy winner is currently pitching papers for The Orange County Register. That's probably not his only gig, but his face has appeared on more Orange County newspaper sales racks than NFL rosters in the past year. Leinart's last NFL appearance came in 2012 and he was released by the Buffalo Bills in 2013. It's a far fall in prestige for a guy that probably would have been the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft following USC's BCS National Championship win over Oklahoma in 2005. But kudos to Leinart to supporting newspapers.