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  • High school football notebook: OSSAA waiting for report on Tecumesh-Meeker fight

    BY JACOB UNRUH, TRENT SHADID AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 2 hr ago

    OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said the association is aware of the fight but has yet to receive an official’s report from the referee crew.

  • Dayton routs Robert Morris 31-7

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Bardo threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more to lead Dayton to a 31-7 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday. Bardo's 1-yard TD run gave the Flyers (2-1) an uncontested lead, and two touchdown passes — 22 and 26 yards — made it 24-0 at the half. The Colonials (0-4) crossed into Dayton territory just once in the first half when Luke Brumbaugh completed a pass to Duane Mitchell with 2:05 left before the break to put Robert Morris at the Dayton 46. Two incomplete passes and an unsportsmanlike conduct call followed, which forced the Colonials to punt. Forrest Barnes picked up the Colonials' only touchdown on a short 2-yard run to cap a 10-play, 56-yard possession with 7:14 left in the

  • Houston Baptist dominates NAIA Texas College 72-6

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Fleming threw five touchdown passes to lead Houston Baptist to its first official victory, defeating NAIA Texas College 72-6 on Saturday. Fleming, who threw to 11 receivers, connected with Kenneth Bibbins for two touchdowns and 81 yards on just three catches. Houston Baptist (1-2) played last year, but those were all unofficial games. Fleming connected on three TD passes in the first quarter. The Huskies continued the onslaught until they led 42-0 at the half. Fleming's longest pass was to Bibbins for 48 yards in the third quarter. HBU will play Abilene Christian next Saturday to open Southland Conference play. The Husky defense shut down the Steers, only allowing them to cross midfi

  • Gignac scores twice as Marseille goes top

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice more in a 3-0 win over Rennes that provisionally lifted his club to the top of the French league on Saturday. Gignac, now the league's top scorer with six goals ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, opened with a spectacular scissors-kick in the 50th minute before doubling his team's lead with a well-taken shot from the edge of the box past Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil in the 63rd. Substitute Romain Alessandrini sealed Marseille's win in added time with a superb free kick. Marseille's fourth straight league win put it level with Bordeaux but with a better goal difference after six rounds.

  • Golden misses start because of hamstring injury

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Markus Golden injured his left hamstring in practice this week and did not start against Indiana (1-1) on Saturday. The senior is considered "day to day," according to a team spokesman. Golden appeared on the field before the game wearing a gray shirt and black athletic shorts. He gave a hug to defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski while the rest of the position group participated in drills. Golden entered the day ranked fifth nationally in both tackles for loss (6½) and sacks (4.0). Teammate Shane Ray led the country with 7½ tackles for loss and ranked third in sacks (5.0). Redshirt freshman Charles Harris is making his first career start in place of Golden for the

  • Missouri DE Markus Golden out vs. Indiana

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — No. 18 Missouri defensive end Markus Golden injured his left hamstring in practice this week and did not start against Indiana (1-1) on Saturday. The senior is considered "day-to-day," according to a team spokesman. Golden appeared on the field before the game wearing a gray shirt and black athletic shorts. He gave a hug to defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski while the rest of the position group participated in drills. Golden entered the day ranked fifth nationally in both tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (4.0). Teammate Shane Ray led the country with 7.5 tackles for loss and ranked third in sacks (5.0). Redshirt freshman Charles Harris started his first career game in place of Golden for

  • Colgate grinds out 27-12 win over Cornell

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jake Melville threw for 71 yards and ran for 64 more, including a 53-yarder for a score in the second quarter, to lead Colgate to a 27-12 win over Cornell on Saturday. Both of Colgate's remaining touchdowns came on the ground, a 1-yard run by John Wilkins and a 3-yarder by James Travellin. Jonah Bowman kicked two field goals for the Raiders, both of which came in the second quarter. Wilkins run gave Colgate (1-2) a 7-0 lead in the first and Bowman's pair field goals gave them a 13-3 lead at halftime. Lucas Shapiro scored the lone Cornell touchdown on a 17-yard pass from James Few, before Melville ripped off his 53-yard run to push the Raiders lead back to double digits.

  • Custer youngest winner at 16 in NASCAR series

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to win at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He set a track record of 131.897 mph to win the pole and led 148 of the 175 laps for his fifth top-10 of the season. "This is a pretty special race for our team," Custer said. "I just love this track. The fans are awesome. It was always one of my favorite tracks growing up. I can't believe I get to come here and go to Victory Lane." Darrell

  • Tyler Murphy carries BC past Maine 40-10

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another, Jon Hilliman had two touchdown runs and the Eagles beat Maine 40-10 on Saturday afternoon. Murphy, who entered the day leading all quarterbacks in the nation with 401 yards rushing, carried 13 times for 99 yards before he was taken out midway into the final quarter, falling just short of his third 100-yard rushing game this season. Hilliman carried 21 times for 98 yards. Murphy also completed 11 of 18 passes for 130 yards with one TD and an interception. The Eagles (3-1), coming off a stunning upset over then-No. 9 Southern California last weekend, were in a tight contest until they took charge midway into the thi

  • Kevin Durant takes part in coin toss at Westmoore vs. Norman North

    Trent Shadid | Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOORE — Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant served as the honorary captain on Friday night at Moore Stadium as Westmoore hosted Norman North. The 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player joined the team captains at midfield for the coin toss. Durant stayed on the Westmoore sideline for the first half of the game. He […]

  • Old Dominion beats Rice 45-42 as time expires

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Ricky Segers kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock to give Old Dominion its first Conference USA victory, 45-42 over Rice on Saturday. The Monarchs led by as many as 21 points, but Rice rallied back and tied the score at 42 with 1:05 left to play. Old Dominion quickly moved down the field as Taylor Heinicke completed a 45-yard pass to Zach Pascal to put Old Dominion at the Rice 15. Gerard Johnson's 8-yard run set up the 25-yard field goal for Segers. Heinicke threw for five touchdowns and ran for one more, finishing with 430 yards for the Monarchs (3-1, 1-0). Darik Dillard led the Owls (0-3, 0-1) with three touchdowns, rushing for a total of 70 yards.

