• Kevin Durant adds endorsement deal with major fast food company

    Today at 09:39 AM

    On Thursday, Kevin Durant -- who has more endorsement deals than any other NBA player -- signed on with fast food drive-in chain Sonic to be its first-ever athlete ambassador. "Everything that Kevin pitches comes from an authentic point of view," said Michael Yormark, president and chief of branding and strategy for Roc Nation, Jay Z's agency that represents Durant. "When it comes to grab-and-go food, KD's a Sonic guy." Durant hinted at his newest partnership on Wednesday via Twitter, saying "getting excited to announce my newest partner ... the name is gonna be familiar." Durant added via Twitter Thursday morning that's looking forward to working with Sonic on a variety of healthy options on their menu. ESPN reports say Durant had to get approval from KIND that he wouldn't position himself to endorse unhealthy brands.

  • Fomer OSU receiver completes voluntary drug rehab program

    Today at 12:00 AM

    EDMOND — Former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest Thursday to one misdemeanor count of  marijuana possession in Edmond Municipal court. Edmond Police initiated a July 23 traffic stop of the car Blackmon, 24, was driving for a minor traffic violation and discovered three grams of marijuana inside. If Blackmon does not […]

  • Trevor Knight getting better, but he's not cleared to play

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Saturday, Knight will miss his second consecutive game since the injury occurred and there is no clear indicator when — or if — he will return to the field either this season or beyond.

  • How Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' helped an Oklahoma football coach's family turn mourning into dancing

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Kendall Cordell’s only ever known her father to be a coach, and for most of her life, Byron Cordell’s coached at Durant. She was 5 when he took the job, and in the nine years since, she’s gone to hundreds of practices, ridden the bus to nearly every game and even been the ball girl on the sidelines.

  • College football predictions: Pac-12 has the spotlight this week

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Some weeks have been SEC weeks. The Big 12’s had a Saturday or two in the spotlight. The Big Ten had Ohio State-Michigan State a couple of weeks back. But this Saturday is Pac-12 Week.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder drops fourth straight

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    DENVER — Wilson Chandler had 21 points, including a key 3-pointer late in the game, and Timofey Mozgov finished with a season-high 17 to lift the Denver Nuggets over the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night. Ty Lawson added 15 points and 15 assists for the Nuggets, who returned home following a 2-1 trip that included a win over LeBron James the Cleveland Cavaliers. Serge Ibaka had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant (broken right foot) and All-Star guard Russell Westbrook (broken right hand) on the bench in suits. The Thunder has dropped four straight, including Tuesday night in Utah.

  • Cowboys are in a quarterback quandary

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    With Daxx Garman questionable due to concussion symptoms, who would start Saturday against Baylor?

  • Creighton comes back to upset No. 18 Sooners

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks’ air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute as Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night.

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage.Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma.


  • RB Hansbrough sparks No. 19 Missouri

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It's a sense of humor often accompanied by a sly smile that teammates seem to love about Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough. "He's just the guy who sits in the corner and says something once every blue moon, but it's funny as all get-out," receiver Bud Sasser said. His performance on the field has been no laughing matter. Last Saturday at Texas A&M, Hansbrough was all business as he ran 20 times for 199 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-27 win. After growing up in Arlington, Texas, the junior saved the best performance of his career for his homecoming. There to see it were his parents, Doug and Janice Hansbrough. "It was great, because my mom, she came out really smiling and happy for m

  • No. 6 Baylor needs to take advantage in Big 12

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Things to watch in Week 13 of the Big 12 Conference season, with an early start Thursday night for No. 12 Kansas State at West Virginia. GAME OF THE WEEK (after Thursday): No. 6 Baylor vs. Oklahoma State. Baylor (8-1) is a four-touchdown favorite at home against the slumping Cowboys, and the playoff-hopeful Bears likely need that kind of outcome Saturday night. TCU is off after a 34-30 win at Kansas, then dropping from the top four to fifth in the this week's College Football Playoff rankings. Baylor remained seventh in the playoff rankings after being off last weekend, which followed their 48-14 win at Oklahoma.

  • No. 16 Nebraska women beat Washington State 82-61

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tear'a Laudermill scored 20 points on Wednesday night, and No. 15 Nebraska used a big second-half run to pull away from Washington State 82-61. A few minutes into the second half, Nebraska (3-0) started a 19-2 run, turning a two-point lead into a 59-40 advantage on Allie Havers' layup with 10:35 left. Washington State (2-1) was unable to recover and the Huskers avenged a 76-72 loss to the Cougars last year in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hailie Sample had 16 points, Rachel Theriot scored 14, Emily Cady added 12 and Brandi Jeffery 11. Sample and Cady also had nine rebounds and Jeffery had eight. Washington State rallied back to a 69-59 deficit on Lia Galdeira's layup with 3:13 left.

