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Memphis blues again for Thunder in 115-103 loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS – The Thunder stood around as Memphis dribbled out the clock. It had lost plenty of games since the All-Star break, but...

 
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Irish knock off MSU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and two teammates had double-doubles as top-seed Notre Dame ran away from...

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OSU baseball: Lineup flexibility makes Cowboys dangerous

STILLWATER — Twenty-two games into the season, Oklahoma State baseball coach Josh Holliday is still trying to find the right...

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Burton gets early playing time for struggling Thunder

MEMPHIS — With the Thunder dragging behind the Grizzlies, even with Memphis hobbled by injuries, Thunder wing Deonte Burton...

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Roger Federer advances at the Miami Open

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame...

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Bears, Packers to kick off NFL's 100th season

Bears, Packers to play in NFL's season opener The NFL announced Monday that the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers will...

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High school notebook: Millwood names Dava Albert new girls basketball coach

Millwood has again found a successor for legendary girls basketball coach Arnelia Spears, and this time it’s a former player....

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OU baseball: Pitching continues to power Sooners

NORMAN — Oklahoma started Big 12 play with a sweep of Kansas at home over the weekend, capped by Sunday’s 10-5 win. Week...

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Cowboys score 24 runs in series vs. Kansas State

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State scored 24 runs in their weekend series against Kansas State at home to open the final Big 12...

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Thunder-Grizzlies Boxscore

GRIZZLIES 115, THUNDER 103 FG FT Reb OKC Min M-A M-A O-T A Pf Pts George 38:34 10-29 5-6 2-12 3 3 30 Grant 24:12 3-8 0-0 0-2 0...

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OU basketball: Sooners already looking ahead to next season

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Not 30 minutes after the buzzer sounded on Oklahoma’s season, Kristian Doolittle sat at the postgame podium...

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Legendary OBU swimming coach Freas dies at age 72

A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Dr. Sam Freas, 72, of Shawnee. The legendary...

OU basketball: Kristian Doolittle's father uses an outrageous jacket to let the Sooners know they are supported

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — When the University of Oklahoma basketball players and coaches, or even their families, see Dwayne Doolittle on the road, they want to know one thing. “Where’s the jacket? Where’s the jacket.” Never fear. The gaudy,...

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OU earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA women's gymnastics championships

For the fifth straight year, OU has earned the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.

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Thunder claims former OSU guard Jawun Evans off waivers

The Thunder announced Monday it added former Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans off waivers.

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OSU softball weekend recap: Run-rule victories highlight series at Baylor

Oklahoma State took two of three games from Baylor with a pair of run-rule wins that included 30 total runs scored by the Cowgirls

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Edmond North rolls to Arizona championship

New Edmond North coach Gary Bandy felt the spring break tournament in Arizona was more important than the wins and losses. It...

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Edmond Santa Fe wins Arizona tournament

Edmond Santa Fe is rolling now. The Wolves upset national powerhouse IMG Academy on a walk-off error in the semifinals of the...

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Springtime in Oklahoma is for the birders

For folks interested in bird watching, early April is when large waves of migratory birds start coming back through Oklahoma on...

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Carolina's Horseshoe brings serenity to an urban campus

From the capitol to the campus, Columbia has history and beauty

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One-sided games have been the rule, not the exception, this March

Where has all the drama gone? Central Florida-Duke was a classic, but this NCAA Tournament is woefully lacking in great games.

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OU basketball: Sooners already looking ahead to next season

Not 30 minutes after the buzzer sounded on Oklahoma’s season, Kristian Doolittle sat at the postgame podium and spoke of a new...

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OU basketball: Kur Kuath looks back on redshirt season

The transfer center from Salt Lake Community College will likely receive a medical redshirt, giving him two remaining years of...

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Billy Donovan experiments with shortened rotation

TORONTO – The second half of the Thunder’s 116-109 win over the Raptors on Friday provided a preview of what a shortened...

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Tuning in for Monday, March 25

MONDAY SPRING TRAINING Noon Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia MLBN (Cox 264) 4 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m....

