• Score and headline predictions for OSU-Central Michigan

    Today at 02:30 PM

    Here's predictions on the Oklahoma State football season-opener at Central Michigan Thursday from The Oklahoman's OSU coverage team:   John Helsley, OSU beat writer OSU 42, Central Michigan 14 GETTIN' CHIPPY: Cowboys KO Chippewas behind Rudolph, attacking defense to carry on momentum.   Kyle Fredrickson, OSU beat writer OSU 35, Central Michigan 17 CENTRAL SMACKDOWN: Cowboys cruise to week-one victory with well-rounded effort.

  • Du'Vonta Lampkin released from Texas letter of intent, eligible for Sooners

    Today at 06:40 PM

    Whether Texas released Du'Vonta Lampkin from his National Letter of Intent or the NLI office granted the release, Lampkin's battle for immediate eligibility is over. Oklahoma confirmed in a statement Thursday afternoon the highly recruited defensive tackle had been released and would be eligible for the Sooners immediately. Even if he doesn't play this season, the release is crucial. Without it, Lampkin would've lost a year of eligibility as well. Lampkin had signed with the Longhorns but a few months after signing day announced he would attend another school because he couldn't qualify academically at Texas.

  • Live Coverage: Cowboys battling Central Michigan in second half

    Today at 12:00 AM

    It's the season opener for Oklahoma State against Central Michigan. Follow live coverage with The Oklahoman's Kyle Fredrickson and John Helsley and more from around the Web. | The Oklahoman's 2015 OSU predictions | More OSU coverage

  • Live Coverage: Prep Football Week 1

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Join Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh as they bring you updates from Norman North vs. Norman, Edmond Memorial vs. Westmoore, and more games on Week 1 of prep football.

  • Three first-half observations from OSU vs. Central Michigan

    Today at 06:52 PM

    Oklahoma State leads Central Michigan 10-6 at halftime. Here are three thoughts on the first half:

  • How the Cowboys wound up at Central Michigan for their opener

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Why in the world is OSU playing in this game? The answer is a combination of scheduling philosophy and a personal connection between two universities separated by nearly 1,000 driving miles.

  • Report: Dodgers to promote top prospect Corey Seager

    Today at 09:19 AM

    According to multiple reports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are promoting top prospect Corey Seager.

  • Judge lets Tom Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

    Today at 09:48 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

  • Oklahoma freshman Austin Seibert supremely talented and confident, but can he handle field goals and punts?

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Seibert beat out senior Nick Hodgson for the field goal job and junior Jack Steed for punting, and will become the first Sooner to do both since Tress Way in 2009. Before that, Jeff Ferguson handled both field goals and punts in 1998.

  • Rising UCO program loaded with experience heading into season opener

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Bronchos hope to improve on last season's 8-4 record. It all begins 7 p.m. Thursday at Wantland Stadium on the UCO campus as the Bronchos take on Fort Hays (Kan.)

  • Yankees hit 3 HRs in 8-run 2nd inning, beat Red Sox 13-8


    BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Drew and the rest of the bottom of the batting order helped the New York Yankees open an 11-run lead. The Yankees needed almost all of it to leave Fenway Park just one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East. "They put up a big number, and we were able to make it stick," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York beat Boston 13-8 on Wednesday. "When you get guys down there producing the way they are, a lot of times you can put up big numbers. And we did." Drew, the No. 9 hitter in the batting order, had one of the Yankees' five homers against his former team, and he also had a double as New York scored eight times in the second inning on its way to a 12-1 lead. No. 6 hitter Greg Bir

  • District C-4 Preview: Everyone is chasing Fox

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Fox, which went unbeaten in the district last season and finished 11-2 overall, returns starting quarterback Seth Argo, who rushed for 1,109 yards last season and passed for 732 more.

  • Tejada hits inside-the-park homer for Mets vs Phillies


    NEW YORK (AP) — Ruben Tejada has hit an inside-the-park homer for the New York Mets against Philadelphia. With a runner on second and two outs in the second inning Wednesday night, Tejada hit a shallow pop fly down the right-field line. Domonic Brown charged in and reached down but could not make the catch, and the ball bounced by him as he flipped head over heels over a low retaining wall. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez finally chased down the ball in the right-field corner, and Tejada slid home safely without a relay throw to the plate. It was difficult to tell what part of his body Brown landed on. But after the play, he climbed over the wall and back onto the field as a Phillies trainer hustled out to check on him

  • Grizzlies rookie forward Jarell Martin fractures left foot


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies first-round draft pick Jarell Martin has a fractured left foot. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the forward from LSU injured his foot while colliding with another player during a workout earlier that day. Martin will undergo surgery Thursday, and there is no timetable for his return. Grizzlies team physicians Fred Azar and Drew Murphy will perform the surgery. Memphis selected the 21-year-old Martin with the 25th overall pick in the June draft. Martin averaged 13.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in his two-year college career.

  • CORRECTION Washington Police Shooting


    CORRECTS SPELLING TO JON NOT JOHN Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim talks to reporters, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Olympia, Wash., following an investigation into the shooting of two black men earlier this year in Olympia by a white police officer. Tunheim said his investigation found that the shootings were justified. (AP Photo/Ted S.

  • Gray gives up milestone homer to Pujols, A's lose to Angels


    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray's teammates had just given him a nice boost with three runs in the bottom of the first after the Angels put up a four-spot in the top half. Then a healthy Albert Pujols stepped in for a mighty swing in the second, hitting a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 35-homer seasons in their first 15 years, leading Los Angeles past the AL ERA leader and the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Wednesday. "I gave up four and then we came back and put up three and then to give up two back there in the second, it kind of took the air right out of us," Gray said. Josh Phegley hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first when the A's pulled within 4-3, then Brett Lawrie hit his 15th leadi

  • Pujols hits 35th home run as Angels take series from A's


    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has been saying for about 15 years now that he will reflect on the many milestones and special home runs once his career is through, and he still hopes that is many seasons down the road. "I've been blessed my whole career," Pujols said. "I was born to play this game and to hit." Healthy legs powering him again at last, Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 35-homer seasons in their first 15 years, leading the Los Angeles Angels past AL ERA leader Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Wednesday. He is eager to do anything to keep the Angels in the playoff mix. "Albert's obviously put together a Hall of Fame career but we know it's not over yet,

  • OU football: Oklahoma freshman Austin Seibert supremely talented and confident, but can he handle field goals and punts?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Seibert beat out senior Nick Hodgson for the field goal job and junior Jack Steed for punting, and will become the first Sooner to do both since Tress Way in 2009. Before that, Jeff Ferguson handled both field goals and punts in 1998.

  • High school volleyball: Norman North volleyball young but ready to contend

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Despite suffering its first in-state loss on Tuesday night to No. 3 Edmond North, Norman North has made itself known as a legitimate contender in 6A this season.

  • Goldschmidt leaves Diamondbacks for birth of his first child


    DENVER (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left the team to be with his wife, Amy, for the birth of the couple's first child. Goldschmidt left Denver for Phoenix on a flight late Tuesday night. Manager Chip Hale said Goldschmidt would miss Wednesday's game against the Rockies and most likely Friday's game at the Chicago Cubs. "They're in the process right now of having the baby," Hale said. "We're excited for them. We'll be without him tonight and probably the first game in Chicago. It gives some other guys an opportunity to play and get some at-bats. It's exciting for them." Goldschmidt played both games of Tuesday's doubleheader sweep of Colorado. He homered in the nightcap.

  • Rockies recall RHPs Brown, Miller from Triple-A


    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies recalled right-handers Brooks Brown and Justin Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque. Both pitchers were available for Wednesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brown is making his third appearance on Colorado's roster. He last pitched for the Rockies on June 16 before going on the 15-day disabled list two days later with right shoulder inflammation. He was activated Aug. 22 and optioned to Albuquerque. Brown is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games for Colorado. Miller, who was optioned Aug. 23, is in his fourth stint with the Rockies. He is 1-2 with 4.58 ERA in 19 appearances for Colorado.

