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  • Cal loses 49-45 to Arizona on Hail Mary

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — California coach Sonny Dykes shrugged and apologized, and said his team would learn from what had just happened. After Arizona scored 36 points in the fourth quarter and won on a last-second Hail Mary, there wasn't much else he could do. Anu Solomon hit Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary on the game's final play and Arizona scored 19 points in the final 3:30 to send the stunned Bears to a 49-45 loss Saturday night. "We're sorry we didn't find a way to win the ball game tonight," Dykes said. "But I told them it won't ever happen again." The Wildcats had pulled a head-shaker like this once before, scoring twice in the final 46 seconds to beat Nevada 49-48 in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl. Thi

  • Hail Mary sends Wildcats to 49-45 win over Cal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona kept charging, no matter how many times California tried to pull away. And with a record-setting flurry of scoring and one final miracle play, the always-entertaining Wildcats pulled off what may be their wildest victory yet. Anu Solomon hit Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary on the game's final play and Arizona scored a school-record 36 points in the fourth quarter — 19 in the final 3:30 — for an improbable 49-45 win over the stunned Bears Saturday night. "It's so improbable, at first you're so exhilarated, then you're like, 'did that just happen?'" Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said.

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA. Dragon should reach the space station Tuesday. It's the fifth station shipment for the California-based SpaceX. The space station was soaring over the South Pacific when the SpaceX Falcon 9 thundered into Florida's pre-dawn sky. Sunday's weather was ideal for flying, unlike Saturday, when rain forced a delay. The rocket was visible for nearly three minutes as it sped out over the Atlantic. The 3-D printer was developed by Made in Space, another Califo

  • Chances of drivers hitting deer in Oklahoma may be down this fall

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Due to drought in 2011 and 2012, the deer population is down, wildlife experts say. This summer and during the 2013 summer, there was plenty of rain and good conditions for deer reproduction in central Okahoma. But it will take at least five years for populations to bounce back, said Erik Bartholomew, a biologist at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • OU football: Sooners' bag of tricks (even the Belldozer) on full display vs. West Virginia

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    OU 45, West Virginia 33 — Saturday’s showdown between Oklahoma and West Virginia saw the return of the Belldozer and some more trickery on the Sooners’ part. Bob Stoops attempted an onside kick and Josh Heupel called a reverse pass that went for a touchdown.

  • UPDATE: Houston man dies after jumping from moving vehicle on Interstate 40

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Charles Ray Foust, of Houston, Texas, died after he jumped out of a moving vehicle Friday evening in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • OU football: First-half observations from OU-West Virginia

    ryan aber | Updated: 10 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Oklahoma and West Virginia are tied at 24 at the half here at Milan Puskar Stadium. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -Samaje Perine is a beast and Alex Ross can flat out sprint. Without Keith Ford, we knew those two would need to make plays and they've delivered, though OU inexplicably went away for Perine for a big chunk of the half before going back to him with success late. Then when it seemed like West Virginia would go into the half with the momentum, the Sooners seize it back with a 100-yard kick return by Ross for a touchdown. That's three plays of 80 yards or more for Ross already this season.

  • OU football: First-quarter observations from OU-West Virginia

    Erik Horne | Updated: 11 hr ago

    West Virginia led 7-3 after the first quarter. OU's only points came on a Michael Hunnicutt 42-yard field goal. Some quick observations: - Had Trevor Knight hit Sterling Shepard in stride on the Sooners' first drive, Shepard might still be running. Shepard had acres of space to run in the slot, but Knight threw behind him on third-and-five, missing on a chance to get out ahead 7-0 early. Knight (5-for-12, 60 yards) did show off good arm strength, particularly outside of the pocket, and his receivers had some drops. - Hello, Samaje Perine. His first touch went for 15 yards and the true freshman saw a bulk of the carries in the first quarter -- six for 31 yards -- three times as many as sophomore Alex Ross.

  • Kevin Durant shows up at Westmoore-Norman North football game, shows off throwing arm

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 16 hr ago

    With NBA training camp less than two weeks away, Kevin Durant has made his way back to Oklahoma City. But basketball season can wait a bit. Durant is still in football mode, having attended the Redskins home opener last Sunday and, on Friday night, showing up at the Norman North-Westmoore high school football game. Here […]

  • Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building.

  • Convincing residents in Oklahoma to conserve water can be a hurdle to drought planning efforts, officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    There are plenty of hurdles to curbing a state’s water use, but somewhere near the top of the list is making residents understand why conservation is important, water policy leaders from several states including Oklahoma, said Friday.

  • Video: BRONCHO "Class Historian"

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 17 hr ago

    How about giving your weekend a total ’80s vibe? Along with releasing their sophomore album “Just Enough Hip to Be Woman” this week, Oklahoma punk-rockers BRONCHO also dropped the official video to the first track, “Class Historian.” It reminds me so much of an early-day video that Adam Ant or Taco might dance through, and […]

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt: el-Sissi tells AP he can't interfere with courts in case of jailed Al-Jazeera reporters.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi to AP: Brotherhood backers can return to politics if they renounce violence

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's el-Sissi to AP: Brotherhood backers can return to politics if they renounce violence.

  • Egypt el-Sissi to AP: I warned of regional terror threat a year ago, now broad strategy needed

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt el-Sissi to AP: I warned of regional terror threat a year ago, now broad strategy needed.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi tells AP he will give any support needed for fight against IS group militants

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's el-Sissi tells AP he will give any support needed for fight against IS group militants.

  • Police think Friday homicide was the result of a home invasion

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Investigators believe brothers Demarco Sayles, 24, and Nakadda Sayles, 23, attempted to break into an apartment in the 4200 block of SE 52 about 4 a.m. Friday. Demarco Sayles fought with the man living in the apartment and was fatally injured, police said.

  • Oklahoma City dads make time for important lesson

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    For the last three years, schools in the Oklahoma City district have been participating in the Take Your Child to School Day, organized by TRUE Dads Oklahoma. Fathers, stepfathers, uncles and other men are invited to bring their student to school and have breakfast with them in the cafeteria.

  • Pope names moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Chicago, replacing conservative George

    Yesterday

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope names moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Chicago, replacing conservative George.

  • Crowds line up in Oklahoma for newest iPhone

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Hundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones.