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Big 12 sets college football schedule with nine conference games, one non-conference

The Big 12 will play 10 football games during the coming season should teams be able to compete amid the ongoing coronavirus...

 
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Opinion: Cardinals, Marlins show consequences of not following protocols during coronavirus pandemic

The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins became baseball’s poster boys Monday on how careless, but not necessarily reckless,...

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Donovan named NBCA co-coach of year

Nuggets coach Michael Malone has known about Billy Donovan for almost 40 years. “I heard about Billy Donovan when I was a young...

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Morning roundup: Raiders to play first season in Las Vegas without fans

NFL Raiders to play first season in Las Vegas without fans The Raiders will have to wait another year to show off their fancy...

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Linebacker Kelly suffers knee injury, per report

NORMAN — Caleb Kelly’s OU career might be over. The Sooners linebacker, who came back from a serious knee injury a year ago to...

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NBA notebook: Magic's Jonathan Isaac staring at another long knee rehab

Magic's Jonathan Isaac staring at another long knee rehab Jonathan Isaac would routinely be inside the Orlando Magic’s...

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UCO names Stan Wagnon as athletic director

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma announced Monday that Stan Wagnon will be named athletic director effective Aug....

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Report: Sooners' LB Caleb Kelly suffers knee injury

SoonerScoop.com reported that both Kelly and QB Tanner Mordecai had suffered injuries recently

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OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from loss to the Nuggets

The Thunder squandered a seven-point lead with four minutes left in regulation and fell to the Nuggets 121-113 in overtime...

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Sooners could need a game for Sept. 12; UNT or Houston are available, for now

Big 12 presidents' decision could ignite a wave of rescheduling

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The Oklahoman canceling in-person fall media day, will have electronic questionnaires for coaches, athletes

The Oklahoman is canceling its in-person fall high school sports media day because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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High school girls basketball recruiting: Norman forward Chantae Embry announces top 4 schools

Norman's Chantae Embry announced her top four schools through a Twitter post on Monday afternoon, narrowing her recruiting list...

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What's it like to start a program from scratch during a pandemic? Here's what North Rock Creek softball is finding out.

SHAWNEE — Chance Griffin watched as freshman pitcher Haley Hacker wound up and fired a fastball into the strike zone. The pitch...

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OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan voted NBCA co-coach of year

Billy Donovan has been named co-coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association.

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OKC Thunder: Dennis Schröder leaves bubble for birth of child

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder has left the NBA bubble for the birth of his second child, coach Billy Donovan announced...

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'This is the next best thing': OKC Thunder fans find a way to cheer virtually in NBA bubble

I wasn't in the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, but the familiar chants of "O-K-C" and "De-Fense" were constant from the...

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Why the Philadelphia Eagles took OU's Jalen Hurts early in NFL Draft after paying Carson Wentz $108 million

PHILADELPHIA — This isn't Howie Roseman's first rodeo. He's had his football judgment questioned more times than he can count...

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'Keep a clean sheet': Energy FC seeking to fix mistakes after 3-0 loss to New Mexico United

Energy FC has been its own worst enemy. Saturday’s 3-0 loss to New Mexico United displayed that, highlighting both offensive...

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OKC Thunder's Hamidou Diallo retakes key bench role: 'We're starting off fresh'

Hamidou Diallo was the first man up Saturday afternoon when Billy Donovan turned to his bench to replace starting guard...

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Nature & You: Non-native kudzu vine scourge of the South

In the current throes of this virus pandemic, I feel at liberty to regale you with tales of my own bout with illness. My...

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Golf: Thomas wins St. Jude, takes over No. 1 spot in world

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Justin Thomas won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday to take the No. 1 spot in the world for the first...

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College football: Pac-12 players want issues addressed before they practice and play

A group of Pac-12 football players say they will not practice or play until their concerns about playing during the COVID-19...

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OKC Thunder vs. Nuggets: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Nuggets When: 3 p.m. Monday Where: The Arena, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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NASCAR: Brad Keselowski dominates, wins third race of the season

LOUDON, N.H. Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for his third victory of the NASCAR season and 33rd...

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OU football commit Jordan Mukes learning from new Choctaw assistant, former Texas Tech DB Tre Porter

CHOCTAW — Nearly a decade ago, Tre Porter lined up across from Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills. At the snap, Stills sprinted...

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Tramel: Big 12 Conference can no longer wait on declaring what 2020 football season will look like

Back in the spring, when college football season first seemed imperiled, the thoughtful among us advised no rush. Plenty of...

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Carlson: Former OU football great Rickey Dixon had a bite much worse than his bark

Rickey Dixon was the antithesis of a Barry Switzer era player. Dixon wasn’t brash. He didn’t have that swagger. He didn’t flash...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: John Marshall's wide receiver Bryce Stephens commits to Arkansas

John Marshall’s Bryce Stephens announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on Sunday

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College football may not be able to plan its way through a pandemic. Here's why.

College football is doing its darnedest to have a season. Some folks think such a thing would be foolish or dangerous or both,...

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Morning roundup: Cowboys dump Forbath, clear path for 'Greg the Leg' Zuerlein

NFL Cowboys dump Forbath, clear path for ‘Greg the Leg’ Zuerlein The Dallas Cowboys released Kai Forbath on Saturday, clearing...

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NBA notebook: Butler, Adebayo score 22 each as Heat top Nuggets 125-105

Butler, Adebayo score 22 each as Heat top Nuggets 125-105 Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each scored 22 points to help the Miami...

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OKC Thunder journal: Andre Roberson officially returns in NBA restart vs. Utah Jazz

Roberson officially returns Andre Roberson checked in with 5:12 left in the second quarter. After playing in three scrimmages,...

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Paul: Taking a knee a ‘special’ moment

As much as the NBA restart has been about the return of the league after a 141-day regular-season hiatus, working toward racial...

