• Oklahoma City Thunder: Last two games indicate the Thunder is turning the corner

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City has won four straight to move to 22-20 entering what has become an unexpectedly fascinating showdown with the red-hot Hawks in Atlanta on Friday. Suddenly, a once stagnant offense is now showing signs of progress that was promised in the preseason, and the defense is creeping closer to becoming that consistent staple seen in years past.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons come back to beat Charlotte, 3-1

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Oklahoma City improved its league-best record to 28-9-5 after coming back from a 1-0 deficit. Andrew Miller, Brad Hunt and Travis Ewanyk all scored within an eight-minute span of the second period. That was enough for goaltender Richard Bachman, who made 16 saves over the final two periods.

  • Oklahoma State football: Lawsuit against former offensive line coach Joe Wickline is one step closer to Payne County trial

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A Texas judge has dismissed Wickline’s countersuit regarding his alleged breach of contract against OSU

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant relieved trip to Washington is over

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Durant, who grew up in nearby Seat Pleasant, Md., was asked what he misses about the Washington, D.C. area aside from family and friends.

  • ABC analyst Mark Jackson calls Thunder 'most dangerous' team in NBA and a 'championship-caliber team.'

    BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Jackson says Thunder would be favored in any playoff matchup because of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and their supporting cast

  • Notes from the SHOT Show: Benelli introduces first over and under shotgun

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Finally, Benelli introduces an over and under Benelli, the famous Italian gunmaker which has been making shotguns for 40 years, is finally introducing its first over and under shotgun. Benelli has always been a big seller of semi-automatics but its 828U over and under shotgun was very popular among gun writers at this week’s industry […]

  • Media notebook: Fox to telecast Duke game as coach Mike Krzyzewski goes for 1000th win

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Gus Johnson will be at the mike as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski goes for his 1,000th career coaching victory when his Blue Devils face St. John’s at 1 p.m. Sunday on Fox. Analyst Jim Jackson and Molly McGrath also will be on the broadcast team. In the pregame show at 12:30 p.m., host Kevin Burkhardt and analysts Ben Howland and Donny Marshall are joined by Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, a former player and assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, in the Los Angeles studio. The show features segments from Fox Sports analyst Bill Raftery’s interview with Coach K, as well as taped messages from Duke icons like Bobby Hurley, Christian Laettner, Chris Collins and J.J. Redick to their former mentor as he sits on the cusp of 1,000

  • SHOT Show: TV show host was Sooner born and Sooner bred

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Wade Middleton hasn’t lived in Oklahoma since 1986, but the Ardmore native who is the television host and producer of outdoor shows such as Americana Outdoors and Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries still bleeds crimson and cream. “I still have deep ties there,” Middleton said. “I love to fish Lake Murray and Lake Texoma and I am […]

  • Westbrook hits game-winner in victory over Wizards

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — A white banner stretched across the railing at the bottom of the 400 level. “KD4DC2016,” it read. The freshman basketball team from his high school alma mater, Montrose Christian, served as the halftime entertainment, playing a free-wheeling yet strategic game of 5-on-5. An in-game weather report on the Jumbotron snuck in a “Come home KD” graphic during an early fourth-quarter timeout. At least one fan arrived wearing a custom-made Wizards jersey with his last name and No. 35 on the back.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys snap skid, beat Texas Tech

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    STILLWATER – Oklahoma State moved on from Bedlam Wednesday night. Deliberately, yet, eventually decidedly. That’s the way it goes against Texas Tech, a team that hasn’t reached 60 points in almost three weeks, partly because of its slow-down style, partly due to its scoring challenges. And the Cowboys kept them from it again – far from it – pulling away for a 63-43 win before an estimated 8,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU ended a two-game losing streak that included an 82-65 beating at Oklahoma on Saturday. The Cowboys never trailed against Tech, improving to 13-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12. Tech remained winless in conference play at 0-6 and dropped to 10-9 overall. Le’Bryan Nash led

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant tells media in Washington that he's fond of playing for Oklahoma City

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Media wanted to know how the Thunder star felt about the “KD2DC” movement, a grassroots effort dedicated to luring Durant to the Wizards when he becomes a free agent in July 2016.

  • Mantle. Mays. Williams. Ralph Terry has crossed paths with a litany of sports legends

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the class that will be inducted in August. Terry will be one of the inductees, joining Sooner footballers Steve Zabel and Kurt Burris, Cowboy grapplers Yojiro Uetake Obata and Pat Smith and old-time basketball great Jack McCracken. Those men are just the latest in the string of sports legends with whom Terry has crossed paths.

  • High School Athletes of the Week: Edmond North's Paxton Rosen and Rylee Lindhardt

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND TRENT SHADID | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Wrestling Paxton Rosen, Edmond North The 113-pounder improved his record to 22-7 on the season with a first-place finish at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference tournament last weekend. The sophomore defeated Deer Creek’s Tanner Cole, a Class 5A state champion last season, 7-2 in the championship match. Rosen also defeated Stillwater’s Andrew Nieman in the semifinals at the tournament. Nieman defeated Rosen in the Class 6A 106-pound state finals last season. Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North The junior accounted for four victories, with individual wins in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle, while helping Edmond North to the first Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference championship last Thursday.

  • High school notebook: Florida offers Ringling's Riley Daniel

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Kansas State, Baylor, Texas Tech and Tulsa make up the rest of the top programs in pursuit of Daniel, who decommitted from Houston after the Cougars’ coaching change in early December.

  • Outdoors: SHOT Show notebook

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Oklahoma charity receives money from Bushnell Two Oklahomans at the SHOT Show Wednesday received a check for $365,000 from Bushnell. Edward Pulido of Oklahoma City and Ben Leslie of Tulsa were representing Folds of Honor, based in Tulsa, an organization which provides academic scholarships to the spouses and children of military servicemen and women who […]

  • Guthrie shooter hits his target

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jesse Tischauser of Guthrie is becoming a rock star in the shooting world. “If you post enough on Facebook, people start to take notice I guess,” Tischauser joked. On Wednesday at the SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas, Tischauser was signing autographs and greeting guests at the […]

  • High school basketball and wrestling results from Tues., Jan. 20

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Tuesday’s Results Boys City Area Bethel 45, McLoud 32 Carl Albert 47, Harrah 34 Casady 75, Mount St. Mary 65 Chr. Heritage 64, Wayne 45 Community Chr. 62, Santa Fe South 43 Crossings Christian 61, Union City 30 Deer Creek 61, Norman 46 Douglass 90, Classen 41 Edmond North 75, Southmoore 66, OT Edmond Santa Fe 73, Moore 59 El Reno 67, Western Heights 58, OT Harding Charter 73, Noble 46 Hennessey 62, Watonga 46 Heritage Hall 56, John Marshall 47 Lawton Ike 83, Putnam City 69 Lindsay 58, Purcell 55, OT Luther 63, Jones 37 McGuinness 48, Enid 32 Midwest City 76, Choctaw 52 Millwood 57, U.S.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Mustang's depth shines in win over Edmond Memorial

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    On the Broncos’ home floor Tuesday night, coach Terry Long’s second five came up just as big in a 72-64 win over No. 3 Edmond Memorial.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Midwest City holds off Choctaw for upset

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Bombers nearly let a 15-point lead slip away, but ultimately held on for a 59-57 victory over the Yellowjackets on Tuesday to split the season series.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Serge Ibaka shooting the 3-ball more

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    In his first three seasons, Ibaka attempted only six 3s. He shot 57 in his fourth season, 60 in his fifth year and is up to 144 this season, blossoming into one of the best shooting big men in the league.