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Vincent McMahon
(Owner, Chairman and CEO of the WWE (1982 - 2002))
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Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a professional wrestling promoter, currently serving as WWE's chairman and CEO. Often regarded as the most influential person in the history of professional wrestling, McMahon is credited with popularizing WWE. Also a well-known philanthropist, McMahon donated more than $8 million in 2008, giving grants to the Sacred Heart University, Fishburne Military School, and East Carolina University.

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José Mourinho
(Portuguese Former Professional Football Player and One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Setúbal

When it comes to great football managers, Jose Mourinho’s name comes right at the top. He is regarded as one of the most tactfully brilliant managers ever, even though his defensive style has at times been criticised. He has had great stints with Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Mikel Arteta
(Spanish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
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Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Sebastián, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jeanie Buss
(President of the Basketball Team 'Los Angeles Lakers')
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Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Daughter of real-estate magnate Jerry Buss, Jeanie Buss inherited part of the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers’s stakes from her father. Jeanie, who has previously managed a roller hockey and a tennis team, was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports by Sporting News in 2005.
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Raúl González
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Raúl González
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Birthdate: June 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Wes Welker
(American Football player)
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Birthdate: May 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Billy Beane
(American Former Professional Baseball Player and Executive Vice President of the Oakland Athletics)
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Birthdate: March 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States

A former professional baseball player, Billy Beane went on to become a front office executive, a position which he has used to apply statistical analysis called sabermetrics to baseball. This has proved to be a game-changer as teams are now evaluating players based on this statistical analysis. His career inspired the film Moneyball where he was played by Brad Pitt.

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Marcelo Bielsa
(Argentine Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Defender)
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Birthdate: July 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Renowned football manager and the current head coach of Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa is best known for remarkably improving the performance of the players he coaches. As a manager, his high point arrived when he helped the Argentinean national team bag the 2004 Olympics gold medal and later guided the Chile’s national team to qualify for the 2010 world cup.

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Mike Tomlin
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: March 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
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Didier Deschamps
(Former Footballer Defensive Midfielder)
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Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayonne, France

Didier Deschamps is a French former professional football player turned manager. He played as a defensive midfielder for many clubs, such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, and Valencia. He was also a French international. He began his managerial career in 2001 and has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. Former tennis player Nathalie Tauziat is his cousin. 

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John Harbaugh
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: September 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ron Rivera
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: January 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Don King
(American Boxing Promoter)
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Birthdate: August 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Boxing promoter Don King is known for his association with boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali. He promoted iconic events such as Thrilla in Manila and The Rumble in the Jungle. He has faced countless lawsuits and has been accused of fraud and even convicted of one manslaughter.
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Dan Campbell
(American Football Coach)
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Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clifton, Texas, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Ed McCaffrey
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jerry Krause
(Scout)
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Birthdate: April 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 21, 2017

Jerry Krause was a sports scout and executive. He served as the general manager of the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for several years, from 1985 to 2003. He won the NBA Executive of the Year Award twice. He died in 2017 and was posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later that year. 

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Alex Cora
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played as an Infielder )
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Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Mike Shanahan
(American football coach)
Mike Shanahan
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Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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Jimbo Fisher
(American Football coach)
Jimbo Fisher
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Birthdate: October 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
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Brandon Staley
(American Football Coach)
Brandon Staley
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Birthdate: December 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perry, Ohio, United States
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Lincoln Riley
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: September 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
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Vlade Divac
(Serbian Former Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
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Birthdate: February 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prijepolje, Serbia

Vlade Divac is a Serbian former basketball player and one of only seven players in the history of NBA to record 13,000 points, 3,000 assists, 9,000 rebounds, and 1,500 blocked shots. In 2010, he was made an inductee of the FIBA Hall of Fame. In 2019, Vlade Divac was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Charlie Strong
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: August 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Batesville, Arkansas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Joe Torre
(One of the Most Successful Baseball Managers in Sports History)
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Birthdate: July 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Initially MLB’s chief baseball officer, Joe Torre has won 4 World Series championships for the New York Yankees, as a manager. He has authored books such as The Yankee Years. He and his wife have launched the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which helps prevent domestic violence.

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Kliff Kingsbury
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: August 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sean Dyche
(Association football player)
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Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kettering, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Robert Saleh
(American Football Coach)
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Birthdate: January 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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Sourav Ganguly
(Former Indian National Cricket Team Captain and 39th President of the 'BCCI')
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Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Considered India's most successful Test captain, legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly, nicknamed Maharaj, was also arguably one of the best one-day batsmen of his time. Also known as the God of the Off Side, he now heads the BCCI as its president. He was initially also a talented footballer.

