• Five observations from the Thunder's loss in Portland

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s season-opening loss to Portland: 1. Expected defeat - Tough loss, but not a terrible one. The Thunder remained in it most of the night. Even held a two-point lead after three quarters. The fourth was about as ugly as it gets. OKC shot 5-of-19 and was outscored 31-12 in the final […]

  • Gundy admits he tried to trademark famous catch phrase

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:25 AM

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy once tried to captalize on his now world-famous rant. In an interview with Campus Insiders' Seth Davis, Gundy opened up about his "I'm a man. I'm 40" rant from 2007. Gundy said he even tried to trademark his legendary catch phrase. "I tried to but somebody else had got it," Gundy said in the interview. "I thought about it." Gundy estimates he hears "I'm a man, I'm 40" about three or four times a year now. A few of those times might be from his 12-year-old son, who Gundy says "can do it almost to a T." "I actually hear it more there (at home) than I do anywhere else," Gundy said. "There's so many other things out there on social networking, I think it's kinda run its course." (h/t For The Win)

  • Joe Mixon reaches plea agreement with District Attorney's office

    Today at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon reached a plea agreement, avoiding a misdemeanor trial for acts resulting in gross injury. Mixon’s trial had been scheduled for early January.

  • Portland drops Thunder in season opener

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Russell Westbrook scores 38 points as injury-riddled Thunder loses 106-89

  • Nothing is wrong with OU football; everyone else just gotten better

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    It’s not the Sooners who have changed. It’s the landscape. It’s tougher to win than ever before. Particularly in the Big 12, but everywhere, really.

  • Sterns' 20-tackle performance highlights his rise to starter in the Cowboy secondary

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Sterns has earned a reputation among players and teammates for his ever-churning motor on the field and his dedication to improving from failure

  • Sooner offensive lineman Derek Farniok will face his brother as an opponent one last time

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Christine Farniok-Jones will sport her half-Iowa State, half-Oklahoma jersey one final time Saturday morning inside Jack Trice Stadium, when her two oldest boys — the Cyclones’ Tom and the Sooners’ Derek — will meet for the final time.

  • Jason Goff still had a presence with the OCS football team

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    When the Saints returned to the field for the first time since Goff’s unexpected death two days earlier, the emotion hit them harder than a 300-pound nose guard.

  • Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.

  • Big 12: Q&A with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was the featured speaker at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame’s Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday. After some opening remarks, he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from conference expansion to the Longhorn Network.

  • Zac Brown Band to headline championship tailgate

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will headline the tailgate party before the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in January. Game organizers announced Wednesday that the Zac Brown Band will perform on Jan. 12. The tailgate outside AT&T Stadium will begin at noon on game day. It's a free event for those holding tickets for the game. There are also concerts with national recording artists planned the weekend before the game. Performers for those events will be announced later. ___ Online: www.collegefootballplayoff.

  • SHR likes Harvick's chances over next 2 races

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: "If I knew the answer to that, I'd probably be a bookie in Las Vegas." Yet when it comes to teammate Kevin Harvick's chances of advancing out of the next round of NASCAR's playoffs, the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing suddenly sounded like an odds-maker. "There's nobody I'd put money on in a two-race deal more than him," Stewart said of Harvick. Harvick, who has consistently had one of the fastest cars all season, has been backed into a corner in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Matt Kenseth spun him on a restart Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where Harvick fin

  • WVU looking for scorers to help Staten

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Defections at West Virginia have put coach Bob Huggins on the spot to find some scoring help for Big 12 preseason player of the year Juwan Staten. Guards Eron Harris and Terry Henderson transferred after last season and forward Remi Dibo left to play in Europe. They combined for 36 points per game. Staten returns for his senior season after leading the conference with a scoring average of 18.1 points. Forwards Jonathan Holton and Elijah Macon will make their debuts after sitting out last season. The Mountaineers return three other big men — 6-9 sophomores Devin Williams, Nathan Adrian and Brandon Watkins. The Mountaineers went 17-16 in 2013-14 — missing the NCAA tournament for the se

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy admits in interview he tried to trademark 'I'm a man, I'm 40'

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy once tried to captalize on his now world-famous rant. In an interview with Campus Insiders' Seth Davis, Gundy opened up about his "I'm a man. I'm 40" rant from 2007. Gundy said he even tried to trademark his legendary catch phrase. "I tried to but somebody else had got it," Gundy said in the interview. "I thought about it." Gundy estimates he hears "I'm a man, I'm 40" about three or four times a year now. A few of those times might be from his 12-year-old son, who Gundy says "can do it almost to a T." "I actually hear it more there (at home) than I do anywhere else," Gundy said. "There's so many other things out there on social networking, I think it's kinda run its course." (h/t For The Win)

  • 1 injured during mass Serbian soccer brawl

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of rival soccer fans have clashed in downtown Belgrade, leaving at least one of them in hospital because of his injuries. Police say they have arrested one person on suspicion of firing a gun during the brawl on Wednesday between supporters of bitter Serbian rivals, Red Star and Partizan Belgrade. Seven other fans who took part in the clashes were also arrested. Doctors say the life of the injured Red Star supporter was not in danger. His injuries were not caused by gunshots. Serbia has a history of soccer-related violence.

  • Medal of Honor Bowl to be on NBCSN

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game in Charleston will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Medal of Honor Bowl committee chairman Tom McQueeney and NBCSN announced the move Wednesday. The second Medal of Honor Bowl will take place Jan. 10 at Johnson Hagood Stadium on The Citadel's campus. The game features two teams of draft-eligible college players. McQueeney said having NBC Sports Network on board is paramount for attracting top players. Former Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey returns as a head coach and will be joined by ex-South Carolina State coach Willie Jeffries.

  • Texas Tech aims to win close games this season

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith is hopeful there's only one way his Red Raiders can go. Smith had a losing season for the first time in 23 years last year. This season, Texas Tech is aiming for more consistency to win tight games. The Red Raiders lost nine conference games by single digits. "We've got to find a way to finish some games." Smith said. "That was one of our issues last year." The Red Raiders finished ninth in the conference last season (14-18, 6-12 Big 12). That was a slight improvement from the previous year (11-19, 3-15). Smith is the first coach in four years to begin a second season in Lubbock. He followed interim coach Chris Walker, who stepped in after Billy Gillispie resign

  • Crunch time: SEC teams relying on defense _ again

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's the time of year when SEC teams seem to start flexing their defensive muscle. Offenses have deservingly garnered headlines in an age of spread offenses and run-it-up attacks, but the league that built its national championship run on defense has taken another step forward this season: 10 Southeastern Conference teams have allowed fewer yards this year than last and half of the 14 league members are among the country's 30 stingiest in points given up. "There's no question that defense is most important at this time of the year," said LSU coach Les Miles, who won the 2007 national title and played for a second crown in 2011. The sentiment is shared throughout the SEC.

  • Parity in ACC gives everyone shot at league title

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Atlantic Coast Conference is still looking to prove there's good football in the league beyond Florida State. This week could big a major step in showing whether the balance of power extends outside of Tallahassee, Florida. The jockeying begins in the crowded Coastal Division. Defending champion Duke leads the way with Georgia Tech on its heels and four schools within a half game of the Blue Devils. Second-ranked and unbeaten FSU leads the Atlantic but third-place Louisville would like nothing more than knock off the defending national champion Seminoles in Thursday night's nationally televised showdown. Syracuse coach Scott Shafer says "in any given week, anybody can get knocked off.

  • What Anthony Morrow and Sebastian Telfair offer the Thunder, and vice versa

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    THUNDER PREVIEW — Neither Anthony Morrow or Sebastian Telfair has ever experienced the NBA Playoffs. Neither has spent a full season with a winning team. So what are these guys doing in OKC, which regularly surrounds its stars with veterans with championship ring collections? The answer has a lot to do with the evolution of the Thunder, and this pair’s hunger and humility.

  • What you need to know about new Oklahoma City Thunder TV analyst Michael Cage

    By Mel Bracht | Yesterday

    THUNDER PREVIEW — Since he’ll be in your home for nearly 100 evenings this season, here’s 12 things you need to know about new Thunder TV analyst Michael Cage:

  • Cyclones reload for Big 12 title run in '14-15


    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has rarely faced the challenge of replacing two All-Americans, mostly because it wasn't able to land such players. These days, it's simply a chance for another batch of talented transfers to thrive under coach Fred Hoiberg. The Cyclones reached the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 14 years last season behind Melvin Ejim, the Big 12's Player of the Year, and honorable-mention All-American DeAndre Kane. They've both moved on. But Iowa State is confident it can replace Ejim and Kane's production in 2014-15 — and perhaps surpass it. Former UNLV standout Bryce Dejean-Jones averaged 13.6 points last year and should be among the Big 12's guards. Marquette transfer Jameel McKay is expec

  • EPL referee faces music over Ed Sheeran concert


    LONDON (AP) — A Premier League referee has been dropped this weekend for breaking protocol so that he could watch an Ed Sheeran pop concert. Mark Clattenburg drove straight from West Bromwich Albion's ground to Newcastle after Saturday's game against Crystal Palace so that he could watch Sheeran perform. Referees are supposed to make a return journey with their assistants from the stadium to their hotel after every match — to protect their integrity and security. Clattenburg broke another Professional Game Match Officials' rule by speaking to Palace manager Neil Warnock on the phone after the 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.

  • Kansas State president says classes still on if Royals win World Series

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants play the deciding game of the World Series tonight. That doesn't get Kansas State students off the hook for class, however. Kansas State president Kirk H. Schulz joked on Twitter that a Royals victory in Game 7 would be celebrated in the most scholarly of ways in Manhattan. Manhattan is about two hours west of Kansas City, Mo., where Game 7 will be played tonight at 7:07 p.m. (FOX).

  • Kvitova, Kerber to play in Fed Cup final


    PRAGUE (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week's Fed Cup final. Following an early exit from the WTA Finals, Kvitova has a chance to win the Fed Cup title for the third time in four years while Germany is seeking its first triumph since 1992. Kvitova is 3-2 against the 10th-ranked Kerber. Captains Petr Pala of the Czech Republic and Barbara Rittner of Germany announced their four-player teams on Wednesday. Andrea Petkovic and Sabine Lisicki are the other two German options to join Kerber in the singles, while Julia Goerges is the remaining player. Karolina Pliskova, a 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, made the squad

  • Texas A&M wearing unique 1939 throwback uniforms against Louisiana-Monroe

    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Texas A&M is going retro this weekend. Adidas Football US's Twitter account released photos of the throwback 1939 uniforms the Aggies will wear on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe. The helmets are unlike anything in college football, with a faux worn/rusted look on the facemask and a leather print pattern on the helmet. Pretty cool stuff.

  • Baylor hopes to break pattern after Sweet 16 again


    Baylor has gotten into quite a pattern over the past few seasons, with deep NCAA tournament runs every other year. So what happens after the Bears lose more than half of their scoring and half of their rebounding from another Sweet 16 team? They are about to find out. "I think with our team this year, the great thing is we have a lot of versatility and a lot of depth," coach Scott Drew said. "This year's team, they compete, they work hard every day, and at the same time, really all of them enjoy seeing their teammates score. There's not a ball stopper or someone that really demands the ball.

  • OSU Football: Cowboys Covet Bowl Bid

    John Helsley | Yesterday

    Oklahoma State sits at five wins… and holding. That means the Cowboys need one win among their final four games to become bowl eligibility. It’s simple math that everyone around the program – and on the outside – understand. Still, OSU coach Mike Gundy doesn’t want bowl eligibility to be the focus of his team. […]

  • Jerry Jones: If Tony Romo can withstand the pain, he could play Sunday


    Tony Romo did not suffer a season-ending back injury in the third quarter Monday night. But that doesn’t mean the 32-year-old quarterback will be able to play Sunday against Arizona. Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones shared the latest on Romo’s bruised back during a Wednesday morning radio interview. “At this time, we have nothing medically that would prevent him from playing,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “What I mean by that is that there’s nothing to his injury that technically won’t function. This is a function of pain tolerance. But it’s a serious issue that you could look at people that have had a similar type injury and they haven’t played the next week, so that would cause you some concern about him playing.” Romo suffered the injury after taking a knee to his back while being sacked during Monday night’s 20-17 overtime loss to Washington. Romo received an X-ray and a pain-killing injection before returning late in the fourth quarter. “It is not, at this juncture, in any way, a season-ending injury,” Jones said. “But it is one that raises the question of whether or not he can tolerate a certain amount of pain in that area. That’s about what we know right now. If Romo can't play Sunday, the QB duties would fall to former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden. Weeden came in vs. Washington on Monday night and led the Cowboys to two scoring drives.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Want to talk OU sports? Jason Kersey has all you need to know about OU vs. Iowa State and more on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.