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Virginia shows OU what Final Four team looks like

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Virginia’s Kyle Guy, a straight-out-of-“Hoosiers” Indianapolis kid who is a 45-percent 3-point shooter, missed...

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OU basketball: Virginia's Mamadi Diakite was X-factor against Sooners

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Virginia center Jack Salt, a regular starter, played just two minutes Sunday night. Cavaliers coach Tony...

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OU basketball: Sooners' season ends with 63-51 loss to Virginia in second round of NCAA Tournament

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The final two hours of Oklahoma’s season were sucked away in a slow, methodical manner by a Virginia squad...

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NBA Notebook: Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets edge Raptors

TORONTO — Jeremy Lamb banked home a half-court 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors...

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OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU...

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Oklahoma Scene: Energy FC loses 1st game of season

Cameron Iwasa scored three goals, and Sacramento Republic FC handed Oklahoma City Energy FC its first loss of the season with a...

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Paul George takes on leadership role with Thunder as promised

TORONTO -- Thunder coach Billy Donovan nodded last week as a reporter repeated what Paul George had said that morning – that he...

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Morning Roundup: Gronkowski announces retirement

The New England Patriots' gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that he...

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OU baseball: Jason Ruffcorn comes up big to help Sooners sweep Kansas

NORMAN — Jason Ruffcorn needed to get some big outs. It took him just one pitch to get the two biggest for Oklahoma on Sunday...

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Thunder vs. Grizzlies lineups, tip-off time and TV info

THUNDER AT GRIZZLIES When: 7 p.m., Monday Where: FedEx Forum; Memphis, Tenn. TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish 412, DirecTV...

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High school notebook: Broken Arrow DB Myles Slusher announces top-10 schools

One of the state’s top junior defensive backs narrowed his recruitment list to 10 schools over the weekend, and Oklahoma State...

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Nature & You: 'Wild canaries' seem to disappear

Mysterious disappearance of ‘wild canaries’ an annual phenomenon Along about this time each and every year, the same...

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OU basketball: Matt Freeman addresses Sooner future

Matt Freeman hasn't ruled out returning to OU next season.

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Thunder previews 7-man rotation

Billy Donovan said he’ll judge the length of his rotations on a game-by-game basis in the final nine games of the season.

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Schroder fully participates in practice Sunday

Dennis Schroder rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 116-109 win at Toronto Friday.

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OKC Blue enters playoffs Tuesday

The Blue won the Midwest Division to claim an automatic playoff berth.

Sooners wipe out a season of frustration in routing Rebels

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kristian Doolittle bullied Ole Miss 7-footer Dominik Olejniczak for two straight easy baskets, and Mississippi coach Kermit Davis had seen enough. Eighty seconds into the game, Davis sensed what was coming and called timeout....

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Ballparks and a street festival in downtown Columbia

Touring historic Columbia unveiled all kinds of great treasures

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OU basketball: Scouting Q&A with Chris Crutchfield

The Oklahoman caught up with Crutchfield about what goes into a scouting report, and how OU is preparing for Virginia.

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OU basketball: Buddy Hield sets Sacramento Kings 3-point record

Former Sooner star Buddy Hield set a Sacramento Kings franchise record Saturday night for most 3-pointers made in a season.

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Tuning in for Sunday, March 24

March 24 tuning in SUNDAY SPRING TRAINING 11 a.m.;;Washington vs. N.Y. Mets;;MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m.;;L.A. Angels vs. L.A....

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Sand bass should be biting soon

Sand bass, or white bass, should start to bite around the state with arrival of warmer weather. The old adage is when the...

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OU football: Cody Ford's development lifts him into first-round realm of NFL Draft

NORMAN — During the nearly month between the end of the regular season and the Orange Bowl, Cody Ford sat down with Oklahoma...

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OSU football: Mike Gundy looking for physicality, toughness from new offensive line coach Charlie Dickey

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had already identified his top candidate to fill his offensive line coaching...

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NFL Draft: Mock if you will, but unknown Joel Blumenthal might just get draft weekend call

Joel Blumenthal wanted to block out every distraction. A solid plan on the biggest day of his life. But a couple times when a...

