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Holliday to be honored
Stillwater High School will host Matt Holliday Night on Friday to honor the Colorado Rockies outfielder. Please see page B-6

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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called the Mitchell Report “a call to action” and vowed to act on the findings. The report identified 86 current or former players.
SETH WENIG / Associated Press

Stars, steroids linked
Clemens is among the hardest hit in the report released on Thursday.
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Seven MVPs and 31 All-Stars — one for every position — and that still wasn’t the worst of it for the long-awaited Mitchell Report. That infamy belonged to Roger Clemens, the greatest pitcher of his era.

The Steroids Era. Seven-time Cy Young Award winner, eighth on the all-time list with 354 victories, an MVP and AllStar himself and once a lock for the Hall of Fame, Clemens now has another distinction: the biggest name linked by former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell to illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. In all, Thursday’s 409-page report identified 86 names to differing degrees, but, while he vehemently denied it through his lawyer, Clemens was the symbol.

Barry Bonds, already under indictment on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about steroids, Miguel Tejada and Andy Pettitte also showed up in the game’s most infamous lineup since the Black Sox scandal. “If there are problems, I wanted them revealed,” commissioner Bud Selig said. “His report is a call to action, and I will act.” Doping was widespread by stars as well as scrubs, the report said, putting a question mark if not an

The Mitchell Report named names, five of which are former Drillers and two others who played junior college ball in Oklahoma, including former Seminole State pitcher Eric Gagne (above). Please see list, B-5

Houston hires OU assistant
Kevin Sumlin will be named today as the Cougars new coach.
World Sports Writer

NORMAN — The Bob Stoops coaching tree has sprouted a new branch. Oklahoma assistant coach Kevin Sumlin will be introduced as the head coach at Houston on Friday, and no one in Norman is surprised. “Not at all,” said junior wide receiver Malcolm Kelly. “He’s just smart, man. He knows the game. In the receiver room, he draws up plays and tells you to do NEWEST this and says it’s going COUGAR to work, it works on game day. Every single Kevin Sumlin: Will time it works.” be the fifth Sumlin is the ninth assistant under OU Stoops assistant to leave coach Bob Stoops since Stoops began to leave for a head coaching at OU in 1999, coaching job when the fifth to become a colhe is introduced as lege head coach. Houston’s coach on Stoops on Thursday Friday. refused comment, but last week he said Sumlin “would be an excellent head coach. He’s got a great background, relates well to players, very bright, sharp guy. I think we’ve got several assistants that would do a great job.” The Houston Chronicle reports that Sumlin will be introduced at a 12:30 p.m. press conference after apparently being out of the running just a few days ago following his interview late last week. The newspaper reported earlier that the remaining two candidates were former UH coach Jack Pardee

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TU quarterback Paul Smith visited New York as a finalist for the Draddy Trophy. He didn’t win the big award but won a post-graduate scholarship and plenty of

ORMAN — Networking is a critical lifeline in the coaching profession, where who you know often provides what you need to know to win a game. And so it goes for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who intends to tap into volumes of information South Florida coach Jim Leavitt has on West Virginia, the team the Sooners play next month in the Fiesta Bowl. South Florida and West DAVE Virginia are members of ITTLER the Big East Conference. dave.sittler So Leavitt undoubtedly has a lot to share with his good 581-8312 buddy at OU. “We’re good friends, and we talk often,” Stoops said. “So we’ll talk as much as he wants to talk.” The Stoops-Leavitt friendship is a close one. It blossomed after it was initially forced on them when they were assistants at Kansas State for coach Bill Snyder. Before the 1991 season, Snyder summoned Stoops and Leavitt to his office for a

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oger Staubach, Doug Flutie and Archie Manning. Paul Smith met them all. Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, Times Square. Paul Smith saw them all. Smith, the University of Tulsa quarterback, earned a trip to New York City. That’s what happens when you set records and serve your community. Smith, the man who grew up in Oklahoma and finished his high school career at Owasso, recently spent three days in New York. He was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy, which is given by the National Football Foundation. Smith’s honor came with an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. It also came with a trip to New York. He met Heisman winning quarterbacks, and he saw the sights with his new wife, Krista. Today, Smith shares his memories. By Eric Bailey, World sports writer

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The pugnacious right winger will take to the ice tonight.
B Y G LENN H IBDON World Sports Writer
Curtis Voth is back. Again. And this time he hopes to stay awhile. The pugnacious warrior will suit up on Friday night for the

Smith shares the time he spent meeting Roger Staubach, Archie Manning and Joe Paterno, being a finalist with Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon and Texas center Dallas Griffin and touring New York with his wife. >>> Please see Page B-4

Voth suiting up for Oilers ... again
Tulsa Oilers when Mississippi visits Convention Center Arena in another crucial Central Hockey League game. Bossier-Shreveport drops by on Saturday night. Voth is familiar to anyone who is more than a casual Oilers fan. The 32-year-old is a veteran right winger who packs a tremendous punch in his 6-foot, 180-pound frame. Voth’s second stint with Tulsa came two years ago when he ure from the 1998-99 season Mississippi crammed 159 penalty minutes into the 2000-01 one. at Tulsa into 17 games before a 12“Curtis adds a dimension to game suspension ended his When our team I don’t think we season. 7:35 p.m. have,” coach Dan Hodge said. Friday One penalty against Missis- “He plays gritty and he plays sippi will push Voth ahead of hard every shift. He’s older Where Shawn Legault into fourth and he knows what it takes to Convention place among CHL career pen- win. The first time he came alty minute leaders. He has back (’05-’06) he wanted to Center Arena collected 1,773 with 897 of jump right in and start fighting Tickets those coming in 123 games (918) with the Oilers in his first tenSEE OILERS B-2 632-7825


No free TV in Tulsa
If you’re in Oklahoma City or Stillwater, you can watch the OSUIndiana game for free. If you’re in Tulsa, you’re going to have to pay. See story, B-6


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