  • Bull-riding brothers carry on Frost legacy at Oklahoma State Fair

    BY SONYA COLBERG, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Joe and Josh Frost are scheduled to compete this weekend at Xtreme Bulls at the Oklahoma State Fair.

  • West Ham upsets Liverpool 3-1 in Premier League

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's English Premier League challenge received another early blow as an impressive West Ham beat last season's runner-up 3-1 on Saturday. Liverpool was heavily favored to win at West Ham, but suffered successive league defeats for the first time since December. "We made a really slow start and before we knew it we were 2-0 down," Liverpool coach Brendan Rogers said. "We've a lot of work to do, and today was very disappointing." West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was jubilant. "We deserved to win it, we had to give a more defensive performance in the second half as Liverpool threw caution to the wind," he said. "It was an outstanding performance.

  • Georgia Tech rallies past Virginia Tech, 27-24

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal with no time remaining and Georgia Tech rallied from an early deficit and remained unbeaten with a 27-24 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 16-10 at halftime and 24-17 entering the fourth quarter, but returned one of Hokies' quarterback Michael Brewer's three interceptions for a touchdown and turned his last one into the drive to Butker's decisive second field goal of the game. They also got a huge day from their own quarterback, Justin Thomas. He ran 22 times for 165 yards, and completed just 7 of 18 passes, but for 125 yards and the tying touchdown with 2:03 left.

  • Guinea gets 2023 African Cup, Blatter gets backing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Guinea was chosen to host the 2023 African Cup of Nations in an unscheduled vote on Saturday, with African football head Issa Hayatou describing the surprise decision as a display of "solidarity" with the Ebola-hit country. The Confederation of African Football announced Cameroon as host of the 2019 Cup of Nations and Ivory Coast for 2021, but wasn't scheduled to vote on who would stage the 2023 tournament. "CAF wanted to show solidarity with the people of Guinea in this hard time," Hayatou said at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia.

  • No. 11 Michigan State smashes E Michigan 73-14

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday. The Spartans (2-1) came up three points short of matching the school record set in 1989 against Northwestern and found the end zone on their first five possessions. Michigan State scored 75 points against Arizona in 1949. Eastern Michigan (1-3) was outgained 320-1 in the first half and surrendered the game's first 20 first downs. The Eagles have been outscored 155-17 by Florida, Old Dominion and the Spartans. Michigan State finished with 336 yards rushing, 496 in total offense and held the Eagles to five first downs

  • Georgetown beats Brown 17-3

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Nolan passed for one touchdown and Daniel Wright ran for another Saturday and Georgetown beat Brown 17-3. The Hoyas defense held the Bears to 88 total yards rushing and forced two fumbles and two interceptions, both by Ettian Scott. Alec May had a career-high four sacks. Jordan Richardson recovered a fumble on the Georgetown 2-yard line to deny Brown (0-1) a scoring chance. Georgetown (2-2) rushed for 250 total yards, including 104 on 18 carries by Jo'el Kimpela and 90 yards on seven carries by Wright, who scored on a 57-yarder in the second quarter. Nolan was 18 of 28 for 177 yards, including an interception and a 25-yard scoring pass in the third quarter to Jake DeCicco. Brown (0-1) scor

  • Duquesne hangs on to beat Monmouth, 30-21

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dillon Buechel threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 30-21 win against Monmouth on Saturday. After Monmouth took a 7-0 lead on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Hill to Neal Sterling, Duquesne (2-2) ripped off 27 unanswered points highlighted by a 55-yard scoring strike from Buechel to Chris King. King was one of two Duquesne receivers with 100-yard games, catching 10 passes for 124 yards and two TD's. Devin Rahming had 11 catches for 129 yards. Monmouth (2-1) trimmed its deficit to 27-21 after consecutive second half touchdowns. Brandon Hill connected with Hakeem Valles near the end of the 3rd quarter and Lavon Chaney had a 6-yard rushing TD to start the 4th.

  • Kevin Durant shows up at Westmoore-Norman North football game, shows off throwing arm

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 4 hr ago

    With NBA training camp less than two weeks away, Kevin Durant has made his way back to Oklahoma City. But basketball season can wait a bit. Durant is still in football mode, having attended the Redskins home opener last Sunday and, on Friday night, showing up at the Norman North-Westmoore high school football game. Here […]

  • Without QB John Jacobs, No. 1 Shawnee falls to Ponca City

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Ponca City ended a 14-game losing streak that dated back to Oct. 19, 2012, with a 21-14 upset of Class 5A No. 1 Shawnee Friday. Adam Nicholas’ 7-yard touchdown run capped a 94-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Ponca City shortened the game with a plodding, run-heavy offense that produced […]