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  • What they're saying about Game 1: The Thunder and Grizzlies weigh in

    COMPILED BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Russell Westbrook said he didn’t do a good job setting the tone in the third quarter.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: Oklahoma City's Game 1 win tests the theory that there are no bad playoff victories

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    COMMENTARY — The opportunity to score major mental points on Memphis was lost in the third quarter. The game, however, was not.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook makes a difference

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Thunder point guard missed last year’s series with Memphis. His presence helped the Thunder win Game 1 of this year’s showdown with the Grizzlies.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: How Caron Butler's contributions went beyond a surprising dunk

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    THUNDER 100, GRIZZLIES 86 — Thunder general manager Sam Presti brought Caron Butler for games like this. A look at the dunk that ignited Oklahoma City’s Game 1 victory.

  • Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    It looks like Baker Mayfield will be relegated to scout-team QB this season, but now he’s playing for the team he grew up rooting for.

  • Three takeaways from arguments in Oklahoma's same-sex marriage case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The federal appeals court in Denver has completed arguments over the same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah and must now render a decision.

  • Talking Turkey

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Gobblers have been tough to call during the first half of spring turkey season, but the hunting should improve in the final two weeks of the season.

  • Canton Lake is low, but the walleye are still there

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Canton Lake is more than 12 feet below normal, but state wildlife officials still caught a good number of walleye during their annual netting along the dam last month

  • Outdoors notebook: The Land Run begins Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Gun Club will resemble the Old West this week as the club hosts its 21st annual “Land Run” cowboy action shooting event. The Land Run is one of the largest cowboy action shooting competitions in the country. The event begins Thursday at the club’s cowboy action range north of Arcadia and lasts through Sunday. During cowboy action shoots, competitors shoot replicas of guns from the Old West in contests for accuracy and time. The shooters even dress in attire from the time period. For more information, visit www.okcgunclub.org. Sporting Clay shoot to benefit Miracle Network The Edmond Kiwanis Club will sponsor its third annual “Aiming for Miracles” Sporting Clay shoot Friday at

  • Patrice Douglas leads money chase in crowded Oklahoma field for U.S. House seat

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area congressional seat draws lots of candidates and donors; Douglas, a Republican corporation commissioner from Edmond, has twice the war chest of any other candidate.

  • Fatal crashes on Oklahoma roadways are up this year

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    So far in 2014 there have been more fatal crashes on Oklahoma roadways than at this time last year. State troopers are hoping efforts will bring the numbers back down.

  • Trying to grow a bigger bass

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Bass fishing on Lake Eufaula gets a genetic boost, but crappie is still the king on the Gentle Giant

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: The numbers that added up to Oklahoma City's 100-86 victory

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    BY THE NUMBERS — How most of the important numbers on the stat sheet related to Memphis’ shooting.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies Report Card: How the Thunder's bench wore down Memphis

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    REPORT CARD — Grading Oklahoma City’s 100-86 victory over Memphis in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarterfinal.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Team honors Oklahoma City bombing victims on anniversary

    BY ANTHON SLATER | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Before the game, the entire crowd observed a moment of silence and throughout the night, the OKC coaches, broadcasters and support staff could be seen wearing a commemorative pin for the bombing victims.

  • NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder wins Game 1 against Grizzlies

    BY JENNI CARLSON, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A dominating first half by the Thunder was turned on its head Saturday night. A blowout turned into slugfest, and the hometown team found itself hanging on for dear life in the opening game of this Western Conference playoff series. Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Young players get plenty of ice time in 3-2 shootout win over Iowa

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Having clinched a playoff berth Friday night, coach Todd Nelson rested many of his top players Saturday night. Several kids who recently completed college or junior hockey got significant ice time in a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in front of 4,837 fans at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Steve MacIntyre is captain for a day

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Since the Barons clinched a playoff berth on Friday night, most of their top players sat out a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in the regular-season finale Saturday night at the Cox Center.

  • Rudy Owens throws five hitless innings in RedHawks' win

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Owens threw five scoreless innings without allowing a hit, and Jon Singleton delivered a three-run homer as the Oklahoma City RedHawks opened their series in a Memphis with a 6-2 win over the Redbirds at AutoZone Park on Saturday night. Owens (2-0) left the game after hitting his innings limit at the end of fifth. He did not allow a walk, struck out four and retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced. Ronny Torreyes had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for OKC. Robbie Grossman also had three hits. Mike Foltynewicz followed Owens on the mound, allowing five hits and two runs in three innings. Oscar Taveras homered for Memphis. The series continues at 1:35 p.m. Sunday. Right-hander

  • College softball roundup: Sooners take two of three from Texas; Baylor shuts out OSU

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    No. 12 Oklahoma beat Texas 8-0 in five innings Saturday night, giving it a series win and control of its own destiny in the Big 12 title. A pair of four-run innings keyed the Sooners’ 17th run-rule victory of the season. OU’s Whitney Ellis and Paris Townsend hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, each driving in a pair of runs. Oklahoma’s Destinee Martinez was 3-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Georgia Casey was 2-3 with two runs scored at the top of the lineup. Sophomore Kelsey Stevens (25-7) threw a three-hit shutout, her sixth of the year for the Sooners (34-10, 11-2 Big 12). She struck out seven and walked one.