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  • Former rivals join forces at East Tennessee State

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State. They spent a lot of the 1990s trying to beat the other while both were in North Carolina. Torbush was the Tar Heels' head coach from 1998-2000; O'Cain coached the Wolfpack from 1993-99. When O'Cain was fired at North Carolina State, he joined Torbush's staff at North Carolina for a year. Now they're back together, reviving the Football Championship Subdivision program at ETSU. "I think both of us feel like we have a lot of coaching left in us," the 62-year-old Torbush said. "The great thing about Mike in my opinion

  • Arkansas enjoying resurgence under Bielema

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bret Bielema didn't shy away from reflecting on where Arkansas has been and how far it's come. A few wins in a row, including Bielema's first over a power conference team with the Razorbacks, will do that for a coach. After two lost seasons following the Bobby Petrino scandal, Arkansas appears to have finally turned the corner toward Southeastern Conference relevance under its second-year coach. The Razorbacks (2-1), just a few weeks removed from ending a school-worst 10-game losing streak, won their second straight game last week — doing so in dominating fashion against Texas Tech.

  • Marshall coach, QB team up for United Way

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tickets are on sale for a football signed by Marshall University head football coach Doc Holliday and his star quarterback, Rakeem Cato. The autographed ball is part of the fundraising drive of the United Way of the River Cities. While the United Way campaign on Marshall's Huntington campus doesn't kick off until Sept. 22, ticket sales for the autographed ball are intended to jump start the campaign. Tickets for the football are $3 each, or $5 for two tickets. They can be purchased in the Memorial Student Center lobby through Oct. 1. That is also the date of the drawing.

  • Phillies' Williams pitches a gem in loss

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerome Williams' fantastic effort was overshadowed by an even better outing by Andrew Cashner. Cashner threw a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning Monday night to beat the Phillies 1-0. Cashner (4-7) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one in winning for the second straight time after going winless since April 16 against Colorado. Cashner has a franchise-best 17 straight home starts where he's allowed two or fewer earned runs. Williams (3-2) limited the Padres to an unearned run, three hits and two walks in 7 2-3 innings. "It's tough," Williams said about his outing. "I just wanted to keep putting up zeros. H

  • Mountaineer ticket office expands hours

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Mountaineer ticket office is expanding its hours of operation leading to Saturday's showdown with No. 4 Oklahoma. The ticket office will be open at West Virginia University Coliseum for in-person and phone sales from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. through Thursday. That's an additional two hours each day. Friday's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Milan Puskar Stadium ticket office will be open Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Fans can also purchase online at WVUGAME.com. To avoid long lines on game day, fans can select the print at home or mobile deliver options.

  • Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Wade Miley struggled in his last start against San Francisco, digging his hole deeper as he tried to power his way out of it. With some advice from his coaches, the Arizona left-hander worked on slowing things down between starts. It turned out well in a rematch against San Francisco, putting a dent in the Giants' NL West chances. Miley pitched seven effective innings, Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, and the Diamondback sent the Giants to the third straight loss, 6-2 on Monday night. "He was frustrated and throwing hard, yanking a lot of balls, unable to make an adjustment," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of Miley's previous start. "Today he got out there and slowed down and

  • Dodgers ride 8-run inning to 11-3 win over Rockies

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Matt Kemp helped fire up the offense with his first-inning homer. He also got fired up over something Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Yasiel Puig either said or did. Even teammates quarrel in the middle of a heated pennant race. Kemp had an animated chat with Puig in the dugout during the middle of the game with the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. He wasn't willing to divulge details of the conversation after the Dodgers used an eight-run sixth inning to beat the Rockies 11-3. "A good game we played today, huh?" Kemp said. "A good game. Go Dodgers." Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly wasn't forthcoming, either, after cameras caught Kemp trailing behind Puig and saying something.

  • Cashner lifts Padres past Phillies, 1-0

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the San Diego Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning Monday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0. Cashner (4-7) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one in winning for the second straight time after going winless since April 16 against Colorado. Cashner has a franchise-best 17 straight home starts where he's allowed two or fewer earned runs. Jerome Williams (3-2) limited the Padres to an unearned run, three hits and two walks in 7 2-3 innings. The Padres scored in the second, when Rene Rivera opened the inning with a double. He scored when Cashner hit a hard grounder to Asche at third.

  • Eight-run 6th fuels Dodgers' 11-3 rout of Rockies

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are trying to avoid their first 100-loss season. Giving up eight runs in one inning to the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't help their cause. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner ignited the Dodgers' game-turning sixth inning with a tiebreaking two-run double, and surging Los Angeles beat the Rockies 11-3 on Monday night. It was the most runs the Dodgers have scored in an inning since Aug. 30, 2011, against San Diego. "They got on a roll there, and we couldn't stop them," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. The Dodgers broke out in the sixth against Christian Bergman (2-4) and two relievers. They produced seven hits, including Turner's double to right that started the scoring spree. Bergman

  • Mets rookie deGrom ties K mark; Marlins win 6-5

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom overpowered the first eight Miami hitters, and all that stood between him and sole possession of a major league record was the opposing pitcher. Line drive, base hit. "I had no idea," Marlins starter Jarred Cosart said. "Any time you can keep the other pitcher out of the history books, it's a good thing." By striking out eight in a row to begin the game, deGrom matched a big league mark Monday night before the Marlins finally started making contact and rallied late for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run single and Jeff Mathis put the Marlins ahead with an RBI single that capped a three-run eighth inning. But with both teams under .

  • Marlins whiff early but then rally past Mets 6-5

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — By the time the Marlins put a ball in play Monday night, the entire lineup had batted. By the time they reached the ninth inning, they were closing out a comeback win. Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight hitters to match a major league record before Miami finally started making contact, overcoming 16 strikeouts in all for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets. "We've been making it interesting all year," catcher Jeff Mathis said. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run single, and Mathis put Miami ahead with an RBI single that capped a three-run eighth. Regaining their footing following a scary injury to slugger Giancarlo Stanton last week, the Marlins rallied late for the second straight day.

  • Oklahoma football: Senior cornerback Julian Wilson likes being tested at his new position

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Senior Julian Wilson is the most game-tested member of the Sooners’ defensive backfield, but has only played three games at his current position. Wilson started all 13 games last season at nickelback, and also earned two starts and 24 game appearances over the two previous years, but moved to cornerback before this season. […]

  • Oklahoma football: Schematic switch has changed the way Bob Stoops, his staff evaluate defensive recruits

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he and his staff have changed the way they evaluate potential recruits now that they run a three-man defensive front. “You’ve got a broader range of linebackers that you’re using now,” Stoops said. “Some are better pass rushers than they are cover guys, so there’s a blend of […]

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Trevor Knight running the ball less this season

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight hasn’t run the ball nearly this season as much as he did early in the 2013 campaign. In two starts to begin last season, Knight carried the ball 20 times for 145 yards. He’s recorded 14 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns so far through three games in […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Mason Rudolph should be redshirted

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    Mason Rudolph remains a candidate to redshirt, even though OSU is down to two scholarship quarterbacks. Mike Gundy and staff will have to make a decision soon: 1) Play Rudolph, get him some snaps in case he’s needed because of injury or Daxx Garman inefficiency; 2) Or redshirt Rudolph and allow him to be a […]

  • Big 12 mediocre against other power conferences

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Much of college football’s non-conference scheduling is finished for 2014. There are the SEC/ACC rivalries late in the year, plus a few scattered games elsewhere, starting with Kansas State-Auburn on Thursday night, but we have a clear picture of how power conferences have fared against other leagues. And just like you’d figure, the Big 12 […]

  • Homecoming royalty honored at Norman North High game

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Norman North High School emerged the winner in a clash against Yukon Thursday night, with a halftime celebration that honored homecoming royalty.

  • Oklahoma football: OU, Tennessee mutual admiration society

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Trace Colson, a Tennessee fan, visited our church Sunday. He’s a music minister back in Georgia and was the guest worship leader on Sunday after coming in for the OU-Tennessee game. Trace and I got to chat quite awhile, and he raved about the experience. Said it was great. The Volunteer fans were treated well […]

  • Reds' Villarreal allows 9th inning HR in 1-0 loss

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds held Anthony Rizzo in check all night — until the ninth inning. That last at-bat was the difference in the game as Rizzo homered off of Pedro Villarreal to give the Chicago Cubs a 1-0 victory on Monday night. Rizzo had missed 18 games due to a back problem, but he drove a pitch from Villarreal (0-1) over the wall in center field. Rizzo's 31st homer of the season gave Hector Rondon (4-4) the win after he pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Travis Wood didn't get any run support and couldn't earn his ninth win despite producing one of his best outings of the year. Wood threw six scoreless innings, allowed only three hits, and lowered his ERA to 4.86. Reds starter Alfredo Simo

  • Rizzo's walk-off homer gives Cubs 1-0 win vs. Reds

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo called his first two at-bats a battle. The last one was a whole lot better. The first baseman capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo had missed the last 18 games due to a back problem but led off the ninth by driving a 1-0 pitch from Pedro Villarreal (0-1) over the wall in center field. Rizzo's homer was his 31st of the season and gave Hector Rondon (4-4) the win after he pitched a scoreless inning of relief. "The game is over (with) one swing of the bat, and it's a good feeling," Rizzo said.