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Scott Cross remembers a run of practices as his Texas-Arlington basketball team readied for a foreign tour between forward Kevin Hervey’s freshman and sophomore seasons.

When “Mr. Thunder” premiered a week ago at deadCenter Film Festival, it was immediately evident why an outdoor venue was chosen. The 9 p.m. screening on the Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City drew enough people to fill two or more movie theaters.

The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. This week will go over the wings. Monday's player is Steven Adams:

OKLAHOMA CITY — Of all the mind-altering moves Russell Westbrook made Friday night, the most important play for the Oklahoma City Thunder came from Steven Adams and Carmelo Anthony. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — In his day-before-media-day and two-days-before-training-camp-begins press conference, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti broke some news about his star player, but it wasn't the news he wanted to break.

SAN ANTONIO – The Tulsa Drillers wrapped up the longest road trip of the season Sunday night with a 5-1 loss in San Antonio. With the defeat, the Drillers finished the 10-game trip with a 4-6 record.

Enyel De Los Santos allowed just one hit over eight innings, leading the San Antonio Missions over the Tulsa Drillers in a 3-1 win on Saturday.

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league’s leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.

TULSA 3, CORPUS CHRISTI 1 —  Peter O’Brien hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the Drillers to a win on Tuesday.


Sequoyah-Tahlequah grad and former Northeastern State University standout Ryan Helsley has been promoted to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, according to multiple reports.


Former Tahlequah High School student and wrestler Hayden Harris has his mind set on his passion, bull riding.

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn perhaps nine-figure paydays while fight fans will be charged $100 to watch on TV in high def and can’t get into the arena for anything less than a $500 face value ticket —if they’re lucky.

AP – Enjoying a career renaissance deep into her 30s, despite dealing with an energy-sapping disease, Williams rode a strong serve that produced eight aces, imposing returns and her court coverage of old to a 6-3, 7-5 victory over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, edging close…

TULSA – The Tulsa Drillers blanked Midland 6-0 Monday night to complete a three-game sweep of the RockHounds at ONEOK Field. The game marked the end of a six-game homestand in which the Drillers compiled a 5-1 record and improved their second-half mark to 12-6. The win allowed first-place Tu…

Venus Williams' publicist says the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the Grand Slam tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle.

TULSA – The Tulsa Drillers will be returning to ONEOK Field for their first post-All-Star Game homestand following a six-game road trip. They will face a pair of South Division rivals for the final time in this year's regular season with the Frisco RoughRiders and the Midland RockHounds comi…

Erin Hills made its debut as a U.S. Open course Thursday with a most gracious welcome for Rickie Fowler, who matched the record to par in the opening round with a 7-under 65 on the longest course in major championship history.

With the first half of the Texas League season quickly winding down, the Tulsa Drillers have decided to play their best baseball of the season at the perfect time.

Only 12 hours after playing an epic, 14-inning game that featured a near record number of strikeouts, the Tulsa Drillers and San Antonio Missions were back on the field Wednesday afternoon at Nelson Wolfe Stadium.

The Tulsa Drillers will be returning to ONEOK Field this weekend for a short, 4-game homestand where they will face the Arkansas Travelers

TULSA – For seven innings Monday afternoon, the Tulsa Drillers struggled to generate much of an offensive attack, but that changed in a big way in the eighth inning with some help from the Springfield Cardinals. Trailing 3-1, the Drillers erupted for eight runs in that pivotal eighth inning …

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final day of the NFL draft began with an impromptu rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” by former Philadelphia star safety Brian Dawkins and ended with a player who was far from irrelevant in college being picked last.

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