• OSU Baseball: Cowboys Headed To Clemson For Regional

    Today at 01:19 PM

    STILLWATER – As the NCAA Selection Show unfolded Monday, no Cowboys were huddled around computers or watching on TV. They were on the field at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Practicing. Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday took a business approach to the revealing of the NCAA Tournament bracket, knowing his team was safely in the field and knowing OSU would be on the road somewhere. With little drama other than the locale, Holliday preferred an escape from the drama the commentators would be presenting and an opportunity to work on improving after a 1-2 showing at the Big 12 Tournament. “Somebody came out and yelled, ‘It’s Clemson,’” Holliday said. “Everyone went,

  • Sooners 'giddy' to be in WCWS

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 08:32 PM

    Following their Super Regional sweep of Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night, Paige Parker, Sydney Romero and Shay Knighten tried to put into words a feeling they admittedly couldn’t describe.

  • Women's College World Series: OU, Alabama set for prime-time showdown in opening round

    Today at 02:37 PM

    Oklahoma and Alabama are set for a prime-time showdown in the opening round of the Women's College World Series. The third-seeded Sooners and sixth-seeded Alabama will square off at 6 p.m., the first game of the night session, Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. This will be the third WCWS meeting — and fifth game — between OU and Alabama in the last five years. OU has a 1-3 record against the Crimson Tide during that span, including Alabama's 2-1 championship series victory in 2012. OU won the teams' only meeting this season, 2-0 in March in Fullerton, Calif. Here's the full first-round schedule: Thursday's games Bracket 1 No. 8 Florida State (53-8) vs. No. 16 Georgia (45-18), 11

  • 'Professional scorer' Kevin Durant tasked with solving professional defender Andre Iguodala as Game 7 looms

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 08:51 PM

    “On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me,” Durant said Sunday afternoon. “I'm a professional scorer. I tend to figure things out.”

  • Andre Roberson has become indispensable in the Western Conference finals

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 08:15 PM

    The play of the third-year guard might not always be clear on the stat sheet, but its become obvious in this Western Conference finals that Roberson has become indispensable.

  • Durant on Game 6 aftermath: 'If we walk in here like it's a funeral, we've already lost'

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 06:30 PM

    The Thunder’s collapse in the final 2:06 – five turnovers and just one shot attempt – seems like something worth of watching in film study, but Durant said the Thunder didn’t watch any video from Game 6. “We know all about this team,” Durant said. “We know what we have to do.”

  • Mallex Smith's 3-run triple powers Braves past Giants, 5-3

    Mallex Smith\'s 3-run triple powers Braves past...

    Updated: 23 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mallex Smith hit a three-run triple in the second inning, Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits and one run in six-plus innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Monday. The Braves survived San Francisco's two-run, ninth-inning rally. They have won three of four and are now 5-21 at home, still easily the worst in the majors. Brandon Crawford's run-scoring single in the ninth was the Giants' third straight hit off Arodys Vizcaino. The closer struck out Jarrett Parker before second baseman Kelly Johnson bobbled pinch-hitter Buster Posey's grounder, allowing another run to score. Kolby Tomlinson's grounder to third base ended the g

  • AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach Grobe

    Updated: 27 min ago

    A person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between Grobe and the school was still being finalized. Baylor is scrambling to replace Art Briles, who was let go last week after the release of a report commissioned by the school that accused the successful coach of not responding to or inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault and violence by members of his team over the last few years. Grobe, 64, has been out of coaching the last two years. He spent 13 seasons with Wake Forest, going 77-82, including an Atlantic Coast Conference ti

  • Harvey rediscovers form, leads Mets over White Sox 1-0

    Harvey rediscovers form, leads Mets over White...

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss. Harvey (4-7) has been one of baseball's biggest puzzles, transforming from a premier pitcher to baffled ballplayer. Two weeks ago, he was booed at Citi Field when he lasted just 2 2/3 innings against Washington. This time, fans started to stand and cheer when he got two strikes on Jose Abreu in the fourth, and the crowd gave him a huge ovation when he escaped the seventh-inning jam.

  • Batter up! Independent league makes debut in Detroit area

    Updated: 38 min ago

    UTICA, Mich. (AP) — Play ball! That was the cry of U.S. Rep. Candice Miller as a ribbon was cut and the first pitch was thrown at the first game of a new baseball league in suburban Detroit. The $15 million stadium in Utica was sold out Monday as the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers played the Utica Unicorns in the United Shore Professional Baseball League. Skydivers delivered the game ball at Jimmy John's Field, and the Utica High School marching band performed. The league also has a team called the Eastside Diamond Hoppers. The teams are sharing the stadium and aren't affiliated with any Major League Baseball club. ___ Online: http://uspbl.

  • Dolphins' Dion Jordan to apply for reinstatement by NFL

    Updated: 46 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan plans to apply Wednesday to the NFL for reinstatement after sitting out last season for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Jordan's plans were confirmed Monday by his agent, Doug Hendrickson. Jordan was the overall No. 3 selection in the 2013 draft but has contributed little so far in his career, and is serving his second suspension under the NFL substance abuse policy. His latest suspension began in April 2015, and he hasn't missed or failed any drug tests since while undergoing them once or twice a week, Hendrickson said. Jordan's first suspension was for the first four games in 2014, and two more games were subsequently tacked on becaus

  • Women's College World Series: OU, Alabama set for prime-time showdown in opening round

    Women\'s College World Series: OU, Alabama set...

    By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Oklahoma and Alabama are set for a prime-time showdown in the opening round of the Women's College World Series. The third-seeded Sooners and sixth-seeded Alabama will square off at 6 p.m., the first game of the night session, Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. This will be the third WCWS meeting — and fifth game — between OU and Alabama in the last five years. OU has a 1-3 record against the Crimson Tide during that span, including Alabama's 2-1 championship series victory in 2012. OU won the teams' only meeting this season, 2-0 in March in Fullerton, Calif. Here's the full first-round schedule: Thursday's games Bracket 1 No. 8 Florida State (53-8) vs. No. 16 Georgia (45-18), 11

  • Column: NFL version of 3-card monte: the Super Bowl Scam

    Column: NFL version of 3-card monte: the Super...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL has its own version of three-card monte. We'll call it the Super Bowl Scam. It goes something like this: Hey, if you'll dole out hundreds of millions of dollars to build a new football stadium, we'll give you a shot at hosting our biggest game and reaping an outlandish economic impact for your city. Only thing is, there's no chance of finding the right card. It doesn't exist. Atlanta was the latest mark in this hugely profitable shell game run by the NFL and its billionaire owners. In order to play, the city had to fork over at least $200 million of the taxpayers' money to help the Falcons finance a $1.4 billion retractable roof stadium that wasn't even needed (the Georgia Dome

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Tuesday, May 31

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler, Staff Writer, tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    TUESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. — Iowa at Oklahoma City — KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m. — San Diego at Seattle — MLBN (Cox 264) 5 p.m. — Texas at Cleveland — FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m. — L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs — ESPN (Cox 29)/KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m. — Tampa Bay at Kansas City — Cox 77 7 p.m. — St. Louis at Milwaukee — FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 9 p.m. — Detroit at L.A. Angels — MLBN (Cox 264) WNBA 7 p.m. — Minnesota at New York — ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN'S GOLF 12:30 p.m. — NCAA Championship — GOLF (Cox 60) 5:30 p.m. — NCAA Championship — GOLF (Cox

  • Augie Garrido, winningest coach in in college baseball history, out at Texas

    Augie Garrido, winningest coach in in college...

    By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    AUSTIN, Texas — Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, is out after 20 seasons at Texas. The decision Monday comes after the Longhorns' first losing season since 1998. Texas will miss the NCAA postseason for the third time in five years. The university said in a statement Monday the 77-year-old Garrido was "relinquishing his duties" as coach and will become special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin. Garrido, who had one year left on a contract that paid him nearly $1.1 million, had said he wouldn't resign and wanted to stay. "Augie has long been among the best coaches in college athletics, an exceptional developer of young men, great leader and tremendous representative of our

  • Today in Nebraska history for June

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    June 1 1871 — The state Senate voted 9-3 to impeach Gov. David Butler for converting state funds to his own use. Butler retired to his farm in Pawnee County, and Secretary of State William H. James filled out the remainder of Butler's term. 1894 — The three remaining companies of the 21st Infantry left Fort Sidney as the Army abandoned the post. 1898 — The Trans-Mississippi Exposition opened in Omaha. June 2 1852 — Susan Hail died while traveling the Oregon Trail near Kenesaw. Her husband reportedly returned to St. Joseph, Mo., to buy a tombstone for her grave and brought it back to Nebraska in a wheelbarrow. 1866 — Residents of the Nebraska Territory voted for statehood, 3,938 to 3,838. <

  • Collins worried David Wright might go on disabled list

    Collins worried David Wright might go on...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets manager Terry Collins is worried David Wright may wind up on the disabled list because of a neck injury. New York's captain and third baseman was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Monday because of his neck. He was given anti-inflammatory medicine over the weekend. Now 33, Wright was on the disabled list from April 15 to Aug. 24 last year when he strained his right hamstring and then developed spinal stenosis. He has a lengthy physical therapy routine he must go through before each game. "With the condition he's been playing in and the condition he's in right now, yeah, I'm concerned about it," Collins said Monday. "Is it going to happen? I can't tell you. I don't know. I'm not

  • Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

    Truex seeking bigger things after Charlotte romp

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex ruled the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, leading 588 of 600 miles to set a Sprint Cup record. It was his fourth career victory and first in nearly a year, although he's come close in several other races. Truex thinks his single-car, west of the Mississippi program has the potential to win championships, like the very best teams in NASCAR. "This is one of those dream teams that if you stay together five, six or seven years, you could start doing things like Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus have done," Truex said Sunday. "We want to win races, we want to win championships, we want to win e

  • With Austin Jackson hurt, White Sox bring up JB Shuck

    With Austin Jackson hurt, White Sox bring up JB...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Austin Jackson bothered by turf toe, the Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder J.B. Shuck from Charlotte and optioned right-hander Tommy Kahnle to the Triple-A farm team. Jackson left Sunday's game in the eighth inning because of his left foot. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Monday's series opener against the New York Mets that he doesn't think Jackson's injury at this point merits a move to the disabled list. He adds that the team does not "necessarily want to lose him for two weeks right away." Shuck was batting fifth and playing center field Monday. He was 0 for 9 with the White Sox before he was sent down April 18 when Chicago needed to add a pitcher. He is hitting .299 at Charlot

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Talk about the Thunder's stunning Game 6 defeat and its chances in a win-or-go-home Game 7 tonight at Golden State with Darnell Mayberry in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Thunder Buddies podcast: Previewing Game 7 of the Thunder-Warriors series

    Thunder Buddies podcast: Previewing Game 7 of...

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies -- Game 7 Thunder-Warriors preview (<–Click Here) - A winner-take-all Game 7 looms on Monday night in Oracle Arena. What's at stake? How will Game 6's collapse affect the Thunder? What are OKC's realistic chances? We discuss.

  • Medallion found by Colorado Springs man

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs, Colo., man said when he knocked the rusted center off a manhole cover across the street from Thomas Park, he found out it was more than just a piece of a manhole cover. The circular disc made of polymer clay and covered with real rust was actually this year’s Smoky Hill River Festival medallion, which Patrick Ahern located at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday while searching with his wife and in-laws, who live in Salina. Ahern was announced as the Medallion Quest winner by Salina Arts and Humanities representatives during a news conference Sunday afternoon. He found the prize sought by many in Salina after only four clues had been released. Ahern is the first of the eight winners of the medallion hunt that b

  • Police: 7 arrested during Indianapolis 500 festivities

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police say they made seven arrests during festivities celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. State police said Sunday evening that troopers arrested an Indianapolis man after finding him in a parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway driving a stolen vehicle with a sleeping woman in the back seat. He faces preliminary charges of kidnapping, vehicle theft and other counts. In another incident police arrested a North Dakota man who they say didn't obey a trooper's command to stop while directing traffic. Police say the motorist drove forward after several commands to stop and eventually struck the trooper with the vehicle's side mirror. The trooper wasn't injured.

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Mason Rudolph hits jet ski rider with perfect deep ball

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Mason Rudolph is once again probably having more fun than you are this summer. One year after his religious retreat to Israel that included a run-in with members of the Backstreet Boys, the Oklahoma State quarterback once again sent social media on fire with another eye-opening post. This time around, Rudolph is vacationing with family at Lake Anna, Va., and tossing perfect deep balls to a jet ski rider with a flea-flicker assist from his younger brother, Logan, a 2018 Clemson commit. Take a look at the video on Rudolph's Instagram account and posted on the OSU football twitter feed.   #okstate QB Mason Rudolph, ladies and gentlemen! He's consistent in any

  • US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza

    US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team. "I think for Gaza this is a very unique thing," said the trainer, Jess Markt. "I think there are not so many opportunities for women to play sports here, and particularly for disabled women." Markt, 40, was a track athlete until 21 years ago when he suffered a severed spinal cord in a car accident. Three years later, he began playing basketball and in recent years he has coached wheelchair teams in Afghanistan, India and Cambodia. In 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross brought Markt to Gaza to train local referees and coaches. Now, he is back to train players and o

  • UNM booted Gathering after long-simmering feud

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Think of it as a bad marriage and a divorce too long in the making. That seems to be the mutual feeling between the Gathering of Nations and the University of New Mexico, which unceremoniously terminated the contract for the annual event May 5. Both parties acknowledge that friction between them goes back many years. The question now is whether the kids, in this case the local economy and the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, take a big hit. The Gathering of Nations, billed as the largest gathering in the world of Native Americans and indigenous people, had just wound up its annual event at UNM’s WisePies basketball arena on April 30, where it has been held for most of its 33 years, when word came that UNM would no longer