• OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant set to start in the All-Star game together for the first time

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    In 2016, fans selected All-Star starters directly through social media, allowing some strategic planning by the candidates. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook stayed out of that. But the digital voice of the masses spoke up for them.

  • Antonin Scalia's rulings had broad impact in Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen and Chris Casteel Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a reliable conservative vote on any number of topics the court took up during his 30-year tenure, including a few cases that affected Oklahoma.

  • The Collected Wisdom of NASCAR Hall of Famer Terry Labonte

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    A two-time champion in NASCAR’s elite series, then known as the Winston Cup, Terry Labonte was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame last month.

  • OU Basketball: Sooners miss chance to make a statement with loss to Kansas

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    On a day when the college basketball world was watching and Lloyd Noble Center was buzzing, the Sooners had an opportunity to not only stake a claim to the Big 12 title but also make a statement about its place in the hoops hierarchy. Win and avenge that triple-overtime loss at Kansas, and OU would surely be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and would likely have an inside track to the overall No. 1 seed.

  • Oklahoma football: How Chip Viney's personality and enthusiasm made him vital to the program

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Viney's opportunity and comfortable transition at Oklahoma came through a fortuitous series of connections with Sooner coaches.

  • NCAA basketball: Tickets remain available for tournament games in Oklahoma City

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Even after Oklahoma’s 76-72 loss to Kansas, the Sooners remain all but a lock to be placed in Oklahoma City for preliminary-round games. That will drive the demand for tickets.

  • OU Basketball: How a 4-point play could end Jordan Woodard's slump

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    THREE QUESTIONS WITH JORDAN WOODARD Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard is in a shooting slump. Though he was 3 of 12 Saturday in a 76-72 loss to Kansas, he hit a three-pointer, got fouled and converted a four-point play late in the game. That, he said later, was a huge confidence boost. After such a great game at Kansas and with all the hype surrounding the rematch, was it difficult for the team to get into a shooting rhythm early? Yeah, we missed a lot of shots that we normally make. It was hard to come from behind. But being at home, that was able to get us back in the game. But yeah, we just missed a lot of shots in the first half. Even with that rough start, you only find yourselves down five points at half.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Isaiah Cousins continues fueling Sooners but can't get last shot to fall

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Cousins’ final shot hit off the backboard and then the front of the rim before Jamari Traylor snagged the rebound, was fouled and hit one of two free throws on the other end to give the Jayhawks a 76-72 win at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Oklahoma State women's basketball: Cowgirls use defense to smother West Virginia in 63-51 win

    AP | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Kaylee Jensen scored 18 points and No. 20 Oklahoma State used its defense to set the tone early for a 63-51 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday night.

  • OU basketball: Taking a look at the Big 12 title race

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    With Kansas’ 76-72 win over Oklahoam on Saturday, the Sooners are in a precarious position in the Big 12 race, needing a road sweep this week — including Saturday at West Virginia — to keep from falling out of touch with the league’s leaders.

  • Oklahoma State football: Barry J. Sanders embraces legacy in decision to become a Cowboy

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Barry J. Sanders already shares the name of arguably the greatest running back in college football history, so as a high school senior, the thought of escaping his famous father’s shadow and establishing his own identity at Oklahoma State seemed all but impossible.

  • Oklahoma State football: Three Cowboys selected to participate in NFL Combine

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive end Jimmy Bean and cornerback Kevin Peterson will be among 332 college football players at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys end losing skid with 58-55 win over Kansas State

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    The Cowboys started fast in overtime, getting a corner 3-pointer from Tavarius Shine, then clamped down on defense, holding the Wildcats without a point for nearly four minutes and then holding on for the win.

  • Apartments appeal to investors with rent consistently increasing in Oklahoma City

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Over the past 10 years, apartment rents have risen 32 percent and have nearly doubled during the past 20 years in Oklahoma City. Last year's 4.52 percent rise was the highest since 1994.

  • Love and music: Cantor at Oklahoma City synagogue will lead concert of Jewish love songs

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Colman Reaboi was a professional opera singer and vocalist before he decided to pursue a career as a Jewish cantor. Now the cantor at Oklahoma City's Emanuel Synagogue, Reaboi recently decided to spearhead a concert featuring Jewish love songs. "Erev Shel Shoshanim: A Celebration of Jewish Love Songs" will be Feb. 21 at the synagogue.

  • It's a hit: TobyMac prepares for Oklahoma City concert featuring his most popular songs

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Six-time Grammy Award winner TobyMac is bringing his "Hits Deep" concert tour to Oklahoma City on Feb. 23. The concert also will feature performances by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn.

  • Land sales

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $37 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more First American Title & Trust Co., trustee, from Dana and Christopher Peet Gordon, 1512 Guilford Lane, Nichols Hills, $3,038,000. High Garden Development LLC from Woodland Park Edmond LLC, property near the southeast corner of N Douglas Boulevard and E Sorghum Mill Road, Edmond, $2,197,500. Southwest Paper Inc.-OKC from John Paschal Tile Co., 4201 W Reno Ave., $1,600,000. Cruse Memorial LLC from T.A.S.Y.R. Enterprises LLC, property near the southeast corner of N MacArthur Boulevard and W

  • Angels’ outing: Couple's labor of love is an outreach to the homeless in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    In 2012, Lenny and Mary Kaplan founded a ministry outreach to the homeless and needy in the Oklahoma City area, and the program was quickly adopted by members of their church. Recently, the ministry obtained a grant to purchase a van and trailer. The Kaplans had regularly distributed water and sack lunches to the down and out, but they are now able to serve hot meals.

  • High Court provides big victory

    The Oklahoman Editorials | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    OKLAHOMANS won an important victory this week when the U.S. Supreme Court voted to halt implementation of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan until legal challenges have been resolved. Oklahoma is among the states challenging that plan in court. The CPP seeks to effectively reduce national power production emissions to 1985 levels by 2030 even as the U.S. population is expected to increase 53 percent. The plan effectively forces the closure of many existing power plants, which could increase Oklahoma's electric rates by as much as 40 percent by 2020. This is being done in the name of fighting hypothetical “climate change.” Whether this draconian plan has any grounding in federal law is an open question.

  • Oklahoma City's north side outpaces south in homebuilding during 2015

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Oklahoma City's north side grew faster than its south side last year, according to homebuilding statistics.