• Anthony Morrow to miss start of season with sprained MCL

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Typical recovery time for the injury is four to six weeks, but Morrow will be re-evaluated by the team in one week.

  • Friday's high school football scoreboard

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

  • Cowboys losing battle in today's QB-run game

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    COMMENTARY — Not all that long ago, Oklahoma State’s quarterbacks stood tall among the Big 12’s best. Zac Robinson, Brandon Weeden, heck, even Clint Chelf. But Daxx Garman is struggling. And that will not be any more evident than Saturday when OSU takes on Clint Trickett and West Virginia.

  • A once vaunted Oklahoma State offense has become unplugged

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    On Saturday, OSU faces the coach who installed the Cowboy offense coach Mike Gundy still relies on today. But a recent slide in production has made the unit hardly resemble what it has been over the past four seasons.

  • How OU's Londell Taylor went from being on his last straw to 'a consummate team guy'

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Londell Taylor doesn’t hold back on the sense of entitlement he felt just a few years ago. After being a multi-sport star at Vian High, he played in the Detroit Tigers organization before eventually coming to OU as a walk-on.

  • Mixon's trial set for Jan. 12; Hearing on video to be held Oct. 31

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon’s misdemeanor trial has been scheduled for Jan. 12 in Cleveland County District Court. Looming earlier, however, is a hearing to decide whether the surveillance footage from the incident that led to the charge of acts resulting in gross injury would be made public before the trial.

  • Thunder camp invitee Lance Thomas makes roster

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The rash of Thunder injuries has created an opportunity for Lance Thomas. Because of a severe lack of depth entering the season — Kevin Durant, Mitch McGary, Grant Jerrett and Anthony Morrow are all expected to miss time — OKC is keeping around one of its training-camp invitees.

  • RJ Goodman runs for 183 yards, two TDs as Midwest City tops Choctaw

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    With several players in the mix to get carries in the Midwest City backfield, RJ Goodman never knows when his opportunity might come. But the more his number was called Friday night, the harder he seemed to run.

  • Deer Creek stuns No. 4-ranked Carl Albert

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Quarterback Clayton Sims passed for 363 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two other scores for the Antlers, who have won five straight to move to 5-3 overall and 5-0 in district play.


  • College football: Ole Miss at LSU the best of this week's non-Big 12 games

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Here is our look at this week’s best games outside the Big 12: 1. Ole Miss at LSU, 6:15 p.m., ESPN: This strikes people as a one-sided series, but LSU has won just 37 of the 70 games played since World War II. 2. Southern Cal at Utah, 9 p.m., Fox Sports1: The Utes are as good a pick as any for nation’s most overrated team. 3. Arizona State at Washington, 9:45 p.m., ESPN: ASU actually has the cushiest schedule left in the Pac-12. The Devils already have played UCLA, Southern Cal and Stanford. 4. Alabama at Tennessee, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2: Bama has won seven straight in the series that the Vols dominated (10 of 12) from 1995-2006. 5. Ohio State at Penn State, 7 p.m., ABC: Remember when ABC was supposed to have

  • College football: Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson on the hot seat?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Paul Johnson arrived in Atlanta in 2008, having coached Navy to a 45-29 record over six seasons. Johnson’s first Yellowjacket team tied for a division title. His second Yellowjacket team won the ACC and made the Orange Bowl. Since then, Georgia Tech has been remarkably consistent. At least a winning conference record and a bowl trip, every year. But the best record in that span was 8-5; the ‘Jackets have stagnated. And after a shaky 5-0 start in 2014, Georgia Tech has lost two straight, to Duke and North Carolina. Now the ‘Jackets play at Pittsburgh, and a loss drops them to fifth or sixth in the ACC’s Coastal Division. If Johnson is going to shake Georgia Tech out of its doldrums, the time to start

  • UConn loses senior cornerback to shoulder injury

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season. Coach Bob Diaco says the Huskies senior captain has a history of shoulder problems and was injured against during the first half of Thursday night's 31-21 loss at No. 18 East Carolina. Diaco says Jones should be healed in time to prepare for the NFL draft in the spring, and should be "better than new." Jones likely will be replaced in the Huskies lineup by true freshman Jamar Summers or John Green, a converted wide receiver. Jones had 24 tackles and two interceptions for the Huskies (1-6) this season, including one he returned 70-yards for a touchdown against South Florida.

