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  • FAN VOTE: Grade Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 2

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Here’s your chance to grade Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 2.

  • Oklahoma football: Reed Case leaves Sooners to become Texas' on-campus recruiting coordinator

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NORMAN — Reed Case, who last August was promoted to become Oklahoma’s first-ever director of player personnel, will leave the Sooners for their Red River rival.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Play #Whatstheheadline to get your headline in The Oklahoman

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    During every Thunder playoff game this postseason, we’ll jump on Twitter to ask you #whatstheheadline for that night’s game.

  • Bad blood boils in Texas-Baylor rivalry

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Texas linebacker Steve Edmond just made the Big 12 off-season much more interesting. For some reason known only to Edmond and probably Charlie Strong by now, the Longhorn decided to go off on the fighting Baylor Bears. “We could have won the conference,” Edmond said.

  • Tuning in: Tuesday, April 22

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    TUESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m., Oklahoma City at Memphis, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 3 6 p.m., N.Y. Yankees at Boston, MLBN (Cox 264) 9 p.m., Texas at Oakland, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m., Atlanta at Indiana, TNT (Cox 31) 6:30 p.m., Brooklyn at Toronto, NBATV (Cox 256) 8:30 p.m., Washington at Chicago, TNT (Cox 31) NHL 6 p.m., Tampa Bay at Montreal, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6:30 p.m., Boston at Detroit, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, CNBC (Cox 41) COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m., UT-Arlington at Oklahoma, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 6 p.m., Texas-Pan Am. at

  • NBA playoffs: Open season on the home teams

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    For the first time in NBA history, the home team lost five of the eight first-round openers. The Nets won in Toronto, the Warriors won at the Clippers, the Hawks won in Indiana, the Wizards won in Chicago and the Blazers won in Houston.

  • The Boston Marathon: Oklahoma runner reflects a year after bombing

    By Adam Cohen, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Oklahoma runner Adam Cohen reflects on the Boston Marathon a year after the bombing.

  • NBA Playoffs LIVE: Thunder vs. Grizzlies, Game 2

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder looks to take a 2-0 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in their Western Conference series. Follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with the NewsOK Sports team and more.

  • Sporting Kansas City loans defender Kevin Ellis to Oklahoma City Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    As Oklahoma City prepares for its first ever home game its defense has been bolstered with the addition of Kevin Ellis.

  • FAN VOTE: The grades from Thunder-Grizzlies Game 1

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Here are the results from the Game 1 fan vote grades, with more than 57 percent of NewsOK.com readers thinking the Thunder will beat the Memphis Grizzlies in five games.

  • Report: Bulls' Joakim Noah to win defensive player of the year

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Chicago Bulls are making a major announcement on Monday and word is Joakim Noah is set to be named Defensive Player of the Year, according to a report from CSN Chicago. Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals per game for the Bulls. Noah led a Bulls team that went 48-34 in the regular season and qualified as a No. 4 seed in the NBA playoffs despite not having star point guard Derrick Rose most of the season and with the Bulls trading Luol Deng in mid-season. Noah will beat out the likes of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Indiana Pacers wing Paul George for the award.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Welcome to paintball

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Game 2 of the Thunder-Grizzlies series is Monday night. Don’t expect a change in styles from Game 1. The Thunder will spread the floor and hope Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson can attack the basket and/or find open shots for themselves and teammates.

  • Patrick Beverley cleared, will play for Rockets

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Houston Rockets are going to get back one of their best defensive stoppers. Point guard Patrick Beverley is expected to be cleared for play by the Rockets on Wednesday and will play in their series against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rockets currently trail 1-0 in their first-round series. The only way the Thunder and Rockets would meet (aka - a Russell Westbrook-Patrick Beverley rematch) would be in the Western Conference finals.

  • Remote Patrol Game 1

    Mel Bracht | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Mel Bracht Unfortunately, I had some transmission problems Saturday night and was unable to email my Game 1 Remote Patrol from my brother-in-law’s home in rural Sequoyah County near Vian.