  • RG3 makes first comments since losing Redskins QB job


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Griffin III made his first public comments since losing his job to Kirk Cousins, but didn't address the Redskins' starting quarterback situation. Griffin spoke at a team awards luncheon attended by roughly 500 guests on Wednesday. He was honored by the Redskins for his community work with military families. Citing his own childhood in an Army household, Griffin in his acceptance speech pledged to continue his volunteer work. "In the military, the one thing you have is your word," Griffin said. "When you give your word to somebody, that means you're going to follow through. And I give my word to my family, to the Washington Redskins, to my teammates and the military that I'll always be there f

  • Pirates' Aramis Ramirez greeted warmly back in Milwaukee


    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of a pennant race hasn't changed third baseman Aramis Ramirez's mind about retirement. Ramirez said on Wednesday that he couldn't envision a better ending to his 18-year career than playing in a pennant race. Ramirez started his career in Pittsburgh. Milwaukee sent Ramirez to the Pirates on July 23 for a minor leaguer. The three-game series in Milwaukee this week marked Ramirez's first visit back since the deal. The 37-year-old Ramirez received a standing ovation when he hit a solo homer in the ninth inning on Tuesday against his former team. Ramirez spent more than three seasons with the Brewers after signing as a free agent before the 2012

  • Former Bears LB Briggs says he plans to retire


    CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire. Briggs said Wednesday afternoon during CSN Chicago's telecast of the Cubs' game against the Reds at Wrigley Field that he is ready to call it a career. He said he plans to submit his retirement papers soon, although he did not completely shut the door on playing again for the right offer. "If somebody called me and they said, 'Hey Lance, we'd like you to come play football,' I'm gonna say I'm happily gonna retire," Briggs said. "And if they said 'well, Lance, you know we're gonna offer you this,' I'm gonna say 'well, there's a good chance you're gonna have a new football player.

  • Votto 3-run HR in 9th after Bryant error, Reds beat Cubs 7-4


    CHICAGO (AP) — After striking out three times, Joey Votto was looking for a pitch he wouldn't make an out on. When he saw it, the Cincinnati Reds first baseman made sure he didn't miss. Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, lifting the Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Wednesday. Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) retired the first two batters in the ninth. Jason Bourgeois, who homered earlier, followed with a single. Jay Bruce hit a hard grounder that went through Bryant's legs for an error, and Votto connected for his 27th home run. "It was a quality pitch I sent in the right direction," Votto said. "We ended up getting three runs from

  • Cross country notebook: Norman girls make early statement

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    In what stands to be an intriguing year in Class 6A girls cross country, Norman put the rest of the class on notice with an impressive early victory last Saturday at Deer Creek.

  • Tulsa women's basketball conference schedule released


    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Tulsa women's basketball American Athletic Conference schedule has been released and has the Golden Hurricane opening conference play with back-to-back home games. The schedule released Wednesday shows TU opening AAC play with home games Dec. 30 against East Carolina and Jan. 2 against SMU; then traveling to three-time defending national champion Connecticut on Jan. 6, followed by games at Temple on Jan. 8 and Memphis on Jan. 10. TU hosts Cincinnati on Jan. 13 and Tulane on Jan. 16; then a trip to Houston on. Jan. 20. Memphis is at Tulsa on Jan. 23 before Connecticut visits Jan. 27. Tulsa is at Central Florida Jan. 30 and East Carolina on Jan. 3, then at home against Houston Feb.

  • Chewing tobacco ban at Fenway, other Boston ballparks OK'd


    BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly called dip, chew or snuff. The council unanimously approved the ban proposed this summer by Mayor Marty Walsh, who will have to sign the measure before it takes effect next April. The ban also has the backing of the Boston Red Sox and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, a mouth cancer survivor. The ban prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco on all ballfields where professional, collegiate, high school or amateur sports are played. V

  • Wing, Berry in tight battle for Steelers punter


    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the final game of the regular season with only one real starting spot up for grabs. Punters Brad Wing and Jordan Berry have been in a heated competition for the job over the last six months, with no clear favorite heading into Thursday night's exhibition against Carolina. Berry has a slightly better average through four games, though Wing has been more consistent. The fellow Australians have been working side by side since the offseason and both say they're not sure which way the coaching staff will decide. Wing was solid if not spectacular as a rookie, but experience often doesn't count. The Steelers have used eight different punters since 2006. ___ AP NFL w

  • OSU football: How the Cowboys wound up at Central Michigan for their opener

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Why in the world is OSU playing in this game? The answer is a combination of scheduling philosophy and a personal connection between two universities separated by nearly 1,000 driving miles.