• New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms. This is no ordinary fashion show. The models are East African, primarily Muslim girls living in Minnesota who designed their own culturally sensitive sportswear that lets them move freely without worrying about tripping on a long, flowing dress or having a head scarf come undone at a crucial point. "The girls for years have been telling us, 'We would like clo

  • Report: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant helping Mavericks NBA free agency pitch

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    According to reports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant are involved in helping the Dallas Mavericks pitch NBA free agency to players. The two Cowboys stars, as well as owner Jerry Jones, are joining in to sell the Mavericks to free agents including LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, both Texas natives. The irony: Bryant, the former Oklahoma State standout, has yet to come to terms on a long-term deal with Dallas, yet he's working diligently to get NBA free agents to the Mavericks. Pay the man, Jerry.

  • NBA free agency: Spurs, Danny Green agree on 4 year, $45 million deal

    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Danny Green isn't going anywhere. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Green has agreed to terms with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year contract worth $45 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. Per league rules, it cannot be signed until July 9. Green was one of the most coveted shooters on the market. And the Spurs' pursuit of free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge led some to believe that they would have to let Green leave for a big money deal with another team.

  • Report: Thunder agrees to free agent deal with Michael Qualls

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder has reportedly agreed to a 1-year free agent deal with former Arkansas guard Michael Qualls, Real GM's Shams Charania reports. Qualls tore his ACL in predraft workouts and went undrafted. The Thunder is reportedly monitoring Qualls' rehab for tears in both of his knees. "I know I can't go in right away and help a team out," Qualls said leading up to the draft. "But I feel like if a team will stay patient and diligent with me through this process, it'll be a great choice for them." Qualls' story is an interesting one. The 6-foot-5, 201 pounder with a 39-inch vertical averaged 15.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a a junior at Arkansas. But the 21-year-old entered the draft this year knowing he might not be a first-round pick because it was time to " provide for my family and my son ." If signed, Qualls will not count against the Thunder's active roster.

  • San Angelo golf pro Loving dies

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Officials at Bentwood Country Club were mourning the loss of head golf professional Robby Loving on Tuesday, after Loving died while attending the wedding of two club members in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last weekend. Loving’s body was retrieved from a lake in front of the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs early Saturday, more than three hours after emergency officials were informed that he had not returned to shore, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department blotter. Loving, 44, had been at Bentwood for three years and took over the position of head golf pro a year ago, serving as the club’s director of golf before that. “Robby was well liked by all,” said Patrick Ferkany, gener

  • Former ECU head basketball head coach Joe Redman

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

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  • Colony Creek turns private

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Claud Jacobs remembers it all. "This looks like a low-class goat ranch," Jacobs recalled being told three years ago. It was 2012, and Jacobs, Robby Burdge, Elton Calhoun and Greg Norgard had just bought The Club at Colony Creek. A college golfer from out of town was playing the still-dilapidated course, and she wasn't impressed. "She said, 'I'm from San Saba, and this is what I'd call a low-class goat ranch,'" Jacobs said. The Colony Creek owners hoped to turn their investment into a playable course, good enough to attract members and one day become a private club. That day is today. "When we bought the golf course, we all lived out here, and it was well known it was going into bankruptcy," Jacobs said

  • Trump files $500 million lawsuit as pageant woes mount

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — As fallout built over Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit. The suit against Univision for dropping the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants claims breach of contract, defamation and First Amendment violations, and contends Univision turned on him because it supports Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. In a statement, Univision called Trump's lawsuit "factually false and legally ridiculous." It said it will "continue to fight against Mr. Trump's ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made.

  • OKC Dodgers earn 50th win

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With their 2-1 win over the Memphis Redbirds, the Oklahoma City Dodgers became the first team in Triple A this season with 50 wins.

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Former New Mexico State star Daniel Mullings looking forward to pro career

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LAS CRUCES >> Former New Mexico State guard Daniel Mullings will start his professional basketball career in Germany. Mullings, who will go down as one of the best to wear an Aggie uniform, has signed a one-year contract to play for Medi Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany. Media Bayreuth is in the Basketball Bundesliga, which is the highest level of professional basketball in Germany. "It's great opportunity, knowing that I'm a professional now," Mullings said. "And getting the opportunity to play and prove myself in a professional platform is really exciting. "I know it's a very good league, competitive and there's a lot of good teams in the league as well. It's a very athletic league, they like to go up and down. Tha

  • Golf: From the San Juan Open to the U.S. Open, Jimmy Gunn is building his game to compete with the best

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    FARMINGTON — During the San Juan Open last weekend, it wasn't hard to find Jimmy Gunn on the course, you just had to look for the biggest gallery. Fans cruising the course in their own or borrowed carts didn't follow the 34-year-old Scot around the course to get a glimpse of the 2013 San Juan Open champ. They wanted to see the player who tied the likes of U.S. Open and Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day for the most birdies — 18 — at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., the week before. No one could have blamed Gunn — who finished second at the San Juan Open — if he skipped his trip to Farmington after finishing in a tie for 27th at the U.S.

