• Kevin Durant, Mike Conley questionable for Thunder-Grizzlies game

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    As Kevin Durant finished up his pregame routine this past Monday, he shuttled off to the Thunder locker room with only a minor, almost unnoticeable limp. Durant wouldn’t play that night, sitting out OKC’s win over the Wolves with a sprained left big toe he had suffered the day before. When he left the arena that night, the limp was a little more pronounced. By Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, Durant’s limp seem to have worsened. And at the Thunder’s Thursday practice in downtown OKC, Durant was off to the side, elevating and icing that bothersome toe. His status remains day-to-day, but there’s concern he again won’t be able to play on Saturday against the 34-14 Grizzlies, which would serve as the

  • Samaje Perine, Mason Rudolph among early Heisman odds favorites

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 01:01 AM

    Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine and Oklahoma State freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph are each listed among the favorites for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Bovada.lv has Perine at 14-to-1 odds to win the Heisman, while Rudolph is listed at 40/1. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the (very) early favorite to win the award at 6/1, followed by Southeastern Conference stars Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) and Leonard Fournette (LSU), who are each 7/1 favorites. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is the top Big 12 player on the odds list at 15/2. Ohio State has four players on the list including Elliott, with the rest being quarterbacks Cardale Jones (14/1), J.T. Barrett (16/1) and Braxton Miller (18/1). Check out the entire list here.

  • PC North girls back on court for first time since Londaryl Perry fired after alleged locker room incident

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    LONDARYL PERRY — Putnam North girls basketball coach Londaryl Perry was fired on Monday after an alleged incident involving another team. According to a police report and multiple sources, Perry entered the Del City girls locker room while the team was changing clothes and yelled at them for their postgame behavior inside the locker room.

  • Phil Forte getting the Keiton Page treatment — and some help from Keiton Page

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Phil Forte and Keiton Page share one major identifying mark when it comes to opponents: the treatment.

  • Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Bombers defensive back is looking forward to playing for Oklahoma.

  • Team Roberts want to thank Oklahomans for Super Bowl trip — but really, we should be thanking them

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Edmond family knows it wouldn’t have gotten a trip to the Super Bowl without the support of people in our fair state. But the truth is, we should be thanking them. What an inspiration.

  • Tramel: Why do Russell Westbrook and Marshawn Lynch have to talk, but Clay Bennett and Roger Goodell do not?

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    I had dinner with a friend Tuesday night. Not a big sports fan. Not much of a sports fan at all. Really big stories reach his radar. Not much else. But he’s nominally interested in the Thunder, because everyone in the state is eat up with the Thunder. And Mark had a good question for […]

  • Jeff Green adds a bit of spice to already exciting Thunder-Grizzlies rivalry

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Green enters a starting lineup that includes Mike Conley, Courtney Lee, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, allowing defensive specialist Tony Allen to serve as a high-energy defensive bulldog off the bench.

  • Bedlam means more to in-state players like Ryan Spangler

    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    “You either grow up liking OU or Oklahoma State. Luckily, I was born and raised Oklahoma. I never want them to win against us,” Spangler said.


  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons come back to beat Lake Erie in overtime, 4-3

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Defenseman Jordan Oesterle scored the game-winner with two minutes left on a shot from the point that clanked off the crossbar and ricocheted off the back of Lake Erie goaltender Calvin Pickard. The Barons (29-10-5) won their 11th game in overtime, tying the American Hockey League record for most in a single season. The Chicago Wolves set the standard during the 2002-03 season.

  • Utah women beat Arizona 62-48 for first Pac-12 win

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joeseta Fatuesi recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Utah got its first Pac-12 win of the season on Friday, 62-48 over Arizona. Taryn Wicijowski and Tanaeya Boclair led the Utes (7-13, 1-8) with 16 points each. Wicijowski, who also had eight rebounds and five assists, passed Anne Handy (1981-85, 1760 points) for seventh in the program's career scoring at 1,762 when she scored her last basket of the night with 2:44 left. Utah extended a seven-point halftime lead to 40-24 with a 13-4 run in the first four minutes of the second.

  • No. 11 Arizona State women hold off Colorado 68-60

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Sophie Brunner and Katie Hempen scored 15 points each, combining for 21 in the second half and No. 11 Arizona State defeated Colorado 68-60 on Friday. The Sun Devils (19-2, 8-2 Pac 12), in their first game since having a 14-game winning streak snapped by Oregon State, took the lead for good with baskets on three straight possessions caused by Colorado turnovers, but couldn't put the Buffaloes (9-11, 2-7) away. The lead was 13 seven minutes into the second half but back-to-back baskets by Lexy Kresl pulled Colorado within 61-58 with 2:35 to go. Bruner answered with a basket and after a miss, Kelsey Moos drained a 3, her only points of the game, to make it 65-58 with 1:18 to go.

  • Football recruiting: Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Bombers defensive back is looking forward to playing for Oklahoma.

  • Bingley leads No. 9 Florida State women past Georgia Tech

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Emiah Bingley has been trying to improve her 3-point shooting. It showed Friday night. The reserve guard scored 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc to lead No. 9 Florida State to an 82-62 victory over Georgia Tech. Bingley, a 5-foot-7 junior, finished two points shy of her season-high, set against Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 18, and helped the Seminoles (20-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their seventh straight win. "It's just something that I've been working on and spending time on and I guess tonight was the night," Bingley said. "I think 3-pointers always open it up on the inside. If we can hit from the outside, we're going to get things on the inside, too.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeff Green adds a bit of spice to already exciting Thunder-Grizzlies rivalry

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Green enters a starting lineup that includes Mike Conley, Courtney Lee, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, allowing defensive specialist Tony Allen to serve as a high-energy defensive bulldog off the bench.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Phil Forte getting the Keiton Page treatment — and some help from Keiton Page

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Phil Forte and Keiton Page share one major identifying mark when it comes to opponents: the treatment.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Bedlam means more to in-state players like Ryan Spangler

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    “You either grow up liking OU or Oklahoma State. Luckily, I was born and raised Oklahoma. I never want them to win against us,” Spangler said.

