• Sheli Adler and Kris Dane---What's Cooking---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 54 min ago

    [brightcove]4858273228001[/brightcove] Sheli Adler and Kris Dane talk about the dessert menu from What's Cooking on Parties Extra!

  • 6 ways to support your family financially after death

    Sam Turner, Deseret News | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    No one wants to think about kicking the bucket, but putting your financial affairs in order can save your family from a lot of extra grief in the event of your death.

  • What do decades of research on spanking really show?

    Lois M. Collins, Deseret News | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Researchers examined 75 studies spanning a half century to figure out what spanking does and does not do. They found the effects linger into childhood in ways that may surprise parents.

  • Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others.

  • Thunder journal: Spurs’ Leonard wins Game 1 battle vs. Thunder's Westbrook

    By Erik Horne and Anthony Slater | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — As is customary for Russell Westbrook, the Thunder guard didn't give away much of what his opponent did to rattle him into an off-shooting night. “Nothing really,” said Westbrook about what San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard did to him in the Thunder's 124-92 loss in Game 1. “A lot of the shots I missed at the basket against the bigs. I was able to get to my spots and I just missed some layups.” It wasn't just layups against the bigs. With the Thunder down 26 points in the second quarter, Westbrook drove to Leonard's right as the two-time reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year slid his feet and reached to block the shot. Westbrook contorted to get off his layup attempt, but it bounced off the back

  • Thunder-Spurs Game 1 by the numbers

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    0 Spurs who went scoreless Saturday against the Thunder. All 13 of San Antonio's active players scored. 0-5 Record for the Thunder in the first game of playoff series played on the road since the franchise arrived in Oklahoma City. 3 Times in 1,004 playoff quarters under Gregg Popovich that the Spurs shot 80 percent or better, including Saturday night's 81.3 percent performance in the first quarter against the Thunder. 8 Biggest deficit Thunder faced in the first round against the Mavs. 23 Biggest deficit the Thunder faced in the first quarter Saturday against the Spurs, whose biggest lead in the game was 43 points.  12 First-quarter points for Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, the most he had in any game

  • Thunder has no answer for Aldridge

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — Midway through the third quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge nailed his first 3-pointer of the season. A few plays later, while stumbling to the ground, Aldridge flipped in a no-look floater — an unlikely shot followed by a lucky one, capping the best night of his career. But neither was indicative of what came before it. In the Spurs' 124-92 Game 1 thrashing of the listless Thunder on Saturday night, Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points. He made 18 shots. Two were unexpected. The other 16 were too easy. The first came 43 seconds into the game. Tony Parker got a step on Russell Westbrook baseline. Steven Adams, who started on Aldridge, scrambled to help his beaten point guard. Parker pitched it back.

  • Thunder’s Game 1 defense was dreadful

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    SAN ANTONIO — The game was over early. The Spurs led the Thunder 30-10 just 8:18 into the game, 43-20 after one quarter and 73-40 at halftime. San Antonio's 124-92 rout was one of the most demoralizing defeats in Thunder history. And the grades reflect it. PICK-AND-ROLL DEFENSE FThe Thunder had no answer for LaMarcus Aldridge. Steven Adams opened both halves on Aldridge, then Serge Ibaka quickly moved over. Nick Collison took a turn, too. Nothing worked. Aldridge scored 38 points on 18 of 23 shooting. Ten of his baskets were on midrange shots created by the pick-and-roll. Tony Parker had 12 assists in three quarters. In taking a 43-20 lead after the first quarter, the Spurs got 13 open shots and made 12.

  • Previewing this week’s high school state championships

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Two wild weeks of high school state championships will kick off Tuesday, finally finishing up on the evening of May 14. In all, 48 teams will be crowned champions, along with dozens of individual titles. Here's a look at what's on tap this week, with some teams and players to watch: SOCCER Team to watch Heritage Hall boys: The Chargers are perhaps the most talented team in the state with SMU signee Garrett McLaughlin and University of California, Santa Barbara signee Lamar Batista. The question will be whether a team in Class 5A can challenge the group that outscored opponents 70-12. Name to know Lauren Haivala, Sr.