  • BRIEF: Longhorns land pledge from four-star point guard Jacob Young

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Texas has landed a commitment from Jacob Young, a point guard from Houston Yates. The 6-foot, 165-pound Young is a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 15 point guard, according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. In addition to Texas, which extended an offer this week, Young received offers from Memphis, Baylor and Duquesne. Young, the state’s seventh-ranked player, is Texas’ first commitment in the 2016 class. Young’s brother Joseph played at Oregon, where he was the Pac-12 player of the year this past season. Last week, the Indiana Pacers selected Joseph in the second round of the NBA draft.

  • NBA Free Agency Primer

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Check your data plans, set mobile alerts, refresh Twitter whenever possible. NBA free agency is upon us and, like every July, there are some important names in play.

  • Man pleads guilty to using Allenby's credit cards in Hawaii

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using Robert Allenby's credit cards after the professional golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu. Allenby recounted a bizarre saga in January that involved having no memory of what happened for 2 1/2 hours after he left a Honolulu restaurant. He had missed the cut at the Sony Open and went to dinner, and said he later woke up in a park with a bloodied face. Owen Harbison was arrested in February on charges of identity theft, attempt theft and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information. As part of a plea deal, Harbison agreed to a five-year prison term, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Delaplane said. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1

  • NBA: Brace yourself for an unpredictable free agency period

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Welcome to 2015 NBA free agency, a period most anticipate will be a crazed summer of league-wide spending. It’s the trickle down from the record nine-year, $24 billion television rights deal the league signed in October. As a result of that agreement, the NBA salary cap is projected to skyrocket from $67 million next season to approximately $90 million for the 2016-17 season, when the new television deal goes into effect.

  • Sturgeon, Polland share PGA Professional lead

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Grant Sturgeon shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday for a share of the third-round lead with Ben Polland in the PGA Professional National Championship. Sturgeon, a PGA assistant pro at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York, had four birdies and three bogeys on Philadelphia Cricket Club's Wissahickon Course to match Polland at 4-under 208. Polland, a PGA assistant professional at Deepdale in Manhasset, New York, had a 73. Matt Dobyns, the 2012 winner, was a stroke back after a 68. He's the head professional at Fresh Meadow in Lake Success, New York. The low 20 after the final round Wednesday will earn spots in August in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

  • Kansas adds UNC transfer guard Jessica Washington

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has added North Carolina transfer guard Jessica Washington. Washington spent two seasons with the Tar Heels. She will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Coach Brandon Schneider said in a statement that Washington "is a floor general with great vision and a high basketball I.Q." Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game as a sophomore. She announced in May she was leaving in pursuit of more playing time in what UNC called a mutual decision. Washington was a McDonald's All-American and part of UNC's four-player recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in 2013, a class that has dissolved in two seasons.

  • OKC Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen moving forward after ugly loss

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Energy coach Jimmy Nielsen took the blame for his teams’ blowout loss last Saturday in Louisville, a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of a team that hadn’t scored in three weeks. Not a rare move from any coach, but a good move.

  • Kyle Lindsted brings wealth of recruiting contacts to Wichita State

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Kyle Lindsted’s desk reveals his priorities in his first week of work as Wichita State men’s basketball assistant coach — it holds two NCAA manuals and a coach’s Bible from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes with a daily devotional. The manuals are required reading for any new hire. The Bible is just as important to Lindsted, who spent most of his adult life coaching at Sunrise Christian Academy before moving to WSU. “The reason I’m here is because this is where the Lord wants me,” he said. “There are so many people who want these jobs.” Lindsted, 39, got this one by showing what he could do at Sunrise and building a connection with WSU coaches.

  • July 1 Tuning In

    Todd Schoenthaler | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; OKC at Memphis; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 6 p.m.; Texas at Baltimore; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 6 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels; ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m.; Chi. White Sox at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 8:30 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at Arizona; KTOK-AM 1000 GOLF; 1 p.m.; PGA National; GOLF (Cox 60) WOMEN’S SOCCER; 6 p.m.; Japan vs. England; FS1 (Cox 67) TENNIS;