• Semi plows into unfinished Texas interstate bridge; 1 killed

    Updated: 21 min ago

    SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions for several hours, authorities said. The truck hit a beam being used to build a bridge across Interstate 35 in Salado, about 40 miles north of Austin. Debris then toppled onto the interstate and was struck by other vehicles, Department of Transportation spokeswoman Becky Ozuna said. The beam fell onto a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, killing the driver, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The driver was a 32-year-old man from Arlington, but other information wasn't immediately available, Trooper D.L. Wilson s

  • NCAA women's basketball Q&A: Stanford point guard Amber Orrange

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    As Orrange and the four-seed Cardinal (26-9) prepared for its matchup with one-seed Notre Dame (33-2) at 9 p.m. Friday, she discussed a variety of topics.

  • NCAA women's basketball notebook: Oklahoma storms delay travel for Baylor and Notre Dame

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Baylor’s plane was scheduled to take off at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, about 15 minutes before Will Rogers World Airport was evacuated as storms ripped through southwest Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Despite friendship, OU's Buddy Hield and Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn will go hard against each other.

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    They went hard going against each other on the basketball court. Off the court, their relationship blossomed into a friendship that remains strong even though they are playing far apart.

  • Michigan State has a tough rock 'em, sock 'em basketball program

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    One national title, six Final Fours and a dozen Sweet 16’s since 1999, Michigan State’s reputation remains unassailed. Not always the best team on the bracket, but usually the toughest.

  • Someone as real as Baylor coach Kim Mulkey should be refreshing.

    By Jenni Carlson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Unless you’re a Baylor fan, there’s little chance you’re a fan of hers. Maybe it’s the way her basketball teams win. Maybe it’s the sideline antics or the abrasive demeanor or the, um, interesting outfits. All of that makes her one of the least loved coaches in sports.

  • Tuning in

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    FRIDAY MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis FSPLUS (Cox 68) Noon Boston

  • Media notes: Fox Sports Southwest begins spring football coverage with Texas Tech game

    By Mel Bracht | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Beth Mowins and Stephanie White to call Oklahoma City Regional

  • Morning roundup: Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, has announced he had Tommy John surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy to prepare for this year's draft. Aiken wrote an essay that was published Thursday on The Player's Tribune website in which he says he is “extremely disappointed” about tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Aiken went first overall last June despite some concerns about his elbow. Aiken and the Astros failed to agree to contract terms, but he writes that he “can

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys' Michael Freeman finds his way

    By John Helsley | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Freeman, a fifth-year senior with limited prior career success, now looks the part of an ace on a staff stacked with promising pitching.

  • Price named new coach at Charlotte

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mark Price doesn't have much coaching experience at the college level. But the former four-time NBA All-Star and former Enid High School star is confident the knowledge he's gained from playing and coaching in the league will translate to success at his new job as head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team. “As I told coach (Bobby) Cremins almost 30 years ago when he took a chance on a 5-foot-11, 155-pound guard to come play in the ACC, it was a decision he wasn't going to regret. And I don't think he does, and I don't think you will either,” Price said told an audience of hundreds Thursday as he was introduced as the 10th

  • Wisconsin rallies past North Carolina

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Reserve Zak Showalter scored six points in the Badgers' 19-7 run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against No. 2 seed Arizona. Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson scored 15 points each for the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (26-12), who got within one point with 4:21 remaining but couldn't retake the lead they owned for much of the second half.


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    Dayton gives Archie Miller another contract extension Coach Archie Miller got three more years added to his contract Thursday after leading Dayton to a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. It's the second year in a row that Miller has received an improved deal. After he led the Flyers to their first Sweet 16 appearance in 30 years and an Elite Eight appearance last season, they extended his deal through the 2018-19 season. The new deal lasts through the 2012-22 season. The Flyers won a First Four game on their home court and one more before losing to Oklahoma in this year's tournament. The

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Joe Castiglione makes it to Syracuse to support Sooners

    By Ryan Aber and Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Castiglione makes trip to Syracuse Oklahoma athletic director and tournament selection committee member Joe Castiglione was scheduled to be in Houston for the second weekend of the tournament. That's where the Final Four will be held next year when Castiglione is the committee chair. But earlier this week on a conference call, Castiglione was informed that the assignments had been shuffled, allowing him to be in Syracuse for the Sooners' game against Michigan State on Friday night at approximately 9:07. Castiglione won't be alone. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis is also a member of the committee and

  • OKC Energy FC: Q&A with USL president Jake Edwards

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: 1 hr ago

    United Soccer League president Jake Edwards spoke with The Oklahoman before heading to Tulsa to watch the season opener between Oklahoma City Energy FC and Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Edwards, who took over as league president last month, has been working with the USL since 2013. Q: What's it been like being league president? A: “It's been great. It's a big challenge. Tim Holt, my predecessor, had done a fantastic j ob and it was a pleasure to work under him and I'm getting a taste of what his life was like. It's very exciting. There are some great people here. Going into this season as president is like any other season. I'm just excited to

  • High school soccer: Community Christian ready to build successful program

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Community Christian enters its second season with 27 players looking to build a successful program moving forward.

  • Oklahoma scene: Dodgers announce finalists for new mascot names

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Dodgers announce finalists for new mascot names The Oklahoma City Dodgers announced Thursday three finalists for each of the names for their new mascots, while also opening up voting online. Fans have until March 31 to place their vote either through www.okcdodgers.com or through social media with #okcdodgersmascot. Fans can also cast votes in person at the Dodgers' “First Look Fan Fest” at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday. The finalists for the female mascot's name are Jackie, Rose and Brooklyn. The finalists for the male mascot's name are Duke,

  • What we're talking about

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    What we're talking about Highlighting the day's trending stories: HIV OUTBREAK: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorizes a needle-exchange program to help contain the spread of HIV in a county tied to 79 new infections since January, all of them linked to intravenous drug use. BUILDING COLLAPSE: A building in New York City catches fire and collapses, firefighters say. At least one person was critically injured. RUN TO DEATH: Jurors recommend life without parole for

  • Nation | World briefs, March 27

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    Nation | World briefs, March 27

  • Oil and gas prices for March 27

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $36 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 12: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; DK 2512 No. 3H-17 C Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 08-25N-12W; 353 barrels oil per day 1,883 cu-ft gas per day TD 11,548. Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; DK 2512 No. 4H-17 D Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 08-25N-12W; 209 barrels oil per day 2,029 cu-ft gas per day TD 11,475. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Bathurst 2711 No. 2-4H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 04-27N-11W; 205 barrels oil per day 1,547 cu-ft gas