On the eve of Monday’s preseason opener, the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to shuffle the deck.
The Thunder were rumored to be performing a bigger deal with the Houston Rockets on Thursday, two days after moving Vit Krejci to the Atlanta Hawks for Maurice Harkless and a second-round draft selection.
In a deal first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder will send David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, and Marquese Chriss to the Rockets in exchange for Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon, and Atlanta’s second-round selection in 2025.
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Pearson Of Texas Tech Takes Home the Thorpe for The Week
After Texas Tech’s victory against Texas in overtime, Reggie Pearson was recognized as the Paycom Jim Thorpe Player of the Week.
During the second quarter, Pearson came up with an interception. In overtime, the Red Raiders were able to recover a fumble, which helped set up the game-winning field goal for their team.
The native of Detroit was also recognized as a co-defensive player of the week by the Big 12 conference.
Garrett Is Back After an Accident and Speeding Ticket
Myles Garrett, an All-Pro defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, returned to the team’s headquarters on Thursday but did not participate in practice because he is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash earlier this week.
According to the authorities, the crash occurred when Garrett was speeding on a rural road and lost control of his vehicle.
On Monday, Garrett lost control of his Porsche while driving on the uphill road that is close to his house.
The car flipped over and collided with a fire hydrant. The collision caused the defensive end to sustain many injuries, including a sprained shoulder, strained biceps, as well as various scratches and bruises.
It is too early to say whether or not he will be able to play on Sunday in Atlanta. Garrett checked in with the team’s medical staff to get an examination. During the period of the session that was accessible to the press, he was not there with his teammates.
Additionally, on Thursday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a ticket to Garrett for speeding, stating that he was traveling at 65 miles per hour in a zone with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour.
Oklahoma’s volleyball team was swept by Kansas on Wednesday night at McCasland Field House in the Sooners’ Big 12 home opener, despite the fact that sophomore Megan Wilson recorded her sixth consecutive match with double-digit kills.
The Jayhawks won in three sets, 25-13, 25-17, and 25-17. Finally, Wilson scored 16 points.
On Wednesday night in Stillwater, the Cowgirls started their season with a 19-7 thumping of NAIA power Science & Arts of Oklahoma. In the second inning, OSU exploded for nine runs and never looked back.
Later in the game, OSU homered thanks to Morgan Wynne and Alabama transfer Lexi Kilfoyl.
In the quarterfinals of the women’s World Cup, the United States defeated Serbia 88-55, led by Alysa Thomas’ triple-double of 13 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists.
On Friday, the United States will take on Canada in the semi-finals, led by Kelsey Plum’s 17 points and A’ja Wilson’s 15 points.