• Lauren Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run against Baylor on Saturday. With the Sooners leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and 90th of her career, tying […]

  • Sooner women gymnasts finish third at NCAAs

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Florida has won a third straight NCAA women’s gymnastics title, and didn’t have to share the crown this time. After winning the school’s first championship in 2013, Florida and Oklahoma tied for the title last year. The Gators finished at 197.850 in the Super Six finals Saturday night, edging past Utah despite Georgia Dabritz’s second 10 in two days and a nearly perfect vault that was almost enough to give the Utes their first title since 1995. Utah finished second at 197.800 this year, and the Sooners were third at 197.525. Dabritz had both 10s on the uneven bars. She was the first with multiple perfect scores in the same national meet since 2009, when Courtney Kupets had three

  • Mason Rudolph give Cowboys a much-needed leader at quarterback

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Mason Rudolph is more than just the Cowboy quarterback. At age 19, he’s the Cowboys’ offensive leader.

  • Oklahoman Super 5 and All-State boys basketball roster

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Find out who made the 2014-15 team.

  • Scott Brooks earns votes of confidence from his three stars

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Russell Westbrook gave Scott Brooks the most ringing endorsement you might ever hear a player give a coach. He called him a friend. Westbrook was only one of three significant votes of confidence Brooks received.

  • Cowboys live up to 'We're Taking it Back' mantra in spring game

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OSU forced just 14 turnovers last season, a mark that ranked No. 116 nationally. Compare that to 2011, when OSU tallied an astounding 44.

  • OSU's Zac Veatch embracing another new role

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Saturday in the Orange-White Game, the junior-to-be stamped himself as more than a glorified blocker, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph. Even Veatch didn’t see that coming late last fall.

  • Energy FC opens new-look Taft Stadium with a victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Energy fell behind early after a Seattle goal from Darwin Jones in the 32nd minute. Oklahoma City didn’t need much recovery time, however, and powered its way back into the match before some late-game heroics led Energy FC to a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 6,752.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Baker Mayfield says Mark Andrews reminds him of former Texas Tech star Jace Amaro

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    One of the most talked-about Sooners throughout spring practices was redshirt freshman Mark Andrews, who switched from wide receiver to tight end last season and is expected to play a big role in the offense next year.

  • OU softball: Lauren Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record

    Erik Horne | Updated: 15 hr ago

    OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run against Baylor on Saturday. With the Sooners leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and 90th of her career, tying […]

  • Purdue center A.J. Hammons will return for final season

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The 7-foot Indiana native made the announcement at halftime of Saturday's spring football game. Hammons was considering a move to the NBA. He also contemplated leaving after his sophomore season, but wound up having the most complete season of his career. He led the Boilermakers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 11.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. He also shot a team-best 54 percent from the field, helping Purdue to a 21-13 record.

  • Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season. The 43-year-old former champion won't use Gordon's exit as a reason to consider his own future in NASCAR. He's got no plans to get out of the race car anytime soon and hopes his pole-winning run at Bristol Motor Speedway will lead to the end of a 51-race winless streak. Asked if Gordon's decision has led him to ponder retirement, Kenseth said he hasn't given the subject any thought. "I feel as good as I did 10 years ago, and I'd like to say that I do as good or better job behind the wheel than I did then," said Kenseth, who starts first Sunday.

  • Tom Watson: Next Masters might be his last

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Tom Watson says his next visit to play Augusta National might be his last. A fatigued Watson says at the RBC Heritage on Saturday that it's getting more difficult for him to compete on the PGA Tour and he didn't know how much longer he wanted to take away a spot in events from younger players. He says the 2016 Masters "may be my last." The 65-year-old Watson still has some game. He made the cut at Harbour Town Golf Links with a 70 on Friday, sinking a birdie on the signature lighthouse hole at No. 18 to play on the weekend. Still, Watson says even the smaller Harbour Town layout tests his length on many shots and wears him down.

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State Spring Game

    staff reports | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma State football kicks off its Spring Game today from Stillwater. Follow Kyle Fredrickson and more from around the Web for updates.

  • Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP, Vettel 2nd

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, well ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton, who leads Formula One after winning two of three races so far, finished 0.411 seconds ahead of Vettel, and 0.558 clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who began the previous two Bahrain GPs from pole. "I feel very happy, coming into the weekend that was the target - to try and really master the track," Hamilton said after securing his 42nd career pole. Hamilton is odds-on to win his ninth race in the past 11 in Sunday's grand prix under floodlights, where the cooler evening temper

  • Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon: Jason Anderson, 35, Midfield, Texas. Jason Anderson wasn't even supposed to be on the Deepwater Horizon that day. Anderson had been with the rig since it launched from a South Korean shipyard in 2001. By 2010, the Bay City, Texas, man had risen to senior tool pusher, akin to a foreman on a construction site. Anderson was transferring to another rig, and went out to the Deepwater Horizon to train his replacement, says his widow, Shelley. When he arrived, the trainee wasn't there, but Jason stayed over to clean out his locker and spend just a little more time with his "rig brothers." ___ Aaron Dale Burkeen, 37, Philadelphia, Mississippi.

