• Dodgers' prospect Jose De Leon tweets OKC arrival

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 58 min ago

    Another top pitching prospect has arrived in Oklahoma City. Right-handed pitcher Jose De Leon tweeted he has arrived in Bricktown on Sunday with short video from his hotel room overlooking Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Hello, Oklahoma City! @okc_dodgers Let's do this! #OnAMission pic.twitter.com/i0gUPR8W0l — Jose De Leon (@JDL_87) May 2, 2016 The Oklahoma City Dodgers open a four-game series with New Orleans on Monday. De Leon, 23, is regarded as the second-best pitching prospect in Los Angeles’ organization, behind OKC starter Julio Urias. De Leon spent April on the disabled list with a minor ankle injury.

  • Time for the Thunder to fear Kawhi Leonard

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

    Appropriate fear. It’s a good term. Wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Thunder to adopt it themselves in their quest to beat the Spurs in these Western Conference semifinals, a quest which has gone from uphill to as steep as a lighthouse staircase. Time for the Thunder to appropriately fear Kawhi Leonard.

  • Film room: Breaking down the Thunder's lack of defensive effort during Game 1 in San Antonio

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO – Remember the 2014 NBA Finals? When the Spurs reached that peak level of basketball, wiping out LeBron James and the Heat with a beautiful five-game blend of ball movement, scorching shooting and textbook team defense. Saturday night felt like a duplication. It’s tough to imagine even the Thunder’s best performance could’ve held off a 1-0 series deficit. But OKC wasn't near its optimum level, which is where the concern resides. The Thunder had four days off leading up to Game 1, an NBA eternity to both rest and digest the importance of this series for the franchise's long-term outlook. Energy, presumably, wasn't an expected issue.

  • Clinton investigation likely to extend beyond election | Washington Examiner

    Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    An FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's conduct could extend well past the election, a former chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Sunday. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., argued the scale of potentially wrongful activity Clinton engaged in while leading the State Department is slowing down investigators.

  • Thunder journal: Why Billy Donovan stuck with the starters in Game 1

    By Erik Horne and Berry Tramel Staff Writers | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Donovan said there wasn’t a discussion with the players about playing extended minutes in the first quarter.

  • College baseball: OSU sweeps Texas, Sooners rout Jayhawks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    AUSTIN, Texas — Oklahoma State exploded for four runs in the eighth inning Sunday and went on to sweep once-mighty Texas 8-4 in Big 12 baseball before 5,484 fans at Disch Falk Field. Texas (20-24 overall, 9-9 Big 12) tied the game 4-4 with a run in the seventh inning, but OSU (28-15, 12-6) took the lead for good in its next at bat. Corey Hassel had the big hit in the eighth with a two-run single. OSU coach Josh Holliday used eight pitchers in the series finale. Starter Trey Cobb was strong, blanking Texas on three hits, no walks and a game-high six strikeouts through four innings. The Cowboys next play 6 p.m. Friday at Reynolds Stadium against Prairie View A&M. SOONERS DOWN KANSAS LAWRENCE, Kan.

  • MANU GINÓBILI Q&A: Head sometimes hard to control

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

    Ginobili talked Sunday about the Spurs’ blowout victory and Game 2 Monday night.

  • Thunder: How the Thunder fared after 20-point playoff losses

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    How will the Thunder respond to a 32-point drubbing by the Spurs in Game 1? The Thunder is 1-2 in its history in the game after a 20-point loss in the postseason.

  • Thunder: Thunder angry but taking short memory into Game 2 against Spurs

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Spurs’ Game 1 blowout of the Thunder isn’t new. In its last playoff series against the Spurs in 2014, the Thunder was beaten badly on the road not once, but twice. The Thunder could draw some inspiration from those post-blowout performances and how it responded.

  • College softball: Cowgirls take two from UNLV

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Oklahoma State and Nevada-Las Vegas got to play two softball games on Sunday. OSU came out on top in both games, beating the Runnin' Rebels 4-1 in the opener and 11-6 in the nightcap at Eller Media Stadium. Madi Sue Montgomery and Vanessa Shippy had big games at the plate. Montgomery totaled five hits, three RBI and scored three times. Shippy added four hits, two RBI and scored twice. Kacy Freeze pitched a strong first game. She allowed the run on five hits, walking two and striking out one in seven innings. Freeze started the second game, but struggled through 21/3 innings. Cowgirls coach Kenny Gajewski brought in Brandi Needham to finish a contest that lasted six innings.

