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  • Hotel leaves Oklahoma City Thunder opponents telling ghost stories

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The roster of the Oklahoma City Thunder has championship-caliber talent, but the team’s playoff hopes may rest — though not in peace — with one bit player who remains largely unseen. She is an apparitional sixth man, of sorts, who may or may not exist at all, in this world or any other. But Effie the housekeeper has been known to play wicked defense and haunt Thunder opponents, most of whom stay at the 103-year-old Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Large men unafraid of attacking the lane, diving headfirst into the seats or lobbing pressure-packed shots shudder at the mere thought of Effie. More important, perhaps, they lie awake the night before a game, their prescribed rest undone by phantom pains.

  • Check out the Thunder postseason playlist

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Thunder are looking to crank up the volume for the playoffs, strategically selecting a music playlist to do so in the postseason. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has already complained twice this season about the volume of the music at Thunder games this season. Now, he can at least have the list of the songs that will blow out his eardrums. Thunder Playlist

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin dumps water on a fan

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Whoops. Watch Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin as he inadvertently throws water on a fan. Griffin fouled out with less than a minute to go against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Upon watching a replay of his foul, Griffin throws his hands up as if to say "what gives?" The fan probably said the same thing.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes calls drug suspension unfair

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair. Calathes was suspended less than 24 hours before the Grizzlies took the court in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was suspended for the use of the drug Tamoxifen, one of 140 substances banned by the NBA's performance-enhancing drug policy. Calathes' attorney David Caldwell will speak to the NBA players union on Monday to see if it can expedite a grievance to try and get Calathes back into the postseason.

  • Dave Chappelle Reveals Shockingly Buff New Look

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    It's no joke -- comedian Dave Chappelle has been hitting the gym hard. Earlier this week, the funnyman was spotted in Los Angeles and showing off his guns. Most people think of the "Chappelle Show" star as a lanky jokester, but not anymore.

  • Peaches Geldof Funeral to Be Held on Easter Monday

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held. The church in Kent, southern England, is also where Geldof married her second husband, musician Tom Cohen, and where her mother, Paula Yates, married...

  • Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- The mayor of a tiny South Carolina town has triggered protests, prayer vigils and even a city council vote to weaken his powers after firing longtime police chief Crystal Moore, who is a lesbian and who some believe is a target of the mayor's homophobia.

  • NBA commissioner wants to raise age limit to 20

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list. The league's owners hosted NCAA president Mark Emmert to discuss the issue as part of their annual two-day spring meeting this week. There's momentum growing to force the issue through soon, possibly in time for the 2016 draft. At the same meetings Friday, league owners approved the sale of a minority share of the Oklahoma City Thunder to Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser.

  • Dream guitars I wouldn't mind calling my own (34 Photos)

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The guitars in this collection? To quote Merlin from the movie "Excalibur," "A dream to some. A nightmare to others!" What do you think about these axes?

  • Glen Campbell Moved to Health Care Facility

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Glen Campbell has been moved into a health care facility following a three-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, People magazine reports. "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the magazine. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

  • Why the U.S. government is 'trolling' terrorists on social media - CNN.com

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    "We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the standard refrain of governments when it comes to violent extremists. But these days, in the realm of social media, at least, they are talking to them. In recent years, the U.S. State Department has launched social media efforts to engage jihadists and their sympathizers online, contesting their claims with the intention of dissuading potential converts to Islamic extremism.

  • Tulsa World: Frank Haith named Tulsa's new men's basketball coach

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    In introducing new coach Frank Haith, Tulsa president Steadman Upham said it was a big day in Tulsa basketball. Tulsa introduced its new head coach on Friday at the Reynolds Center, with the former Missouri coach describing the process as a "whirlwind." "It's Good Friday," Haith said. "I have a lot of things to be blessed for." Heath replaces Danny Manning, who resigned April 4 to become the head coach at Wake Forest.

  • Transgender Icon Claims She Was Banned From Facebook For Using 'Tranny' And 'Shemale'

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Following a week of controversy surrounding language and its use against and in the transgender and drag communities, transgender icon Jayne County claims to have found herself banned from Facebook for using words that some activists have stated are transphobic, according to The Huffington Post. Jayne County, hailed as one of rock n' roll's first gender variant icons and a fixture in the Andy Warhol factory scene, posted a Facebook status on Tuesday that contained the words "shemale" and "tranny."

  • Actor Ken Jeong picks Kendrick Perkins for his biopic

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Hypothetical: If there was a biographical film made about Ken Jeong - the actor/comedian and star of The Hangover movie series - who would he choose to portray him? Easy. Kendrick Perkins. Jeong followed up with this random photo a few hours after he went on the Keith Olbermann Show and was asked to cast a Miami Heat movie with actors from The Hangover and NBC's Community.

  • The Story Behind Viral Photo Of OKC Bombing Victim's Grandbaby - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds are expected downtown on Saturday for the 19th Remembrance Ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Brittany Montoya comes here not just on April 19. She also comes here during many other milestones in her life. It's her way of keeping her mother close. But one photograph turned what Montoya hoped to be a private tribute public.

  • WATCH: Top 10 crossovers of the NBA season

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The NBA's YouTube page is knocking it out of the park with its end-of-the-regular-season top 10 lists. The best of the bunch is the top 10 crossovers of the 2013-2014 season. Sadly, Kevin Durant's double ankle breaker on Darrell Arthur did not make the cut, but Putnam City's own Xavier Henry checks in at No. 5. Enjoy.

  • Whoopi Goldberg Lands Pro-Marijuana Column

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Whoopi Goldberg: comedian, actress ... weed columnist? The celebrity has landed a new writing gig for a pro-marijuana website. Goldberg's column premiered today on the Cannabist, the Denver Post's website covering legalized marijuana in Colorado, Newser reports. In her first piece, Goldberg writes about her beloved vaporizing pen, which she says relieves her glaucoma headaches.

  • Team clones stem cells from 75-year-old's skin

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Researchers say they have made powerful stem cells from both young and old adults using cloning techniques, and also found clues about why it is so difficult to do this with human beings, according to NBC News. The team, at Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology and the Institute for Stem Cell Research in Los Angeles, say they used the cloning methods to create the stem cells to match a 35-year-old man and a 75-year-old man. They used a bit of skin from each man, took the DNA from the skin cells and inserted it into the egg cell of a female donor, and grew very early embryos called blastocysts, the team reports in the journal Cell Stem Cell. Cells from these embryos closely match the men and could, in theory, be used to make near-identical tissue, blood or organ transplants for the men, NBC News reports.

  • LinkedIn tops 300 million members

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Professional social network LinkedIn announced that the service topped 300 million members, 100 million of which are based in the U.S., according to USA TODAY. In a statement released Friday, Deep Nishar, the senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn, says more than half of its global traffic will generate from mobile devices by the end of the year. "While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realize our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce," says Nishar.

  • Chris Brown trial could start Friday afternoon

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A judge in Washington is expected give her verdict soon in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge, according to The Associated Press. Brown's trial could start as soon as Friday afternoon, after the judge finishes the trial of bodyguard Christopher Hollosy. Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy's trial began Thursday, the AP reports.