Baker Mayfield responds to Sam Ehlinger’s combine swipe: ‘He’s never beaten OU, so we’ll leave it at that’
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger started a Twitter fight earlier this week when he criticized Orlando Brown's NFL combine performance, but Baker Mayfield just finished it. The former Sooner QB was asked to comment on Ehlinger's remark at OU's pro day on Wednesday, and he didn't hesitate. Not only did Mayfield reference Ehlinger's loss to the Sooners in last year's Red River Rivalry, but he also brought up his failure as a high school quarterback at Westlake to defeat rival Lake Travis — Mayfield's alma mater. That's the kind of trash talk that might make Ehlinger think twice before firing off another tweet. Mayfield is far from the only Sooner to respond to Ehlinger's shot, as several teammates reacted immediately on Twitter. Brown himself was also asked about after OU's pro day, and he didn't exactly hold back either: "Did he start this year? I know he lost, though," Brown said. Oklahoma has won two straight against Texas, and will go for a third in a row at the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 6. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Opaque Background --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Yankees got their first spring-training look at potential free-agent target Manny Machado on Wednesday. Back at his natural position, shortstop, Machado got two more hits and is 16-for-34 with four doubles and three homers this spring. “Being that good, you’re always gonna be scrutinized,” said Showalter, the only manager Machado has played for in the majors. “Manny’s had that since his junior or senior year of high school. “Maybe not quite like this, but he almost welcomes it. “This is probably the best spring he’s had so far,” Showalter said. All the stars are lined up for him on a lot of fronts — the very last one is impending free agency. It’s about the team and the position we need him to play.” But it’s where Machado winds up next season that intrigues much of the sport. Aaron Boone said Judge is scheduled to DH on Thursday, playing for a third straight day. If I’m healthy, it’s all good.”
The biggest adrenaline rush Cowboys' fans likely received on the first day of free agency Wednesday was when an ESPN reported tweeted out that Dallas and Seattle are interested in defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. However, that's not the case. A club source said the Cowboys aren't interested in Suh at the price he'll command as a free agent now that he's been officially released by the Dolphins. Suh signed a six-year, $114.4 million deal with the Dolphins in 2015 but never lived up to expectations. He made just one Pro Bowl the last three seasons and hasn't topped more than six sacks in a season. Suh, 31, had been set to make a base salary of $16.985 million in 2018 with a massive salary cap hit of $26.1 million. He won't be in the Cowboys' price range, with Dallas limited on a cap space and not willing to spend big in free agency. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Opaque Background --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done
STILLWATER — Mike Boynton ended a seven-year drought Tuesday night. The first-year Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach accomplished a feat his predecessor Brad Underwood couldn’t do in his year one in Stillwater. On Tuesday, OSU let Florida Gulf Coast hang around all 40 minutes, but eventually made enough plays late to extend its season. He scored another bucket a minute later, giving OSU a 68-56 lead. Carroll led OSU at the foul line, making 12 of 13 en route to scoring 18 points. No other Eagle scored more than nine points. “That was a hard-fought game,” FGCU coach Joe Dooley said. The Cowboys led by 11 at half, 37-26, despite the Eagles’ point guard Brandon Goodwin nailing a long 3-pointer at the buzzer. The first OSU 3-pointer with the new extended arc came almost 13 minutes into the game. OSU will play either Stanford or BYU, which play Wednesday night.
He is set to join a team in dire need of a quarterback. But he, like Bradford, became a free agent and reportedly is set to sign with Denver. Keenum, 30, is considered the second-best QB available in free agency after Kirk Cousins — who reportedly is set to replace Keenum in Minnesota. Keenum had a record of 11-3 with 3,547 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Cardinals, because of their salary-cap limitations, were a long shot to land Cousins — the most high-profile of this year’s free agents. Cousins, who has spent his entire NFL career with the Redskins, reportedly has been offered a three-year, $84 million deal by the Vikings. Meanwhile, the team reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with standout tight end Jimmy Graham, who had been with the Seahawks and before that the Saints. The team released tight end Brent Celek. The Jets also are expected to add running back Isaiah Crowell, who had been with the Browns. • The Raiders agreed to a three-year contract extension with tight end Derek Carrier.
The Thunder’s “OK3” attracts most of the attention, but there’s no chance that the team would be at where it is today without Steven Adams. The seven-foot, 255-pound Kiwi phenom is an absolute force in the paint. He deters shots, sets bone-wrenching screens and rolls hard to the basket on a nightly basis. As brought up by pbpstats.com founder Darryl Blackport, Adams has pulled down a plethora of boards off his teammates’ missed free throws. Steven Adams has 18 offensive rebounds off missed free throws. It's the most anyone has gotten in a season since Carlos Boozer got 20 in 2006-07. Earlier this season when OKC was in Cleveland, head coach Billy Donovan was asked about Adams’ impact, specifically providing those second chances and didn’t hold back in praising the big man. Asked Billy Donovan about the importance of Steven Adams consistently providing extra possessions for #Thunder. He is well aware of how much effort he puts into it. pic.twitter.com/gcOZtx0r94 — Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) January 20, 2018
1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the fifth straight year. 1 overall seed in the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State. It’s the ninth time that UConn has entered the NCAAs undefeated, including last year when the Huskies went in as the overwhelming favorite before their 111-game winning streak ended with a loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four. Florida State and Georgia are the other top seeds in the Huskies’ part of the bracket. There are good teams in every bracket,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “There are great matchups in every bracket and it doesn’t really matter at this stage where you’re placed, what region, you’re going to have to beat some really good teams. Notre Dame has been a top seed the last seven years. This might be one of coach Muffet McGraw’s finest accomplishments as Notre Dame lost four pivotal players to injury, but only three games on the season. 1) is quite an accomplishment for what we’ve been through all year long.” The Irish are in the Spokane Regional and open up against Cal State Northridge on Friday.
OSU basketball: Oklahoma State among the first to experiment with different set of rules for this year’s NIT
STILLWATER — Mike Boynton wore shorts to practice Monday with the plan to physically exert himself alongside his team if his players were lacking motivation. Twenty-two hours after they learned they were not going to the NCAA Tournament, though, Oklahoma State scampered around the auxiliary practice gym at Gallagher-Iba Arena like any other practice before a game. “Really pleased with their excitement about practicing,” Boynton said. “That’s probably the biggest challenge, is to get excited about doing something that you really didn’t want to do, especially when the thing you want to do is about to happen also.” Oklahoma State never pictured itself in the NIT, but now that it’s in the secondary tournament of the postseason, its focus has shifted to finding a way to Madison Square Garden. Getting to MSG for the NIT semifinals takes three wins, beginning with Tuesday’s game in Gallagher-Iba Arena against Atlantic Sun regular-season champion Florida Gulf Coast (23-11). In addition to searching for motivation a day after heartbreak, Oklahoma State also had little time to waste in preparing for the NIT’s experimental rule changes — including some major differences from the games Oklahoma State played all season. · After offensive rebounds, the shot clock will be reset to 20 seconds rather than a full 30. A crew applied a water-soluble white paint to Gallagher-Iba Arena’s main floor to designate the new 3-point line. They’ll place stickers on the floor to denote the wider lane. “All I’ve got to do is worry about my footing and I’ll be good,” said Dziagwa, a 38.2 percent shooter this season.