• By JOHN SHINN The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Whether Oklahoma or Texas players fully understand it or not, there’s a chapter in every career that’s reserved for what happens inside the Cotton Bowl on the second Saturday in October.

  • By Fred Katz CNHI Oklahoma

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry dove for a ball that trickled away from his fingers during the third quarter of the Warriors’ 118-91 Game 2 win over the Thunder. As Andre Roberson reached to the ground next to him, the MVP managed to call a timeout just in time to earn the stoppage, though C…

  • By Fred Katz CNHI Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder coach Billy Donovan’s hair is much grayer after this past week. Let’s just hope, for his sake, he’ll have some left by the time this series ends.

  • By Fred Katz CNHI Oklahoma

LaMarcus Aldridge doesn’t seem like he plans on hitting the rim any time soon. Aldridge has made 33-of-44 attempts (75 percent) through two Western Conference Semifinals games against the Thunder. Except for a few moments during the second half of Game 2, the Thunder haven’t doubled him.

  • By Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Standing on the court after an interview, his legs still wobbly after the most physically taxing game of his career, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield received a standing ovation from Kansas fans.

  • By John Marshall, AP Sports Writer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83.

  • By Rachel Cohen, AP Sports Writer

American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.


COLUMBIA, Mo. – The quest for the University of Missouri’s next head football coach has concluded, and after a thorough national search, Missouri Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades has selected current assistant coach and defensive coordinator Barry Odom to guide the program into the future.

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade was exhausted. Erik Spoelstra was nauseous. Goran Dragic was already sore when the game ended.

  • By Cliff Brunt, AP Sports Writer

NORMAN — Oklahoma confirmed Monday that quarterback Baker Mayfield suffered a concussion in last weekend’s win over TCU and the Sooners are optimistic he will be able to play in the Bedlam showdown against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

  • By Greg Beacham and Sally Ho, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days in a brothel, and authorities sought a w…

  • By Clay Horning, CNHI News Service

DALLAS — Shakespeare, in the voice of Cassius in “Julius Caesar,” explains, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball people tell a wonderful story about Yogi Berra and the most famous home run in history.

  • By Jim Hague, Associated Press

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. — Dale Berra remembered when he was playing for the New York Yankees and his father was fired as manager of the team. It was 1985 and such things happened a lot in those days.

  • By Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to appeal.

  • LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press

NEW YORK — A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

  • By Stephen Wade, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said she suspected it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place.

  • By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash.

  • By R.B. Fallstrom and Jim Salter, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday in an unusual case involving two former divisi…

  • By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer

ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

  • By Howard Ulman and Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

  • By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer

An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

  • By The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles will play the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards in a rare Major League Baseball game closed to the public, a decision that followed rioting in Baltimore. The announcement of the closed-doors game came after the Orioles postponed games again…

  • By CHRIS DAY CNHI News Service

STILLWATER —– The NCAA placed Oklahoma State University's football program on probation for a year Friday for failing to follow its own drug policies and recruiting violations stemming from the use of its Orange Pride student group.

  • From The Ada News sports desk

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 22, 2015 – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today that the organization has parted ways with Scott Brooks as head coach.“This is an extremely difficult decision on many levels. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the…

(AP) Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season.

  • By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

STILLWATER (AP) — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Tuesday that Travis Ford will remain Oklahoma State’s head basketball coach, despite reports and rumors saying Ford’s job is in jeopardy.

Sharon Bowen thought her late husband was a bit crazy for buying a scrapbook filled with black and white photos of Cleveland ballplayers from the early 1900s — but not anymore. It turns out that book held what may be the only autographed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson, the Holy Grail of baseb…

  • By HECTOR LONGO CNHI News Service

GLENDALE, Ariz. — For a player who started practice last week with little more than special teams duties expected of him, Malcolm Butler was pretty busy with the media following Super Bowl XLIX here Sunday night.

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