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OU basketball: Sooners can draw on Texas Tech experience in facing Virginia's pack-line defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. — While Dick Bennett is credited as the father of the pack-line defense, it’s his son who’s perfected the...

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Christian James and his fellow Oklahoma seniors know they're on the NCAA Tournament's Sunset Boulevard

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Christian James knows the end is near. And that doesn’t necessarily mean Sunday, when the Oklahoma basketball...

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OSU wrestling: Cowboys finish third at NCAA Championships as Penn State rolls to title

PITTSBURGH — Oklahoma State’s pair of No. 1 seeds lost revenge matches Saturday night in the NCAA wrestling finals — one in...

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Big 12 Standings

Big 12 Baseball Standings Team Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Baylor 2-0 1.000 15-6 .714 Oklahoma State 2-0 1.000 14-7 .667 Oklahoma...

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NCAA wrestling notebook: Oklahoma State's Geer earns unlikely All-America honors

This is the first time the NCAA has seeded all 33 wrestlers at each weight class. The only wrestler seeded in the bottom half...

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NBA Notebook: Young makes last-second shot, Hawks beat 76ers

ATLANTA — Former Norman North and Oklahoma star Trae Young scored 32 points, including a last-second, go-ahead floater, to give...

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OSU baseball clinches series against K-State

Jake Taylor hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to give Oklahoma State a 5-4 win over Kansas State on Saturday in...

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College Softball Roundup: OU beats Texas Tech 8-3 to win series

Oklahoma hit four home runs, Shannon Saile had a solid pitching performance in relief and the second-ranked Sooners beat No. 14...

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Casey holds 1-shot lead over Johnson at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — The final hour changed the dynamics of the Valspar Championship, just not the lead. That still belongs to...

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MLB Notebook: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21, according to source

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are going to continue their successful partnership for a while longer. Verlander and...

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OU basketball: Brady Manek is loving the buzz cut during run of good play

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Brady Manek has scored 21, 22 and 18 points in three of OU’s last four games. In related news, Manek still...

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Oklahoma vs. Virginia: Inside the NCAA Tournament matchup

No. 9 seed Oklahoma will face No. 1 seed Virginia at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Here’s how the Sooners and Cavaliers match up. POINT...

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Virginia's Salt and OU's Freeman go back to New Zealand days, and Salt's sister is a Sooner rower

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Matt Freeman and Jack Salt grew up a five-minute drive apart and shared a basketball court many a time. They...

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OU women's gymnastics: Closing kick lifts Sooners to eighth consecutive Big 12 title

NORMAN — Nervously bouncing around on the corner of the mat before her floor routine, Oklahoma senior Brenna Dowell had more...

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Thunder journal: Dennis Schroder takes advantage of double team on Paul George

The Raptors sent a double team to Paul George at the edge of the Toronto logo. He cut to his left and found Jerami Grant on the...

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OKC Thunder: Taking a look at the NBA Western Conference playoff picture

The Western Conference playoff teams are set. The order is anything but, ready to be shaken up with every result. With an...

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Thunder needs Friday's win over Toronto to be a turning point

TORONTO — About 10 hours before the Thunder snapped its four-game losing streak, Paul George outstretched his arms in...

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March Madness makeover promotes dreaming big at OKC school

March Madness comes and goes each year, but one Oklahoma City Public School recently received a gift that will last well into...

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Morning Roundup: Serena withdraws, Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power. Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a...

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OU basketball: Size won't be among Virginia's advantages

Virginia only lost to two teams this season: twice to Duke and once to Florida State in the ACC Tournament.

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OU basketball: Sooners compare Kristian Doolittle to Virginia star

When Oklahoma began its film study of Virginia on Friday night, something familiar stood out.

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Manek has shot much better since ditching Larry Bird look

Manek feels better since going back to the buzz cut, and his game backs it up

NCAA Tournament: Now it's time for the Sooners to help themselves

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NORMAN – The NCAA Tournament Selection Show didn’t make the Sooners wait. Sixty-eight teams would be announced, but “Oklahoma” popped up on the screen as the 22nd name called. That was good for crimson blood pressure, which ran a little high...