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Golf: Brendon Todd shoots 1-under 69 for 54-hole lead at WGC in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Winning a World Golf Championship event easily would be the biggest victory of Brendon Todd's career. Todd...

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NASCAR: Hamlin-Harvick duel resumes as Cup Series hits New Hampshire

Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick spent the final lap at New Hampshire a year ago jockeying for the lead, the two clearly the...

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OU football: Former Sooners star Rickey Dixon dies after long battle with ALS

Rickey Dixon, the former hard-hitting OU defensive back with a penchant for picking off opposing quarterbacks, died Saturday...

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OSU football: Will Spencer Sanders' thumb surgery have lasting effects this season?

STILLWATER — A few days after he tore a ligament in his thumb in a game against Kansas last November, Oklahoma State's Spencer...

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Opinion: TNT's Kenny Smith is right about Mavericks' Luka Doncic, wrong about asterisk

Kenny Smith does not buy the idea that all of sports requires an asterisk in 2020. The veteran NBA player who has made a nice...

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Sports Scoreboard for Sunday, Aug. 2

USL Championship Friday’s Result Tampa Bay 2, Charleston 0 Saturday’s Games Birmingham at North Carolina, late Swope Park...

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Tramel: Attacking Rudy Gobert proved quite profitable for OKC Thunder

Shai-Gilgeous Alexander drove to the basket Saturday, and like usual when the opponent is the Utah Jazz, the French Resistance...

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Opinion: As MLB tiptoes around coronavirus, walls are closing in on 'mess' of a season

This 2020 baseball season is wobbling, a home built on an iffy foundation, with two walls gradually closing in that might...

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'One game down, seven to go': OKC Thunder surges past Utah Jazz in NBA season restart

Chris Paul’s mid-range jumper is still silky. Steven Adams is still strong. Danilo Gallinari can still shoot it, Luguentz Dort...

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Oklahoma pro angler Bradley Hallman's BFE bait hits stores as he recovers from COVID-19

Pro angler Bradley Hallman said he wanted to design a bait that would catch fish and not just fishermen. So when one of his...

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Opinion: Will COVID-wrought changes become football fixtures?

ATLANTA — Disclaimer: What follows is cart-ahead-of-the-horse stuff. We're not sure any of the changes enforced on college...

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Energy FC: Greens struggle on both sides of the ball in 3-0 loss to New Mexico United

Energy FC was outmatched on both sides of the ball on Saturday, falling to New Mexico United 3-0 in a late night bout. Neither...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Beggs defensive back Kendal Daniels commits to Texas A&M

Beggs defensive back Kendal Daniels announced his commitment to Texas A&M on Saturday in the Beggs High School cafeteria.

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OKC Thunder, Utah Jazz take knee during national anthem

Moments prior to the Thunder's return to regular season action against the Utah Jazz, members of both teams knelt during the...

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OU football: Three-star CB Damond Harmon commits to Sooners

OU's run of recruiting success among defensive backs continued Saturday when Damond Harmon, a three-star cornerback from...

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OU football: Former Sooners star Rickey Dixon dies after lengthy battle with ALS

Rickey Dixon, the former hard-hitting OU defensive back with a penchant for picking off opposing quarterbacks, died Saturday...

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OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from win against Jazz

The Thunder resumed its season with a dominant 110-94 win against the Jazz on Saturday afternoon. Here are five takeaways from...

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Oklahoma lawmaker threatens OKC Thunder with tax penalties if players kneel during national anthem

An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to pull tax benefits for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players were to kneel during the national...

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz game coverage

Follow along with our sports reporters as the Thunder take on the Jazz at 2:30 p.m.

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Quin Snyder reflects on suspended Thunder-Jazz game

The Jazz has already played one game at Disney World, but 2:30 p.m. Saturday will mark the official restart for the Thunder.

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OKC Metro Officials Association to hold meeting Monday for new and second-year football referees

The OKC Metro Officials Association will hold a meeting for new and second-year football referees at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the...

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Tuning in for Saturday, Aug. 1

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Morning Roundup: Brendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis

GOLF Brendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis Brendon Todd's putter is more than making up for any lack of...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners' return to practice has 'been a long time coming'

NORMAN — With both players and coaches wearing masks, OU returned to the practice field Friday. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley,...

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Energy FC vs. New Mexico United: How to watch, time

New Mexico United at Energy FC When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City Streaming: ESPN+ (requires...

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'Helluva coincidence': OKC Thunder's season resumes just as it stopped — against the Utah Jazz

Billy Donovan still has his notes from March 11. But even with a thorough scouting report, Utah was difficult to game plan...

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Tramel: With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on superstar track, OKC Thunder should avoid total teardown

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turned 22 three weeks ago. Paul George turned 22 just after his second NBA season, 2011-12. SGA was the...

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OKC Thunder: Roster recap for NBA season restart

The Thunder will resume its season at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against the Jazz. Here are the 16 players who traveled to Orlando for...

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OKC Thunder vs. Utah Jazz: Tip-off time, how to watch, odds

Thunder vs. Jazz When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Arena in Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, DirecTV 206, U-verse...

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Chris Paul, Thunder teammates take in Lakers-Clippers game

Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort and Darius Bazley had courtside seats, or the closest thing to them, for the...

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From Tom to Antlers, seeing southeastern Oklahoma was a treasure

Highway 3 offers a tour of Oklahoma's southeast corner

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Carlson: NBA players kneeling on day John Lewis was laid to rest a powerful reminder of fight for racial justice

I missed the first hour or so of the NBA restart on Thursday. Sometimes mom duty gets in the way of TV watching. I didn’t...

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11:30 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Will the OKC Thunder's bench be a strength in NBA bubble?

Chris Paul flexed his arms and strutted down the sideline as Andre Roberson and the Thunder’s reserves completed a 24-point...

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Tuning in for Friday, July 31

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Sports Scoreboard for Friday, July 31

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Morning Roundup: Koepka cards best round of year for lead at WGC in Memphis

GOLF Koepka cards best round of year for lead at WGC in Memphis Defending champion Brooks Koepka matched his career best with...

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No Volunteers for OU after SEC decision
Sooners were set to host Tennessee on Sept. 12

NORMAN — OU's football schedule took its first hit Thursday. The SEC voted to move to a conference-only schedule for 2020,...

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Tramel: Big 12 becomes last league standing, so it's time to decide on football schedule

Earlier Thursday, OSU athletic director Mike Holder suggested that patience is “the buzzword” in this pandemic-stricken...

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NBA Notes: Zion Williamson back in lineup vs. Utah

Zion Williamson back in lineup vs. Utah Zion Williamson was in the New Orleans Pelicans' starting lineup against Utah on...

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College football ticket dilemma: 'For every two seats that are put together, I’m killing 20 seats'

Beginning in May, when it became apparent the coronavirus pandemic would linger beyond the spring and summer, athletics...

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NHL restart: Here are biggest questions as season resumes in two hub cities amid pandemic

The NHL will resume its season Saturday with an unprecedented 24-team, two-hub-city bubble setup in the wake of the coronavirus...

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Oklahoma high school sports: Millwood will only offer varsity sports in the Fall

Millwood will only offer varsity sports in the fall, Millwood athletics announced on Twitter on Thursday night, effectively...

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OU football: SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sooners game vs. Tennessee off

NORMAN — OU's football schedule took its first hit Thursday.The SEC voted to move to a conference-only schedule for 2020,...

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Opinion: With full ACC schedule, Notre Dame has unique opportunity to prove itself, win conference title

Notre Dame football dipping its toe into history this fall includes details that have most of the rest of the college football...

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Big 12 cancels virtual football media day

The conference initially postponed the event from July 20-21 to Aug.3

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Much to consider when factoring in NBA bubble results

Will the Thunder and Jazz meet in the playoffs, too?

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OU football: No positives in latest round of COVID-19 testing

NORMAN — For the fourth consecutive week, no OU football player tested positive for COVID-19.Overall, 186 student-athletes and...

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Carlson: OKC Thunder and the NBA restart — 22 things you need to know

The 2019-20 NBA Season 2.0 is ready for launch. I'll be honest: there's no way this version will be better than the original...

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College football tailgates, frat parties are 'major risk factors' for COVID-19 spread this fall, experts warn

It’s not just the action on the field that poses health risks as the college football world mulls how to put on a season. Game...

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OKC Thunder: Mike Muscala to make donation for every team 3-pointer

Thunder center Mike Muscala plans to donate $100 to Peace Players for every Thunder made 3-pointer through the end of the season.

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Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles lineman and former OU football star, tests positive for coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson tested positive for coronavirus and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list...

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Oklahoma high school sports: Sequoyah Tahlequah cancels all activities for first nine weeks of school, including football

Sequoyah Tahlequah became the first Oklahoma high school to announce the cancellation of any fall sporting activities due to...

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'It’s been a moving target': Oklahoma State doctors reacting to changing needs of COVID-19 monitoring for athletes

STILLWATER — Twice a week, nearly every week for the last two months, Dr. Dennis Blankenship has driven from his office in...

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Tuning in for Thursday, July 30

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Morning Roundup: Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams opting out of NFL season

NFL Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams opting out of NFL season The Kansas City Chiefs have largely retained the core of...

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Lou Henson, longtime Illinois basketball coach and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Famer, dies at age 88

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lou Henson, the plain-spoken coach who took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year...

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NBA's bubble ball restart: No family, fans or familiar feel

In the 141 days between the NBA's last regular-season game and its next, the league spent countless hours planning, consulting...

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Former rodeo champion Jimmy Morris watched his 'heroes in the sport die doing this.' He feared his son had suffered the same fate.

Jimmy Morris feared his son was dead. Morris rushed from the grandstands at the Lazy E Arena onto the dirt floor where his son,...

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'That's dirty baseball': Astros' Dusty Baker hot after benches-clearing incident vs. Dodgers

HOUSTON — They may be playing baseball in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, where social distancing is strongly encouraged...

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Castiglione: No decision yet if fans can attend
Texas and Ohio State recently announced limited capacity for college football games

While several other schools — including Ohio State — have released preliminary plans for caps on the number of fans should the...

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Oklahoma State football now 53rd in 2021 team recruiting rankings

With 12 total commits, Oklahoma State football is No. 53 in the 2021 football team recruiting rankings, per Rivals. Six of the...

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Southern cities have a deep history

It's easy to mix up Natchez & Natchitoches, but each has its charm

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OU football: Sooners aiding Missouri State testing

For now, OU is doing what it can to keep its schedule intact, especially the Aug. 29 opener against Missouri State.OU athletic...

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Report: OU football game vs. Tennessee could be in peril

Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that the SEC was moving toward a conference-only schedule

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OU football: Sooners AD Joe Castiglione says no decision imminent on fans in the stands for 2020

Castiglione says school has studied models allowing from 'more than 50 percent' capacity to no fans

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OSU wrestling: Former Cowboy national champion Fred Davis passes away

Davis won the 1955 national championship and was the head coach at BYU for 20 years

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No positive COVID-19 tests among NBA players for second consecutive week

The NBA’s bubble concept continues to work. For the second consecutive weekly testing period, no NBA players tested positive...

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver 'anxious' but confident on eve of restart

On the eve of his league's return after a 20-week hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver maintained...

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OU football now 16th in 2021 team recruiting rankings

After nabbing the No. 1 quarterback in the class on the Fourth of July, and earning a surprising mid-July three-star commit,...

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Big 12 football: Virtual media day set for Monday

The Big 12’s annual football media days have undergone significant changes this year, but fans will still have an opportunity...

