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Oklahoma City defeats San Antonio Spurs 106-94

Kevin Durant scored 28 points with seven rebounds to help Oklahoma City cool off the red-hot Spurs.
Denver at Oklahoma City

Denver at Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant scored 27 points and out eight assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder thrashed the Denver Nuggets 117-96 on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA: Oklahoma City 119, Toronto 118

Kevin Durant poured in 51 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Toronto Raptors, 119-118, in double-overtime.

NBA: Oklahoma City 102, Cleveland 95

Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-95, on Thursday night.
NBA: Oklahoma City 97, Chicago 85

NBA: Oklahoma City 97, Chicago 85

Oklahoma City Thunder moved past the Chicago Bulls, 97-85, on Monday.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Houston 98

Kevin Durant registered his 11th 40- point game of the season and Serge Ibaka grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder snap a two-game slide with a 106-98 triumph over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday from Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Meeks, Lakers hold off Thunder

Meeks, Lakers hold off Thunder

Jodie Meeks pumped some life back into the Lakers, scoring a career-high 42 points in Los Angeles' 114-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder rout of Sixers

Though neither one played the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant had 42 points and Russell Westbrook recorded a triple- double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Philadelphia 76ers 125-92 on Tuesday night.

NBA: Oklahoma City 107, Los Angeles Lakers 103

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant fired in 43 points Thursday and Oklahoma City went into the all-star break with a comeback 107-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Oklahoma City 98, Portland 95

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 36 points on the road Tuesday to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder past Portland 98-95.

NBA: Oklahoma City 112, New York 100

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant continued his stellar recent play with 41 points Sunday, sparking the Oklahoma City Thunder over New York 112-100.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 97

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Derek Fisher and Jeremy Lamb touched off a 12-0 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters Wednesday, bringing Oklahoma City a 106-97 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Oklahoma City 120, Brooklyn 95

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant settled for 26 points Friday and Oklahoma City shot a torrid 63 percent in crushing Brooklyn 120-95.

NBA: Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 109

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant poured in 41 points and connected on a go-ahead jumper in the closing seconds Monday, rallying the Oklahoma City Thunder over Atlanta 111-109.

NBA: Oklahoma City 111, San Antonio 105

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant warmed up late to reach the 30-point mark for the ninth straight game Wednesday and boost Oklahoma City past San Antonio 111-105.
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Reggie Jackson
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson smiles toward the crowd as he takes his place on stage before induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, is a former American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 21-year baseball career, he played from 1967-1987 for four different teams. Jackson currently serves as a special advisor to the New York Yankees. He helped win three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A's in the early 1970s and also helped win two consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. Jackson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. He now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jackson was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. His father was Martinez Jackson, a tailor who was also a former second baseman with the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues. He was the youngest of four children between Reggie's mother, Clara, who was of Hispanic descent. He also had two half siblings from his father's first marriage. His parents divorced when he was four; his mother taking four of his siblings with her, while his father was left with Jackson, and one of the siblings from his first marriage, though one sibling later returned to Wyncote. His father raised his son as a single parent, and was one of the few black families in Wyncote. He didn't experience the Jim Crow laws that most African-American ballplayers from his era experienced as Wyncote was primarily a Jewish town. He was able to develop a social ease with the Jewish community in Wyncote, as all his friends, girlfriends, coaches, and teachers during that timeframe were Jewish. (in 1972, Jackson joined his Jewish teammates on the A's, Ken Holtzman and Mike Epstein, in wearing black armbands for the rest of the postseason after the Munich Massacre).

Jackson graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1964, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. In his junior year of high-school, Jackson, a tailback tore up his knee in a early season game. He was told by the doctors he was never to play football again, but Jackson returned for the final game of the season. In that game, Jackson fractured five cervical vertebrae, which caused him to spend six weeks in the hospital, and another month in a neck cast. Doctors told Jackson that he might never walk again, let alone play football, but Jackson defied the odds again. On the baseball team, he batted .550 and threw several no-hitters. In the middle of his senior year, Jackson's father was arrested for bootlegging and was sentenced to six months in jail.

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