• Emmanuel Ogbah is not selected in first round

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    The NFL Draft completed its first round Thursday night and Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah remains on the board. Ogbah told The Oklahoman he was given a late first round grade, but there was some recent speculation Ogbah might drop into day two of the draft. Ogbah's 2015-16 OSU season ranks among the most productive in program history with 13 sacks, 17 1/2 tackles for loss, 19 quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles. He was named co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-American status from Sporting News, USA Today and the Walter Camp Foundation.

  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 01:07 PM

    The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to rescind the recent ban on so-called “satellite camps.” The camps are the result of a loophole in the NCAA rulebook, whereby Football Bowl Subdivision coaches co-host camps with smaller colleges or high schools in places where NCAA rules forbid them from hosting official camps. Earlier this month, the NCAA Division I Council banned satellite camps, but intense backlash from several coaches — including Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy — as well as recruits and their families caused the NCAA to reverse course.

  • How the Durant-Westbrook late-game shot domination stacks up to the NBA title contenders

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM

    Often when the game comes down to the final five minutes, the Thunder offense looks like 2-on-5. It’s not uncommon for duos to dominate the shots in the NBA, but the Thunder does it more so than any of the other NBA title contenders.

  • Kevin Durant gives his scouting report of the Spurs' defense

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 09:50 PM

    According to basketball-reference.com, the Spurs’ 99.0 defensive rating is the 11th best in the league since 1973. The Spurs held the Thunder to 98.3 ppg in four meetings, 11.9 points below OKC’s season average.

  • Brad Underwood's recruiting focus extends far ... even to Turkey

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 08:00 PM

    With the bulk of last season’s roster returning, and four players signed to the 2016 class already, much of OSU’s recruiting has focused on the future, with several offers out for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • OU tennis player Spencer Papa's return to Oklahoma is another stepping stone on the path to his ultimate goal

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM

    Papa is back in Oklahoma, where he first learned the game and where he now plays for OU. Not only is he one of the best players for one of the best college programs in the country, a team that starts its postseason run Friday at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, but he is also one of the best young players in the country.

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  • Brian Stuard shoots 64 to take Zurich Classic lead

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic. The 33-year-old Stuard had only 21 putts in his bogey-free round at TPC Louisiana, finishing his final hole after a rain delay of nearly five hours. "It was just one of those days where it seemed like I was really reading the putts well, and luckily they were going in," Stuard said. "I picked this putter up last week in San Antonio and had a good feel for it. I putted well last week and it continued over to today." None of the afternoon starters were able to finish before darkness suspended play. Top-ranked Jason Day bogeyed his final two holes after the delay for 69.

  • NBA says Wade wasn't fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case. He wouldn't have liked what the league said Thursday. And it seems referees could do without the NBA's after-the-fact public critiques as well. Since March 2015, the NBA's "Last Two Minute Report" has provided a public report card of sorts on everything that happens in the final 2 minutes of games that were within five points or less. The NBA said it releases the reports in an effort to be transparent, and because it would get inquiries from teams and media about certain calls in close games anyway.

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  • The Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local): 7 p.m. An attorney for the family of retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith says they're pleased, though not surprised, that a grand jury has indicted Cardell Hayes in Smith's death and attempted murder of Smith's wife, Racquel. Peter Thomson, in a statement Thursday, said the Smith family remains confident that once a jury hears all the evidence, Hayes will be convicted and justice will be served. Police say Hayes shot Smith and Smith's wife after Hayes' Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9. Smith's wife was shot in

  • Prep Parade: Remembering Oklahoma's forgotten state record holders

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Names like Larry Rose of U.S. Grant — one of the state’s greatest 1-mile runners ever — or Glen Long of Douglass, who is part of two such forgotten records, or Nina Thompson of John Marshall, who had a hand (foot?) in four of them.

  • Bergeron, Kesler, Kopitar are Selke Trophy finalists

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Bergeron won the award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and was second in 2013.

  • Rupp's 9th-inning hit lifts Phils over Nats 3-0 for sweep

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cameron Rupp hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Jonathan Papelbon in a three-run ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Aaron Nola, Dalier Hinojosa, Elvis Araujo (1-0) and Jeanmar Gomez combined on a four-hitter and extended Washington's scoreless streak to 22 innings. Philadelphia has won six of seven and at 12-10 moved two games over .500. The Phillies swept a series in Washington for the first time since May 2009. Odubel Herrera singled off Felipe Rivero (0-1) opening the ninth and took third on Freddy Galvis' double. Maikel Franco was walked intentionally, and Papelbon came in to strike out pinch-hitter Darin

  • Anthony Gose doubles, homers to lead Tigers over A's 7-3

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez thinks he is getting closer to finding the mechanics that deserted him last year. The 2013 ERA champion had a 4.99 ERA last season and was at 7.00 through four starts this year. Despite control problems, he was good enough to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Thursday. Going back to the rotating motion that sees him turn his back on the hitter, Sanchez (3-2) scraped through 5 2/3 innings, throwing 114 pitches. He allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine, but walked seven — one shy of his big league high. He allowed three runners to steal without a throw. "I just tried to do my back turn to throw more innings," he said. "The mechanics I was tryi

  • NBA superstars like Kevin Durant don't select teams based on coaches

    By Berry Tramel, Columnist, btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Durant clearly likes Brooks and liked playing for him. He also declined to go to the mat for Brooks. No way would the Thunder have fired Brooks last year if Durant had said, “Whoa.” But there’s no reason to think Durant signed off on the firing, either.

  • Phillies 3, Nationals 0

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DP_Philadelphia 1. LOB_Philadelphia 5, Washington 6. 2B_Galvis (5), Rupp (7). SB_C.Hernandez (2), den Dekker (1), Harper (5). CS_O.Herrera (1). Rivero pitched to 3 batters in the 9th Umpires_Home, Ted Barrett; First, Sean Barber; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Will Little. T_2:59. A_22,112 (41,418).

  • Cubs 7, Brewers 2

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    E_Cahill (1), D.Ross (1), Capuano (1), Y.Rivera (2). DP_Chicago 2. LOB_Milwaukee 10, Chicago 14. 2B_Villar (4), Presley (1), Rizzo (2), La Stella (4). HR_D.Ross (2). SB_Villar (5), Braun (2), H.Perez (1). SF_Presley (1). HBP_by Jungmann (Bryant), by Jungmann (Bryant). WP_Capuano, Freeman, Ramirez. PB_Lucroy. Umpires_Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Chris Guccione; Second, Dave Rackley; Third, Larry Vanover. T_3:45. A_32,734 (41,072).

  • Seattle signs DE Tavaris Barnes and TE Brandon Williams

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Tavaris Barnes and tight end Brandon Williams ahead of the NFL draft. Seattle announced the signings on Thursday before the start of the draft. Seattle also released quarterback Phillip Sims from its roster. Branes played in 12 games last season with New Orleans after signing as an undrafted free agent. He had five tackles in limited action before being released by the Saints earlier this week. Williams has appeared in 29 career games with Carolina and Miami, but has just four career catches for 44 yards. He became a free agent in March. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.

  • Ducks face changes when slow starts finally catch up to them

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks began the season by falling far behind in the standings. They fell behind again in the first round of the playoffs. It happened one last time in Game 7. The Ducks rallied splendidly all season long, but finally ran out of comebacks in their final loss to Nashville. A talented team spent too much time scrambling out of trouble, and the current core might be out of chances. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf recognized the pattern in the aftermath of the Ducks' 2-1 home loss to the Predators on Wednesday night. "We were playing catch-up the whole game, the whole series and all year," Getzlaf said. "It came back to bite us here at the end.

  • OU tennis: Spencer Papa's return to Oklahoma is another stepping stone on the path to his ultimate goal

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Papa is back in Oklahoma, where he first learned the game and where he now plays for OU. Not only is he one of the best players for one of the best college programs in the country, a team that starts its postseason run Friday at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, but he is also one of the best young players in the country.

  • Kings hire Catanella as assistant general manager

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager. General manager Vlade Divac announced the move Thursday to add a salary cap expert to his front office. Catanella spent the past five years as director of basketball operations and assistant general manager for Detroit. He has also worked for the league office and the Nets. Catanella will function as the organization's salary cap specialist and support Divac with personnel decisions and day-to-day management of the basketball operations department. He will also assist with the team's statistical and analytical systems.

  • Zurich Classic Golf

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Geoff Ogilvy hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Thursday, April 28, 2016. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.

  • Livingston enjoying the moment filling in for injured Curry

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston's left leg could have been amputated nine years ago. The knee injury he suffered while with the Clippers in 2007 was that severe. Going for a layup, Livingston's leg buckled backward, parallel to the court, when he fell in a freak accident. He screamed and writhed in agony. Now, healthy and reliable, Livingston is making a new name for himself on the NBA's postseason stage. He has filled in admirably for the NBA's best player as Golden State moves on to the second round of the playoffs without injured MVP Stephen Curry. Livingston scored 16 points in each of his three starts in place of Curry during Golden State's 4-1 first-round series win against the Houston Rockets.

  • Hornets C Spencer Hawes out for remainder of series vs Heat

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets say backup center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Hornets lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Friday night. The team says Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he wouldn't be available if the series goes to a seventh and deciding game on Sunday. He was injured during Charlotte's win in Game 5 Thursday night in Miami. The 7-foot Hawes has appeared in five playoff games for Charlotte and is averaging 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.