• Shelby Pendley injured during Thursday's Super Regional practice

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma senior shortstop Shelby Pendley was injured during Thursday afternoon’s practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after colliding with another player. Pendley, the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, was helped off the field and didn’t put any pressure on her right foot. “Nothing much but a little bit of a tweak,” OU coach Patty Gasso […]

  • Former OU RB Keith Ford reportedly heading to Texas A&M

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Running back Keith Ford, who announced earlier this month that he would transfer from Oklahoma, is heading to Texas A&M. Ford’s commitment to the Aggies, which was first reported by GigEm247.com, was confirmed by Ford’s father. Ford, from Cypress, Texas, started three games last season for the Sooners, rushing for 369 yards and five touchdowns. But he […]

  • OSU baseball manhandles Kansas State, in Big 12 driver's seat

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OSU ace Michael Freeman was superb once again, lowering his earned-run average to 1.05.

  • Former OU All-American offensive tackle Eddie Foster was the rarest of football heroes

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Foster was known more for his family — five high-achieving, high-character kids — and his Christian walk and his love of people than for gridiron greatness.

  • How Nicole Pendley bounced back from burnout to star for the Sooners

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OU SOFTBALL IN NCAA SUPER REGIONALS — With the Sooners set to play Alabama starting Friday in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional in Tuscaloosa, here’s the story of Nicole Pendley’s recovery from softball burnout and her decision to join her Big 12 Player of the Year sister Shelby in Norman.

  • Step-back jumper is Dion Waiters' baby

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    It’s a challenging but clever maneuver, a move designed to create separation, provide ample space to get off an uncontested shot and keep defenders off balance. When executed properly it is a thing of beauty.

  • Blanchard wins Class 4A title, defeats defending champ Tuttle

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Blanchard wins first baseball championship in 35 years.

  • Sooners stay alive at Big 12 Tournament behind Robert Tasin's arm

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Sooners needed a big performance from Tasin, not just to keep Oklahoma alive in the Big 12 Tournament but to keep alive any realistic shot of winning this week and extending OU’s season into next week. Tasin delivered on both counts, throwing seven strong innings to help OU beat West Virginia 6-1.


  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    FRIDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 9 p.m.; OKC at Las Vegas; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m.; Texas at N.Y. Yankees; FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m.; L.A. Angels at Boston; MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m.; St. Louis at Kansas City; Cox 703 9 p.m.; San Diego at L.A. Dodgers; KTOK-AM 1000 NBA 7:30 p.m.; Cleveland at Atlanta; TNT (Cox 31) NHL 7 p.m.; N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay; NBCSN (Cox 251) AUTO RACING 10 a.m.; IndyCar Carb Day; NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 4 a.m.; BMW PGA; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; Senior PGA; GOLF (Cox 60) 3 p.m.; Crown Plaza; GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE BASEBALL 10 a.m.; ACC Tournament; FSOK (Cox 37) 2 p.m.; ACC Tournament; FSPLUS (Cox

  • Honda driver Rahal says Chevrolet has 'huge advantage'

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal knows which manufacturer is the one to beat in the Indianapolis 500 — and it's not his own. A Honda driver, Rahal has spent May looking up at all the Chevrolets ahead. "I definitely think come this Sunday, Chevrolet has a huge advantage," Rahal said. "I think they appear to have more horsepower, when everybody is lifting in the corners and they go back to power, they always gap you no matter what. That's a hard thing to compete with." Chevrolet took a hit this month with three cars going airborne. Helio Castroneves, the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, flipped his car last week. Josef Newgarden went airborne the next day, and finally on Sunday, Ed Carpenter became the third Chevro

  • Logano: NASCAR can learn from IndyCar on safety crews

    Yesterday

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano said NASCAR can learn something from the near-fatal accident involving IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe this week and the importance of having a regular safety crew at each race. Hinchcliffe's left leg was pierced by a piece of his car's suspension during practice Monday for the Indianapolis 500. The fast action of the series-hired safety team helped extract Hinchcliffe before he suffered catastrophic blood loss. "They basically saved his life," Logano said. He suggested NASCAR look at what IndyCar did "and try to improve our sport." IndyCar has a travel safety team of more than 30 people, with at least 18 at each race, according to its website.

  • Class 5A slowpitch softball championship: Valliant wins first slowpitch championship, beats Chandler

    By Justin Tinder, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Multiple delays and a suspended game could not stop the Valliant Bulldogs’ march to their first slowpitch softball state title with a 10-4 victory over the Chandler Lions on Thursday in the Class 5A championship game at Firelake Ballfields.

  • Tony George's push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing's most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George. George watched replays of Hinchcliffe's accident and came to only one conclusion. "That would have been just like Gordon Smiley if he had not hit a SAFER barrier," said George, referring to the fatal 1982 crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Smiley was killed instantly when his car hit the Turn 3 wall and his body tumbled hundreds of feet across the track. Hinchliffe wrecked Monday in almost the same spot as Smiley hit, only the concrete wall is

  • Former Lady Norse standout Lewis nominated for Indiana honor

    Yesterday

    MIAMI — Former Northeastern A&M Lady Norse basketball player Anissa Lewis has been nominated to the Silver Anniversary Team for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Lewis, from Jeffersonville, Indiana, helped guide coach Randy Gipson’s 1991-92 and 1992-93 Lady Norse teams to consecutive appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Division 1 National Tournament in Tyler, Texas. During her freshman season, 1991-92, Lewis helped NEO finish 30-5 on the season and third in the nation. She ranked third on the team in scoring with an 8.8 average on 274 total points. With 114 offensive and 116 defensive rebounds, Lewis led NEO with an 8.9 rebounding average. She also recorded 40 assists, 29 steals an

  • Football recruiting: Illinois offers two small-school Oklahoma linemen

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Tim Beckman knows what kind of football talent the state of Oklahoma can produce, having spent two seasons as Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator. Now, the Illinois head coach and his staff are making some regular recruiting stops in Oklahoma. The Fighting Illini made scholarship offers to a pair of big offensive linemen from small schools […]

  • Seven families protest handling of Illinois women’s basketball probe: report

    Yesterday

    The families of seven former Illinois women’s basketball players sent a letter to the university Thursday expressing their disappointment with the handling of an investigation into the program, according to a report by the Daily Illini, the school newspaper. The letter obtained by the newspaper said the families “most strongly object to the manner in which the ‘internal investigation’ of mistreatment and abuses by the coaching staff was handled and is currently being handled by your office. We find this protocol unacceptable as well as completely disrespectful to the student athletes and their families affected by the coaches and coaching staff involved in these patterns of abuse.

  • Oklahoma football: OU, Tulane agree to three-game series in 2017, 2021 and 2024

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma and Tulane will meet on the football field for the first time. The two schools announced a three-game series beginning Sept. 16, 2017 in Norman. The Sooners will play at Tulane’s New Orleans stadium in 2021, and the Green Wave returns to Norman in 2024. Dates for the second two games haven’t […]

  • Mississippi State signs 6-10 forward Aric Holman

    Yesterday

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — First-year Mississippi State coach Ben Howland continues to rebuild his roster with the signing of 6-foot-10 forward Aric Holman. Holman, who is from Owensboro, Kentucky, is a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He joins an impressive incoming class that includes Malik Newman, one of the nation's top-rated guards. Howland said Thursday on Twitter that Holman is a "great shooter and passer" and a "great addition." Mississippi State also announced that guard Maurice Dunlap is no longer on the team and plans to transfer. The 6-foot-2 Dunlap played in seven games last season while averaging 2.9 points. Mississippi State is trying to bounce back from three straight losing seasons.

  • Oklahoma softball: Shelby Pendley injured during Thursday's Super Regional practice

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma senior shortstop Shelby Pendley was injured during Thursday afternoon’s practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after colliding with another player. Pendley, the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, was helped off the field and didn’t put any pressure on her right foot. “Nothing much but a little bit of a tweak,” OU coach Patty Gasso […]

  • Oklahoma State football recruiting roundup: A closer look at three of the Cowboys' recent scholarship offers

    Kyle Fredrickson | Yesterday

    Just 105 more days until football season. It’s never too early to look ahead. Oklahoma State coaches have been plenty busy evaluating high school talent as spring games fire up this week across the Cowboys’ recruiting hotbeds. Here are a few prep stars who have recently reported scholarship offers from OSU: 2017 WR HEZEKIAH JONES […]

  • OU softball: How Nicole Pendley bounced back from burnout to star for the Sooners

    By Jason Kersey | Yesterday

    OU SOFTBALL IN NCAA SUPER REGIONALS — With the Sooners set to play Alabama starting Friday in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional in Tuscaloosa, here’s the story of Nicole Pendley’s recovery from softball burnout and her decision to join her Big 12 Player of the Year sister Shelby in Norman.

