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Ryan Sharp is a lifelong Oklahoman but was born in Texas, something he doesn't share too often with his OU- and OSU-loyal friends.
Ryan spent a good chunk of his early childhood in southeast Oklahoma, before moving to Shawnee, where he graduated from Bethel High School. He is a 2005 graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of the OSU marching and spirit bands.
Ryan joined The Oklahoman as a part-time copy editor in the fall of 2004 after interning at The Indianapolis Star. After a short stint as a copy editor and designer, Ryan was named an assistant sports editor for colleges, outdoors and golf in 2006.
Ryan lives in Bethel Acres with his wife, Wendy, and their son, Matthew.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015
Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans was named one of 16 finalists for the 12-man U19 USA Basketball roster that will compete at the FIBA World Championships in Greece later this month.
Training camp began on June 13 with 21 players, but was whittled down to the 16 finalists on Monday. The finalists will continue to train in Colorado Springs, Colo., until the final roster is released by USA Basketball prior to the team’s departure to Greece. USA Basketball opens play against Iran on June 27.
If selected to the roster, Evans will become the third OSU Cowboy to represent his country on the U19 squad.
NEWARK, N.J. — A judge threw out a lawsuit over $1.65 million in gambling debts against the owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah on Thursday, clearing the issue days before the horse attempts to claim the first Triple Crown in 37 years.
A federal judge ruled the lawsuit against Ahmed Zayat was filed after a six-year statute of limitations had expired in New Jersey.
"Justice always prevails," Zayat said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "I have said before these are all lies from A to Z. And the judge ruled in our favor. Could not have happened at a better time.