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  • Oklahoma football: 2014 Sooner running backs are the least-experienced of the Bob Stoops era

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The Sooners’ running back situation was already unclear before charges were filed against freshmen Joe Mixon. Sophomores Keith Ford and Alex Ross are carrying a combined 26 carries and 153 yards into the 2014 season — the least amount of running back experience entering any of Bob Stoops’ 16 years as coach.

  • High school football: District 2A-5 preview

    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    District favorite Okemah is reloading this season.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Sometimes the best moves are few moves at all

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Now that the majority of player movement has concluded, it’s time to take inventory of what actually happened. It’s an important look back because there’s this lingering notion that everyone else got better while the Thunder again stood pat.

  • Oklahoma State notebook: Film from scrimmage to help determine who plays and who redshirts

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    All decisions looming for Spencer and the rest of the OSU coaching staff. Saturday’s scrimmage was a chance to see how players deep on the Cowboys’ depth chart would respond to live snaps.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former high school foes are now roommates

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The two Oklahoma State football defensive standouts were opponents in that state title matchup. Jimmy Bean at Denton Guyer, about 30 miles north of Dallas. Ryan Simmons at Cibolo Steele, about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio.

  • Oklahoma football: Q&A with Dimitri Flowers

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Dimitri Flowers arrived in Norman in January hailed as the replacement for do-everything Trey Millard. Flowers is still two weeks from playing in his first game but he’s certainly looked the part so far.

  • Oklahoma State football: For Desmond Roland, less might be more

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The presence of Tyreek Hill and Rennie Childs suggests more of a job share at running back, with all three in play for carries, and Hill set up as perhaps the most prominent piece of the offense, pegged for 15 to 20 touches a game.

  • Keith Sinor and Nathan Mellor hope to ELEVATE the character of student-athletes

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    “If it is done and if character is our focus,” Sinor said, “the impact is going to be felt for a long period of time.”

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy captain Michael Thomas suspended for excessive yellow cards

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The loss of Thomas carries a heavy weight. In an April match with Arizona, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Thomas received a red card in the first half, which is an automatic ejection, and Energy FC eventually lost. Saturday night in Oklahoma City, Thomas did not play because of a foot injury, and Energy FC lost again.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Frank Shannon hearing set for Wednesday

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma’s fight to keep starting linebacker Frank Shannon off the field this season will go before the Oklahoma state Supreme Court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to court documents.

  • High schools: Midwest City offense hopes to complement a stout defense

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Last season, the Bombers had some ups and downs but began to hit their stride late in the season. Now it’s time to prove they can keep it up.

  • High school notebook: Corey Zangari has solid showing at Under Armour game

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The right-hander who is verbally committed to Oklahoma State earned the start for the National team, throwing two scoreless innings.

  • Outdoors notebook: DU Sporting Clay Shoot Saturday at Silverleaf

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Ducks Unlimited is sponsoring a sporting clays shoot Saturday at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports in Guthrie. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with shooting starting at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $85 for individuals or $400 for a team of five. Prizes will be awarded to top shooters in each class. Lunch is included, and there will be a silent and live auction and raffle tickets for prizes. For more information, call Paul Fincher at 850-0275 or Jack Mitchell at 285-4232, or email DEER SEMINAR SCHEDULED ON CHEROKEE SPUR RANCH The Cherokee Spur Ranch near Grand Lake is holding a two-day deer seminar on Sept. 6-7.

  • A club of their own

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    A Girl & A Gun is a shooting club for women only. It meets every other Tuesday night at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

  • Energy FC can't rally, falls to L.A.Galaxy II

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC dropped its third straight match on Saturday night at Pribil Stadium, 1-0 to Los Angeles Galaxy II, before 4,089 fans. An early goal gave the visiting side all it needed to win the USL Pro game. Daniel Steres, a Galaxy II defender, tapped in a goal in the 19th minute off a corner kick sent in from Andre Auras. Energy FC never recovered. “Not the result we wanted. We started too slow again,” Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen said. “It took us a long time to get in the game and I feel like L.A. was in control. What I was missing was that fire in the eyes from my guys from the beginning. I saw that in the last 15 minutes, but I didn’t see it from the beginning.

  • Oklahoma State football: Jhajuan Seales talks about high expectations

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    STILLWATER — Wearing No. 81 has become a sense of pride for Oklahoma State’s Jhajuan Seales. After all, he sees the success Justin Blackmon had while wearing it for the Cowboys. And after a breakout season last year, Seales is hoping he can be even better this season. Seales caught 39 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns last season as a true freshman. Now, he’s expected to be the top target and a team leader. He recently spoke with The Oklahoman about his role, Blackmon and the offseason. Q: What does wearing No. 81 like Blackmon mean to you? A: I see all of the things that he did here, but I just come to play and do great things for the team and come along with the rest of the group.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy has high praise for quarterbacks

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Mike Gundy gave his final fall camp post-practice interview Saturday afternoon outside Boone Pickens Stadium and summarized what he saw during Oklahoma State’s team scrimmage. The Cowboys ran 115 plays. Penalties were limited for the most part. Tackling was improved on defense and offensive skill players were explosive. Then, Gundy said this: “The quarterbacks played really the best that they’ve played in a scrimmage in a number of years here … They were very productive.” More high praise for the trio of quarterbacks — J.W. Walsh, Daxx Garman and Mason Rudolph — who Gundy said could rotate in and out this season. But it did come with a disclaimer. Gundy said at different points during Saturday’s

  • District 2A-3 preview: Washington breaking in new quarterback

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Washington was picked by the coaches to win District 2A-3 this season, just ahead of defending champion Lindsay. The Warriors’ most pressing void to fill from a season ago is at quarterback, where Glenn Stowe is set to be the starter. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior is replacing graduated standout Brock Harmon. “Glenn had been a wide receiver for a long time, but we knew we’d have a day when we’d have to replace Brock, so we started working him at quarterback,” said Washington coach Brad Beller. “We’ve tweaked the offense a little bit, because Brock could do things that other guys just can’t do. Also, Glenn has a lot of veterans around him that can help ease him into his role.

  • High school football: Moore's Blake Brewster returns to the football field

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    OU baseball commitment was brought back to football by a meeting with new coach Paul Hix.

  • Oklahoma football: The zone read will be in this season

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    OU’s coaches are confident Trevor Knight’s arm will be more like what he showed in the Sugar Bowl, but they also expect his ability to run to be a big part of the offense.