• Are college basketball jobs more stable than college football?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Bo Ryan announced the other day that he was stepping down as the Wisconsin basketball coach after next season. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has also given his target date (2018). It got me to thinking. It seems like basketball coaching jobs are a lot more stable than football. But is it true? No football coach can match the longevity of Boeheim (hired in 1976) or Mike Krzyzewski (1980) at Duke. But after those two, football coaches match basketball coaches. Football has Frank Beamer, hired at Virginia Tech in 1987; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 1999; Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 1999; Gary Patterson, TCU 2000; Mark Richt, Georgia 2001; and Gary Pinkel, Missouri 2001.

  • Thunder, Kyle Singler agree to 5-year contract

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NBA FREE AGENCY - Deal will pay 6-foot-9 veteran forward nearly $25 million

  • Thunder, Kyle Singler agree to 5-year contract

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NBA FREE AGENCY - Deal will pay 6-foot-9 veteran forward close nearly $25 million

  • St. Vincent launches her Apple Music 'Mixtape Delivery Service' adorably by making a mixtape for an 11-year-old

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    St. Vincent launched Tuesday night "St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service" - her new show that's part of Apple Music's Internet radio component, Beats 1 - and it was both adorable and hilarious. Per Stereogum, the premise of the Tulsa-born musician's show is each week she’ll pick one lucky person and personally compile a mixtape for that individual “to serve as a soundtrack for whatever is going on in their lives." The first person chosen to have a mixtape made happened to be precocious 11-year-old Piper, a big St. Vincent fan who also likes Purity Ring and Chvrches, enjoys throwing private dance parties and singing into her hairbrush in her bedroom and doesn't want to be a role model to her

  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions. Opposition withered as some counties complied with the decision, and gay marriage advocates said they would ask courts to impose penalties on the holdouts that refuse. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade of Mobile issued a brief order saying state probate judges can't discriminate against gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage is legal everywhere.

  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named to run the maximum-security prison in New York where two killers escaped. He'll oversee a range of new security measures that close gaps exploited by the inmates during their breakout. The state corrections department says Wednesday that 30-year veteran Michael Kirkpatrick is now superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. The previous superintendent and 11 other staff were put on paid leave Tuesday after an internal review of how David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped June 6. The department says searches of inmates' cells will be stepped up, staffing will be changed to ensure bed checks are more effective and security gates will be installed

  • The 10 Commandments Case: The Thomas Jefferson side won

    Chris Casteel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court's written opinion regarding the 10 Commandments display at the state Capitol offered little background into the history of the challenge or the history of the Constitutional provision at issue. It's hard to understand the justices' reticence, particularly in a case sure to arouse much public passion. But the justices were downright chatty compared to Oklahoma County Judge Thomas E. Prince, who ruled in September that the Commandments monument could stay on public land near the Capitol. There is no written record of Prince's reasoning. Nor did the two Supreme Court justices who dissented in the case file a separate opinion. That also would have given the public some insight into the legal issues.

  • Super 30: Sapulpa’s Dae Williams has something to prove

    By Nathan Ruiz Staff Writer nruiz@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Last season, Williams, who also plays safety, rushed for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns.

  • Bomb Squad Called To Investigate Suspicious Pipes In SW OKC

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Police have called in the bomb squad for help investigating some suspicious pipes that were discovered in southwest Oklahoma City, Wednesday afternoon.

  • Serge Ibaka left off of Spanish National Team roster for European Championships

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Last week, it was Enes Kanter getting " snubbed " by his national team. This week, it's Serge Ibaka. The Thunder veteran was left off of Spain's 17-man preliminary roster, announced Tuesday, for the 2015 European Basketball Championships, with head coach Sergio Scariolo picking Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic instead. From eurobasket2015.org: "It is not a question of one being better than the other, everybody knows Niko [Mirotic] and Serge have different skill-sets and attributes as players," Spain's coach said. "Niko deserves to have his chance on the senior team after defending this jersey at youth level. "Serge has already had this experience with great success and this is an opportunity to also show to Niko how it feels to be alongside this group of players and be a part of this team. "We did not call up Ibaka to training camp because we had to make a decision respectful to both players, who deserve to know what they will do with their summer." Ibaka has occupied the place of the naturalized player on the Spanish team at the 2011 European Championship, the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

  • Norman man arrested on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Woman says she was raped as she slept near the Myriad Gardens.

