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  • Oklahoma State football: Breaking down the running back depth chart

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    STILLWATER — So, which back gets the ball in Oklahoma State’s offense, now that Tyreek Hill has joined Desmond Roland and Rennie Childs in the mix for carries? That’s the dilemma ... for opposing defenses. “It creates something for the defense to they don’t know what to expect,” said Roland. “We can give it to me up the middle, then run Tyreek up the sideline.” Childs offers a mix of the two, the quickness to run away from defenders, but also a toughness to run between the tackles. All will play. Sometimes together, in packages of two and even the complete trio. The Cowboys have options.

  • Wozniacki rallies for win at New Haven

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open. Wozniacki got off to a sluggish start. A four-time champion of the New Haven tournament, the fourth-seeded Wozniacki lost the first three games of the match against Bacsinszky, a qualifier. Wozniacki battled back to even the set at 4-4. But Bacsinszky got a break of serve in the next game, and then closed out the set by scoring on a drop shot. "I have to give her credit, she started out well," Wozniacki said. "She got some matches under her belt playing qualifiers, and that helped her. I felt pretty good out there. It just took a while to get started.

  • Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday. No matter. His Atlanta Braves teammates gave him a six-run lead before he threw a pitch. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a big first inning, and the Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. The early outburst was enough for Santana, who allowed three solo homers among nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. "I know I didn't have my stuff today, but for me it was one of my best games because I gave up three runs," said Santana (13-6), who improved to 8-1 over his past 10 starts. "Anytime you give up three runs or less, it's a good outing. So I'll take it".

  • BC-BBN--Reds-Cardinals,Extra Innings,Advisory

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Editors: The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals are tied 5-5 after nine innings.

  • RT Robinson out for season with knee injury

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State offensive lineman Damien Robinson is out for the season after suffering a knee injury during a scrimmage. Coach Dan Mullen confirmed Robinson's injury on Monday after practice, saying the 6-foot-8, 325-pound senior tore an anterior cruciate ligament during a scrimmage on Friday night. Robinson has appeared in 37 career games, mostly on special teams, but was the likely starter at right tackle this fall. Some of the candidates to fill the vacancy include Rufus Warren, Justin Senior or Cole Carter. Mullen could also move Justin Malone from guard to tackle. Mississippi State opens its season on Aug. 30 at home against Southern Mississippi.

  • Johnny Football flips the bird at an opposing bench

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Midway through the third quarter in the Monday night preseason NFL matchup between the Browns and the Redskins, Johnny Manziel … well, you really don’t need me to explain it much more than this. Watch it below in Vine form, via gifdsports.

  • Querrey beats Riba in 1st round of Winston-Salem

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Querrey didn't play his best tennis Monday — except when it counted. Querrey got two key services breaks to beat Spain's Pere Riba 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open, the final tuneup before next week's U.S. Open. "My year's been pretty average — a lot of two steps forward, one step back," Querrey said. "I had that same problem last year, but I was able to get it going in this tournament. I've played well here in the past, so I'm going to do my best to keep it up." The 26-year-old American, who had advanced to the semifinals at Winston-Salem the last two years, got a mini-break to win the first-set tiebreaker. Querrey, ranked 56th, then closed out the match w

  • Don’t grow cynical of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Dave Noriega, KSL | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised an unprecedented amount of money for ALS, don't let the viral nature make a cynic out of you

  • High school football: Transition to new head coach has been easy for Putnam City North

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Last week, for the first time in 23 years, football practice opened at Putnam City North without Bob Wilson in charge, following the longtime coach’s retirement in April. But the appointment of Rod Richardson to fill his former boss’ shoes has made for an incredibly smooth transition.

  • BC-BBN--Diamondbacks-Nationals,Extra Inning,Advisory

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Editors: The Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals are tied 4-4 after nine innings.

  • South Carolina reserve CB Smith out for season

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina reserve cornerback Jamari Smith is out for the season after breaking his left foot at a scrimmage last weekend. The school announced the sophomore's injury on Monday. Smith was in the mix at cornerback, a position where the ninth-ranked Gamecocks enter the season without last year's starters in Jimmy Legree and Victor Hampton. Smith enrolled at South Carolina as a running back and gained 103 yards in a backup role in a 70-10 victory against Coastal Carolina last season. He moved back to the secondary after the season and came out of spring practice as a backup. South Carolina's cornerback rotation got a boost this summer with three freshmen in Al Harris Jr., Wesley Green and Chris

  • Oklahoma RB Mixon suspended for season

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault. Mixon, one of the nation's top recruits and a potential starter, is accused of knocking a woman unconscious with a punch and breaking several bones in her face last month. A release from the school Monday said university President David Boren accepted the recommendation of athletic director Joe Castiglione and coach Bob Stoops to suspend Mixon. He will be excluded from all team activities and removed from the team roster. After Monday's practice, Stoops chose not to talk about Mixon.

  • Oklahoma State notebook: OSU sells more than 1,500 student tickets for opener in Arlington

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Craig Bauman, OSU ticket manager, said his office had 550 lower-bowl tickets ($45) and 700 upper-deck tickets ($25) available for students when the sales office opened 8 a.m. Monday. They were sold out by noon.

  • No. 14 Badgers won't unveil starting QB until LSU

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 14 Wisconsin won't officially announce its starting quarterback until the season opener on Aug. 30 against No. 13 LSU. Coach Gary Andersen made the announcement Monday following the team's second scrimmage. Andersen said that returning starter Joel Stave and challenger Tanner McEvoy had solid efforts in a scrimmage that included three offensive turnovers and one defensive touchdown. Andersen will sit down with offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and make a decision soon about the starting job, but he doesn't plan to share it. It's the same way he handled the competition last preseason before picking Stave. The incumbent appears to be the front-runner.

  • Oklahoma State football: Larry Mahsetky gets the star treatment by OSU supporters

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Even though Mahsetky knew his story was going to be published in The Oklahoman, he never quite expected the aftermath it would bring.

  • Sales tax hike sought in Norman for 'quality of life' improvements

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Norman Forward is an ambitious initiative petition drive that proposes a 15-year, half-cent sales tax increase to pay for $171.5 million worth of improvements ranging from new libraries to sports arenas. Organizers of the petition drive in the central Oklahoma city say it’s a one-vote proposition.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Frank Shannon doesn't practice with first team

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Sophomore Jordan Evans figures to play in Shannon’s place if he isn’t available for the season opener Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.

  • OKC Thunder: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer guarantees season-opening win over 'old Seattle team'

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Steve Ballmer ushered in his ownership era with the Clippers in style on Monday afternoon, staging an offseason pep rally in Staples Center for his new fanbase. During it, Ballmer was introduced to the crowd with an Eminem song, before delivering a wild and eccentric speech in which the energetic billionaire made his fare share of bold […]

  • Joe Mixon will always be the guy who hit the girl

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    No plea, no verdict, no court decision of any kind, will change that. Mixon has begun a sentence that will take years to serve.

  • Reds activate Phillips from DL

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The slumping Cincinnati Reds have activated Brandon Phillips from the 15-day disabled list and inserted the second baseman into their starting lineup at St. Louis. Phillips was placed on the DL on July 11 after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was batting sixth for Monday night's opener of a three-game set against the Cardinals. Phillips is wearing a brace to prevent the thumb from bending backward but had two hits his last rehab game. "I would not say he's 100 percent like brand new and that may not be until spring training of next year," manager Bryan Price said. "But he's definitely good to play.