Former Major League Baseball All-Star Matt Holliday has joined the Oklahoma State baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach and will be responsible for the Cowboys’ offensive development and outfield play.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Burnout is a state of physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. For athletes burnout can take the fun out of competition or conclude a career completely.

The rebuilding of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the wake of the trades of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Jerami Grant is clearly on. However, tanking may be difficult.

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Saturday's show will feature racing in four divisions as the Sooner Late Model Series takes to the track in addition to sport mods, pure stocks and modified classes. Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a series as The Transcript looks at all 12 Oklahoma football games for the 2019-20 season. Ranked from 1st (best) to 12th (worst), factors include difficulty, venue, entertainment value and anticipated margin. Last week: No. 7 Texas Tech. This week: No. 6 Houston.

STILLWATER, Okla. —  Last month, the topic of a third, full-time, paid assistant coach for NCAA baseball teams became a popular subject during the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Reported days ago, the organization made its official announcement of the deal that sent Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul and two first-round draft picks to Oklahoma City Tuesday evening.

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For the first time in five years, Oklahoma State will head into its fall camp with uncertainty as to who will be the starting quarterback.

Those fawning over Russell Westbrook’s time in Oklahoma City, apoplectic that cheering for him now means rooting for a different uniform and it’s all unimaginably horrible, are wrong.

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 Seven months ago, Oklahoma State was on the verge of ending a bowl streak that dated back to 2006 and was one loss away from the program’s first losing season since Mike Gundy’s inaugural year at the helm of his alma mater in 2005.

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According to reports that surfaced Thursday evening from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young, Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Houston Rockets.

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Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team Tuesday, as multiple reports emerged saying he hasn’t been with the team this summer.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti on Wednesday, via the release officially announcing Paul George’s being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, offered his first public statement about the on-court reboot so clearly taking place within the organization.

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ADA [ndash] A visitation for Viviane Hope Duncan will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home. Viviane Hope, the infant daughter of Richard and Melissa Duncan, was born and died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Survivors include her parents, Richard and Melissa…