• A big thumbs-down: Thumb arthritis common, especially among baby boomer women

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Thumb arthritis is the most common form of osteoarthritis affecting the hand, according to the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ghazi Rayan, an orthopedic surgeon at Integris Baptist Medical Center, answered a few questions about the disease.

  • With state prisons over capacity, some are calling for reversal of harsh sentencing law

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Oklahoma prisons are well above capacity, yet more than 50 people are serving a sentence of life without parole for drugs, the result of a harsh, three-strikes law enacted in the 1980s. Now, some are saying it’s time for change.

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan has a track record of success dealing with personalities like Russell Westbrook

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Billy Donovan will be coaching a New Zealander, a Turkish player and a Congo native who knows five different languages. But above all, everyone is interested in how he’ll handle the delicate task of managing the emotionally charged Russell Westbrook, something his predecessor (Scott Brooks) did remarkably well.

  • Kentucky Derby: Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win

    AP Racing Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, all these seconds, you get to a point in your life, maybe it's not just going to happen for me,” said Baffert, 62, who suffered a heart attack in Dubai three years ago. “And then they sent me this horse. And I thought, 'Wow, here's my chance. Don't mess it up, Bob.'” On this first Saturday in May, Baffert knew he had the best horse in American Pharoah.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former offensive lineman Devin Davis' journey continues after knee injury derails NFL dream

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Davis says he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and Meniscus in his left knee during 2013 fall camp. Now, he’s focused on a future off the field.

  • Locals in the NFL Draft

    | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Ripkowski headed to Green bay Aaron Ripkowski walked on to the Oklahoma football team four years ago. Saturday, he was drafted by one of the NFL's elite franchises. The Green Bay Packers selected the former OU fullback with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Ripkowski first established himself as a special teams contributor as a true freshman in 2011 and was awarded a scholarship near the end of his sophomore campaign. He started 17 games throughout his OU career, scoring five total touchdowns.

  • NBA notebook: Bulls' Mike Dunleavy avoids suspension

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Bulls' Dunleavy avoids suspension The Bulls will have something unusual for Monday's Game 1 of their second-round series against the Cavaliers — their full lineup. Mike Dunleavy won't be suspended for Game 1, which means Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Dunleavy, Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol will start together against the Cavaliers for the first time this season. The NBA announced Dunleavy's blow to Michael Carter-Williams in Game 6 against the Bucks, which went uncalled, got upgraded to a flagrant-one foul. “I'm not surprised,” Dunleavy said about the

  • Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs in Game 7

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — It figured that the most entertaining first-round series in the NBA playoffs would come down to a play involving Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a wild 111-109 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night that eliminated the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs. After Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side. He originally was covered by Danny Green before Duncan came over to help. Paul put up a one-handed shot over the 39-year Spurs star that went in as he

  • Ramsay SHOWED it could be done

    By Berry Tramel
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Jack Ramsay is one of the few success stories among college coaches who jumped to the NBA. Ramsay, who died a year ago at age 89, spent 11 years coaching Saint Joseph's, then resigned in 1966 due to medical reasons. He went across town and became general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. One season later, he became the coach, beginning a 21-year career as an NBA coach that included a record of 864-783, the 1977 NBA title and induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. When Stanford's Mike Montgomery became coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2004, Ramsay was an ESPN commentator and wrote a short piece offering advice for Montgomery making the transition.

  • Putting on a show

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    A 1919 Minneapolis steam engine, owned by Floyd Kelley of Ralston, blows out glowing embers during the steam engine spark show Friday, part of the 49th Annual Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Association Show in Pawnee. The show runs through Sunday, featuring more than 300 exhibitors from across the country, parades, a flea market, arts and crafts, food vendors, and various steam and gas engines operating early 20th century machinery such as a sawmill.

  • Gordon secures pole at Talladega

    AP Auto Racing Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he's a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first Sunday and have all three of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates surrounding him as he seeks his first win of the season. Gordon's lap of 194.793 mph was a hefty 0.28 seconds faster than teammate Kasey Kahne, who qualified second for a Hendrick Motorsports front row. It's the third pole of the season for Gordon, who also was fastest in Daytona 500

  • Collected Wisdom of Big 12 official Paul Wilson

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Norman resident sits in relative anonymity through every OU women’s basketball home game

  • College softball roundup

    From staff reports | Updated: 16 hr ago

    OU gets run-rule victory The fifth-ranked Oklahoma softball team scored 13 runs over the first three innings on its way to a 13-0 run-rule win over Utah Valley in five innings on Saturday night Marita Hynes Field. Shelby Pendley got the scoring started for Oklahoma (44-7) with a two-run home run in the first. Pendley now has a team-high 24 home runs on the season and 84 for her career, breaking a tie for sixth all-time in Division-I history. Starting pitcher Kelsey Stevens tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, as OU earned its 22nd run-rule win and 17th shutout of the season. Stevens struck out five and walked four to run her record

  • High school sports: Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 16 hr ago

    There aren’t many things Kyra and Skyler don’t do together. The sports they play obviously end up being on that list. Skyler is a talented center fielder for the Mustang baseball team and Kyra is a cross country and track standout for the Broncos.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ADA Beets, Edward Lee, 74, died April 30. Services 10 a.m. Monday, New Beginnings Church, Stratford (Criswell, Ada). Carter, Michael Eugene, 62, died May 1. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Criswell, Ada). Kindrick, Lolita June, 76, died May 1. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Harmony Free Will Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Unsell, Clara Glendeen, 75, died April 30. Services 2 p.m. Monday, College Heights Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). BETHANY Luper, Jim “Red,” 94,

  • Search suspended for Tuttle man at Fort Cobb Lake

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    A boat was seen adrift on the southeast side of Caddo Hill on Fort Cobb Lake about 10 a.m. Saturday morning. It eventually ran ashore, and when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers inspected the boat, they found evidence that the driver had gone overboard.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Bedlam win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Cowboys' win Oklahoma State starter Michael Freeman didn't allow Oklahoma much of a chance to drive the ball Saturday night in Bedlam at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Freeman struck out seven and only three of his outs came in the outfield during a complete-game performance in an 8-1 Cowboys win. “His ball has very late action,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “Having tried to catch him before, the ball has a late unpredictability about it — some will sink, some will dart, every now and then some will cut.

  • OKC Dodgers run winning streak to four games

    From staff reports | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved their winning streak to four games on Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park The Dodgers scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the ninth as they improved to 18-5 on the season in front of a crowd of 5,411. Oklahoma City's Darnell Sweeney reached on an error to lead off the game and later scored on a RBI single by Kyle Jensen. Corey Seager added an RBI groundout in the first. With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Matt Carson hit an RBI single and Scott Schebler followed with a bases loaded walk to make it 4-1.

  • Jesus House holds annual block party to kick off volunteer efforts

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Mike Bateman, executive director of Jesus House, said the Oklahoma City homeless shelter holds a block party each year to kick off its annual Adopt-a-Block program, a volunteer campaign in the Orchard Park and Westlawn Gardens neighborhoods.

  • University of Oklahoma continues fight in Nazi-looted art case

    By Rick M. Green
    Capitol Bureau |
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Nicholas O’Donnell, an attorney who represented a New York art gallery, said the lawsuit may turn not on the way Camille Pissarro’s 1886 “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep” was stolen, but on how the federal court in Oklahoma City rules on two legal points regarding a Paris woman’s claim on the painting at the University of Oklahoma from the Weitzenhoffer collection.