• Daniel Cormier beats Anthony Johnson by submission to win light heavyweight title

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Daniel Cormier, who came up short in a bid to capture Jon Jones' title less than five months ago, claimed the vacant UFC 205-pound title on Saturday, submitting Anthony Johnson in the 3rd round.

  • Video purportedly of Kevin Durant raises questions

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Kevin Durant was politely answering some reporter's questions outside a Los Angeles club Friday night when he decided it was time to go. But when he opened the door of his car to leave, he could only stand helplessly and act aloof when a plastic canister fell out of the car onto the pavement.

  • Muhammad Ali's 16-year-old grandson is a 3-star football recruit who can run a 4.4-second 40-yard dash

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Thirty-four years after his last professional fight, Muhammad Ali's legacy lives on — not in the ring, but on the football field. His 16-year-old grandson, Biaggio Ali-Walsh, has developed into a three-star running back at national-powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Nevada, Business Insider reports. Bleacher Report did a video feature on Ali-Walsh, who already has scholarship offers from UNLV and Louisville, and his brother Nico.

  • Best of times, worst of times for James Harden, Rockets

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    James Harden was spent. Physically. Emotionally. Strategically. As the Houston Rockets star stay slumped down on the Oracle Arena floor on Thursday night, his worst moment having come last on this night that was easily one of his best, there was a reason that the bruising, balling, old-man body of his lay still until Trevor Ariza came by to pick him up as the yellow confetti fell, USA TODAY reports.

  • Ex-teammate Darrelle Revis calls out Brady, Patriots on cheating

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Darrelle Revis won the Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots. Now that he's a New York Jet, having signed with the Jets as a free agent in the offseason, he's breaking ranks on the Deflategate scandal. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff," Revis told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "You can't hide that … Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past. "New England's been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble," Revis continued. "When stuff repeatedly happens, then that's it. I don't know what else to tell you. Stuff repeatedly happened through the years. You got SpyGate, you got this and that and everything else. Obviously in those situations in the past, they had the evidence. So they did what they needed to do."

  • Judge dismisses domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year, The Associated Press reports. Judge Michael Donio signed the order after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.

  • Oklahoma City University crew makes history, qualifies for collegiate rowing national championship

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The sport of rowing in Oklahoma City took another giant leap last weekend when Oklahoma City University qualified for the first time for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta. OCU won the Western Sprints men's varsity eight title Saturday in Rancho Cordova, Calif., to qualify for the event considered to be national championship of collegiate rowing. The IRANational Championship Regatta will be held May 29-31 in West Windsor, N.J. "This is a huge milestone for the OCU rowing program and a direct result of the hard work and dedication by all of the rowers throughout the season," OCU coach Cameron Brown. "We are looking forward to lining up against the best in the country in New Jersey." OCU's top-seeded crew of Hadzo Habibovic, Jackson Anderson, Milos Aleksic, Baruch Price, Kaleb Bledsoe, Yassine Berrehouma, Hunter Bingham, Marshall McCabe and Matt Nelson posted a time of 6:19.5, a second faster than Santa Clara. The achievement is another milestone in the growth of rowing and riversport in Oklahoma City, which in 199 transformed the North Candian River from essentially a large ditch. In 2004 it became the Oklahoma River, the same year OCU added rowing as a varsity sport and staged the first Head of the Oklahoma, attracting more than 400 rowers and 15,000 spectators.  

  • Topgolf looking to tee off in Tulsa

    BY JACK MONEY, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Topgolf International is teeing up to develop its first location in the Tulsa area, it announced on Wednesday. The company said it actively is seeking potential sites for an operation while it wraps up its efforts to open its first location within the Sooner State in Oklahoma City. “We are incredibly grateful and excited for the support and anticipation the Oklahoma market has shown for Topgolf,” Zach Shor, the firm’s real estate vice president, said as part of the announcement. “Tulsa is a vibrant and fast-growing city with a great history, so it is a natural fit for a potential Topgolf location.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Former Oklahoma State star Tony Allen named NBA All-Defensive first team

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, a former Oklahoma State star and 2005 Big 12 basketball Player of the Year, was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team Wednesday. Joining Allen on the first team are Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, Draymond Green of Golden State, and Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers. It marked the third time to be selected NBA All-Defensive first team for Allen, who during the Grizzlies home playoff games would be greeted with chants of "First team defense" when he made a steal or good defensive play.

  • Does Oklahoma State have one of the nation's easiest 2015 football schedules?

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Two Big 12 teams were among the Sporting News' list of 10 college football teams likely to benefit from easy schedules this upcoming season. Oklahoma State was one of the Big 12's representatives. The Cowboys non-conference schedule -- Central Michigan, Central Arkansas and UTSA -- isn't exactly a murderers row. Then OSU gets OU, Baylor, TCU and Kansas State at home. Click the link below to see where OSU's schedule ranks among the easiest in the country.

