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  • James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

    Updated: 13 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Chris Bosh scored 13 points and James Jones had 12 for the Heat. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday. Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine early and led again in the third. Al Jefferson missed eight of his final 13 shots after getting hurt in the first quarter. He finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who got 17 from Gary Neal and 15 from Josh McRoberts. Miami sealed it with an 18-4 run in the fourth, all but three of those points coming with James getting a

  • El Reno man dies in Sequoyah County accident

    STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Timothy Davis, 48, of El Reno, died after a crash Sunday morning in Sequoyah County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win

    Updated: 28 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona gave his team a pep talk Saturday after they lost for the seventh time in nine games. Cleveland responded Sunday, rewarding Francona with a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth as the Indians avoided a series sweep and broke a three-game losing streak. The Indians won 92 games and made the playoffs as wild-card team last season by getting contributions from as many areas as possible. That formula, which had been missing for much of the early season, was a key element against the Blue Jays. "That's probably the best way we are as a team," Francona said.

  • Marlins score 2 in 8th to sweep Mariners

    Updated: 35 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich was confident he was safe at home even if home plate umpire Ed Hickox called him out. Replay backed him up. Adeiny Hechavarria immediately followed the ruling with a go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Miami Marlins, who held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday completing a three-game sweep. "I thought I beat it from the get-go and then I saw him call me out, I kind of started yelling at him a little bit telling him I was safe," Yelich said. "If we didn't have replay right there, it's a 2-1 game and we got two outs so it was huge. It was a big win for us." Yelich led off the inning with a double that extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He scored the tying run.

  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Updated: 50 min ago

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices. The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died Sunday. He was 76.

  • NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score. Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds left Saturday and Golden State leading 107-105. Rod Thorn, the league's president for basketball operations, said in a statement Sunday that the Warriors' Draymond Green should have been whistled for a foul, which would have given Paul two free throws. Instead, Golden State got the ball and went on to win 109-105 in Los Angeles to open the first-round playoff series. Officials reviewed the video after the ball went out of bounds and awarded possession to the Warriors.

  • Pivotal Game 3 awaits with Pens, CBJ tied at 1-1

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Pittsburgh Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs. Yet that is exactly what they're getting from the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets, a cellar-dweller for many of their first 12 seasons, shocked the mighty Penguins 4-3 in two overtimes on Saturday night to tie their first-round Stanley Cup series at a game apiece. Now the Penguins, under fire from media and fans in their hometown due to their own recent failures in the postseason, must find a way to turn things around on Monday night in Game 3. A rollicking capacity crowd will be lying in wait in Columbus for only the third home playoff

  • Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers. Emery stood in again for injured No. 1 netminder Steve Mason and made 31 saves to help the Flyers rally from an early two-goal deficit and beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series. The Flyers had lost nine straight at Madison Square Garden, including 4-1 in the series opener on Thursday, since their last win there on Feb. 20, 2011. Emery hadn't won a postseason game anywhere in exactly three years for Anaheim at Nashville. "I try to stay even-keeled, whether it's going well or you don't get off to the start you want," the 31-year-old Emery said.

  • Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice." TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's playoff opener against Dallas, asking Popovich a few questions before the fourth quarter. Popovich is famous for his terse answers to in-game questions from Sager and other sideline reporters. Sager even joked about it in a statement Friday confirming his diagnosis: "Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop." This time, Popovich was verbose by his standards in discussing the Spurs' play. "Great questions from Craig JUNI

  • Yankees' RHP Nova on DL due to elbow ligament tear

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, an injury that often requires Tommy John surgery. Nova left Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI after the game revealed the injury and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. "It's hard," Nova said. "I really don't know what to say. I'm sad right now." Nova will be further examined Monday in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. He had no discomfort in the elbow until his 82nd and final pitch Saturday when he felt a pop. If Nova needs elbow-ligament replacement surgery he could be sidelined more than a year.

  • Oklahoma electric utilities want higher rate for solar, wind energy producers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Senate Bill 1456 allows regulated utilities to apply to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to charge a higher base rate to customers who generate solar and wind energy and send their excess power back into the grid. The bill passed the Legislature and is on Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • Researchers divided over effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury treatment

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma lawmakers want to make a type of experimental therapy available for free to veterans with traumatic brain injury. But some researchers question the treatment, saying it’s ineffective at best and potentially dangerous at worst.

  • Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl. Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied. The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gomez sped into third base, making a head-first slide for a triple. Gerrit, who was near third base backing up the play, stormed toward Gomez and they exchanged words. Gomez took a couple steps toward Cole before players rush

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Pat Horne at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. Reruns are available from the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT. TOP STORIES BOSTON MARATHON-PROFOUNDLY IMPACTED BOSTON — For months, runners have been begging for an opportunity to cross this year's Boston Marathon finish line, convinced it would help ease their grief. That chance comes Monday. In an already expanded field, organizers are allowing 500 more runne

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise the toll to 16 in the attack that came two days after Algeria's presidential election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at Saturday night as an army detachment returned to its base in Tizi Ouzou, capital of the mountainous Kabylie region east of Algiers, according to a ministry statement carried by the official APS news agency. APS reported earlier that 14 soldiers had been killed — 11 immediately and another three succumbing to their wound

  • Harper back in Nationals lineup

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. Harper is scheduled to bat second in Washington's lineup against the Cardinals. In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field by Kevin Frandsen for the following inning. Following the eventual 4-3 loss, Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams cited "lack of hustle," for removing Harper. "That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times.

  • Angels make 3 errors on 1 play against Tigers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels made three errors on one play in the first inning of their game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Ian Kinsler was on first and began running on a 3-2 pitch to Miguel Cabrera. It was ball four, but catcher Hank Conger threw to second anyway, and the ball sailed into center field. Kinsler went to third, and when center fielder Mike Trout's throw back to the infield missed the cutoff man, the Detroit runner tried to score. It looked as if the Angels would have a play on Kinsler, but pitcher Hector Santiago picked up the ball near the mound and threw wildly to the plate. Kinsler scored and Cabrera went to second. Conger, Trout and Santiago all received errors on the play.

  • Mets demote Valverde, make Farnsworth their closer

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks into the season, the New York Mets are trying their third closer. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday he is promoting setup man Kyle Farnsworth to the ninth-inning role in place of struggling right-hander Jose Valverde, who has given up four home runs in his last three outings. Valverde got the job when Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury after blowing a save on opening day. Parnell had Tommy John surgery and is out for the season. Valverde has two saves in three chances and a 5.40 ERA. Farnsworth has a 1.23 ERA in eight appearances, throwing 6 1-3 scoreless innings in his past seven games. Both veterans were signed to minor league contracts in February and added to the bi

  • Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 5 hr ago

    We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news and events in the daily sections. But some of you out there find even greater value in the inserts and other advertisements that are packaged in the printed newspaper each day – especially on Wednesdays and Sundays.