• Thunder report card: The grades reflect another blowout

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Another Thunder blowout, another pristine performance against Golden State. The grades reflect it.

  • TNT analysts say Russell Westbrook is “too explosive” for Stephen Curry to guard

    Today at 12:21 AM

    TNT's studio crew raved about Russell Westbrook's triple-double that spurred the Thunder's 118-94 victory over the Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. They noted that Stephen Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, couldn't guard him. "The pressure that Russell Westbrook put on their defense was spectacular," Kenny Smith said. "He's the most explosive player I've ever seen," Charles Barkley said. "He's on another planet." The analysts thought that Warriors coach Steve Kerr should switch Curry to guard Andre Roberson. "He's too little," Barkley said. "It seems like it was wearing on him on the other end, and he couldn't make a shot ... He has to play well for Golden State to win.

  • Carlson: The best point guard in Western Conference Finals is wearing Thunder blue

    Today at 12:27 AM

    Russell Westbrook snagged a rebound he probably shouldn't have, like he often does, and dribbled the ball to the corner in front of the Thunder bench. He could pass. He could drive. Instead, he shot. Splash.

  • Tramel: Thunder exacts the ultimate revenge on Draymond Green

    Today at 12:13 AM

    Draymond Green drove in for a meaningless layup, a chance to pad a starving stat line in the final minutes of another Thunder blowout, and Kevin Durant jumped up for a ferocious block. While the rest of the ballplayers scampered downcourt, Durant turned and dramatically pumped his fist into the air. Durant likely would have preferred a different target, but as an exclamation point in what became a 118-94, Game 4 rout of the mighty Warriors, it will do.

  • Andre Roberson sparks Thunder’s Game 4 domination of the Warriors

    Today at 12:20 AM

    Klay Thompson bricked a 3-pointer on one end, the sharpshooter drawing a rare blank as he tried to snipe his shell-shocked Warriors back from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit. Eighteen seconds later, Andre Roberson dropped in a corner 3 on the other, the non-shooter nailing a 3 for a fifth consecutive game, bumping the Thunder's commanding lead to 16. It soon jumped to 18 to 20 and beyond, the cushion growing as Roberson's point total kept rising.

  • Energetic Serge Ibaka fuels Thunder’s small-ball surge in Game 4 win over Warriors

    Today at 12:20 AM

    On a night when the Thunder’s smaller lineup flourished again, it was Ibaka’s effort as the center-slash-do-it-all forward that was key in the Thunder’s 118-94 victory.


  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Monday, May 23

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    MONDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 11 a.m.; San Antonio at Frisco; FSOK (Cox 37) 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City at Fresno; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; Chicago Cubs at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 7 p.m.; Kansas City at Minnesota; Cox 77 7 p.m.; L.A. Angels at Texas; FS1 (Cox 67) 9 p.m.; Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers; KTOK-AM 1000/MLBN (Cox 264) NBA; 7:30 p.m.; Cleveland at Toronto; ESPN (Cox 29) NHL; 7 p.m.; San Jose at St. Louis; NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN GOLF; 6 p.m.; NCAA Championship; GOLF (Cox 60) TENNIS; 4 a.m.; French Open; Cox 266 9 a.m.; French Open; Cox 266 HOCKEY; 7 p.m.

  • Dodgers: Salt Lake avoids sweep with win over Dodgers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    A late rally came up short for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Sunday, and Salt Lake went on to notch a 6-4 Pacific Coast League baseball triumph before 6,240 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma City (24-17) trailed 6-1 after 7 1/2 innings. The Dodgers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth, getting a two-run homer from Rob Segedin and a run-scoring single from Austin Barnes. That was all the Dodgers could muster as Javy Guerra retired the order in the ninth and picked up his fifth save of the season.  Salt Lake (23-18) avoided a sweep by winning on Sunday, though the Dodgers got off to a good start with Micah Johnson hitting a solo homer in the second inning.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Warriors

    Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Warriors

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Thunder looks to protect homecourt advantage as the Western Conference Finals series shifts to Oklahoma City for Game 3. Follow live updates on tonight's game from our Thunder coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Crazy story about how one former NFL player lost his job shows how cutthroat and cheap the league can be

    Crazy story about how one former NFL player...

    Business Insider | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Miami Dolphins cut Mike Golic by having him lie on a medical release waiver.

  • The Collected Wisdom of Al Attles, legendary former Warriors player and coach

    The Collected Wisdom of Al Attles, legendary...

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Attles started his career with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1960, the beginning of a relationship with the franchise that’s lasted more than half a century

  • Previewing Thunder-Warriors, Western Conference finals Game 3

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Golden State Warriors, Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

  • NCAA Tennis: Oklahoma State women advance to Final Four

    By Mark Cooper Tulsa World | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Tulsa — As her eyes reddened and her skin became flush, Katarina Stresnakova's painted-white fingernails covered her face before the tears started to flow. If there was ever an illustration of the phrase “overcome with emotion,” it was this. It was Stresnakova, 18 years old, more than 5,000 miles from her Nova Dedinka, Slovakia hometown, mere minutes after she clinched the deciding point to send Oklahoma State to its first Final Four. Stresnakova sat at a table under a tent next to Tulsa's Case Tennis Center, and she could not help but let her mind run through the tumultuous first year she has had in Stillwater.

  • OKC Dodgers rally late, win third straight in series with Salt Lake

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Zach Lee was throwing a decent game for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. He'd allowed four runs, but the Dodgers weren't out of the game, down one run in the eighth. And in the bottom of the eighth, Micah Johnson's RBI single tied the game, before the left-fielder scored on Zach Walters' go-ahead RBI single. The Dodgers won 5-4, the third straight over Salt Lake. Lee got the win, his sixth, which leads the Pacific Coast League. Dodgers pitcher Luis Avilan retired all three Salt Lake batters in the ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. The Dodgers and the Bees wrap up the four-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. before OKC heads to Fresno.

