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  • Auburn's Whitehead suspended for K-State game

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead won't play against No. 20 Kansas State after violating team rules. A spokesman for the fifth-ranked Tigers said Wednesday night that Whitehead is suspended and didn't make the trip for the Thursday night game. Whitehead is fourth on the team with 12 tackles in two games and leads the Tigers with two interceptions. He returned one interception 33 yards for a touchdown in the opener against Arkansas. Whitehead is in his third year as a starter in Auburn's secondary. He finished with 65 tackles to help the Tigers win the Southeastern Conference championship last season. Freshman Stephen Roberts is listed as his backup.

  • Texas QB David Ash ends playing career

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football after suffering at least one concussion and lingering symptoms over the last year. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday that he told Ash "there was no way we were going to let you back on the field." Added Strong, "His health is our major concern." Strong said that Ash would remain a part of the program working with the team's younger quarterbacks. Ash, a junior, suffered a concussion during the second week of the 2013 season in a game at BYU. That is the only concussion that Ash and the team have acknowledged. He returned two weeks later, against Kansas State, but left that game with what Texas officials called a head inj

  • Giants snap tie in 9th, beat Arizona to narrow gap

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies wear unflattering outfits on one of the last road trips of the season was underway in the Giants' clubhouse, but it hardly bothered Duffy. "I told them I feel so good right now, they can dress me up in whatever they want," Duffy said Wednesday after his pinch-hit single in the ninth inning sent San Francisco to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duffy snapped a tie with a two-run single and the Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, pulling within two games of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 16

  • High school volleyball notebook: Edmond Santa Fe primed for stretch run

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    After an undefeated run to win its own tournament, the Heather Harkness Invitational, Santa Fe won three straight matches against teams ranked in the top five — Edmond North, Edmond Memorial and Jenks — to improve to 17-0 on the season. No other team in the class has fewer than three losses.

  • The Goads are among many local Dodger fans will head to The Brick next summer

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We don’t know who will manage. We don’t know who will play. But this much we know: Dodger fans living in the Oklahoma City area are feeling taller than the HOLLYWOOD sign right now. Their team’s farm club is coming to town.

  • Future of Olympic course unclear after hearing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court. Rio judge Eduardo Klausner said he would rule on the fate of the course unless the defendants and a public prosecutor returned with a compromise. The judge said work could continue, but new ground could not be unearthed on a course that is being carved out of a nature reserve. The defendants offered to alter three holes of the layout, which is behind schedule and facing tight deadlines.

  • Diamondbacks beaten by Giants in 9th

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are down to one more series left to possibly play the role of spoiler. They lost a chance to affect the San Francisco Giants' place in the NL West standings on Wednesday, losing 4-2 on a tiebreaking, pinch-hit single from rookie Matt Duffy in the ninth inning. The Giants narrowed their gap in the division, pulling to two games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost at Colorado 16-2. The contenders each have 10 games left. After a seven-game road trip to Colorado and Minnesota, the Diamondbacks return to Phoenix for their final three games of the 2014 season, taking on the playoff-contending St. Louis Cardinals. Duffy's one-out hit came on a full count with the bases loa

  • Oklahomans who bleed Dodger blue

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Dodgertown East With the Dodgers formally announcing they were moving their Triple-A affiliate to Oklahoma City, we put out the all-call for Dodgers fans in Oklahoma City. We asked for their stories of Dodger fandom, and they came out in force. Dozens of calls and emails came pouring in from Oklahomans who bleed Dodger blue. Here are a few of our favorites: Richard Wylie, Norman “I was raised on a small farm in Southeast Kansas. I have been a Dodger fan since 1955. I was 7 years old. I don’t know why, but after Johnny Podres and Duke Snider and the Dodgers beat the Yankees in the World Series for the first time, I was hooked. “In 1959, my aunt and uncle who were Cardinal fans took me to St. Louis to

  • Vols' Pearson to miss at least 1 more game

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says wide receiver Von Pearson won't play in the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia as the junior-college transfer continues recovering from a high ankle sprain. On the "Vol Calls" radio show that aired Wednesday, Jones said Pearson wouldn't be available for the Georgia game. Jones said "right now we're really working exceptionally hard to get him back for the (Oct. 4) Florida game, but as you know, the body heals in different time frames. It heals when it's ready to heal." Pearson has seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown. He hurt his left ankle in a 34-19 victory over Arkansas State on Sept. 6. The injury kept him from playing last week in a 34-10 loss

  • Texas QB Ash to end career after tough year

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion symptoms for the past year, reports. Coach Charlie Strong announced the junior quarterback's decision after practice Wednesday. Ash had started 22 games in his career with the Longhorns but was shut down on Sept. 1 after experiencing more symptoms, according to ESPN.