  • Toledo tops Bowling Green 27-20

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt ran for a career-high 265 yards and two touchdowns and Toledo topped Bowling Green 27-20 on Wednesday night. Bowling Green's Cody Callaway threw a 17-yard TD pass to Ronnie Moore to tie it at 20 with 13:17 left to play. On Toledo's next possession, Dwight Macon capped a seven-play, 52-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Rockets ahead for good. The Falcons drove to the Rockets' 30, but that drive stalled when Callaway was sacked by Junior Sylvestre on fourth down with 3:09 left. Hunt's 91-yard touchdown run with 4:38 left in the third quarter put the Rockets up 20-10. He finished with 30 carries.

  • No. 18 Sooners blow lead, lose 65-63 to Creighton

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger didn't like the outcome, but he has no regrets about taking his 18th-ranked team on the road to play Creighton. The Sooners built an 18-point lead early in the second half, but they squandered it and lost 65-63. "As far as learning opportunities," Kruger said, "there are a lot of them in a game like this. A crowd like that, you can't simulate that, so that part is good. The experience we'll get from this is good." After Jordan Woodard missed his desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer, the CenturyLink Center sellout crowd of 17,393 roared and Creighton's student section came pouring onto the floor. "This loss should bring us together even more," said Buddy Hield, who led

  • Oklahoma City Thunder drops fourth straight

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The Thunder buckled down and got back to the basics but the early damage was too much to overcome as OKC ultimately fell, 107-100, to the Nuggets on Wednesday night inside the Pepsi Center.

  • Creighton comes back to upset No. 18 Sooners 65-63

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Maybe Creighton isn't going to be so bad without Doug McDermott after all. The Bluejays came back from an 18-point deficit in the second half to upset 18th-ranked Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. The victory set off a court-storming by the student section and kept the good times rolling for the sellout crowd of 17,393 that continues to come to CenturyLink Center in droves even after the departure of the program's biggest star. "It gives us a lot of confidence," said point guard Austin Chatman, the Bluejays' only returning starter. "Coming into the season we had a lot of questions — how good would we be and things like that. I think this answered a lot of questions of the doubters.

  • Walker lifts No. 5 Texas A&M over Rice 76-55

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Rice coach Greg Williams said there's a single best way to guard Texas A&M guard Courtney Walker. "Pray," Williams said. Walker scored 18 points and the fifth-ranked Aggies shoved aside the Owls' otherworldly requests on Wednesday night, in dispatching Rice 76-55. The Aggies kept the Owls at arms' length for most of the contest, and led 50-40 a little more than midway through the second half before closing out the scoring on a 26-15 run. A&M coach Gary Blair said he was disappointed the Aggies had to move away from their patented man defense for a time in the second half to ensure the victory. "This team is a work in progress," Blair said, adding that his players appeared a "step sl

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder schedule softens over the next week

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Schedule includes Utah, New York, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee. Those teams have a combined record of 23-45.

  • Loyd's huge game lifts No. 3 Notre Dame to win

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With her team struggling, Jewell Loyd stepped up her game on both ends of the floor. Loyd had 28 points, 11 rebounds and two steals for No. 3 Notre Dame in a 71-63 victory over 15th-ranked Michigan State on Wednesday night. "I think we got into a rhythm," Loyd said. "At times we were stagnant a little bit. Shots aren't always going to fall, but we had to get it done on the defensive end." Notre Dame did just enough on offense, thanks to 17 points from Brianna Turner and 14 from Lindsay Allen. Aerial Powers scored 27 points and Tori Jankoska added 20 for the Spartans (1-1). But Michigan State struggled to score in the second half and couldn't stop the Irish.

  • BC-BKC--Oral Roberts-Missouri Box

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Word 1-6 2-2 5, Conley 2-2 3-4 7, Emegano 8-14 12-15 30, Webber 1-7 0-0 2, Billbury 2-7 4-8 8, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Singleton 0-2 2-2 2, Lee 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 1-1 0-0 3, Henderson 1-1 1-3 3, Wilson 0-0 0-1 0, Owens 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 18-44 24-35 64. Williams III 2-3 4-6 10, Gill-Caesar 5-11 5-6 19, Shamburger 2-4 4-6 9, Clark 5-10 1-1 14, Rosburg 3-4 0-3 6, Bello 3-5 0-0 7, Isabell 1-4 0-0 3, Allen 1-2 0-2 2, Wright 1-3 0-0 2, Post 2-3 2-5 6. Totals 25-49 16-29 78. Halftime_Oral Roberts 40-38. 3-Point Goals_Oral Roberts 4-16 (Emegano 2-3, Harris 1-1, Word 1-6, Lee 0-1, Billbury 0-1, Singleton 0-1, Webber 0-3), Missouri 12-21 (Gill-Caesar 4-7, Clark 3-4, Williams III 2-2, Isabell 1-2, Bello 1-2, Shamburger 1-3, Wright 0-1)

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Safety Larry Stephens makes return on senior night

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Even without being on the field much this season, Stephens has played an active leadership role with fellow safeties Jordan Sterns and Tre Flowers.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Creighton comes back to upset No. 18 Sooners

