NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Today in History

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England's King Henry VII died; he was succeeded by his...


    Updated: 8 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 11 p.m. EDT. (0300 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Kilgore crusaders recruit player-turned-preacher for upcoming faith event

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    At the moment, Dr. Charles Whiteside says, he has no estimate on how much the next East Texas Crusade for Christ will cost. Expense has to be taken into consideration, yes, but the real accounting willcome the evenings of June 22-25 when Bill Glass invites audience members to approach the stage...

  • Broncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade. All the Denver Broncos have to show for their historic 2013 season is the heartache and humiliation of getting destroyed from the opening snap at the Super Bowl. The AFC champs aim to use that...

  • Q and A: Hummel chats with MLB commissioner Selig

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE • Allen H. “Bud” Selig, then owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and chairman of the Major League Executive Council, returned here as interim baseball commissioner after a Sept. 9, 1992 meeting in St. Louis. Commissioner Fay Vincent had been ousted in a no-confidence vote by the...

  • Johnny Manziel has swagger needed for a tough quarterback town

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Johnny Manziel seems to possess the chutzpah needed to overcome the inherent pressure he would face if the Cleveland Browns drafted him fourth overall on May 8. Cleveland mercilessly chews up quarterbacks, boos them when they hit rock bottom and then practically discards them to the depths of...

  • Dear NFL: Do not bet against a Dreiling

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    I have three rules I live my life by. 1. God has a plan for all of us. 2. Family matters. 3. Never bet against a Dreiling. As April nears its end and May flowers begin to bloom, so, too, will come the NFL Draft. And as each name is called, Nate Dreiling will hope someone reads his. You may...

  • Austin American-Statesman Kirk Bohls column

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    David Ash watched the Orange-White spring football game from the safety of the Royal-Memorial Stadium sidelines. Jerrod Heard took it in from the stands, like about 100 other recruits, including about 15 from the just-signed class. Max Wittek might have been on a beach in Southern California...

  • Eldest Buc won't mind new role@

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

  • Kirk Bohls: Texas missing in the quarterback department

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas — David Ash watched the Orange-White spring football game from the safety of the Royal-Memorial Stadium sidelines. Jerrod Heard took it in from the stands, like about 100 other recruits, including about 15 from the just-signed class. Max Wittek might have been on a beach in...

  • Rick Gosselin: With 16th pick, will any of the top defensive linemen be there for Cowboys?

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Football has always been a game of blocking and tackling. But the updated NFL version features the three Ps: pass, protect and pressure. The quest of every NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. When you find one, you must protect him because he’ll be wearing a bull’s eye. Defenses...

  • Syracuse scrimmage spirited; 4 QBs see action

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Scott Shafer's second spring in charge of the Orange seems a whole lot more relaxing than the first. A year ago, Shafer was scrambling after Doug Marrone's abrupt departure to take over the NFL's Buffalo Bills. The graduation of record-setting quarterback...

  • John Smallwood: Money can’t buy you love or titles

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by and ESPN The Magazine, released on Wednesday, showed that the soccer club Manchester City FC, of the English Premier...

  • Reviewing Cowboys' 2013 draft: Still plenty of upside for recent group

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The NFL draft is right around the corner May 8-10 and before we dive more into the Cowboys’ needs and what direction they might go with their selections, we’re going to take a step back and review. So, how did the Cowboys get here? How has America’s Team remained stuck in mediocrity the...

  • Star football player's arrest warrant quashed

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Gainesville Police Department launched an internal investigation late Friday into the quashing of an arrest warrant for a former University of Florida football star and current NFL draft prospect. They Gainesville Sun ( ) reported that...

  • Mizzou's Golden ready to prove himself

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    COLUMBIA, Mo. • It was just another spring practice, a couple of hours spent indoors on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in April, more than four months until the kickoff of another Missouri football season. But Markus Golden was craving the August heat. “I’m ready for the season!” he shouted...

  • Bo Jackson leading annual charity ride through Ala

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is leading his third annual charity bicycle ride. The "Bo Bikes Bama" event is being held Saturday with Auburn as the starting point. That's where the Alabama native played football and baseball for the Tigers before going on to the NFL and...

  • Analysts see Chiefs drafting wide receiver with first pick

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    It seems more and more draft analysts these days are predicting the Chiefs will take a receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, and really, that makes a lot of sense to’s Daniel Jeremiah. Jeremiah — who spent several years as an NFL scout (including a stint under Chiefs coach...

  • Colts' Wayne focused on proving doubters wrong

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Wayne spent the offseason working out. The perennial Pro Bowler rehabbed his injured right knee two or three times a day and made semi-regular calls to check in on teammates all for one singular goal: To prove wrong anyone who doubts he can return from a torn...

  • Did Manning's meeting with Saban cross the line?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning's never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban's desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. It also might have violated NFL rules because, according to Saban, Denver...

  • Miami police investigating Colin Kaepernick’s whereabouts

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MIAMI — Miami police do not believe NFL star Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to a pair of 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they...

  • Baseball’s new instant replay challenged from multiple sides

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Major League Baseball finally has instant replay, and no one seems happy about it. Managers are infuriated. Players are dumbfounded. Fans are frustrated. I get all that. But everyone needs to stop focusing on the little picture displaying the replay and think about the big one. Because no...

  • Looking for the gay-friendly football town

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. Despite an underwhelming performance at the NFL combine, former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is garnering interest from at least six teams looking to make history by drafting the first openly gay NFL player. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Atlanta Falcons,...

  • NDSU receiver Ryan Smith signs with CFL team

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former Wahpeton High School and North Dakota State University football standout Ryan Smith is continuing his career north of the border. The 5-foot-7, 175-pound receiver has signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Details of the contract...

  • Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Sampling of columns of note from the past week McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) ————— TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News, on 49ERS’ BEHAVIOR WOES: According to an NFL source, Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not...


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