  • Harrison twins awaiting feedback from NBA before deciding to return or declare

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Kentucky is still unsure of how its team will look next fall. With four recruits coming in, Marcus Lee and Willie Cauley-Stein both announcing they will return and James Young declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, head coach John Calipari has already had some questions answered, according to NBC Sports. Though his back court of Andrew and Aaron Harrison are still weighing their options. Their father, Aaron Sr. told Fox 26 in Houston that his sons are about halfway to making a decision. The Harrisons are waiting for feedback from the NBA before a decision will be made.

  • NBA says refs blew crucial call in playoff game

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers appreciates the NBA admitting officials missed a key call in the Clippers' 109-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the opener of the first-round playoff series. But it didn't make him feel any better. Yahoo Sports reports Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations, said in a statement Sunday that Clippers guard Chris Paul should have received a foul call on the Warriors' Draymond Green that would have awarded him two free throws shots with 18.9 seconds left. The Warriors were leading 107-105 at the time. The NBA also stated officials correctly reviewed the ball went out of bounds off Paul after the uncalled foul. During the video review, referees are not allowed to retroactively assess a foul call, even if it has influence on possession. "That was a big call," Rivers said before the Clippers' practice on Sunday. "Chris Paul goes to the line with two free throws to tie the game. Having said that, there's nothing we can do about it. A mistake happened on their end. But, we made our own mistakes. So, we have to take ownership of that.

  • Oklahoma State football: Justin Gilbert visiting four NFL teams

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Justin Gilbert is making the NFL rounds. The former Oklahoama State defensive back is projected as one of the top defensive players in the upcoming NFL draft. Gilbert announced on his Twitter account Monday that he has visits set with the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons. The Jets and Broncos are each looking to replace veteran defensive backs in Antonio Cromartie and Champ Bailey, respectively. Detroit at No. 10 overall is widely where Gilbert has been projected to land in most offseason mock drafts. Atlanta picks first of the four teams at No. 6 overall, followed by Detroit (10), the Jets (18th) and the Broncos (31).

  • Derek Fisher to NYC? Knicks dismiss entire coaching staff

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The New York Knicks didn't waste much time after their season ended, as team president Phil Jackson announced Monday that their coaching staff has been relieved of its duties, effective immediately. Does that open the door for Derek Fisher-to-the-Knicks? Steve Kerr appears to be the frontrunner for the Knicks head coaching position, but many have speculated that Fisher could be joining the Knicks in some capacity, be it as an assistant or a front office executive. Fisher, 39, has made it public that it's his last season playing in the NBA. Fisher and Jackson combined for five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000s, with Fisher at point guard and Jackson as the head coach.

  • Brittney Griner: Baylor isn’t a welcoming place for gay athletes

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    In her new book, “In My Skin,” Brittney Griner writes about her struggles as a lesbian at Baylor University, a Baptist school where homosexuality is officially codified as a deviation from the norm and where it is expected that students “will not participate in advocacy groups which promote understandings of sexuality that are contrary to biblical teaching,” reports the Washington Post. Griner, currently playing in China during the WNBA offseason, never hid her sexuality at Baylor but never promoted it, either. In fact, Coach Kim Mulkey told Griner to keep “her business” to herself and warned her not to express her sexuality in public. Still, Griner’s sexuality didn’t stop Mulkey from recruiting her, even though she had been open about her sexuality since high school.

  • Energy FC chat: Tim McLaughlin, Bob Funk Jr. and Chris Brannick talk opening weekend

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Energy FC principal owner Tim McLaughlin, partner Bob Funk Jr. and Oklahoman writer Chris Brannick jumped on for a live chat Monday to discuss Energy FC's start to the USL Pro season and the upcoming home opener Saturday at Pribil Stadium. Here's the full transcript: