• College softball roundup

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run in against Baylor on Saturday. The Sooners went on to win 11-3 via run rule in five innings. With OU leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and the 90th of her career, tying her with UCLA's Stacey Nuveman for the most all-time in Division I softball history. Chamberlain came back to the plate with a chance to break the record in the Sooners' seven-run fourth inning, but was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. She finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

  • College baseball roundup: Oklahoma State earns program's 2,500th victory

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Oklahoma State baseball team earned the 2,500th victory in program history Saturday, beating No. 10-ranked Baylor 10-4 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh thrilled to be back in action

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    J.W. Walsh has gone from backup to situational player to starter during his Oklahoma State career. But after being injured and sidelined for a good chunk of last season, the quarterback was bypassed by Mason Rudolph and will enter the fall as the Cowboys’ backup.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys receive two verbal commitments for 2016 signing class during spring game

    By John Helsley, Kyle Fredrickson, Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Athlete Tyrell Alexander (Lancaster High School, Texas) and cornerback Rodarius Williams (Calvary Academy, La.) both tweeted out their intentions to play for OSU next season

  • Oklahoma State football Zac Veatch embracing another new role

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Saturday in the Orange-White Game, the junior-to-be stamped himself as more than a glorified blocker, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph. Even Veatch didn’t see that coming late last fall.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: OKC's game at Iowa postponed because of rain

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Rain forced the postponement of Saturday’s game between the Oklahoma City Dodgers and Iowa Cubs.

  • Oklahoma State football: Mason Rudolph give Cowboys a much-needed leader at quarterback

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Mason Rudolph is more than just the Cowboy quarterback. At age 19, he’s the Cowboys’ offensive leader.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 19-Monday, April 20

    | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015


  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC's win earns it a matchup with San Antonio Rampage

    By Scott Munn
    Assistant Sports Editor |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The Barons beat the Iowa Wild 4-2 in the Cox Center to clinch the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: OKC opens new-look Taft Stadium with a victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The Energy fell behind early after a Seattle goal from Darwin Jones in the 32nd minute. Oklahoma City didn’t need much recovery time, however, and powered its way back into the match before some late-game heroics led Energy FC to a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 6,752.

  • Oklahoma County sheriff says reserve deputies are essential to department

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    “Bottom line is we wouldn’t be able to do our job of protecting our citizens were it not for the reserve deputies that we have,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel, who despite an annual budget approaching $32 million said budget restrictions keep him from adequately staffing his department with full-time deputies.

  • Oklahoma City school district resolves federal complaint alleging race and disability discrimination

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Oklahoma City Public Schools paid for a student’s mental health counseling and beefed up its discrimination, harassment and retaliation policies as part of a deal to resolve a federal complaint alleging race and disability discrimination, The Oklahoman has learned. Superintendent Rob Neu signed the resolution agreement between the district and the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights on Aug. 8, 2014. The federal agency opened an investigation in March 2014 and finished it five months later, according to Brandon Carey, the district’s lead attorney. “They are monitoring our compliance with the terms of the agreement,” Carey said recently. Few details of the allegations were contained in the

  • 20 years after Oklahoma City bombing, time hasn't healed all wounds

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building has had a lasting effect on Oklahoma. Twenty years later, many survivors and people who lost loved ones, co-workers and friends remain in an emotional struggle that doesn’t answer to time.

  • Western Heritage Awards celebrate timeless values of Old West

    By Karen Klinka
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    More than 800 patrons, wearing cowboy boots and tuxedos or silk and sequins, denim and beads, attended the 55th annual awards banquet Saturday.

  • Morning roundup

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Merritt leads Heritage; Spieth within reach Troy Merritt shot a 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage, while defending champion Matt Kuchar and Masters winner Jordan Spieth stayed within reach. A day after tying the course record with a 61 to build a four-stroke advantage at Harbour Town, Merritt had four birdies and a double bogey to reach 14-under 199. Kuchar, Brendon Todd and Kevin Kisner were tied for second. Todd made the big move with a 63, the day's lowest round. Kisner shot 67,

  • Rose, Butler shine in easy victory

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO — Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did. He atta cked. He played like an MVP, and if he keeps it up, the Bulls will be a tough team to knock out. Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and Chicago opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Rose was at his fearless best, driving hard to the rim early and mixing in three 3-pointers in the second half. He shot 9 of 16 and got serenaded with

  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in overtime

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Paul Pierce beat the Raptors with a veteran mix of brains and baskets. Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. “It takes the pressure off us and puts it on them now,” Pierce said of winning on the road to start the series. Pierce hit a 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, to begin the extra session, further tormenting a Raptors team he eliminated with Brooklyn in last year's playoffs, then derided this week by saying, “I don't feel they have the `It' that makes you worried,” in an interview with ESPN.

  • Senate progresses on updates to U.S. laws on education

    Associated Press |

    WASHINGTON — A Senate committee made progress Wednesday on a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The committee passed a handful of amendments in the morning and hoped to hold a final vote on the bill in the evening. Lawmakers are intent on ensuring that schools continue to use annual standardized tests to measure student performance. But they are moving toward letting states determine how much weight to give the tests in evaluating school performance. The move is in response to frequent criticism that the federal government shouldn't dictate to the nation's schools what they should do to improve.

  • Oklahoma State football report card: Cowboys get an 'A' for ballhawking after producing four spring game turnovers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Optimism prevails around OSU football this spring, and that spirit was evident after an Orange-White Game that produced no glaring question marks Saturday.

  • Western Heritage Awards celebrate timeless values of Old West

    By Karen Klinka, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    More than 800 patrons, wearing cowboy boots and tuxedos or silk and sequins, denim and beads, attended the 55th annual awards banquet Saturday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.