• NBA: Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • OU men's basketball: Ryan Spangler, Sooners dismantle Wisconsin

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 07:10 PM

    The Badgers pestered Buddy Hield into a rough shooting night, but Spangler more than made up for it, giving Oklahoma control of the game early and making big plays late to help maintain the lead as the Sooners won 65-48 in front of 6,543 at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Tramel: Quarterback injuries can reveal great teams

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    The Big 12 football schedule was backloaded. Big 12 quarterbacking was frontloaded. All of the matchups of the Big 12's four powers in 2015 came in November. Six shootout games. Only one of the six games paired the quarterbacks of choice. OSU's 49-29 victory over TCU on Nov. 7 pitted the Cowboy duo of Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh against Trevone Boykin. All four contenders dealt with quarterback health issues. The Sooners emerged as champions, and not coincidentally, OU had Baker Mayfield available more than the other contenders had their QBs. Also not coincidentally, OU faced No. 1 quarterbacks less than the other contenders did in the marquee games. None of which taints the Oklahoma championship. Injuries

  • A look at the other possible College Football Playoff contenders

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 06:30 PM

    Yet to be determined are the three teams that will join the Sooners in the Dec. 31 semifinals — played in the Cotton and Orange Bowls — and where OU will play that day.

  • Cowboys’ bowl destination hinges on Baylor

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 07:15 PM

    A 58-23 loss to Oklahoma eliminated the Cowboys' already slim chances of crashing the College Football Playoff. OSU now joins two-loss Baylor and two-loss TCU in a three-way tie for second place among Big 12 teams.

  • Is the Eastern Conference catching up?

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 06:15 PM

    The Thunder, winner of four consecutive games, is playing its best ball of the season, but while OKC has had its way with the Western Conference so far, the Eastern Conference has been a bit tricker.

  • OSSAA announces Class 5A championship site among other neutral sites

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the dates and sites Saturday for several championship and semifinal matchups next week, including the Class 5A state championship game that has yet to have one participant determined. The game will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Yukon High School. Collinsville awaits the winner of Monday’s game between Altus and McGuinness. The Class B championship with Davenport and Keota is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Muskogee. The Class 4A state championship — a rematch between defending champion Wagoner and Oologah — is at 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso. The Class 3A state semifinal between defending champion Heritage Hall and Lone Grove is also set for 7

  • Oklahoma State football: Lee Corso picks the Cowboys, the best signs and more highlights from ESPN's College GameDay in Stillwater

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    STILLWATER — Lee Corso whispered into Kirk Herbsreit's ear moments before choosing between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma on the set of ESPN's College GameDay on Library Lawn. "Could I pull the trigger again? ... Yes I can!" Chaos followed with Corso shooting pistols and and a shotgun before a sea of freezing and screaming OSU fans. Here were some of the best signs from the crowd. Then, there was this guy. // Here's what ESPN's analysts had to say about the matchup.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Recapping Reggie Jackson's unpleasant return to Oklahoma City

    Anthony Slater,Erik Horne | Updated: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies -- 11/28 (<–Click Here) - Reggie Jackson's return to Oklahoma City was interesting and unsuccessful. The Thunder crowd jeered him, the team romped him and the stars disrespected him. What was our view of the night? And what is going right for OKC during this 4-game win streak? We discuss.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook on Reggie Jackson: 'Just another player, another team'

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Following the Thunder's 103-87 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Russell Westbrook was asked about his former teammate Reggie Jackson and how Oklahoma City handled him. The stat sheet says the Thunder handled Jackson's return well. Jackson shot 4-of-16 from the field for 15 points and a minus-20 plus/minus in 26 foul-plagued minutes. Westbrook had struggles of his own on Friday, fouling out and turning the ball over 11 times, but he wasn't ready to acknowledge Jackson in postgame interviews. Here's the transcript: There was a lot of anticipation about Reggie’s return to OKC.

  • High school football: Heritage Hall's Terrell Love leads way to rout of Hilldale following injury scare

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Heritage Hall (13-0) will play Lone Grove (10-3) next week at a neutral site and date to be determined.

  • OSU basketball: Happy returns for Leyton Hammonds, Cowboys

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Hammonds produced a career-high scoring effort by halftime and finished with 20 points, leading Oklahoma State past Long Beach State for the second time in six days, this time 79-73 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • OKC Thunder: Defense-by-committee limits Pistons' Andre Drummond

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The Thunder’s defense-by-committee on Drummond, spearheaded by Steven Adams, held the 6-foot-11, 279-pounder to table scraps as he battled foul trouble all night.

  • High school football: Prague's halftime adjustments pay off in upset of No. 3 Washington

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer cstavenhagen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Prague scored all three of its touchdowns after halftime in a 22-7 upset of No. 3-ranked Washington in the Class 2A quarterfinal.

  • OSU wrestling: Cowboys down South Dakota State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Two-time NCAA champ Alex Dieringer wins 53rd consecutive match for Cowboys.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant steals show, leads Thunder to win over Reggie Jackson’s Pistons

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    In his third game since returning from a hamstring strain, Kevin Durant poured in 34 big points, nailing four 3s and all 10 of his free throws. And on this night, that production was particularly imperative, making up for a rare off-game from his co-star.

  • OU vs. OSU football: Bedlam foes on the field; Bedlam bros on the beach

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Ahead of the annual Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Bedlam game, it may be hard for some fans to wrap their heads around a photo of rival quarterbacks spending spring break together on a Florida beach.

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Mason Rudolph has played his best entering Bedlam despite questions surrounding health

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Coach Mike Gundy called it “a little ankle sprain” on Monday. Reports have since surfaced that Rudolph might have a broken bone. He was not made available for an interview with The Oklahoman this week.

  • High school football: Cashion pulls muddy upset over Hollis

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Thanks to consistent rain over the last two days, Cashion’s field quickly turned to a mud pit. Water puddled along the sidelines, and icicles hung from the metal railing at the front of the bleachers.

  • OSU women's basketball: Kaylee Jensen, Brittney Martin score 21 points each as OSU trims Oral Roberts

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-0 on the season. They next play at 7 p.m. Monday against Washington State in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners plan on keeping emotions in check as they enter another hostile environment

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    OU senior defensive end Charles Tapper laughed when asked about the Boone Pickens Stadium environment and said fans there — especially the Cowboys’ famed “Paddle People” — can be pretty annoying to visiting players.

  • Bedlam football: A look at Bedlam homewreckers through the years

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER – The Cowboys and Sooners stand strong at home, holding overwhelming advantages in their own stadiums this millennium. Except when it comes to Bedlam. Since 2000, the home team has lost eight times, with OU claiming six wins in Stillwater and OSU prevailing twice in Norman. Most of the games have been close and dramatic. And heartbreaking. And some have wrecked championship dreams. Here is a look at some of the Bedlam home-wreckers: 2014: Cowboys, 38-35, OT Mason Rudolph and Brandon Sheperd led the offense, but it was Tyreek Hill – thanks to Bob Stoops' immediately infamous decision to re-kick – who scooted 92 yards with a second-chance punt return to tie it with 45 seconds remaining.

  • Bedlam football: Home-field advantage? More like home-field disadvantage

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Bedlam is a lopsided series. One hundred and nine times the in-state rivals have played, and the crimson has creamed the orange in more than three-fourths of those games. Whether you side with Oklahoma, which says the Sooners have won 84 games, or with Oklahoma State, which says the Sooners have won merely 83, that remains a Sooner slanted series. Which makes the record of the home team in recent years stand out like crimson on The Strip. Since Bob Stoops' arrival: the home team is 8-8. Since Mike Gundy's arrival: the home team is 5-5. Home-field advantage? Feels more like a disadvantage. Doesn't matter how you slice it.

  • OU football: Turns out Mike Stoops knows what he's doing

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Mike Stoops believes in himself. I think we all can agree on that.  For all the many attributes that Ron and Dee Stoops bred into their six children in that house on Youngstown's Detroit Avenue, few were as potent as confidence. But last autumn, Mike Stoops admits he doubted himself. Admits he questioned the coaching acumen he had relied upon for almost three decades. “There's so much noise around you, it'll affect you in a lot of ways,” Stoops said. “The best of us, you'll second guess a lot of things.” The 2014 OU defense was dinged in a 37-33 loss at TCU and dented in a 31-30 home loss to Kansas State. Then Baylor took apart the Sooners 48-14 at Owen Field, and the Sooner defense was under

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Saturday, November 28

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    SATURDAY NBA 7:30 p.m. Denver at Dallas NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota FSOK (Cox 37) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. Iowa State at West Virginia FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m. Ohio State at Michigan KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m. SMU at Memphis ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m. Louisville at Kentucky SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m. Cincinnati at East Carolina CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m. Clemson at South Carolina ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m. Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m. Boston College at Syracuse FSPLUS

  • Live Coverage: Prep Football Playoffs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Follow live updates of tonight's high school football playoffs from our prep coverage team and more from around the web.