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COVID-19 has NBA wondering about long-term heart, lung problems for players

The most difficult scouting report inside the NBA's bubble does not involve decoding how championship contenders will integrate...

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Carlson: Why OU football shouldn't be the only one moving openers to Week Zero

Wednesday marks a significant date — one month until the start of college football. Maybe. All of college football is up in...

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Oklahoma high school football: Oklahoma Christian Academy's new assistant coaches trying to help revamp program

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian Academy has a different feeling within its football program this summer. Although OCA has won just...

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Tuning in for Wednesday, July 29

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Bazaar set for beginning sportsmen

A sportsmen's bazaar and free fishing clinic is set for Saturday at the Lake Arcadia Conservation Area in Edmond. Fishing,...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley's contract extended through 2025 season

NORMAN — Amid the uncertainty of college football’s immediate future, a contract extension for OU football coach Lincoln Riley...

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Morning Roundup: AP sources: Pats' Hightower, Cannon opting out of season

NFL AP sources: Pats' Hightower, Cannon opting out of season A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots...

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Carlson: Why former OU football player Josh Norman had a 40th birthday to remember

This might make a few of you feel old — players who were on OU’s 2000 national championship football team are turning 40....

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Opinion: While Jerry Jones is out at sea, the Dallas Cowboys missed the boat on Jamal Adams

With NFL training camps just around the corner, we have our first unofficial score of the preseason, even though there won't be...

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OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Trail Blazers scrimmage

The Thunder was sharp Tuesday night in its final tune-up. Oklahoma City beat Portland 131-120 in its third scrimmage from...

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OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel to miss scrimmage after forgetting to take COVID-19 test

Nerlens Noel will miss the Thunder's final scrimmage Tuesday night after forgetting to take his daily COVID-19 test, coach...

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OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson to start final scrimmage

Andre Roberson will start the Thunder's third and final scrimmage Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, coach Billy Donovan...

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OSU basketball: Cowboys first to offer Putnam North sophomore guard Jeremiah Johnson

On Monday, Oklahoma State was the first to offer Johnson, the sophomore guard announced through a Twitter post.

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Former OU softball star Paige Parker joins Tulsa coaching staff

Tulsa softball head coach Crissy Strimple announced the team has added former Oklahoma All-American pitcher Paige Parker to...

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How long will it take for NBA teams to get in shape with the season restart looming?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Miami Heat seemed eager to break a sweat and play full-court basketball. After all, they had not...

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College football 2020: After talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way

Plans for the college football season, if it is played, should start coming into focus this week. They will trickle down from...

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The transformation of Laurel by "Home Town" is quite impressive

Reviving downtowns is a cool thing, be it Mississippi or Oklahoma

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Opinion: How MLB outbreak reinforces confidence in NBA setup amid uncertainty ahead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The news reached the NBA campus as quickly as a fastball over the plate. Major League Baseball...

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OKC Thunder: MLB coronavirus outbreak leaves questions for next NBA season

Chris Paul didn’t learn of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Miami Marlins clubhouse until he walked off a Disney World practice...

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Tuning in for Tuesday, July 28

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MLB notebook: Marlins may have created 'super-spread environment'

Marlins may have created ‘super-spread environment’ The baseball world was partially paralyzed Monday when a pair of Major...

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OKC Thunder vs. Trail Blazers scrimmage: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Trail Blazers When: 5 p.m. Tuesday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Carlson: Why OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson is the feel-good story we need right now

Andre Roberson caught the ball in the left corner, and immediately, Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson started hollering. The...

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Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 induction ceremony postponed to 2021

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday that it will postpone its annual induction ceremony to 2021 due to the...

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Opinion: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says to expect 'disruptions' to 2020 college football season

If Major League Baseball can’t get through one week of its abbreviated season without a coronavirus-related cancellation, what...

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NBA notebook: Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season

Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players can sit out the season...

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Welcome to 'The Dirty Meadow': Home of Korn Ferry golfers and ex-Sooners Grant Hirschman, Max McGreevy and Charlie Saxon

It’s not long after you walk in “The Dirty Meadow” — more on that later — that you realize it’s a golf-friendly house. Maybe...

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A look at The Oklahoman's 2021 Super 30 feature series

High school sports writers Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson compiled this list, which is based primarily on...

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High school baseball: Two Heritage Hall Chargers were selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic

Heritage Hall’s Jackson Jobe and William Gray Thomas will serve as pitchers for the West Roster in the Perfect Game’s 18th...

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OKC Thunder: Chris Paul discusses players' call with Michelle Obama

Chris Paul laughed when asked how his players’ union booked Michelle Obama as a guest speaker for a Sunday call.

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Max McGreevy, Edmond Santa Fe and OU alum, earns first win on Korn Ferry Tour

Max McGreevy had a simple message for his caddie Sunday afternoon. The former Edmond Santa Fe and University of Oklahoma...

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MLB 2020: JT Realmuto, Dallas Keuchel and Andrew Heaney among the many Oklahomans in the majors

Baseball is back, albeit the sport looks different than normal due to COVID-19. The strangest start to a season the sport has...

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Opinion: Re-discovering that there’s no one-size-fits-all for college football

So now, we’re in a staring contest. Who will be the first to decide the fate of 2020 fall college football: College football’s...

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Historic Vicksburg has a sobering military park

Antebellum homes dominate Vicksburg

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Tramel: Former OSU sprinter James Butler wished for an Olympics for Broken Bow's sake

James Butler still thinks about the summer of 1980. Still thinks about the Olympic Games for which he qualified but wasn’t...

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OSU football: Cowboys have viable options to fill Dylan Galloway's void

STILLWATER — There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the unexpected retirement of a multi-year starting offensive...