  • Arrieta's no-hit bid for Cubs broken up in 8th

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Phillips has doubled with one out in the eighth inning for Cincinnati's first hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. Phillips drove an 0-2 pitch to deep left-center, just beyond the desperate dive of center fielder Matt Szczur on the Wrigley Field warning track. The only other baserunner Arrieta has allowed came on a leadoff walk in the fourth to Billy Hamilton, who was caught stealing on the next pitch. The right-hander has struck out 11 in eight innings. Chicago leads 7-0 after chasing Reds ace Johnny Cueto in the sixth. Arrieta was trying to throw the first no-hitter at Wrigley Field since Milt Pappas blanked the San Diego Padres 8-0 on Sept. 2, 1972.

  • Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted: a Porsche 356. With his first paycheck from the 1980s teen flick, Dempsey didn't go for any old beater, he went big and bought the classic 1963 Porsche. And it wasn't something he did on a whim, but with a passion for the brand. Dempsey still owns and drives the Porsche, a luxury car he planned to keep in the family, especially for his kids who love going for long rides near the family home in California. "It's fun to drive down the coast in that," Dempsey said. "That car is as so much fun to drive today as it was w

  • Oklahoma State football: A back for all reasons

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Cowboys are approaching running back by committee

  • OU tickets available for three home games, including Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Two visiting teams—including Oklahoma State—returned tickets for Oklahoma home games this season and those tickets are now available. Tickets are now available for purchase for the Oct. 18 game against Kansas State and the Dec. 6 game against the Cowboys. Tickets also remain for the game against Kansas on Nov. 22. Bedlam tickets cost $105 […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Daxx Garman yet to commit turnover through two games

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    It’s a small sample size, but OSU coach Mike Gundy is pleased Garman has yet to throw an interception or fumble the ball, despite the long-gap in Garman’s playing career.

  • Oklahoma football: Three years later, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett ready for second shot at the Sooners

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    West Virginia senior quarterback Clint Trickett nearly rallied fifth-ranked Florida State to a second-half comeback over Oklahoma three years ago this week. Trickett transferred to West Virginia before last season, and entering Saturday’s Big 12 opener against the Sooners, is one of the nation’s top passers in 2014.

  • Dodgers routed by Rockies 16-2, NL West lead cut

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and a few of his teammates gathered on the couch, eyes glued to the flat-screen TV. They were rooting on Arizona against rival San Francisco. No such luck, though. The Giants won and the NL West race just got a lot tighter. Nothing went right for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the Dodgers 16-2. Los Angeles now leads the Giants by two games in the division. Frias (0-1) gave up 10 hits, including seven straight to start the game, and eight runs before being pulled after recording only two outs.

  • Rockies rout Dodgers 16-2, take 2 of 3 in series

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Justin Morneau headed for second with his mind on triple but resisted the urge to try to stretch a double. "I was thinking about it but at the same time you want to play the game the right way," Morneau said. "Getting thrown out by 20 feet in a 9-0 game can look kind of selfish so you don't really want to do that." That was the only thing that didn't go his or the Colorado Rockies' way Wednesday. Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Rockies routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2. Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Fria

  • Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. "There's no place for that," Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "Forget that it was directed at that player. Enough is enough." At a time when bad behavior in sports is attracting a lot of attention, Welke's swift action drew applause from some fans sitting near the obscenity-shouting man. The longtime crew chief said he saw the fan come down to the backstop and start shouting in the sixth inning. Welke turned around, identified the man an

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners will debut alternate uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Updated: 7 hr ago

    OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday the Sooners would wear the wood grain crimson helmets, cream jerseys with “Oklahoma” on the chest, crimson pants and black shoes.