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  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Sam Presti says Thunder wants 'to invest' in Reggie Jackson, trade hasn't been considered

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Despite the obvious similarities to the James Harden scenario — an emerging guard feels he’s ready for more minutes, shots, money and shine — Presti and the Thunder feel there’s a better chance they can find a way to get it done with Reggie Jackson. Not a guarantee, but certainly more plausible.

  • McGuinness football: How Zack Tillotson learned to excel at football despite missing hand and lower arm

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    McGuinness offensive lineman Zack Tillotson was born without his left hand and part of his lower left arm, but he hasn’t let that stop him from playing sports. On Friday, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound guard will anchor an inexperienced offensive line as McGuinness hosts Class 5A defending champion Guthrie.

  • Pro football: Wes Welker's suspension leads to policy changes

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The NFL Players’ Association last week approved a revision to the league’s drug policy. Some claim Welker’s situation was the catalyst to speed up negotiations that will now hand out different punishments based on the violated substance.

  • Wildlife Expo returns to Lazy E this weekend

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Oklahoma’s largest outdoor recreation event, the Wildlife Expo, returns to the Lazy E Arena and Ranch in Guthrie on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is reserved as a day for school field trips at the Expo. More than 10,000 school kids from across the state are scheduled to attend. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation didn’t hold a Wildlife Expo last year because of a commitment to a professional conference in Oklahoma City, but in past years, the three-day event has been attended by as many as 60,000. The Wildlife Expo offers a myriad of outdoor activities for visitors, from fishing for catfish and sunfish in the ranch’s pond to archery to shotgun shooting and more.

  • OKC Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins to miss the start of training camp with strained quad

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    In a potential battle for the starting center position, Steven Adams has received a boost heading into training camp. On Thursday afternoon, Thunder GM Sam Presti announced that incumbent starter Kendrick Perkins had recently strained his quad.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships notebook: Pan American medals also will be awarded during event

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Marathon World Championships, which are being held Friday through Sunday on the Oklahoma River, also will double as the same event for the 2014 Pan American Championships.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships: Why Hungary is the team to beat

    By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Since the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, Hungary has won a combined 164 medals in the summer and winter Olympics. One quarter (41) of Hungary’s medals have been won in canoeing, including 18 gold medals.

  • High school cross country: Stillwater High, OSU come together to make Cowboy Jamboree a premier event

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The Cowboy Jamboree, now the oldest consecutive cross country race in the country with the 78th annual edition this weekend, is scheduled to feature 280 teams, including 215 high school and junior high teams and 65 from the college level.

  • Is Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury the Anna Kournikova of college football?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The truth is, Tech has no idea what kind of a football coach it has. Kingsbury is all of 35 years old and was hired after just five years in the coaching profession. He had an interesting resume’; coached Case Keenum at Houston U. and Johnny Football at Texas A&M. That could mean Kingsbury is awfully good or awfully lucky and it probably means he’s somewhere in between.

  • Oklahoman high school athletes of the week: Mustang's Lance Frost, Carl Albert's Audrie LaValley among week's standouts

    From Staf Reports | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Lance Frost won the 5A/6A boys’ 5K at the OBU Invitational in Shawnee on Saturday with a time of 16:47.81, leading the Broncos to a first-place finish as a team as well.

  • Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.

  • High school volleyball notebook: Tahlequah passes Heritage Hall for No. 1

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Heritage Hall had been No. 1 in the poll much of the season, and its recent losing streak shouldn’t be viewed as a sign of decline for the Chargers.

  • Oklahoma State football: What it's like to get a pick-6 with Ashton Lampkin

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The Cowboys corner picked off Roadrunners quarterback Blake Bogenschutz and romped 50 yards for a touchdown as time expired in OSU’s 43-13 win.

  • Oklahoma State football: Could this be the week we see an inflated Cowboy offense?

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Play calling has come under fire through three games as the Cowboy offense has adjusted to injuries and opponents. But in their Big 12 opener, all signs point to a more well-rounded attack against the Red Raiders

  • OSU football: The Oklahoman's picks for OSU vs. Texas Tech

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Here is a look at how our crew picked Thursday’s game between Oklahoma State and Texas Tech: JENNI CARLSON, Columnist OSU 52, Texas Tech 31 RELEASE THE FREAK Tyreek runs wild on Red Raiders KYLE FREDRICKSON, OSU writer OSU 38, Texas Tech 24 ROCK AND ROLAND Desmond Roland scores four rushing touchdowns in Cowboy victory JOHN HELSLEY, OSU writer OSU 45, Texas Tech 20 KLIFF-HANGER Cowboys hang another big number on Kingsbury’s squad BERRY TRAMEL, Columnist OSU 44, Texas Tech 24 TYREEK SHOW Hill returns to center stage as Cowboys roll

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners offensive line plays BIG

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    During its broadcast of the game, FOX displayed a graphic comparing Oklahoma’s offensive line to the biggest NFL lines on opening day this season. The Sooners’ five starters, with an average weight of 325.8 pounds, would be the second-biggest offensive line in the NFL.

  • High schools: Guthrie athletic director Gary Boxley resigns

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    After 14 years as the Bluejays’ AD, Boxley is leaving to pursue business opportunities

  • Media notes: Derek Jeter's final games as Yankee to be nationally televised by TBS

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s final week of his career is getting special attention, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday with MLB Network airing his final home game. Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci will call the Orioles-Yankees game, and analyst Harold Reynolds will also make an in-booth appearance. Current All-Stars, former teammates and top athletes from other pro sports, including Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and Jimmie Johnson, will look back at Jeter’s career in features leading up to and during the telecast. ESPN will air “SportsCenter Special: Derek Jeter” at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

  • High school softball: Mustang wins COAC championship

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    It wasn’t easy for the Broncos, as they had to beat both Deer Creek and Edmond Memorial in extra innings to continue advancing.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships: Oklahoma City the first in U.S. to host event

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    When Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, traveled to Budapest in 2009 to make a pitch to the International Canoe Federation to bring its Canoe Marathon World Championships to the United States for the first time, he really wasn’t expecting the answer to be yes.