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Tuning in for Monday, July 27

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Thompson breaks winless drought to capture 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. — Without a gallery around him on the 18th green, Michael Thompson settled for a subdued victory celebration at...

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Morning Roundup: Verlander to miss at least two weeks with strained forearm

MLB Verlander to miss at least two weeks with strained forearm Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a...

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Texas, Oklahoma rise to top of the Big 12 football recruiting rankings

The 2021 Big 12 football recruiting rankings are beginning to take a familiar shape as Oklahoma begins pushing its way towards...

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'How weird is this?': From Wrigley Field rooftops, fans – including NASCAR star Kurt Busch – get a unique view

CHICAGO — On the top row of the rooftop at Murphy's Bleachers, Michael Bloom and his wife Kristine are staring at pristine...

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NBA bubble: What do teams think of playing in front of virtual fans?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As they stepped onto the court, the Los Angeles Lakers enjoyed the atmosphere. Some held out their...

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Nature & You: Swan wrangling is problematic when the footing is in neck-deep water

I graduated from Oklahoma State University way back in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology. I felt...

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Oklahoma high school football: Moore alters workout schedule after player tests positive for COVID-19

The Moore football program has suspended its workouts until Aug. 3, coach Brad Hill said in a letter to parents on Sunday. 

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OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from 76ers scrimmage

The Thunder’s second scrimmage was proof that the rust that’s accumulated over the last four months is going to take more than...

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The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Beggs superstar Kendal Daniels maintains laid back demeanor through dynamic recruitment

BEGGS — Kendal Daniels doesn't say much. Beggs’ superstar defensive back is quiet, a lot like the small community south of...

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Michelle Obama to host voting discussion with NBA, WNBA players

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will host a discussion about voting with NBA and WNBA players Sunday, Chris Paul said after...

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OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel available for 76ers scrimmage

Thunder center Nerlens Noel will play Sunday against the 76ers, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

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A trip to Laurel, Mississippi seems perfect during a pandemic

Buc-ee's is essential while traveling during a pandemic

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Tuning in for Sunday, July 26

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Golf: Werenski takes advantage of Thompson's late stumble; 3M tied

BLAINE, Minnesota — Michael Thompson hasn't experienced the anxiety and thrill of playing the last round of a tournament in the...

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Hamlin downright dominant as NASCAR season pushes on

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — There was no talk of championships when Denny Hamlin’s team met during NASCAR’s offseason to discuss goals...

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Oklahoma high school football: Playing in All-State game ‘means everything’ to Noble’s Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher was told he wouldn’t be able to throw again after suffering a compound fracture in his elbow at age 11.

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Morning Roundup: Storm beat Liberty in WNBA season opener

WNBA Storm beat Liberty in WNBA season opener Breanna Stewart had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals in her first WNBA...

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College football notebook: OSU's Chuba Hubbard, Tylan Wallace on Maxwell Award watch list

OSU's Hubbard, Wallace on Maxwell Award watch list Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and wide receiver Tylan Wallace...

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OBCA All-State basketball: Putnam City's Kendural Jolly putting his faith in prep-school route

EDMOND — Kendural Jolly has grown accustomed to making adjustments. Although Jolly received offers from Cameron University and...

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OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson returns after 909-day absence to standing ovation, 'lot of emotions'

Every Thunder player, coach and staff member stood from their socially distanced seats with 5:33 remaining in the third...

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Kansas City Chiefs 'respect' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif's decision to opt out of 2020 NFL season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on every call involving the NFL Players Association and...

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How OU's Spencer Rattler and other college stars stand to benefit from advanced NIL rules

OU football has been ahead of the curve when it comes to helping players begin to establish their own personal brands in...

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War against wild hogs rages on across Oklahoma

Scott Alls has been battling feral hogs for more than a decade. As director of wildlife services for the Oklahoma Department of...

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OKC Thunder vs. 76ers scrimmage: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. 76ers When: 11 a.m. Sunday Where: HP Field House, Orlando TV: NBA TV (Cox 256/HD 726, DirecTV 216, U-verse...

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MLB: Buffalo to play home to Blue Jays considered a 'Natural'

Big league ball in Buffalo, New York? Naturally. Not long after the nomadic Toronto Blue Jays announced the Triple-A city as...

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Tramel: Can OKC Thunder in the NBA bubble mimic success of Joe Gibbs' Washington teams?

Hard to remember, but the NFL’s Washington franchise once was known for more than scandal. These days, the Washingtons are...

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OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson could join list of great comebacks from injury

Roberson's absence trumps Alex Smith's and Tony Conigliaro's

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OBCA All-State basketball: Big wins for Large East, Small East

OBCA All-State basketball: Big wins for Large East, Small East

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High school golf: Former OU coach Gregg Grost takes over Norman boys program

Gregg Grost has been hired as the Norman boys golf coach, Norman Public Schools announced Friday.

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OU football: Sooners' opener vs. Missouri State moved up to Aug. 29

OU's season opener against Missouri State has officially been moved up to Aug. 29, Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione...

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NBA to feature 'virtual fans' at arenas for season restart

The NBA may not have any fans in the stands. But teams will still be able to see them. The NBA plans to feature more than 300...

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OKC Thunder: Abdel Nader enters concussion protocol

Abdel Nader sustained a concussion Friday in a scrimmage against the Celtics, the Thunder announced Saturday.

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OKC Thunder: Chris Paul directs postgame interview toward Breonna Taylor, social injustices

The Thunder point guard, as many players have done since arriving in Orlando, redirected his interview away from basketball and...

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Morning Roundup: Thompson, Werenski share lead at 3M Open

GOLF Thompson, Werenski share lead at 3M Open at 12 under Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski topped the 3M Open leaderboard...

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Tramel: Del City senior basketball players symbolic of pandemic disappointment

The Del City basketball team sat on a bus in a McDonald’s parking lot on March 12. The Eagles were a few miles and a few hours...

