• VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Week 7 featured dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in […]

  • Joe Mixon misdemeanor trial could be delayed

    Today at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — The misdemeanor trial for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon is tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 27 but could be delayed into December. At a jury selection hearing Monday at the Cleveland County Courthouse, district judge Steven Stice scheduled a Friday pretrial hearing where the date of the trial will become clearer. Mixon, who is suspended from the football team for the season, was charged with one count of acts resulting in gross injury after a July 25 incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe just north of OU’s campus. The incident left 20-year-old OU student Amelia Rae Molitor with multiple facial fractures. Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, estimated the trail could

  • Mike Gundy doesn't see JW Walsh returning this season

    Today at 02:31 AM

    Walsh has only appeared in two games this season -- the Cowboys' season opener against then-No. 1 Florida State and against Missouri State.

  • Week 8's Top 10 Oklahoma high school football games

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    District title races are heating up, and playoff spots are on the line as Week 8 of the high school football season arrives.

  • Minnesota trounces Thunder, Russell Westbrook loses cool

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    “He’s going to have to do a better job of controlling his emotions, there’s no question,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks.

  • OU teammates support Michael Hunnicutt

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    “You have to hug him up and make sure he knows we’re behind him 100 percent,” Sooners linebacker Geneo Grissom said. “He’s been one of the most consistent kickers I’ve been around since I’ve been here. You have to make sure he keeps his chin up and that he knows we’re 100 percent behind him.”

  • DeMarco Murray runs for 128, sets NFL milestone during Cowboys victory

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    On Sunday, Murray became the first running back in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards the first seven games of a season.

  • Is the time now for OSU to play freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph?

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    In one way or another, coach Mike Gundy has made repeated comment that he hasn’t considered playing Rudolph. But Gundy’s track record shows he’s willing to pull a starting quarterback if he feels the time is right.

  • Breaking down the College Football Playoff outlook

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Oklahomans have been relegated to the bystanders in the first four-team playoff. So here’s a somewhat neutral eye on where things stand


  • Dallas Cowboys: DeMarco Murray sets a standard for NFL running backs

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The former Oklahoma standout is sure to give credit to his offensive linemen; does not want to compare himself to pro football legends such as Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson.

  • Dallas Cowboys: DeMarco Murray runs for 128, sets NFL milestone during Cowboys victory

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    On Sunday, Murray became the first running back in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards the first seven games of a season.

  • Tim Lincecum waits his turn, still yet to pitch

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever. No words necessary. Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants' latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two. Ask anybody, and it's a little bit freaky not seeing The Freak on that familiar October stage. A two-time NL Cy Young Award winner relegated to the back of the bullpen. Lincecum hasn't pitched since Sept.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks unsure whether he will rest Russell Westbrook on back-to-backs this season

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Russell Westbrook has looked great in the preseason. So it’s expected that he will have no restrictions once the regular season starts, particularly after the injury to Kevin Durant. But Scott Brooks, at least for now, wasn’t ready to rule that out.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Silver lining of blowout loss is improvement in run game

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Against TCU, Tyreek Hill ran for 52 yards on 11 carries and Desmond Roland carried the ball 23 times for 84 yards.

  • Up next for Oklahoma State football: Scouting No. 22 West Virginia

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Mountaineers, fresh off a 41-27 upset of Baylor, come to Stillwater on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma football: Teammates support Michael Hunnicutt

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    “You have to hug him up and make sure he knows we’re behind him 100 percent,” Sooners linebacker Geneo Grissom said. “He’s been one of the most consistent kickers I’ve been around since I’ve been here. You have to make sure he keeps his chin up and that he knows we’re 100 percent behind him.”

  • Oklahoma State football: Is the time now to play freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph?

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    In one way or another, coach Mike Gundy has made repeated comment that he hasn’t considered playing Rudolph. But Gundy’s track record shows he’s willing to pull a starting quarterback if he feels the time is right.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Cody Thomas' brief appearance shows promise

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    With the game scoreless, Cody Thomas came in and led the Sooners right down the field for a touchdown in what became a 31-30 Oklahoma loss.