  • High school notebook: Welker Foundation grant deadline nearing

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Having already given nearly $700,000 to Oklahoma City area schools and athletic organizations in the last eight years, the Wes Welker Foundation is accepting applications for its next round of grants.

  • Berntsen leads No. 19 Princeton women past Harvard 96-46

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Amanda Berntsen hit 6 of 7 shots for a career-high 17 points to lead No. 19 Princeton to a 96-46 win over Harvard on Friday. Blake Dietrick led the Tigers (18-0, 2-0) with 18 points, Alex Wheatley 15 and Vanessa Smith 14. Princeton, which led 44-26 at the half, shot 59.4 percent, going 9 of 15 from 3-point range. Temi Fagbenle led Harvard (8-9, 1-2) with 13. Harvard had a 47-34 rebounding advantage, which translated to a 50-14 difference in points in the paint. The Crimson had 20 offensive rebounds but got beat 23-13 in second-chance points. Harvard also had 21 turnovers that Princeton turned into 31 points. The Crimson shot just 23.8 percent, making 3 of 16 3-point atte

  • Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR crown jewel races. A 16-time winner of NASCAR's most popular driver award, Elliott won two Daytona 500s and the Southern 500 three times. His induction came one day after his 19-year-old son, Chase, was named by Hendrick Motorsports as the driver who will replace four-time champion Jeff Gordon in the iconic No. 24.

  • Recruiting notebook: Cowboys pick up defensive tackle commit

    BY RYAN ABER, SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Darrion Daniels chose Oklahoma State over Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Iowa.

  • Super Bowl: NBC analyst Rodney Harrison doesn't have fond memories of Glendale

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Harrison will be part of NBC’s six-hour Super Bowl pregame show

  • Phil Mickelson misses cut in Phoenix Open

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson missed the cut Friday in the Phoenix Open, failing to advance for the sixth time in 26 appearances at TPC Scottsdale. The three-time champion had a 5-over 76 in his afternoon round in alternating rain, drizzle and mist. After opening with a 69 on Thursday, he had six bogeys and a birdie in the second round. "It was a difficult round, I thought, for everyone out there with the weather and the rain," Mickelson said. "My short game was off today. I let a lot of shots slide around the greens and I've got to fix that. That happened last week, as well." The 44-year-old Mickelson also missed cuts in 1989, 1992, 2001, 2007 and 2009, the first two as an amateur while in school at Arizona

  • Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant, Mike Conley questionable for Thunder-Grizzlies game

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    As Kevin Durant finished up his pregame routine this past Monday, he shuttled off to the Thunder locker room with only a minor, almost unnoticeable limp. Durant wouldn’t play that night, sitting out OKC’s win over the Wolves with a sprained left big toe he had suffered the day before. When he left the arena that night, the limp was a little more pronounced. By Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, Durant’s limp seem to have worsened. And at the Thunder’s Thursday practice in downtown OKC, Durant was off to the side, elevating and icing that bothersome toe. His status remains day-to-day, but there’s concern he again won’t be able to play on Saturday against the 34-14 Grizzlies, which would serve as the

  • Operation Enduring Repect chooses Dustin Butler of Tahlequah for Super Bowl trip

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dustin Butler of Tahlequah was chosen by the national nonprofit Operation Enduring Respect for an all-expense paid trip to the game.

  • Team Roberts want to thank Oklahomans for Super Bowl trip — but really, we should be thanking them

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Edmond family knows it wouldn’t have gotten a trip to the Super Bowl without the support of people in our fair state. But the truth is, we should be thanking them. What an inspiration.

  • Ko takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round from potentially making golf history. The 17-year-old New Zealander birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship on Friday to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener. If she hangs on Saturday, she would become the youngest golfer — male or female — to be ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings. "I really haven't thought about it," Ko said. "Like I've always said, the rankings come after the results in each tournament. It would be great and it would be a huge honor to be in that position, but we've still got another long, 18 holes to go, and you never know what's going to happen in those holes.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, Jan. 31-Sunday, Feb. 1

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    SATURDAY NBA 7 p.m., Oklahoma City at Memphis, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 8 p.m., L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL Noon, Washington at Montreal, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Los Angeles at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Wisconsin at Iowa, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Providence at St. John’s, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 11 a.m., Texas Tech at W. Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Auburn at Tennessee, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Boston College at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Xavier at Seton Hall, FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m.

  • Ernie Banks left great memories for teammate Billy Williams

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — As he approached the casket to pay his respects to Ernie Banks, a steady flow of memories came rushing back to Billy Williams. There were so many from their Hall of Fame careers with the Chicago Cubs and their decades of friendship. And there was plenty of reminiscing during Friday's visitation. "People not only here in Chicago but people around the world recognize the type of individual he was," Williams said. "It's beginning to sink in now — I've lost a great friend, you've lost a great friend." Banks hit 512 home runs and won two NL MVP awards. But he's remembered as much for his boundless enthusiasm — despite playing on mostly losing teams — and his desire to connect with everyone he met.




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