• All-State baseball: Dover's Jesus Gamez motivated to improve future

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    TULSA — Jesus Gamez walked onto Dover’s mound in one of his final high school starts and thought about his father who had passed away seven years ago. He thought about what he meant to him. Gamez then thought about how dominant he wanted to be on the mound. He then dedicated the start to him and delivered a typical performance. But his dominance didn’t stop there as he added velocity to his fastball and turned heads throughout the summer. “I pitched my butt off,” Gamez said. “It went good. Ever since he passed away it hasn’t been the same. I’m just trying to work my butt off and hopefully make something out of it and help my mom and sisters out.

  • Media notes: Fox Sports Southwest begins Dallas Cowboys training camp coverage

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Fox Sports Southwest kicks off its 2015 Dallas Cowboys coverage on Wednesday night with nightly training camp shows from Oxnard, Calif.  "Inside Cowboys Training Camp" will air at 10:30 p.m. or after Texas Rangers postgame shows. The 15-minute updates will air weekdays and Saturdays with 30-minute shows scheduled at 10 p.m. Sundays. Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham, Cowboys Insider Mickey Spagnola and Lindsay Cash will host the training camp shows, which will feature the day’s camp news and notes. Fox Sports Southwest also will carry replays of all Cowboys preseason games, usually the day after. Sham, former Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg and sideline reporter Keith Russell will call the preseason games.

  • How to handle the finances of a 'boomerang' child

    Jeff Wuorio, Deseret News | Updated: 4 hr ago

    More and more adult children are moving back with their parents. Here's how to make sure money doesn't strain the arrangement.

  • Sand Springs man dies in Tulsa County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Thomas S. Maxwell, 67, died at the scene of a rollover crash about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday west of Sand Springs.

  • Downtown cathedral Mass marks slain priest's death

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese, shared a homily about the Rev. Stanley Rother, an Okarche native who is currently being considered for sainthood by the Vatican.

  • Oklahoma County inmate's death is being investigated

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    An inmate was found dead at the Oklahoma County jail last week, authorities said Tuesday. The death is under review by authorities.

  • Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate." Then the players' union said it would take it all to court. Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game was upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day. "He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that ph

  • Ratings watch: Fox's UFC Fight Night tops the week

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Ratings watch Fox's UFC Fight Night, highlighted by TJ Dillashaw's victory over Renan Barao for the bantamweight championship, topped the Oklahoma City ratings for the week with a 4.0. Coverage of the Brickyard 400 led the NBC Sports Network to its most-watched telecast ever, averaging 4.7 million viewers and a 3.0 national rating, which included a 3.9 in OKC.   Sports events July 21-27 1. UFC Fight Night, Saturday, KOKH-25, 4.0. 2. Brickyard 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Sunday, NBCSN, 3.9. 3. Lilly Diabetes 250, NASCAR Xfinity, Saturday, KFOR-4, 2.6. 4. Canadian Open fourth round, Sunday, KWTV-9, 2.5 5. UFC prelims, Saturday, KOKH-25, 2.3.

  • Former Oklahoma State wrestler Yojiro Uetake Obata lives in Japan, but his heart lies in Stillwater

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Obata — who went 58-0 in three seasons as a Cowboy — will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Wednesday, July 29

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    july 29 tuning in WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 11:30 a.m.; OKC at Memphis; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 11 a.m.; Kansas City at Cleveland; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m.; Colorado at Chi. Cubs; MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; Cincinnati at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m.; L.A. Angels at Houston; ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m.; Oakland at L.A. Dodgers; KGHM-AM 1340 MEN’S SOCCER; 8 p.m.; MLS vs. Tottenham; FS1 (Cox 67) WNBA; 7 p.m.; Los Angeles at Minnesota; NBATV (Cox 256) SPECIAL OLYMPICS; 6 p.m.

  • Midwest City police searching for murder suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Midwest City police are searching for Mosi Abasi Dennis, 19, in the fatal shooting of Kenneth L. Walker, 51.

  • Girls in India battle for education, work opportunities

    Allison Pond, Deseret News | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Some girls in rural areas of northern India aren’t allowed to leave their homes, let alone get an education or have work opportunities. But one local charity is trying to change that by giving them skills to earn money from home.

  • OKC Thunder: Ranking the Thunder's alternate jerseys

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson ranks those other jerseys from best to worst:

  • OKC Thunder: Who looks good in orange?

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Linda Miller was the fashion editor at The Oklahoman for two-plus decades and writes the Fashion Matters blog, and since it appears the Thunder might be debuting orange alternate jerseys this season, it got us thinking about the fashion ramifications. (Yes, sports writers think about fashion. Scary, right?)

  • OKC Thunder: Could an orange alternate jersey disrupt the Thunder's Bedlam peace?

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Thunder has brought this state together like little else has. Sooners and Cowboys now cheer for the same team. Oklahoma City and Tulsa now agree about something. Heck, people in Oklahoma have even come to love a Texas Longhorn. But could this cats-and-dogs-living-together utopia be getting a test?

  • OKC Thunder: What fans think of the leaked orange jerseys

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Recently, an orange Thunder alternate jersey leaked on the web. To get a better gage of fan reaction, we reached out to the Thunder faithful for their response.

  • Former OKC councilman, mayoral candidate dies at 73

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Frosty Peak had a decadelong political career marked by encounters with Mick Cornett, who beat him twice running for mayor. Peak first was elected to the city council on March 16, 1993, winning a five-way primary race for the seat from Ward 1 in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Tulsa man accused of killing the father of his ex-girlfriend's child bound for jury trial

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A Tulsa man accused of murdering the father of his ex-girlfriend's child was arraigned in district court Tuesday. Cameron Jerel Hendrick, 28, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony before District Judge Caroline Wall, who bound him over for jury trial on Jan. 11. Wall also denied a motion filed by Hendrick's public defender, Gregg Graves, to reduce the charge to manslaughter.

  • How a slimmer Samaje Perine will fit into Lincoln Riley's Air Raid offense at OU

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    OU UPDATE -- Is Samaje Perine at risk of taking a step back as a sophomore? Ryan Aber and Jenni Carlson discuss how the phenom will look in the new OU offense.

  • WPX Energy CEO gives U.S. Senate hearing testimony supporting end of crude oil export ban

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WPX Energy President and CEO Rick Muncrief spoke Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., voicing the domestic oil and gas producer's "strong support" for lifting the United States government's four-decades old ban on the export of crude oil. Among other benefits, Muncrief said WPX Energy believes lifting the ban would boost the U.S. economy as well as strengthen the country's national security. Muncrief's testimony was part of a full committee hearing held by the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban." The ban has been in place since the Energy Policy and Conservation Act became law in 1975.