  • OU softball: NCAA Super Regional schedule for Oklahoma at Alabama

    From The Oklahoma Staff | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Here’s the schedule for the NCAA Super Regional pitting No. 11 Oklahoma at No. 6 Alabama in a best-of-three series.

  • Johnson 'shocked' NASCAR questioned side skirt issue

    Yesterday

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he was "shocked" to learn NASCAR was looking into whether his No. 48 team illegally altered the car's side skirts during last weekend's All-Star race. NASCAR competition officials reviewed the tape and determined Johnson's crew did not make an unapproved adjustment during a late pit stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson's team was issued a warning by the sport's governing body but no punishment was levied. Johnson said NASCAR "calmed down" after reviewing video. NASCAR "thought there was a lot more intent (with) something going wrong," Johnson said. Side skirts are the sheet metal in front of the rear tires, and unapproved flaring can potentially improve air

  • Indy 500 veteran Ryan Briscoe replaces injured Hinchcliffe

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Briscoe was home in Connecticut, getting ready to leave for France next week for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when he received a call he had been anticipating. Ever since the devastating wreck that sent James Hinchcliffe to the hospital during Monday's practice for the Indianapolis 500, the natural assumption had been that Briscoe would step into the No. 5 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 99th running of the race. It became official when team co-owner Sam Schmidt dialed his number Tuesday morning. "Obviously coming into the Indy 500, the day before Carb Day, is not ideal," Briscoe said Thursday, shortly before taking his first few laps in a special familiarization session.

  • Kevin Harvick on top heading to NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Yesterday

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is right where he usually is when the Coca-Cola 600 rolls around on the schedule: On top and seeking even more success. The defending Sprint Cup champion leads the points race heading into NASCAR's longest event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. He has won twice, marking the fourth time in the past five seasons Harvick will enter June with multiple victories. He is seeking his third Coca-Cola 600 win since 2011. Harvick said early victories end concerns about qualifying for the NASCAR's 10-race playoffs and give teams the chance to find that extra uumph they'll need for a championship run. "It's definitely better to win early," Harvick said Thursday.

  • Ex-teammate Darrelle Revis calls out Brady, Patriots on cheating

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Darrelle Revis won the Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots. Now that he's a New York Jet, having signed with the Jets as a free agent in the offseason, he's breaking ranks on the Deflategate scandal. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff," Revis told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "You can't hide that … Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past. "New England's been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble," Revis continued. "When stuff repeatedly happens, then that's it. I don't know what else to tell you. Stuff repeatedly happened through the years. You got SpyGate, you got this and that and everything else. Obviously in those situations in the past, they had the evidence. So they did what they needed to do."

  • Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — IndyCar racing is coming to Boston. The Grand Prix of Boston is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2016. A route has been planned for the South Boston waterfront, where it would make a loop through public streets. The tentative route has 11 turns over 2.25 miles. Organizers said at a news conference on Thursday that there is a five-year deal, with plans to build a long-term relationship. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles says the plan is to make the race the season finale. Miles says he has shown the layout to defending series champion Will Powers and says "He already has it in his crosshairs and is expecting to do well.

  • Utah State hires Louis Wilson as assistant basketball coach

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State has hired Louis Wilson as an assistant coach under Tim Duryea. The university announced the hiring Thursday morning. Wilson joins the staff after holding the head coaching position at Division II Adams State for five seasons. His .674 winning percentage is the highest winning in school history. The Grizzlies had two 20-win seasons and played in the NCAA Division II tournament three times. Wilson posted a 95-46 record and had 13 players named all-conference. Duryea said in a written statement that Wilson is known for his recruiting prowess and ability to develop players. Wilson played at William Jewel College and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He has been a coach for 23 years.




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