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The Oklahoma City Thunder is among two dozen businesses, universities and law enforcement groups urging Oklahoma's Senate leader to kill two measures that would allow most adults to openly carry weapons without training or background checks.

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Oklahoma City police say Aubrey McClendon was killed in this morning's fatal car crash in northeast Oklahoma City.

McClendon was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of American Energy Partners, LP. Previously, McClendon served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1989-2013. He was also a part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was charged Tuesday with orchestrating a conspiracy not to compete for oil and gas leases in northwest Oklahoma, the Justice Department said.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade just hours before the NBA trade deadline today.

According to multiple reports, OKC will send point guard D.J. Augustin, shooting guard Steve Novak, and two future second round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for shooting guard Randy Foye.

The Thunder have lacked a consistent scoring threat at shooting guard. Foye is a combo guard who averaged 6.0 points as a reserve for the Nuggets this season.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been named MVP of the 2016 NBA All-Star game, giving him the award for the second straight season.

Westbrook led the Western Conference with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 196-173 win over the Eastern Conference in Toronto.

Westbrook won the award in Brooklyn last year as well. The only other player to win back-to-back All-Star MVPs was Bob Pettit of St. Louis in 1958 and 1959. But Pettit shared the award with Elgin Baylor in 1959.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired coach Scott Brooks.

The team made the announcement Wednesday.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson  and center Steven Adams star in a new commercial for the NBA and Spark.

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Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined.

General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant informed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier.

He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a "Jones" fracture. The team says traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

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