- Goodell: NFL ready to move on from 'Deflategate'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/27/2016 - 02:16 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate."
- Westbrook leads Thunder past Mavericks; OKC wins series 4-1
Waco Tribune-Herald, Tuesday - 04/26/2016 - 12:29 AM
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook was a star, but not a superstar.
- Charley Hoffman birdies final hole to win Texas Open
Associated Press, Sunday - 04/24/2016 - 07:29 PM
Charley Hoffman made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory.
- Thunder beat Mavericks 119-108 for 3-1 lead in testy series
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 04/24/2016 - 06:47 AM
Russell Westbrook had 25 points and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-108 on Saturday night, taking a commanding 3-1 lead in a testy first-round series that got quite a bit testier. Enes Kanter had his second straight playoff career high with 28 points for the Thunder, who never trailed in two games in Dallas after the Mavericks evened the series with a one-point win in Oklahoma City following a 38-point loss in the opener. Kevin Durant scored 19 points before he was ejected in the final minute for a flagrant foul on Dallas' Justin Anderson.
- Neuvirth magnificent against Capitals as Flyers force Game 6
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 04/23/2016 - 06:47 PM
Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series. Neuvirth was dominant, carrying the team on his shoulders and blunting Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals' every charge to cut the series deficit to 3-2 and send it back to Philadelphia for Game 6 on Sunday. Ryan White scored the lone goal for the Flyers against Braden Holtby, with the puck deflectingin off Washington defenseman Taylor Chorney and past the goalie. Chris VandeVelde added an empty-netter late. Holtby was barely tested in making 10 saves. The pressure is now on the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals, who led the series 3-0 before Neuvirth replaced Steve Mason in goal for Philadelphia.
- Chris Colabello suspended 80 games for positive drug test
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 04/23/2016 - 04:47 AM
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello was suspended Friday for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the same anabolic steroid that caused Philadelphia pitcher Daniel Stumpf to be disciplined last week. The commissioner's office said Colabello tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, which is sold under the name Turinabol. "On March 13, I got one of the scariest and most definitely the least-expected phone calls of my entire life.
- Jake Arrieta reaching new heights, along with his Cubs team
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 04/22/2016 - 04:47 PM
When he went to the Chicago Cubs as part of a trade that included bonus slots for international players, Jake Arrieta was convinced he'd someday do great things. Three years later, he's celebrating no-hitter No.
- Durant rallies with 34, Thunder top Mavs 131-102, lead 2-1
Sacramento Bee, Friday - 04/22/2016 - 12:47 AM
Kevin Durant bounced back from the worst shooting game of his playoff career with 34 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder retook control of their first-round series with a 131-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 on Thursday night. …
- Curry feeling better but isn't sure if he'll play in Game 3
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 04/20/2016 - 08:07 PM
Stephen Curry's sprained right ankle is feeling better but he isn't sure if he will be able to play on Thursday night in Game 3 of Golden State's first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
- Hawks stifle Boston in 1st quarter, lead 2-0 after 89-72 win
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/20/2016 - 02:47 AM
The Hawks held the Boston Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and holding on despite an ugly shooting performance of their own for an 89-72 victory Tuesday night, giving Atlanta a 2-0 lead in the opening-round series. Al Horford and Kyle Korver led Atlanta with 17 points apiece, but this game was essentially decided in the first 12 minutes. The Hawks started out 9 of 13 from the field, knocking down six from beyond the 3-point arc.
- Dallas beats Oklahoma City 85-84, ties series 1-1
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/19/2016 - 02:47 AM
A putback at the buzzer by Oklahoma City's Steven Adams that would have won the game was disallowed upon review, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Thunder 85-84 on Monday night to even their Western Conference playoff series at one win apiece. Dallas had been embarrassed 108-70 in the opener on Saturday, but the Mavericks bounced back and held Oklahoma City to 33.7 percent shooting on Monday. Raymond Felton scored 21 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 17 for the Mavericks.
- Pearson's OT goal helps Kings beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 3
Associated Press, Tuesday - 04/19/2016 - 01:45 AM
Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings bounced back from a pair of series-opening losses at home to beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 3 in the first round Monday night.
- Best foot forward: Could kicker Aguayo go in second round?
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 04/18/2016 - 08:53 PM
Roberto Aguayo has tried not to buy into the speculation that he might be the first kicker in 11 years to be selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. But with the draft less than two weeks away, everything is lining up well for the former Florida State kicker. Because of rules changes the past two years and many considering Aguayo to be the most complete kicker to be in the draft in a while, it was no surprise that he became the first kicker since Sebastian Janikowski to forgo his senior year in college. Janikowski, who also went to Florida State, was drafted in the first round (17th overall) by Oakland in 2000.