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Championship window might be closing for Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The future looks bright for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s unclear how long it will stay that way.That may sound strange looking at the talented trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka — all 26 or younger — and even younger talents Reggie Jackson and Steven Adams on the rise.The franchise has its usual expectation of making a deep playoff run. No surprise there, not after trips to the Western Conference Finals...

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Oklahoma Sooners in odd spot in Big 12 race

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is in an unfamiliar situation, seemingly out of Big 12 Conference title discussion in October.Two missed field goals, a blocked extra point and an interception return for a touchdown by Kansas State hurt the Sooners in a 31-30 loss on Saturday. The result almost certainly knocked No. 17 Oklahoma (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) from national-title contention and most likely from conference championship consideration.As they entered a bye week Monday,...

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Oklahoma St. sues former assistant at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Who’s calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns this season? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out.Wickline’s former employer has sued him in Payne County, Oklahoma, seeking nearly $600,000 it says he owes the school. Wickline this week countersued in Austin, saying Oklahoma State has caused him injury and mental anguish and is trying to interfere with his Texas contract.Wickl...

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Bruins traveling to take on Keota’s power run

The Caddo Bruins will make a 130-mile trek to Keota to take on the undefeated Lions tonight.Last week, Caddo dropped to 3-4 on the season and 3-3 in district play on a 58-34 loss to the Weleetka Outlaws. That was the second-most points scored on Weleetka (5-2). Only Keota has scored more against the Outlaws, defeating Weleetka 50-6 on its own field in the second game of the season.“It’s hard to come back from down 20 against anyone,” Caddo head coach Je...

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British government wants an NFL team in London

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants an NFL team based in London.George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can “to make this happen.”The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007, and this season there are three games on the schedule. But they haven’t yet announced any plans to put a team permanently in the Brit...

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Lions square off against Skiatook

Just how cruel can the football gods be?When the Durant Lions travel to the far northern reaches of Oklahoma on Friday night to play a tough 6-1 Skiatook team, the Lions will be playing with one paw tied behind its back.Seems like a plague of injuries have fallen upon the Lions season. Six of the Durant’s offensive starters, who played in week one, won’t be playing this Friday night.The latest injury was to quarterback/linebacker Layton Tubbs. His ...

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Southeastern Homecoming is here

There is always a lot of stuff happening during Southeastern’s Homecoming celebrations and this there will be even more.You’ve seen the schedule and know everything starts with this evening’s Night at the Museum.You also know the Whang Bang Golf Tournament tees off Friday morning at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club on Lake Texoma. The popular tournament is filling as you read, so hurry and get online and get registered. There are usually a few spots available...

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Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined a loud, tiebreaking single in the sixth to send the Royals past the San Francisco Giants 7-2, tying things up at one game apiece.“I felt like...

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Southeastern volleyball downs Lions

COMMERCE, Texas - Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20 kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce, Texas.The win lifts the team to 13-11 overall heading into Saturday’s Great American Conference matchup with Northwestern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.The performance was Gentle’s second 20-plus kill outing of the season and 16th double0digit performance as she hit .357 for ...

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DMS football squads get road victories on Monday night

MADILL – Durant’s middle school football squads each rolled to impressive victories on the road Monday night with the seventh grade posting a 22-6 triumph and the eighth grade a 37-0 whitewashing.Each team returns home Thursday, hosting Shawnee starting at 5 p.m.Seventh gradeAfter a slow start, the Lions finally got things rolling behind a hard-nosed rushing attack fueled by Isaiah Wright’s two touchdowns and 120 yards on the...

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Silo Cross Country wins 2A Regionals

Silo Boys Cross Country took first place at the Class 2A Regional Championships Saturday in Velma.“The boys have been working hard all season for this opportunity,” said coach Bobbie Pratt.The Rebels were led by sophomore Dylan Gaskill (18:40) who placed seventh out of the 91 competitors. Junior Lukas Long ran a 19:09, which earned him 11th overall. He was followed by senior Cody Shelton, who came in 12th with a 19:10. Fourteenth place was taken by junior Tre...

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