• Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in richest fight ever

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    LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best of his generation. Pacquiao did what he wanted to do, chasing Mayweather around the ring most of the fight. But he was never able to land a sustained volume of punches, often looking frustrated as Mayweather worked his defensive wizardry once again. Two ringside judges scored the fight 116-112, while the third had it 118-110. The Associated Press had Mayweather ahead 115-113.

  • San Francisco 49ers pick Blake Bell in the fourth round

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Blake Bell switched positions last offseason because he felt like he had a better chance to make it in the NFL as a tight end. That strategy worked. Bell, the former quarterback, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 117th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday. […]

  • Billy Donovan: Why this is different than other college-to-NBA jobs

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Thunder hired Donovan on Thursday to coach a loaded roster that has had repeated playoff success and seems poised for a run at the 2016 NBA championship, provided superstar Kevin Durant returns healthy from a foot injury.

  • How will Billy Donovan deal with NBA personalities?

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Billy Donovan will be coaching a New Zealander, a Turkish player and a Congo native who knows five different languages. But above all, everyone is interested in how he’ll handle the delicate task of managing the emotionally charged Russell Westbrook, something his predecessor (Scott Brooks) did remarkably well.

  • Bryan Case leads Oklahoma State past Oklahoma

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Bryan Case, known more for his skills behind the plate, was a load indeed, but this time at the plate, igniting three OSU rallies in an 8-1 Game 2 Bedlam win at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Jack Ramsay's advice for college coaches jumping to the NBA

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Jack Ramsay is one of the few success stories among college coaches who jumped to the NBA. Ramsay, who died a year ago at age 89, spent 11 years coaching Saint Joseph’s, then resigned in 1966 due to medical reasons. He went across town and became general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. One season later, […]

  • Former offensive lineman Devin Davis' journey continues after knee injury derails NFL dream

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Davis says he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and Meniscus in his left knee during 2013 fall camp. Now, he’s focused on a future off the field.

  • Denver Broncos select former Oklahoma State linebacker Josh Furman in seventh round

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    When Josh Furman transferred from Michigan to Oklahoma State last season, moving from safety to linebacker, he finally got the opportunity to be featured as an every-down player. And now, that decision has landed him a chance in the pros. The Denver Broncos selected Furman with the 252nd pick of the seventh round in the […]

  • Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    There aren’t many things Kyra and Skyler don’t do together. The sports they play obviously end up being on that list. Skyler is a talented center fielder for the Mustang baseball team and Kyra is a cross country and track standout for the Broncos.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Billy Donovan answers the first of likely many questions about Kevin Durant's looming free agency

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Aboutt 20 minutes into his first press conference as head coach of the Thunder, he was already peppered with the question that’ll soon define and engulf the next 15 months of his career. How do you deal with Kevin Durant’s impending free agency?

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Billy Donovan's words inspire confidence

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    On several occasions in his near 40-minute introduction to the local media Friday afternoon, Donovan tackled each and every question posed to him about the challenge he faces in jumping from college to the pros. And with each answer, Donovan was confident and candid, thoughtful and thorough.

  • LSU adds Al Pinkins as assistant to men's basketball staff

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU head basketball coach Johnny Jones says he has added former Mississippi and Tennessee assistant Al Pinkins to the Tigers' coaching staff. The 42-year-old Pinkins was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee this past season and held the same position at Ole Miss from 2011 to 2014. Jones says Pinkins' experience in the Southland Conference and as a recruiter made him an attractive candidate A former player at North Carolina State in the mid-1990s, Pinkins played professionally overseas in Spain, Qatar and China before beginning his coaching career. Before joining Mississippi's staff, he spent eight years as an assistant with Middle Tennessee State.

  • BRIEF: Masonic Lodge hosting golf tournament

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 is hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Oak Trail Golf Course to benefit the lodge’s College Scholarship Fun. The tournament will begin with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and noon. The tournament includes a Hole in one contest featuring a New Ford F-150 from Brinson Ford of Corsicana, and a closest to the pin contest for a guided fishing trip for two or a hunting trip. Teams are $200 each, and sponsorships for the tournament are available. For information, call Ervin Richards at 903-654-2084, Randy Richards at 903-467-2588, or John Goodnight at 903-229-1764. ——— ©2015 the Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texas) Visit the Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texas) at cor

  • Leadership, substance are accents that make Billy Donovan a fine hire

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Our first up-close introduction to Donovan was impressive. He was personable, sharp, confident, curious. No hint of an ego.

  • NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins select former OU defensive tackle Jordan Phillips in second round

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Miami Dolphins selected former Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips with the 52nd pick in the second round Friday night. The 6-foot-5, 327-pound nose tackle started all 13 games last season for the Sooners, recording 32 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup. The Towanda, Kan., native signed […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    CENTRAL  Arcadia: April 29. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and the north end of the dam. Bass fair to good on swim baits and square bill baits along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and […]

  • Thunder introduce new coach Billy Donovan

    By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The 49-year-old coach said it had to “take something very, very special” to make him leave a program he led to two national championships, four Final Fours and seven Elite Eights in 19 seasons.

  • Titans pick OU receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in second round

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Dorial Green-Beckham never played in a game for Oklahoma. But Green-Beckham was the first Sooner taken in this year’s NFL Draft, when he was picked by the Titans with the 40th overall pick in the second round. Green-Beckham spent this season, his only one in Norman, on the scout team after being dismissed from Missouri’s […]

  • Little-used freshman center decides to transfer from Indiana

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Jeremiah April has decided to transfer from Indiana, coach Tom Crean said Friday. The 6-foot-11 center battled injuries all last season and played in only four games, averaging 1.5 points. Crean says April is looking for a school where he will get more playing time and that Indiana couldn't give that assurance. He's the third player from last season's roster to announce he would be leaving Indiana. Freshman forward Max Hoetzel and sophomore guard Stanford Robinson decided to change schools in March. April's decision keeps Indiana at the NCAA scholarship limit for men's basketball.

  • Billy Donovan has already embraced Oklahoma City community

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Billy Donovan came to Oklahoma City to scout recruits at an AAU tournament in April 1995. What he remembers from that trip, though, has nothing to do with basketball. “It was about a week after the bombing,” Donovan said. “And I was driving in towards downtown. I couldn’t believe driving, seeing all the windows and the buildings and the destruction.” As he talked Friday during his formal introduction as the Thunder’s new head coach, he paused every now and again. You could almost see him reliving the sights — and the emotions — of that drive. “You could see that the city was paralyzed.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Billy Donovan will have farewell press conference in Florida

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Donovan is flying back to Gainesville for a few days to tie up some loose ends and hold a farewell press conference, likely to take place on Monday.

  • HCC's Freeman changes from Dragon to Knight

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Hutchinson Community College sophomore DeShawn Freeman has signed with Rutgers men's basketball. "For one, the coaches, they're pretty good coaches. I felt like it was the best move for me," Freeman said. "Out of all the schools that were recruiting me, I felt like their coaches kept in contact with me the most." A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Freeman averaged 18.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks for Hutchinson this past season. He was a dominant force near the hoop, connecting on 54.6 percent of his shots. A second-team Jayhawk West selection in the regular season, Freeman's game jumped another level during the postseason.

  • No. 2 basketball recruit Jaylen Brown reportedly eliminates Kansas from consideration

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Jaylen Brown, the No. 2 overall high school basketball recruit country, will not be headed to Kansas. Brown, a 6-foot-7 small forward, has trimmed his final list to four schools, eliminating KU, according to a report from recruiting site 24/7 Sports. Brown is still considering Cal, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. The latest recruiting news comes just two days after Kansas landed 6-foot-9 power forward Cheick Diallo, leaving KU coach Bill Self with two open scholarships. The Jayhawks previously signed 6-foot-8 forward Carlton Bragg of Cleveland. For the moment, Kansas is still reportedly targeting small forward Tevin Mack, a former VCU commitment who re-opened his recruitment when VCU coach Shaka Smart left for Te

  • US Open winner Michael Campbell says he's quitting

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and is quitting to concentrate on teaching. The 46-year-old New Zealander, who won the Open at Pinehurst in 2005, told New Zealand's Radio Sport on Saturday that retiring was a hard decision but "I have no complaints to walk away from the game that has given me such a wonderful life." Campbell lives in Malaga, Spain where he runs a golf academy and has plans to establish others in Asia and New Zealand. He told Radio Sport he hopes to play senior tournaments when he becomes eligible in four years' time. He said friends of the same age "are still out there competing ... but right now I have go

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    SATURDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALLL 7 p.m., Oklahoma City at Iowa, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:35 p.m., N.Y. Yankees at Boston, MLBN (Cox 264) 1 p.m., Pittsburgh at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 3 p.m., L.A. Angels at S. Francisco, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Cincinnati at Atlanta, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., Oakland at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37) 9 p.m., Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, MLBN (Cox 264) JIP NFL 11 a.m., The Draft, ESPN (Cox 29)/NFLNET (Cox 252) NBA 7 p.m., San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TNT (Cox 31) NHL 11:30 a.m., Washington at N.Y. Rangers, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m., FIA Endurance, FS1 (Cox 67) 10

  • Patrick happy with Stewart-Haas but says "never say never"

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Danica Patrick wants to remain with Stewart-Haas Racing but understands that GoDaddy's upcoming departure as her primary sponsor has put her future with the team in doubt. GoDaddy will leave NASCAR at the end of the season and Patrick, who is in the final year of her contract with SHR, said the team and her management group are actively searching for a replacement. Patrick, one of the few drivers who transcends auto racing, said Friday she knows she needs to keep her options open. She has driven for SHR since 2012, when team co-owner Tony Stewart put her in a limited 10-race Sprint Cup Series schedule.

  • Roush Fenway's Stenhouse, Biffle lead practice sessions

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing teammates Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle led the way in Friday's two practice sessions at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse turned in the fastest lap at 200.780 mph in the first session Friday. Biffle went 197.859 to pace the second session. Stenhouse finished fourth at Bristol two weeks ago in a season in which Roush Fenway as an organization has struggled. He says he feels his car is capable of contending. In a track known for chaos and crashes, Stenhouse says he doesn't care if his car is "in one piece as long as I cross the finish line first. I'll do it upside down." Biffle says he was extremely happy with his car's speed but he also got a big draft early in t

  • Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah has the best name

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Kentucky Derby broke out of its slump in 2014. California Chrome won the Roses Run, breaking a two-year streak of champions with dubious names. Orb in 2013, I’ll Have Another in 2012. Ugh and double ugh. The Kentucky Derby winner ought to have a regal name. A proud name. A name that still screams […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Billy Donovan's credentials could not be overlooked

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    In his 19 seasons at the University of Florida, Donovan led the Gators to seven Elite Eights, four Final Fours and two national championships.