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Back on attack

Fans Thunder up even more loudly and proudly after an announcement that Russell Westbrook is back in the game.


Sports

Andrew Gilman
DeeAnna Igleheart sat near the front row Sunday night in Oklahoma City, waiting for the Thunder to play its first home game of the season.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stay positive

Coming off its greatest regular-season NBA accomplishment and worst post-season disappointment, injured superballer Russell Westbrook and the Thunder exude optimism for its sixth season.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Russell Westbrook flashed his trademark smile while getting peppered with questions from reporters.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I love this par

The best in women’s collegiate golf come together to tee up for the Toby Keith Foundation.


Sports

Louis Fowler
Moore-raised country music mainstay Toby Keith might be singing the praises of red Solo cups as of late, but his wife, Tricia Covel, can’t keep herself off the green.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kick asana

Eighty-six-year-old guru BNS Iyengar holds his first-ever U.S. workshop in Norman.


Sports

Jenn Scott
Sri BNS Iyengar
9 a.m. Wednesday-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29
Ashtanga Yoga Studio
120 E. Tonhawa St., Norman
ashtangayogastudio.com
$45-$1080


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doubting Pokes

Oklahoma State supporters are fighting back against Sports Illustrated’s allegations of improper payments, academic misconduct, drug abuse and inappropriate sexual conduct.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Like the apostle Thomas, the skeptic who refused to believe in the resurrection without seeing it firsthand, supporters of Oklahoma State University’s embattled football program are fighting back against allegations reported by Sports Illustrated in its five-part series, The Dirty Game.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Serious play

Kickball leagues make a comeback across the metro area.


Sports

Tim Farley
Remember playing kickball as a kid on the school playground with the big red ball?
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Big lessons, little packages

Touchtone Youth Project brings together underserved local youth with willing area mentors to help both reach new heights together.


Sports

Liz Blood
Housed in the grain silos just south of Bricktown is Rocktown Climbing Gym, a one-stop-shop for sport climbing.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ball control

Two soccer team operators battle for the honor of being OKC’s favorite football club.


Sports

Murray Evans
Two well-known local sports operators — Prodigal and Sold Out Strategies — find themselves on opposite sides. Prodigal, led by owner Bob Funk Jr., plans to bring a USL Pro team to the city that will start play next year.The United Soccer League and North American Soccer League (NASL) each eye Oklahoma City with a potential for a thriving professional franchise, one that someday could play at the highest level of the sport in North America.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Joint celebration

Two metro organizations combine their efforts to raise support for amputees.


Sports

Moose Tyler
Blaze 5K
6:45 a.m. Saturday
Chesapeake Boathouse
725 S. Lincoln Blvd.
limbsforlife.org
605-5462
$25-$30

 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Going up


Sports

Andrew Gilman
The sky — attached to a harness — seems to be the limit for Chloe Massenat, a 13-year-old champion rock climber and seventh-grader at Classen School of Advanced Studies. In her future is a trip to Canada, and in her recent past is a national title.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outlaw attitude

Minor league football returns to town with the Bounty Hunters’ arrival.


Sports

Dean Anderson
OKC Bounty Hunters vs. DC Reign
4 p.m. Saturday
Putnam City Stadium
5300 N.W. 50th
okcbountyhunters.com
896-8300
$5-$7

 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The sporting life

A newly established sports consortium is tasked with helping OKC leaders pursue various sporting events to bring to the city.


Sports

Tim Farley
Bringing the Summer X Games or a Grand Prix race to the metro area would receive top priority from the Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium, a not-for-profit advisory group formed earlier this year.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tennis, anyone?

Planned renovations of the OKC Tennis Center aim to boost the sport’s popularity for inner-city youth.


Sports

Tim Farley
Year-round tennis is no longer exclusive to Oklahoma City’s country-club set. Beginning next fall, public-park players — many of them inner-city youngsters — will be able to practice and play regardless of weather conditions.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Disc connect

Ultimate Frisbee is soaring to new heights in the metro, as evidenced by the growth of a summer league.


Sports

Mark Beutler
The Frisbee has been around for decades, but enthusiasts have taken it to new heights in recent years with the game of Ultimate Frisbee. This year marks the third annual Oklahoma City Ultimate Summer League, with the season beginning June 6 and going through July 25.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Walk for Williams


Sports

Alyssa Grimley
Walk for Williams
4 p.m. Saturday
Stars & Stripes Park
3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive
walk4williams.org
473-4514
$20-$50
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
 
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