• Obama Renames Mt. McKinley 'Denali' Ahead of Alaska Trip

    Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    President Obama has changed the name of Alaska's Mt. McKinley to Denali, the White House announced Sunday, a day before the president is set to visit the state. "Denali" is the Alaskan Native name for the mountain, which is North America's tallest - and a site of cultural significance to Alaska's native population.   Obama will officially rename the peak in Anchorage on Monday, where he will kick off his presidential visit to the 49th state.

  • OU football notebook: Austin Roberts making a quick impression

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON  KERSEY | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M standout has made plenty of strides since arriving in Norman.

  • 2015 US Open -- Maria Sharapova announces she will not play

    Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    On the eve of the event, Maria Sharapova announced via Facebook that she will not play in the US Open. Sharapova has been out of action since a semifinal loss to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: USL to freeze rosters on Tuesday, Energy ready for stretch run

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Energy added depth with the signing of former Norman North standout Kalen Ryden on Thursday. Ryden gives the Energy eight defenders, and Hawkins said the only issue the Energy have had this year has been solved with that addition.

  • District B-1 preview: Laverne favored under new coach Chris Cayot

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Laverne was picked by opposing coaches to win District B-1 with new coach Chris Cayot returning following a 12-year stint at Fairview.

  • If the shoe fits....Marion Parke at Balliet's

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 36 min ago

    Barbara Jansen, Marion Parke, Linda Garrett.   Luxury footwear designer Marion Parke brought her 2016 Spring/Summer shoe collection by the same name to Balliet's and friends dropped by to see her and the shoes. It was a pre-order event since the shoes are not yet in the stores and won't be for several months, but guests enjoyed seeing Parke and sipping champagne. "Balliets is the premier Oklahoma City retailer for luxury accessories. Bob, DeDe and Barbara (Jansen, Balliets footwear buyer) have a discerning eye and see luxury brands on a daily basis, so it’s a true honor to be invited into the store and to be in such good company," Parke, podiatric surgeon from Minneapolis, Minn., and a former Oklahoma resident,


    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    TERRY BOWDEN Born: Feb. 24, 1956, in Douglas, Ga. Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va. Alma mater: West Virginia. Assistant coach: Florida State graduate assistant, 1982; Akron assistant, 1986. Head coach: 19-13 at Salem, 1983-85; 45-23-1 at Samford, 1987-92; 47-17-1 at Auburn, 1993-98; 29-9 at North Alabama, 2009-11; 11-25 at Akron, 2012-present. Football family: Father Bobby Bowden was head coach at Samford, West Virginia and Florida State, winning 389 games; brother Tommy was head coach at Tulane and Clemson, going 90-49; brother Jeff was offensive coordinator at Florida State and is on Terry's staff at Akron.

  • Terry Bowden returns to the spotlight -- but only temporarily

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Terry Bowden is far from the bright lights of the SEC and the pressure-cooker of Auburn University. Bowden coaches the Akron Zips, who are just trying to climb above the bottom rungs of the Mid-American Conference.

  • OSU football notebook: O-line rolls with the changes

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    New Cowboys offensive line coach Greg Adkins seems to have earned quick respect and admiration from his players. It doesn’t hurt that Adkins came from the NFL.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Monday, August 31

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    MONDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; Iowa at OKC; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 6 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Boston; ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m.; Washington at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)Cox 703 9 p.m.; Texas at San Diego; FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 9 p.m.; San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers; MLBN (Cox 264)/KTOK-AM 1000 TENNIS; Noon; U.S. Open; ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m.; U.S.

  • OSU football: Cowboys defense ready for its close-up

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Eight starters return, featuring three Preseason All-Big 12 picks in Ryan Simmons, Emmanuel Ogbah and Kevin Peterson, although there might be fodder for critics.

  • OSU football: Oklahoma State at Central Michigan

    JHelsley@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    OKLAHOMA STATE AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Kelly/Shorts Stadium; Mount Pleasant, Mich. TV: ESPNU (Cox 253/HD 718; DirecTV 208; Dish 141; U-verse 605/HD 1605). Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1 Scouting Central Michigan 2014 record: 7-6; 5-3 in MAC play Best player: Quarterback Cooper Rush, a third-year junior and returning starter, is coming off a productive season that saw him throw for 3,157 yards and 27 touchdowns. The case for Central Michigan: The Chippewas return several key pieces from their Bahamas Bowl squad of a year ago and carry much motivation from head coach John Bonamego's commitment to coach while undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon J. Miles, whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, was to be arraigned Monday in the shooting of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Miles' arrest Saturday came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Goforth at a suburban Houston Chevron station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the attack was "clearly unprovoked," and there is no evidence that Goforth knew Miles.

  • KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problems

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft.

  • Dear Sam: Avoid damaging mistakes

    Samantha Nolan | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Avoid damaging mistakes   Dear Sam: I find myself needing to write my first resume at age 43. Fortunately, I have always been recruited to new positions by friends or networking contacts, but now, as a mid-career professional, I am at a loss as to where to begin. The only resume training I received was from my college career services office and I am certain that is outdated at this point! Can you tell me a few of the mistakes candidates make in today’s market when crafting a resume? – Connor   Dear Connor: How fortunate a position to be in even if it does present you with the challenge of crafting your first resume after a 20-year career.

  • Video Game Haiku Review - "Madden NFL 16"

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Title: Madden NFL 16 Format: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 Price: $59.99 Developer: EA Tiburon Publisher: EA Sports ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) The Grade: A- Madden 16 Haiku Review So what is Draft Champs? Madden fantasy football Bye Richard Sherman What’s it all about: The 27th edition of one of gaming’s most popular sports franchises, this series has been one of the most consistent and reliable throughout its history. This latest edition of Madden is full of upgrades and new features that make this one of the best Maddens in recent years. The Good: There are always tweaks and new modes to this franchise but what players get in “Madden 16” is more substantial t

  • Oklahoma researcher reports link between pharmacies' output, overdoses

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state’s Medicaid program compared data from the state medical examiner’s office and its own system to look for any correlations.

  • Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The result: Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the 1930s repatriation, as the removal is sometimes called.

  • OSU offensive linemen rally around new coach

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Most football players feel a connection with their position coach, and when they don’t, you usually know about it. But in my almost 40 years of covering football, I’ve detected that the greatest affinity for their coach usually comes from offensive linemen. Maybe that’s because O-linemen are the furthest from the spotlight and develop cocoon-type mentality. Maybe it’s because there are few pretty boys on the offensive line, even fewer pretty boys coaching offensive line, and they bind together. In any event, keep that in mind. But new OSU offensive line coach Greg Adkins seems to have the quick respect and admiration from his players. It doesn’t hurt that Adkins came from the NFL.

  • Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

    Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    He was famous for books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"