  • OU softball pitcher Paige Parker finalist for top freshman honor

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker has been named a finalist for the NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award. The other finalists are Jenna Lilley of Oregion and Alexis Osorio of Alabama, who Parker and the Sooners face this weekend in the NCAA Super Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parker is the only finalists who hits and pitches. Parker is 27-5 with a 1.49 earned run average, 211 strikeous and 49 walks in 197.0 innings. She has nine solo shutouts this year, combined on six others and has also made three saves. She is batting .406 on the year with five doubles, nine home runs and 42 runs batted in. Her slugging percentage is .647, while her on-base percentage stands at .515.

  • Former Eddie Sutton aide Wren Baker named deputy athletic director at Missouri

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Wren Baker, who served on Eddie Sutton's Oklahoma State basketball staff from 2001 to 2005, has been hired as deputy athletic director at the University of Missouri. Baker held a similar position at the University of Memphis. According to The Commercial-Appeal in Memphis, Baker worked closely with men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner to schedule marquee games, including a home-and-home series with Oklahoma that begins this season at FedExForum. “Wren has been a huge help to me personally. He’s been a great guy to lean on for knowledge about the program. I’ve been extremely grateful that Wren has been here and that I’ve had an opportunity to work with him,” Pastner said. “He’ll be an athletic director at a major program in a very short time period. That’s what happens. When you hire good people, other good opportunities come about for them. We’re gonna miss him, but we want nothing but the best for great people like Wren.” Baker, a native of Valliant, Okla., previously served as basketball coach and athletic director at Rogers State in Claremore and athletic directory at Northwest Missouri State.

  • Report: Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks passing on interviews, likely sitting out next season

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    According to a report from Yahoo.com, Former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks plans to pass on interview chances with the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans and appears inclined to sit out the 2015-16 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Brooks, 49, wants to coach again but plans to take the year to look at television opportunities and reconnect with his family living in California, sources said. After missing the playoffs because of a bevy of injuries this year, Oklahoma City fired Brooks in April. Billy Donovan was hired in May to take over as the Thunder's head man.

  • QB Everett Golson to transfer to Florida State Seminoles

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said Tuesday that he will transfer and play his final college season with the Florida State Seminoles. Oklahoma Sooners fans may remember Golson as the man who led Notre Dame to a 30-13 victory over OU in Norman on Oct. 28, 2012 .  "After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles," Golson said in a statement Tuesday. "To Coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family."

  • Shane Battier weighs in on the Zayn Malik-One Direction split

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Former Miami Heat forward Shane Battier took to Twitter to weigh in on Zayn Malik’s decision to leave the boy band One Direction, USA TODAY reports. "He needs to follow his heart. RT @wizkhalfe: @ShaneBattier how do you feel about Zain leaving one direction."

  • Kevin Durant's high school to drop its basketball program

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Kevin Durant's high school has decided to drop its vaunted basketball program. Montrose Christian, a private K-12 school in Rockville, Md., is listed for sale and public records show signs of ongoing financial distress. Durant played at Montrose during his senior season in 2005-2006.

  • Big 12 baseball tournament expected to have nearly $5.6 million economic impact on Tulsa

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Tulsa's first Big 12 championship baseball tournament begins on Wednesday, and the five days of competition are expected to be exciting for more than just college sports fans. According to the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Big 12 Baseball Championship is expected to have a total economic impact of close to $5.6 million in revenue.  The Tulsa Sports Commission's budget to put on the event was just less than $800,000, said Ray Hoyt, president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma Christian's Lonny Cobble named NCCAA Central Region coach of the year

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Oklahoma Christian baseball coach Lonny Cobble has been named National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region coach of the year for the second time in three seasons, Cobble has guided OC (32-20) to the Central Region title in each of his three seasons with the Eagles, as the university worked through its transition into NCAA Division II.

  • Player ruins $94,000 camera lens with a Sharpie

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Collins Injera of Kenya is an international rugby star who recently scored his 200th try (the rough equivalent of a touchdown in football) in the World Sevens Series, and he celebrated in a very expensive manner indeed, Yahoo Sports reports. Taking a cue from Terrell Owens and tennis players of late, Injera had stashed a permanent marker in his sock. And once he notched the try, he ran over to the nearest camera and autographed the lens.

  • Gay College Basketball Player Says He Encountered 'Blatant Homophobia'

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The first openly gay Division college basketball player is moving on and speaking out, The Huffington Post reports. UMass guard Derrick Gordon announced Sunday that he's transferring to Seton Hall, but he told USA Today he encountered plenty of discrimination along the way in his inquiries to potential new schools. "During the recruiting process, a number of schools didn't want me because I'm gay," Gordon said. "To me, that's blatant homophobia. At the end of the day, no coaches will ever admit that they don't want me because I'm gay and there's baggage that comes with the attention."