• Sports on TV: Tuning in for Thursday, July 30

    Compiled by: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    THURSDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; OKC at Memphis; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 11 a.m.; San Diego at N.Y. Mets; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; Detroit at Baltimore; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; Colorado at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 GOLF; 6:30 a.m.; Match Play; GOLF (Cox 60) 8 a.m.; LPGA: British Open; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10 a.m.; Match Play; GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m.; Quicken Loans; GOLF (Cox 60) 5:30 p.m.; Utah Championship; GOLF (Cox 60) CANADIAN FOOTBALL; 7:30 p.m.; BC at Winnipeg; ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER; 6:55 a.m.; Real Madrid vs. AC Milan; FS1

  • University of Virginia graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape.

  • US official: Debris in photo belongs to same type of aircraft as missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, according to a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • 10 of the First, and Best, Craft Beer Makers in the U.S.

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    These 10 breweries launched America's most delicious drinking trend

  • Ranking the home games on OU's schedule

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Most of Oklahoma's marquee games this season will take place outside of Norman. Tennessee. Texas. Baylor. Oklahoma State. But the biggest games on the Sooners' schedule are the ones at home. For the Sooners to get their program back on track, they need to re-establish home-field dominance.  Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson ranks the Sooners' home games from toughest — and best — to easiest: 1. TCU, Nov. 21: The preseason pick to win the Big 12 comes to town a week before it hosts Baylor. Will the Frogs be driving for a title? Trying to score style points? Either way, the Sooners would score a huge win by beating the Frogs, who used their victory in Fort Worth last season to springboard into the national

  • OU Football: The Sooners' hopes for return to glory begins at home

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NORMAN — A favorite category during preseason predictions is this: biggest game. Look at Oklahoma's schedule, and you'll find plenty of contenders. Tennessee. Texas. Baylor. Oklahoma State. No doubt all of those are marquee match-ups. They've got juicy undertones. They're got sexy storylines. But in terms of importance, none of those games hold a candle to TCU. Or West Virginia. Or Texas Tech, Iowa State, Tulsa or Akron. Those are the Sooners' six home games this season, and if they want to get back in the business of being contenders and winning titles, it has to start at home. They have to win every home game. They have to go undefeated on that Owen Field turf.

  • Watch Tina Fey's ***Flawless Beyoncé Lip Sync

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    We woke up like this: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt breakout star Tituss Burgess posted an Instagram video on Tuesday night of himself, Kimmy co-star Jane Krakowski and show co-creator Tina Fey lip-syncing to Beyoncé’s “***Flawless.” It’s pretty great.

  • Federal disaster assistance denied for 19 Oklahoma counties

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has rejected the state's request for disaster assistance for 19 Oklahoma counties affected by severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in May and June. Fallin said Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for assistance to individuals and businesses in those counties. The 19 counties are Blaine, Craig, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Garfield, Greer, Harmon, Haskell, Jackson, Kay, Major, Muskogee, Osage, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Sequoyah, Washita and Woods. Fallin encouraged individuals in the counties to seek help through organizations like the American Red Cross. FEMA earlier approved 45 counties for individual assistance.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Memphis hands Dodgers eighth loss in last 10 games

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis scored three times in the bottom of the fifth inning and made them stand Wednesday afternoon to beat struggling Oklahoma City 3-2 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 2,447 fans at AutoZone Park. Oklahoma City had a 1-0 lead after 41/2 innings on Andy Wilkins' solo homer, his 14th overall this season, before Memphis stormed back with its three spot. Alex Mejia keyed the Redbirds' rally with a two-run homer off OKC pitcher Eric Stults. The Dodgers drew within 3-2 in the seventh inning when Kyle Jensen hit home run No. 13. But that's all Oklahoma City could muster in its eighth loss in the last 10 games. The division-leading Dodgers fell to 62-41 and watched their lead over Omaha dwindle to 31/2

  • Commissioners turn to business leaders to gauge support for new Oklahoma County jail

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma County commissioners agreed Wednesday to ask business leaders for help in gauging public support for a sales tax increase to finance construction of a new county jail. Sheriff John Whetsel called the recommendation of a study committee to build a new jail and remodel the county’s juvenile justice center a “holistic” approach to chronic […]

  • Experts Debate Whether Wreckage Could Be From Missing Malaysian Plane

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    French officials are investigating plane wreckage that washed ashore on the island of Reunion, near Madagascar, on Wednesday for possible links to a Malaysian airplane that  vanished without a trace in March 2014.

  • Win tickets to see HD Boxing in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Want to win tickets to see HD Boxing at Firelake Arena on Aug. 8? Enter your information below for a chance to win.

  • Program offers parents chance to work out overdue child support obligations

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Parents will be given an opportunity to work out payment schedules and have the warrants withdrawn under an Amnesty in August program announced Tuesday by the Child Support Services division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

  • Watch a monkey and sea lion paint for conservation

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Art Gone Wild is the Oklahoma City Zoo's annual art auction that benefits the zoo's conservation causes. The annual event held in the Paseo Arts District is popular because the animals do the painting.  Wednesday Pearl the sea lion, several snakes and turtles, stingrays and a monkey all took their turn painting. Here's some video of Pearl painting.  Here's some video of Emma the spider monkey doing some quick painting.  For more on how and why they do it check tomorrow's print edition of The Oklahoman or visit NewsOK.com.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sherri Coale praises sophomore point guard, gold medalist Gabbi Ortiz

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — Sherri Coale sat down for an interview with The Oklahoman after Wednesday’s Sooner Club Golf Tournament and said, “Let’s talk about Gabbi.” Sophomore Gabbi Ortiz started all seven games at this month’s FIBI U19 World Championship and helped lead Team USA to a gold medal. She averaged 2.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds during the event. Ortiz, from Racine, Wis., started all 33 games as a true freshman point guard last season for the Sooners. OU finished the season second in the Big 12 Conference and earned a 16th straight NCAA Tournament bid.

  • Top causes of fires in Oklahoma City for 2014

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Here are the top five types of incidents the Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to in 2014.

  • Roar: U.S. is top importer of lion trophies

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    American hunters bring back an average of over 400 African lions a year.

  • US official: Debris in photo belongs to same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia plane

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Debris in photo belongs to same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia plane.

  • Oklahoma officials investigate fatal self-inflicted gunshot

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Investigators in Pryor are investigating the death of a man who they say shot himself in the head steps away from the lobby of the police department. Pryor Chief of Police Steven Lemmings says the 37-year-old man walked into the police department lobby at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday and told a dispatcher that someone needed to secure his weapon. Lemmings says the man then stepped out of the lobby and shot himself in the head. The man was treated at the scene by authorities in Mayes County and was later flown to a hospital in Tulsa, where he was pronounced dead. Lemmings says the man's identity will not be released until his family has been notified.

  • The one surprising reason teens may be choosing to delay sex

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Internet may be to blame for selfies and incorrect facts, but it might also be a reason teens are becoming more responsible when it comes to their health.