• Former Sooners DB enrolls at Mississippi JC

    Today at 10:48 AM

    Cornerback Tito Windham, who redshirted last year at Oklahoma, has returned close to home. Windham enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Junior College earlier this week, Northwest sports information director Kevin Maloney said in an e-mail to The Oklahoman. The Rangers began summer workouts Tuesday. Windham remains on the Sooners' online roster but OUInsider.com reported in May that Windham was transferring. Windham was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com coming out of high school in 2014 and also had offers that included Florida State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Mississippi. He committed to the Sooners in May 2013. Windham is from Gulfport, Miss., about five hours

  • Longtime Carl Albert coach resigns

    Today at 01:38 PM

    MIDWEST CITY — The architect of one of the state’s top baseball programs walked away from his post earlier this week. Carl Albert coach Wayne Dozier officially resigned as baseball coach Tuesday, he told The Oklahoman. The resignation ends a 17-year tenure that saw the Titans capture five state championships, win more than 550 ballgames and produce six professional baseball players. “It’s just time,” Dozier said. “It’s time to do something else.” Dozier, 51, will remain the assistant softball coach and a teacher with the school.

  • 2015 NBA Free Agency: Updates on Thunder, league deals

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks. Robin Lopez to the Knicks. Big men are moving across the NBA. Will Oklahoma City and Enes Kanter agree to a deal? Follow Day 3 of what's been a wild NBA free agency here with The Oklahoman and more for updates.

  • What's going on with Enes Kanter contract talks?

    Today at 09:15 AM

    So what’s the hangup? Why the delay? Berry Tramel lists a few things that could be holding it up.

  • Kyle Singler won't be needed until he is

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Thunder really doesn’t need Singler. Until it does. Until Kevin Durant gets hurt again or needs a rest, and while we’re all praying Durant is fine, he most certainly will need rest.

  • OU quarterback Baker Mayfield has shoulder fatigue

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Texas Tech transfer who sat out last season is suffering from shoulder fatigue but does not have structural damage to his throwing shoulder, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Mayfield’s soreness is due to “simply throwing too many reps,” the source said.

  • Silence tells us plenty about the Enes Kanter free agency situation

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    A surprising name has been absent from the non-stop rumor mill – Enes Kanter.

  • Did Kevin Durant make NBA players think twice about one-year contracts

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    NBA players have made their decision. They embrace security.

  • OU-Texas makes '10 things that make college football unique' list

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    One of the institutions of college football: The Red River Rivalry. Ranking up there with Army playing Navy every year, old school uniforms, marching bands and live mascots, ESPN's Chris Low lists "Texas vs. Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl" as one of 10 things that make college football unique and should never be changed. From Low:


  • Thunder NBA Summer League roster includes Mitch McGary, Oklahoma State's Cobbins

    Erik Horne | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder's roster for the Orlando Summer League will feature 15 players, led by 2014 first-round draft pick Mitch McGary, 2015 second-round pick Dakari Johnson and former Oklahoma State big man Michael Cobbins. The Thunder's summer league team will also be led by Thunder assistant Darko Rajakovic. This week, the team officially announced former head coaches Monty Williams and Maurice Cheeks as assistants, as well as the addition of former University of Florida assistant Anthony Grant. Grant will be with the team in Orlando, along with assistants Mark Bryant, Mark Daigneault, Royal Ivey, Dave Bliss, and Steve Scalzi.

  • 2015 NBA Free Agency: Updates on Thunder, league deals

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    One down, one to go for the Thunder. Will Oklahoma City and Enes Kanter agree to a deal? Follow Day 3 of what's been a wild NBA free agency here with The Oklahoman and more for updates.

  • Massachusetts country club experiences hole-in-one spree

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Members of a Massachusetts country club are having a remarkable golf season. In the two months since the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord opened for the season, 10 different players ranging in age from 11 to 79 have scored a hole-in-one. Chris Carpenter, director of golf at the private club, tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1HASwdt ) the spree of aces is "crazy." He says in the 10 years he's worked at Nashawtuc, there have been maybe three or four a year. The first came May 1, the day after the club opened for the season. The latest came on June 26. Two came on May 30, including one by 11-year-old Robbie Lifson, golfing with his father, a brother and his brother's friend. All 10

  • BRIEF: Star recruit Dillard decommits from Cal, chooses Oklahoma State

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma State men’s basketball team added another piece the puzzle for the 2015-16 season late Wednesday. Davon Dillard, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing from Gary, Indiana, decommitted from California and committed to OSU, according to CBS Sports basketball insider, via Twitter. Dillard is a four-star recruit, according to ESPN.com. Dillard finished his senior year at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York after transferring from Bowman Academy in Gary, Indiana. He had committed to California, but hadn’t signed a letter of intent. If Dillard officially joins the Cowboys, which hasn’t happened yet, he will become the second freshman on the roster next year, joining point guard Jawun Evans.

