• Russell Westbrook undergoes tests after taking a shot to the face in the Thunder's loss at Portland

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent medical tests before leaving the arena following Friday’s game at Portland after taking a knee to the side of the face. The team did not make Westbrook available to the media after the game, and it’s unclear what type of injury he sustained or what he was being evaluated for. […]

  • College baseball: Sooners split doubleheader with Brigham Young

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma State comes back to beat Western Illinois.

  • NBA Notebook

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Bulls expect Rose back Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery Friday morning on the torn medial meniscus in his right knee. Team physician Brian Cole performed a meniscectomy, and the damaged part of Rose's meniscus was removed. The surgery, which sources said lasted no more than 15 minutes, was of the outpatient variety and Rose walked out of the hospital able to bear full weight. Rose is expected to begin rehab Saturday. General manager Gar Forman estimated Rose's return at four to six weeks, meaning that Rose should play this season.

  • Golf Roundup

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Honda Classic suspended, McIlroy misses cut Patrick Reed, who recovered from a double bogey early in his round by playing bogey-free the rest of the way in the Honda Classic for another 67, was the clubhouse leader at 6-under 134. None of the late starters had enough light to play more than 12 holes before the second round was suspended by darkness. Rory McIlroy missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made until Saturday because of a rain delay of nearly four hours, though that was a formality.

  • 5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — While the sharp slowdown seems troubling on the surface, economists say it's actually nothing to worry about. They remain optimistic the U.S. is finally emerging from years of sub-par activity and is on course this year for the strongest growth in a decade. Here are five reasons why Friday's gross domestic product report showed that the economy is doing just fine: 1. REALISTIC GROWTH The sizzling growth rate in the July-September quarter was never going to last. One-time factors, such as a 16 percent surge in federal defense spending, fueled the strongest

  • Oklahoma About Space real estate notes for Feb. 28

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma About Space real estate notes for Feb. 28, 2015

  • More snow, ice expected Saturday in Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Another round of snow and ice is expected to pass through Oklahoma on Saturday, forecasters said. Every part of the state will see winter weather, with snow likely in the northern half of the state and snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain in the south, they said.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Enes Kanter misses game vs. Portland with thigh injury

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The severity of the injury is unclear, as is how long Kanter will be sidelined.

  • Oklahoma State football: Seven things we learned from Mike Gundy's interview with Triple Play Sports Radio

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has been allowed little rest since the Cowboys capped the 2014 season with a Cactus Bowl victory against Washington. He can thank another offseason marked by an assistant coaching carousel for that. A quick refresher for how it all went down. Cornerbacks coach Van Malone accepted the defensive coordinator position at SMU. He was replaced by former Houston running backs coach Dan Hammerschmidt. Offensive line coach Bob Connelly took the same job at USC.

  • Examining the roles of Clay and Wyatt as program analysts

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER — When news dropped late Thursday that the Oklahoma State football team added five new staff members, two names certainly caught the attention of longtime followers of the program. Bill Clay and Darrell Wyatt. Both former Cowboy assistant coaches are back. Clay — OSU's defensive coordinator from 2001-04 — and Wyatt — OSU's passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2001 — will serve as team “analysts.” That title means Clay and Wyatt cannot have hands-on coaching roles with players or be part of any off-campus recruiting, a team spokesman said.

  • Evidence says name brand programs will get the selection committee's nod every time

    | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Tell us something we didn’t know. All things being equal, a North Carolina is going to trump a Virginia Tech. A Kentucky is going to trump a Mississippi State. A Kansas is going to trump a Kansas State.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Portland comes back to beat Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Thunder squandered a 13-point, fourth quarter lead before losing, 115-113, to the Blazers. It was the Thunder’s third loss to Portland this season.

  • Unfinished business

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    As Chandler's Heath Gray stood up to celebrate picking up a pin in the state semifinals, he suddenly realized he had unfinished business. Gray then looked to his coach, stuck up his right index finger and said, “One more match,” immediately shifting his focus to his championship match on Saturday night at 160 pounds in Class 3A. The senior improved to 36-0 with the win and is considered among the most talented wrestlers in Class 3A. But that's the exact same position he found himself in a season ago heading into Saturday at the state tournament. He was 37-0 as a junior before suffering his only loss of the season in the finals at 170 pounds.

  • Former OSU player wants coach fired after jersey burning

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Since advancing to the Women's College World Series four years ago, the Oklahoma State softball team has hovered near the .500 mark and has not made any postseason appearances. The Cowgirls, who were 3-9 heading into four games Friday and Saturday in Houston, have been trying different approaches to get the program back on track under ninth-year head coach Rich Wieligman. One of those attempts may have backfired. In a letter written to the university on Friday and sent to the Tulsa World, former Cowgirl softball player Julie Ward said she was informed the team burned her No. 24 jersey during a recent ceremony to “get rid of bad luck.

  • Oklahoma scene: No. 1 Oklahoma beats No. 16 Illinois in women's gymnastics

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    OU will return to Norman next Friday for a showdown with No. 3 Florida. The rematch between 2014 NCAA co-championship teams will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • High school basketball roundup: All Saturday games postponed

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    All Saturday games postponed The basketball playoffs in all seven classes will get a couple unexpected days off. All of Saturday's games — including some that had been rescheduled from Friday night — have been postponed until either Monday or Tuesday, depending on site availability. Half of the area championship games to determine state tournament teams in Class A and B were among those postponed, meaning the fields for next weekend's tournaments won't be fully decided until Tuesday night. All but two first-round games in the Class 5A and 6A boys playoffs were postponed as well.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Portland comes back to beat Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Thunder squandered a 13-point, fourth quarter lead before losing, 115-112, to the Blazers. It was the Thunder’s third loss to Portland this season.

  • State wrestling tournament notebook: Tuttle sends 10 to the finals in Class 4A

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Tuttle doesn’t have to wait until Saturday to celebrate its seventh consecutive team state title. The Tigers locked up the Class 4A race on Friday night with 10 wrestlers advancing to the state finals.

  • High school basketball results: Friday, Feb. 27

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Friday’s Results Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Texhoma 65, Arapaho 43 Pond Creek-Hunter 53, Beaver 45 Calumet 55, Garber 51 (girls) Pond Creek-Hunter 44, Seiling 40 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okla. Christian Aca. 63, Frontier 60 Glencoe 89, Okay 76 Glencoe 55, Oaks 38 (girls) Okarche 54, Woodland 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly vs. Canute, ppd. Snyder vs. Thomas, ppd. Velma-Alma vs. Hydro-Eakly, ppd. (girls) Cheyenne vs. Thomas, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Ada Clayton vs. Rattan, ppd. Stuart vs. Kiowa, ppd. Sterling vs. Kiowa, ppd.

  • Oklahoma prescription drug monitoring bill unlikely to be strengthened

    Capitol Bureau |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma House Bill 1948 by Rep. Doug Cox is intended to help reduce drug addiction and overdose deaths by ensuring people don’t get multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors.