• Hezbollah vows to expand role in Syria's civil war

    By BASSEM MROUE | Updated: 5 hr ago

    LEBANON Beirut — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing “unprecedented danger” from extremist groups and vowed his fighters will expand their involvement in Syria's civil war in support of government forces. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah spoke during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon, vowing to battle Sunni extremists groups such as the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. He said such factions are an “existential threat” to anyone who does not agree with their ideology.

  • Thunder season review: Steven Adams roundtable discussion

    From staff reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Three topics for three writers, dissecting Steven Adams’ 2014-15 season

  • Oklahoma State baseball notebook: Cowboys vow to bounce back

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    OSU is looking ahead with intent, with plenty of opportunity awaiting in the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the Cowboys bounced back strong, winning the Stillwater Regional.

  • Golf roundup

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Kirk wins Colonial title Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory. With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under 268, one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, playing partner Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn. After Kirk hooked his tee shot at No. 18 into the left rough, he hit his approach from 155 yards over the green. A nice chip set up the winning putt.

  • Morning roundup

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Adrian Peterson tells coach he won't be at OTAs The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was orienting himself in his first months on the job, but has skipped them in the past.

  • OBU falls, faces elimination matchup

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    LEWISTON, Idaho — Oklahoma Baptist had the bats but not the runs in the conclusion of its rain-delayed opener at the NAIA World Series, losing Sunday to Concordia-Irvine, 4-1. Kelvin Rivas, who worked out of jams in each of the first four innings Saturday before the weather delay, was unavailable for the restart after an elevated pitch count. “I don't know that the rain really hurt us,” said OBU coach Bobby Cox. “Rivas had an elevated pitch count. It was going to be a battle of bullpens.” OBU entered the second day of the game with a 1-0 lead after Keach Ballard doubled and scored on an RBI

  • Thunder season review: Steven Adams report card

    By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Grading Steven Adams’ 2014-15 season

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Monday, May 25-Tuesday, May 26

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    MONDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m.

  • Thunder season review: Steven Adams by the numbers

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Steven Adams’ sophomore season came with more responsibility. And that led to more production.

  • Malaysian police announce discovery of 139 suspected graves in sweep of trafficking camps

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police announce discovery of 139 suspected graves in sweep of trafficking camps.

  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press that Capitol Police officers on routine patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle on a street on the mall west of the Capitol around 5 p.m. Sunday. "Further investigation revealed a pressure cooker, and an odor of gasoline was detected," Schneider said, adding a Capitol Police bomb squad was called in because the vehicle was deemed "suspicious in nature.

  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East. Although Iraqi soldiers "vastly outnumbered" their opposition in the capital of Anbar province, they quickly withdrew last Sunday without putting up much resistance from the city in Iraq's Sunni heartland, Carter said on CNN's "State of the Union." The interview aired on Sunday. The Iraqis left behind large numbers of U.S.

  • Flooding leaves at least two Oklahomans dead, forces many from homes

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The American Red Cross is opening six shelters across Oklahoma for residents who have been displaced by floods. Red Cross spokesman Ken Garcia said officials are working with local emergency managers to identify what services are needed.

  • With 10th loss in 11 games, Yankees back at .500

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees' defeats of late have become too numerous for Brett Gardner to keep track. "Starting to lose count now," he said New York lost for the 10th time in 11 games, 5-2 to the Texas Rangers on Sunday night. The Yankees have dropped six straight games and at 22-22 are back at .500 for the first time since mid-April. "Teams are going to go through streaks where they're not hitting, they're not pitching, but we're making way too many mental errors. We're playing way too sloppy out there," Mark Teixeira said. "One mental error every now and then is OK. We seem to be having two or three a night.

  • NFL: Former Sooner Adrian Peterson tells coach he won't be at OTAs

    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was orienting himself in his first months on the job, but has skipped them in the past. This time, however, could cost him a $250,000 workout bonus and comes in the context of his expressed unhappiness with the organization.

  • The Latest on weather: 3rd death blamed on weekend storms

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    10:50 p.m. Authorities are blaming a third death on weekend storms that have barreled through the Plains and Midwest. Keli Cain, an Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman, said in a statement Sunday that a 33-year-old woman was killed Saturday in a traffic collision in Tulsa. She didn't release the woman's name. Claremore, Oklahoma, fire Capt. Jason Farley was killed late Saturday while trying to rescue people trapped by floodwater. He was swept into a drainage ditch and his body was recovered. Meanwhile, Central Texas authorities say a man's body was recovered from along the swollen Blanco River. Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said late Sunday that three people from Wi

  • Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula's go-ahead goal and scored another and the Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The shutout came after the Lightning gave up five goals in each of the past two games and allowed New York to score two power-plays goals in each of the last three games. This was a total shutdown of league's best team in the regular seaso

  • Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. But when Hamlin went to the pits to fix a wheel vibration, Gibbs saw team newcomer Carl Edwards was out front as his fuel was dwindling down. "I turned around with nine to go and said, 'We can't make this, can we?'" Gibbs said. Yes, they could. Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle over the final 20 laps to win the Coca-Cola 600 and take his first victory since joining JGR this season. "I just had this feeling that we were gearing up for some really great stuff," Edwards said.

  • %xhl(Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from 'suspicious' vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from 'suspicious' vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest.

  • Thunder season review: Steven Adams by the numbers

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Steven Adams’ sophomore season came with more responsibility. And that led to more production.




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