  • Celta beats Levante 3-0 to ruin coach's debut

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    VIGO, Spain (AP) — Celta Vigo striker Joaquin Larrivey scored two goals to help beat Levante 3-0 and deal coach Lucas Alcaraz a disappointing debut on Friday. Celta dominated throughout, and Larrivey opened the scoring after a team move in the 27th before nodding in a rebound of Manuel "Nolito" Agudo's strike in the 83rd. Goalkeeper Diego Marino then let Alex Lopez's seemingly routine shot slip through his hands in injury time. With six goals this season Larrivey is the league's joint-fourth leading scorer. Alcaraz replaced Jose Mendilibar, who was fired this week with the team in second-to-last place. Levante showed no improvement and failed to add to a league-low four goals through nine rounds, three of

  • Pogba renews deal to stay at Juventus until 2019

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a new contract with the Italian giant, tying him to the Serie A club until 2019. Juventus confirmed the deal Friday, saying that chief executive Giuseppe Marotta had announced at a shareholders' meeting that "before coming here we signed Paul Pogba's contract extension which binds us until 2019." Pogba's previous deal was set to expire in 2016. The France international joined from Manchester United in 2012 and helped Juventus to two successive Serie A titles. The 21-year-old midfielder has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as a return to the Premier League.

  • OC Eagles Prepare for NCCAA Golf Championship

    Sam Johnston | Updated: 8 hr ago

    With the NCCAA national golf tournament quickly approaching, the Oklahoma Christian University golf team has its eyes set squarely on the title.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow to miss start of season with sprained MCL

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Typical recovery time for the injury is four to six weeks, but Morrow will be re-evaluated by the team in one week.

  • Big 12 football: OSU and West Virginia, both at 5-2, headed in different directions

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    OSU and West Virginia opened the 2014 in similar fashion. Excellent performances on neutral fields against heavily-favored national powers. In Arlington, the Cowboys took Florida State to the wire before losing 37-31. In Atlanta, West Virginia played Alabama tough before losing 33-23. West Virginia built off that promising start. OSU did not. WVU, 5-2, knocked off fourth-ranked Baylor 41-27 in Morgantown last Saturday and is a bona fide Big 12 title contender. OSU is 5-2 also but has played the Big 12’s weakest teams. The Cowboys were rolled 42-9 last Saturday at TCU. OSU is favored by 31/2 points over the Mountaineers. Sometimes the wrong team is favored. This is one of those times. Let’s go with West

  • Big 12 football: How do you explain K-State's dominance of Texas?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Kansas State leads the Big 12 football race. The team with the next-best position is TCU, which is 2-1 and has yet to play any of the four teams that figure to bring up the rear. After that, Baylor and West Virginia are the prime contenders. Parity reigns mightily in a conference which has produced five different champions in each of the previous five seasons: Texas 2009, OU 2010, OSU 2011, Kansas State 2012, Baylor 2013. What gives in Middle America? “There’s so much that goes into it,” K-State coach Bill Snyder said this week. Then he expounded on how football games are won. “A guy might not be a 4.4 40-yard sprint guy,” Snyder said. “He may be 5-flat.

  • Big 12 football: OSU's Daxx Garman had better step it up if he hopes to contend in 2015

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Daxx Garman had a solid Big 12 debut. Really, more than solid. He threw four touchdown passes against Texas Tech, completing 17 of 31 for 370 yards, and Garman’s two interceptions seemed unimportant. But Garman’s production has regressed in every subsequent Big 12 game. Yards: Iowa State 271, Kansas 161, TCU 132. TDs: Iowa State one, Kansas one, TCU zero. Garman completed just 10 of 25 passes against TCU, including no second-half completions. Now comes 22nd-ranked West Virginia into Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday. Garman has the job because junior J.W. Walsh suffered a foot injury on Sept. 6 against Missouri State and Cowboy coaches have not wanted to baptize true freshman Mason Rudolph.

  • Big 12 football: OSU vs. West Virginia tops this week's slate of games

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Here is our rankings of this week’s Big 12 games: 1. West Virginia at OSU, 2:30 p.m., ESPN: If WVU’s Kevin White gets at least 100 yards receiving Saturday, he’ll join Justin Blackmon (OSU 2010) as the only Division I-A receivers in the last decade to start a season with eight straight 100-yard games. 2. Texas at Kansas State, 11 a.m., ESPN: Longhorns’ only win in Manhattan came in 2002. 3. Texas Tech at TCU, 2:30 p.m., FOX: Crazy world. TCU has the better offense.

