• Mitch McGary nearing a return, but without a specified role

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    McGary was impressive early in camp, putting together a pair of eye-opening performances in the Blue and White scrimmage and the preseason opener in Denver. But he suffered the injury against the Nuggets and missed a large chunk of his first NBA training camp.

  • VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    A wide range of top performances across the Oklahoma City metro highlighted the second week of the playoffs, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from […]

  • Thunder's playoffs hopes fade with each loss

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    This team is turning into lovable losers, and all that these early failures have done is move this season closer to the brink.

  • No one prouder of Samaje Perine than his mother Gloria

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    OU freshman Samaje Perine set the major college football record for rushing yards in a single game with his 427-yard performance Saturday against Kansas. His transition from high school to college has been remarkable; the 19-year-old leads the Big 12 in rushing yards and touchdowns. But nothing makes those closest to him prouder than his humble attitude.

  • Thunder needs more out of Scott Brooks

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    When Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are running the show, overcoaching is a capital crime. But when they’re relegated to a fashion show on the bench, recovering from injuries, undercoaching can become the problem. Like Sunday night, when Golden State won 91-86, handing the Thunder yet another excruciating defeat.

  • Golden State holds off Thunder

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Brooks’ unique lineup backfired and the Thunder fell 91-86 to Golden State, OKC’s conference-worst record slipping to 3-12.

  • Where does Mason Rudolph's start rank among recent Cowboy quarterback debuts?

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Over the past five years, six different OSU quarterbacks have started a game. Here’s a look back at how those debuts stack up.

  • Isaiah Cousins, Jordan Woodard help Sooners get past Northwestern State

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Sunday, the pair got involved early, with Woodard picking up a pair of assists in the first 2:15, the second coming after his defensive rebound led to a drive and kick to Cousins near the top of the key for a 3-pointer.

  • What Oklahoma sports fans have to be thankful for during the holiday season

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    You already know that these are tough times in our neck of the sports woods. The Thunder is wounded. The Sooners have disappointed. The Cowboys are struggling. But it’s Thanksgiving week, and that means we’re contractually obligated to give thanks. And you know what? Our sports world isn’t without reasons to give thanks.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Monday, Nov. 24-Tuesday, Nov. 25

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    MONDAY NFL 7:15 p.m., Baltimore at New Orleans, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Boston, NBCSN (Cox 251) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m., Purdue vs. Kansas State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m., Missouri vs. Arizona, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 5:30 p.m., Paradise Jam, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Arizona State vs. Maryland, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Villanova vs. VCU, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Murray St. at Xavier, FS1 (Cox 67) 6:30 p.m., Oregon St. vs. OSU, KXXY-FM 96.1 6:30 p.m., E. Washington at Indiana, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7 p.m., Stephen F.A. at Baylor, FSOK (Cox 37) 8 p.m., Pittsburgh vs. Chaminade, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m., NJIT at Marquette, FS1 (Cox

  • Notre Dame's collapse continues after 6-0 start

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame is a loss to rival Southern California away from one of the worst collapses in the program's history. Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday the biggest concern for Notre Dame (7-4) this week won't be the rivalry with Trojans (7-4), who are coming off a disappointing 38-20 loss to UCLA, but on finding a way to win. "Finishing the season with a victory is all we're focused on," he said. "It's a great rivalry, great tradition, great history. But I think in a sense this week is about just finding a way to get a win for these guys." A month ago, the Fighting Irish were a play away from knocking off No. 1 Florida State and improving to 7-0.

  • Iron Bowl warmups over for Auburn, Alabama

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Maybe Alabama and Auburn had something else on their minds entering the Iron Bowl warmup acts, like each other. It took both teams some time to get going against FCS teams on Saturday. Now, the second-ranked Crimson Tide and 15th-ranked Tigers can turn their focus exclusively to the rivalry — already a hot topic year-round among fans in the state. "It's the biggest college rivalry in history, so of course you're going to want to have fun and do the things you've got to do to prepare for it," Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland said. For the sixth straight year, Saturday night's game at Bryant-Denny Stadium will have national title implications. The winner of the Iron Bowl has won four of the la

  • Wilson leads No. 24 Purdue women over Toledo 66-48

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — April Wilson scored 12 points and dished five assists to help No. 24 Purdue roll to a 66-48 victory over Toledo on Sunday. Hayden Hamby scored all of her 10 points in the first half to give Purdue (2-1) a 34-20 halftime lead. Ashley Morrissette had all of her 8 points and Andreona Keys scored to cap a 10-0 run to stretch the Boilermakers' lead to 53-31 with 11:16 to play. Keys finished with 10 points. Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriot scored 13 points, Michaela Rasmussen and Inma Zanoguera each had 12 to lead Toledo (1-2). Zanoguera scored 4 points to cap a 10-0 run to give the Rockets their last lead, 17-16 at the 9:24 mark in the first half. The Boilermakers bounced back after losing 81-78 in doubl