  • Kansas thumps China in tuneup for World University Games

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The atmosphere was a little quieter. The opponent was new. The result was the same. The Kansas men’s basketball team racked up another exhibition victory early Thursday morning, destroying China 93-56 in a scrimmage at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. It was the first on-site tuneup before the start of the World University Games basketball tournament on Friday. Kansas coach Bill Self balanced playing time and used 11 players — everybody except injured freshman Carlton Bragg, who is recovering from a broken nose. The Jayhawks, representing the United States at the World University Games, led just 36-27 at halftime before turning the game into a blowout in the second half.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Homers propel Dodgers over Redbirds

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Oklahoma City Dodgers brought out the big sticks again Thursday night and beat the Memphis Redbirds 8-4 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game before 3,038 fans at AutoZone Park. Scott Schebler, Darwin Barney and Corey Seager each homered in a game the Dodgers never trailed. Schebler's 10th of the season, with none out in the sixth inning, broke a 4-4 tie. Barney's second of the season and Seager's seventh came in Oklahoma City's three-run seventh inning.  Darnell Sweeney finished a home run short of the cycle for OKC (52-27), which moved a season-best 25 games over .500. Memphis (41-40) touched Oklahoma City starting pitcher Ian Thomas for four runs on five hits over 42/3 innings.

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  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Silence tells us plenty about the Enes Kanter free agency situation

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A surprising name has been absent from the non-stop rumor mill – Enes Kanter.

  • Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women's basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don't believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial hostility. But the plaintiffs' attorney said an eighth former player has asked to join the lawsuit. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, the former players accuse coach Matt Bollant and former assistant coach Mike Divilbiss, who are white, of treating black players poorly to try to drive them off the team and doing the same to white players who supported them.

  • BRIEF: NMSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Nephawe signs pro contract to play in Japan

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES -- Former New Mexico State center Tshilidzi Nephawe has signed a professional contract to play for the Kumamoto Vorters in Kumamoto, Japan. The Vorters are in the National Basketball League, one of Japan's top professional leagues. The 6-foot-10 Nephawe, who has been in California working out, scored 1,087 points and averaged 3.4 rebounds per game during his Aggie career. The Johannesburg, South Africa native averaged 10.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 22 games in 2014-15. Nephawe was named the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP and was a two-time All-WAC second team selection. Mark Rudi can be reached at 575-541-5455. ——— ©2015 the Las Cruces Sun-News (Las Cruces, N.M.) Vis

  • Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday's opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, four shots behind leader Scott Langley. Helped by a morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course in West Virginia, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par. It was only the fourth time he shot in the 60s in 21 rounds. None on the first day of a tournament. "Overall I can't really say I hit any great shots, but I hit a lot of good ones," Woods said. "I hit the ball better than what my score indicates." Two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods had the highest 36

  • Eighth Illinois basketball player asks to join lawsuit against university

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    An eighth Illinois women’s basketball player has asked to join a lawsuit against the university, alleging mistreatment. Kierra Morris, a Morgan Park graduate who was medically disqualified during the 2012-13 season, was “definitely mistreated” and “definitely alienated” from the team, said her mother, Tiffany Burrell. Coach Matt Bollant, former assistant Mike Divilbiss, the university board of trustees and athletic director Mike Thomas are named in a $10 million federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of seven other former Illini players. Morris would be the sixth African-American player to join the suit. “It was traumatic,” said Burrell, who referred further questions to attorney Terry Ekl, who is repre

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Baker Mayfield has shoulder fatigue

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Texas Tech transfer who sat out last season is suffering from shoulder fatigue but does not have structural damage to his throwing shoulder, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Mayfield’s soreness is due to “simply throwing too many reps,” the source said.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Saturday with No. 23 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about:   28. Drew Dan, WR, Checotah, 6-2, 180 27. Tiller Bucktrot, OL, Stroud, 6-6, 350 26. Dae Williams, RB, Sapulpa, 6-1, 220 25. T.J. Fiailoa, OL, Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 24.

  • Super 30: Tulsa Edison's Criddle brings massive character and talent

    BY NATHAN RUIZ | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Tulsa Edison defensive tackle, who doubles as an offensive lineman, has found success both on and off the field during his time in high school, and hopes to find the success in college.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant tees off at TopGolf

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Last week, video popped up of Kevin Durant taking part in some shooting exercises. Progress made. Looks like he can swing a golf club too. The Thunder star was at TopGolf in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, where more than a few local celebrities have stopped by since its opening a few weeks ago.

  • Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games

    Yesterday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates' squeaky-clean image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers' star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and exhibition games. He will be able to return to the active roster on Oct. 5, a day after the Chargers' game against the Cleveland Browns. One of the NFL's top tight ends for more than a decade, Gates has had a Hall of Fame-caliber career after joining the Chargers as an undrafted rookie in 2003 following a college basketball career. He issued a statement through the team apologizing to the C

  • Kyle Singler won't be needed until he is

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Thunder really doesn’t need Singler. Until it does. Until Kevin Durant gets hurt again or needs a rest, and while we’re all praying Durant is fine, he most certainly will need rest.

  • Column: Time for golf powers to stand up to Donald Trump

    Yesterday

    Donald Trump loves Mexicans, he really does. Not the ones he believes cross the borders to rape women and threaten our national security. Trump made it clear again on national television Wednesday night that people south of the border were still his prime suspects when it comes to that sort of behavior. "Somebody is doing the raping," he insisted in yet another bizarre interview. No, Trump loves the Mexicans who work for him. You know, the ones who make sure the grass at golf courses they could never afford to play is trimmed properly. The ones who are on the job long before dawn to carefully rake all the sand traps, cut the greens and get the clubhouse ready.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's 2015 defensive backfield

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 07/02/2015 -- Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber discuss Oklahoma's 2015 defensive backfield. Can this group rebound from a disastrous 2014 season? PODCAST ARCHIVE The Non-Fiction Writers: 06/30/2015 -- Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber preview Oklahoma's linebackers for the 2015




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