• Moving elephants from Seattle zoo to Oklahoma costs big

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SEATTLE — Moving two Asian elephants from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to San Diego to Oklahoma proved to be a huge expense. A local newspaper reports that the cost of moving Chai and Bamboo from San Diego to the Oklahoma City Zoo was $88,000. That’s in addition to the $106,000 bill for the first attempt to move the pair, which was waylaid by bad weather. If the Oklahoma City Zoo does not pay a share of the costs, Woodland Park’s total expenditure will be $141,000. The female elephants’ trip began in April after a federal appeals court declined to block the transfer. The move was opposed by animal rights activists and at least one member of the Seattle City Council. A storm diverted the pachyderms to

  • Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting that left a 21-year-old man critically injured and a 24-year-old man in stable condition. Both were expected to survive. The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted protests. Hundreds of people turned out Thursday evening, rallying first at a park, then marching about a mile to a building that houses the Olympia police headquarters

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  • Oklahoma State baseball notebook: Infielders get the job done for Michael Freeman

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Freeman got 15 ground ball outs in the Cowboys’ 10-1 win over Kansas State on Thursday night in the Big 12 Baseball Tournament.

  • OU baseball notebook: Neuse comes up big in Sooners' win

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Sheldon Neuse delivered late with a three-run double in the Sooners’ 6-1 win over West Virginia.

  • Big 12 baseball tournament roundup

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Texas Tech eliminates top-seeded TCU Corey Taylor limited top-seeded TCU to just four hits over five innings and Eric Gutierrez homered and drove in three runs as Texas Tech routed the defending champions 8-1 Thursday at the Big 12 tournament. Taylor (4-0) made his first start of the season and lowered his best-in-the nation ERA to 0.31 against TCU (43-11). The right-hander has allowed just two earned runs in 571/3 innings this season. Scoring in each of the first four innings, the fourth-seeded Red Raiders (31-23) cruised to an 8-0 lead. Texas Tech scored seven runs off TCU starting pitcher Preston Morrison (11-2), the 2014 Big 12

  • OU softball: How Nicole Pendley bounced back from burnout to star for the Sooners

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 6 hr ago

    OU SOFTBALL IN NCAA SUPER REGIONALS — With the Sooners set to play Alabama starting Friday in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional in Tuscaloosa, here’s the story of Nicole Pendley’s recovery from softball burnout and her decision to join her Big 12 Player of the Year sister Shelby in Norman.

  • Media notes: Jeff Gordon to be race analyst on Fox Sports' NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage, beginning next year

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Gordon has served as analyst for Fox Sports’ coverage of three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this year

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys manhandle Kansas State, 10-1

    By Ryan Aber
    Staff writer |
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OSU ace Michael Freeman was superb once again, lowering his earned-run average to 1.05.

  • Former OU guard hired at Nebraska

    By Jenni Carlson
    Staff writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A proud papa sent me an email Thursday morning. Richard Brown lives in Norman, but I regularly see him on football fields around the Big 12. So do you. He is a football referee who has worked college games as an umpire for two decades. Richard is also the father of Britney Brown, who was a standout point guard at Norman North High, then went on to be a three-year starter for Oklahoma. But now she is trading in her Sooner crimson for Cornhusker red. Richard emailed me to let me know that Britney has gone to work for Nebraska. She's an assistant to head coach Connie Yori and the Huskers' lead recruiter.

  • Shelby Pendley injured in practice

    From staff reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma senior shortstop Shelby Pendley was injured during Thursday afternoon's practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after colliding with another player. Pendley, the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, was helped off the field and didn't put any pressure on her right foot. “Nothing much but a little bit of a tweak,” OU coach Patty Gasso said when asked about Pendley's injury. “I don't think it will be any problem. I don't know enough to even tell you.” Pendley, who transferred to OU from Arizona after her freshman season, is batting .434 this season with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs. The No. 11-seeded Sooners open Super

  • NCAA softball roundup

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Tennessee beats Florida State with walk-off single Meghan Gregg hit a walk-off RBI single in the seventh to lift No. 8 Tennessee to a 3-2 comeback win over No. 9 Florida State in Thursday's Game 1 of the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee (46-14) scored one run in the fifth and one in the sixth before Gregg's game-winning hit in the seventh. Florida State (48-13) scored runs in the second and the third. Rainey Gaffin (16-3) earned the win after throwing 22/3 perfect frames in relief and striking out three. Erin Gabriel started the game, throwing 21/3 innings and allowing two runs.

  • Ford transferring to Texas A&M

    By Ryan Aber
    Staff writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Running back Keith Ford, who announced earlier this month that he would transfer from Oklahoma, appears to be heading to Texas A&M. Ford's commitment to the Aggies, which was first reported by GigEm247.com, was confirmed by Ford's father. Ford, from Cypress, Texas, started three games last season for the Sooners, rushing for 369 yards and five touchdowns. But he suffered a broken leg in an early-season win over Tennessee and when he returned, his carries were limited. That was thanks in part to the emergence of Samaje Perine as OU's every-down back and exacerbated by Ford's ball-security issues that popped up once again after his return.

  • Oklahoma scene: OU's top-ranked Axel Alvarez eliminated from NCAA Tennis Championships

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and college tennis’ No. 1-ranked player lost to No. 35 Tony Lupieri of Baylor 6-4, 6-4 after giving up a break in each set. It was the fourth singles match in as many days for Alvarez and his sixth in the last eight days.

  • OU, Tulane to play three-game series

    From staff reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma and Tulane will meet on the football field for the first time. The two schools announced a three-game series beginning Sept. 16, 2017 in Norman. The Sooners will play at Tulane's New Orleans stadium in 2021, and the Green Wave returns to Norman in 2024. Dates for the second two games haven't been determined. The announcement completes OU's 2017 non-conference schedule. The Sooners open that season Sept. 2 at home against UTEP, then play at Ohio State a week later. Oklahoma has played seven games in New Orleans, most recently stunning No. 3 Alabama 45-31 in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.

  • Morning roundup

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Spieth shares 1st-round lead Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling Thursday, grabbing a share of the first-round lead in the rain-delayed Colonial. Spieth just missed the green on his approach at the 18th hole, and putted from off the back right fringe. The closing birdie put him atop the leaderboard with Kevin Na, Boo Weekley and Ryo Ishikawa. Broncos' Smith under investigation in Texas Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff describes as

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    Dodgers suspend infielder Arruebarrena for rest of season Infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was a major league player at this time last year. Now he's a man without a team at any level. Arruebarrena was suspended by the Los Angeles Dodgers for the remainder of the season on Thursday for what the team said was “repeated failures to comply with his contract.” Club officials declined further comment. Arruebarrena signed a $25 million, five-year contract in February 2014. He split the season among four minor league teams and the Dodgers and made his big league debut on last May 23. He hit .195 in 22 games for Los Angeles.

  • Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out, but a version is back now, thanks to a philanthropic organization that operates a series of nature webcams from around the planet. The walrus cam, part of the Pearls of the Planet series, can be viewed at: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/walrus-cam-round-island. A monetary grant from explore.org, along with other donations this year, have had an unintended benefit for the Alaska Department of Fish and Ga

  • Bank financing secured for Edmond hotel, conference center

    By Diana Baldwin
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Terms arranged for financing for Edmond’s hotel and conference center near Covell Road and Interstate 35. Developer expects to have construction started sometime this summer.