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OU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch and Head Coach Lincoln Riley likely have been planning around the loss of their best defensive player for some time. Murray began popping up on mock draft boards midway through the fall.

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OU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch and Head Coach Lincoln Riley likely have been planning around the loss of their best defensive player for some time. Murray began popping up on mock draft boards midway through the fall.

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The Majors currently find themselves riding a five-game winning streak — and are winners in nine of their last 10 games — as they welcome the OKC Broncos for Tuesday's 5 p.m. doubleheader at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

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he Northern Oklahoma College Enid women's basketball team got a taste of what is to come in the upcoming Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference season with a nail-biting battle against Seminole State Thursday night.

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The Longhorns face the Patriots at 4 p.m. Thursday. The winner faces the winner of the 6:30 p.m. game between No. 3-ranked Beggs (28-5) and No. 7-ranked Marlow (23-12) at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Edmond Memorial.

WASHINGTON — During his stint in the Persian Gulf on a Navy carrier, Mitch Harris kept his pitching arm — and his hopes of eventually making it to the majors — in shape by tossing a baseball on the flight deck.

DALLAS  — Blake Griffin will miss three to four weeks after the Clippers’ All-Star forward underwent surgery for a staph infection in his right elbow.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  —  The front range’s most intense rivalry lived up to its standard at Clune Arena on Saturday

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BOISE, Idaho — Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State has accepted an invitation to play Navy in the hometown Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 23, the Aztecs’ fifth straight postseason appearance.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.  — Will Conant connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired after backup quarterback Nate Romine completed a long pass, helping Air Force upset No. 21 Colorado State 27-24 on Friday to snap the Rams’ nine-game winning streak.

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The victory also made Air Force (6-2) eligible for the postseason. The Falcons have won five of six, including a triumph over Navy, which put them in position to capture the trophy on Saturday. The Falcons beat Navy 30-21 a month ago.

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A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each.

Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll.

LOGAN, Utah  — Darell Garretson threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score while Zach Vigil tallied a career high 22 tackles, including eight for loss, to help Utah State soar past Air Force for a 34-16 victory on Saturday night.

STILLWATER — On a day that Oklahoma State’s offense sputtered, the special teams came up with big plays and 16 points in a 37-20 victory over Iowa State Saturday.

DENVER — Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre in the NFL’s most exclusive of clubs with his 500th touchdown pass in the Denver Broncos' 41-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.

Pearson's short TD pass to Garrett Brown sealed the game with 35 seconds remaining as Air Force held off Navy 30-21 on Saturday, a significant step in the Falcons' bid to claim the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 2011.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant made the tough decision to withdraw from Team USA before the FIBA World Cup.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo’s back appears to be getting better by the day, and the Dallas Cowboys’ beleaguered defense held on after a strong start.

The University of Oklahoma senior class of 1956, which included future NFL stars Tommy McDonald and Jerry Tubbs, have the distinction of going through their careers undefeated (31-0).

HOENIX — The St. Louis Cardinals never made it easy on themselves, laboring through injuries and inconsistency, unable to get into the NL Central race until around the All-Star break.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Safety Weston Steelhammer had three interceptions and Air Force handed Boise State its worst loss since joining the Mountain West Conference in 2011, beating the Broncos 28-14 Saturday night behind seven takeaways.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.  — Air Force Academy sports programs have not put enough focus on commitment and respect but are working to correct that, the school’s athletic director said.

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NORMAN — Oklahoma fans saw something Saturday that hasn’t been done by a Sooner player in almost 70 years in OU’s 34-10 win over Tennessee.

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If there’s man coverage on the outside, Daxx Garman isn’t afraid to let it fly.

ATLANTA — Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France  — South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim beat Australian veteran Karrie Webb by one shot on Sunday to win the Evian Championship and become the third youngest major winner at 19 years, 2 months.

MADRID  — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — The Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start by bouncing back in a big way thanks to a dominating performance from DeMarco Murray and their beleaguered defense.

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