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  • Home runs have lost their charm

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th major league home runs Tuesday. America mostly yawned. And that has nothing to do with any perceived drop in baseball’s hold on the sporting public. The home run has lost its luster. The long bombs don’t grip us the way they once did.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC prominent on NBA's top 10 plays of season

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Thunder made another NBA top 10 list to end the season.

  • Oldest living former MLB player dies at 102

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who went by the nickname "Connie" when he pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops stops by Kentucky practice

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Presumably to support his brother (Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops), Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was spotted at a Kentucky spring practice Wednesday. Bob Stoops was photographed sporting a University of Kentucky pullover, some sweet shades and a cup of what looks like Starbucks coffee. Football never sleeps. Maybe Stoops was passing along some tips on how to beat Alabama? Dating back to 2003, the Wildcats have lost four straight to the Crimson Tide.

  • Grizzlies' Courtney Lee says Memphis likes Westbrook taking shots

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    More Russell Westbrook is A-OK with Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee. Lee said he's just fine with Westbrook taking more shots for the Thunder in their Western Conference series. It's better than the alternative - aka Kevin Durant. "We're fine with Westbrook taking shots," Lee said. "I mean, that's kinda what you want - the more shots he takes, the less Durant takes." Westbrook and Durant each attempted 28 shots in the Thunder's 111-105 loss to Memphis on Monday, with Westbrook hitting 11 shots to Durant's 12.

  • Tulsa Shock confirms 6-foot-8 Cambage won't return for 2014 season

    BY MIKE BROWN, Tulsa World | Updated: 20 hr ago

    To the surprise of almost no one in Tulsa, Liz Cambage won’t be returning to play for the Shock in 2014. The 6-foot-8 Australian told a Sydney newspaper last month that she might stay home for the summer to practice with her national team for the upcoming FIBA World Champiopnships in Turkey. Cambage’s agent confirmed the decision late Tuesday night, Shock president Steve Swetoha said.

  • Welcome back, Peach Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 21 hr ago

    When the new College Football Playoff settled on a six-bowl format for its national semifinal rotations, it needed to add two bowls to the four that had made up the BCS. Two bowls to join the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA releasing media votes for postseason awards

    Erik Horne | Updated: 23 hr ago

    For the first time the NBA is making the media votes for its postseason awards available to the public on

  • Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic named NBA's Most Improved Player

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was announced as the Most Improved Player in the NBA on Wednesday. Dragic had a breakout 2013-14 season for the much-improved Phoenix Suns, averaging 20.3 points, 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent from the field. With Dragic at the helm, the Suns improved from 23 wins last season to 48 in 2013-14. Dragic terrorized the Thunder this season, shooting 52 percent from the floor in three games.

  • VIDEO: Former OSU, Southwest Covenant kicker Dan Bailey flies with the Blue Angels 

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey crosses one more thing off of his bucket list after flying with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The former Oklahoma State standout was taken on an extreme 45-minute ride out of Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and the cockpit camera was able to capture all his reactions at nearly 7 Gs of force. "I think the training we do in football, kicking especially, definitely helped me ... a lot of lower leg work," Bailey said of his experience. Bailey was also interviewed by the NFL Network staff about his new 7-year, $22.5 million dollar contract, concerns about Tony Romo and the state of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Legendary OU coach Bud Wilkinson would have been 98 on April 23

    Don Gammill | Yesterday

    Twenty years after his death, Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson is remembered as one of the greatest college football coaches in history. His University of Oklahoma teams, between 1947 and 1963, set a record of 47 consecutive wins that still stands today. His Sooners won three national titles, 14 conference championships, won 74 straight conference games and were 145-29-4 overall. Wilkinson was born April 23, 1916, in Minneapolis. He would have been 98 on April 23.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat today from H&H Shooting Sports, where he'll be talking Thunder vs. Grizzlies, Big 12 football and more.

  • OSU Football: QB Competition Still On?

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Big 12 held a spring football coaches teleconference Tuesday.

  • Televised sports going more and more to cable

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    ESPN will televise an NFL wild-card playoff game in 2015. And another brick in the wall falls. Cable television long ago took over sports programming, and now the championships are taking over more and more. The Final Four semifinals were on TBS.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant downplays Tony Allen's defense

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second straight day, Kevin Durant grew a tad testy while fielding questions about Grizzlies guard Tony Allen’s defense. A query about what makes Allen’s defense on him more effective than other players was the second question asked of Durant following Tuesday’s practice. Durant paused several moments before answering, and before he finally parted his lips to speak he laughed at the question. “He’s good,” Durant said. “He’s good at dodging screens. He’s physical. But everybody plays the same way with me.” Later in his six-minute interview session, Durant was asked why he doesn’t post up more. His response fell somewhere between agitated and defensive.

  • Big 12 football notebook: Oklahoma loses another commitment

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commitment. Three-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin of Cyprus Falls, Texas, tweeted Tuesday night that he was reopening his recruitment. “This is an hard decision but theres (sic) not a reason that OU still isn’t my number 1,” Lampkin tweeted. “We feel taking the visits is the best thing for me so thats what I’m going to do!” Last week, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali, the Sooners‘ first commitment for the 2015 class, announced he had withdrawn his commitment as well. Lampkin had been committed to the Sooners since late November.

  • OKC Thunder: What kind of adjustments must the Thunder make to solve the Tony Allen problem?

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Eddie Sutton is like a lot of orange-clad Oklahomans this week, torn between an Oklahoma State hoops standout and a beloved professional team. “Oh, I’m a big Thunder fan,” Sutton says. But he’s also a mentor and good friend to Memphis guard Tony Allen. “It’s like, I want the Thunder to win, but I want Tony to have a good game,” Sutton explained. “Sometimes that kinda puts you in a strange position.” The difference, though, between Sutton and some other split-allegiance Thunder fans is that the coach had a leading hand in creating the monster that’s now terrorizing the streets of downtown OKC and the nightmares of its superstar.

  • Sooners lose second commit in a week; DT Du'Vonta Lampkin decommits

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commit.

  • Big 12 football coaches don't see players as 'employees'

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As the debate rages on about whether or not college football players should be allowed to form a union, Mike Gundy and Bob Stoops say they don’t look at players that way.

  • Golfer Rickie Fowler to be honored at Patriot Cup

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State standout is one of several big names set for Memorial Day event in Owasso.