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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates the team's win with guard Dennis Schroder in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over struggling Rockets

Jan. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 27 points in the first half against his former team, Chris Paul was on the bench during a big Oklahoma City run in the fourth quarter when a Thunder fan began yelling at coach Billy Donovan to put the veteran guard back in the game. Paul turned to the man and gave him a look...

Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, right, speaks during a service at the Vernon American Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, as the Rev. Robert Turner looks on at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

Jan. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and the city’s thriving African...

Kyle Larson finally wins elusive Chili Bowl in 13th try

Jan. 19, 2020 8:59 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Larson scored one of the biggest victories of his career by ending an 0-for-12 streak to finally win the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Larson passed Christopher Bell with 17 laps in Saturday night's main event to end his frustrating streak of futility and deny Bell a fourth...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari,...

Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) passes the ball as TCU's Desmond Bane (1) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Manek lights it up in Oklahoma's 83-63 win over TCU

Jan. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Brady Manek made his home in the corner. Oklahoma’s junior forward found plenty of opportunities for his favorite shot — the corner 3-pointer — on Saturday against TCU and took advantage. Manek scored a career-high 31 points to help the Sooners to an 83-63 home win over the Horned Frogs....

Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) ties up the ball with Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Baylor defeated Oklahoma State 75-68. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

No. 2 Baylor wins 14th straight, tops Oklahoma State 75-68

Jan. 18, 2020 4:30 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Trailing by double digits well into the second half, Baylor’s seniors helped lead the rally. Freddie Gillespie had 17 points, four rebounds and four blocks and Devonte Bandoo scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 2 Baylor rally past Oklahoma State 75-68...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Nunn's 22 points lead Heat past Thunder, 115-108

Jan. 17, 2020 11:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kendrick Nunn continues to make good things happen for the Miami Heat. The rookie guard scored 22 points to help the Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night. Nunn, the two-time Eastern Conference rookie of the month, was coming off a 33-point effort Wednesday in a...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket in front of Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Thunder center Steven Adams out vs. Heat with injured knee

Jan. 17, 2020 7:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder center Steven Adams will miss Friday's game against the Miami Heat. Adams left Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors with a right knee contusion. He is averaging 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Nerlens Noel, who missed the previous six games with a...

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play -- men and women

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys try to spring the upset — which is certainly possible...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo medical marijuana dispensary owner Chance Gilbert displays some of the marijuana he's grown at the Oklahoma Roots dispensary in Shawnee, Okla. Legislators in neighboring Kansas expect to have their most serious debate so far on legalizing marijuana for medical uses, partly because conservative Missouri and Oklahoma already have approved it. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy, File)

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

Jan. 17, 2020 1:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling high hopes for advocates who have been stymied by the state's prohibitionist roots and Republican-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill...