• OU gets commitment from four-star linebacker Bryce Youngquist

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 06:02 PM

    For the second time in as many days, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from a defensive standout. Los Osos (Rancho Cucamongo, Calif.) outside linebacker Bryce Youngquist committed to the Sooners on Friday, announcing his decision on Twitter.

  • 'Voice of the Cowboys' Larry Reece says he's cancer free

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 03:13 PM

    Good news from Cowboys Country, as OSU announcer Larry Reece announced via Twitter that he's cancer free. Reece confirmed earlier this year doctors found a cancerous tumor in his throat. The diagnosis required seven weeks of radiation on the tumor and lymph nodes in his neck and weekly chemotheraphy. Following his announcement in January, the Oklahoma State community rallied behind the longtime "Voice of the Cowboys," and Reece thanked his supporters on social media Friday. "Prayer POSSE you did it.. Pet scan showed no cancer!!," Reece said via Twitter. "I'm cleared for some @CowboyFB."

  • Suspended linebacker Frank Shannon returns, with David Boren's blessing

    Today at 12:00 AM

    As a sophomore, Shannon was the leading tackler on the Sooners’ 2013 Sugar Bowl champion team. He was considered one of the best players returning on a 2014 team with national championship aspirations, until an incident early on the morning of Jan. 20, 2015, that sent the talented linebacker’s life in an entirely different direction.

  • Oklahoma City Energy assistant Chris Spendlove will rejoin team after being acquitted on murder and manslaughter charges

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Team follows good news with a 3-0 victory over Arizona United at Taft Stadium.

  • Glenn Spencer challenges OSU's defensive line

    Today at 12:00 AM

    There’s a call to fill the holes left by departed seniors James Castleman and Ofa Hautau at the tackle spots. And there’s a louder call from defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer for everyone along the front, Ogbah and fellow end starter Jimmy Bean included, to compete.

  • OKC Energy's Danni Konig gains ground on scoring record

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Konig scored two goals on Friday in the Energy's 3-0 win over Arizona United, bringing his United Soccer League leading total to 16. With eight matches remaining, Konig needs just four more goals to tie the single season record set by Kevin Molino in Orlando City last year.

  • Carl Albert’s Lohr, Guthrie’s Curry among West stars in All-State win

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Carl Albert’s Lohr starred at running back for the West in Friday’s 27-14 victory over the East at Tulsa Union. Lohr scored the game’s first touchdown, scooping up a fumbled snap for a 1-yard TD run. He added another score in the third quarter, when Anadarko’s Brandon Pollard threw to him in the flat and he went 17 yards to the end zone.

  • OU coaches praise Joe Mixon's effort, ability

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    NORMAN — Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said redshirt freshman running back Joe Mixon is learning the new “Air Raid” offensive system well.


  • Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

    Yesterday

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment of a 5-under 66 on Friday in the Quicken Loans National that put Woods in contention for his first victory in nearly two years. Woods sank the 36-foot birdie putt, which broke hard to the right and trickled over a crest and into the hole. He celebrated with a vintage fist pump and smile. "If I keep hitting good putts, eventually they're going to go in," Woods said. "I made my share on my back nine and especially that bomb

  • Kenny Wallace preps for final NASCAR race

    Yesterday

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR's second-tier circuit than anyone. Yet he's arguably known more for his TV work than his driving. Wallace is set for one last weekend in the spotlight before retiring from NASCAR as a driver. Wallace will make his 547th and final NASCAR Xfinity start Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Iowa has become known as a showcase for NASCAR's youngest drivers. But the attention will be focused on the 51-year-old Wallace, the brother of track designer and Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.

  • Missing father of golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas

    Yesterday

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday. Willard Hurley Jr., 61, was unharmed and told police in Leesburg, Virginia, he had simply been traveling. Police had traced him to Texarkana, Texas, before a citizen who'd seen his picture spotted him Friday and called local police. The elder Hurley spoke briefly by phone to Leesburg police, but didn't provide many details, said Lt. Jeff Dube, a police spokesman. "He's safe and sound and he wasn't very talkative," Dube said. "He's free to come and go as he pleases. He decided to take a trip for one reason or another. The big thing is that he's been located and h

  • IndyCar reacts to Walker's pending departure

    Yesterday

    LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Power expects Derrick Walker's life to be a lot less stressful now that he's stepping down as IndyCar's president of competition. "I think Derrick probably stood back and had a look and thought, 'At my age, what am I doing here? I can enjoy life a lot more than this.' Honestly, I think he'll be happier for it," said Power, the defending series champion. "I think he'll go back to doing what he loves, which is running a race team, and probably hanging out in Florida." Walker is resigning his position at the end of the season, saying Thursday the time was right to move on after 2 1/2 seasons on the job.

  • Kentucky faces North Carolina in alumni charity game at Rupp

    Yesterday

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky pro players will face a similar squad of North Carolina stars on Sept. 13 at Rupp Arena in an alumni game benefiting charity. It is the first game matching current or former pro players from both schools. NBA rules prohibit the schools from saying which players will participate in the exhibition. The schools won't face each other this season after playing the past two years, so the game will serve as a substitute in the rivalry between two of college basketball's winningest programs. It will also be Kentucky's first alumni contest in two years; last year's game was cancelled because a number of players were unable to participate because of other commitments.

  • Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole

    Yesterday

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his sensational streak. He also made it three straight Cup poles for Joe Gibbs Racing following back-to-back wins from Carl Edwards. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and left foot. He returned in late May and has won three consecutive Sprint Cup Series races and four of the last five. "Hopefully, it's got 16 weeks left in it," he said. "It's just amazing what we're on." He's trying to become the first Cup driver since Jimmi

  • Matchday Preview: Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Arizona United

    Chris Brannick | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Arizona United SC at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Here are some joules of energy, or keys to the match. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and as always, you can watch the match on YouTube. This is the first meeting between the clubs this season. Last year they met five times with Arizona winning three times. The clubs played to a draw once. Oklahoma City is 7-5-7 with 28 standings points and sits in fifth place in the USL Western Conference. Arizona is 7-10-1 with 22 points, 11th in the West. The Energy hasn’t won a match since defeating Tulsa 2-1 on June 13. They lost the first three after that and have drawn the last four.

  • Justin Brown named Coach of the Year

    Yesterday

    Locust Grove girls’ basketball head coach Justin Brown was named the 2014-15 Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Girls Coach of the Year during the All-State games Wednesday evening at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Brown guided the Lady Pirates to a Class 4A state championship, the first state title for any girls athletic program in school history. “It’s a big honor,” Brown said. “It’s a huge honor for coaches in the state, and it’s the highest honor you can have. “It doesn’t happen without really, really good kids. I was just really blessed to have the kids that I’ve had.” Locust Grove defeated Anadarko, 51-33, in the championship game and went 26-3 overall.

  • Louisville coach Walz, Cardinals' Moore win 2nd USA gold

    Yesterday

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz and Cardinals standout Mariya Moore have their eyes set on an NCAA championship after teaming up to lead Team USA to a second consecutive international championship. Walz was an assistant and Moore the best perimeter threat on the unbeaten U.S. Women's team that earned the gold medal last weekend in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Russia. It follows last year's 5-0 run toward the FIBA Americas Under-18 championship. Now comes the challenge of chasing a national championship with an incoming class ranked No. 1 by several recruiting services — maybe the best ever at Louisville.

  • Tee Cat Invitational Golf

    Yesterday

    Olivia Hensley of Boyd County chips onto the 13th green during the Tee Cat Invitational, Friday, July 31, 2015 at Sandy Creek golf course in Ashland, Ky.

  • Trump lies low at Women's British Open, Pettersen leads

    Yesterday

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — If the first day of the Women's British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a two-stroke lead into the weekend after being one of just two players to break 70 in a soggy second round at Turnberry that left many in the 144-woman field scurrying for shelter and bemoaning the un-summerlike conditions. Out at 6.41 a.m. Friday in the second group, Pettersen shot a 3-under 69 for a score that only looked better and better as a grueling day on the wind-beaten Ailsa links wore on. Maria McBride of Sweden was the only player to beat Pettersen's score with a bogey-free 66 but was still way off the pace after an opening-round 79.

  • Hurley's Father

    Yesterday

    This handout photo provided by Cheryl Hurley shows her husband Willard Hurley Jr. Their son, Billy Hurley III is playing this week's Quicken Loans National while enduring a family crisis _ his father, Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing for the past nine days. The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday, July 31, 2015.

  • Tee Cat Golf

    Yesterday

    Greenup County's Madison Crump watches an iron shot on No. 13 during the Tee Cat Invitational golf tournament, Friday, July 31, 2015, at Sandy Creek golf course in Ashland, Ky.

  • 'Voice of the Cowboys' Larry Reece says he's cancer free

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Good news from Cowboys Country, as OSU announcer Larry Reece announced via Twitter that he's cancer free. Reece confirmed earlier this year  doctors found a cancerous tumor in his throat. The diagnosis required seven weeks of radiation on the tumor and lymph nodes in his neck and weekly chemotheraphy. Following his announcement in January, the Oklahoma State community rallied behind the longtime "Voice of the Cowboys," and Reece thanked his supporters on social media Friday. "Prayer POSSE you did it.. Pet scan showed no cancer!!," Reece said via Twitter . "I'm cleared for some @CowboyFB."

  • NCAA O Bannon Trial

    Yesterday

    FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A court has granted the NCAA's request for a stay in the O'Bannon case, delaying the implementation of possible payments to athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses until an appeals court has made a ruling. The NCAA says in a statement it is pleased with the decision of the 9th Circuit Court.

  • Golf tournament planned to benefit Honor Flight

    Yesterday

    The South Plains Honor Flight Golf Tournament has been scheduled Aug. 14 at Rawls Golf Course as a means of raising funds for this year’s Honor Flight that is planned for Oct. 1-3. The tournament features a four-man scramble format with shotgun starts scheduled at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Information is available by contacting Robert Baker at 553wine@unitedtexas.com or by calling 577-3030. An entry fee of $450 per team includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and players and spouses are invited to the dinner and awards ceremony. Coupons for golf merchandise, along with range balls and a bag of donated gifts will be available to every player. The Texas South Plains Honor Flight each year flies U.S.

  • Walker, Widegren joint 2nd-round leaders at Madeira Open

    Yesterday

    SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) — Sam Walker of England and Pontus Widegren of Sweden both shot a 6-under 66 Friday to sit tied for the lead after the second round of the Madeira Islands Open. Walker had an eagle and four birdies while Widegren had to overcome two bogeys by making an eagle and five birdies for an 11-under total of 133. They were a shot ahead of first-round leader Antonio Hortal of Spain, who shot a 71, while last-year's runner up Scott Henry of Scotland was among four players another stroke behind. The 37-year-old Walker said the windy conditions on the island course were tough, "but if you played with the wind a little bit you'd create some chances.

  • Johnson says TCU will have its most talented team 'since I've been here'

    Yesterday

    Trent Johnson is not hedging his evaluation of his next men’s basketball team at TCU. In terms of ability, it will be his best. "Are we more talented than we’ve been since I’ve been here? Yes, we are," he said. "Do I thinnk defensively we’ll be much better? No question. Will be rebound better? No question." The fourth-year Horned Frogs coach talked about his team Thursday after a press conference to announce the new name of the renovated basketball facility, the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. "We’re more talented, and we should be better," he said. "But I’m also very realistic in that this next step is the hardest step.

  • 63 years ago today, Bill Greason broke OKC's pro sports color barrier

    Mike Sherman | Yesterday

    Mustang businessman, baseball historian and collector Mark House never forgets, and thank goodness for that. It was House who three years ago did the heavy lifting to make sure Oklahomans met their own Jackie Robinson and ensured the Rev. William "Bill" Greason had his moment in the spotlight. On July 31, 1952, Greason took the mound for the Oklahoma City Indians minor league baseball team, and in so doing broke Oklahoma's pro sports color barrier. In 2012, House worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring Greason back to OKC, commemorating the 60th anniversary of that event with a special night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of Greason's appearance.

  • Oklahoma football: Lincoln Riley, Jay Boulware praise Joe Mixon's effort, ability

    Jason Kersey | Yesterday

    NORMAN — Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said redshirt freshman running back Joe Mixon is learning the new “Air Raid” offensive system well. “This system maybe is a bigger change for the running backs than anyone else,” Riley said. “We’ve thrown a lot at him and he’s handled it well. He loves to play. He loves to be in meetings. He loves to practice. “His motivation is so high that learning that stuff is going to be no problem for him.” Mixon, a former five-star prospect in the Sooners’ 2014 signing class, was supposed to make an immediate impact as a true freshman before an off-the-field incident resulted in him being




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