NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

    Updated: 45 min ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby. Larry Collmus will try to tune out "My Old Kentucky Home" while the crowd...

  • Young players step forward during Pittsburg State spring drills

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Spring football drills have allowed several young players to display their talents, Pittsburg State coach Tim Beck said Wednesday as the session of 15 practices draws to a close. “We’ve got a lot accomplished,” Beck said. “We just feel like there have been a lot of new kids who have...

  • Detroit Lions welcome new faces

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Their new coach has been to Super Bowls and the Detroit Lions how have two new players who have championship rings. Free-agent acquisitions Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo — who played on the winning side of the last two Super Bowls — finished their second day of...

  • Jets returning to SUNY Cortland for training camp

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are holding training camp at SUNY Cortland again this summer, returning to central New York for the fifth time in the last six years. The team trains on the school's campus, located about three hours from the Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets have...

  • Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks. Down in the series after losing the first two games in Anaheim, the Stars trailed by two goals in the first period Wednesday...

  • Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday, his first competition...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ UNSTOPPABLE ALDRIDGE DOES IT AGAIN FOR BLAZERS Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge tops 40 points for the second-straight game as Trail Blazers take 2-0 series lead over Houston http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=8JvQbWjI...

  • Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. To the Houston Rockets the Portland star probably looked like a superhero on more than just that one play....

  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen. What Kane got back on Wednesday night was his legs, and the result was a familiar one. Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of...

  • Mac Engel: Stars’ win caps great sports day for Dallas-area pro teams

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DALLAS — The burden fell to the Dallas Stars to complete the Perfect Sports Day. By the start of the third period of the Stars’ Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks the following had already occurred: The Rangers swept the A’s, with Martin Perez doing what Martin Perez does — throw...

  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks. Eighth-seeded Dallas rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece....

  • Chiefs release their 2014 schedule, with dates, times and TV

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Chiefs officially released their 2014 schedule on Wednesday, and it appears an action-packed first month awaits coach Andy Reid and his squad. The Chiefs kick things off at home against Tennessee, which will mark the return of fan favorite and Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster, who...

  • Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman was "embarrassed." Manager Joe Girardi called it "poor judgment." And Pineda was "sad" and vowed not to do it again. The Yankees' right-hander was ejected for using pine...

  • Marquee games highlight Seahawks’ schedule

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEATTLE — A Thursday night home season opener against Green Bay, an early Super Bowl rematch with Denver and a Thanksgiving Day game at San Francisco highlight the Seahawks’ 2014 regular-season schedule, announced Wednesday by the NFL. Seattle’s schedule also features a Monday night game...

  • Seattle to play host to Green Bay in NFL opener

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4,...

  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. It was fitting. Miami took Charlotte's best shot, and survived. James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris...

  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life. The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest to satisfy his competitive drives. He found...

  • Russell Wilson getting divorce from wife

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is getting divorced from his wife of more than two years, Ashton, he announced in a statement Wednesday. “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” said Wilson in a statement released to media outlets through the NFL team. “Clearly,...

  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. This week's images include tears of joy and remembrance at this year's Boston Marathon and a bullfighter's pass at a bull in Spain. This gallery contains photos published April 16-22....

  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. The last time Green Bay visited CenturyLink Field was in Week 3 of the 2012 season, a 14-12 Seahawks victory clinched...

  • Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. Boston manager John...

  • Cowboys' playoff fate likely to be settled on road

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will have to be a good road team if they're even in position to end a four-year playoff drought in 2014. Dallas finishes the season with four of six games away from home, including all three NFC East rivals. The finale is at Washington on Dec. 28....

  • Lions open at home against Giants on Monday night

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions will open the season with a home Monday night game against the New York Giants. The Lions announced their 2014 schedule Wednesday night. The Sept. 8 game against the Giants will mark the first time Detroit begins the season in prime time since 1991,...

  • Steelers open 2014 season against Browns

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers won't waste any time getting a sense of where they stand in the AFC North when the 2014 season kicks off in September. The Steelers open the season at home on Sept. 7 against Cleveland then travel to rival Baltimore for a Thursday night game on Sept....

  • 2014 Indianapolis Colts Schedule

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL: Preseason Aug. 7, at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, New York Giants, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, New Orleans, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Regular Season Sept. 7, at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m....



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