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NBA: Oklahoma City 105, Portland 97

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 46 and carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-97 win over Portland in a clash of Northwest Division leaders.

NBA: Oklahoma City 108, Sacramento 93

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant connected on 10-of-15 shots on his way to 30 points Sunday, igniting the Oklahoma City Thunder's 108-93 win over Sacramento.

NBA: Oklahoma City 104, Houston 92

HOUSTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant led an Oklahoma City comeback Thursday that created a stunning 104-92 victory over Houston.

NBA: Memphis 90, Oklahoma City 87

MEMPHIS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Courtney Lee netted 24 points and Zach Randolph recorded a double-double Tuesday, powering the Memphis Grizzlies over Oklahoma City 90-87.

NBA: Utah 112, Oklahoma City 101

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Gordon Hayward scored 37 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Tuesday to lead the Utah Jazz to a 112-101 win over visiting Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 119, Boston 96

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Reggie Jackson went 9-of-12 from the field en route to 27 points Sunday, highlighting the Oklahoma City Thunder's 119-96 pasting of Boston.

NBA: Portland 98, Oklahoma City 94

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard both notched double-doubles for Portland Tuesday in their 98-94 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

NBA: Oklahoma City 117, Houston 86

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant dominated at both ends of the court with 33 points and 13 rebounds Sunday, propelling the Oklahoma City Thunder over Houston 117-86.

NBA: Oklahoma City 113, San Antonio 100

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and distributed eight assists Saturday, sparking the Oklahoma City Thunder to a ninth straight win, 113-100 over San Antonio.

NBA: Oklahoma City 107, Chicago 95

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant continued his recent torrid performance Thursday by scoring 32 points and sending Oklahoma City to a 107-95 win over Chicago.

NBA: Oklahoma City 122, Los Angeles Lakers 97

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 31 points Friday and received plenty of help in boosting Oklahoma City to a lopsided 122-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Oklahoma City 113, Minnesota 103

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant posted a triple-double of 32 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists Sunday in Oklahoma City's 113-103 victory over Minnesota.

NBA: Oklahoma City 94, San Antonio 88

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant highlighted a key third quarter Wednesday and helped Oklahoma City slow down San Antonio with a 94-88 decision.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 111, Oklahoma City 103

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Back-to-back baskets by Jamal Crawford turned back an Oklahoma City rally Wednesday and lifted the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-103 win over the Thunder.

NBA: Oklahoma City 101, Utah 98

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The last of Kevin Durant's 42 points put Oklahoma City in front by three with seven seconds left Wednesday and the Thunder survived to edge Utah 101-98.
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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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