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First look: Hield, Arcidiacono take the long road to Final Four

Nobody in the NBA was knocking down Ryan Arcidiacono’s door when his junior season ended a year ago. Buddy Hield – that was a different story. Arcidiacono stayed at Villanova …


Ex-Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon dies in crash, police say

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring …


Chesapeake Energy ex-CEO McClendon indicted

Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been indicted for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.


Oklahoma earthquakes prompt agency to order well cutbacks

Oklahoma oil-and-gas regulators are making their most far-reaching directive yet in response to the spike in earthquakes in the state by asking the operators of nearly 250 injection wells to …


Two dead after Oklahoma bank robbery

A bank president was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday in eastern Oklahoma, officials said, and one of two suspects in the bank robbery was killed after an ensuing car …


Clemson pounds Oklahoma, proves doubters wrong

Dabo Swinney was in no mood to talk about Clemsoning.


Inside the playoff: How Cam Newton inspired Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said he met Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton when he was in high school, and the two are still friends.


Baker Mayfield leads No. 5 Oklahoma past No. 9 Oklahoma State

Oklahoma took the Big 12 title and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff – and did at the expense of rival Oklahoma State in a Bedlam blowout.


Baylor football coach Art Briles embarrassed by aide violations

Baylor football coach Art Briles said Monday he was embarrassed to find out that one of his assistant coaches was on the sideline during an Oklahoma home game, the second …


DePaul defeats Oklahoma in high-scoring women’s tournament game

DURHAM, N.C. – DePaul and Oklahoma traded shot for shot, point for point, in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA tournament history. The Blue Demons managed to scrape together the …


Teams, fans settle in for NCAA games at Spokane Arena

A little March madness paid off Wednesday for a trio of brothers from Medical Lake who also happen to be die-hard Oklahoma Sooners fans. Kole, Kasen and Kade Turner – …


Freshman QB Knight guides Sooners past Tide

NEW ORLEANS – Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops declined to announce a starting quarterback before the Sugar Bowl, and when freshman Trevor Knight took the field on the Sooners’ first possession, …


Oklahoma expects the best from ’Bama in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS – Whatever Bob Stoops may have said about the overall strength of the Southeastern Conference, that apparently doesn’t apply when it comes to the challenge he sees before …


Petty leads No. 5 Baylor over Oklahoma

WACO, Texas – Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards and fifth-ranked Baylor stayed undefeated by passing its first big …


Sooners visit South Bend

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he is focused on his 14th-ranked Sooners trying to beat No. 22 Notre Dame this season, not the fact that the Fighting Irish have won …


Spotlight: Local musicians hope to help tornado victims

Area musicians will perform a concert to benefit victims of last week’s powerful tornado in Moore, Okla. The lineup features Mark Schirtz, winner of the 2011 Spokane’s Got Talent contest …


Teachers credited with saving students in Okla.

MOORE, Okla. — The principal’s voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2013, 8:25 a.m.

Crews dig through night after deadly Okla. twister

MOORE, Okla. — Search-and-rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered …


Dominant Zags to play for Old Spice title

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The game of basketball looks pretty simple when a team is efficient on offense, steady on defense and owns the glass. Gonzaga combined those elements …


Dominant Zags to play for Old Spice title

The game of basketball looks pretty simple when a team is efficient on offense, steady on defense and owns the glass.


Lake City Playhouse visits ‘Oklahoma!’

Lake City Playhouse is getting traditional this week, opening its 2012-’13 season on Friday with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” Artistic Director George Green said Lake City’s small …


Stoops rewarded with extension, raise

Two days after winning one of the college football season’s early marquee games, Bob Stoops (pictured) was rewarded Monday with a new contract extension that could keep him as the …


Volunteers down OSU after big second half

DAYTON, Ohio – There are halftime chats and then there are coach’s rants. Pat Summitt hasn’t won 1,071 games by not knowing when to let her team have it. Trailing …


Sooners beat Cowboys, force Big 12 South logjam

STILLWATER, Okla. – Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as No. 14 …


Stevenson’s 3 lifts Sooners

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma and Notre Dame needed overtime yet again to decide things in the NCAA tournament. This time, it was the Sooners who made the big shot …


Zags enter danger zone

Nothing like a couple of breathers before a relaxing trip or two to open conference play. Yeah, right.


Tornado kills four in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – A large, violent tornado ripped through a southern Oklahoma town late Tuesday evening, killing four people and injuring up to 50, authorities said. Severe weather also caused …


Spit links suspect to burglaries

OKLAHOMA CITY – A trail of tobacco spit has led investigators to a suspect in at least five burglaries across eastern Oklahoma, police said. Randy Lee Shoopman Jr., 33, was …


Group helps pets in Oklahoma flooding

Oklahoma’s torrential downpours and subsequent floods have turned into more than last week’s headlines for five members of Spokane-based Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team. The group arrived in Miami, Okla., …