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  • U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill hammers Bob Stoops in op-ed for bringing in troubled receiver Dorial Green-Beckham

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN — United States Sen. Claire McCaskill is apparently no fan of Bob Stoops. McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, wrote a column for USA Today in which she takes aim at Stoops for adding troubled wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the OU roster last summer. She wrote that she was “stunned” when Stoops was atop a […]

  • JGR adds Stanley, DeWalt for Edwards and Kenseth

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has partnered with both Stanley and DeWalt to sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season. Stanley will be the primary sponsor for 12 races on Edwards' new No. 19 Toyota at JGR. The team had previously announced that telecommunications company Arris would sponsor 17 races, so JGR has just nine races remaining to fill for Edwards. DeWalt will be the primary sponsor for six events for Kenseth. DeWalt spent 10 seasons as Kenseth's primary sponsor when he drove for Jack Roush. The company was on his car for his 2000 rookie season through 2009, winning 18 races — including one Daytona 500 — and the 2003 NASCAR championship.

  • Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Dunga called up Robinho on Wednesday for the team's friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month. The striker had been left out of Dunga's team for friendlies earlier this month against Colombia and Ecuador but was later added to the squad after Hulk got injured. Brazil will play Argentina on Oct. 11 at the Bird's Nest in Beijing and Japan three days later in Singapore. The match against Argentina is dubbed the Superclassic of the Americas, which is organized annually by CONMEBOL, the governing body of football in South America. Brazil won it in 2011 and 2012. Last year's match was not played after a request from the Brazilian confederation.

  • Gutierrez says he's being treated for cancer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he is being treated for testicular cancer. The Newcastle player, who was on loan at Norwich City last season, played in the 2010 World Cup for Argentina. In a television interview in Argentina, Gutierrez says "when they confirmed I had cancer, I went home and cried." Gutierrez says he decided to talk openly about his battle with cancer "to help people with the same problem fight it.

  • Atletico's Mandzukic breaks nose, to have surgery

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says striker Mario Mandzukic broke his nose during Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Olympiakos in the Champions League The Spanish club said that the Croatian international will have surgery on this nose on Thursday. Mandzukic was elbowed in the face by Olympiakos midfielder Pajtim Kasami in the opening minutes of the match. After being attended by the team's medical staff, he returned to the field, heading in Atletico's first goal before halftime. Mandzukic has scored six goals in all competitions since his offseason move to Atletico from Bayern Munich.

  • Live Coverage: Minnesota Vikings Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Minnesota Vikings' front office will address the status of running back Adrian Peterson at 11 a.m. Follow the live coverage here.

  • Auburn-Kansas State Preview Capsule

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No. 5 AUBURN (2-0) at No. 20 KANSAS STATE (2-0), 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Auburn by 9. Series Record: Auburn leads 3-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Unbeaten records and plenty of momentum. In the brave new world of college football playoff committees, a marque non-conference win could go a long way in December, especially considering the Tigers and Wildcats still have to face the thick of brutal conference schedules. KEY MATCHUP Malzahn vs. Snyder. The most intriguing battle won't be between any position group, or even between Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall and Kansas State counterpart Jake Waters.

  • Rutgers gearing up to face Navy's option offense

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers doesn't have time to wallow after squandering a chance to win its first Big Ten Conference game. Coming off a 13-10 loss to Penn State, The Scarlet Knights (2-1) will face Navy and its high-octane option offense on Saturday. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood had one message for his defense about the attack. Nobody does it better than the Midshipman. The triple option is an offense that is way past its heyday, with only the service academies and Georgia Tech running it. However, Navy runs it to perfection. The Midshipmen (2-1) lead the country, averaging 403 yards rushing. Much of their success has to do with Keenan Reynolds, who set an NCAA record for quarterbacks last season running for 31 touc

  • Wes Welker, two others have suspensions lifted following revised PED policy

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker will be back on the field sooner than expected. Along with Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey, Welker had his suspension lifted Wednesday morning as the NFL and NFL Players Association announced an agreement on a revised performance enhancing drug policy. Welker, a Heritage Hall alumnus, and the other players were each serving a four-game suspension for testing positive for amphetamine.

  • Auburn, K-State get early chance to make statement

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football's highest level during the 1990s. Gus Malzahn was watching it all transpire while coaching high schools in Arkansas. On Thursday night, two of the most innovative coaches of their respective generations will match wits under the lights with a national TV audience. Malzahn is coaching fifth-ranked Auburn these days, and the Tigers will be visiting the No. 20 Wildcats for a non-conference showdown. Kansas State (2-0) has not faced a non-conference foe ranked in the top five since 1969, while the defending SEC champion Tigers (2-0) will hit the road for the first t

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson at H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Jenni Carlson is chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports, answering your questions on the Sooners, Cowboys and the Dodgers taking over the RedHawks. Get your questions in for 11 a.m.

  • Former Ukraine midfielder Gusin dies at 41

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41. Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany. According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while riding at a race track near Kiev. The federation expressed it "sincere condolences for the untimely death of prominent Ukrainian footballer Andriy Gusin." Gusin won seven Ukrainian league titles with Dynamo Kiev between 1997 and 2004 and later played in Russia before moving into coaching.

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit adding service for OU-Texas game

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DALLAS — Dallas Area Rapid Transit has announced additional rail service in preparation for the State Fair of Texas, which opens Sept. 26. Expanded DART rail service begins Monday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 19, which is the final day of the annual expo at Fair Park. DART plans special rail schedules for Saturday, Oct. 11, which features the Texas vs. Oklahoma football game at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Trinity Railway Express will also operate special weekend service during the State Fair of Texas. DART and State Fair of Texas officials say hundreds of thousands of riders have used the GoPass app to buy and display transit passes. This year fairgoers can also buy their general admission tickets with the

  • Seoul held to 0-0 draw in 1st leg of semifinals

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Western Sydney Wanderers held FC Seoul to a 0-0 draw Wednesday in the first leg of the Asian Champions League semifinals. Seoul, the 2013 runner-up, had the better of the opportunities but struggled to find a way through the Australian backline. Spanish-born Japanese striker Sergio Escudero went closest for the two-time K-League champion, wasting a one-on-one opportunity in the first half, shooting wide from the edge of the area. Western Sydney beat defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande in the quarterfinals but apart from a succession of corners, rarely threatened Seoul's goal in the absence of suspended forwards Tomi Juric and Brendon Santalab and utility Shannon Cole.

  • Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve was easily read by Ivanovic. Ivanovic prevailed for her first win over Azarenka since 2010, after losing four straight. She lined up seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who hit 10 aces in beating wild card Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4. Kerber, who is seeking her fourth career WTA singles title, converted both br

  • Oklahoma State football: Has J.W. Walsh or Daxx Garman been more productive this season?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Someone asked me a good question this week. Has the OSU offense been better with J.W. Walsh at quarterback or Daxx Garman at quarterback? It’s a relatively easy process to find out, because the evidence is so flimsy. Walsh quarterbacked five quarters this season, Garman seven. Not all quarters are created equally, of course. Walsh […]

  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday. No. 2 Cornet overcame nine double faults and seven service breaks. The only seed to reach the second round, she next meets Taiwanese wild card Hsieh Su-Wei, the 2012 champ. Hsieh beat Chinese wild card Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-2. Another Chinese wild card, Wang Yafan, who stunned top seed Samantha Stosur in her first WTA main draw match on Tuesday, defeated Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 7-6 (5), 6-3. Wang's quarterfinal opponent will be countrywoman Zhang Kai-Lan.

  • Oklahoma football: Does OU have the firepower it had in 2012?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

      The last time OU played in Morgantown, the Sooners won a wild one, 50-49. Actually, wild doesn’t begin to describe it. Most remembered are the amazing numbers posted by West Virginia. Quarterback Geno Smith completed 20 of 35 passes for 320 yards, flanker Steadman Bailey had 13 catches for 205 yards and flanker-turned-tailback Tavon […]

  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, who ousted South Korean wild card Han Na-Lae 7-5, 6-1. Radwanska leads Lepchenko in their head-to-head 5-1, but Lepchenko's win came in their last meeting in the second round at Stanford in July. That win also served as Lepchenko's first win over a top-five player. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic outlasted Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (5

  • R&A set for historic vote on women members

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women. On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, an all-male bastion since its founding 260 years ago, votes Thursday whether to admit women members. For the first time, the R&A is allowing its 2,500 worldwide members to vote by proxy. "I think it's the right thing," R&A club secretary Peter Dawson said during its spring meeting in May, "and I hope that R&A members do what's right for golf.