• NBA notebook

    | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Mavs' Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series. Carlisle came close to getting called for a technical foul several times during the Rockets' 130-128 win in Game 3 Friday night. He was fined for comments afterward about a play early in the fourth quarter when Dwight Howard appeared to push Devin Harris out of bounds as they chased a loose ball. Howard grabbed the ball and passed to Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer.

  • Nets beat Hawks pull within 2-1 in series

    AP Basketball Writer |
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK — They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs. On their seventh try this season, the Nets finally got a victory over Atlanta. Get another one Monday, and they will be all even with the No. 1 seed in this Eastern Conference series. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory Saturday. “We know they're going to make adjustments, but we really feel we can compete with these guys and we have a lot of confidence right now,” Lopez said.

  • UPDATE: Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shoots, kills Friday in Miami, OK

    By Sheila Stogsdill
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man Friday evening in northeast Oklahoma, troopers reported.

  • Norman Music Festival fills downtown Norman in its eighth year

    By Graham Lee Brewer and Nathan Poppe
    Staff Writers |
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    With its financial situation balanced and steady and attendance in the tens of thousands, the Norman Music Festival has become a massive free music event that draws bands and fans from across the state and country.

  • NHL: Islanders beat Capitals to force Game 7

    By the Associated Press | Updated: 12 hr ago

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being leveled in the corner, when he heard the familiar — and welcome — roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time. “Yes! Yes! Yes!” the orange towel-waving crowd yelled in unison as part of its traditional goal chant. Sparked by Tavares' rush, Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left in a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday that forced a seventh game in the first-round playoff series.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, April 26-Monday, April 27

    | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    SUNDAY RUNNING 6 a.m. OKC Memorial Marathon KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

  • Two die after crashes on Oklahoma roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Jerimy Dale Townley, 36, of Sapulpa, and Thomas Turtle, 31, of Kansas, OK, died after separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    ADA Bennett, Evelyin Carol, 70, retired from Arkla Gas, died April 23. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Criswell, Ada). Casady, Clyde Lee, 84, Casady Dairy owner and operator, died April 24. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Morris Memorial Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Cathey, James Edward, 74, retired from Brockway Glass Co., died April 19. Memorial services 10 a.m. Monday, Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church (Criswell, Ada). Knight, Franklin Dale, 69, welder, died April 21. No services (Criswell, Ada).

  • Bayless' layup gives Bucks win over Bulls

    The Associated press | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday that drew the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley threw a high-arcing pass toward the basket from side court. Bayless caught the ball and quickly threw up the layup with his right hand for the game-winning basket. Bulls guard Derrick Rose walked away in frustration after trying to defend Bayless on the final play under the basket, while green and white streamers descended from the Bradley Center rafters. The Bucks had won their first playoff game in five years.

  • NFL notebook

    | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Panthers exercise Luke Kuechly's option In a move that was bound to happen within the next two weeks, the Carolina Panthers exercised middle linebacker Luke Kuechly's fifth-year option of his rookie deal on Saturday. Kuechly, entering his fourth year in the NFL, will be paid a guaranteed salary of $11.1 million in 2016 with the option. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has said before he would have to “have brain damage not to” exercise the option on Kuechly. The team had until May 3 to do so. Kuechly won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012 and then followed it up with being named the NFL's Defensive

  • U.S. Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of Oklahoma's death penalty

    By Graham Lee Brewer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the state’s execution protocol, specifically the use of one of the three drugs in Oklahoma’s lethal cocktail. The court’s decision could have a lasting impact on the use of the drug across the country.

  • Dozen arrested in Baltimore as peaceful rally turns violent


    MARYLAND BALTIMORE — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems happened near Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles game against the Boston Red Sox went on as scheduled, only fans were told toward the end of the game to stay in the stadium because of public safety worries. Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. Authorities have not

  • Energy FC: Energy falters in second half of loss to Saint Louis

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The first 30 minutes of the match, Energy FC looked like a team we hadn’t seen before, firing on all cylinders with explosive offense. The next 15 minutes leading up to halftime, and throughout the second half, Saint Louis dominated on their way to a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City.

  • OKC rallies past Storm Chasers

    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers opened a four-game homestand Saturday night against Omaha with a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Storm Chasers. The Dodgers rallied with four runs in the ninth inning, capped off by the game-winning RBI single by first baseman Kyle Jensen with two outs. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the ninth on a single and two walks before designated hitter Darnell Sweeney delivered a two-RBI double to right-center on the first pitch he saw from Storm Chasers reliever Joe Paterson. After an RBI groundout by Dodgers' third baseman Buck Britton tied the game 4-4, Jensen lifted a single to right for the game winner.

  • OU baseball: Pete Hughes hospitalized after the game with chest pains

    From staff reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Sooners lost 4-3 to Sam Houston State in 11 innings

  • High school baseball: Former MLB pitcher Nick Blackburn giving back to baseball

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Nick Blackburn has gone from the rotation for the Minnesota Twins to high school baseball coach at Washington High School, choosing to give back to the game he is likely no longer able to play due to a surgically-repaired knee but from which he can’t entirely let go.

  • Dallas Cowboys remain a flawed team

    By Rick Gosselin
    The Dallas Morning News |
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Let me start by saying I admire Tony Romo's spunk. At 35 years of age, and with the clock running out on his career, I also admire his swagger. So when he recently predicted very boldly and very publicly at the Dream Ball Gala, “We're going to win a Super Bowl next year,” I accepted it more as a statement of hope than a statement of conviction. Tony Romo wasn't here when the Cowboys were winning Super Bowls. The dust on those Lombardi Trophies is older than some of his current teammates. Romo has never been to a Super Bowl himself. He's never even been to an NFC title game. But Romo does know what a Super Bowl championship team looks like.

  • OU football: Job in Norman gets Kerry Cooks close to home

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    New defensive backs coach is from Irving, Texas and coached at Notre Dame before taking Sooner job

  • OU softball: Sooners even series with Kansas

    From staff reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Lauren Chamberlain remains stuck on career home run No. 90

  • NASCAR notebook: Rain postpones NASCAR race at Richmond until Sunday

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Rain postpones race at Richmond until Sunday Weather disrupted NASCAR's top series for a second consecutive week when Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race was postponed because of persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR rescheduled the event for Sunday at noon. It's the first time this season the series has been unable to race because of rain, but completing last Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a challenge. Rain caused nearly a 90-minute delay Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the race was stopped for a four-hour rain delay not long after it finally began. In all, the Bristol event took nearly nine hours to complete