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  • NBA player's ridiculous two-dribble dunk

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Giannis Antetokounmpo's nickname is appropriate: The Greek Freak. The Milwaukee Bucks' 19-year-old center turned in some per-game averages (6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game) as a rookie that put him in some heady company, according to Yahoo Sports. Now playing for the Greece national team as it prepares for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Antetokounmpo's incredible athleticism was on display during an exhibition game against Turkey. With his team up 36-23 in the second quarter, the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft stole the ball at foul line, ran the length of the floor in two dribbles and finished with a one-handed dunk. Yes, Antetokounmpo covered just over 70 feet of hardwood needing only two dribbles.

  • OKC Thunder hires Florida assistant Mark Daigneault to be 66ers head coach

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma City’s newest professional team has its first head coach. On Friday afternoon, Sam Presti and the Thunder officially hired Florida assistant Mark Daigneault to lead the 66ers.

  • Shaq answers the question: Kobe or LeBron?

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    There was a time not so long ago when Shaquille O’Neal would have been more than happy to take a free verbal shot at Kobe Bryant when given the chance, according to NBC Sports. But the feud between the two superstars that won three straight championships together with the Lakers has long since been quashed. These days, O’Neal is more interested in giving his honest assessment of things. So, when he was asked whether Kobe or LeBron James was the better player, it wasn’t too much of a surprise to see him give a somewhat diplomatic response.

  • Lady Vols' Russell expected to sit out this season

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee center Mercedes Russell is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 season to give her time to recover from a history of foot problems. "Mercedes has a history of orthopedic problems with her feet that our sports medicine staff is working to correct," Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said Thursday in a university release. "Redshirting this season will allow her the opportunity to return to full health and still have three full years of eligibility with our program. We look forward to seeing Mercedes back in action next season." Warlick had said last month that Russell had undergone offseason surgery on her right foot and that she was "out kind of indefinitely.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys release complete schedule

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An appearance in the MGM Grand Main Event, along with a home game against Maryland inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, highlight the non-conference portion of the Oklahoma State men's basketball schedule. The schedule, which was released Thursday, could have as many as 22 nationally-televised games. 

  • Photo Of Kevin Durant Next To A Professional Baseball Player Shows You How Tall NBA Players Really Are

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Here is a picture of two professional athletes, both of whom are All-Stars in their respective sports. Kevin Durant is listed at 6'10". Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is 5'6". He's the smallest player in Major League Baseball, but he's not that far off from the height of an average male human, Business Insider reports. This is your semi-regular reminder that we dramatically underestimate how crazy tall NBA players are. This sort of height is so rare that a full 17% of 7-foot-tall American males aged 20 to 40 play in the NBA, according to David Epstein's book "The Sports Gene."

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant tells story of his first meeting with Steph Curry

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Durant was among a star-studded NBA panel, answering questions alongside Steph Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis at NBA 2K’s Uncensored event. Durant talked about a variety of topics, including his decision to withdraw from Team USA, the idea of coaching challenges being implemented in the NBA and where his scoring prowess […]

  • San Diego St promotes Mark Martinez to head coach

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mark Martinez was promoted Wednesday to head baseball coach at San Diego State, succeeding the late Tony Gwynn. Martinez, who joined the Aztecs as an assistant coach in July 2005, had taken over the day-to-day duties for a majority of last season while Gwynn focused on his health. The Aztecs finished 42-21, including victories in nine of their final 11 games entering the NCAA tournament. SDSU won the Mountain West Conference tournament before losing two straight games in the NCAA regionals. Gwynn, a Hall of Famer who spent his entire 20-year MLB career with the San Diego Padres, died on June 16 from oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco.

  • Report: Under Armour offers Kevin Durant rich deal

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Kevin Durant's representation, Roc Nation Sports, informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives such a community center built in his mother's name whose exact worth will not be known for some time. Nike will now have the right to match, which is a condition of Durant's current contract with the brand. Durant can still choose Nike if they don't match, but can't legally choose Under Armour if they do. Nike's last offer, sources said, would have given Durant a base and a minimum royalty guarantee that would equal no less than $20 million a year.

