• Big 12 rankings: Is Bob Stoops the coach of the year?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 40 min ago

    Big 12 season is down to two games — West Virginia at Kansas State and Texas at Baylor. Neither will affect the title race (OU is the champ) but both will affect the bowl pairings (Baylor’s in the Sugar Bowl with a win, otherwise OSU goes to New Orleans). But 73 of the league’s 75 games have been played. That’s enough to figure out the post-season awards. Coach of the year: Bob Stoops. Picked third in the preseason, OU roared to the title. Sort of strange to pick a coach whose team lost to Texas, but after the Cotton Bowl debacle, the Sooners were mighty impressive. Stoops’ off-season moves — canning long-time lieutenants Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell — paid off big-time.

  • 'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus

    Updated: 39 min ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead. Colorado Springs police on Sunday said they would not disclose any information on the motive for the attack, a move that guarantees further speculation over the intention of Dear, whom acquaintances described as an odd, reclusive loner, as he prepares for his initial appearance in state court on Monday. Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was motivated by his opposition to ab

  • Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • OU football journal: Sooners' Big 12 title team honored at Lloyd Noble Center

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Defensive end Charles Tapper carried the championship trophy to mid-court, hoisting it to a standing ovation.

  • OU basketball journal: Badgers shooting percentage against OU was their worst since 2006

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Wisconsin shot just 16 of 68 (23.5 percent) from the floor against the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys’ bowl destination hinges on Texas at Baylor outcome and perception compared to TCU

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    A 58-23 loss to Oklahoma eliminated the Cowboys' already slim chances of crashing the College Football Playoff. OSU now joins two-loss Baylor and two-loss TCU in a three-way tie for second place among Big 12 teams.

  • OU men's basketball: RyanSpangler, Sooners dismantle Wisconsin

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The Badgers pestered Buddy Hield into a rough shooting night, but Spangler more than made up for it, giving Oklahoma control of the game early and making big plays late to help maintain the lead as the Sooners won 65-48 in front of 6,543 at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Quarterback injuries can reveal great teams

    By Berry Tramel Columnist  btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Big 12 football schedule was backloaded. Big 12 quarterbacking was frontloaded. All of the matchups of the Big 12's four powers in 2015 came in November. Six shootout games. Only one of the six games paired the quarterbacks of choice. OSU's 49-29 victory over TCU on Nov. 7 pitted the Cowboy duo of Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh against Trevone Boykin. All four contenders dealt with quarterback health issues. The Sooners emerged as champions, and not coincidentally, OU had Baker Mayfield available more than the other contenders had their QBs. Also not coincidentally, OU faced No. 1 quarterbacks less than the other contenders did in the marquee games. None of which taints the Oklahoma championship. Injuries

  • Oklahoma teens credit horse power for rodeo championships

    By Sharla Bardin, For the Oklahoman | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Ali Armstrong, 16, of Lexington, and Cortney Townsend, 18, of Norman, said they look at their horses as partners and think the animals share their desire to succeed.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at the other possible College Football Playoff contenders

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Yet to be determined are the three teams that will join the Sooners in the Dec. 31 semifinals — played in the Cotton and Orange Bowls — and where OU will play that day.

  • Man killed in Colorado shooting was veteran, served in Iraq

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A look at the three people who were killed in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic: COMBAT VETERAN, FATHER Ke'Arre Stewart, 29, was accompanying someone at the clinic when he was killed, said Amburh Butler, a lifelong friend and family spokeswoman. Stewart leaves behind two girls, 11 and 5, who live in Texas. Stewart and Butler met when they were 11 in Waco, Texas and were high school sweethearts, she said. They both joined the Army, but Stewart joined first, right after his high school graduation in 2004, she said. He served in the Fourth Infantry Division and was deployed to Iraq, where he would often send her letters describing the horrors he saw on the front lines.

  • Thunder journal: In strange scheduling quirk, the Thunder is finally set for its first multiple game road trip

    By Anthony Slater, staff writer, Aslater@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    This two-game swing out East will serve as a season-high until the new year, tied with a Los Angeles trip later in December when the Thunder doesn’t change cities but plays both the Clippers and Lakers.

  • OKC Thunder: Is the Eastern Conference catching up? Thunder says 'no' as it hits the road against Hawks, Heat

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Thunder, winner of four consecutive games, is playing its best ball of the season, but while OKC has had its way with the Western Conference so far, the Eastern Conference has been a bit tricker.

  • Brown SMU Basketball

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SMU forward Markus Kennedy (5) looks to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Brown Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Dallas.

  • Oklahoma football: Questions and answers about the Sooners' postseason destination and what it all means

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Projections on FiveThirtyEight.com give the Sooners a 99 percent chance to make the playoff, but considering the other contenders currently outside of the top-four, that might as well be 100 percent.

  • Kobe Bryant says he will retire after this season.

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant says he will retire after this season.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant says he will retire after this season.

  • Obama pays late-night visit to Bataclan, site of French terror attack

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Obama pays late-night visit to Bataclan, site of French terror attack.

  • OSU football journal: Emmanuel Ogbah clarifies comments

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    OSU players regularly arrive to press conferences repeating what they’d been told by the coaches in the locker room, almost as if they’re following a theme.

  • High school notebook: Seven playoff games on tap Monday night

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Games were postponed last Friday due to inclement weather.