• Bedlam baseball journal: Starters Alec Hansen, Jensen Elliott don't last long

    Bedlam baseball journal: Starters Alec Hansen,...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    OU starter Alec Hansen struggled from the outset against OSU, failing to find command and getting hit hard by the Cowboys.

  • What if OKC had drafted Steph Curry?

    What if OKC had drafted Steph Curry?

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Revisionist histories about that 2009 NBA Draft have become voluminous in recent years. Not because of Rubio, of course, but because of Steph Curry.

  • Class 6A baseball: Grant Deaver lifts Edmond Memorial past Deer Creek for state championship

    Class 6A baseball: Grant Deaver lifts Edmond...

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Deaver delivered the best performance of his career Saturday, shutting out powerful Deer Creek 2-0 Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to lift Edmond Memorial to the Class 6A state championship and kick off an impressive day for the entire school.

  • The Thunder's playoff success is NBA rare air

    The Thunder\'s playoff success is NBA rare air

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Winning in the NBA playoffs is hard. Winning consistently is even harder. Which means it’s time for a salute to the Thunder.

  • Why Stephen Curry's 'Shot' in OKC will last no matter who wins Thunder-Warriors

    Why Stephen Curry\'s \'Shot\' in OKC will last no...

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Curry’s 37-foot shot to beat the Thunder wasn't just the play of the year in the NBA. Its legacy could outlive whatever happens in the Thunder-Warriors Western Conference Finals.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Andrew Bogut questionable for Game 1 against the Thunder

    OKC Thunder journal: Andrew Bogut questionable...

    By Anthony Slater Staff writer Aslater@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that if Bogut can’t go, backup Festus Ezeli would get the start.

  • Thunder playing its best basketball as Golden State series looms

    Thunder playing its best basketball as Golden...

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Kevin Durant wrapped up an on-court television interview, pointed across the hardwood toward his family and friends, then jogged off the court. Except for the motioning toward Durant's people, pretty much every other Thunder player exited The Peake the same way Thursday night. No one danced. No one pranced. No one seemed all that excited about the fact that they'd just dismissed one of the best teams in NBA history and didn't even need a full seven games to do it. “This wasn't our championship,” Durant explained. But now, winning a title doesn't seem all that farfetched. More than any other time this season, the Thunder looks capable of winning one.

  • Thunder: OKC weathers Spurs' storm to advance to Western Conference Finals

    Thunder: OKC weathers Spurs\' storm to advance...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will face Golden State on Monday in the Western Conference Finals.

  • High schools: Millwood announces coach-in-waiting successor to legendary coach Varryl Franklin

    High schools: Millwood announces...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Putnam North assistant coach Micheal Jeffries will replace Franklin whenever the legendary coach chooses to retire. Until then, Jeffries will work alongside Franklin to, as the district's statement said, "learn from a legend."

  • Parking shots: How one shot made parking Garage contest a Thunder game day staple

    Parking shots: How one shot made parking Garage...

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    When patrons enter the Main Street Parking garage for Thunder home games, each car pays its $5 and gets a voucher in return for one free throw shot. If you make the shot, you get an envelope back with $5 in it. Call it “free throw parking.”

  • OKC Thunder’s offensive rebounding dominance has overtaken series with Spurs

    OKC Thunder’s offensive rebounding dominance...

    By Anthony Slater Staff writer Aslater@Oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    In 176 minutes this season, lineups that included Kanter and Adams grabbed an outrageous 41.6 percent of available offensive rebounds.

  • Is OKC's Billy Donovan outcoaching San Antonio's Gregg Popovich?

    Is OKC\'s Billy Donovan outcoaching San...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    On a night the Thunder returns to The Peake with a chance to close out the mighty Spurs and move on to the Western Conference Finals, it's clear that Oklahoma City has reached this point because of the contributions of many. But none has been any more important that what Billy Donovan and his coaching staff have done.

  • THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! You can't take your eyes off Russell Westbrook

    THAT\'S ENTERTAINMENT! You can\'t take your eyes...

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Westbrook is a thrill a minute. A sky dive. Makes your heart pound and your eyes wide. The view is stunning, the rush exhilarating. You’ll survive — you’re pretty sure — but there’s enough danger to keep you on edge.

  • OKC Dodgers limiting pitches as they develop top prospect Julio Urias

    OKC Dodgers limiting pitches as they develop...

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Urias is a 19-year-old phenom the Los Angeles Dodgers signed from Mexico when he was 16 years old. In his fourth professional season, he has yet to throw 90 innings in a season, and that’s by design. He’s on a strict limit for pitches and innings.

  • Here's why the OSSAA and coaches across Oklahoma are looking to implement a pitch-count rule

    Here\'s why the OSSAA and coaches across...

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Oklahoma would be the fifth state to adopt such a mandate, joining Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, Vermont and New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League.

  • BEDLAM BROTHERS: Jake, Jensen Elliott to experience a different level of brotherly competition

    BEDLAM BROTHERS: Jake, Jensen Elliott to...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Jensen will start Saturday’s Game 2 for the Cowboys at ONEOK Field in Tulsa. And while it appears Jake won’t start any of the three games for the Sooners, he’ll be on call out in the bullpen and likely to appear in one, if not multiple games.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Mixon video public because judge viewed it in court

    Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Mixon video public...

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled state broadcasters are entitled under the Open Records Act to a surveillance video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching another student. Justices ruled in favor of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters on a technical point, rather than the association's original legal arguments. The Supreme Court found the video is an open record because a judge watched it during a court hearing last year. The judge had ruled in February that the video was not part of the official court record. In a one-page order Monday, the Supreme Court specifically overturned that ruling and allowed the broadcasters association to proceed in its request for access "in accordance with the Open Records Act.

  • The Thunder's 95-91 win over the Spurs in Game 5, by the numbers

    The Thunder\'s 95-91 win over the Spurs in Game...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, May 10, 2016

    A by-the-numbers look at Oklahoma City's 95-91 win over San Antonio in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series: 0-2 Spurs' record in their last two home games after going 43-1 at home until that point. 1 Assist that Russell Westbrook fell shy of a triple double, scoring 35 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing nine assists. 6 First-half turnovers for Westbrook, which led to 13 first-half turnovers for the Thunder. That was a first-half playoff high for the franchise since it moved to Oklahoma City. 8 Turnovers total for Westbrook, who tied his postseason high but only had two turnovers in 20:39 second-half minutes. 13-3 Run by the Thunder to end the game.

  • WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THUNDER-SPURS GAME 5

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    What the sports world is saying about the Thunder's 95-91 victory against the Spurs. Paul Flannery, senior editor and NBA writer at SB Nation, @Pflanns on Twitter "There's been a lot of, 'Oh right, Tony Parker is still good' in this series."  Lang Whitaker, writer at NBA.com, @langwhitaker on Twitter "Steven Adams looks like he came directly from an old-timey photo booth to play in this game."  Cedric Golden, columnist at The Austin American-Statesman, @CedGolden on Twitter "Westbrook and Leonard are a joy to watch. You don't see that kind of athleticism on the same court every night. This is fun stuff." Dan Devine, writer on Yahoo's NBA blog, @YourManDevine on Twitter "Westbrook

  • Kruger walks fine line on paying college athletes for their celebrity

    Kruger walks fine line on paying college...

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Kruger testified to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics about the prospect of allowing college athletes to be paid for their names, images or likenesses.




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