• Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder waive point guard Sebastian Telfair

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Knicks coach Derek Fisher still well-respected by former OKC teammates

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Ten days after last season ended, Derek Fisher was in New York City, being introduced as the Knicks’ new coach. Friday night, Fisher returns to face a group of former teammates who have plenty of respect for him.

  • Oklahoma high school football third-round playoff picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his predictions for this week’s games.

  • Oklahoman 2014 All-City girls cross country roster

    BY TRENT SHADID | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Rachel Chrisman, Norman North Class: Senior The story: Chrisman came on strong late in her senior season by taking fourth at regionals and 12th at state in Class 6A. Ashton England, Deer Creek Class: Sophomore The story: Only a sophomore, England led the way for the Antlers' Class 5A state championship team by taking first at

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Jordan Smallwood comes on as a blocker

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The catches haven’t come for redshirt freshman wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, but that hasn’t kept him from contributing. Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell singled out Smallwood and Durron Neal as two of the receivers who had good blocking performances in the 44-7 win over Kansas.

  • High school cross country: Deer Creek's Bryce Balenseifen always wanted to be a Cowboy

    By Trent Shadid
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    After the Deer Creek star runner completed his remarkable career with a third consecutive Class 5A cross country state title on Nov. 1, that dream became a reality just a few weeks later. The Oklahoman’s All-City Runner of the Year star runner signed his letter of intent last week to continue his career at OSU.

  • Oklahoman All-City boys cross country roster

    BY TRENT SHADID | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    RUNNER OF THE YEAR Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek Class: Senior The story: The Oklahoma State signee capped his impressive career with a third consecutive individual Class 5A title while leading the Antlers team to a fourth consecutive. Ben Barrett, Norman North Class: Senior The story: Barrett successfully

  • Missouri a win away from SEC East title

    By JAKE KREINBERG
    Associated Press |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Markus Golden isn't concerned about the size of Arkansas' offensive line. “We know they're some big boys, but we know we have speed,” the Missouri defensive end said. “We're ready to stop the run. That's what we're going to be ready to do.” The 17th-ranked Tigers (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) host Arkansas on Friday, needing a win to capture their second consecutive SEC East title. Should they lose, Georgia would instead play in the league championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 6. The Razorbacks (6-5, 2-5) average 226.2 yards rushing behind the strength of their offensive line, which weighs 328.4 pounds per

  • Several Oklahoma counties won't meet proposed smog standards, EPA says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Environmental Protection Agency said 16 Oklahoma counties were at risk for not meeting tougher standards proposed Wednesday for smog, also called ground-level ozone.

  • Even in Big 12, TCU still fighting for spotlight

    By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas — For years, TCU fought to punch its way in to the old Bowl Championship Series, having to win on the field and in the public debate over whether the Horned Frogs were worthy of such lofty status. Joining the Big 12 was supposed to solve all that. But here they are again, chasing a league title but still sitting just outside of a potential berth in the new College Football Playoff heading in to a Thanksgiving night game at Texas. Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson won’t engage in the debate yet. “We don’t have anything to talk about unless we can win the next two ball games,” Patterson said. “Then you can decide if you want to go sit down and have communication. Up to this point in

  • Oklahoma City residents muster aid for neighbor in need

    By Juliana Keeping
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Some residents of the Mesta Park neighborhood in Oklahoma City teamed up recently to raise money for a disabled neighbor who had gone for years without running water in his house due to a bill from the city he couldn’t pay.

  • Some topics best avoided at holiday gatherings

    By Adam Kemp
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Oklahomans share their ideas on what not to talk about at family Thanksgiving meals.

  • Seahawks, 49ers meet for 1st time this season

    By JANIE McCAULEY , AP Sports Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Richard Sherman’s leaping deflection of a pass headed for Michael Crabtree in the corner of the end zone was the defining moment to seal last January’s NFC championship game that sent the Seattle Seahawks on their way to a Super Bowl win. The tip landed right in the hands of Malcolm Smith for the interception. Sherman’s mouthy response afterward — along with a choking gesture toward Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers bench — will certainly fuel San Francisco as the NFC West rivals face off Thursday night for the first of two important matchups in a three-week span. “It was cool just to clinch the game like that,” defensive end Cliff Avril said. “No better person to do it than Sherm

  • Lions face Bears in start of crucial homestand

    By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    DETROIT — This is a familiar situation for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions: They are in decent position to make the playoffs, but after a couple of poor performances, that’s hardly a certainty. The 2013 Lions wasted this type of opportunity, and the 2014 team is looking just shaky enough to leave its frustrated fan base feeling antsy. “Nobody is happier than us that our game is on Thursday. We’re ready to get back out there and play,” Stafford said. “Obviously, any time you lose a game it’s disappointing. Two in a row is that much more.” Detroit fell out of first place with losses to Arizona and New England, and now the pressure will be on during a crucial three-game homestand that begins

  • Police investigate use of force after car chase results in three arrests

    By Jonathan Sutton
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Three people were arrested Tuesday after a car chase from Oklahoma City into Mustang.

  • Thunder notebook: Former college teammate Trey Burke gives scouting report on Mitch McGary

    By Anthony Slater and Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Trey Burke also said McGary should thrive alongside Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC snaps six-game skid with much-needed win over Utah Jazz

    By Darnell Mayberry
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    When the final dagger splashed through the net, a 3-pointer by Anthony Morrow that gave OKC its largest lead of the night with 3:43 remaining, the sold-out crowd unleashed a symbolic roar that seemed to release every ounce of pent-up stress that had been built up over the previous six games.

  • Under the influence: Drunken driving takes deadly toll in Oklahoma

    By Jennifer Palmer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Drunken driving takes a deadly toll on Oklahomans, and the holidays are an especially dangerous time.

  • 2 women killed at Tulsa complex

    By Kendrick Marshall and Samantha Vicent
    Tulsa World |
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    TULSA — The residents of a Tulsa apartment complex were “shaken and saddened” after two women were fatally shot there Wednesday morning, officials there said. One woman was found in a vehicle outside the Bristol Park Apartments, 4414 S. Garnett Road, about 9:30 a.m., Tulsa Police spokeswoman Jill Roberson said. The other woman was on the ground outside the complex, she said. The older woman, who was 37 years old, lived at the apartment complex, Tulsa Police Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said in a release Wednesday afternoon. The other, a 26-year-old woman, was an acquaintance of the other woman but did not live there, he said. Both were

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremy Lamb leads huge bench performance in win over Utah

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Down 10 midway through the first quarter to a bad Jazz team, the Thunder coach yanked all his starters and went deeper into a depleted roster. And the all-bench unit delivered — jumpstarting an important slump-breaking 97-82 win over Utah on Wednesday night.