• Lauren Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run against Baylor on Saturday. With the Sooners leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and 90th of her career, tying […]

  • Sooner women gymnasts finish third at NCAAs

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Florida has won a third straight NCAA women’s gymnastics title, and didn’t have to share the crown this time. After winning the school’s first championship in 2013, Florida and Oklahoma tied for the title last year. The Gators finished at 197.850 in the Super Six finals Saturday night, edging past Utah despite Georgia Dabritz’s second 10 in two days and a nearly perfect vault that was almost enough to give the Utes their first title since 1995. Utah finished second at 197.800 this year, and the Sooners were third at 197.525. Dabritz had both 10s on the uneven bars. She was the first with multiple perfect scores in the same national meet since 2009, when Courtney Kupets had three

  • Mason Rudolph give Cowboys a much-needed leader at quarterback

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Mason Rudolph is more than just the Cowboy quarterback. At age 19, he’s the Cowboys’ offensive leader.

  • Oklahoman Super 5 and All-State boys basketball roster

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Find out who made the 2014-15 team.

  • Scott Brooks earns votes of confidence from his three stars

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Russell Westbrook gave Scott Brooks the most ringing endorsement you might ever hear a player give a coach. He called him a friend. Westbrook was only one of three significant votes of confidence Brooks received.

  • Cowboys live up to 'We're Taking it Back' mantra in spring game

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OSU forced just 14 turnovers last season, a mark that ranked No. 116 nationally. Compare that to 2011, when OSU tallied an astounding 44.

  • OSU's Zac Veatch embracing another new role

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Saturday in the Orange-White Game, the junior-to-be stamped himself as more than a glorified blocker, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph. Even Veatch didn’t see that coming late last fall.

  • Energy FC opens new-look Taft Stadium with a victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Energy fell behind early after a Seattle goal from Darwin Jones in the 32nd minute. Oklahoma City didn’t need much recovery time, however, and powered its way back into the match before some late-game heroics led Energy FC to a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 6,752.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder Exit Interviews, Day 2

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Dion Waiters and Mitch McGary have their exit interviews to wrap up the Thunder season. Follow along with Thunder writer Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer Kyle Fredrickson

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Oklahoma State is gearing up for the Spring Game on Saturday. Ask Kyle Fredrickson your Cowboys football questions on the Power Lunch chat live at 11 a.m.

  • Reggie Jackson made Scotty Brooks' job more difficult

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Russell Westbrook made a couple of references Thursday that sort of went under the radar and is indirectly tied to Scotty Brooks’ job performance. I wrote about Brooks’ job status for the Friday Oklahoman. You can read that column here. Westbrook talked about his support for Brooks, but here’s a quote I didn’t use: “Obviously, […]

  • Timeline Ties Newspaper, Community

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The newspaper and community are bound inextricably one to another, with The Daily Star-Journal today continuing the work of the newspaper’s forebearers by holding up a mirror into which the community sees its reflection, good or ill, accurately. Dates and events provided herein – each footnoted and provided to the Johnson County Historical Society – are taken from a variety of sources, with most coming from the newspaper’s own pages. 1800s 1833: Martin Warren settled on land that would become Warrensburg. 1860, May 18: James D. Eads and J. Milton Bonham edited The Western Missourian, Warrensburg. The paper carried news and advertising, including about runaway slaves. 1861-1865: No one published a pap

  • University of Mary names new head men's basketball coach

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lake Region State College men's basketball coach Joe Kittell has been named the new head coach at the University of Mary. Kittell's move from the Devils Lake school to the Bismarck school was announced Thursday. He was being formally introduced as the new coach of the Marauders on Friday. The Garrison native during his career has coached at the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division I levels. In his two seasons at Lake Region, he led his teams to a record of 42-20. Kittell is the eighth head coach in Marauders history. He replaces Jevin Budde, who resigned in February after four seasons and a 28-79 record.

  • Jim Ned's Allyn earns state berth with second-place finish

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    BAIRD — Entering Day 2 of the Region I-3A girls golf tournament just one stroke off the third and final spot for a state berth, the Jim Ned Lady Indians gave themselves a chance to see Austin for a fifth consecutive year. It didn't happen. After shooting a first-round 374, Jim Ned closed the event with a 390 on Thursday to place fourth at Shady Oaks Golf Course — 32 strokes behind third-place Childress and 71 behind regional champion Sonora. One Jim Ned player, senior Landry Allyn, who pieced together rounds of 77 and 79, will go to Austin as a medalist after placing second in the individual standings. She is the lone Class 3A girls player from the Big Country to punch her ticket to the state tournament this season.