  • Colorado braces for Hundley, No. 25 UCLA

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two scores last weekend in a win at California. Ho-hum. The UCLA junior quarterback also scrambled his way for 94 more yards and another score. Yawn. See, Hundley's been so consistently stellar that No. 25 UCLA almost reaches the point where the team anticipates those kinds of gaudy numbers each and every week. Hundley will definitely have the attention of Colorado (2-5, 0-4 Pac-12) when the Bruins (5-2, 2-2) travel to Folsom Field on Saturday. The Buffaloes know all too well what Hundley can do if given the chance. After all, Hundley threw for two scores and ran for two more in a 45-23 win over the Buffaloes last season.

  • Lens wins 2-0 at Toulouse in French league

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Lens overcame its personnel problems to win 2-0 at Toulouse and move off the foot of the Ligue 1 table on Friday as Alharbi El-Jadeyaoui and Benjamin Bourigeaud scored their first top-flight goals. Antoine Kombouare was without several of his regular players, with a trio of suspensions exacerbating his injury woes, so Baptiste Guillaume, Abdoul Ba and goalkeeper Valentin Belon were handed their first starts for the club. Lens took the lead in the 11th minute when Deme N'Diaye raced down the left flank and crossed in for Alharbi El-Jadeyaoui to prod home. Bourigeaud doubled Lens' tally shortly before the half hour following a swift counter attack.

  • SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that any change would need to be done soon. Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the crew chiefs for Busch and Danica Patrick beginning next week, giving each driver three races to work with their new teams. NASCAR has issued a ban on testing next season, so SHR believes it is giving its two teams a head-start on 2015. For Busch, who won at Martinsville Speedway in March and made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, the change was necessary to give team owner Gene Haas the results he wants. Haas hand-picked Busch to drive a new fourth car for SHR, but Busch believe he has underperformed wit

  • Vandy QB Robinette medically cleared for Missouri

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has been cleared medically from a concussion he suffered Sept. 20, and he will be in uniform Saturday when the Commodores visit Missouri. The Commodores announced Robinette had been cleared Friday. Redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary still is set for his first career start, becoming the fourth different starting quarterback this season for Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-4). Robinette was hurt Sept. 20 at the end of the first quarter when he had helped the Commodores take a 14-0 lead before leaving with a concussion. Vanderbilt wound up losing 48-34. Robinette is 23 of 32 for 240 yards and two touchdowns and has run for another score.

  • Bremen loses 1-0 at home to Cologne in Bundesliga

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Cologne on Friday, piling the pressure on coach Robin Dutt as the club remains rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga. Anthony Ujah's 59th-minute strike was enough for promoted Cologne to climb provisionally ninth, while Bremen remains on four points after failing to win any of its opening nine games. Ujah scored one minute after coming on as a substitute with a straightforward shot through Bremen keeper Raphael Wolf's legs after Dusan Svento pulled the ball back. "Dusan did brilliantly to set it up and Tony came along and put it in," Cologne midfielder Kevin Vogt said. "We're a team and we've shown that we can play a bit." Izet Hajrovic came closest for

  • Seattle in position for 1st Supporters' Shield

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Not an hour had passed after the Sounders' stirring late comeback for a draw against Los Angeles last weekend and the scope of the 2014 regular-season finale had already come into focus for Seattle's Brad Evans. As one of the few remaining players from the Sounders' first season in 2009, Evans could speak with certainty about the return match between the Galaxy and Sounders this Saturday. "The biggest game probably in our club history so far," Evans said. For the first time in league history, the Supporters' Shield will be decided on the final weekend between the two teams vying for the regular-season title when Seattle hosts Los Angeles.

  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed. Not a chance. Since her diagnosis a year ago, she makes sure no opportunity gets wasted. "That's kind of how I look at it," Hill said during an interview, resting in a folding chair after practice Thursday. "I'm spreading awareness and also teaching people how to live in the moment because the next moment's not promised. Anything can happen a

  • QB Garrett Grayson breaking Colorado State records

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Garrett Grayson is a little astounded — humbled and honored, too — by all the storied names he's leapfrogged on his way up Colorado State's career passing list. These were iconic QBs in program history he eclipsed: Bradlee Van Pelt, Caleb Hanie, Moses Moreno, Terry Nugent and finally, last weekend against Utah State, Kelly Stouffer, who held the all-time yards passing record for nearly three decades until Grayson came along. This from a quarterback who didn't really know how to dissect a defense until he learned from coach Jim McElwain. This from a QB who broke his collarbone twice — once in a game and another while moving a couch — and who heard plenty of boos early in his career for erra

  • Darren Rovell is Concerned About Justin Brent Possibly Being in Violation of Notre Dame's Student Conduct Policy

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    A Notre Dame player is seen with an apparently famous porn star . Darren Rovell, of course, chimes in with the Notre Dame Code of Conduct section on sex.