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Oklahoma vs. Virginia men's basketball: Tipoff time, TV channel, lineups

No. 9 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Virginia When: 6:45 p.m., Sunday Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina TV: truTV (Cox...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 116-109 win against the Raptors

This blog on the Thunder's 116-109 win against the Raptors is an homage to those who came before me.

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Reality show feel comes to a pizza joint in Columbia

Google maps betrayed me in the morning, and a moral dilemma struck in the evening

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Big 12 could have led conference standings after NCAA's first round

Cyclones' 62-59 loss to Ohio State denies the Big 12 the lead in conference standings for the NCAA Tournament

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Revival against the Raptors

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Tuning in for Saturday, March 23

March 23 tuning in SATURDAY SPRING TRAINING Noon;;Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees;;MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 6:30 p.m.;;Philadelphia at...

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College Baseball Roundup: OU tops Kansas in conference opener

Cade Cavalli tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Tyler Hardman hit a two-run homer and No. 25-ranked Oklahoma beat Kansas 5-1 in...

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NCAA Wrestling Championships: Five Oklahoma State returning All-Americans fail to place

Five All-Americans fail to place Oklahoma State entered the season with seven returning All-Americans. Amazingly, five did not...

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Oklahoma State's Fix, White advance to NCAA finals

PITTSBURGH – Oklahoma State freshman Daton Fix and and senior Derek White battled their way into the NCAA finals Friday night...

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NBA Notebook: Harden ties career best with 61, Rockets beat Spurs 111-105

HOUSTON — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets...

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Thunder rallies past Raptors 116-109 to snap four-game losing streak

TORONTO – Paul George reached from behind the Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard and placed his hand squarely on the ball as Leonard went...

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OSU women's golf leads in Hawaii

The Oklahoma State women’s golf team shot a 11-over 299 in the second round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic on Friday to...

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College Softball Roundup: OU beats Texas Tech 5-1 in Big 12 opener

Second-ranked Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 5-1 in its Big 12 opener Friday at Rocky Johnson Field in Lubbock, Texas. Giselle...

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Forced turnovers propel Thunder to win against Raptors

TORONTO -- The Thunder knew it had to do better at limiting turnovers after its first game against the Raptors. It couldn’t let...

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Morning Roundup: Casey shares lead at Valspar Championship

Paul Casey managed all the par 5s and shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to share the lead in his bid to become the first back-to-back...

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OU basketball: 5 things to know about Virginia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Oklahoma will face No. 1 seed Virginia in the second round of the South Regional at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday....

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OU women's gymnastics: Olivia Trautman enjoying following in Maggie Nichols' footsteps

NORMAN — Getting her feet wet in gymnastics as a young girl, Olivia Trautman would stand off to the side and marvel watching...

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Sean Sutton savors NCAA Tournament in Tulsa

TULSA — There wasn’t public fanfare Friday for Eddie Sutton at the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the BOK Center....

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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD

BIG 12 SCOREBOARD Big 12 Baseball Standings Team Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Oklahoma 1-0 1.000 19-4 .826 Baylor 1-0 1.000 14-6...

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Thunder-Raptors boxscore

THUNDER 116, RAPTORS 109 FG FT Reb OKCA M-A O-T A Pf Pts George 40:41 9-17 5-5 2-6 5 3 28 Grant 36:29 7-14 0-0 1-3 2 6 19 Adams...

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OU basketball: Sooners rout Ole Miss 95-72 in NCAA Tournament opener

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When Rashard Odomes checked out for the final time in the first half, coach Lon Kruger beamed up at his...

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OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the...

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Oklahoma high school sports: 2019 college signing list

Baseball Tyler Ash, Sand Springs (Eastern) Kyle Bass, Bixby (NOC-Enid) Connor Beichler, Owasso (OU) Jake Bennett, Bixby (OU)...

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FINAL: Thunder 116, Raptors 109

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OU basketball: Miles Reynolds updates bracket in locker room

Miles Reynolds was granted the honor of updating the NCAA Tournament bracket in Oklahoma's locker room following the Sooners'...