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Great American, Lone Star conferences delay start of athletic practices, games

The Great American Conference and the Lone Star Conference both announced Friday that it will delay the start of all...

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OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from scrimmage against Celtics

The Thunder beat the Celtics 98-84 in its first scrimmage before the NBA restart. The score was meaningless, but plenty of...

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How Vin Scully and the Dodgers faked crowd noise 52 years ago

Crowd noise, without the actual crowd. That's what baseball broadcasts will feature this season, presented as if it were a...

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NCAA Board of Governors kicks decision on fall sports amid COVID-19 pandemic to August

The NCAA Board of Governors elected not to make any decisions at their meeting Friday about the fate of fall sports, instead...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Weatherford's Ethan Downs, an OU commit, trying to live up to those who paved his way

WEATHERFORD — Ethan Downs remembers what it was like not to be one of the stars. Downs, now an unquestioned star football...

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College football notebook: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership, per report

Report: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the...

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'It's all up in the air': OU's Lon Kruger preparing for all possibilities as Sooners return to workouts

NORMAN — OU men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger is still navigating exactly how to make things work in this new climate. The...

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Tuning in for Saturday, July 25

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Sports Scoreboard for Saturday, July 25

SOCCER USL Championship Friday’s Games Atlanta at Charleston New Mexico at El Paso Saturday’s Games Bethlehem Steel at...

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High school girls basketball: Two Star Spencer Bobcats sign letters of intent, the first since 2016

Star Spencer’s Travisha Cogdell and Shamyia Pugh signed to play college basketball in the Star Spencer High School Parking lot...

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OKC Thunder: 14 players choose jersey messages

Fourteen Thunder players, using five languages, will wear social justice messages on the backs of their jerseys for the season...

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OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson will play in Friday scrimmage, Nerlens Noel out

Thunder guard Andre Roberson will play in a 4 p.m. Friday scrimmage against the Celtics, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

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Oklahomans had a personal attachment to fallen Sooner

50 years ago this week, Kalsu was killed in Vietnam, but many Oklahomans remember him

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The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Versatility carried Arkansas commit AJ Green to stardom at Tulsa Union

TULSA — AJ Green wasn’t afraid to stand out. Early on during his freshman season at Tulsa Union, coach Kirk Fridrich knew...

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Oklahoma Football Coaches Association announces updated All-State rosters

The Oklahoma Football Coaches Association released Thursday updated rosters for the All-State game.

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Tuning in for Friday, July 24

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OKC Thunder: What to expect in first Orlando scrimmage

The Thunder’s first game after a 138-day break is labeled just like the last game it played: at Celtics. Green-lit video boards...

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Morning Roundup: No Beal, Wall or Bertans for long-shot Wizards in NBA return

NBA No Beal, Wall or Bertans for long-shot Wizards in NBA return The Washington Wizards won’t have Bradley Beal, John Wall or...

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MLB Notebook: MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams

Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the...

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Tramel: John Blake remained popular with OU football, despite losing

John Blake had a big personality. Friendly and warm and genuine. If he had any animosity in his bones, no one between Sand...

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'He was a dang good football coach': OU coach John Blake dies at 59

NORMAN — Anthony Fogle was rushing out the door to head to the airport for a recruiting visit almost 30 years ago now. He was...

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OU football: For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases

For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases For the third consecutive week, OU football’s COVID-19 test...

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Sports Scoreboard for Friday, July 24

GOLF Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship Thursday At The Patriot Golf Club Match Results Semifinals Charlie...

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OSSAA: Fall sports still on as scheduled

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director David Jackson spoke to reporters in a Zoom meeting Thursday...

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Thunder vs. Celtics: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Celtics When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Orlando TV: NBA TV (Cox 256/HD 726, DirecTV 216, U-verse...

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John Blake timeline: Former OU football coach had a trailblazing career

Former OU player and head coach John Blake died of a heart attack. He was 59. Blake had a career in football few can replicate,...

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Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions

Big 12 presidents are comfortable waiting two more weeks and maybe longer before making any definitive decisions about the...

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Energy FC: Greens using rule change to their advantage

Energy FC had trailed Rio Grande Valley FC for nearly an hour when Frank Lopez entered the match on Wednesday night....

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OU football: John Blake, former Sooners coach and player, dies at age 59

John Blake, the former OU nose guard who later served as head football coach from 1996-98, died Thursday morning at age 59,...

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A record paddlefish was caught for third time this year at Keystone Lake

For the third time this year, a state record paddlefish was snagged at Keystone Lake. And it is the second world record in the...

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OSSAA executive director David Jackson says fall sports are still on as scheduled

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director David Jackson spoke to reporters in a Zoom meeting Thursday...

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By looking at Sept. 26, OSU could find new candidates to fill an open schedule slot

Miami's game at Michigan State was canceled; would the Hurricanes play in Stillwater?

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Tramel: Billy Donovan's contract is up, but expect him to be back with Thunder next season

Sam Presti jumped on a digital press conference Wednesday and broke every negotiating rule in the book. From his Orlando bubble...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Edmond Santa Fe star, OSU commit Collin Oliver has a special aggressiveness

EDMOND — Collin Oliver first loved the idea he could hurt people. He was around 6 years old when he first stepped onto a...

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Tuning in for Thursday, July 23

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Morning Roundup: Buffalo DL Ed Oliver's drunken driving, gun charges dropped

NFL Buffalo DL Ed Oliver's drunken driving, gun charges dropped Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the drunken driving and...

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MLB notebook: Pennsylvania won't allow Blue Jays to play at Pittsburgh's PNC Park

Pa. won't allow Blue Jays to play at Pittsburgh's PNC Park The state of Pennsylvania won't allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play...

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NBA Notebook: Zion Williamson getting tested, but return to bubble unknown

Zion Williamson getting tested, but return to bubble unknown Zion Williamson could still make re-opening night of the NBA...

