• Anthony Morrow to miss start of season with sprained MCL

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Typical recovery time for the injury is four to six weeks, but Morrow will be re-evaluated by the team in one week.

  • VOTE: Fans' Choice High School Player of the Week poll

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Week 8 featured dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, so much so that the poll has been expanded to eight players. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick […]

  • FINAL: West Virginia 34, Oklahoma State 10

    Today at 12:00 AM

    West Virginia pulled away from OSU in the second half to hand the Cowboys their second-straight Big 12 loss. Follow our postgame coverage with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Collected wisdom: Mike Moore, former Oakland Athletics pitcher, No. 1 MLB Draft pick

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Mike Moore was always on a baseball field growing up in Eakly. That translated well throughout his life, as he developed into a top-tier right-hander in the major leagues, winning two games in the 1989 World Series for the Oakland Athletics during his 14-year career.

  • With a new ESPN film coming out, Brian Bosworth says 'The Boz' is finally dead

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Brian Bosworth didn’t want a film made about his playing career and life made until there was an ending. Bosworth said the ending to “Brian and The Boz” came on March 3, 2013.

  • High school notebook: Three No. 1s fall in week of upsets

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Class 6A-II No. 1 Tulsa Washington fell to No. 4 Bixby, 27-10, and Class 5A’s top-ranked Ardmore fell to unranked Altus in overtime 21-14. In Class A, No. 1 Hollis fell to sixth-ranked Apache 22-19 as well, meaning the top of that poll is in for some major shuffling.

  • How Dorsa Ahlefield and Janie Hutchens went all in on the Thunder

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Dorsa Ahlefeld and Janie Hutchens have been friends through high school and college and marriages and kids and divorces and even grandkids. But a few years back, their friendship entered new territory — the Thunder zone.

  • Sooners staying positive through bye week

    Today at 12:00 AM

    It would take a lot for Oklahoma to get back into the national championship picture now that the Sooners are a two-loss team, but OU players said throughout their bye week that they are doing their best to stay positive.

  • Five things we learned from the Thunder preseason

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Among the lessons: Injuries have decimated the Thunder’s roster.

  • Deer Creek stuns No. 4-ranked Carl Albert

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Quarterback Clayton Sims passed for 363 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two other scores for the Antlers, who have won five straight to move to 5-3 overall and 5-0 in district play.


  • Freshman running back gives Ducks a boost

    Updated: 50 min ago

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota took another step toward the Heisman Trophy and positioned No. 6 Oregon to get serious consideration when the playoff rankings come out next week. Freshman running back Royce Freeman also came up big for the Ducks, giving some much-needed balance to coach Mark Helfrich's offense. Freeman rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's 59-41 win over California at Levi's Stadium on Friday night, the third consecutive game in which he has rushed 100 yards or more. That kept the 5-foot-11, 229-pound running back on pace to reach the 1,000-yard mark, something the Ducks have done every season since 2006.

  • Royals think Giants wet dirt to slow speedsters

    Updated: 50 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When it comes to the Royals' running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud. The area around first base appeared to be a bit mucky for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. The Royals concluded the dirt was hosed down with extra vigor. "Maybe the groundskeeper just was looking at all the Royals fans up in the corner there and just forgot," Yost said Saturday. "I thought it was a little extra wet around first. When Moose (Mike Moustakas) or somebody got on — it might have been Moose — and he dove back into first base and he came up extremely muddy, I thought that it was a little damper than normal, yeah." Giants manager Bruce Bochy c

  • Southern Utah tops North Dakota 35-17

    Updated: 52 min ago

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Ammon Olsen threw for four TDs and ran for another Saturday and Southern Utah pulled away from North Dakota 35-17. Olsen was 21 of 23 for 299 yards and gave Southern Utah (2-7, 2-3 Big Sky) a 21-3 at halftime lead with a 4-yard TD pass to Naia Ursua, a 2-yarder to Mitch Jessop and a 4-yard scoring run. North Dakota (3-5, 1-3) mounted a comeback, with Jer Garman scoring on a 12-yard run in the third quarter and on a 1-yard run in the fourth to pull within 21-17. Garman gained 112 yards on 26 carries. But Olsen replied with a 37-yard TD pass to Mike Sharp, then hit Raysean Pringle on an 87-yarder midway through the fourth quarter.

