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  • Check out the Thunder postseason playlist

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Thunder are looking to crank up the volume for the playoffs, strategically selecting a music playlist to do so in the postseason. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has already complained twice this season about the volume of the music at Thunder games this season. Now, he can at least have the list of the songs that will blow out his eardrums. Thunder Playlist

  • Oklahoma high school athletes signing list: Saturday, April 19

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A list of all the Oklahoma high school athletes who have signed to play college sports next year.

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin dumps water on a fan

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Whoops. Watch Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin as he inadvertently throws water on a fan. Griffin fouled out with less than a minute to go against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Upon watching a replay of his foul, Griffin throws his hands up as if to say "what gives?" The fan probably said the same thing.

  • High school notebook: Football championship sites up in the air

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The 11-man state football championships are no longer guaranteed to be played in Stillwater at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced at Wednesday’s board of directors meeting that the five-year agreement with OSU has expired and the university does not want to commit to hosting each game. “They’ve been a great partner, they have bent over backwards for us during this time and it’s been a good relationship,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “If we can play a game or two there, we’ll certainly consider it.

  • FAN VOTE: Predicting Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    What should we expect from Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 1?

  • Tuning in: Sunday, April 20

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Sunday MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m., Oklahoma City at Memphis, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., St. Louis at Washington, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 3/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 1:30 p.m., N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, MLBN (Cox 264) 2 p.m., Chi. White Sox at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m., Baltimore at Boston, ESPN (Cox 29) NBA Noon, Dallas at San Antonio, TNT (Cox 31) 2:30 p.m., Charlotte at Miami, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 6 p.m., Washington at Chicago, TNT (Cox 31) 8:30 p.m., Portland at Houston, TNT (Cox 31) NHL 11 a.m., Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2 p.m., Detroit at Boston, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 6 p.m., Tampa Bay at Montreal, NBCSN (Cox

  • Oklahoma State football: Jimmy Bean finally starting to earn attention on the field

    BY CODY STAVENHAGEN, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Denton Guyer product Jimmy Bean signed in the same class as Guyer teammates Josh Stewart and J.W. Walsh, but spent the past two seasons watching those two thrive.

  • Boston Marathon bombing made OKC Memorial Marathon mainstay Rick Uribe determined to run in this year's Boston event

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Needing to finish last year’s Oklahoma City marathon in 3:25 to qualify, Uribe crossed the finish line with eight minutes to spare. He will run the Boston Marathon on Monday, then he’ll run in Oklahoma City six days later.

  • Collected Wisdom: Jake Hager, WWE professional wrestler Jack Swagger and former OU football player

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Jake Hager has turned into one of the most recognized competitors in professional wrestling. Competing as Jack Swagger for the WWE, he’s held the United States Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship over his eight-year career. Hager attended Oklahoma as a two-sport athlete, competing in wrestling and football before committing fully to wrestling as a sophomore.

  • NBA Playoffs LIVE: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Yesterday

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies tip off in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series tonight at 8:30 p.m. Follow our coverage from pregame to postgame with the NewsOK staff and more

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes calls drug suspension unfair

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair. Calathes was suspended less than 24 hours before the Grizzlies took the court in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was suspended for the use of the drug Tamoxifen, one of 140 substances banned by the NBA's performance-enhancing drug policy. Calathes' attorney David Caldwell will speak to the NBA players union on Monday to see if it can expedite a grievance to try and get Calathes back into the postseason.

  • NBA playoffs: Rating the best rivalries ever

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    For our special NBA playoffs preview, I ranked the NBA’s greatest rivalries. I actually made a top 10 list, but we only had space to print the top five. So I thought I’d go ahead and share the entire list with you.

  • Video: Oklahoma City Thunder begins playoff run tonight vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    The No. 2 seed Oklahoma City Thunder will match-up against the No. 7 seed Memphis Grizzlies in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at 8:30 tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno. The series will continue with Game 2 at 7 p.m.

  • Tulsa businessman George Kaiser buys stake in Oklahoma City Thunder

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Kaiser is buying out the ownership interest of Tom Ward, who had a reported 19.23 percent stake in the team.

  • Oklahoma Youth Golf Challenge winners named

    By Dick Kanenchen, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Midwest City Elks Lodge sponsors the golf event every year.

  • University of Central Oklahoma cheer, pom squads finish big at nationals

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

    The University of Central Oklahoma’s cheer and pom squads recently brought home second-place trophies in All-Girl Cheer, Dance Hip Hop and Dance Team Division II and fourth place in Coed Intermediate Cheer.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kiss Cam couple's place in Thunder fans' hearts is sealed with a kiss

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    As the NBA Playoffs begin, Oklahoma City Thunder fans are hoping to spend many nights together over the coming weeks at The Peake. Thunder fans Dale and Lois Higginns are part of the charm.

  • OKC RedHawks rally, blow lead in ninth

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Catcher Jackson Williams delivered for the Sky Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off, bases-loaded single to give Colorado Springs a 10-9 victory against the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Friday. After Oklahoma City (10-6) took a 9-8 lead into the top of the ninth, Colorado Springs (7-8) tied the game with a series of hits off David Martinez and Chia-Jen Lo before Williams drove in the game’s final run. The blown save was Lo’s first of the year. Martinez was credited with his second loss of the season. The RedHawks fell behind early, entering the sixth with a 8-1 deficit, but rallied to tie the game in the eighth.

  • OKC Barons clinch playoff berth, beat Iowa in overtime

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Before the overtime period began Friday night, Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson informed the players on the bench they had clinched a playoff berth. In a dramatic turn of events, the Barons rallied for a 4-3 overtime win over the Iowa Wild in front of 4,344 fans at the Cox Convention Center. The other two teams fighting the Barons for the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed both lost about the same time Oklahoma City forced overtime. “The run we got on late in the season was very dramatic,” Nelson said. “We’ve scored late goals to get games to overtime or score a game-winner late. They could make a movie about this late-season run because it was pretty incredible.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Jon Kempin called up to U-21 US Men's National Team

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The US Men’s National team announced on Friday 21 players who have been called into camp for the Under-21 team.