• Sooners track athlete writes about marriage, coming out of the closet in online essay

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — Oklahoma track and field junior Tanner Williams drove 553 miles to Santa Fe, N.M., to legally marry his now-husband, Scott Williams, last summer before gay marriage was legalized in the state. The Ardmore native — who pole vaults for the Sooners — wrote about his marriage, his team’s reaction to the news and […]

  • Former OU football player gets 8 years probation for indecent exposure

    Today at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — Former Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer has been sentenced to eight years of probation following accusations he exposed himself to women. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn’s office says Metoyer was convicted of indecent exposure after entering a blind plea, meaning he didn’t strike a deal with prosecutors. The state had requested a prison sentence of at least three years for Metoyer but a judge gave him probation instead. Metoyer left the Sooners football team in 2013 after being charged with indecent exposure. Authorities say he publicly exposed himself to two different women in Norman. Metoyer started four of the 11 games he played in 2012 and played in four games in 2013.

  • Why would Coach K. ever leave Duke for the Thunder? Two words: professional challenge.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    And if you don’t think Coach K is interested in such things — what more does he have to prove, after all? — remember what he’s done in the past decade with Team USA.

  • Thunder interested in Florida and UConn — and it has nothing to do with players

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Neither school has a player that is expected to be drafted. But that didn’t stop the Thunder general manager and other team executives from traveling to both campuses on multiple occasions this season for what some believe were trips to scout Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant teams up with Sonic guys in new commercial

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    When Kevin Durant and Sonic announced their partnership back in November, you knew it was possible that Durant would get into a commercial with the famous Sonic guys. Your dreams have come true.

  • Timers speed up Dodgers games by 15 minutes

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    MLB implemented the timer in Triple A and Double A this season to begin ushering in a new era of baseball, one that’s faster and more fan friendly. The results of the initial phase are staggering for Oklahoma City.

  • Former OSU receiver Ra'shaad Samples headed to Houston

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Former Oklahoma State receiver Ra’Shaad Samples announced Sunday on Twitter that he will transfer to Houston.

  • High-stakes Bedlam baseball series on deck

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Game 1 is set for Tulsa’s ONEOK Field on Friday at 7 p.m. The series shifts to Oklahoma City and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for Games 2 and 3, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Kansas offers, Duke interested in Norman North's Trae Young

    Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Young, playing this summer for MOKAN Elite out of the Kansas City area, put on an impressive showing over the weekend at a Nike AAU Tournament in Lexington, Ky., that has resulted in some of the top programs in the country joining the pursuit of the 6-foot-1 point guard.


  • CU men's basketball: Buffs hard at work establishing a new attitude

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Tre'Shaun Fletcher is in beginning stages of his third offseason with the Colorado men's basketball team, and so far, this one has been nothing like the previous two. "You can see a definite change in how we're working out," said Fletcher, a junior wing. "I can just feel the energy compared to last summer and the first summer I was here. We're definitely preparing to have a great season this year." CU is coming off a 16-18 season, its first losing record in the five-year tenure of head coach Tad Boyle. After three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-14, this past season was frustrating and humbling for all involved.

  • Air Force athletics still finding its way through the complicated world of social media

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Troy Garnhart's message boils down to one simple tenant: When in doubt, don't post. So far, the Air Force associate athletic director for communications has avoided the ramifications for reckless use of social media. But it doesn't mean he's any less wary. Garnhart's preseason sessions with teams that were once dedicated largely to interview pointers - don't say "um" too many times, make eye contact - have been replaced almost entirely with warnings about the perils of social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other sites have given any college athlete the chance to speak freely to anyone and everyone, even if sometimes they can forget they are addressing a potentially large audience.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder interested in Florida and UConn — and it has nothing to do with players

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Neither school has a player that is expected to be drafted. But that didn’t stop the Thunder general manager and other team executives from traveling to both campuses on multiple occasions this season for what some believe were trips to scout Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie.

  • High school notebook: Kansas offers, Duke interested in Norman North's Trae Young

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Young, playing this summer for MOKAN Elite out of the Kansas City area, put on an impressive showing over the weekend at a Nike AAU Tournament in Lexington, Ky., that has resulted in some of the top programs in the country joining the pursuit of the 6-foot-1 point guard.

  • OSU football notebook: Former receiver Ra'shaad Samples headed to Houston

    COMPILED BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State receiver Ra’Shaad Samples announced Sunday on Twitter that he will transfer to Houston.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, April 28-Wednesday, April 29

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    TUESDAY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 6:30 p.m., Yukon at Mustang, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Westmoore at Norman North, www.normansports.tv BOYSS SOCCER 8 p.m., Norman at Ed. Santa Fe, Cox 703 GIRLS SOCCER 6 p.m., Norman at Ed. Santa Fe, Cox 703 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m., Omaha at Oklahoma City, KGHM-AM 1340 (DH) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., C. White Sox at Baltimore, MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m., Seattle at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m., Philadelphia at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 9 p.m., S. Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Houston TNT (Cox 31) 9:30 p.m., San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TNT (Cox 31) COLLEGE

  • College baseball: High-stakes Bedlam on deck

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Game 1 is set for Tulsa’s ONEOK Field on Friday at 7 p.m. The series shifts to Oklahoma City and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for Games 2 and 3, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Why would Coach K. ever leave Duke for the Thunder? Two words: professional challenge.

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    And if you don’t think Coach K is interested in such things — what more does he have to prove, after all? — remember what he’s done in the past decade with Team USA.

  • Top basketball recruit Brandon Ingram chooses Duke

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KINSTON, N.C. — Brandon Ingram, the 6-foot-9 Kinston High School standout who was considered perhaps the top uncommitted prospect in the class of 2015, ended a years-long recruiting competition on Monday by announcing he will play at Duke next season. Ingram’s announcement wasn’t necessarily a surprise; the Blue Devils in recent weeks and months had appeared to emerge as the leader to land Ingram, though Ingram and his father, Donald, had said as late as Friday that Ingram was still undecided. Ingram selected Duke over N.C. State, which was the first major school that began recruiting him three years ago, and North Carolina, which had hosted Ingram on many unofficial visits during the past two years.

  • 2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now student aide

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The highlights from Austin Hatch's first season at Michigan still resonate, even as he gives up his playing role on the basketball team. "First free throw is obviously a memory, versus Coppin State," he said. "Those are the memories I'll have for the rest of my life — scoring, scoring in Crisler Center, representing the University of Michigan. That's something I'll never forget." Hatch, a survivor of two deadly airplane crashes whose story inspired fans all over college basketball, will no longer be an active player for the Wolverines. Michigan coach John Beilein announced Monday the Big Ten approved a medical exemption waiver that will allow Hatch keep his scholarship and serve as an undergraduate

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers-Omaha game postponed due to rain

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The teams will play two seven-inning games on Tuesday, with Game 1 scheduled to start at 11:05 a.m.

  • Offseason work, attitude shift do wonders for WSU golfer who was Buhler star

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    On the surface, this year looked like the same old song for Wichita State freshman and former Buhler standout golfer Taryn Torgerson. Torgerson again was a member of a team that brought home some championship hardware. After being a part of two Buhler state title teams and winning an individual Class 4A crown as a senior, Torgerson helped the Shockers capture their second straight Missouri Valley Conference championship. Individually, she tied for 21st. Her freshman season seemed par for the course for Torgerson’s standards. But although Torgerson’s results looked relatively the same, she couldn’t stress enough about how much different of a player and a competitor she evolved into over the course of her first season at

  • North Carolina, Florida in Veterans Classic

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Florida, North Carolina, Temple and Navy will participate in the second annual Veterans Classic. The four-team event in Annapolis, Maryland will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, the opening day of the 2015-16 college basketball season. North Carolina will play Temple and Florida faces Navy in the doubleheader to be televised on CBS Sports Network. As part of the event the visiting teams get a chance to see the life of a midshipman at the Naval Academy. Last year Michigan State beat Navy 64-59 and VCU defeated Tennessee 85-69.

  • A new format, more golf for all at Match Play

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy arrived at Harding Park on Monday knowing he will be at the Match Play Championship at least through Friday. So will the rest of the 64-man field. In a format change to avoid the single elimination that often sent the stars home early, the Cadillac Match Play Championship features 16 groups of four players, with the best record from each group advancing to the weekend. And there was one other twist — the groups were decided by a lottery. Golf balls gave way to pingpong balls that were plucked out of a bowl to determine which players went into each of the 16 groups. The balls had numbers corresponding to the seeds (based on the world ranking), with Nos.

  • Nielsen unhappy with Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 17 hr ago

    After 2-1 defeat to Saint Louis FC, Oklahoma City head coach Jimmy Nielsen upset with way team 'gave it away'

  • Florida guard Eli Carter announces he is transferring again

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida guard Eli Carter is on the move again. Carter announced Monday that he has decided to transfer for the second time in three years, becoming the third player to leave the Gators since the end of the season. Carter joins fellow guard Michael Frazier II and forward/center Chris Walker as players who have left school early in the last month. The decisions come amid questions about a possible move by coach Billy Donovan to the NBA. "We appreciate everything that Eli has done in his two years in Gainesville," Donovan said in a statement. "We all wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him take this next step in his career.

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: From one mom to another

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    This past month, I thought a lot about Sharon Coyne. Perhaps you remember her story. I had the honor of sharing it last year before the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon — you can read it by clicking here — and it has stayed with me. Sharon was a young mom when her 14-month-old daughter was killed in […]

  • Touted Ingram stays close to home, picks reigning champ Duke

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Touted basketball recruit Brandon Ingram is headed to Duke. The 6-foot-8 Kinston guard announced his choice Monday, ending a recruiting battle for the McDonald's All-American's services between Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, North Carolina State and UCLA. Ingram was The Associated Press men's prep player of the year for North Carolina after leading Kinston to a fourth straight state championship. He is currently ranked as the nation's No. 4 prospect by Rivals and No. 13 by Scout. Ingram joins another stellar recruiting haul for the Blue Devils that includes five-star prospects Derryck Thornton at the point, Luke Kennard at guard and center Chase Jeter.

  • Oklahoma golf signee Brad Dalke takes down Rory McIlroy -- in arm wrestling

    Scott Wright | Updated: 18 hr ago

    One of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country over the last few years, Oklahoma signee Brad Dalke of Edmond will be looking for his chances to take on the world’s best golfers one day. Over the weekend, he got a shot at major champion Rory McIlroy, but not on the golf course. The two […]

  • Match Play Groups

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Rory McIlroy (1), Northern Ireland vs. Jason Dufner (53), United States, 5:30 p.m. Billy Horschel (18), United States vs. Brandt Snedeker (35), United States, 5:40 p.m. Rory McIlroy (1) vs. Brandt Snedeker (35) Billy Horschel (18) vs. Jason Dufner (53) Rory McIlroy (1) vs. Billy Horschel (18) Brandt Snedeker (35) vs. Jason Dufner (53) ___ Jordan Spieth (2), United States vs. Mikko Ilonen (62), Finland, 2:50 p.m. Lee Westwood (26), England vs. Matt Every (40), United States, 3 p.m. Jordan Spieth (2) vs. Matt Every (40). Lee Westwood (26) vs. Mikko Ilonen (62). Jordan Spieth (2) vs. Lee Westwood (26) Matt Every (40) vs. Mikko Ilonen (62) ___ Henrik Stenson




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