Industry News

Watch: Thunder fans give Enes Kanter standing ovation

Watch: Thunder fans give Enes Kanter standing ovation

OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma City Thunder player was welcomed back to the Sooner State with a standing ovation and cheers from fans. On Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the New York Knicks inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. As the two teams prepared to meet on the court for the first time this season, Thunder fans also anxiously awaited the return of a beloved former Thunder player- Enes Kanter. The crowd gave Kanter a standing ovation for his return to Loud City. @okcthunder fans showed @Enes_Kanter love in his return to @ChesapeakeArena — FOX Sports Oklahoma (@FOXSportsOK) November 15, 2018 The hilarious relationship between ‘Stache Bros’ Enes Kanter and Steven Adams continued immediately after Kanter got on the court. Kanter put his hand on Adams’ side, and Adams slapped it away. Kanter simply laughed and asked the ref, “Did you see that?” Enes Kanter enters to a huge ovation and puts his hand on Steven Adams' side, and Adams immediately slaps it away. Kanter smiles and looks at the ref, "Did you see that?" — Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 15, 2018 The Thunder put on its most complete performance of the season in their 128-103 win over the Knicks. After the game was over, the Stache Bros reunited for an adorable photo.
Floyd Mayweather on Tenshin Nasukawa Fight: ‘We’re Gonna Make It Happen’

Floyd Mayweather on Tenshin Nasukawa Fight: ‘We’re Gonna Make It Happen’

TMZ Sports provided comments from the undefeated five-division world champion, who noted the sides are "gonna make it happen" despite rumors of the fight's demise. "It's a no-brainer," Mayweather said. "Just because I'm retired from boxing, I still make appearances worldwide and make a ton of money." He added: "Rules? It's gonna be a little boxing exhibition. No kicking. "This was my last fight tonight," Mayweather told reporters. Tonight was my last fight. The Japanese featherweight kickboxing star's comments made it sound like he was preparing for a sanctioned bout. Nobody has defeated my opponent in the past, and I'd like to be the man who makes history.
Bill Haisten: ‘A good marriage’ of former OSU assistants Dana Holgorsen and Joe Wickline

Bill Haisten: ‘A good marriage’ of former OSU assistants Dana Holgorsen and Joe Wickline

His third-year offensive line coach is Joe Wickline, who coached Cowboy offensive linemen in 2005-13. From a personality standpoint, Holgorsen and Wickline are polarized. While Holgorsen might say anything, Wickline is content to say nothing at all. At OSU, while Wickline would arrive at the office before sunrise, Holgorsen would roll in sometime around 9:30 a.m. From a 2016 blog I wrote about Holgorsen and Wickline: “Holgorsen was a fun-loving product of Texas Tech’s Air Raid culture, while the quiet, no-nonsense Wickline was committed to coaching lines known for run-game excellence. I have vivid memories of January-February 2010, and wondering whether Holgorsen and Wickline might actually throw chairs at each other during meetings.” There was no conflict. “Maybe it’s the oddness that makes the chemistry work so well. I understand him. With Gundy doubling as head coach and offensive coordinator, the Cowboy offense stumbled to the finish line of the 2009 season. They averaged 44.2 points while ranking third nationally in total offense and second in passing. Hunter rushed for 1,548 yards.
Enes Kanter receives massive ovation from Thunder home crowd

Enes Kanter receives massive ovation from Thunder home crowd

The Oklahoma City Thunder love them some Enes Kanter. While Kanter certainly endeared himself to the Oklahoma City fan base with his strong play with the franchise, it was also his smack talk of Kevin Durant following his departure from OKC that made him a massive fan favorite in the area. Via an interview with ESPN's Royce Young. Kanter doesn't like how Durant decided to leave the Thunder in 2016: "With Durant, of course there was a beef with [Russell] Westbrook when he came back [to Oklahoma City]. In the end I understand it's a business. I don't think he'll ever get the respect he wants because of how he did it." He also went a step further in saying how Durant's Golden State Warriors have ruined the league. They didn't do anything illegal. You look back in the day with what happened with Chris Paul, the league didn't let him go to the Lakers. Durant may not be a big fan of Kanter, but Oklahoma City will always be.
Men’s Gym Adds Two For 2019

Men’s Gym Adds Two For 2019

"They've been at Cypress Academy and we've had a lot of success with those guys. We expect nothing less from Jack Freeman and Lazarus Barnhill." 2018 RD761 Gymnastics Invitational, Katy, Texas - 1st-AA, PH, PB, HB; 2nd-VT, FX, SR (17 Div.) 2017 P&G Championships, Anaheim, Calif. 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 4th-AA (JE 16) 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 1st-PH; T2-HB; 3rd-PB (JE 16) OU head coach Mark Williams on Lazarus: "Lazarus Barnhill is a junior national team member and has competed at the Pacific Rim Championships and has been to some pretty big international meets, too. He’s been real consistent as an all-arounder, as well." - 5th-FX(T); 8th-VT (17-18) 2018 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 2nd-VT, HB; 5th-AA; 7th-FX; 8th-SR(T) (JE L10 Age 17) 2018 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - (Jr. 2017 P&G Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 2nd-HB; 3rd-FX; 6th-VT(T); 9th-AA (15-16) 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 3rd-FX, 3rd.-Vault (JE 16) 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 10th-AA (JE 16) 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships Oklahoma City, Ok - 2nd-HB, VT: 5th AA OU head coach Mark Williams on Jack: "We're excited to have Jack Freeman sign with the Sooners. We’ve seen tremendous potential from him. He’s a guy that’s been really good on floor, vault and high bar. For updates and more information on Oklahoma men's gymnastics, follow the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram (@OU_MGymnastics) and like Oklahoma Men's Gymnastics on Facebook.
College basketball scores, schedule, games today: Duke, Kentucky, Indiana earn convincing wins

College basketball scores, schedule, games today: Duke, Kentucky, Indiana earn convincing wins

8 Villanova on Wednesday night. 1 Duke and No. The Wildcats were led by 25 points from P.J. Duke was led by Zion Williamson, who scored a team-high 21 and added 9 boards in its 84-46 win over Eastern Michigan. 1 Duke 84, Eastern Michigan 46 -- Box Score No. 10 Kentucky 96, North Dakota 58 -- Box Score Click here for the full Wednesday college basketball scoreboard. Check these out ... Top 25 And 1: Duke's Big Three leading the way WATCH: Division III player delivers sickening cheap shot Kentucky steamrolls North Dakota No. Michigan State gets easy win over Louisiana-Monroe The No. Michigan got its revenge Wednesday night by not only winning, but absolutely demoralizing its title game foe. Final score: Michigan 73, Villanova 46.
The Wednesday newsletter: Bedlam ended with a win but the questions continue to flow

The Wednesday newsletter: Bedlam ended with a win but the questions continue to flow

Of course, this week’s questions are heavy on the defense. I asked Lincoln Riley about the play after the game. Our guys have been winning one-on-one. They had a good route dialed up against what we had called, made an extremely good throw and a very competitive catch.” +4 Hi Eric, if you look at the 2-point play closely, it was OSU QB’s pass that was off by a fraction towards Tre Brown’s dive. – Thomas D. Thomas is referring to the final two-point conversion throw by Cornelius in Saturday’s 48-47 win. +4 What is stopping OU from replacing the present defensive coordinator immediately to make sure that we win the remaining couple of games convincingly, sufficient to become a playoff team? B Peri’s question was prefaced by passionate thoughts including what would have happened if OSU didn’t miss a field goal, an extra point and the eventual two-point conversion. He added that he’s thankful for the OU offense and it was heartening that Kyler Murray was ready to drive down and score if OSU converted the two-point conversion. I think Lincoln Riley will evaluate everything at the end of the season. It's possible that the next defensive coordinator is currently at another school and that person would not leave his current job near the end of the year.
The demons Dallas has to slay in Atlanta, why Troy Aikman would pick Cowboys to win NFC East right now, and more — Your Cowboys Catch-Up

The demons Dallas has to slay in Atlanta, why Troy Aikman would pick Cowboys to win NFC East right now, and more — Your Cowboys Catch-Up

Next game Dallas at Atlanta Falcons -- Noon Sunday, Nov. 18 -- FOX. Today's top stories The Cowboys have some demons to slay in Atlanta if they want to prove they've truly broken through Dallas next heads to Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, most remembered in these parts as the scene of last season's infamous meltdown. The way the 27-7 loss unfolded was so disastrous, it's burned into the Cowboys' psyche. Is Connor Williams a lock to start at left guard when healthy? Pro Football Focus ranked him as the top cornerback in the league through the first eight weeks. Jon Machota: At this point, I'll say 75-percent chance that he gets a long-term deal from the Cowboys by the start of next season. And that's where it could go if he's given the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. Lawrence is one of the league's best pass-rushers, but he's also one of the team's leaders and hardest workers. Upcoming chats Want to ask your own questions? 10 a.m. today: Special contributor Newy Scruggs Noon today: Special contributor Kristi Scales Today's mailbag: Columnist Tim Cowlishaw 11 a.m. Thursday: Columnist Kevin Sherrington --- That's all for today!

The Franchise