• Former Thunder guard acquitted in NYC police fracas

    Today at 10:13 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks' player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday in a case stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy New York City nightclub. A Manhattan jury found Sefolosha, who played five season for the Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-2014), not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The guard-forward, who suffered a fractured right leg in the April 8 struggle with police, was accused of repeatedly disobeying the orders of officers telling him to leave the area around the club where another NBA player, Chris Copeland, had been stabbed.

  • Journey of Mustang's Blake Williams from sickness to stardom under Friday night lights

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    It’s been a difficult but rewarding journey from sickness to the football spotlight, and Blake Williams can’t even tell you the whole story. Because he can’t remember all of it.

  • OU fans are expected to break the Cotton Bowl's 'Great Divide'

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The crimson-and-orange divide at the Cotton Bowl, one of the things that makes the Red River Showdown special, is bound to be skewed Saturday. 50-50? Sounds like 60-40 is more like it.

  • How do some OU fans end up sitting with the enemy during the Red River Showdown?

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 05:31 PM

    NORMAN — When Drake Schunck left his seat in the Cotton Bowl's north end for something to drink or a bathroom break, he trudged up the steps with his head down. “Bit of a gauntlet,” Schunck said. “Try to keep the blinders on.” Best to be low-key in enemy territory. Depending, of course, on how the OU-Texas game is going. Schunck, a Sooner fan who now lives in Houston, has spent a couple of Red River rivalries in the tiny crimson sections on the Longhorn end of the stadium. Call it the Cotton Bowl's Jerusalem. A geographic enclave of hearty souls, surrounded by enemies.

  • Outspoken Enes Kanter has a complicated relationship with his home country of Turkey

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    On the surface, this coincidental collision between Kanter and his former team would seem a cozy reunion. But in reality, it’s a lot more awkward than awesome.

  • By any description, Cowboys backup QB a touchdown maker

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    In posting a 5-0 start, Oklahoma State has scored 22 offensive touchdowns. J.W. Walsh has thrown or run for six, despite limited exposure.

  • Garrison has 2 goals, Lightning beat Flyers 3-2 in OT

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Garrison ended a wild extra session that included a penalty shot with a nifty goal. The Tampa Bay defenseman scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. Garrison's game-winner came on a breakaway at 2:17 of the extra period, which featured end-to-end action in the NHL's first 3-on-3 OT of the regular season. "How to describe it?" Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Lunacy. It's just constant (action)." "The issue I have with this is, as a coach, players are going up and down on the bench and you miss half the scoring chances." The NHL moved overtime from 4-on-4 to the new setup this season.

  • Lauvergne scores 18 points, Nuggets beat Bulls 112-94

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night in an exhibition at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center. Will Barton had 17 points and Jokic Nikola added 14 for the Nuggets (2-1). NUGGETS: Lauvergne has been getting the bulk of the preseason time at center in the absence of starter Jusuf Nurkic, who is sidelined by a left patellar tendon injury. BULLS: Nikola Mirotic led the Bulls (1-1) with 18 points, making a pair of 3-pointers.

  • J.T. Wullschleger's big plays lift Edmond Santa Fe past Yukon

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Quarterback Julian Hoskins’ pass was tipped near the line of scrimmage, diverting it about five yards behind intended receiver Daviaun Bowler — hitting Wullschleger in stride and he went untouched for a 72-yard touchdown.

  • Turris scores 2 in Senators 3-1 win over Sabres

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Credit coach Dave Cameron with a big assist in the Ottawa Senators' season-opening 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Just when it seemed as if rookie center Jack Eichel and the new-look Sabres had grabbed the momentum by scoring twice in a span of 1:23 midway through the third period, Cameron successfully used his coach's challenge to negate what would have been Buffalo's tying goal. "Well it's huge. It's a goal they scored and it doesn't count," Cameron said, who passed the credit to assistant coach Jason Smith for suggesting the challenge. "We really had nothing to lose in calling it.

  • Cavaliers 76ers Basketball

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones in action during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Philadelphia.

  • Kershaw, Dodgers facing different Mets in playoffs

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw isn't sure what to expect from the new-look Mets, whose dramatic transformation in the second half of the season led to an NL East title. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace faced a mostly different New York lineup before the July trade deadline. Even veteran Mets infielder David Wright was out at the time. "There's a lot of guys that I'll be seeing for the first time this season," Kershaw said Thursday. "Definitely a completely different team. Obviously, a lot better than what we faced in July." The Dodgers aren't the same team that got chased out of the Division Series by St. Louis a year ago. They shipped out Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe (now a Met), and ushered in veterans Ji

  • Grizzlies top Maccabi Haifa 97-84 behind 23 from Gasol

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 23 points in 29 minutes and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Maccabi Haifa 97-84 on Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory. Gasol finished 8 of 12 from the floor and was 7 of 9 from the free throw line. GRIZZLIES: The Memphis bench was 1 of 11 from 3-point range. ... Mike Conley played 28 minutes and had 10 points and five rebounds. ... Starting forward Zach Randolph played just 12 minutes and had two points and no rebounds. ... Newcomer Brandan Wright had a team-high nine rebounds and scored eight points in 22 minutes. MACCABI HAIFA: Dijon Thompson, who played at UCLA, scored 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting. ... Seven-footer Alex Chubrevich had 14 points on 6-of-10

  • Class B baseball roundup: Brandon Goldstone throws no-hitter as Leedey trips Tupelo in first round

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Caden Calaway was 3 for 3 for Leedey. He scored two of the Bison's three runs.