  • Dodgers: Dodgers doubleheader at Omaha rained out

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    The Dodgers return to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. Monday to start a four-game series vs. New Orleans.

  • Sanders vows to fight on, promises a contested convention | Washington Examiner

    Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he will continue his challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton even at the party's convention in July. The convention will be a contested contest, Sanders said at a Washington, D.C. press conference Sunday. Sanders' pledge to push superdelegates behind Clinton to support him during the nominating contest raises the chance the Republicans' Cleveland gathering will not be the only convention fight this summer.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Monday, May 2

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    MONDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; New Orleans at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 6 p.m.; Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh; ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m.; Texas at Toronto; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; Philadelphia at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 7 p.m.; Washington at Kansas City; Cox 77 NBA; 6 p.m.; Atlanta at Cleveland; TNT (Cox 31) 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City at San Antonio; TNT (Cox 31)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM NHL; 7 p.m.; Washington at Pittsburgh; NBCSN (Cox 251) COLLEGE BASEBALL; 6 p.m.; Florida State at Clemson; ESPNU (Cox 253) COLLEGE SOFTBALL; 6 p.m.; Auburn at Tennessee; SECN (Cox 275) MEN'S SOCCER; 1 p.m.;

  • 2 reservation hospitals reach deal with US government; avoid losing Medicare, Medicaid funding

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — 2 reservation hospitals reach deal with US government; avoid losing Medicare, Medicaid funding.

  • Thunder Buddies podcast: Who is most at fault for the Game 1 beatdown in San Antonio

    Anthony Slater,Berry Tramel,Erik Horne | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies -- Spurs-Thunder Game 1 recap (<–Click Here) - The Spurs blasted the Thunder by 32 points in Game 1, a dominance that made you wonder how competitive OKC will remain in this series. What went so wrong? Who is most at fault? What can OKC do to correct it? And if they don't, what does that mean for Kevin Durant? We discuss.

  • San Antonio travelblog: Good eats at the Josephine Street Bar & Grill

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The game was a dud. You saw it. The Spurs routed the Thunder 124-92 Saturday night. Nothing much to say. The Spurs were great. The Thunder was horrid. Hard to remember a worse Thunder game on such a stage. But forget the game. Until the 7:30 p.m. tipoff, there was a great, big, wide, wonderful day. Not that I did much with it. Other than eat at Josephine Street Bar & Grill. We had lunch there, and it was stupendous. Just a great place. Atmospheric. Inexpensive. Great food.

  • Mideast Egypt Daily Life

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    In this Saturday, April 30, 2016 photo, a man looks at an art piece during the Oshtoora festival in an open desert north Fayoum, Egypt. The Oshtoora festival, or "A temporary sate," is based on expression of music, arts, and cultures in an open natural environment and is held annually, at a new location each year within Egypt.

  • Facebook or Google? Here's the difference between working at 2 of the best employers in America

    By Rachel Gillett, Business Insider | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    If you're faced with the decision of whether you should accept a job at Facebook or Google, congratulations — you are one of the privileged few. Both employers rank in the top five on this year's list of  the 50 best companies to work for in America , based on exclusive data from  PayScale . And both are extremely competitive in their quest to hire the best and the brightest. Once you've passed the  intense interview process  at each respective company, a number of awesome perks, great compensation, and most likely extreme contentment in your new job await you — but which job do you choose? To make your decision a little easier, here's a head-to-head comparison of how Facebook and Google stack up as employers. View As:  One Page   Slides

  • Woman Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Her Drinks

    By NINA GOLGOWSKI, Huffington Post | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    An Illinois woman is reportedly suing Starbucks for $5 million over the amount of ice it puts in customers’ drinks. Stacy Pincus accuses the coffee chain of packing almost half of their cold beverages with ice as a means to skimp on serving actual coffee to customers, according to the suit  obtained by Courthouse News. When it comes to ordering a 24-ounce “Venti” coffee, for example, Pincus claims a customer only receives 14 ounces of actual coffee, and ice takes up the remaining 10. The miffed customer further notes that hot Starbucks beverages typically cost less than cold ones, even though they contain more coffee because of the lack of ice. Among the accusations hurled at the coffee conglomerate are fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment. Pincus expresses her intent to represent everyone who ever purchased a cold drink from the coffee chain over the last 10 years.

  • Free the Night leads nonsmoking trend at local bars and clubs in Oklahoma City

    By Greg Elwell, Oklahoma Gazette | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    Free The Night campaign manager Kathleen Thomas says more longtime smoking establishments in Oklahoma City are changing.