• Gov. Fallin signs three-year hunting, fishing compact with Cherokee Nation

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Under the terms of the three-year hunting and fishing compact, the first of its kind in the country, the Cherokee Nation will issue its own hunting and fishing license — jointly authorized by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation— to each of its citizens age 17 and older, approximately 150,000 people. The licenses will provide Cherokee citizens the same privileges of an Oklahoma hunting and fishing license.

  • Tramel: James Harden played one of the worst games in NBA history

    Today at 12:00 AM

    NBA statistical guru John Hollinger invented a formula a few years back. He called it Game Score. The Game Score is designed to give us a rough measure of a player’s productivity in a single game. The scale is similar to that of points scored — 40 is an outstanding performance, 10 is average, zero […]

  • Live Coverage: Women's College World Series, Day 2

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Women's College World Series is back underway from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Follow The Oklahoman's live coverage for scores and weather updates.

  • OSU struggles to beat St. John's in Stillwater Regional opener

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Before a crowd of 3,573 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, top-seeded OSU scuffled defensively and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, yet found enough runs and plenty of pitching from Jon Perrin and Trey Cobb to push past the No. 4-seeded Red Storm.

  • The Big 5-Oh – 50 famous names who turn 50 this year

    Today at 12:00 AM

    A list of 50 famous names who turn 50 this year.

  • Tramel: The Thunder let down Brooks easy — the Bulls danced on Tom Thibodeau's grave

    Today at 12:00 AM

    The NBA is a rough league. Two of the top-10 coaches of all time in winning percentage get fired in the same spring, and both might have won NBA titles if not for injury-plagued rosters or LeBron James or even the bounce of the ball.

  • Oklahoma State lands much needed big man

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Cowboys coaches kept working all recruiting angles, seeking help, particularly for their frontcourt, during another summer of rapid player movement across the country. The work finally paid off Friday, when Eastern Illinois graduate forward Chris Olivier committed to Oklahoma State, according to a source close the program. As a graduate, he’ll be eligible immediately. Olivier […]

  • WCWS: Florida's Lauren Haeger pitches shutout, hits two-run homer in 4-0 victory against LSU

    Today at 12:00 AM

    The SEC matchup featured a high-powered pitching duel between Gators’ senior Lauren Haeger and Tigers’ freshman Carley Hoover.

  • Trey Cobb critical to OSU's regional hopes

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Now, coming up on three years since Josh Holliday’s hiring and his flip to OSU, Trey Cobb may be the most valuable piece in the Cowboys’ weekend pitching equation in the Stillwater Regional.

  • Watch Women's College World Series coaches make their pitch for Oklahoma's support

    From The Oklahoman Staff | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel and Ryan Aber break down the field for the Women's College Series, which opens Thursday in Oklahoma City.

  • From Adams to Westbrook: All of The Oklahoman's Thunder player season reviews in one spot

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater, Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel went in-depth following the Thunder season, touching on everything from report cards to roundtable discussions. Below is the list of Thunder season reviews for each player, including video analysis from Slater on each. Wednesday, May 13: Serge Ibaka  Thursday, May 14: Andre RobersonFriday, May […]

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about LSU

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WCWS — LSU arrives in Oklahoma City with a squad featuring four members of the 14-player All-SEC softball team.

  • John Marshall hires former Star Spencer coach Patrick Cudjoe to lead its basketball program

    From The Oklahoman Staff | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL -- After 15 seasons at Star Spencer, Patrick Cudjoe is headed across Oklahoma City to become John Marshall's boys basketball coach.

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Florida

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WCWS — Defending champion Florida is back, and hasn’t allowed a run since the postseason began

  • Masters champ Spieth home at Nelson, where he got 1st test

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Before he was the Masters champion, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut twice as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson. Spieth even missed his high school graduation ceremony while playing at TPC Four Seasons. This week, Spieth plays his "home" PGA Tour event for the first time since winning the green jacket. He's the favorite when the Nelson tees off Thursday as the rain-saturated course. Spieth finished 16th as a 16-year-old in his Nelson debut. Five years later, he's the No. 2-ranked player in the world and tops the tour's FedEx Cup standings and money list with $5.7 million. Brendon Todd is the defending Nelson champion. His win last May is still his only one on the PGA Tour.

  • Will Power poised to make 100th start for Team Penske

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Will Power heads to Detroit this weekend poised to make his 100th start for Team Penske. The milestone race will occur Sunday at Belle Isle, which hosts an IndyCar doubleheader this weekend. It will actually be the 145th career start for Power, who began his career in 2005 with Walker/Team Australia and KV Racing Technology before joining Penske in 2009. His first start for the team was on the streets of St. Petersburg as the temporary replacement for Helio Castroneves. He had no guarantee of a future with Penske beyond filling in for Castroneves, but he scored a win in six races with the team and was a full-time Penske driver the next year.

  • Adrian Peterson 'has two choices' says Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Adrian Peterson saga moves on, and the Minnesota Vikings' head coach is laying down the former OU running back's options. "Adrian really has two choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play," Zimmer told reporters Wednesday at the second organized team activity practice for the Vikings. "He's not going to play for anyone else, that's just the way it's going to be." Peterson hasn't shown up for either day of OTAs so far, and is reportedly unhappy with how the Vikings responded in regard to his indictment in a child-abuse case which ultimately kept him out of football in 2014. Zimmer's words Wednesday go against the threats of Peterson's agent Ben Dogra, who's said the Vikings' all-time leading rusher would never play for the team again . Peterson sitting out of OTAs will cost him $250,000.

  • Big 12: Tulsa 'executed a flawless championship for us'

    BY ERIC BAILEY, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Vince Trinidad — fresh off five days of Big 12 Baseball Tournament competition at ONEOK Field — was buying snow cones for his children when a worker saw his shirt and realized who he was. “You helped bring the tournament to Tulsa?” the young man asked. “Yes,” Trinidad said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • NASCAR: Biffle thinks Roush Fenway turning corner

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Greg Biffle is not celebrating yet. But he believes Roush Fenway Racing is improving after a couple of down years trying to catch up to its rivals. Biffle had a strong two weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway, capped by a second place in the Coca-Cola 600 — his best on-track showing this season. Throw in a fourth place in Charlotte qualifying and a win in his Sprint Showdown race to make the All-Star event two weeks ago, and Biffle has plenty of hope for better times ahead. "It's been well documented how we've been running, so it feels good," Biffle said. The Sprint Cup finish was just Biffle's second top 10 of the year (he was 10th in the Daytona 500) and only the third for Roush Fenway drivers th

  • Former Oklahoma State standout Antonio Smith to sit out Broncos OTAs

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Antonio Smith will not participate in the Denver Broncos' organized team activities due to personal reasons. The former Oklahoma State defensive lineman is under criminal investigation following a complaint of sexual child abuse in Texas. Broncos General Manager John Elway, head coach Gary Kubiak and President Joe Ellis collectively decided that it would be best if Smith took time away from the team. Smith has not been charged. Smith joined the Broncos this offseason after spending 2014 with the Oakland Raider s. He played under Kubiak in Houston, helping lead the Texans to two AFC South titles.

  • WSU athletes score well in class

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores. The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year. Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's golf, rowing and volleyball all recorded perfect academic scores of 1,000 for the year. Washington State's football team recorded a four-year average score of 951, an improvement from last year's score of 944, and meeting the NCAA's 930 standard. The single-year score of 973 beat last year's mark of 963. Men's basketball had a four-year average of 938, also meeting the standard.

  • Majerle, Stankiewicz get 4-year extensions at Grand Canyon

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has signed men's basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019. The university also announced a five-year apparel deal with Nike on Wednesday. Terms of the deals were not released, but Grand Canyon said in a release that Majerle and Stankiewicz will be the highest-paid coaches in the Western Athletic Conference in their respective sports. Grand Canyon has finished second and third in its first two seasons under Majerle, a former star with the Phoenix Suns. The Antelopes won the WAC regular-season title while going 32-22 this season under Stankiewicz after finishing second a year ago.

  • Take 2: YMCA volunteers prep for Family Fun 'rain date'

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Rain can't stop a family-friendly event, designed to raise awareness, funds and provide fun for people of all ages, on Saturday, May 30 at the Patricia Island Estates and Golf Course. The inaugural event, The Grand Lake Family Fun Day, will benefit the Grand Lake Family YMCA in Grove. It includes a Poker Fun Run, a Golf Scramble, BBQ Cook-Off and Dinner and a Kids Zone. Organizers hope the event will become the signature fund-raiser for the YMCA's scholarship program. The scholarship program allows those with financial constraints to take part in the YMCA offerings. In 2014, 141 people, ranging from students to adults, were provided either full or partial scholarships toward memberships or program activities. The

  • VIDEO: Justin Bieber shoots at Kevin Durant with a Nerf gun

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    What is Kevin Durant up to? Oh nothing, just hanging out with Justin Bieber in California. According to this YouTube video, Bieber was in California with Durant last week when he popped him with a Nerf gun. Seems like Durant is enjoying his offseason. Bieber could have at least hooked Durant up with a weapon of his own. Sort of an unfair fight, especially since Durant probably can't get around very well at the moment. At least Durant and Bieber got some shopping done , too.

  • Eleven Oklahoma programs record perfect APR score

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Fifteen of Oklahoma’s 21 athletics programs posted a multi-year Academic Progress Rate above the NCAA Division I national average—including football and both men’s and women’s basketball programs. During the 2013-14 academic year, 11 of the school’s programs recorded a perfect 1,000 annual APR score, tied with Texas for the most in the Big 12. Those […]

  • Alabama coach has driven down Billy Donovan Boulevard

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy is in the new town of Billy Donovan. They are kindred spirits. The Women’s College World Series begins Thursday, and Bama is one of the favorites. The Crimson Tide won the 2012 NCAA championship and returned to OKC last season. Donovan now calls Oklahoma City home, having taken the Thunder […]

  • Oklahoma State football last among Big 12 teams in latest Academic Progress Rate report, avoid NCAA penalty

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate report on Wednesday and the Oklahoma State football program ranked last among Big 12 teams with a cumulative score of 934. However, the Cowboys were able to avoid an NCAA penalty for rising above the minimum 930-point requirement. The APR is a sport-based metric built […]

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Oregon

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WCWS — Prepare yourself for a colorful array of uniforms, depending on how long Oregon sticks around in the Women’s College World Series. It could be a while. The Ducks are the No. 2 overall seed.

  • Georgia Tech, Georgia make the grade on NCAA's APR

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Eight Georgia Tech teams and two Georgia teams have earned perfect scores on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report, and every team from the two schools made passing scores. Georgia Tech teams posting perfect single-year APR scores of 1,000 for 2013-14: golf, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's tennis, volleyball, women's outdoor track, women's indoor track, and women's cross country. Georgia's gymnastics and women's swimming and diving teams led the Southeastern Conference with their perfect scores. The Georgia men's basketball team scored a 990 and Georgia Tech's score was 989 for the second straight year on the tool used by the NCAA to measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.