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OU football fans booked for historic Sooners' trip to Army 'still clinging to a thread of hope'

NORMAN — Beth Ann and Marc Niketas have been looking forward to Sept. 26, 2020, for more than a decade. It’s been nearly 11...

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College football notebook: Vic Koenning out as WVU coordinator after player accusations

Koenning out as WVU coordinator after player accusations West Virginia has parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning...

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NASCAR: Bowyer heads to Kansas Speedway without his typical crowd

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — This is typically one of the busiest weeks of the year for Clint Bowyer, who grew up in the small...

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At long last, the Major League Baseball season is set to begin

Opening day, at last. A baseball season that was on the brink before it ever began because of the virus outbreak is set to...

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Texas Rangers can't allow fans yet, but they made a special exception for Sam Hilliard's family

ARLINGTON, Texas — Colorado Rockies rookie outfielder Sam Hilliard grew up going to Texas Rangers games as a kid with his dad,...

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NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association's Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether...

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Eskimo Joe's seeks community input about logo

An online petition inspired Eskimo Joe’s to reach out to the community for guidance about its renowned logo. “We’re hearing a...

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OKC Thunder: Why Sam Presti joined team in NBA bubble

Sam Presti can’t leave his hotel room without seeing a familiar face. The Thunder general manager passed Russell Westbrook on...

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Tramel: The Oklahoman digital campaign is vital to the city and the state

Don't want to live in a world without newspapers? Buy a digital subscription to The Oklahoman

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Energy FC ties Rio Grande Valley FC 1-1 after late goal from Frank Lopez

Energy FC escaped with a tie against Rio Grande Valley FC at Taft Stadium on Wednesday night, as a late goal from Frank Lopez...

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OU baseball: Enid's Blake Priest commits to Sooners

Enid pitcher Blake Priest committed to the Sooners on Wednesday.

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OKC Thunder: Sam Presti makes Dennis Schröder's Sixth Man case

Politicking for awards isn't in Sam Presti's comfort zone, but the Thunder general manager made his case Wednesday morning for...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Southmoore’s Cameron Little commits to Arkansas

One of the nation’s top kickers and punters in the 2021 recruiting class has made his college decision.

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Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade launch Social Change Fund

The partnership among the NBA stars was announced Wednesday.

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Playing college football in the spring might sound easy but plenty of hurdles and questions exist

During an education roundtable last week with Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials, LSU coach Ed Orgeron...

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High school basketball: UCO and OBCA announce updated plans and rosters for the All-State games

Final decisions have been made for the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association’s All-State games, the first high school...

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OU football: Fans will not be allowed to attend Sooners at Army with New York order

With college football in 2020 still hanging in the balance, OU’s season has already taken a significant hit. OU is...

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OSU football: Chuba Hubbard says he's leaving social media, calls it 'a playground for hate'

Hubbard called for the resignation of David Prater on Monday and deleted his account hours later, only to reactivate it Tuesday...

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'That’s when I fell in love with OU': How the 2012 Bedlam football game fueled Lathan Van Ausdall's dream of being a two-sport Sooner

NORMAN — Ryan Walters hasn’t coached at OU for eight years, but Missouri’s defensive coordinator is still paying some dividends...

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Energy FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC: How to watch, time

Rio Grande Valley FC at Energy FC When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City Streaming: ESPN+ (requires...

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OKC Thunder: Season restart could be reset for Terrance Ferguson

When Terrance Ferguson isn’t practicing, the Thunder guard spends his days in an endless game of phone tag. Lylah Rose...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Muskogee safety, OSU commit Ty Williams attempting to play every sport in high school

MUSKOGEE — Ty Williams has to be busy and he loves a good challenge. That’s why he stepped away from Muskogee High School...

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Morning Roundup: Source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason games

NFL AP source: NFLPA agrees with league on no preseason games The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league's plan to...

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NBA Notebook: Jazz to honor late coach Jerry Sloan with patch on jerseys

Jazz to honor late coach Jerry Sloan with patch on jerseys The Utah Jazz will honor Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan by wearing a...

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Uncertainty abounds as college football teams scramble to find games

Arkansas State's opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry...

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Tramel: MLB's return is great, but extra-inning rule an abomination of baseball's order

At age 17, I broke into the business with the Norman Transcript and soon enough was covering lots of baseball. High school and...

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Sports Scoreboard for Wednesday, July 22

GOLF WOGA State Amateur Championship Tuesday At The Golf Club of Oklahoma First Round Match Play Championship Flight Taylor...

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West sweeps East, but golfers happy just to compete after losing senior seasons

Gary Savely gave a quick message before players started teeing off in the All-State golf tournament Monday at Lincoln Park Golf...

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UCO and OBCA announce updated plans and rosters for the All-State games

Final decisions have been made for the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association’s All-State games, the first high school...

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OU football: Creed Humphrey, Adrian Ealy on Outland Trophy watch list

NORMAN — OU offensive linemen Creed Humphrey and Adrian Ealy were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Tuesday.The Outland...

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Tramel: Former OU football star Bob Kalsu gave the ultimate sacrifice 50 years ago today in Vietnam

Bob Kalsu will forever be 25. Forever the fun-loving man’s man who exuded confidence. Forever the golfer who drove par-4’s and...

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OU football: Sooners get commitment from 2022 WR Jordan Hudson

NORMAN — July has been a big recruiting month for OU football.The Sooners have added three commits from the 2021 class.Tuesday,...

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OKC Thunder: NBA awards voting begins

Dennis Schroder's case for Sixth Man of the Year can neither be strengthened nor weakened in the next three weeks as the...

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OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel participates in scrimmage

Thunder center Nerlens Noel said he "felt good" after a Tuesday morning scrimmage. Noel had been limited in recent practices...

