• Collected Wisdom: Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky

    INTERVIEWED BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Dave Dravecky grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, with a huge passion for baseball and dream of being the next Sandy Koufax. The road to the major leagues was far from easy.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook undergoes surgical procedure on cheek fracture

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a surgical procedure Saturday in Los Angeles to repair a fracture in the zygomatic arch of his right cheek. He will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers and is scheduled to be evaluated next week.

  • OU basketball: Sooners rally in second half to top TCU

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma didn’t much look like a team battling for a Big 12 title for much of Saturday’s game against TCU. And the Horned Frogs didn’t look like one playing near the basement in the league. The No. 16 Sooners, playing in front of a sparse home crowd thanks to a snow storm, trailed for much of the game but came through in the end to beat the TCU 67-60 on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma has a chance to finish with at least a share of the Big 12 title if it can win its last two conference games—on the road at Iowa State and at home against Kansas.

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech

    staff reports | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Looking to end a three-game slide in Big 12 play, Oklahoma Stat takes on Texas Tech in Lubbock. Follow our live coverage from around the web.

  • OU-Kansas women's basketball game moved to 6 p.m., free admission

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    OU's athletic department announced that Saturday night's women's basketball game against Kansas has been moved up to 6 p.m. and will have free admission. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. but inclement weather prompted the school to make the change. The game is the final home contest of the season for the Sooners, who have won two consecutive games, including a  68-64 upset of No. 3 Baylor in Norman. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center. From SoonerSports.com: "Season ticket holders and other fans who purchased tickets for the game in advance will have first right to occupy their reserved seat locations. For those without tickets, all seats not occupied by the season ticket holder or by fans who purchased tickets in advance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis."

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. TCU

    staff reports | Updated: 10 hr ago

    OU goes for the season sweep against TCU in Big 12 play. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Russell Westbrook undergoes tests after taking a shot to the face in the Thunder's loss at Portland

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent medical tests before leaving the arena following Friday’s game at Portland after taking a knee to the side of the face. The team did not make Westbrook available to the media after the game, and it’s unclear what type of injury he sustained or what he was being evaluated for. […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Portland comes back to beat Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Thunder squandered a 13-point, fourth quarter lead before losing, 115-112, to the Blazers. It was the Thunder’s third loss to Portland this season.

  • High school basketball results: Friday, Feb. 27

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Friday’s Results Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Texhoma 65, Arapaho 43 Pond Creek-Hunter 53, Beaver 45 Calumet 55, Garber 51 (girls) Pond Creek-Hunter 44, Seiling 40 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okla. Christian Aca. 63, Frontier 60 Glencoe 89, Okay 76 Glencoe 55, Oaks 38 (girls) Okarche 54, Woodland 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly vs. Canute, ppd. Snyder vs. Thomas, ppd. Velma-Alma vs. Hydro-Eakly, ppd. (girls) Cheyenne vs. Thomas, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Ada Clayton vs. Rattan, ppd. Stuart vs. Kiowa, ppd. Sterling vs. Kiowa, ppd.

  • Oklahoma state wrestling tournament: Day 1 results

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CLASS 6A At State Fair Arena TEAM SCORING 1. Broken Arrow 105; 2. Stillwater 92.5; 3. Sand Springs 48.5; 4. Norman North 35; 5. Westmoore 34; 6. (tie) Tulsa Union, Yukon 32; 8. (tie) Bixby, Jenks 21; 10. Edmond North 20.5; 11. Midwest City 20; 12. Putnam City 19; 13. (tie) Choctaw, Muskogee 17.5; 15. Putnam North 16; 16. Del City 11; 17. Moore 5; 18. Southmoore 4; 19. (tie) Edmond Memorial, Owasso, Sapulpa 3; 22. Mustang 2; 23. Ponca City 1; 24. (tie) Claremore, Edmond Santa Fe, Enid, Lawton, Norman 0 SEMIFINALS 106: Canon Randall, Westmoore, dec. Tyler Lawley, BA, 8-1; Mason Naifeh, Union, tech. fall Brandon Blose, Sapulpa, 3:10, 16-1 113: Garrett Rowe, Choctaw, dec. Paxton Rosen, EN, 7-1;

  • Trout season at Oklahoma City park closes Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    More than 5,000 rainbow trout were stocked this year at Dolese Youth Park Pond in Okahoma City.

  • Outdoors notebook: Trout tournament set Saturday in Medicine Park

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    The Cobblestone Row Trout Tournament will be Saturday at Medicine Creek in the southwest Oklahoma town of Medicine Park.

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  • A look at how hikers can prevent snakebites

    By Larry Floyd, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    While I haven’t discarded my snakebite kit, I firmly believe the nylon snake gaiters now in my daypack provide better protection of life and limb against a venomous snakebite.

  • State wrestling championships: Chandler's Heath Gray improves to 36-0

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    As Chandler’s Heath Gray stood up to celebrate picking up a pin in the state semifinals, he suddenly realized he had unfinished business. Gray then looked to his coach, stuck up his right index finger and said, “One more match,” immediately shifting his focus to his championship match on Saturday night at 160 pounds in Class 3A. The senior improved to 36-0 with the win and is considered among the most talented wrestlers in Class 3A. But that’s the exact same position he found himself in a season ago heading into Saturday at the state tournament. He was 37-0 as a junior before suffering his only loss of the season in the finals at 170 pounds. “Before my match tonight I was telling myself this has to be

  • College baseball: Sooners split doubleheader with Brigham Young

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oklahoma State comes back to beat Western Illinois.

  • High school basketball roundup: All Saturday games postponed

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The basketball playoffs in all seven classes will get a couple unexpected days off. All of Saturday’s games — including some that had been rescheduled from Friday night — have been postponed until either Monday or Tuesday, depending on site availability. Half of the area championship games to determine state tournament teams in Class A and B were among those postponed, meaning the fields for next weekend’s tournaments won’t be fully decided until Tuesday night. All but two first-round games in the Class 5A and 6A boys playoffs were postponed as well.

  • State wrestling tournament notebook: Tuttle sends 10 to the finals in Class 4A

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Tuttle doesn’t have to wait until Saturday to celebrate its seventh consecutive team state title. The Tigers locked up the Class 4A race on Friday night with 10 wrestlers advancing to the state finals.

  • Oklahoma scene: No. 1 Oklahoma beats No. 16 Illinois in women's gymnastics

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OU will return to Norman next Friday for a showdown with No. 3 Florida. The rematch between 2014 NCAA co-championship teams will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • National swimming, diving championships returning to Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics will conduct the 2015 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships at Oklahoma City Community College. Competition begins Wednesday.