NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma is ready to push its Sugar Bowl upset over Alabama into the past. The Sooners appear to be in position to contend for a national title. They start practice August 5th in preparation for the August 30th opener against Louisiana Tech.
BETHANY, Okla. (AP) - Southern Nazarene University in Bethany has been accepted as a full member of NCAA Division II in athletics. Southern Nazarene is now the first private institution in Oklahoma to be full active member in NCAA Division II. SNU is now allowed to compete for Great American Conference beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon was a standout at Oklahoma State. Police say they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings as the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 yesterday for their sixth win in seven games. Brett Gardner doubled, scored a run and drove in one as the Yankees kept up their push since the All-Star break. Texas fell to 3-17 in July and dropped 22 games under .500.
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