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Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term ‘rebuilding’

The words rebuilding and tanking don’t sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. Presti has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City’s two best players, All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook He says he is looking forward to the challenges ahead. He believes Chris Paul will help accelerate the transition.

Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ is a classic for modern audiences

For the modern American masses, a play like “Oklahoma!” might not hold wide appeal without promises of stark, modernizing changes. That was the route taken with its recent Broadway revival, and that’s the route taken by most new productions of Western genre stories in television and film. Today’s audiences want their tales of American mythic landscapes to take on a grittier, revisionist sensibility with harder violence and updated political and social themes.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin Durant, James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Paul George and others are all gone. Now Westbrook is too after an 11-year career with the franchise. The Thunder rebuild includes multiple first-round draft picks, but it will take time.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden. The Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons.

Oklahoma judge denies motion to end case against drugmaker

An Oklahoma judge decided Monday the state’s ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson can move forward, rejecting the company’s argument that the state failed to prove its public-nuisance claim.

UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title

Kinsley Washington’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted UCLA past Oklahoma 5-4, and the Bruins won the championship series 2-0. It is UCLA’s 13th national title and first since 2010.

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles away, authorities said Sunday.

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

Authorities say a tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a Tulsa suburb more than 100 miles away.

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway.