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NAFTA Superhighway’ remains a controversial concept

Oklahoma forms the low-slung buckle on the proposed “NAFTA Superhighway,” a vast interstate transportation and communications belt that would cut through America’s midsection and connect Mexico with Canada. The superhighway could include automobile, trucking and rail traffic, along with oil and gas pipelines and power and electronic data transmission lines to increase the flow of

Live Sass!

The Sooners hold the Hurricanes to a three and out in their first offensive series. Marcus Walker did a great job of trying to sell that would-be interception, even convincing one official. Too bad the officials’ review system works better at Oklahoma than Oregon. Having Gino Torreta and Toby Keith announce the starting offensive and

103-year-old Sooner fan provides inspiring performance

nd DeMarco Murray, the next best had to be 103-year-old Caroline Blue. The Norman resident was honored as a longtime Sooner season-ticket holder during a second-quarter timeout. Blue has been attending Sooner games since The Great Depression and walked — unassisted — to the end zone to be honored on the SoonerVision jumbo video screen for all

High school football keeps ’em coming back

In today’s world of big-business college football, there remains a certain measure of innocence and purity at the high school level that help define its unwavering popularity. It is witnessed every autumn Friday night by millions of people who lock up their homes and shut down their businesses in time to make the opening kickoff.

NCAA: OU guilty of failure to monitor football players

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced during an afternoon teleconference that it found the University of Oklahoma football team guilty of both charges related to the Rhett Bomar-J.D. Quinn case.   The first charge was that three student athletes, two of whom were scholarship recipients (Bomar and Quinn), received payment for work not performed at

Drag boats to compete at Bricktown Nationals

Friday through Sunday at the Oklahoma River in Bricktown, for the 2007 Ozarka Bricktown Nationals drag boat racing competition will feature boats from all across the United States and Canada in 11 different classes, from personal watercraft to 250-mph top-fuel hydroplanes. “It’s probably the largest motor sports event in the state of Oklahoma,” said Glenn

Conner unveils plans for OKC-hosted sports TV special

At a June 20 Greater Oklahoma City Chamber luncheon to tout local sports-themed economic development, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Bart Conner unveiled his most ambitious project to date: “The Ford Center NBC Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular.” The two-hour program will bring world-class athletes in both gymnastics and figure skating together in downtown Oklahoma City, with the

Disappointment can be the most defining element in sports

For Daniel Agnew, disappointment came last September. Just three days prior to his scheduled departure for Switzerland ” where he was slated to compete in the 2006 Triathlon World Championships ” Agnew got a call from his sponsors letting him know that due to financial issues, they had decided not to help fund his trip.

Wakeboarding tourney making waves

 Rain or shine, competitors of the Oklahoma River Wakeboard Series 2007 will be competing Friday to Sunday. Riders from all over the country are scheduled to vie for the tournament’s first-place prize of $2,000.   Wakeboarding is a sport when a rider is pulled by a boat and performs a wide variety of tricks and

No Hornets, but still plenty of sports in city

The local sports scene is offering plenty of alternatives to all of the folks going through recent NBA withdrawals. There’s probably nothing on the slate fully capable of replacing the level of excitement the Hornets generated, but area fans don’t have to sit around at home and mope. Baseball enthusiasts, who always have the RedHawks

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