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No. 18 Baylor upperclassmen go from 1-11 to Big 12 co-leader

Oct. 17, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Big and versatile Sam Tecklenburg found it hard to think about when Baylor would be good again while the Bears were losing all those games his sophomore season two years ago. That was Matt Rhule's first season, which the coach described as unbelievably difficult "because you see the...

College Football Picks: Pac-12 contenders in spotlight

Oct. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the only Power Five...

In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling

Oct. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The relationship between Oklahoma and the tribes has sometimes been...

Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker

Oct. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in its legal fight with the state over the opioid crisis. Attorney Andrew Lester announced his...

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oct. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a Thunder player,...

WVU defense leans on youngsters with No. 5 Sooners looming

Oct. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The youngsters will...

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case

Oct. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cleveland County, District Judge Thad Balkman acknowledged...

Board votes to boost Oklahoma lawmaker's pay 35% to $47,500

Oct. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers voted Tuesday to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, just two years after cutting lawmakers' pay. Jake Lowrey, spokesman for the Office of Management & Enterprise Services, said the Legislative Compensation Board cut...

AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Taylor lead 1st team

Oct. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday. No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

Oct. 14, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Here's a look at that and other high-profile cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black...