  • Hampton beats Delaware State 23-0

    Updated: 55 min ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jerrell Antoine threw for one touchdown and ran for another Saturday to lead Hampton to its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win of the season, 23-0 over Delaware State. Hampton (2-6, 1-3) outgained Delaware State in total yardage, 406-237, holding the Hornets to just 37 yards on the ground. Jorrian Washington had 142 yards on 23 carries and Eric Carter Jr. added 113 yards on 10 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Antoine finished 13 of 25 for 143 yards, including a 56-yard TD pass to Rashawn Proctor, a scoring run from the 3, and an interception. Anthony Prevost padded the win with a 43-yard field goal as the Pirates snagged their first shutout victory since 2009.

  • Alcorn St. shuts down Prairie View, 77-48

    Updated: 56 min ago

    PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — John Gibbs, Jr. passed for four touchdowns and Arron Baker ran for three more as Alcorn State scored in bunches to defeat Prairie View 77-48 on Saturday. Prairie View's theme for the game was "Fade 2 Black," marking the final game at the school's 66-year-old Blackshear Field with a postgame ceremony featuring fireworks. Alcorn State (7-2, 5-1) started the fireworks early, scoring four touchdowns in a span of roughly eight minutes of the first and second quarters to lead 49-28 at halftime. The Braves, averaging 41 points, scored a 21-point cluster in the second half, gaining 699 yards of total offense. Gibbs passed for 362 yards with scoring strikes to Brandon Vessell, Jaborian McKenzie (2) a

  • San Jose State falls to Navy 41-31

    Updated: 56 min ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — San Jose State, and coach Ron Caragher in particular, have no desire to see Navy again anytime soon. The Spartans ended a four-game series with Navy in depressing fashion Saturday, dropping a 41-31 decision that wasn't really that close. Junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for a career-high 251 yards, breaking the mark of 240 he set last year in a 58-52 overtime win over San Jose State. His three touchdowns gave him 10 in two games against San Jose State. "I'm very pleased that we won't have to face him again," Caragher said. "He's had two career days against the Spartans, and I'm glad they are not on the schedule next year." San Jose State (3-4) ended up splitting its four games against

  • Swanson's late score edges Toledo past UMass 42-35

    Updated: 59 min ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Terry Swanson's 19-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds to play made the difference in Toledo's 42-35 victory over the University of Massachusetts on Saturday. Swanson's game-winner was his second touchdown of the day and came with the score tied 35-35. He had 97 yards for the Rockets (5-3, 4-0 Mid-American). Kareem Hunt ran for 198 yards and a score and Logan Woodside passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Three Blake Frohnapfel touchdown passes — two to Jalen Williams and one to Shakur Nesmith — had UMass up 20-14 at halftime. In the third, Woodside threw a 42-yard scoring strike to Corey Jones. Hunt later scored from 36 yards to give Toledo its first lead of the game, 28-20.

  • Hendrix TD lifts Miami (Ohio) past Kent State 10-3

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Andrew Hendrix ran for 104 yards and the only touchdown as Miami (Ohio) held off Kent State 10-3 on Saturday. Hendrix went 19 yards on a quarterback draw late in the first quarter to cap a nine-play, 88-yard drive for the RedHawks (2-7, 2-3 Mid-American Conference). The score came on the first play after a personal foul on Miami on a first-and-goal from the 5. Kent State (1-7, 0-3) converted a fourth-and-6 from the Ohio 38 with 3:43 to play but Nick Holley was stopped for no gain by Zach Smierciak and Mitch Winters on fourth-and-1 from the 20 with 2:20 left. The previous play, a third-and-1, J'Terius stopped quarterback Colin Reardon.

  • Real Madrid spoils Suarez's debut by beating Barca

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After completing a four-month biting ban, Luis Suarez made an early impact on his Barcelona debut by setting up Neymar's fourth-minute opener at Real Madrid. Then it started to go wrong for Barca against its fiercest rival in the highly-anticipated "clasico" on Saturday. Barcelona, which had kept clean sheets in the eight domestic games before Saturday, conceded three times to lose 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. On a subdued night for Barca star Lionel Messi, great rival Cristiano Ronaldo started Real's comeback in the 35th minute. The world player of the year's 21st goal of the season came from the penalty spot after defender Gerard Pique stopped Marcelo's cross with his arm.

  • Oklahoma football: With a new ESPN film coming out, Brian Bosworth says 'The Boz' is finally dead

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Brian Bosworth didn’t want a film made about his playing career and life made until there was an ending. Bosworth said the ending to “Brian and The Boz” came on March 3, 2013.

