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No. 6 Baylor bounces back in Big 12, now to surprising TCU

Some things to watch this week in the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 6 Baylor (17-1, 5-1 Big 12) at surprising TCU (14-4, 3-3). The Bears have won both games since falling last week at West Virginia in their first-ever contest as the No. 1 team in the ...

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) drives for a dunk attempt past Oklahoma City Thunder's Andre Roberson, center left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team once more

Russell Westbrook promised to pay back Zaza Pachulia for a hard foul. Kevin Durant had the last word against his old team — again. Durant dazzled with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Westbrook's 21st triple-double. Westbrook ...

Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans, left, passes around Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Brown scores 22 as Kansas St. tops Oklahoma St. 96-88

Kansas State finally made the plays late to claim its first Big 12 road win. Barry Brown scored 22 points to help the Wildcats defeat Oklahoma State 96-88 on Wednesday night. D.J. Johnson scored 18 points and Wesley Iwundu added 15 for the Wildcats (14-4, 3-3 Big 12), who had ...

Oklahoma guard Darrion Strong-Moore (0) attempts a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Lindsay Cook)

Oklahoma shocks No. 7 West Virginia 89-87 in overtime

Jordan Woodward's return from a leg injury has infused some hope in Oklahoma's season. Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the Sooners to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Woodard scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime in his second start ...

Owens, Anderson power Oral Roberts past South Dakota, 90-80

Albert Owens and Aaron Anderson combined to score 41 points and Oral Roberts turned away visiting South Dakota 90-80 in a Summit League battle Wednesday night. Oral Roberts trailed by three points at intermission, but Anderson tied the game on a layup with 13:25 left, then gave the Golden Eagles ...

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter holds a Marine Corps Ka-Bar knife while being interviewed in his Pentagon office, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Washington. Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq. "That was not my recommendation," Carter said in an Associated Press interview. "I recommended ...

Taplin's career-high 24 helps Tulsa hold off Tulane 89-82

Sterling Taplin led Tulsa with a career-high 24 points, including 7-for-7 shooting at the foul line, as Tulsa held off Tulane 89-82 on Wednesday night. The Golden Hurricane (10-7, 4-1 American Conference) were a perfect 10-for-10 at the line in the final 1:32. Tulane (4-14, 1-5), which has lost seven ...

Investigators: Shooting victim saved by plate in neck

Investigators say a metal plate in an Oklahoma man's neck saved him from paralysis or worse when he was shot. Robert Thurman told 911 dispatchers Friday that his sister Gretchen Thurman shot him, The Tahlequah Daily Press (http://bit.ly/2jL099J ) reported. Undersheriff Jason Chennault says the bullet apparently hit a metal ...

In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements. In response to questions from Democrats during his Senate confirmation hearing, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he disagreed with Trump's earlier claims that ...

Former Oklahoma House member pleads guilty in travel scheme

Prosecutors say a former Oklahoma Republican House leader has pleaded guilty to a felony count of perjury, admitting that he lied on travel reimbursement claims submitted to the state when he had already been reimbursed from his campaign account. Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland says 61-year-old Gus Blackwell ...

Man killed in shooting outside east Edmond restaurant

Police in Edmond say a 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting outside a restaurant on the city's east side. Police say Christian John Chancey was dead at the scene of the shooting Tuesday night. Police say Chancey was found in the parking lot of a Braum's and that witnesses ...

School suspension data reveals inequality, shorter terms

Oklahoma City Public Schools data reveals the district is suspending fewer students for shorter periods of time, but it continues to suspend students of color more often than their white peers. Director of student climate and student discipline Chuck Tompkins tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2joduVy ) that black students have so ...

Body found in Pittsburg County may be that of missing woman

Authorities say a woman's body found near Indianola in Pittsburg County may be that of a Haileyville woman missing for more than a year. Sheriff Chris Morris told reporters the suspect in the woman's disappearance led deputies to the site where the body was found Tuesday. Morris said the suspect ...

Body of woman found along southwest Oklahoma road identified

A body found along a road in southwestern Oklahoma has been identified as that of a Lawton woman. Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley says the state medical examiner has identified the body as 21-year-old Ci'lina Teira Deloney and that she was shot to death. Authorities say a passer-by reported seeing ...

Oklahoma football player arrested on Texas robbery charge

Police say an Oklahoma football player has turned himself in after authorities issued an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery in his Texas hometown of Waco. Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton says 19-year-old Parrish Cobb was arrested Tuesday night. He was being held Wednesday at the McLennan County jail on three ...

Sea lion who spent 3 decades at Oklahoma City Zoo dies

The Oklahoma City Zoo says a 30-year California sea lion named Moe has died of age-related health complications. Zoo officials say Moe lived longer than most sea lions and that his age was beginning to show before his death Tuesday. The zoo says Moe had developed cataracts in both eyes, ...

Agents investigate traffic-stop shooting in Harmon County

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in western Oklahoma opened fire on a man during a traffic stop, but no one was seriously hurt. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Tuesday near Gould, or about 140 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. The OSBI says a Harmon County ...

Troopers probe 28-year-old Adirondack Northway murder

It's been nearly three decades since a 31-year-old Texas woman was found dead on the shoulder of the Adirondack Northway, and state police say the case remains open. Terri Kay Roark's body was found in 1988 on the shoulder of Interstate 87 at the Thaddeus Kosciusko (kuh-SHOOS'-koh) Bridge, which spans ...

Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) shoots in front of Tulsa forward Kendrian Elliott (00), UConn's Napheesa Collier (24) and Tulsa's Ebony Parker, right, during the first quarter of an NCAA basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Samuelson's career-high 34 lead No. 1 UConn past Tulsa 98-58

Katie Lou Samuelson drew Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma's ire with a poor morning shootaround. The sophomore was nearly flawless once the game started. She scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory on Tuesday night. Samuelson made 13 of ...

Holmes, Atkins combine for 39 as No. 12 Texas women rally

Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and twelfth-ranked Texas defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 86-68 in a Big 12 Conference showdown Tuesday night. A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4, 7-0) broke open the ...

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