  • Leonard wins Game 1 battle against Westbrook

    By Erik Horne and Anthony Slater Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — As is customary for Russell Westbrook, the Thunder guard didn't give away much of what his opponent did to rattle him into an off-shooting night. “Nothing really,” Westbrook said about what San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard did to him in the Thunder's 124-92 loss in Game 1. “A lot of the shots I missed at the basket against the bigs. I was able to get to my spots and I just missed some layups.” It wasn't just layups against the bigs. With the Thunder down 26 points in the second quarter, Westbrook drove to Leonard's right as the two-time reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year slid his feet and reached to block the shot. Westbrook contorted to get off his layup attempt, but it bounced off the back

  • Urgency, intensity missing for OKC

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant didn't want to tell us how he felt. Didn't want to say whether it was disappointment or frustration or anger or all of the above at the embarrassing display of basketball the Thunder trotted out Saturday night. Maybe we don't want to know. Maybe the San Antonio Spurs' 124-92 rout did more than put the Thunder in a bad mood and a 1-0 hole in the Western Conference semifinals. Maybe it made all of us, including Durant, wonder just how vast is the gulf between Spurs and the Thunder. How far down is the Thunder in the NBA's line of contenders? How will a game like this affect not just the Thunder's chances of an upset in the series, but Durant's summertime decision on re-signing with Oklahoma

  • Analysts stunned by OKC’s dismal defense

    By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    TNT game analyst Chris Webber called Game 1 of the Thunder-Spurs series a “beatdown — that's what it was from beginning to the end.” Studio analyst Charles Barkley in the postgame said he was now expecting it would be a short series. As TNT showed the schedule for the rest of the series, he said: “Keep the whiteout close. You might have to blackout the if-necessary games if they (the Thunder) don't play any better.” Game announcer Marv Albert complimented the Spurs saying, “This is a performance for the ages.” All three announcers were dumbfounded by the Thunder's dismal defense in the series opener.

  • Former Thunder coach says OKC good enough to win championship

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    P.J. Carlesimo knows the Spurs and Thunder well. He was the Thunder's first coach back in 2008, when it made the transition from Seattle to Oklahoma City, and won three NBA titles as an assistant with San Antonio in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Now working as an NBA analyst for ESPN, Carlesimo was in San Antonio on Saturday for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. A: Many in the media have said the Thunder has all the pieces and talent to win an NBA championship. Do you finally see them coming together from what you've seen from their series win against Dallas? Q: “Not as much what I've seen from the Dallas series, but I just think they've had a very solid year. There's no question that they're close. Everybody says,

  • Warriors preparing for Blazers without Curry

    From Wire Reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Stephen Curry's knee injury did little to slow down the Golden State Warriors in their first-round series. Surviving without the reigning league MVP figures to be a little bit harder in the second round against Portland. Golden State opens the best-of-seven series against the Trail Blazers on Sunday with Curry on the sideline and the knowledge that Portland is able to handle a full-strength Warriors squad after handing them their worst loss of the season. “It wasn't a fluke,” coach Steve Kerr said Saturday. “That's what happens if you play Portland and you throw the ball away. They've got explosive players all over the floor and 3-point shooting everywhere.” Kerr didn't show his

  • OKC Thunder: LaMarcus Aldridge pulverizes the Thunder’s frontline in Game 1 Spurs blowout

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Game 2 is 8:30 p.m. Monday in San Antonio.

  • EA Sports lawsuit settlement a step forward for athletes’ rights

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    In the summer of 2014, Chase Garnham traded a Vanderbilt football jersey for a suit jacket and sat before a judge in an Oakland courtroom. It's where an NCAA attorney produced a photo of a video game character wearing the former starting linebacker's number and asked him a simple question: Is this you? The answer was decidedly yes, and about two years later, Garnham's testimony helped secure a landmark $60 million settlement distributed to players across the nation whose likeness was used by EA Sports without compensation. “It's something I feel strongly about,” Garnham said in a phone interview. “I'm glad I did it.

  • Former OU linebacker Eric Striker not drafted, but gives inspirational speech

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn't hear his name called this weekend, but he still managed to shine because of a heartfelt speech broadcast on ESPN. Late in the seventh round, ESPN went live to Striker's draft watch party, where dozens of family members were gathered. Striker addressed the room, thanking them for being there and imploring them to not be too upset about his draft fate. He reminded his family that it took somebody else getting hurt for him to get a shot his sophomore season at Armwood High School in Seffner, Fla., and said that when he got to OU, “Coach Mike didn't believe in me,” apparently referring to defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.

  • 'Pioneer' sculptor to be featured in Oklahoma City solo exhibit

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Melvin Edwards, a Houston native, has had his work displayed in Oklahoma once before, but it has been at least 25 years since that showing, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center representatives said..

  • New federal programs bring deportation relief for some undocumented Oklahoma residents

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Jair Pacheco, 20, has applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program after an executive order by President Barack Obama gave undocumented residents protections if they had entered the country before turning 18, were not yet 30, and were able to pass a background check.

  • Is the prairie chicken a national security threat?

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    The U.S. House Armed Services Committee this week approved an amendment by Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, that would prevent listing the bird as threatened or endangered for the next five years. The provision is now part of the annual defense bill, expected to be considered soon by the full House of Representatives.




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