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OU basketball: Kristian Doolittle reaches elite NCAA Tournament marks

Kristian Doolittle's Friday performance in the NCAA Tournament reached a Blake Griffin level of dominance.

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OU basketball: Fans, teammates go crazy for Hannes Polla

The chanting of "Polla, Polla, Polla," rang out as the final few minutes ticked away in Oklahoma's 95-72 win Friday against Ole...

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FINAL: Oklahoma 95, Mississippi 72

Follow our live coverage of the First Round match up between the Sooners and Rebels.

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OU basketball: Trae Young attends Sooners' NCAA Tournament game

Former Sooner star Trae Young arrived in Columbia, South Carolina at halftime of Oklahoma's first-round NCAA Tournament game...

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Avoiding the Duke hordes in Columbia, South Carolina

An early tipoff time means an early press conference, which is always a good thing at the NCAA Tournament

A star is born: OSU freshman Yor Anei shines despite Cowboys' 73-70 loss to TCU

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A troubled OSU basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 73-70 loss to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, but better days are ahead.

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Tuning in for Friday, March 22

March 22 tuning in FRIDAY NBA 6:30 p.m.;;Oklahoma City at Toronto;;FSOK (Cox 37) / WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m.;;San Antonio at...

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OSU in fourth place at NCAA Wrestling Championships

PITTSBURGH – Oklahoma State saw a pair of No. 7 seeds fall – including one who was eliminated from the tournament –and Penn...

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Timberwolves to shut down top players for remainder of season

Timberwolves to sit top players The Minnesota Timberwolves have more than likely shut down three of their top five scorers for...

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OU baseball: Levi Prater turns lessons from teammates into dominance

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recent trip to Texas paid dividends. Not only on the field — the Sooners went 2-2 during the week,...

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OSU Cowgirls lead Hawaii golf tournament

Cowgirls lead Hawaii tournament Oklahoma State's women's golf team leads the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Waikoloa, Hawaii...

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Mulkey's team lifts her up after difficult year

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey's two children were on the ladder with her when she cut down the net after the Lady Bears won their...

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Suzuki retires after getting a proper send-off in Tokyo

Suzuki retires from baseball after Tokyo game After a brilliant career that spanned 28 seasons and two leagues, blossoming from...

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Thunder journal: OKC stumped at the free throw line

Chesapeake Energy Arena was eerily quiet. It was almost as if the Thunder fan base was collectively holding its breath as Paul...

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Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul...

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Thunder at Raptors lineups, tip-off time and TV info

THUNDER AT RAPTORS When: 6:30 p.m., Friday Where: Scotiabank Arena TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37 / HD 722, Dish 412, DirecTV 675,...

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OSU baseball: Freshman Hueston Morrill settled in quickly as the Cowboys' leadoff hitter

STILLWATER — Starts were infrequent for Oklahoma State freshman second baseman Hueston Morrill at the beginning of the season....

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OU basketball team meets iconic announcing crew Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery & Grant Hill

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Three men, all of different generations, one of them twice as old as any Sooner player, another more than...

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OU basketball: In matchup with veteran Ole Miss guards, Sooners will rely on freshman Jamal Bieniemy

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kermit Davis and Lon Kruger chatted in the halls of Colonial Life Arena on Thursday, and of all the topics...

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NBA stints changed Kelvin Sampson's outlook

TULSA — Hollis Price’s eyes light up at the thought. What would Price’s game look like playing in a system like the one Kelvin...

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Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss: Inside the NCAA Tournament matchup

Oklahoma and Ole Miss will tip off at 11:40 a.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here's how the two teams...

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Sports Scoreboard for Friday, March 22

BASKETBALL College NCAA Women’s Div. II Quarterfinals At Columbus, Ohio Tuesday, March 26 Indiana (Pa.) vs. Azusa Pacific, 11...

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Thunder digs deeper hole with latest loss

Paul George stepped to the free-throw line to shoot a technical foul shot after the Raptors committed a defensive three seconds...

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Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss men's basketball: Tipoff time, TV channel, lineups

Lon Kruger is 20-18 as a coach in the NCAA Tournament. He’s 6-5 in the tournament as OU’s coach, with one Final Four, one Sweet...

