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Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle, right, shoots over Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (0) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Doolittle's 19 points lead Oklahoma past No. 22 Texas Tech

Feb. 26, 2020 12:33 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma provided a much-needed boost to its NCAA Tournament resume with a 65-51 win over No. 22 Texas Tech on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kristian Doolittle scored 19 points and Brady Manek added 15 as the Sooners (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) snapped a three-game losing streak. ...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Adam Mokoka during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Schroder helps Thunder top Bulls 124-122

Feb. 25, 2020 11:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to close games on the road, the Oklahoma City Thunder like their chances. It helps to have a pair of guards like Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder. Schroder scored 21 points and made a huge defensive play in the fourth quarter, helping the Thunder top the Chicago Bulls 124-122 on...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

Feb. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session. It was easy to see why. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Spurs...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) reaches for a rebound with Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, rear, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chris Paul scores 29 points, leads Thunder past Nuggets

Feb. 22, 2020 12:09 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul lectured his teammates on the importance of handling their business after the All-Star break, then he showed them how to do it. Paul scored 29 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 113-101 on Friday night. The Thunder entered the night sixth in the...

Oklahoma AG to dismiss federal opioid case, refile in state

Feb. 21, 2020 4:43 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said Friday he plans to dismiss the state's lawsuit against three opioid distributors that has been moved to federal court and refile new lawsuits in state court. Hunter said the move comes after McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul reacts after the team's win in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Houston. Chris Paul is an All-Star for the first time since 2016, and the Thunder are firmly in the playoff race. Neither scenario seemed likely when the Thunder traded Russell Westbrook for Paul this past summer. Many are shocked, but Paul is almost dismissive when asked how it all has happened. His rejuvenation and leadership at age 34 have helped him make the most of a situation that appeared to be undesirable.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

Feb. 20, 2020 9:31 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul gets annoyed when the topic of the Thunder’s “surprising” success comes up. Expectations for Oklahoma City were low for many after an offseason during which the Thunder collected draft picks, traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul and...

Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2020, file photo from the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsend. Townsend, accused of striking a group of suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes with his speeding pickup truck, faces an additional manslaughter charge after the death of a third student. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, filed a third charge of manslaughter against 57-year-old Max Leroy Townsend, in addition to a third count of leaving the scene of a fatality accident. Eighteen-year-old Kolby Crum died Saturday, Feb. 15. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Driver who hit Oklahoma runners gets 3rd manslaughter charge

Feb. 18, 2020 6:40 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of striking a group of suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes with his speeding pickup truck faces an additional manslaughter charge after the death of a third student. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a third charge of manslaughter against 57-year-old Max...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a scene where a vehicle hit several Moore High School students in Moore, Okla. A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Third student-runner who was struck by speeding truck dies

Feb. 15, 2020 1:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. Crum was among seven...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...