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Al Davis
(American Football Coach and Executive & Former Owner and General Manager of the ‘Oakland Raiders’ of the NFL)
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Birthdate: July 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8, 2011
Allen Davis was the general manager and owner of the NFL team Oakland Raiders for 39 years. He had also been the Raiders’ head coach. His motto,"Just win, baby," led the Raiders to win three Super Bowl titles. He also hired the first Black NFL head coach.
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Bill O'Brien
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: October 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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P. J. Fleck
(American football Coach)
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Birthdate: November 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States
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Roger Goodell
(6th Commissioner of the National Football League)
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Birthdate: February 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States

Though born into the well-known political family, Roger Goodell, the son of senator Charles Goodell, avoided politics and stepped into sports instead. The current NFL commissioner, he was instrumental in bringing about significant changes to decrease on-field concussions of players, by introducing punishments for hitting defenseless players.

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Alex Ferguson
(One of the Greatest Football Managers of All Time)
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Birthdate: December 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Alex Ferguson is known for his 26-year tenure as the manager of the football club Manchester United, from 1986 to 2013. He won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles. The first English Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ferguson has also received the knighthood
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær
(Norwegian Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
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Birthdate: February 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kristiansund, Norway

Former Norwegian football player, Ole Gunnar Solskjær was one of the most successful players of Manchester United and scored 126 goals for it. He famously scored the winning goal against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final to secure a treble for the Manchester United. Post retirement, he began his coaching career and is currently the manager of Manchester United.

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Tony Khan
(Sports executive, Businessperson)
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Birthdate: October 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Urbana–Champaign, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Greg Schiano
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: June 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
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Willie Taggart
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradenton, Florida, United States
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Gianni Infantino
(Swiss-Italian Football Administrator and the 9th President of FIFA )
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Birthdate: March 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brig, Switzerland

Gianni Infantino is a Swiss-Italian football administrator, currently serving as the president of FIFA. He studied law at the University of Fribourg and worked as the secretary-general of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES). He later began working with the UEFA and FIFA. He was implicated in a FIFA corruption scandal in 2016. 

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Sepp Blatter
(Swiss Former Football Administrator Who Served as the Eighth President of FIFA From 1998 to 2015)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Visp, Valais, Switzerland

Swiss sports administrator Sepp Blatter has been a well-known face in football. Once the FIFA president, he was often plagued by criticism for his controversial statements and was also publicly heckled multiple times. He has also headed the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and has organized the Olympics, too.

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Rob Ryan
(American football Coach)
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Birthdate: December 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Scott Frost
(American Football coach)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wood River, Nebraska, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jimmy Hart
(American Professional Wrestling Manager)
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Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Known to his fans as The Mouth of the South, Jimmy Hart is a popular wrestling manage who works for WWE. As a teenager, he had joined the 60s’ band The Gentrys, which released the Billboard-charting track Keep on Dancing. He has also been the man behind many wrestlers’ entrance themes.

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Dan Mullen
(American Football coach)
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Birthdate: April 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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Ronald Koeman
(Dutch Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Defender and as a Midfielder)
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Birthdate: March 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands

Dutch formerfootball  player Ronald Koeman was one of the stars of the Netherlands national team during his playing days. After his retirement, he became a professional football manager and is currently the head coach of La Liga club Barcelona. Tremendously successful as a head coach, he was made the manager of Barcelona in 2020.

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Andriy Shevchenko
(Former Professional Football Player)
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Birthdate: September 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dvirkivshchyna, Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.

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Patrice Motsepe
(8th President of Confederation of African Football)
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Birthdate: January 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa

The first black African to be featured on the Forbes billionaires’ list, African Rainbow Minerals founder Patrice Motsepe also owns a football club. In 2021, he took over as the president of the Confederation of African Football. The mining tycoon has also signed The Giving Pledge.

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Jorge Mendes
(Portuguese Football Agent)
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Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Jorge Mendes is a Portuguese football agent who is currently registered with the Portuguese Football Federation. Widely regarded as one of the most influential football agents, Jorge Mendes was adjudged Best Agent of the Year on ten occasions between 2010 and 2020 at the Globe Soccer Awards. Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodríguez, and Diego Costa are some of his well-known clients.

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Paul Lambert
(Scottish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
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Birthdate: August 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Tony Adams
(Football manager)
Tony Adams
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Birthdate: October 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romford, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sam Pittman
(American football coach)
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Birthdate: November 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Reno, Oklahoma, United States