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OU band provides atmosphere when the Sooner fans are few

The NCAA Tournament funds the travel of pep bands, and teams like OU take advantage of it

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Putnam North's Micah Thomas reopens recruitment

Micah Thomas is looking for a new place to play college basketball.

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Kevin Durant's 'adopted brother' killed in Atlanta shooting

Clifford Dixon, a childhood friend of former Thunder forward Kevin Durant, was shot and killed outside of a metro Atlanta bar...

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The Golding family has a lot of Joes

The great-nephew of OU's all-American halfback, Joe Golding, will coach in the NCAA Tournament against Kentucky

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OU basketball: Kermit Davis, Lon Kruger to face off for first time

Lon Kruger and Kermit Davis have coached a combined 1,719 college basketball games, but never one against the other.

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Thunder to play Mavericks in Tulsa preseason game

The Thunder is returning to Tulsa for the preseason.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Ripped by the Raptors

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder journal: Toronto takes advantage of OKC's shaky 3-point defense in first half

The Thunder’s two best defenders jumped on pump fakes in the first quarter. First, Paul George went flying past Toronto guard...

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OU basketball: Jamuni McNeace 'full go' in NCAA Tournament practice

OU and Ole Miss will tip off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

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What adventures await in Columbia, South Carolina?

Historic Columbia hosting NCAA Tournament, and it's a fresh venue for Oklahomans

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Tuning in for Thursday, March 21

March 21 tuning in THURSDAY SPRING TRAINING Noon;;Miami vs. N.Y. Mets;;MLBN (Cox 264) 3 p.m.;;Cleveland vs. Texas;;FSOK (Cox...

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Thunder digs a deeper hole in 123-114 overtime loss to Raptors

Paul George stepped to the free throw line to shoot a technical foul shot after the Raptors committed a defensive three seconds...

Since he's in town, maybe Collison can help Westbrook

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Nick Collison did a lot for the Thunder, and the Thunder did a lot for Collison, and that symbiotic relationship continues Wednesday night. The Thunder will retire Collison’s No. 4. His jersey will become the first to hang from the rafters at...

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Collison's special night followed by Thunder's 123-114 overtime loss to Toronto

High above the hardwood and behind the Thunder bench, a light revealed the white banner with blue letters and the No. 4 of Nick...

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NBA Notebook: 76ers beat Celtics; Smart gets tossed

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy...

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Oklahoma Scene: Lopez throws no-hitter, OU softball trounces North Texas

Mariah Lopez tossed her second no-hitter of the season, and second-ranked Oklahoma softball run-ruled North Texas 8-0 in five...

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North Dakota State holds off NC Central in First Four

Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North...

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Nick Collison's jersey retirement big news back in Iowa

Nick Collison smiled at the mention of his Iowa hometown, Iowa Falls. “Five stoplights,” he said, still grinning. Marissa...

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Morning Roundup: Betts says he expects to become free agent

Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in...

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Penn State seeks 8th NCAA wrestling title in 9 years

PITTSBURGH — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the...

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Michigan State seeking to survive opening weekend of NCAAs

DES MOINES, IOWA — It seems as though coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State poised to make a Final Four run nearly every year. The...

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Thunder-Raptors boxscore

RAPTORS 123, THUNDER 114, OT FG FT Reb TORONTO Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Leonard 42:05 8-19 4-5 3-10 6 3 22 Siakam 42:53 14-21...

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Kentucky's top player nursing injured foot heading into tourney

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA...

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Gonzaga itching to play again after WCC title game loss

SALT LAKE CITY — Gonzaga enters the NCAA Tournament following a loss for one of the rare times under coach Mark Few. The...

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Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle

HARTFORD, CONN. — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national...

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OU basketball: Jamuni McNeace likely to play despite suffering new injury

NORMAN — Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace, while still recovering from a late-November ankle sprain, sustained a new injury in...

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OU basketball: Sooners need Christian James of old in NCAA Tournament

NORMAN — Christian James’ buzzer beater in Kansas City was, in many ways, a cruel conclusion to his Big 12 career. The Oklahoma...