  • Outdoor notebook: Governor vetoes hog hunting bill

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a controversial hog hunting bill and issued an executive order directing the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to streamline the issuance of permits for exterminating feral hogs on private land. Fallin said her order will allow for safe and responsible feral hog eradication in Oklahoma. Fallin vetoed Senate Bill 1142 which would have authorized hog hunting at night with spotlights and without permission from state game wardens. Hog hunting at night with spotlights is currently allowed now at the discretion of state game wardens, who can issue permits to landowners with feral pig problems.

  • Oklahoma collector set to open fishing museum in Branson

    Oklahoma collector set to open fishing museum...

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    For Karl White of Luther, he hopes the third time really will be the charm. On Thursday, White's “History of Fishing Museum” will open in Branson, Mo., after two abandoned attempts at a similar museum in Oklahoma. “It's my legacy,” White said of the new museum. White, 76, earned a fortune as a scientist. He founded Crystal Laboratory, which developed allergy medications, in 1966. He sold the lab in 2004 and retired. But White's real passion was for fishing, and he got hooked on fishing collectibles. His collection of antique fishing tackle, boats and other memorabilia is valued between $4 million and $5 million.

  • Off-roading enthusiasts find adventure in out-of-the-way places

    Off-roading enthusiasts find adventure in...

    By Josh Jewell For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Getting outdoors, for me, is all about getting on my motorcycle and riding. I prefer to ride off the beaten path. Finding a road that left asphalt and concrete behind. A road that has some real spirit. A road that is going to lead me to a place I've never been and won't know what is around the next turn. It will no doubt throw some challenges and leave lots of room for things to go wrong. That's when a true adventure begins. Adventures and motorcycles go hand in hand. As soon as people could get a two-wheeled machine, they were off to see the world. My grandpa Jerry loves to tell me stories of his old bike. It was a 1948 Harley Davidson, and his twin brother, John, had a Harley, too. The two young sailors would

  • Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out what it will cost and timeline for its construction

    Rangers new stadium plans unveiled; find out...

    Dallas News | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If voters agree to pay for half of a $1 billion stadium, the Texas Rangers will stick around Arlington long enough to celebrate the team's 80th anniversary. City leaders and Rangers officials formally announced Friday afternoon their plans to extend the Rangers' stay by building a retractable-roof stadium adjacent to the existing one. The city and team would share the cost evenly, with the Rangers responsible for overruns. The stadium is expected to open no later than the 2021 season, nearly three years before the team's contract to play at Globe Life Park expires. The team, which moved from Washington to Arlington in 1972, would be committed to the city through the 2053 season. The new venue would be built in parking lots across Randol Mill Road from the current stadium.

  • Despite blowout win, Golden State "down" 1-1

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sat, May 21, 2016

    The Thunder left Oakland disappointed Wednesday night. The Western Conference finals were tied 1-1. A couple of weeks earlier, the Thunder left San Antonio elated. The Western Conference semifinals were tied 1-1. That was the result of order of verdicts. In Oakland, the Thunder suffered a blowout defeat in Game 2. In San Antonio, the Thunder suffered a blowout defeat in Game 1. The Thunder has proven over the years that blowout defeats don’t affect it much. Doesn’t portend future success or failure. About the only thing the order of a 1-1 playoff road trip affects is the mood on the flight home and of the fan base until Game 3. In fact, the Warriors’ Draymond Green, even after a 118-91

  • Oklahoma State softball: Cowgirls win twice Saturday to keep season alive

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    The Cowgirls, facing elimination from the postseason, had to win both to stay alive. They beat Maine easily behind a strong pitching performance from Kacy Freeze, who threw a complete game.

  • Oklahoma baseball: Sooners slugged by Austin Peay in season finale

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Oklahoma heads into the Big 12 Tournament as the No. 5 seed and will play No. 4 West Virginia at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Corey Hassell, Cowboys moving into postseason in style after sweep of Kansas

    Oklahoma State baseball: Corey Hassell, Cowboys...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Hassel, a product of Stillwater High, pounded a second-inning home run that helped send Oklahoma State on to a 8-1 win over Kansas — on Senior Day — that completed a three-game sweep of the Jayhawks and regained traction for the Cowboys entering next week’s Big 12 Tournament.

  • OKC Thunder: Former Thunder assistant Ron Adams, a defensive guru, terrorizing his former pupils from the Warriors sidelines

    OKC Thunder: Former Thunder assistant Ron...

    By Anthony Slater Staff writer Aslater@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    This past Wednesday, Adams helped concoct a scheme that turned Kevin Durant over eight times and stymie the Thunder’s explosive offense, tying the Western Conference finals at 1-1.

  • Russell Westbrook vs. Steph Curry: May this series never end

    Russell Westbrook vs. Steph Curry: May this...

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Lay aside strategy and emotions and ramifications. Ponder, if you can, just how special it is to see a fortnight of duels with the NBA’s must-watch stars, Westbrook and Curry, in action.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Billy Donovan has ‘confidence’ in starters, but doesn’t reveal Game 3 lineup

    OKC Thunder journal: Billy Donovan has...

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    The question about the Thunder starters directly referenced Andre Roberson. With Roberson on the floor against the Warriors this series, the Thunder has been outscored 100-70.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant must elevate his game to give his a team a chance at topping the Golden State Warriors

    OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant must elevate his game...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    Overall in these playoffs, Durant has fallen below his standards.




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