Oklahoma City Thunder center Moses Brown (9) fights for the ball with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY(AP) — Joel Embiid had 27 points and nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-93 on Saturday night to pull even with Brooklyn for the Eastern Conference lead.

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For the second year in a row, the Lawton Speedway will host the World of Outlaw Sprint cars on Friday, April 16.

Baylor guard MaCio Teague shoots the ball during the first half of the championship game in the men’s Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 5, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title. COVID-19 put a halt to the undefeated dream.

WATCHFUL EYE: Elgin Baseball Head Coach Levi Garrett looks down the third baseline towards home plate at a recent game with MacArthur Highlanders. A championship baseball player himself, he is passionate about teaching the skills to young athletes and is proud of the facilities and field the Booster Club provided for the team

On a recent Spring evening, vehicles crowded around Martin Field located at the end of Mighty Owl Ave. The sun was out, the temperature was just right and the bleachers were filled with cheering baseball fans.

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There is an old saying that before you win a Championship, you have to lose one first. Now I don’t always buy into that theory but if anyone actually deserves a Championship, in my opinion, it would be Gonzaga’s men's basketball.