Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 72° Partly Cloudy

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

LSU, Oklahoma State 1-2 in BCS rankings

LSU and Oklahoma State took control of the race to the BCS championship game – but don’t count out Alabama yet. The day after the Tigers and Cowboys stayed unbeaten with their most difficult victories of the season, they also took the top two spots in the BCS standings.

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 coach of top-ranked Oklahoma through 2018 and pay him $34.5 million over the next seven years. Oklahoma’s board of regents voted to give Stoops a $75,000 bump in his annual salary and a handful of bonuses that will reward him for staying in Norman each June. “I don’t think I need to add anything to the proof that he gave to the national viewing audience that there’s no better football coach in the country than he is,” university president David Boren said. The deal calls for Stoops’ paydays to grow over the years, topping out at $5.15 million in salary and bonuses over the final three years. – AP

AP writers tab Oklahoma as No. 1 in preseason poll

NEW YORK – Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different. The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.

Young Thunder come up short in Western finals

DALLAS – The young Oklahoma City Thunder keep getting better. They just are not ready to take that next step yet. Despite leading on the road for much of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, they couldn’t extend their season after giving Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki a second chance.

Durant’s 39 put OKC in West finals

Coming off his worst performance in the playoffs, Kevin Durant couldn’t get his shots to fall again. Then he caught a glimpse of his mother dancing around during a timeout and, like magic, the ball started going through the net.

Durant leads Thunder into West finals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Coming off his worst performance in the playoffs, Kevin Durant couldn’t get his shots to fall again. Then he caught a glimpse of his mother dancing around during a timeout and, like magic, the ball started going through the net. Durant scored 39 points for his best offensive outing of the series, Russell Westbrook had his first playoff triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 105-90 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday.

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 42-40 at the break, Summitt absolutely lit up her Tennessee Lady Vols and their regional semifinal game Saturday tilted soon after. With Shekinna Stricklen scoring 14 of her 20 points in the second half and touching off a critical 11-3 run, Summitt and the Lady Vols defeated Ohio State 85-75.

In brief: Durant guides way as Oklahoma City shuts down Miami

NHL: Kevin Durant scored 29 points on 12-for-21 shooting, Russell Westbrook added 18 and Oklahoma City frustrated Miami’s offense all night on the way to a 96-85 victory over the Heat in Miami. Oklahoma City shot just 40 percent, but it didn’t matter as the Heat were held to 38.5 percent shooting.

Full throttle

Offense, defense, rebounding, passing. The Gonzaga Bulldogs pretty much had every phase of the game covered en route to a convincing 73-52 win over Oklahoma State on Friday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs’ fifth straight win was fueled by Elias Harris’ season-high 22 points, Rob Sacre’s 16 points and career-best 15 rebounds and Steven Gray’s 10 points and six assists. Gonzaga (9-5) handled the physical Cowboys (11-2) on the boards 44-32.

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 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 47-41 on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South. Jones threw an 86-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Kenney then answered Justin Gilbert’s kickoff return score for Oklahoma State (10-2, 6-2 Big 12) with a 76-yarder to James Hanna 29 seconds later as the Sooners (10-2, 6-2) survived to likely earn a spot in the Big 12 title game.

Cowboys exploit Texas A&M turnovers

STILLWATER, Okla. – Shaun Lewis intercepted Jerrod Johnson’s pass in the final seconds and Dan Bailey kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift Oklahoma State to a 38-35 victory over Texas A&M on Thursday night. Johnson turned the ball over five times, including a key fumble that led to a Cowboys touchdown in the fourth quarter and his fourth interception that Lewis returned 28 yards to set up the winner.

Cougars have taken Tackling 101, but haven’t passed test yet

PULLMAN – If there was one thing everyone agreed on following Washington State’s shocking 65-17 season-opening loss at Oklahoma State it was that the Cougars’ tackling was ... well, let them describe it. “We were horrible, we were absolutely terrible,” said coach Paul Wulff.