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  • OU football: Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon accused of sexual assault

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment Jan. 20, according to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report obtained by The Oklahoman.

  • OKC Barons: Barons still control playoff destiny

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    If Oklahoma City secures at least three standings points (one win and one non-regulation loss) in two home games Friday and Saturday against the Iowa Wild, the Barons will qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

  • OKC Thunder rallies past Detroit, clinches No. 2 seed in West

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night. Oklahoma City (59-23) had lost two straight to put itself in the must-win situation in the regular-season finale to earn the No. 2 seed. Durant rallied the Thunder while recording his 14th 40-point game of the season. He drove for the go-ahead dunk with 16.5 seconds left, and after a scramble for a loose ball resulted in a jump ball in Detroit’s end with 1.8 seconds left, he won a tip over Greg Monroe. Detroit’s Brandon Jennings managed a 30-foot heave at the

  • OKC Thunder gets Dallas' first-round pick in upcoming draft

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    On a wild final night in the NBA, the Thunder won twice, once on the court and once for the future. With the Raptors and Bulls losing, giving each 24 defeats on the season, it secured Dallas as having a top-10 record in the NBA this season. As part of the James Harden trade, OKC received the Mavericks’ first-round pick, which was top-20 protected. The Thunder now holds the 21st and 29th overall picks. Fay Bailey enjoys first Thunder game On her 93rd birthday, Fay Bailey enjoyed her first live Thunder game. For Friday’s OKC-Detroit regular-season finale, Bailey’s family bought tickets as a birthday present and shuttled her up from Choctaw. A die-hard Thunder fan, Bailey never misses a game.

  • Peyton Manning shares message of how to be a game changer in Oklahoma State speech

    By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    STILLWATER — As a Super Bowl Champion and five-time NFL MVP, Peyton Manning is used to being a game changer. When the Denver Broncos’ quarterback spoke to 4,250 people at Oklahoma State University’s Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday, having a game-changer mentality in life was a big part of his message. Manning said that’s the mindset he took into the huddle in his first game as a Tennessee Volunteer. Jerry Colquitt, UT’s starter, was injured, forcing Manning to take over as a freshman playing at UCLA on national television. Manning said he immediately thought of what his father, Archie, told him: “Son, if you ever get in the huddle, it’s your job to be the leader and take control.

  • College baseball: Sooners, Cowboys played a classic

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The game didn’t count in the Big 12 baseball standings, yet as a Bedlam clash, it mattered plenty in the two dugouts, even as the innings and the hours piled up Tuesday night.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys sign point guard Tyree Griffin

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    While just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Griffin was named Large Schools Player of the Year by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a senior, as well as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana according to NOLA.com’s Terrific 20.

  • Fair or not, NBA needs to keep its current playoff format

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he’s open to considering a playoff change that would include the top 16 teams in the league, not just the top eight in each conference.

  • High schools: Basketball, wrestling tournaments to remain at Big House

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors approved a five-year contract extension with the fairgrounds by a 12-0 vote, continuing a long-standing high school sports tradition.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes OSSAA bill

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Compromise on legislation now goes back to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • OKC RedHawks: Jon Singleton makes case for promotion, leads Hawks to another win

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Singleton had three extra-base hits, including the game-winning homer in the seventh inning, and the RedHawks came back to beat Colorado Springs 8-6 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 2,589 fans at Security Service Field.

  • High schools: Former sportscaster Van Shea Iven named to OSSAA staff

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The eight-plus year run of the Oklahoma High School Sports Express appears to be coming to an end, leaving a noticeable void in the high school sports scene.

  • OKC RedHawks: Elite prospect George Springer gets the call from the Houston Astros

    mike baldwin | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    While the competition will be stiff, George Springer will at least have the opportunity to contend for American League Rookie of the Year. The Houston Astros promoted Springer after the RedHawks 11-9 win Tuesday night in Colorado Springs, a game in which Springer hit a grand slam. Springer being called up roughly two weeks into the season gives him an opportunity to showcase his skills the final 150 games in Houston. Some already are saying Springer will be the new face of the Astros. “This game can humble you quickly,” Springer said at RedHawks media day. “That’s something I hold on to. My focus is to improve in all areas I didn’t have success last season. It’s not just offense or

  • Tuttle football coach resigns; Former players offer support

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Longtime Tuttle coach resigned on Monday with 205 wins and two state titles on his resume.

  • Oklahoma City cricket club expands with new field, increased membership

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Douglass Park plays host to the Oklahoma City Strikers Cricket Club, an amateur cricket team that dreams of someday becoming a professional franchise.

  • College baseball: Sooners outlast Cowboys in 18 innings

    By John Helsley | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State 12-9 in a game that lasts 5 hours, 52 minutes.

  • OKC RedHawks: George Springer hits grand slam, OKC outslugs Colorado Springs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The RedHawks (9-4) scored three runs in the first inning, and then Springer gave Oklahoma City a 7-0 lead with his third homer of the season. But in the thin air of Colorado, the Hawks’ big lead did not hold. The Sky Sox (5-7) never took the lead, but they did close within 9-8 by the end of the seventh inning.

  • Oklahoma scene: Texas Rangers tried to buy RedHawks, according to report

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Mandalay Baseball Properties, which owns the Oklahoma City franchise, wanted more than $20 million. The Rangers turned down the deal.

  • College football: Bobby Bowden saw the need for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The legendary coach said: “As I was coaching, I could really see the need. I’ve got 100 boys there, and half of ‘em haven’t got a daddy. It was very obvious to me what’s missing in our society. I could see where FCA could help close that gap.”

  • OU football: Trevor Knight's unimpressive performance nothing to worry about

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Oklahoma fans concerned after Trevor Knight’s showing in Saturday’s Red-White Game probably should take a deep breath.