• Five observations from OU basketball's 59-46 win over Butler

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma got off to a quick start and did enough in the second half to keep the game from getting too interesting as the Sooners beat Butler 59-46 to advance to Friday’s 3:30 p.m. championship game against Wisconsin at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The  game will be televised on ESPN. Here are five observations from the […]

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's high school football playoff games

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Checking in on the winners and losers of OKC's November without its superstars

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The Thunder’s 4-12 record is awful. But it wasn’t a fruitless 16 games. The Thunder found some things that work and found some things that don’t. That’s a valuable service heading into December.

  • Philadelphia blows out Cowboys

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The Philadelphia Eagles’ 33-10 blowout win over Dallas raises doubts whether the Cowboys are a viable playoff contender or were a team that simply took advantage of a soft early-season schedule loaded with AFC South cupcakes.

  • Knicks coach Derek Fisher still well-respected by former OKC teammates

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Ten days after last season ended, Derek Fisher was in New York City, being introduced as the Knicks’ new coach. Friday night, Fisher returns to face a group of former teammates who have plenty of respect for him.

  • Sooners top Butler to earn Battle 4 Atlantis title berth

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Holding Butler to 24 percent shooting — the best by an Oklahoma team in nearly 11 years — the Sooners earned a berth in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game by topping the Bulldogs 59-46 on Thursday afternoon, with Isaiah Cousins’ 13 points leading a balanced offense.

  • Douglass' Alonzo Brown and Montrell Simmons are small packages with big-time commitment

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Douglass hosts No. 1 Locust Grove in the Class 3A quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and it’s unlikely Brown or Simmons will get a chance to make a contribution on the field. But they’ve already done their part for the Trojans.

  • College football predictions: Can Texas spoil TCU's season?

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Bitter in-state rivalries. Divisional championships. Do-or-die for making a bowl game. The last weekend of November has it all in college football. Remember those September Saturdays where it was hard to find a half dozen decent games? Remember last Saturday? All in the distant past.

  • High school football third-round playoff picks

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his predictions for this week’s games.


  • Boykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10

    Updated: 38 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football. The sixth-ranked Horned Frogs delivered one with a 48-10 romp over Texas, and the tens of thousands of their fans who stuck around to the end will be happy to keep chanting "T-C-U!" to anyone who may have missed it. Are you listening, College Football Playoff committee? Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and TCU's defense dominated the Longhorns and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes, sending Texas to one of the worst home losses in program history. The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title.

  • Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

    Updated: 46 min ago

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Leonard Fournette barreled over a Texas A&M defender and scored in the second quarter, the Aggies had to know it was going to be a long night. But that was only the start of a big game for the LSU freshman. Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win Thursday night. Fournette's highlight-reel play gave the Tigers their first points since an overtime loss to Alabama on Nov. 8. He ducked his head and plowed over Howard Matthews on a 22-yard touchdown run that tied it at 7 with 4:33 left in the first half. LSU coach Les Miles knows exactly what he'd do if the 230-pound Fournette was ever heading towar

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: South Florida hands Sooners first loss

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OU (3-1) had won its first-three games by double digits, including a 27-point rout of Lamar and 49-point laugher against Bradley. But South Florida (4-1) would have none of that.

  • Asian Football Confederation to celebrate 60 years

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — While 2014 won't be considered a vintage year for Asian football, continental organizers still have plenty to celebrate this weekend when they reflect on how far the game has come since 1954. As always, however, politics and controversy will not be too far away. In Manila six decades ago, 12 nations came together to form the Asian Football Confederation. Now 46 member associations, hundreds of delegates, players, officials and Sepp Blatter, head of the game's world governing body, will attend the party in the Philippines. The fact Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran went winless at the World Cup in June has not dampened the mood, with AFC president Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa vowi

  • BC-FBC--T25-TCU-Texas Stats

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TCU_FG Oberkrom 42, 12:40. TCU_FG Oberkrom 29, 4:25. TCU_Lathan 40 fumble return (Oberkrom kick), :20. Tex_FG Rose 47, 7:56. TCU_D.Porter 4 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 1:34. TCU_Doctson 22 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 14:54. Tex_A.Foreman 73 pass from Swoopes (Rose kick), 14:04. TCU_Boykin 10 run (Oberkrom kick), 7:01. TCU_Green 5 run (Oberkrom kick), 2:53. TCU_Carraway 33 interception return (Oberkrom kick), 2:19. A_96,496. ___ ___ RUSHING_TCU, Green 16-73, Boykin 12-50, Hicks 2-12, D.White 1-0. Texas, Swoopes 15-61, Malcol.Brown 10-29, J.Gray 11-0. PASSING_TCU, Boykin 20-34-1-233. Texas, Swoopes 20-34-4-200. RECEIVING_TCU, Doctson

  • Illinois upsets No. 9 Kentucky 77-71

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — It has been 12 years since Illinois won its first five games. After an upset victory over No. 9 Kentucky, the Illini are showing they are a team to contend with this season. Chatrice White scored 23 points and Ivory Crawford added 22 to help Illinois beat Kentucky on Thursday at the Paradise Jam. "I think everyone underestimates us," White said. "I think we made a statement tonight. It was crazy, we were so hyped in the locker room. It was a great feeling." Illinois (5-0) led 40-39 early in the second half before scoring eight straight, including the last four by Crawford to open up a nine-point lead. Kyley Simmons' 3-pointer with 9:45 left extended the advantage to 57-45 before Kentu

