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  • Cardinals' Adams, Carpenter return from virus

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — First baseman Matt Adams and third baseman Matt Carpenter returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup against the Chicago Cubs Monday night after each missing two games because of a stomach virus. Nearly half the Cardinals' players and coaches have been affected by the virus in recent days. Assistant batting coach David Bell and pitcher Marco Gonzales were not with the team Monday because of the virus. The NL Central-leading Cardinals at least had two important parts of their lineup back, with Carpenter leading off and Adams batting sixth.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Dodgers minor league system on the rise

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system isn’t as highly regarded top to bottom, but they have elite prospects they hope will be impact major leaguers, some who could be playing in 2015 in Oklahoma City.

  • A triple-triple? Chandler's Mason Myers did it on Friday

    Scott Wright | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Let’s call it a triple-triple — triple-digit yardage produced in three different statistical categories. Chandler quarterback Mason Myers pulled it off in the Lions’ 68-42 win over Little Axe last week. Myers was 12-of-19 passing for 146 yards and a touchdown, had 149 rushing yards with two scores, and caught four passes for 155 yards […]

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, Sept. 23-Wednesday, Sept 24

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    TUESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m., St. Louis at Chi. Cubs, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Houston at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 9 p.m., San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL PRESEASON 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia at Toronto, NHLNET (Cox 263) 9:30 p.m., San Jose at Vancouver, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Kansas City vs. Real Esteli, FS1 (Cox 67) 9 p.m., Portland vs.

  • Oklahoma state news in brief

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Sept. 23, 2014

  • Oklahoma football: Emails in on new uniforms

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Sooners wore their new uniforms Saturday night in Morgantown and won, thank heavens, else we’d never have heard the end of it. As it was, the Sooners’ 45-33 victory over West Virginia didn’t draw as much attention as the new uniforms, at least judging from my email. I thought the new uniforms were fine. […]

  • Kingfisher's Kaden Jackson verbally commits to Wyoming

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Wyoming has landed its second Oklahoma high school product, picking up a verbal commitment from Kingfisher offensive Kaden Jackson on Sunday. Jackson, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound senior, has started since he was a freshman, playing a key role on the last two Yellowjacket teams, which both reached the state finals. Kingfisher won last year’s Class 3A […]

  • United coach Ben Olsen gets contract extension

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United have signed coach Ben Olsen to a multiyear contract extension. United rewarded Olsen with a new deal Monday as the club closes in on one of the biggest turnaround seasons in MLS history. United won only three games last year. This year they lead the Eastern Conference with a 14-9-6 record with a month to go in the regular season. Olsen was promoted from assistant coach to head coach near the end of the 2010 season after Curt Onalfo was fired. Olsen's record is 46-64-33 over parts of five seasons.

  • Texas QB Ash talks about concussions, walking away

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — David Ash had hoped he would be able to play football again. The Texas quarterback knew better than to believe it would happen. Ash spoke Monday for the first time since coach Charlie Strong announced last week that the junior's career was over. Ash figured he could be finished when he called a team doctor in the middle of the night after the North Texas game on Aug. 30 and said he was experiencing headaches and dizziness. "The symptoms got worse the next day and the next day," Ash said. "In the core of my heart of hearts, I knew I shouldn't be playing. I don't think my hopes were ever really high. I've met my quota for crying for the next 10 years." Ash suffered a concussion during the seco

  • Oklahoma WR Shepard becoming a star

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell believes Sterling Shepard is in an elite category. That doesn't mean his star is above some prodding. When Shepard slows down a bit in practice, Norvell sometimes brings up the name of a former Sooner great — Ryan Broyles, the all-time FBS leader in receptions. "I grabbed him (Shepard) a few weeks ago — he was kind of dragging in practice — and I said, 'Wait a minute now, you want all this action, you've got a lot of work to do.'" Norvell said recently. "I said, 'Ryan never came out. Ryan was in there every snap.'" Shepard recognizes the compliment — that he's being pushed to be the kind of impact player Broyles was.

  • Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The first message apparently fell on deaf ears, so Logano tried again the next day, tweeting to Keselowski: "You must have not heard me yesterday. Please?" Logano ultimately didn't need an assist from Keselowski on Sunday. He led the final 30 laps to grab a pivotal victory, and the win pushed Logano into the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, where he and Keselowski are the only two drivers guaranteed of advancing.

  • Illini QB Lunt struggles to open, finishes strong

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Through four games this season, Illinois has seen two very different Wes Lunts at quarterback The first-half Lunt might leave Illini fans wondering what they've gotten in the transfer from Oklahoma State. The second-half version has three times rescued a team in danger of upset losses and pulled out wins, putting up some big numbers along the way. Both Lunt and his coaches at Illinois (3-1) say the reasons behind that split are hardly all on him. "We've got some kids that are just, they're just not adjusting well to the speed of the game early in the game," offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said Monday, talking mainly about his receivers. "And then you don't see it in the second half.

  • Former Texas Tech DC Matt Wallerstedt says 'don't believe' rumors of dismissal

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    When Texas Tech's defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned last week, many wondered if there was more to the story. Was it a forced resignation because of the Red Raiders' porous defensive start? Was the exit drug related? reported that Wallerstedt had been sent home from the football facility for allegedly being under the influence of an unknown substance. According to, Wallerstedt refuted the ESPN report with a text message last Friday that read “All good! Don’t believe all the rumors!! My statement yesterday says why I resigned and that’s the truth!!” Texas Tech's statement announcing Wallerstedt's decision said he resigned for "personal reasons." “I have submitted my resignation to Coach Kingsbury effective immediately because I want the best for the Red Raider program, and this will allow them to go in a different direction on defense,” Wallerstedt said in the school's statement. “I love our players and this school and have only their best interest in my heart and mind. I wish Coach Kingsbury every success this season.”

  • Ready or not, Pac-12 play arrives for Washington

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — When the non-conference part of Washington's schedule wrapped up over the weekend, head coach Chris Petersen was left wondering whether the Huskies were ready for Pac-12 Conference play to start. After a couple of days to ponder the first four weeks of the season, Petersen is still just as uncertain as the Huskies (4-0) prepare to host No. 16 Stanford on Saturday. "I don't know if we're ready for it or not, but we've got four games, some good experience and this whole thing is a work in progress and I really mean that," Petersen said. "This is going to be a completely new challenge to us that we haven't seen in the first four games and we're well aware of that. We have to step our game up.

  • Huskers' Pelini expecting surprises from Illinois

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and his players will prepare for Illinois this week with the understanding that some of what his defense sees in Saturday night's Big Ten opener will not necessarily have been something they saw in film study. "They're a little bit of a flavor-of-the-week type offense," Pelini said Monday. "They have certain concepts they're going to do, but they change pretty drastically at times week to week. I know they came out against us last year and had that crazy set they showed us there for a while." That formation that caused the defensive coaches to do double-takes was one that split offensive tackles out as wide receivers. Maybe the No. 21 Cornhuskers (4-0) will see it again; maybe t

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys value Desmond Roland's ruggedness

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Tyreek Hill brings the speed, Rennie Childs the slash and Desmond Roland the force. While Hill and Childs represent an exciting newness to the position, Roland’s reliable rugged running won’t be overlooked by Cowboys coaches.

  • Vanderbilt suspends running back indefinitely

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has suspended running back Brian Kimbrow indefinitely for what Commodores coach Derek Mason described as "conduct detrimental to the team." The school announced Kimbrow's suspension Monday. Kimbrow rushed for a combined 754 yards over his first two seasons at Vanderbilt, but he hasn't contributed nearly as much this season. His only carry of the year resulted in a fumble in a 37-7 season-opening loss to Temple. Kimbrow, a junior from Memphis, Tennessee, rushed for 341 yards and three touchdowns on 81 carries last season. He ran for 413 yards and three touchdowns on 66 carries in 2012. Vanderbilt (1-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) plays at Kentucky (2-1, 0-1) on Saturday.

  • Indiana looks to keep momentum after Mizzou upset

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has knocked on the door of big wins in the Kevin Wilson era before. This time, the Hoosiers finally did something with it. Indiana's upset of No. 18 Missouri on the road Saturday included all the plays necessary to finish out a close game against a quality opponent. The Hoosiers had been 1-7 in games decided by four points or less under Wilson. "We've been competing," Wilson said. "We need to be competitive winners." They were competitive winners on Saturday, and for many of the players it was their first taste of victory in a close game. "They're (the players) the guys that have been doing a lot of things right for a long time," Wilson said.

  • Bruins, Sun Devils building rivalry

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Taylor Kelly will not play against No. 11 UCLA. Arizona State acknowledged it more than a week before the game. Beyond that, well, we'll have to wait and see; the 15th-ranked Sun Devils are keeping a lid on their injured quarterback's availability until after backup Mike Bercovici plays against the Bruins. UCLA is taking a different tack with its quarterback's status. Brett Hundley may play against Arizona State after injuring his left arm in UCLA's last game. Then again, he may not. The Bruins aren't saying. Regardless of UCLA's Hundley rope-a-dope, the Sun Devils have a pretty good idea who'll be under center Thursday night at Sun Devil Stadium.

  • Missouri makes changes after injuries

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri (3-1) will unveil a new-look offense Saturday at No. 13 South Carolina. Brad McNulty is listed atop the depth chart at left guard after fifth-year senior Anthony Gatti tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in the team's 31-27 loss to Indiana last weekend. Connor McGovern will move back to right guard after starting at the position in all 14 games last season. Taylor Chappell is expected to earn his first career start at right tackle in place of McGovern. At receiver, Wesley Leftwich and J'Mon Moore will see increased playing time after Darius White strained his groin against the Hoosiers. Coach Gary Pinkel says White, who ranks third on the team with 230 receiving yards and thre