  • Kevin Durant talks Team USA departure, rule changes and his scoring prowess at NBA 2K event

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Team USA president Jerry Colangelo surprised some late last week when he told gathered media in Chicago that Kevin Durant left the national team because of a “contractual situation.” It contradicted Durant’s original reason for departure, which cited mental and physical fatigue in a statement released days before Colangelo’s comments. But Colangelo eventually cleared up the situation, telling […]

  • Arkansas baseball team names volunteer assistant

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn has named a former Razorbacks pitcher as a volunteer assistant coach. Van Horn said Wednesday that Christian Kowalchuk will become a volunteer assistant after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at UA. Kowalchuk was a left-handed pitcher for Arkansas in 2009 and 2010, going 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his career. He will assist pitching coach Dave Jorn and also work with hitters and outfielders.

  • Arkansas-Monticello names assistant baseball coach

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has named the school's first full-time assistant baseball coach. UAM said Wednesday that Mark Jelks has been hired after spending the past two years as an assistant coach at Arkansas Tech. Jelks also worked as an undergraduate assistant at the University of the Ozarks — where he played for three seasons — and was an assistant coach at Bryant High School. He also worked as director of baseball operations at the University of Central Arkansas.

  • OKC Thunder: Keeping Reggie Jackson is a priority, but it won't be easy

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    COMMENTARY — The Thunder supersub has finished three NBA seasons and thus is eligible for a contract extension this offseason. He is not the superstar those guys were and are, but he’s quite a ballplayer.

  • WATCH: Kobe Bryant Was At A Loss For Words After Seeing Nike's Futuristic LED Court

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Kobe Bryant has seen and done just about everything during the course of his magnificent basketball career, so when the Black Mamba is impressed by something, that's a good clue for the rest of us to take notice. During a recent trip to China, Bryant helped Nike debut a new LED court which resembles a video game with its technology and design. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar admits that he didn't even know that what he experienced was possible, The Post Game reports.

  • VIDEO: All the Thunder players who have accepted ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    If you would have explained the concept of the Ice Bucket Challenge, then had me predict the first two Thunder players to take part in the now-viral Internet trend, the guess would have been simple. Steven Adams and Hasheem Thabeet, OKC's two massive and fun-loving big men who seem to enjoy the quirky moments of life. But a couple weeks since this well-intentioned fad has hit the web and invaded Instagram pages across the sporting world, neither Thabeet or Adams have released a video. And they are in the minority among Thunder players. Eleven different guys on the OKC roster have had cold water dumped on their head for the ALS charity.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

  • OKC Thunder: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer guarantees season-opening win over 'old Seattle team'

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Steve Ballmer ushered in his ownership era with the Clippers in style on Monday afternoon, staging an offseason pep rally in Staples Center for his new fanbase. During it, Ballmer was introduced to the crowd with an Eminem song, before delivering a wild and eccentric speech in which the energetic billionaire made his fare share of bold […]

  • OKC Thunder: Preseason games set for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will once again play preseason games in Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., as well as two games inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City will tip off preseason play on the road on Oct. 8 against the Denver Nuggets and then play the Mavericks in Dallas on Oct. 10. The Thunder first home preseason game will be Oct. 14 vs. Memphis. The team’s second preseason game in OKC will be Oct. 21 vs. Utah, which will conclude the exhibition schedule. Oklahoma City will host the Toronto Raptors at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Oct. 17 and two nights later, the Thunder will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 19 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

  • UALR women's nonconference basketball schedule set

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has released a nine-game women's nonconference basketball schedule. The schedule released Monday includes four home games and five on the road. UALR opens the season Nov. 14 at LSU, then hosts Missouri State on Nov. 18 before traveling to play at Rice. UALR is back home Nov. 26 against Oral Roberts, then travels to Memphis on Nov. 29 before back-to-back home games Dec. 6 against Tulane and Dec. 14 against Oklahoma followed by road games at South Dakota State Dec. 18 and Tulsa on Dec. 21. The Sun Belt Conference schedule was announced in July.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Sometimes the best moves are few moves at all

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Now that the majority of player movement has concluded, it’s time to take inventory of what actually happened. It’s an important look back because there’s this lingering notion that everyone else got better while the Thunder again stood pat.