  • No. 19 Oregon State beats Butler 85-53 in Hawaii

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAIE, Hawaii (AP) — Ali Gibson scored 20 points and Sydney Wiese 19, with both hitting five 3-pointers, as No. 19 Oregon State rolled over Butler 85-53 on Thursday in the Tom Weston Invitational. Jamie Weisner, who made a trio of 3-pointers, added 13 points for the Beavers (4-0). Oregon State made 15 of 28 3-pointers with 11 coming on 16 attempts in the first half when the Beavers took a 49-31 lead. Gibson was 4 of 4 and Wiese 4 of 5 from long range in the opening 20 minutes. Ijeoma Uchendu scored 12 points and Andriana Moore added 11 for the Bulldogs (0-6). Wiese made a 3-pointer for a 5-2 lead less than 2 minutes into the game and Oregon State took off them there. Oregon State finished shooting 55.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Jordan Smallwood comes on as a blocker

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The catches haven’t come for redshirt freshman wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, but that hasn’t kept him from contributing. Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell singled out Smallwood and Durron Neal as two of the receivers who had good blocking performances in the 44-7 win over Kansas.

  • Dallas Cowboys: Eagles dominated in every phase against Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    In Philadelphia’s 33-10 win over Dallas on Thanksgiving afternoon, the Eagles won every phase, including LeSean McCoy doubling DeMarco Murray’s rushing stats and Philly backup quarterback Mark Sanchez outperforming veteran Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.

  • Dallas Cowboys: Philadelphia blows out Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The Philadelphia Eagles’ 33-10 blowout win over Dallas raises doubts whether the Cowboys are a viable playoff contender or were a team that simply took advantage of a soft early-season schedule loaded with AFC South cupcakes.

  • Pele says 'nothing serious' with him

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and that he was put in intensive care to treat a urinary tract infection. "I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine," he said. "I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only." Pele had an operation to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13, but he was readmitted to the hospital on Monday after be

  • Scott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Open

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Friday to put himself back in contention at the Australian Open after starting the round in danger of missing the cut. Starting on the 10th tee, Scott made quick amends for a 74 Thursday which left him in 82nd place. He eagled the par-5 14th and had two birdies to make the turn in 32, then birdied the par-4 sixth coming home at The Australian Golf Club. He was tied for fifth in a large group at 2-under with the afternoon field — including defending champion Rory McIlroy — just beginning their rounds.

  • Isabella Rose's senior leadership helped Norman North succeed

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    ALL-CITY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR -- The elevated confidence level helped Rose become one of the state’s top runners this season as she won a Class 6A regional title and finished third at the state meet. She also helped lead a mostly inexperienced Timberwolves’ team back into state title contention as they finished second.

  • Oklahoma high school football third-round playoff picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his predictions for this week’s games.

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's Oklahoma high school football playoff games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 3 hr ago

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Deer Creek's Bryce Balenseifen always wanted to be a Cowboy

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    ALL-CITY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR -- After the Deer Creek star runner completed his remarkable career with a third consecutive Class 5A cross country state title on Nov. 1, that dream became a reality just a few weeks later. The Oklahoman’s All-City Runner of the Year star runner signed his letter of intent last week to continue his career at OSU.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder waives point guard Sebastian Telfair

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York.

  • Oklahoman 2014 All-City girls cross country roster

    BY TRENT SHADID | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Rachel Chrisman, Norman North Class: Senior The story: Chrisman came on strong late in her senior season by taking fourth at regionals and 12th at state in Class 6A. Ashton England, Deer Creek Class: Sophomore The story: Only a sophomore, England led the way for the Antlers’ Class 5A state championship team by taking first at regionals and third at state. Arin Glennie, Edmond Memorial Class: Sophomore The story: After posting a time of 22:28.64 at regionals, Glennie ran a 19:27.0 the following week at state, good enough for 13th overall. Camille Hemry, Norman Class: Junior The story: Hemry closed the season strong by taking 10th in Class 6A as the top runner for the

  • No. 1 South Carolina tops Wisconsin 67-44

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — With the team struggling on offense, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley turned to her freshmen for a spark. A'ja Wilson and Jatarie White responded. Wilson scored 11 points and White added 10 to help the No. 1 Gamecocks beat Wisconsin 67-44 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam. After a sluggish start, the Gamecocks got going. They led 15-14 before going on a 16-4 run to close the half. South Carolina scored the first 10 points during its burst which was capped by a 3-pointer by Tina Roy. "When you have a team as talented as we are, to be able to insert two freshmen to give you an offensive jolt is a great thing. I thought (A'ja Wilson and Jatarie White) did their job by helping us open up the game a

  • Oklahoman 2014 All-City boys cross country roster

    BY TRENT SHADID | Updated: 4 hr ago

    RUNNER OF THE YEAR Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek Class: Senior The story: The Oklahoma State signee capped his impressive career with a third consecutive individual Class 5A title while leading the Antlers team to a fourth consecutive. Ben Barrett, Norman North Class: Senior The story: Barrett successfully defended his Class 6A crown with a time of 15:20. The senior has signed with North Carolina State. Carter Bradford, Yukon Class: Junior The story: Bradford has showed continued improvement each season, finishing seventh in Class 6A as a junior and improving his state meet time by 24 seconds.