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The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced it is planning to continue with sports as scheduled during a Zoom press conference on Thursday.

McAlester Public Schools Athletic Director John Homer eagerly anticipates the return of athletics this fall — but outlined protocols and paperwork that must be completed before a student can participate in activities.




OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City begins play in the NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas. Just in time, the Thunder know who’ll be available to put on the floor.

If you’re going to follow the NBA in depth, you’re going to have to get used to a coterie of expert witnesses, because there’s just too many moving parts to consider, too much to understand, too many plates to keep in the air.

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