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OSU wrestling: Derek White blossomed from 119-pounder at Edmond North to dominant heavyweight for the Cowboys

EDMOND — When Andy Schneider is coaching his young wrestlers at Edmond North High School, and sometimes even the older ones, he...

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Former OU quarterback Ripley dies at age 72

Mickey Ripley, who backed up two big names in Oklahoma quarterback lore, died Wednesday at his Edmond home. He was 72 and had...

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Win Case's Oklahoma roots run deep, even though he's now at Ole Miss

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The face will look familiar when you see it on the Ole Miss bench Friday, during the Rebels’ NCAA Tournament...

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FINAL: Raptors 123, Thunder 114 (OT)

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Like usual, Big 12 leads other leagues in NCAA Tournament participation

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King leads Western Montana to rout of OCU in NAIA title game

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OU basketball: Q&A with Lon Kruger on 25th anniversary of Florida Final Four

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The expansion of the NCAA Tournament has diluted March Madness

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In March 1993, Billy Tubbs’ Sooners went to Kansas City with a 19-10 record and lost 69-55 to Iowa State in the Big Eight Tournament quarterfinals. Those Sooners went 7-7 in a loaded Big Eight, tied for fifth. OU played a really good...

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OSU softball weekend recap: Cowgirls reach 20-win mark during up-and-down weekend

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OU golf finishes third, OSU fourth in separate tournaments

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Michael Fulmer may require season-ending surgery

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OU basketball: Jamuni McNeace questionable for NCAA Tournament

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Why Oklahoma high school hoops needs to add a third state weekend

SportsMar 15, 2019

Sometime after the first couple gold balls had been handed out last Saturday, my good fortune dawned on me. Norman and Norman North had played for the Class 6A girls basketball crown, and the game was close until the end. The Class 5A boys...

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Want to know why Nick Collison's number is being retired? It's the Thunder Way

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New NET rankings help bracketologists

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OU basketball: Jamuni McNeace questionable for NCAA Tournament

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No. 9 seed Oklahoma to play No. 8 Ole Miss in NCAA Tournament first round

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OSU football: Chuba Hubbard feeling good after having 'work done' on knee in offseason

SportsMar 15, 2019

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard had hoped to return to his first love over the winter. A three-time Canadian champion in the 100-meter dash, Hubbard looked forward to getting back on the track following the Cowboys’...

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Final NCAA Tournament projections: OU in Des Moines

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Unless one of Russell Westbrook's technical fouls is rescinded before Monday, the Thunder point guard will be suspended for the...

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Iowa State romps past Kansas 78-66 to win Big 12 tourney title

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NCAA Tournament projections: Do the Sooners fall to Dayton?

The bubble stayed secure most of Saturday, until Oregon walloped Washington; which will be the odd team out?

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Offense was awful for the Thunder against Golden State

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Russell Westbrook faces one-game suspension unless technical foul is rescinded

Unless one of Russell Westbrook's technical fouls is rescinded before Monday, the Thunder point guard will be suspended for the...

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OU basketball: Who Sooners and other bubble teams should root for on conference tournament Saturday

Here’s who the Sooners and other bubble teams should be rooting for Saturday to make sure they’re part of the 68-team field.

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NCAA Tournament: Location, crowds help Dayton keep a grip on the First Four

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OU football: Ronnie Perkins adjusting to slightly different role in Alex Grinch's defense

SportsMar 10, 2019

NORMAN — In film sessions during his first days as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator, Alex Grinch pulled up film from his time at Washington State. Ronnie Perkins focused in on Frankie Luvu, the Cougars’ rush linebacker in 2017. He watched...

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Could Sooners end up in Des Moines?

The NCAA basketball committee sweats over selections and seeds, but the site assignments are done quite rapidly and orderly

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OU women's gymnastics: Brenna Dowell's 10 helps vault No. 1 Sooners over No. 11 Alabama

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Does the NCAA basketball committee want to make history by taking a .500 team?

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Oklahoma signee Jalen Hill was named boy's basketball Gatorade State Player of the Year in Nevada on Friday.

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