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Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to this three-point play against Kansas in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)

No. 2 Baylor takes unbeaten record to Oklahoma State

Jan. 21, 2021 2:18 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The Big 12's best team this season faces off with arguably its best player on Saturday when second-ranked Baylor heads to Oklahoma State, where the Bears (13-0, 6-0) will try to shut down the Cowboys' Cade Cunningham. The likely NBA...

A Sri Lankan airport worker stands next to a thermal scanner inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Sri Lanka's tourism minister said that the airports in the country will be reopened for tourists according to health guidelines from Jan.21. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka reopens tourism after 10-month closing

Jan. 20, 2021 11:56 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government’s action Thursday is seen as an effort to revive the island nation’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the...

Oklahoma State forward Natasha Mack (4) knocks the ball away from Baylor center Queen Egbo (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Ursin has 20 points, No. 9 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 77-58

Jan. 20, 2021 10:33 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor returned to its typical dominance against Oklahoma State. Moon Ursin scored 20 points and the ninth-ranked Lady Bears recovered from a rare loss to beat the Cowgirls 77-58 on Wednesday night. Baylor had won 61 straight at home before falling to Iowa State on Saturday. That...

Oklahoma State's Gundy among 6 in Oklahoma Sports HOF class

Jan. 20, 2021 9:23 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy will be one of six inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday. Gundy, who took over at Oklahoma State in 2005, has a record of 137-67-0, and his Cowboys have made 15...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic.  The

No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

Jan. 20, 2021 5:54 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons was “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. His team was so confident in a pardon that they had readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is serving...

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Jokic scores 27 in 3 quarters, Nuggets rout Thunder 119-101

Jan. 20, 2021 12:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was split in his opinion over which play stood out more. The candidates: Facundo Campazzo's backward, between-the-legs pass to Monte Morris for a layup, and Bol Bol turning in a coast-to-coast dribbling clinic, punctuated by the 7-foot-2 center's slam. “Both are...

Joens makes go-ahead shot, No. 24 Iowa St. women top Sooners

Jan. 19, 2021 10:15 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had 32 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and her go-ahead layup with 10.2 seconds left helped No. 24 Iowa State get past shorthanded Oklahoma 64-63 on Tuesday night. The Cyclones (10-4, 6-1 Big 12 Conference) have won eight of their last nine, including a 75-71 victory...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

Oklahoma guard Elijah Harkless, right, and Kansas State guard DaJuan Gordon reach for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Harmon, Harkless lead Oklahoma to 76-50 win over K-State

Jan. 19, 2021 8:48 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — De’Vion Harmon scored 16 points, Elijah Harkless had eight points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals and Oklahoma beat Kansas State 76-50 on Tuesday night, handing the Wildcats their fifth-straight loss. Oklahoma closed the first half on a 15-2 run — with nine...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The attack on the U.S. Capitol by an angry mob of President Donald Trump's supporters shocked many Americans who thought such a violent assault by their fellow countrymen wasn't possible. But Timothy McVeigh's hatred of the federal government led him to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City over 25 years earlier, on April 19, 1995, and killed 168 people. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Capitol attack stirs memories of Oklahoma bombing

Jan. 19, 2021 5:11 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol by an angry mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters shocked many Americans who thought such a violent assault by their fellow countrymen wasn’t possible. But for Oklahoma City bombing survivor Dennis Purifoy, the Capitol assault was a...