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Is the OKC Thunder title worthy?

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Back to the future: How a healthy Thunder will go all the way by Mark Rodgers Sports Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – We’ve grown spoiled by deep playoff runs around here lately. The Thunder have dominated the late spring and early summer landscape, not only in sports but the entire culture of OKC. Watching these NBA […]

OCU to Host First Round NAIA Baseball Championship

Connor Lynch, catcher for the OCU Stars, will help the school seek another NAIA Baseball championship. Opening round bracket games will be held May 12-15 at Jim Wade Stadium. Photo Provided

Staff Report Oklahoma City University hosts the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Oklahoma City Bracket on May 12-15 at Jim Wade Stadium. The NAIA selected Oklahoma City as an Opening Round host for the sixth time in seven years. The Stars will seek a 15th NAIA World Series bid as the nine winners from the […]

Presti presses reset button

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By Mark Rodgers The case of Scott Brooks is a curious one. Hard to comprehend for some. Easy to see for others. The longtime assistant rescued the Thunder from the depths of 2009 P.J. Carlesimo hell. The changes were immediately noticed. Brooks soothing style and player friendly demeanor picked up at 1-12 and 30 months […]

Losses & Wins & Injuries, O My! How Thunder Can Get Better

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By Mark Rodgers Bummer. No more NBA in OKC for six months. And what a previous six months’ journey it has been. While we were lost in the glory of the early college football season, KD’s foot fractured, Reggie Jackson fractured the team’s chemistry and a once promising bench produced less offense than a third […]

In football battle of city high schools, U.S. Grant edges Seeworth Academy

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – In a classic defensive struggle between two city schools, the U.S. Grant Generals emerged victorious over the tenacious Eagles of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy. The contest was closer than the 19-6 final margin might indicate. Grant took the kickoff to a fast start, with Cesar Payen […]

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant: Power and principle, strength and humility, skill and wisdom

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  by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 1,000 readers across varied platforms posting or publishing my work viewed a question I posed on Facebook: “Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City?” A few dozen wrote in response. Answers were uniformly positive about the Thunder basketball star, leading with the […]

Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City?

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

  A new question to readers, from Pat McGuigan: In one sentence of 15 words or less (one word answer is ok): Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City? Why or why not? Please send your responses to: sports@city-sentinel.com

Appreciating Kevin Durant: OKC’s MVP (most valuable person) and the power of words

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – I was not initially enthusiastic about the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA franchise formerly known as the Sonics. I oppose the tax givebacks and special incentives that accompany professional sports ownership these days. Still, daily reading and watching most playoff matches these past few years […]

Dialogue Institute dinner to honor Kevin Durant and others for community service

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This will be the 10th year the Dialogue Institute has held […]

Kevin Cox gains induction into McGuinness Atheltic Hall, joined by James P. Kelly, Thomas C. Wolf, M.D., and Sarah Jane Connelly Lyssy

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City will induct four alumni at a gala ceremony on October 19 in the Commons assembly area at the school on N. Francis Avenue. Former state Rep. Kevin Cox, class of 1968, is among the […]

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