BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony will think about a weekend-opening game against Miami when he heads to practice Thursday.
BOSTON — Consider Boston coach Brad Stevens amongst the people impressed with Russell Westbrook’s athleticism.
Oklahoma assistant Chris Crutchfield remembers watching a skinny Trae Young put up 3-pointers as a freshman at Norman North. Then, it never occurred to him that this player would declare for the NBA draft after just one college season.
Mark Andrews caught a few passes inside the Everest Training Center on Oklahoma’s campus last week, under the watchful glances of television cameras and NFL scouts.
NORMAN — One day at Norman High, Trae Young was shooting hoops with Mokan Elite teammate Michael Porter Jr. as they prepared for their senior years of high school.
BOSTON — Russell Westbrook sat out one game last year. It took until the Thunder were locked into sixth place in the Western Conference with only a couple games remaining in the season.
One of the most unpredictable, bracket-busting starts to the NCAA Tournament in recent memory wasn’t enough to derail the nation’s top college basketball conference.
Jon Littell and Carson Teel have been friends and teammates for a long time, and Saturday they came up clutch for the Oklahoma State baseball team.
Anybody who is a race fan will tell you a significant part of the race experience is hearing and feeling the horsepower generated by the cars on the track. It's as much a part of the atmosphere as the bumper-to-bumper, too close-for-comfort, door-to-door action that comes with short dirt track racing.
Though one Oklahoma team famously lost 9 of 11 games to end its season just recently, another one is heading the other way just as quickly.
PITTSBURGH — As Oklahoma guard Trae Young subbed back into Thursday's NCAA tournament loss against Rhode Island, coach Lon Kruger shouted a friendly reminder.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Shaina Pellington’s gray expression matched the concrete hallway she stood in deep within Texas A&M’s Reed Arena, just moments removed from Oklahoma’s last stand.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder coach Billy Donovan spent much of last year’s final two months discussing a tedious topic: integrating new players into a roster.
Those who join the 4-year old squad — which competes in the Women's Xtreme Football League — will be added to a competitive group that played for a league title in just their second year of existence.
In Oklahoma’s postgame press conference following what became the Sooners’ ninth loss in 11 games to end the season — an 83-78 setback to to the mighty Rhode Island Rams — point guard Trae Young was a bit all over the map.
Following Thursday’s Oklahoma State’s NFL Pro Day, Mason Rudolph exuded a confidence rarely seen during his four years as a Cowboy.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Two years ago, Trae Young cried as Norman North lost in the state championship game. Consumed with the defeat, he turned to his coaches and teammates for support.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder coach Billy Donovan won two national championships while coaching at the University of Florida, but those came long after his first NCAA Tournament memory.
When Charles Barkley and Jay Bilas pontificate, I typically pay no attention. But when Dick Vitale speaks, my ears perk up. And when all three are in agreement, you know something’s up.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder had a subtle Jerami Grant problem last year and for the first part of this season. As long, flashy and athletic as Grant is, as vicious as his blocks and dunks have been during his two years with Oklahoma City, the Thunder weren’t winning when he played.
NORMAN — Gabbi Ortiz is one of Oklahoma’s most emotional players, with a mixed-bag of contorted facial expressions and fist pumps queued up for big moments on the court.
At 6-foot-7, 310 pounds Zach Crabtree would compare in size with many of the offensive linemen looking for a spot in the NFL. But it’s not just about size.