  • Gophers drop game to Illini on late fumble, 28-24

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Minnesota controlled its own destiny in the Big Ten coming into Saturday's game at Illinois, and with just under 7 minutes to play had a lead and the ball. But self-inflicted errors cost the Gophers, the biggest of them a fumble by the Gophers' best offensive weapon. Illinois linebacker T.J. Neal stripped the ball out of running back David Cobb's hands and cornerback V'Angelo Bentley returned 12 yards for a touchdown to give the Illini a 28-24 lead they made hold up. After putting up 21 third-quarter points to go up 24-21, the Gophers (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) thought they were about to repeat last weekend's comeback win over Purdue. "To be honest, I thought we had it in the bag," linebacker Dami

  • Ball State scores 29 straight, beats Akron 35-21

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jahwan Edwards had 178 yards from scrimmage and Ball State rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Akron 35-21 on Saturday. Ball State (3-5, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) finished the game with 29 straight points after Akron (4-4, 2-2) led 21-6 in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, Ball State's defense and special teams recovered a muffed punt return, blocked a punt and intercepted a pass to create starting position within the Akron 29 for three consecutive scoring drives. Jack Milas scored on a 5-yard quarterback keeper to give the Cardinals a 25-21 lead with 11:45 to play. Edwards added a 2-yard TD run almost 5 minutes later and Scott Secor capped the scoring on his fifth field goal with 2

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Andre Roberson, Perry Jones add to injury woes

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Injuries continue to pile up for the Thunder. Two more players, Andre Roberson and Perry Jones, sat out Saturday’s practice session with what is believed to be minor aches. Roberson is nursing a sore ankle. Jones has a sore right knee. Their absence came a day after news that Anthony Morrow sprained his left knee when a teammate inadvertently fell into his leg during Thursday’s practice. Morrow could now miss the first four to six weeks of the regular season. He will be re-evaluated by the team in a week. “It’s unfortunate for him,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “He was playing good basketball for us. He gave us a lot of good play in preseason. But he’ll be back.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, Oct. 26

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Sunday NFL 8:30 a.m., Detroit vs. Atlanta, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Seattle at Carolina, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, St. Louis at Kansas City, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 3 p.m., Philadelphia at Arizona, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Green Bay at New Orleans, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Kansas City at San Francisco, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 6 p.m., Ottawa at Chicago, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 1 p.m., McGladrey Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., AT&T Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) WOMEN’S TENNIS 6 a.m., BNP Paribas, ESPN2 (Cox

  • Ronaldo leads Madrid's 3-1 comeback over Barcelona

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match Saturday that handed the visitors their first loss of the Spanish league season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But Ronaldo leveled from the penalty spot in the 35th to end Barcelona's record of eight clean sheets to start the season.

  • UNC stuns Virginia 28-27 with late TD

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With its high-powered offense stymied throughout the second half and its much-maligned defense in trouble, North Carolina got rescued by a most unlikely trio of players Saturday in a stunning 28-27 victory against Virginia. First, reserve defensive tackle Nazair Jones intercepted a screen pass and rumbled 20 yards to the Virginia 38. Then backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw a go-ahead 16-yard touchdown pass on third-and-15 with 4:05 remaining. And finally, placekicker Nick Weiler, who had missed two field goal tries earlier, kicked the decisive extra point, then executed a perfect onside kick that caught the Cavaliers off guard, allowing the Tar Heels to recover and hold on.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Five things we learned from the preseason

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Among the lessons: Injuries have decimated the Thunder’s roster.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners staying positive

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    It would take a lot for Oklahoma to get back into the national championship picture now that the Sooners are a two-loss team, but OU players said throughout their bye week that they are doing their best to stay positive.

  • Bumgarner to face Shields in Game 5 of Series

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest. So Bumgarner will take his sterling postseason resume into Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night on his usual four days' rest when the Giants take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in the final game of the season in San Francisco. That decision allowed Ryan Vogelsong to start Game 4 on Thursday with Jake Peavy and Tim Hudson set to start the final two games if the Series goes seven. Bumgarner would be available in relief in Game 7 if necessary. "I don't think at this point we should push Madison eithe

  • Sounders beat Galaxy 2-0, win Supporters' Shield

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Second-half substitute Marco Pappa scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 to win the MLS Supporters' Shield for the first time in the six-year history of the club. The Sounders (20-10-4, 64 points) and Galaxy (17-7-10, 61 points) started the day in a tie atop the overall standings. Seattle had more wins, so it only needed a tie to claim the Shield, while Los Angeles needed a victory to take the honor for the fifth time. Pappa entered in the 73rd minute.