  • Five Joules: Taft Stadium re-opens

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC began this season with road matches in Tulsa and Colorado Springs sandwiched between two bye weeks. Sound Familiar? Energy FC opened 2014 with three road games as Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City was being renovated for soccer. But the Energy aren’t playing at Pribil Stadium anymore. […]

  • Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas, column

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    The NBA Playoffs aren't known for their upsets or madness like the little college hoops tournament in March. It's a two-month marathon to 16 wins where only the strongest, or healthiest, teams survive. Picking this year's champion was no easy task with LeBron James trying to make a fifth straight Finals; the five-time champion Spurs trying to successfully defend a title for the first time; and the Warriors and Hawks trying to prove their No. 1 seeds are no fluke. Sports editor Andy Newberry and writer Donny Victory pulled out their crystal balls to predict the West and East playoff brackets: WESTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 Golden State (67-15) vs. No.

  • NBA playoff predictions: Western Conference provides the drama

    Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    When we talk about the NBA playoffs, we’re really talking about the Western Conference. The East is nothing to get excited about. Even the NBA admits that, with its television decisions. NBATV is slated for three first-round games so far; all three are Eastern Conference games. ABC/ESPN and TNT want as many West games as […]

  • Soderberg leaving Lindenwood for Virginia

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Brad Soderberg, the basketball coach at Lindenwood University and former head coach at St. Louis University, has resigned to accept a job as an assistant coach at Virginia. Soderberg made the announcement Friday afternoon. Soderberg will be working for coach Tony Bennett, who is the son of former Wisconsin coach Dick Bennett. Soderberg worked on Dick Bennett’s staff at Wisconsin and was interim coach upon Bennett’s retirement before taking a job at SLU. It was thought that Soderberg would succeed Bennett, but Wisconsin hired Bo Ryan instead. Soderberg has reportedly remained close with the Bennett family. In six seasons at Lindenwood, Soderberg has a record of 127-57. He led the program during its transition from NA

  • Weekend Time Schedule

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Philadelphia at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 9:3

  • BRIEF: Jayhawks to play summer exhibitions vs. Canada in KC

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The University of Kansas men's basketball team will face Team Canada in a pair of exhibition games in June at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the university announced Friday. The games will be tune-ups for the team's participation in the World University Games the following month in South Korea. The Jayhawks will serve as the U.S. national team for the World University Games. The games will be at 7 p.m. June 23 and 26. Tickets are currently available to Williams Education Fund members. Sales to the general public will begin May 13. A two-game package costs $50. This will be the first appearance by the 2015-16 Jayhawks, and it will include the incoming recruiting class. The exhibitions will help pay expenses for the te

  • Kiradech lets big lead slip to 2 shots in Shenzhen


    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 4-under 68 to take the lead after the third round at the inaugural Shenzhen International on Saturday, though he let a five-shot advantage slip to two strokes with a double bogey-bogey on this final two holes. Kiradech had nine birdies in his round to sit at 12-under 204 overall. "Good way to start, three straight birdies to jump up at the top. I was still hitting the ball great on the back. Then I made a big mistake on last two holes, not the way to finish," Kiradech said. "After I play 14 holes and I'm still striking the ball good, I think the job would be done. I think everything will be set.

  • Guthrie '89er Days wraps up this weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Guthrie’s ’89er Days concludes with events Saturday and Sunday.

  • NBA Playoffs picks: The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team makes its predictions for every round

    Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NBA PLAYOFFS — The San Antonio Spurs are the overwhelming consensus pick for the NBA championship by The Oklahoman’s Thunder coverage.

  • Austin American-Statesman Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden column

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Spurs in six. Warriors in seven. That’s how American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden are calling this year’s NBA playoffs, which begin Saturday. Other hot-button topics from the postseason: 1. Can anyone dethrone the Spurs? Bohls: Uh, no. I don’t care if they’re the sixth seed or the eighth seed. They’re the most reliable team with by far the deepest bench, plus a rising transcendent star and future league MVP in Kawhi Leonard. And they’re healthy, which should scare everyone. It’s time for back-to-back trophies for the first time in this dynastic run. Call it the Spurs over the Bulls in six games. Golden: Sure they can, and they will.

  • Sources: Four Wichita State women's basketball players will leave

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Returning starters Michaela Dapprich and Alie Decker are among four players leaving the Wichita State women’s basketball program, according to multiple sources. Dapprich, a junior guard from Branson, Mo., averaged 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds and earned honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference honors. Decker, a sophomore forward from Edmond, Okla., averaged 8.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Also leaving are sophomore guard Moriah Dapprich, Michaela’s sister, and sophomore guard Kayla White. That leaves WSU with five returners, none starters, and two of them transfers who sat out last season. WSU coach Jody Adams declined comment. Adams is one of three finalists for the vacant job at Kansas. She interviewed

  • Oklahoma gymnastics: Sooners advance to finals

    By Lya Wodraska, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Sooners, who tied with Florida for the title last year, looked every bit like a team that could repeat as national champs as they won the evening session of the NCAA preliminaries with a 197.4.