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As COVID-19 pandemic rages on, experts say it's unlikely Tokyo Olympics can be held next summer

Thomas Bach has described next summer's Tokyo Olympics as the first major opportunity for the world to celebrate the end of the...

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OU men’s golf: Norman North’s Jake Hopper commits to Sooners

The Norman North golfer announced Monday night on Twitter he has committed to OU.

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Opinion: Baseball is back, but the return of the Texas Rangers will be unlike any season we've seen before

If you were looking for one thing that pretty much captures the notion of baseball in 2020, the year a pandemic came in high...

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MLB Notebook: Blue Jays talking to Pittsburgh about playing at PNC Park

Blue Jays talking to Pittsburgh about playing at PNC Park The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about...

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'Match the moment': Thunder broadcast team embraces challenge of calling games remotely

Michael Cage used to mute his TV when he watched games. As an aspiring broadcaster following a 15-year playing career, Cage...

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NBA reports zero positive results from COVID-19 testing in Orlando bubble

NBA reports zero positive results from COVID-19 testing The NBA reported zero out of 346 players tested positive for COVID-19...

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NFL and NFLPA continue to work for solutions even as teams begin reporting for training camp

On the same day that rookies for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans reported to their respective team headquarters for...

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UCO football loses three games on 2020 schedule after MIAA postpones sports

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced Monday that all sports will be postponed due to the current...

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All-State golf notebook: West boys and girls teams top East

The opportunity for the event taking place was in jeopardy after the Oklahoma Coaches Association canceled its All-State week...

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Orlando is part of the NBA's regular season, so awards voting should reflect that

The NBA should have had voters cast provisional ballots in March if resumption of play wasn't going to be included

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High school baseball: Perfect Game All-American Game coming to Bricktown

One of the country’s premier high school baseball All-Star Game is coming to OKlahoma City.The annual Perfect Game All-American...

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OSU sports: Cowboys adopt clear bag policy for ticketed live events

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State is adopting a clear bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, the university announced Monday.In...

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OKC Thunder: Kevin Hervey contributing any way possible

Kevin Hervey is aware of his role on the Thunder roster. The rookie forward appeared in just seven games this season, and he's...

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OSU football: Kolby Harvell-Peel named to Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list

Oklahoma State officials began a push for Kolby Harvell-Peel to be named the best defensive back in the country months...

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OKC Thunder: Steven Adams celebrates birthday inside NBA bubble

Steven Adams was wished a happy 27th birthday Monday morning, but the Thunder center got technical with the timing.

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Butkus Award watch list includes OU's DaShaun White, OSU's Amen Ogbongbemiga and Malcolm Rodriguez

Oklahoma State is one of six schools in the country with multiple players on the Butkus Award watch list.

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OKC Thunder: Broadcast information for three scrimmages

The Thunder's three scrimmages before the season restart will be available to watch.

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OU women's basketball player only positive among latest round of Sooners' COVID testing

NORMAN — One women's basketball player was the only positive among the latest round of COVID-19 testing in the OU athletic...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: John Marshall's Bryce Stephens is 'the best receiver in the state, hands down'

Bryce Stephens has always been a gifted athlete. So when he switched from quarterback to wide receiver his sophomore year at...

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Opinion: Play ball! Major League Baseball's return signals the long-awaited return of big-time, big-league sports

This is the week we’ve been waiting for since mid-March, sports fans. I know the calendar says that was only four months ago,...

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Nature & You: When gathering wood for a campfire treat, what could go wrong?

Any time spent outdoors is time well-spent. A camping trip is a good excuse for campfire fun. Come to think of it, a backyard...

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College football coaches face own risks from COVID-19 as they balance needs of their teams

North Carolina coach Mack Brown has been walking three miles a day, researching the best foods to add to his diet and trying...

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MLB: Royals pitcher, former Bacone standout, will not let COVID-19 stop him

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Not long ago, Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Hill was wrapping up eight brutal months of chemotherapy to...

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'The Ice Cream Man': OSU's Ferron Flavors Jr. embraces nickname, sharp-shooting role with Cowboys

STILLWATER — Ferron Flavors Jr. already has his first post-college basketball endorsement in mind. It’s not Nike. It’s not...

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How NBA is using technology to help with health and safety protocols inside Orlando bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Once the alarm goes off and they remove the crud from their eyes, most people here will instinctively...

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NASCAR: Austin Dillon snaps slump, wins at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch’s car chopped deep swaths of grass out of the infield. Jimmie Johnson received two pit road...

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Rahm wins Memorial, moves to No. 1 in the world

DUBLIN, Ohio — Jon Rahm won the Memorial to join Seve Ballesteros as the only Spaniards to reach No. 1 in the world, a victory...

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OU football: If Army game gets called off, which team could the Sooners face instead?

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state, OU’s highly anticipated game at Army is looking increasingly less likely. The...

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OKC Thunder: Team '100% behind' Dennis Schroder leaving bubble for birth of child

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said his team is "100% behind" Dennis Schroder's decision to leave the NBA bubble for the birth of...

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Thunder injury update: Andre Roberson progressing, Nerlens Noel limited

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he was encouraged that guard Andre Roberson was a full participant Sunday in what Donovan...

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OSU football: Thomas' Aden Kelley commits to Cowboys

Kelley is a three-star recruit with 21 total scholarship offers

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Vian's Solomon Wright flips commitment to Arkansas

Solomon Wright will be staying a bit closer to home when he heads to college next year. The senior defensive lineman at...

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The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Tulsa Booker T. Washington’s Keuan Parker grinded for perfection

TULSA — Keuan Parker learned quickly he needed to take care of all his responsibilities. The standout senior defensive back at...

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Opinion: With Chris Jones staying, Kansas City Chiefs have one more reason to believe more Super Bowls loom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Remember when the Chiefs couldn’t have nice things? Now, they apparently want all of the nice things. The...