  • TV Land Pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' Reruns

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The debate over the  Confederate flag  continues to spread to the entertainment world. A week after Warner Bros. announced it would no longer sanction the manufacturing of "Dukes of Hazzard" merchandise featuring the flag, TV Land announced it's pulling reruns of the 1980s’ TV series featuring John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia.

  • Media report: Former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams to join Chicago Bulls summer league roster

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams will be on the Chicago Bulls' summer league roster in Las Vegas this month, according to several media reports. Williams — convicted and later exonerated on sexual battery and rape by instrumentation charges stemming from an alleged 2011 incident in Stillwater — finished his playing career at Texas A&M-Commerce before receiving his diploma from OSU last May. Williams was named the Lone Star Conference Newcomer and Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds last season. Although Williams was not selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, three teams offered summer league contracts, according to The Dallas Morning News.

  • Kevin Love says he's coming back to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    There were doubts that Kevin Love would return to Cleveland for the 2015-16 season, but the All-Star power forward says he's coming back. Love wrote on theplayerstribune.com that he'll be returning to Cleveland next season to make another run at the NBA championship. Love missed a majority of the Cavaliers' playoff run after separating his shoulder in the first round against the Boston Celtics.  "At the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me," Love wrote . "We’re all on the same page and we’re all in. We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."

  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children. Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler." He died Wednesday at age 106 in a hospital near Maidenhead, his hometown west of London, his family said. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost cert

  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said. The advanced planning and coordinated execution of the attacks show that the long-running insurgency in the area is growing stronger, posing a serious threat to Egypt's security as the military-backed government struggles to restore stability after years of unrest since the 2011 uprising. The assault came a day after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged to step up the battle against Islamic militants and two days after the chief prosecutor was assassinated in the

  • PSO files $172 million rate case for environmental compliance

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said its rate case would increase the typical residential customer bill more than $14 per month. The utility has to comply with several federal environmental rules.

  • Four OKC Dodgers named to Triple-A All-Star Game

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers have the best record in the Pacific Coast League, and they were rewarded for it. Four Dodgers have been named to the PCL All-Stars and will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. (7 p.m., MLB Network). Catcher Austin Barnes and second baseman Darnell Sweeney were each elected All-Star starters, and relief pitcher Ryan Buchter and shortstop Corey Seager were named reserves. Barnes is leading the Dodgers in batting average (.302) and has five home runs and 29 RBIs. Sweeney leads the PCL in stolen bases (25) and is the Dodgers leader in hits (82). Buchter ranks as one of the best relievers in the PCL with a 0.62 earned run average, and has only given up one run in 23 appearances. Seager is batting .290 with six home runs and 25 RBIs since being called up to Triple-A on May 1.

  • NBA free agency: The next two summers will be even more wild

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    NBA free agency is fun. You can blow a whole day doing nothing but following rumors. Just in a 75-minute span Wednesday morning, the headlines read: “Jimmy Butler Ponders Max Offer From Bulls;” “Bulls to Re-Sign Mike Dunleavy;” “Paul Millsap Deciding Between Magic, Hawks;” “Heat To Re-Sign Goran Dragic;” and “Blazers Close To Max Extension With Damian Lillard.” Sometimes, the stuff comes so fast, you can’t keep up. But this NBA free agency season might be chump change compared to the next two. The current salary cap is around $68 million (it’s been projected up, just this week). Next season, the cap soars to $90 million thanks to

  • Air Force professor found stranded on cliff after 2 days

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Academy professor who went missing for two days while on a hike is recovering after he got injured and stranded on a cliff face in Colorado. Rescuers found Lt. Col. Dave Richie with a leg or ankle injury Tuesday after using signals from his cellphone to narrow the search area. Because of the rugged, steep terrain, an Air National Guard Blackhawk was used to hoist Richie off the cliff in the Sawatch Range about 150 miles southwest of Denver. Academy spokesman John Van Winkle told The Gazette of Colorado Springs (http://bit.ly/1LGXjN2 ) that the 43-year-old astronautics professor was "injured, but talkative" after the rescue. It's unclear what led to his injury.