  • Cady, Theriot lead No. 16 Nebraska past Utah 66-43

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Emily Cady had 25 points with nine rebounds, Rachel Theriot added 20 points with six assists, and No. 16 Nebraska rolled past Utah 66-43 on Sunday. The Cornhuskers shot 42.2 percent from the field, committed just seven turnovers and had a 28-14 advantage in the paint. Theriot also had six rebounds and four of Nebraska's 11 steals. Utah was limited to 27.5-percent shooting and gave up 24 points off turnovers. Malia Nawahine led the Utes with 14 points while Tanaeya Boclair and Paige Crozon each had nine. The Cornhuskers pulled away early, opening the game on a 17-3 run sparked by two jumpers and a three-point play from Cady. A seven-point burst from Cady along with Natalie Romeo's 3-pointer made it

  • BC-BKC--Texas A&M-New Mexico Box

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Green 1-1 0-0 3, Jones 6-12 1-2 13, Roberson 1-2 3-4 5, Caruso 1-6 3-4 5, Allen 0-6 0-0 0, Robinson 5-6 1-1 12, Trocha-Morelos 0-2 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 2-5 0-0 6, House 7-11 2-5 18, Space 0-1 0-0 0, Johns 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-53 10-16 64. Greenwood 3-12 3-3 10, Edwards 3-4 0-0 8, Aget 2-6 2-2 6, Williams 1-2 1-2 3, Delaney 4-10 4-5 13, N'Ganga 0-0 0-0 0, Goodman 2-7 0-0 5, Logwood 0-3 0-0 0, Adams 2-4 0-0 4, Furstinger 0-1 2-2 2, Jacobs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-49 12-14 51. Halftime_New Mexico 31-26. 3-Point Goals_Texas A&M 6-20 (Fitzgerald 2-5, House 2-6, Robinson 1-1, Green 1-1, Trocha-Morelos 0-1, Caruso 0-2, Allen 0-4), New Mexico 5-18 (Edwards 2-3, Goodman 1-2, Delaney 1-5, Greenwood 1-7, Furstinger 0-1). Fouled Out_No

  • BC-GLF--LPGA Tour Championship,Advisory

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Editors: The CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, has gone to a sudden-death playoff among Lydia Ko, Julieta Granada and Carlota Ciganda. They finished at 10-under 278.

  • Oregon's Mariota focused on the Civil War rivalry

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota says he hasn't made up his mind about what he's doing next season. It really doesn't matter because there's still plenty of work to do this season. The first item on the agenda of the Oregon quarterback is the Civil War rivalry game next Saturday against Oregon State. The Ducks (10-1, 7-1) remained No. 3 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday following their 44-10 victory against Colorado. Oregon is No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings, which could put the Ducks in the semifinals if they beat the Beavers and win the Pac-12 championship game. The Ducks have clinched the North's spot in the league championship, but the South has yet to shake out. If UCLA beats Stanford on Friday, the Bru

  • FSU, 'Bama, Oregon, Miss St unchanged in AP poll

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since late September. The gap between the Seminoles and the Crimson Tide narrowed after another close call by Florida State, which beat Boston College 20-17 on a field goal in the waning seconds. Florida State received 37 first-place votes and 1,458 points, down six first-place votes and 18 points from last week. Alabama has 21 first-place votes 1,445 points. No. 3 Oregon received two first-place votes, one more than last week. Mississippi State is fourth, followed by Baylor and TCU. Baylor and TCU swapped places. Ohio State remained No. 7. No

  • Pumas reach playoffs in Mexico

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pumas secured the last playoff spot in the final round of matches in Mexico's first division after beating Monterrey 4-2 on Sunday. America finished top despite losing 2-1 to Atlas on Saturday. In the playoffs, America will play Pumas, Monterrey will face Atlas, second-place Tigres will take on Pachuca, and Toluca will play Chiapas. The first legs are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, with the return games on Saturday and Sunday. Dante Lopez and David Cabrera struck for Pumas in the opening 10 minutes. Monterrey's Oribe Arellano pulled a goal back in the 14th, but Eduardo Herrera made it 3-1 just two minutes later.

  • No. 5 Baylor pushes forward after waterlogged win

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Playoff-contending Baylor had a quick start Saturday followed by its longest drive of the season, and now has made a significant forward push. The No. 5 Bears traded places with Big 12 co-leader TCU in the new AP Top 25 poll Sunday. "I think our team's record speaks for itself," coach Art Briles said after a 49-28 victory over Oklahoma State late Saturday night. "I think good teams find ways to win, and that's kind of what we did." With two weeks left in the regular season, Baylor (9-1, 6-1 Big 12), TCU and Kansas State remain in a three-way tie for the conference lead. There are also three more College Football Playoff rankings, the next one coming out Tuesday night, and the final poll in two

  • Mississippi State riding high into Egg Bowl

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — For perhaps the first time in more than a month, No. 4 Mississippi State actually looked like a team that belonged in the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs' 51-0 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night served as a reminder of how good this team can be when playing well. Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 4 CFP). The Bulldogs jumped to a 37-0 halftime lead and enjoyed its biggest margin of victory in a conference game since 1936. It was everything Mississippi State could have hoped for following its only loss of the season — to Alabama on Nov. 15. "That was Mississippi State football tonigh

  • Shut out of title game, Spartans celebrate seniors

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — They couldn't celebrate another Big Ten title. Instead, Michigan State celebrated five amazing seasons. A 45-3 rout of Rutgers was the 51st for the Spartans' senior class, with more opportunities to come next Saturday at Penn State and in one of the nation's best bowl games. Mark Dantonio's No. 10-ranked team (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) had a great day from its pre-game family reunions on the field to its final salute from a frozen student section and a chance to flip Frisbees to "Zeke the Wonderdog." "If you have guys with you for five years, I think you can get every element of human development," Dantonio said of his 18 seniors, all but one of whom redshirted. "We see our guys leave five years la

  • Classen SAS junior Kennedy Williams tears ACL

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    With only nine players on the roster, the Classen SAS girls basketball team took a major blow in a recent scrimmage when sophomore Kennedy Williams suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Williams was the second-leading scorer last season for Classen SAS, averaging almost 15 points per game. “Somebody else has to step up,” Classen SAS […]

  • McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney. Having finished the DP World Tour Championship with a share of second place, McIlroy will arrive in Sydney on Monday for the event at The Australian Golf Club. His sights will be on achieving a rare feat among non-Australians of winning the title for a second year in a row. Nicklaus won in 1975 and 1976, while Player managed the feat twice — retaining the title for the first time in 1963 and then again in 1970.

  • Mason on record accuracy pace for No. 8 Georgia

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — By the measure of completion percentage, Hutson Mason has the edge over the top quarterbacks in Georgia history — even if few have noticed. Mason completed 10 of 12 passes in Georgia's 55-9 win over Charleston Southern, just another entry in his log of efficient performances this year. He has completed 68.4 percent of his passes, a school-record pace for Georgia, which moved up one spot to No. 8 in Sunday's AP Top 25. The Bulldogs complete their regular season with Saturday's game against No. 16 Georgia Tech. The senior quarterback's passing in 2014 has been more accurate than any season posted by Eric Zeier, Matthew Stafford, David Greene, Aaron Murray and Hines Ward.

  • Schumacher making progress but faces long recovery

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion is "making progress considering the severity of his injury" and "you have to give it time. I think you really just have to have patience." Schumacher was left in a coma after the accident and Kehm is grateful for the outpouring of support that has been shown. She says, "The family is really very thankful and also very moved by it... I think that positive energy can have a good effect." Schumacher lives in Gland, near Geneva in Switzerland.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from junior-college cornerback William Johnson

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 11 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up a commitment from junior college cornerback William Johnson on Sunday. Johnson, who plays at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., received a scholarship offer and committed Sunday, a day after he watched the Sooners beat Kansas 44-7 on Owen Field. The Sooners have struggled in pass coverage this season, so […]

  • More misery for Liverpool; Spurs fight back to win

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's rapid downfall continued with a fourth successive loss on Sunday, with Crystal Palace adding to Brendan Rodgers' woes with a 3-1 victory. The pressure, though, eased on Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham team came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier League. As Liverpool manager, Rodgers had pledged not to make the same mistakes as Tottenham when it attempted to rebuild after losing Gareth Bale in 2013. But, without Luis Suarez this season, the new-look Liverpool has failed to recapture the form that saw the team finish second in May. Liverpool is now 12th after 12 matches — closer to the relegation zone than the top four.

  • No. 23 Clemson dogged by 5 straight rivalry losses

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's unprecedented five-game losing streak to its most-hated rival is impossible for the No. 23 Tigers to ignore. Coach Dabo Swinney hears about the South Carolina streak at the grocery store, church and even his breakfast table. In every meeting room in the football office at Clemson (8-3), clocks have been counting down to Saturday's rivalry game before spring practice even started; the simple message posted underneath each is "0-5." There are pictures all over social media of Swinney posing with people who subtly hold up five fingers — called "Fivebombing.