Oklahoma Christian University’s baseball and softball teams started their 2023 seasons this past weekend.
Softball opened the season with the Division II Spring Invitational Kickoff in Houston, TX. They played six games in three days, going 5-1, with wins against the No. 13 and No. 8 teams in the country. The Lady Eagles bested Augustana University 7-2 and the University of Central Oklahoma 8-3.
Eagle baseball jumped directly into Lone Star Conference play with a four-game set against the University of Texas-Tyler. Oklahoma Christian won the first two games, but Tyler came back in the last two, ending the series in a 2-2 split.
This weekend, Feb. 11-13, Eagle baseball is back in action with a series against the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith.
Men’s basketball nabbed a win at home against Texas A&M- Kingsville with a score of 92-82, but lost to Texas A&M International.
Women’s basketball was able to pick up their fourth win of the season, beating International 64-62.
Lebron James scores 38,388
Lebron James officially passed Kareem Abdul-Jabar for the title of NBA all-time leading scorer.
James scored his 38,388th career point with a fadeaway jumper at the end of the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James credited Abdul-Jabar, whose record he broke, and all the people throughout his career who led him to this moment.
“I never made [the record] a goal of mine or set out to achieve,” James said. “It just happened.”
NBA Blockbuster Trade Deadline
The NBA trade deadline has incited multiple blockbuster trades, changing the landscape of the league.
The Brooklyn Nets traded away both of their superstars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant was sent to the Phoenix Suns and Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded away not only former Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, but also parted with Patrick Beverly, Damian Jones and a 2027 first-round draft pick. In return, the Lakers added Mo Bamba, D’Angelo Russell and Rui Hachimura.
World Baseball Classic Rosters
The official rosters for this year’s World Baseball Classic were released on Feb. 9.
Taking place once every six years, the World Baseball Classic gives players from professional leagues around the world a chance to play for their country.
Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado and Clayton Kershaw headline the Team USA roster, as they look to defend their WBC title from 2017.
MLB all-stars can be seen across the rosters: Ronald Acuna Jr. of Venezuela; Fransisco Lindor for Puerto Rico; Freddie Freeman for Canada; and Shohei Ohtani for Japan are just a few.