    By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. — Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks’ air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute as Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance. Chatman hit a couple of free throws to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left, but Oklahoma still had a chance after Devin Brooks missed three free throws in the last 14 seconds. Jordan Woodard missed a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer. Austin Chatman had 17 points and Toby Hegner and Isaiah Zierden 11 apiece for Creighton. Buddy Hield led the Sooners (1-1)

  • BC-BKC--T25-Oklahoma-Creighton Box

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Spangler 4-7 0-0 11, Hield 7-18 4-4 21, Thomas 6-12 2-2 14, Woodard 1-5 1-2 3, Cousins 2-8 2-2 6, Booker 1-6 2-2 5, Walker 1-4 0-0 3, Lattin 0-1 0-2 0, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 11-14 63. Hegner 4-10 0-0 11, Artino 1-4 1-3 3, Chatman 4-12 7-8 17, Kreklow 1-2 2-2 4, Zierden 3-10 2-2 11, Brooks 3-10 2-5 8, Milliken 1-4 0-0 2, Hanson 4-4 1-1 9, Groselle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 15-21 65. Halftime_Oklahoma 35-24. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma 8-24 (Spangler 3-4, Hield 3-7, Walker 1-1, Booker 1-5, Woodard 0-3, Cousins 0-4), Creighton 8-26 (Hegner 3-8, Zierden 3-9, Chatman 2-5, Kreklow 0-1, Brooks 0-1, Milliken 0-2). Fouled Out_Hield. Rebounds_Oklahoma 44 (Spangler 11), Creighton 37 (Chatman 11). Assists_Oklahoma 16 (Hield, W

  • BC-BKC--T25-Oklahoma-Creighton Long Box

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Percentages: FG .355, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 8-24, .333 (Spangler 3-4, Hield 3-7, Walker 1-1, Booker 1-5, Woodard 0-3, Cousins 0-4). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 3 (Lattin 2, Hield). Turnovers: 12 (Woodard 4, Thomas 2, Cousins 2, Spangler, Hield, Booker, Bennett). Steals: 4 (Hield 2, Walker, Booker). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .375, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 8-26, .308 (Hegner 3-8, Zierden 3-9, Chatman 2-5, Kreklow 0-1, Brooks 0-1, Milliken 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (Artino, Hegner, Zierden, Groselle). Turnovers: 9 (Brooks 3, Kreklow 3, Milliken, Artino, Chatman). Steals: 6 (Zierden 3, Brooks 2, Hanson). Technical Fouls: None.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys are in a quarterback quandary

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    With Daxx Garman questionable due to concussion symptoms, who would start Saturday against Baylor?

  • Vanderbilt dismisses RB Jerron Seymour from team

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is scheduled to graduate in May. Seymour ran for 14 touchdowns last season. But he has had only 25 carries for 123 yards this season and didn't play against Florida on Nov. 8. Seymour was suspended from Vanderbilt's 21-20 win over Charleston Southern last month. Junior running back Brian Kimbrow was dismissed last month. The Commodor

  • No. 9 Maryland rolls past South Florida, 85-67

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland sophomore Shatori Walker-Kimbrough leads a talented group of underclassmen that have helped the Terrapins get off to a quick start this season. Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 of her career-high 25 points in the first half to lead No. 9 Maryland to an 85-67 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night. Fellow sophomore Lexie Brown added 15 points and Laurin Mincy had 10 and for the Terrapins (3-0). Malina Howard had her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Kristen Confroy also had 11 points off the bench for Maryland. "(Walker-Kimbrough) was really explosive," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "She really set the tone from the tip.

  • No. 23 Syracuse women beat Duquesne 90-84

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Briana Day had 22 points and 19 rebounds on Wednesday night, and No. 23 Syracuse pulled away late from Duquesne 90-84. Diamond Henderson added 22 points for the Orange (2-0), making all three of her 3-point attempts, and Cornelia Fondren made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute. Fondren hit a pair of free throws with 47 seconds left to cap a 12-3 run for the largest lead of the second half at 85-76. April Robinson's 3-pointer with 19 seconds left pulled Duquesne (0-2) within 88-84. Robinson followed with a quick steal off Alexis Peterson, but missed a jumper and Belma Nurkic missed a putback. The Dukes sent Fondren to the line where she sealed the win with two more free throws. Peterso

  • No. 24 Georgia women overtake Ohio State 67-59

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tiaria Griffin scored 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead No. 24 Georgia to a 67-59 comeback win over Ohio State on Wednesday night. Trailing 28-24 at the break, Georgia (3-0) retook the lead during a 10-0 run fueled by Mackenzie Engram, who scored eight of the points, making it 55-50 with 3:44 to go. Ohio State (1-2) responded with a 3-pointer from Cait Craft to close the gap to two but the Lady Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch. Shacobia Barbee contributed 13 points and seven rebounds, while Krista Donald and Engram had 12 points apiece for Georgia, which held a 50-37 rebounding advantage over Ohio State. Engram also had 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal.