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Sonics owners’ intentions to move revealed in e-mail messages

Seattle SuperSonics team owners actively discussed moving the team to Oklahoma City shortly after purchasing the franchise in 2006, contrary to statements made by the owners and Oklahoma City officials, according to a court document filed in New York federal court. The city of Seattle is suing the ownership team, Professional Basketball Club LLC, to

Incentive program may be used to attract Sonics talent

A state program that has helped hundreds of companies retain more than half a billion dollars in tax rebates for creating jobs in Oklahoma may be used to lure pro basketball stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant to the state. But some lawmakers have serious questions about the proposal. In 1993, the state enacted

OU’s Sam Bradford proved skeptics wrong in QB role

When Sam Bradford arrived in Norman as part of the University of Oklahoma’s 2006 recruiting class, almost all of the stories produced about the team’s incoming crop of talent mentioned the Putnam City North signal caller merely as an afterthought, destined to spend his time at OU dwelling at the bottom of the depth chart.

Personal trainers can help battle winter bulge

Among the rites of spring, the tradition of trying to chisel off extra winter weight in time to squeeze into a bathing suit is as inevitable as seasonal allergies. Personal trainers can be a good way for the exercise-averse to find a routine they can enjoy ” or at least live with. “When you’re trying

Fight nights are back as boxing returns to Remington Park

Lightweight division newcomer Noah Zuhdi has history on his side. The Norman law student and boxing hopeful boasts strong family ties to the sport of pugilism, starting out his career with former World Boxing Association lightweight champion Sean O’Grady in his camp. Zuhdi’s second professional fight will be part of the newest incarnation of “Tuesday

Spring marks busy time for sports fans

We are on the eve of tipping off three fortnights of phenomenal sports entertainment, with a little something for everyone. That’s heaven for sports fans, crammed into 45 magnificent, fun-filled days. Holy cow! March 20The 2008 Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship gets underway in all of its glory. It all wraps up with the Final Four

Sports consultant urges city to approve tax for NBA

One of the architects of the first MAPS project has a simple message for Oklahoma City on the upcoming sales-tax extension vote: Seize the moment.   Rick Horrow, chief executive officer of Horrow Sports Ventures, a sports business consulting company in Miami, Fla., spoke before a luncheon crowd hosted by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

City leaders say NBA vote is best hope to secure team

Oklahoma City businessman and Seattle SuperSonics ownership group leader Clay Bennett wants to bring the NBA team to Oklahoma City. But is it a lock that if Tuesday’s sales-tax extension passes, Oklahoma City gets a team? “We have applied to relocate to Oklahoma City. That is specific in our application,” Bennett told Oklahoma Gazette. “You

First sign of hope for black golfers shone in tiny Oklahoma town

More than 30 years before Tiger Woods captured his first PGA title, a little-known golfer named Pete Brown rolled into the tiny Oklahoma town of Burneyville and made history. The 29-year-old Mississippi native bested a tournament-tested field at the 1964 Waco Turner Open. What’s so significant about the final results of some little golf tournament

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