  • Jets beat Bruins 6-2, snap 13-game losing streak in Boston

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Six different Winnipeg skaters scored in the season opener, and Jets coach Paul Maurice is happy about that. Not just for the well-distributed scoring, but because he's got a half-dozen players who can spend another day in fantasy land. "Everybody's got hopes and dreams when they come into a season, thinking they can score 50," Maurice said with a smile after the Jets beat Boston 6-2 on Thursday night. "There's six guys that still think they might." Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan scored in the third period after the Bruins came within one goal, and the Jets opened the season with the franchise's first victory in Boston since 2007. The Bruins had beaten the Thrashers and Jets 13 consecutive times in Bos

  • Where the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry began

    By Steve Lackmeyer OKC Central slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Steve Lackmeyer of The Oklahoman takes a look at the history of the rivalry between the Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Talladega adds more SAFER barrier to cover entire track

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Talladega Superspeedway said Thursday it will have energy-absorbing barriers around the entire track when NASCAR races there this month. Talladega chairman Grant Lynch said the track has added 8,000 feet of SAFER barrier this year. The inside and outside walls are now completely covered at the 2.66-mile track. The track initially added three sections of SAFER barrier before its May race. The barriers cost between $500-600 per foot. All NASCAR tracks underwent a safety review after Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a Feb. 21 crash into a concrete wall at Daytona. All have either added SAFER barriers or said the material would be added this year.

  • Sharks F Torres apologizes for hit that led to suspension

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres says that "I am disappointed I have put myself in a position to be suspended again." Torres isn't appealing his 41-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg in a preseason game. In a statement released by the team Thursday, Torres apologized to Silfverberg and the Sharks. "I'm extremely thankful that he wasn't seriously injured as a result of the play," he said. It's the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player. This marks the fifth and most significant suspension for Torres in his career.

  • Texans' Foster returns after leaving with injury

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston running back Arian Foster has returned after leaving in the second quarter against Indianapolis with an unspecified injury. Foster was injured Thursday night on a hard hit with about 4 minutes left in the second quarter. He remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers looked at him before walking off the field. He came back in two plays later and carried the ball for no gain before going to the locker room. He was back on the field for Houston's first drive of the second half. It was Foster's second game this season after he missed Houston's first three games after groin surgery. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.

  • The indelibility of growing up burnt orange

    Jacquielynn Floyd Dallas Morning News | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Dallas Morning News writer Jacquielynn Floyd explains what it was like growing up as part of the University of Texas nation.

  • A capsule look at the Mets-Dodgers playoff series

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Los Angeles (9:45 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Los Angeles (9:07 p.m.); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 12, at New York (8:07 or 8:37 p.m.); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 13, at New York (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 15, at Los Angeles (8:07 p.m.). (All games on TBS). x-if necessary. ___ Season Series: Mets won 4-3. ___ Projected Lineups: Mets: RF Curtis Granderson (.259, 26 HRs, 70 RBIs, 98 runs, 91 BBs, 11 SBs, 151 Ks), 3B David Wright (.289, 5, 17 in 152 ABs), 2B Daniel Murphy (.281, 14, 73, 38 2Bs), CF Yoenis Cespedes (.291, 35, 105, 101 ru

  • 76ers rally from 19 down, top Cavaliers 115-114 on late 3

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scottie Wilbekin made a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to 115-114 preseason win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Jahlil Okafor, the No. 3 overall pick of the draft, scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting in his home debut. CAVALIERS: Jared Cunningham led all scorers with 31 points. The 6-foot-4 guard made 8 of 10 shots and was 13 of 16 from the free throw line. Matthew Dellevedova scored 13 points. The Cavaliers blew a 19-point lead. 76ERS: Wilbekin's winner was his only shot attempt of the game. Jeremi Grant had 19 points and Nerlens Noel grabbed 10 rebounds. STAR WATCH: Stars? What stars? LeBron James sat out. So did Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

  • OKC Thunder: Outspoken Enes Kanter has a complicated relationship with his home country of Turkey

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    On the surface, this coincidental collision between Kanter and his former team would seem a cozy reunion. But in reality, it’s a lot more awkward than awesome.

  • Lopez, Larkin each score 17 as Nets beat Pistons 93-83

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Brook Lopez and Shane Larkin each scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 93-83 in a preseason game Thursday night. Wayne Ellington added 16 for the Nets, who had lost to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey on Monday in their exhibition opener. NETS: Chris Daniels, a 31-year-old rookie, hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. . Lopez grabbed nine rebounds. PISTONS: After struggling Tuesday against Indiana, Ersan Ilyasova had 15 points and seven rebounds. . Andre Drummond had 14 points and 11 rebounds. KEY RETURN: Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with Achilles soreness and scored seven points in 29 minutes.

  • A capsule look at the Cubs-Cardinals playoff series

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at St. Louis (6:45 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at St. Louis (5:37 p.m.); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 12, at Chicago (4:37 or 6:07 p.m.); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Chicago (4:37 or 8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. Louis (4:37 or 8:07 p.m.). (All games on TBS). x-if necessary. ___ Season Series: Cardinals won 11-8. ___ Projected Lineups: Cubs: CF Dexter Fowler (.250, 17 HRs, 46 RBIs), LF Kyle Schwarber (.246, 16, 43), 3B Kris Bryant (.275, 26, 99), 1B Anthony Rizzo (.278, 31, 101), 2B Starlin Castro (.265, 11, 69), RF Chris Coghla

  • High school baseball: Dale eliminates defending Class A champion Silo

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Dale (24-9) advanced to play No. 2 Roff (28-6) on Friday, doing so despite managing only three hits against Silo (26-7), which also won the Class 2A spring title in addition to last year’s Class A fall championship.