Some stuff you might want to know today…
Maybe not, but here it is.
According to Access Hollywood, “American Idol” contestant David Cook was taken to the hospital following Tuesday night’s show. Apparently it was nothing serious, and the producers were being cautious when the 25-year-old contestant out of Tulsa wasn’t feeling well. Cook is now “back at the hotel and doing fine” according to the report.
With her 18th chart-topper “Touch My Body,” Mariah Carey has passed Elvis Presley for the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and is now second only to the Beatles. Carey’s single is the new No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart: The song also is No. 1 on the trade magazine’s digital download chart thanks to a precedent-setting 286,000 downloads in its debut week.
And the third thing you should know is Thursday night is opening night for the Oklahoma RedHawks. Ed Kelley, editor of The Oklahoman, spoke with Scott Pruitt, managing partner with the RedHawks, today with 3 things we should know about the opening. We also learned in video shot by Damon Fontenot that the Bricktown Ballpark is Ed Kelley’s favorite place in OKC. And I thought it was behind the cameras in the OPUBCO Studios?
Darnell Mayberry from The Oklahoman’s sports desk and I chatted during this week’s NBA in OKC podcast. Topics ranged from yesterday’s press conference in Seattle about ANOTHER group of investors interested in building an arena (seriously, how many investor groups have we heard of now?) to the Western Conference playoffs.
Darnell and i agree, the NBA playoffs are shaping up to be better than the NCAA playoffs. We differ on NBA MVP. He’s leaning towards Kevin Garnett of Boston. The Big Ticket has certainly brought a defensive mindset to the Celtics – they really play good D now – but I don’t agree that he’s the leagues MVP. Kobe Bryant has done everything to get his team to the top of the mountain, and despite an injured team and an injured pinkie, he’s got his team primed for a deep playoff run.
Listen here: NBA in OKC podcast.
Lack of victories didn’t cost Sean Sutton his job. Lack of leadership did.
Good morning, I’m Dave Morris with a NewsOK.com update from The Oklahoman.
That was the headline on the front page of today’s Oklahoman. Berry Tramel
wrote OSU athletic director Mike Holder removed Sean not so much because of
two straight mediocre seasons, but because Holder didn’t believe things
Read more online at NewsOK and in today’s Oklahoman.
Last night at the Ford Center, Tennessee beat Texas A&M 53-45 to advance to
the Women’s Final Four basketball tournament. Candace Parker led the Lady
Vols despite separating her shoulder. Twice.
Other news being reported by The Oklahoman this morning, Oklahoma County
locks people up at a higher rate than all but eight counties in the United
States despite chronic overcrowding at its jail, a study released Tuesday
Chances for thunderstorms return to Oklahoma today, but it should be another
day before severe weather is in the state.
In OKC today, Highs in the mid-50s. 40 percent chance of storms. Tomorrow,
highs in the 70s, 60 percent chance of storms.
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