Sports matters so much more than the final score. Jenni Carlson has spent her career showing how sports acts as the connecting influence to make the world a better place. This is why we love sports.

How Oklahomans made a mother's Kevin Durant dream come true

Sports Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

About a month ago, Jenni Carlson shared the story of the Reynolds family from Kansas City. Michelle learned she had cancer when she was 16 weeks pregnant with a baby girl, and even though doctors told her to terminate,...

KD visit is sweet surprise for kids

News Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant made a surprise visit to a Moore Orange Leaf to help launch a challenge to children across the country to come up with creative ways to improve their communities.

Why Kevin Durant's camp means so much to a Kansas City mom and her daughter

Sports Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Lilly is a Thunder fan. Watches every game she can. Loves Kevin Durant more than anything. Proudly wears No. 35 for her elementary school basketball team.

Former Sooner putting football career on hold for ailing daughter

Sports Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Tavaris Jeffries is used to being in a battle. He is a football player, and an offensive lineman at that. Every time the ball is snapped, whether during his college days at Oklahoma or during his journeyman career in...

Team photo of Edmond softball team has gone viral because it's as powerful as it is cute

Sports Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Betsy Gregory is a full-time mom in Edmond who has a photography business on the side, and last week, she took pictures of her daughter's softball team. The little girls have since gone viral on the internet. Hundreds of...

Paddle People becoming a fixture at Cowboys football games

Sports Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

OSU PADDLE PEOPLE — The group started informally in the 1990s but really took off in the early 2000s. Now, the OSU Paddle People are nearly 200 strong. If you’ve ever been to a game in Stillwater or watched one on TV,...

What it means to be a friend

Sports Published: Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Keegan Erbst from being part of the team

Taking care of the man who once cared for him

Sports Published: Thu, Oct 10, 2013

Under the Friday night lights, Anthony McLeod is a starting running back for Coyle High. But the rest of the time, the 17-year-old nicknamed Woodle is the primary caretaker of his disabled grandfather.

Life-saving meds cheat Roger Wenzel out of competing

Sports | Published: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Roger Wenzel has Parkinson's disease, a condition that slowly destroys brain cells controlling muscle function. To manage the disease, the 64-year-old grandfather from Yukon takes numerous prescription medications. Among them is...

Kindness can be found anywhere on depth chart

Sports | Published: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

The OU defensive tackle wanted to make a difference, so he reached out to Keegan Erbst and his Sequoyah Middle School friends.

Quadriplegic chasing a NASCAR dream

Sports Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Pointing a sensor attached to his NASCAR hat at the screen by tilting his head this way and that, he designs paint schemes for race cars.

Brie's hero

Sports Updated: Thu, Mar 31, 2011

NORMAN — Hunter Olson dwarfs his older sister, Brie. He's a foot taller. He's a few dozen pounds heavier.