  • Breaking down the College Football Playoff outlook

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Oklahomans have been relegated to the bystanders in the first four-team playoff. So here’s a somewhat neutral eye on where things stand

  • Week 8's Top 10 Oklahoma high school football games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    District title races are heating up, and playoff spots are on the line as Week 8 of the high school football season arrives.

  • Jay Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic

    Yesterday

    CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic. The 60-year-old former Wake Forest player has 17 victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning nine times on the PGA Tour. He also won the event in 2005 and 2009. "Sixty is some sort of benchmark, not that many guys have done that," Haas said. "It's just a number, I guess. I still like feel I'm capable, especially after this weekend, and it certainly gives me some confidence for the last couple events and into next year. Hopefully, I won't completely fall off the map when I turn 61 in December.

  • River Plate wins 3-0 and moves four points clear

    Yesterday

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Colombian striker Teo Gutierrez scored twice as River Plate defeated Belgrano 3-0 on Sunday to move four points clear atop the Argentine first division. Leonel Vangioni gave River a 1-0 lead in the first half, and Gutierrez scored in the 71st minute with his second coming just minutes from the fulltime. River coach Marcelo Gallardo says "in the second half we felt the fatigue, but Teo's goal put us back in control." River improved to 28 points, four clear of Lanus and five ahead of Independiente after 12 rounds. In other matches Sunday, Rosario Central defeated Newell's 2-0, and Racing Club defeated Velez Sarsfield 2-0.

  • Johnson, Earnhardt fail to advance for Hendrick

    Yesterday

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day that saw three Hendrick Motorsports drivers eliminated from championship contention. Johnson, the six-time and defending NASCAR champion, led nearly half the laps Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway but couldn't pull off a Hail Mary in a race he had to win to advance into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Neither could teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., leaving the Chase without NASCAR's most dominant driver of the past decade (Johnson) and its most popular figure. Fellow Hendrick driver Kasey Kahne also was eliminated on a day that saw the 12-driver field cut to eight.

  • Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin was one shot behind Kevin Streelman when his eagle put him back in the lead. He closed with a birdie for a 3-under 68 and a two-shot victory at the TPC Summerlin. The 27-year-old from South Carolina won in his 56th career start. Moments after Martin made his eagle putt, Streelman missed a 5-foot birdie putt that would have tied him for the lead. Streelman still made five birdies over his last seven holes for a 65. Martin finished at 20-under 264. The victory sends him back to the Masters. Martin played Augusta National in 2010 as the U.S. Amateur

  • Cruzeiro wins again, opens 7-point lead in Brazil

    Yesterday

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Cruzeiro scored late to beat Vitoria 1-0 on Sunday, ending a two-match losing streak and increasing its lead to seven points in the Brazilian league. Defender Dede scored the winner with an 84th-minute header at the Barradao Stadium in Salvador, leaving the defending champion with a comfortable lead with nine rounds left in the competition. Sao Paulo moved to second place by beating Bahia 2-1 on Saturday, while Internacional dropped nine points back in third place after losing 2-1 to Corinthians at home on Sunday. Peru striker Paolo Guerrero scored one of Corinthians' goals at the Beira-Rio Stadium. Before Santos beat Palmeiras 3-1 at the Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo, a 21-year-old man died after a c

  • Big 12 rankings: TCU returns to No. 1

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    Time for the weekly Big 12 rankings, based on resumes, not standings. And TCU has returned to the top. The Frogs routed OSU 42-9 in Fort Worth, right after Kansas State upset OU 31-30 and West Virginia bounced Baylor 41-27. Why TCU over K-State? Both are 5-1. But the Frogs’ victories are slightly more impressive […]

  • How the Wyoming football program has been successfully recruiting Oklahomans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson, Douglass’ Dameko Doddles and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson have verbally committed to Wyoming, and another local star — Del City’s Davion Freeman — recently took an official visit there as he weighs the five schools that have offered him.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.

  • Oklahoma football: McAlester's Dalton Wood goes from under the radar to Sooner commitment

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is McAlester’s quarterback, but will play tight end for Oklahoma. He accounted for seven touchdowns — three rushing, three passing and one on a kick return — in last week’s 63-20 rout at Noble.