  • Wylie's Bilbo finishes third at I-3A tourney, nabs state berth

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    LUBBOCK — Tyler Bilbo had to play an extra hole Thursday, after tying two other golfers at the Region I-4A boys golf tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course. The good news, though, there was little pressure for the Wylie senior in the playoff. All three players had already locked up state berths. Bilbo shot even-par 72 Thursday to finish tied for third with a 146. Seminole's Luke Wimmer (76-70—146) and Landon Mack (76-70—146), playing as a medalist from Andrews, also tied for third. The top two finishers, however, were both from teams that also qualified for state. So that gave Bilbo, Wimmer and Mack the other three individual spots. "I thought he played really well," Wylie coach Terry Barrington said. "He hit the

  • Cooper golfers Casey, Fortune earn state berths

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    LUBBOCK — Sometimes a shot here or there makes all the difference between going to state and staying home. It certainly did in Dakota Fortune's situation. Cooper teammate Riley Casey, however, had plenty of leeway. Casey shot a 3-under-par 69 on Thursday to win the Region I-5A boys golf tournament by eight strokes at The Rawls Course. The Cooper junior finished with a two-round total of 135. Fort Worth Arlington Heights Blue's Zach Cole finished second with a 143, after shooting 74 Thursday. He also was in second after Day 1 with a 69. Casey won't be going to state alone. The senior Fortune shot 75 on Thursday to wrap up the tournament with a 151 to beat out two other players for the third and final state medalist ber

  • Music, food, golf, fellowship to raise funds for organ donation

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A San Angelo born-and-bred charity that has had a statewide impact will present two days of entertainment — music, food, golf and camaraderie — this weekend to raise money to promote the cause of organ donation and to honor the memory of Paige Corbell. Corbell died suddenly at age 25 in 2009, and her mother, Keli Pearce, along with others who knew Paige, established the Turn the Paige Foundation. Paige Corbell was a passionate advocate for organ donation, and as a result of her death, seven organ donation recipients got a new chance at life and health. Each year in the spring, the foundation hosts an event featuring several hours of live music and a golf tournament. This year the bands will be playing Sunday at Blaine’s

  • ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Suspended After Berating Parking Attendant on Video (Warning: Graphic Language)

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    It was an ugly exchange – and it was all caught on video. ESPN reporter Britt McHenry wasn't happy when her car was towed on April 6, and she apparently took out her anger on the parking lot attendant. Unfortunately for McHenry, the tirade was all caught on video. The video was posted online and went viral on Thursday.

  • Uihlein shoots 68 in gusty conditions to lead in Shenzhen

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Peter Uihlein made five birdies in gusty conditions and shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Shenzhen International. The American started his round on the 10th hole and was 1 under on the back nine, where the strong wind made play more difficult. He then added three birdies on the front nine to finish at 9-under 135 total. "It was tricky today. The wind was swirling quite a bit," said Uihlein, whose only previous win on the European Tour came at the 2013 Madeira Islands Open. "I got the back nine out of the way pretty quickly. I played very solid. I felt like getting anything under par on the back nine was nice, and I played a pretty stress free front nine,

  • Seminole's Luke Wimmer qualifies for state golf tournament

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Shane Wimmer has a medal and all sorts of memories from three trips to the state golf tournament when he was a teenager. Now his son will have the same opportunity. Seminole junior Luke Wimmer shot a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Region I-4A tournament Thursday at Shadow Hills, good for a three-way tie for third and a trip to state. Wimmer rallied from tied for ninth after the first day, when he shot 76. “Yesterday was real nerve wracking,” he said. “I didn’t even calm down until the back nine. Today the first tee shot was bad, and after that I felt good all day.” The weather was nice. Wimmer kept the ball in the fairway. Everything went more smoothly in a three-birdie, one-bogey round. He chipped in fr

  • Shockers reflect on season during awards ceremony (PHOTOS)

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Zach Bush started things off with an impersonation. Tekele Cotton ended things with a lasting impression. Thursday night’s postseason celebration for the Wichita State basketball team’s season took time to honor Cotton and Darius Carter, the Shockers’ two departing seniors, a season that included a second straight Missouri Valley Conference championship, an NCAA Tournament win over Kansas, a Sweet 16 appearance and lots of individual accolades for junior guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, who were named co-winners of The Wichita Eagle’s Most Valuable Player award. It was the first time two Shockers have shared the award since 1980, when future NBA players Cliff Levingston and Antoine Carr were co-winners.

  • Wichita State's Alex Harden chosen in WNBA Draft

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Alex Harden, the leading scorer in Wichita State women’s basketball history, was taken with the 18th pick in the WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night. The pick came during the second round of the draft. The Mercury is the defending WNBA champion. Harden earned honorable mention AP All-America this season after averaging 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Shockers, leading WSU to a 29-5 season and its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. Harden finished her career with 1,708 points. She was chosen Missouri Valley Conference player of the year after leading WSU to its third straight Valley title. Kansas senior Chelsea Gardner was taken No. 21, going to the Indiana Fever.

  • Michigan State's Costello undergoes successful knee surgery

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State says Matt Costello should be able to resume full basketball activity in a few weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The school says in a statement that the 6-foot-9 Costello underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday. Costello finished his junior season with Michigan State's Final Four appearance. He averaged seven points and 5.2 rebounds a game last season for the Spartans.

  • Pauls Valley Golf Tournament Results (GIRLS)

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Wednesday, April 15 GIRLS Pauls Valley Tournament At Pauls Valley Golf Course Team Standings 1. Pauls Valley394 2. Turner402 3. Sulphur463 4. ALLEN516 Top 10 Individuals 1. Tracy McGill, Turner84 2. Shelby O’Dell, Turner87 3. Delaney Daniel, Byng93 4. Sarah Henry, Pauls Valley95 5. Kara Cornell, Sulphur99 6. Jia Tu, Pauls Valley99 7. Ana Hernandez, Pauls Valley100 8. Molly Livingston, Pauls Valley100 9. Tayln Herrin, Byng102 10.

  • The Dallas Morning News Eddie Sefko column

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NBA PLAYOFFS Game 1: Mavericks at Rockets, 8:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) If the Mavericks’ first-round series against Houston were a game of two-on-two, they’d be in deep trouble. Shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard are two of the very best at the positions they play. Harden, a legitimate MVP candidate, finished second in the NBA in scoring. Howard, who missed half the season to injuries, has begun flashing signs that he’s back to being a dominant force in the paint. What’s a seventh-seeded team to do, other than hacking Howard relentlessly to send the 53 percent free thrower to the line and blanketing Harden with multiple defenders and hoping he doesn’t pick you apart? In Howard, the Maveri

  • Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain is criticizing an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country. The government said in a statement released late Thursday that the report had "significant shortcomings" and did not reflect important clarifications provided by authorities. Bahrain also says the report glosses over "highly significant strides" the government has taken to enact institutional and legal reforms over the past four years. The 79-page report documents what the London-based group calls a "chilling crackdown on dissent" that includes the continued jailing of activists, bans on protests in the capital and instances of torture and o

  • Jewell Loyd taken first in WNBA draft by Seattle

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The 2015 WNBA draft was a historic night as underclassmen were taken with the top two picks. Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame and Amanda Zahui B. of Minnesota went No. 1 and No. 2. Zahui B., who is a red-shirt sophomore at Minnesota, said she doesn't know if this will be a trend with underclassmen turning pro. The league has strict rules about entering the draft. Both players were eligible because they will turn 22 this year. "I'm not really sure, both me and Jewell are very unique players," Zahui B. said. "Whoever wants to do it, be sure about it. Make sure you're happy. This feeling is amazing." Loyd was the first Notre Dame player to be taken No. 1. The All-American jokingly said she'd remin

  • Four Stillwater High seniors sign letters of intent

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Four more Stillwater High students officially made college athletics a part of their future Wednesday afternoon inside Pioneer Fieldhouse. Three SHS sports – girls basketball, girls soccer and track – were highlighted at the college signing festivities. Lauren Stettnisch, Natalie Speer, Hannah Grant and Bo Frohock all signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers and they will be going to three different states. Frohock will be traveling the furthest for his college career. The Pioneer distance runner will be running track at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. One of the primary reasons Frohock chose to attend college in the northwest because of family friends that work at the university.