• Former OU record setter cut by Detroit Lions

    Today at 09:23 AM

    The Detroit Lions and Ryan Broyles have parted ways. After the former OU wide receiver reportedly asked for his release this weekend in a meeting with general manager Martin Mayhew, Broyles posted a message on Twitter indicating his time in Detroit was done. Broyles was told he'd be granted his release on Saturday. Broyles, who was selected with the 54th pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, played just 21 games over three injury-riddled seasons. The Lions drafted Broyles early even as he was coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his senior season at OU. He then tore his right ACL during his rookie season in 2012, and ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2013. Broyles had 32 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns in his Lions career.

  • Russell Westbrook marries Nina Earl in star-studded Beverly Hills ceremony

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 06:55 PM

    Oklahoma City Thunder point guard married his college sweetheart in an private ceremony on Saturday

  • Improvement in the defensive backfield will be key to Oklahoma's 2015 season

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma was miserable against the pass in 2014 and that fact contributed heavily to the Sooners’ fall from College Football Playoff contender to an 8-5 record, capped by a humiliating 40-6 Russell Athletic Bowl loss to Clemson.

  • Tramel: Terry Bowden returns to the spotlight -- but only temporarily

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Terry Bowden is far from the bright lights of the SEC and the pressure-cooker of Auburn University. Bowden coaches the Akron Zips, who are just trying to climb above the bottom rungs of the Mid-American Conference.

  • Cowboys defense ready for its close-up

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Eight starters return, featuring three Preseason All-Big 12 picks in Ryan Simmons, Emmanuel Ogbah and Kevin Peterson, although there might be fodder for critics.

  • OSU football notebook: O-line rolls with the changes

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    New Cowboys offensive line coach Greg Adkins seems to have earned quick respect and admiration from his players. It doesn’t hurt that Adkins came from the NFL.

  • OU football notebook: Austin Roberts making a quick impression

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M standout has made plenty of strides since arriving in Norman.

  • Coaching icon Nadine Carpenter dies at 82

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Carpenter went 821-351 coaching at LeFlore.


  • VIDEO: Richard Sherman wanted Tyler Lockett returns set to Mario Kart sounds, and he got his wish

    Erik Horne | Updated: 1 min ago

    Want to see a Tyler Lockett punt return touchdown set to Mario Kart sounds? Of course you do. Lockett, the former Tulsa Washington and Kansas State standout, has been an immediate success for the Seattle Seahawks this preseason. He already has two special teams touchdowns in three games, including a 67-yard punt return score in the Seahawks' 16-15 win against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. He's been so good, teammates and coaches are raving about his performance. Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman is loving it, and he had one wish: To get Lockett's returns set to the iconic "Here we go!" from the Mario Kart video game. Seahawks fan Jose Rivera made it happen, and bless him for

  • Jason Day wins The Barclays in another runaway

    Updated: 9 min ago

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That's still four weeks away. Day, so cocksure as a teenager that he talked about being No. 1 even before he was a PGA Tour rookie, is trying to keep his mind off the possibility that he could rise above Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth and claim the top spot in the world ranking. That could be as little as one week away. His six-shot victory Sunday in The Barclays opened a whole world of possibilities. "I can only control what I can control," Day said. And he has a great grip on

  • Redskins name Kirk Cousins starting quarterback for entire season. What's next for RGIII?

    Erik Horne | Updated: 52 min ago

    What's next for Robert Griffin III? The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is now the Washington Redskins' backup, as head coach Jay Gruden has named Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback for the entire season, according to multiple reports. Griffin III, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, has battled with numerous injuries since his sparking rookie campaign in which he led the Redskins to the playoffs and won Rookie of the Year honors. Since that season, the Redskins have a 7-25 record.

  • Oklahoma football: True freshman Austin Seibert will kick field goals and punt in season opener

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 53 min ago

    NORMAN — True freshman Austin Seibert will handle field goal kicking and punting duties in Oklahoma’s season opener against Akron this weekend, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference. Seibert hit 13 field goals as a senior at Belleville West (Ill.) High School, with a long of 51 yards. He also averaged 44.89 yards per punt. Stoops said that senior Nick Hodgson, who was competing with Seibert to kick field goals, will still handle kickoff duties. Seibert competed with junior Jack Steed to be the team’s punter. Seibert was a nationally top-ranked kicker and punter coming out of high school.

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OU coach Bob Stoops steps to the podium at noon to preview the Sooners' opener against Akron. Follow live coverage with The Oklahoman and more from around the Web.

  • The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 1: Midwest City-Tulsa Washington a powerhouse matchup

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A few teams got the high school football season off to a good start with Week Zero last Friday, but a full schedule of Week 1 games are lined up across the state this week. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of the week:   1. Class 6A-II No. 2 Midwest City at 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington Two historically powerful Class 6A-II teams with championship talent — one from Tulsa, one from the Oklahoma City metro — meeting in the season opener. It can't be topped.   2. Class 6A-I No. 1 Jenks at 6A-II No. 1 Bixby Bixby has a big hill to climb to hang with Jenks, but the idea of two top-ranked defending champions meeting up in the opener is still fun.   3. Class 6A-I No. 4 Broken

  • Chicago travelblog: Following the trail of Eliot Ness

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    We love Chicago. I first came in 1994, returned in 1999, both times for only a few hours on the way to somewhere else, and determined I was going to bring the Trish the Dish back. And so I did. In 2000. And she brought me back for conferences in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Then we returned in 2010 for a trip built around a wedding and in 2013 around the OU-Notre Dame game. Our nephew moved to Chicago in 2007, so we had a great reason to get up here and did every chance we get. So we scheduled a trip this week, before we drive up to Mount Pleasant, Mich., for the OSU-Central Michigan game. Alas, in July, our nephew moved back to Moore, so we flew to Chicago on Sunday knowing we would be without local supervision. But it’s

  • Morton resigns as assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne Morton has resigned as an assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the resignation Monday, saying Morton intends to return to a teaching job. Prior to coming to Seton Hall last year, Morton was a math teacher at Shirley Tanyhill School and was the head boys' basketball coach at Lincoln High School, both in New York City.

  • Former OU wide receiver Ryan Broyles cut by Detroit Lions

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Detroit Lions and Ryan Broyles have parted ways. After the former OU wide receiver reportedly asked for his release this weekend in a meeting with general manager Martin Mayhew, Broyles posted a message on Twitter indicating his time in Detroit was done. Broyles was told he'd be granted his release on Saturday. Broyles, who was selected with the 54th pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, played just 21 games over three injury-riddled seasons. The Lions drafted Broyles early even as he was coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his senior season at OU. He then tore his right ACL during his rookie season in 2012, and ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2013. Broyles had 32 catches for 420 yards and two touchdowns in his Lions career.

  • With a 4th win, Jason Day creates a temporary Big 3

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day. In his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, Spieth had back-to-back rounds over par for the first time all year and missed the cut. He already was assured of losing the No. 1 ranking back to Rory McIlroy when Day put together a weekend at The Barclays that was even better when put into recent context. He shot 63-62 on the weekend — the 62 was the lowest closing round by a PGA Tour winner all year — and finished at 19-under 261 for a six-shot win over Henrik Stenson. This was Day's first tournament since he became the first player in a major to reach 20-under par in beating Spieth by three shots at the PGA Championship.

  • Q&A: SmartFootball.com's Chris Brown talks Air Raid offense

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Chris Brown started getting interested in football strategy as a high schooler in the 1990s, when he attended football camps at places like Tulane and Kentucky. At Tulane’s camp, his coach was Rich Rodriguez, and at Kentucky, his coach was Mike Leach. “I was fortunate,” Brown said. He didn’t play college football, but attended Purdue and got in good with the coaches there, so he continued learning more and more about the game. Today, Brown runs SmartFootball.com, a website devoted to studying the game in-depth. He’s written articles for other websites and also authored books, the most recent of which — “The Art of Smart Football” — was released this summer

  • Power Lunch: Chat prep football with Scott Wright

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Power Lunch chat is back! Get your prep football questions in to Scott Wright at 11 a.m. as he goes through all of Week 1's top matchups.

  • Wilson honored as friend Dixon wins IndyCar championship

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Stefan Wilson stood in a circle of crew members in front of his brother's car, the entire group swathed in T-Shirts commemorating Justin Wilson. The group spoke softly before Sunday's season finale, then broke by yelling "Justin!" in unison. Then they stood together at the car as Wilson was honored in a series of pre-race tributes at Sonoma Raceway. There was a video of him, a moment of silence and "God Save the Queen," England's national anthem, played as a tribute. Finally, the number 25 was written high above the raceway during a flyover. Then one of Wilson's closest champions went out and won the IndyCar championship and celebrated in the first joyous moment since the British driver was

  • Hilst family recalls a one in many million occurrence

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    After Kent, Keaton and Kalen Hilst teed off on the par-3, 128-yard fourth hole at Cottonwood Hills on Wednesday, August 19, Kalen rolled his eyes at his dad and big brother and gave them a stern look. Facetiously, he told them something along the lines of, “I really don’t like you guys very much.” Poor Kalen had hit his shot to around 25-feet from the pin. He’d eventually make an easy, ho-hum par. But Kalen was the man in the middle of history. He was sandwiched in between an astronomic feat, a one-in-many-millions occurrence. Right before his shot, his older brother, Keaton, made his first career hole-in-one. Immediately following his shot, his dad, Kent, made his second career ace. “I hit it about 25 f

  • Tickets on sale Wednesday for Louisville scrimmages

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tickets go on sale Wednesday for two Louisville men's basketball scrimmages to be held in October. The tickets are $10 each and go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT at the ticket office at Cardinal Stadium. They will also be available at Louisville's three home football games in September or through Ticketmaster. Some tickets will be available free to Louisville students starting Wednesday at the ticket office. The Red-White intrasquad scrimmages will be held Oct. 3 and Oct. 17 in the KFC Yum Center. Game times will be set when football games on those dates are determined to avoid conflict.

  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter against Dodgers

    By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks. Astros right-hander Mike Fiers blanked the NL West-leading Dodgers 3-0 on Aug. 21. Never before had Los Angeles been no-hit twice in one season. Arrieta got the benefit of a close call for the official scorer in the third inning, when Kike Hernandez reached on a fielding error by second baseman Starlin Castro. Hernandez hit a one-hopper at Castro, who tried to

  • Golf event to raise money for CU-Boulder student veterans

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Most evenings, when the golfers have cleared from the course at the Boulder Country Club, 8-year-old Peter Ernst and his dad do a little fishing — for golf balls. By selling his found treasures — which he meticulously scrubbed and organized — at last year's Patriot's Day golf event at the country club, Peter donated $150 to student veterans at the University of Colorado. He's been scrounging for balls ever since and plans to be back on the course again today during the event's second year. "I kind of just had an idea to sell golf balls because my dad had like 1,001 barrels," said Peter, a third grader, when asked about the inspiration for his charitable endeavor.

  • Coaching icon Nadine Carpenter dies at 82

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Carpenter went 821-351 coaching at LeFlore.

  • OU football: Improvement in the defensive backfield will be key to Oklahoma's 2015 season

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Oklahoma was miserable against the pass in 2014 and that fact contributed heavily to the Sooners’ fall from College Football Playoff contender to an 8-5 record, capped by a humiliating 40-6 Russell Athletic Bowl loss to Clemson.

  • OU football: No. 19 Oklahoma vs. Akron

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    NO. 19 OKLAHOMA VS. AKRON When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium; Norman TV: Pay-per-view; The game will be available on a dedicated pay-per-view channel on participating Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas program providers, and nationwide via participating satellite and Telco distributors. In the Oklahoma City area, the game will be available on Cox Communications on channels 502/503. Viewers outside the state of Oklahoma can purchase a live stream webcast on SoonerSports.tv for $54.99. Radio: KOKC-AM 1520, KRXO-FM 107.7 Scouting Akron 2014 record: 5-7 overall, 3-5 in MAC play Best player: Senior LB Jatavis Brown. Brown recorded a team-high 94 tackles — 14




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