Full autopsy: Oklahoma State player had an enlarged heart

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State University basketball player who died in July following an outdoor team workout suffered from an enlarged heart and died of natural causes, the state medical examiner’s office said Friday. Forward Tyrek Coger, 22, collapsed on July 21 following a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs when the temperature was 99 degrees. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s autopsy report states that Coger died due to cardiomegaly, or an enlarged heart, and that his heart’s left ventricle had become abnormally thick. It also says an abnormal accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain was a contributing factor to his death. The autopsy report does not list weather conditions at the time he collapsed as a contributing factor to Coger’s death. Medical Examiner’s…

U.S. routed by Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying The United States put itself in a deep hole in World Cup qualifying with one of its worst performances in decades. Taking advantage of defensive mistakes, Costa Rica routed the U.S. 4-0 Tuesday night to drop the Americans to 0-2 for the first time in the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. “A very, very bitter moment for us. There’s no doubt about it,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said of the rout in San Jose, Costa Rica. “We didn’t imagine going into the hexagonal with two defeats right at the beginning.” Johan Venegas scored in the 43rd minute, Cristian Bolanos doubled the lead in the 69th and second-half substitute Joel Campbell beat beleaguered goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 74th ...

McCoy rallies Bills to 28-21 win over Jaguars ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - LeSean McCoy scored twice, including a career-best 75-yard run, and the Buffalo Bills won their second in a row by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-21 on Sunday. Tyrod Taylor’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 10:46 remaining put the Bills ahead for good during a second half in which the teams traded the lead five times. Taylor also scored on a 7-yard run in helping to keep Buffalo in the playoff hunt. The Bills (6-5) won for the second straight week when trailing at halftime after doing so just once last season. Buffalo trailed the Jaguars 7-6 after two quarters on Sunday, and overcame a two-point deficit in a 16-12 win at Cincinnati last week. Taylor also produced just the second fourth...

Whitmore in wait and see National senior football team coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore says he does not know where his future lies with the team, as he was only selected to oversee the team through their two Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup qualifiers against Guyana and Suriname. Whitmore guided the team to a 4-2 extra-time win away to Guyana before wrapping up the group with a 1-0 victory against Suriname at the National Stadium on Sunday. As a result the team secured their place in the 2017 CFU Caribbean Cup semi-final as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, but despite his good work with the group of locally bred players, the two-goal 1998 World Cup hero told The Gleaner his future still hangs in the balance. However, he says he learned...

National Finals Rodeo sellout streak reaches 300 In the world of sports, there is perhaps no better indicator of success than the ability to consistently draw fans to an event, over a long period of time. In layman’s terms, to put butts in the seats.To be sure, there are some incredible streaks on the books. The Green Bay Packers will have 326 consecutive home sellouts by the end of this season, in a streak dating to 1960, and that doesn’t count playoff games. In college football, Nebraska reached 355 home sellouts this year, going almost as far back as the Pack, to 1962.But make no mistake, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is right up there with the best of them. The first go-round of the 2016 WNFR rides at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Thomas Mack ...

Roberts scores against Man City as Celtic earn draw Patrick Roberts scored against his parent club Manchester City as Celtic earned a solid 1-1 Champions League draw at The Etihad.The 19-year-old, on loan to the Scottish champions from City, struck after just four minutes in Manchester. City responded quickly with a Kelechi Iheanacho equaliser in what proved a compelling first half but the pace dropped as the sides went through the motions after the break. With City already qualified as group runners-up and unable to take top spot, and Celtic destined to finish bottom, that was understandable. Yet Celtic, who made just the one change compared to City’s nine, started as if determined to treat their final European outing of the season as more than a dead rubber. They troubled City’s back three of ...

Missouri Tigers get past Vanderbilt for first SEC win in sloppy game PHOTOS Missouri outlasted Vanderbilt 26-17 on Saturday in Columbia, Mo., giving first-year coach Barry Odom the first SEC victory of his career and the Tigers their first conference victory this season in a sloppy, mistake-filled game. The win ended an 11-game SEC losing streak for Missouri (3-7, 1-5), one short of a school record. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock completed 22 of 37 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Damarea Crockett added 20 carries for 154 yards and a score. Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb opened the second half with a 1-yard scoring run, pulling the Commodores within two after Tommy Openshaw's point-after. Missouri then missed golden opportunities on their next two drives. Kicker Tucker McCann missed a 21-yard field goal attempt and then Lock couldn't handle a...

Irvin leads Michigan to double-digit win over Marquette NEW YORK (AP) - Less than four minutes in, Michigan coach John Beilein felt nervous as he subbed out leading scorer Derrick Walton Jr. for getting his second foul. By halftime the scoreboard showed a 24-point lead, but he was still not at ease. It turned out Beilein had little to be concerned about and could enjoy what was supposed to be his team’s first test. Zak Irvin led five players in double figures with 16 points and Michigan pulled away late in the first half for a 79-61 victory over Marquette in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden Thursday night. The Wolverines won despite Walton going scoreless and missing all four of his shots in 22 minutes. “You lose a senior point guard and put...